Thursday, 25 February 2016

And so it begins ..

Our show season kicked off last weekend at the Unravel show in Farnham Maltings.

Thank you so much to the many people who stopped by and had a chat, it always makes these shows special to able to talk to so many great people.

We had a couple of shiny new things launching at the show: a new pattern for the thin Pirkkalanka, written especially for us by Rita Taylor. The Lancet Window Lace Cardigan is a lovely, open lace cardigan, perfect as a little spring cover-up.  I think it would look fantastic in any of the Pirkkalanka colours, from the soft, frosty ones like Frosted Lime or Blush, to more vibrant Raspberry or Grass.

Estelle also finished her Siri cardigan just in time for Unravel, even running off to Textile Garden for buttons as soon as we arrived. This one is worked with our Filcolana pure Gotland Wool which makes for a wonderful lightweight but warm garment. The Siri pattern is very clever - the yoke has a slightly challenging stitch in it, but once you get used to it, it makes for a beautiful texture!


As always, the Linus kits proved incredibly popular, with some even coming back for their third or fourth version! We saw some great new ideas for the Linus on the Line shawl, including these bold pink and black options, and use of the new solid Cerise colour way. Amanda and Emma sent us this picture of them casting on as soon as they got home from the show!

For those of you waiting for the kits to come back in stock, rest assured that they are being shipped from Sweden as we speak, so keep an eye on Facebook and Instagram for updates.

On the Needles

- I am still working to finish the last autumn jumper that Estelle challenged me to complete for the Edinburgh Yarn Festival.
- Simply because the jumper was a bit big to be able to attach to my belt and wander around with, I cast on another Linus in the beautifully bright Lapland and solid White colours.

- Is locked away in the Top Secret Midwinter Yarns experimental knitting department (Otherwise known as the sofa in front of the T.V. ) coming up with something special for the Edinburgh Yarn Festival looming ever closer.

I love being being completely over dramatic about that :D

Friday, 12 February 2016

Apologies for the interruption!

It has been brought to my attention that this blog has been badly neglected since before Christmas!
I can assure you that we are as busy and bursting with ideas as ever - starting with preparations for Unravel in Farnham next weekend. 

We hope to see you there, and promise we'll be back with a proper blog post soon!