Craft, Knitting, Sheep

Did someone say yarn? 

We are very pleased to announce the release of our Ryeland DK yarn, this is available in 100g hanks (110 meters). So what is so special about this yarn?  Well... It is 100% our own Ryeland yarn It was spun in a local mill less than an hour away It is hand dyed with natural… Continue reading Did someone say yarn? 

Craft, Knitting, socks

My admission…

Sometimes you have to come clean and own up to something that you may have been trying to avoid admitting.  My admission is that I am a wool snob, and now that I have come to terms with this, I can begin to do something about it (or not). When you have your own sheep… Continue reading My admission…

Craft, Knitting, socks

The amatuer socktographer strikes again

After feeling guilty about Little P's socks, I decided to give them another go.  As I had expected, they required a full frog and re-consideration of the pattern.  After much thought (and a couple of glasses of wine), I realised that the best way forward would be to stick with what I know (and I… Continue reading The amatuer socktographer strikes again

Craft, Knitting, socks

I sock at puns

It's been a little while since I started the Riverbed Socks for Little P, and they are...paused.  I turned probably my best heel yet, went away for a week and promptly forgot where I was in the pattern.  Unfortunately I don't have the knitting prowess (read patience) to work out 100% where I am, so these… Continue reading I sock at puns

Craft, Knitting, socks

Riverbed Socks

For a few months I have had a ball of Crazy Zauberball nestled away in my stash.  I bought this after seeing the Brixton Market Shawl and fell in love with the every changing colours.  But what should I do with it?  Well, seeing as I've enjoyed making socks and I know Little P always needs… Continue reading Riverbed Socks

Craft, Knitting

The socks are done!

A while ago I started knitting some socks and vowed to finish them during Socktober.  Believe it or not, they were finished on time...and then  worn, washed and all blog posts were forgotten about!  Until now, that is. Presenting, the finished socks made from the totally awesome yarn mentioned in this post.  The self-striping aspect worked really… Continue reading The socks are done!

Craft, Knitting

Fish Hat [Dead or alive?]

Sometimes you see something and think 'I must have that'.  Well, this was a similar situation except the exact phrase was 'I must knit that'. Whilst perusing various knitting sites, I came across Knitty and started looking at their patterns. One pattern jumped out at me, because it made me laugh and is the sort of attire that wouldn't be… Continue reading Fish Hat [Dead or alive?]

Craft, Knitting

Spectacular sock yarn

I had a moment of weakness a little while ago and bought some awesome sock yarn from Wool Silk Lace.  I love the colours in this yarn, the stellina in it glitters in the navy blue like stars in the night sky, and the contrasting colours remind me of the planets.  It knits up really well,… Continue reading Spectacular sock yarn