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

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

First foray into lace

A little while ago I decided to venture into lacework and have a go at knitting something a little different.  Little did I know I was venturing into new territory which the Binty's Farm knitters had yet to explore... I managed to procure two balls (100g) Blacker Yarns Blue Faced Leicester lace-weight yarn in 'Summer Sea'.  It… Continue reading First foray into lace

Bees, Craft, Sheep

Get your hands on our goods

We've got an Etsy shop!  We've had one for a little while, but have recently re-vamped it to include some lovely new items.  We have a selection of yarn from our sheep in lovely hand-dyed colours, raw and clean fleece, hand-made cards and are hoping to add some lovely lip balms in the near future.… Continue reading Get your hands on our goods

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