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Beautiful week away in Welburn


We have just got back home from a lovely week away in Welburn, North Yorkshire.  We stayed in the most amazing cottage which had a massive garden.   The weather was really a mixed bag all week, some very hot days and some very rainy days.  So nice to have some lazy days with the family. Well, as lazy as they can be with two boys, my youngest is seven and he has severe autism but he coped extremely well with staying somewhere new.

Peaceful crochet time – I am currently working on two projects. A Christmas blanket which is nearly finished. It was supposed to be finished for last Christmas 🙂 but it has taken me a while.  The pattern had some trickier parts, like a swirly granny square.  As I was staying with Mam it was an ideal time to have her help me.

Leaf and Loaf bakery –  If you ever visit Welburn I would highly recommend Leaf and Loaf bakery. Such a lovely range of fresh bread and cakes which we visited everyday.  The date and walnut loaf was so amazing!

Leaf and loaf
Leaf and loaf

Yorkshire Lavender – We didn’t have many trips out during the week but thought we would try the Yorkshire Lavender farm.  We really enjoyed the beautiful views, a nice play area and we also had some lunch in the cafe there.

Yorksire Lavender

Tweedy Dk – Look out for new wool coming into stock this week.  Very excited to try these super new Stylecraft Tweedy yarns.  These will be available in 100 gram balls and it is a mixture of 74% Premium Acrylic and 26% Cotton.

Stylecraft Tweedy
Stylecraft Tweedy

Well, that is one week of the summer holidays done 🙂

Louise x



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Sock yarn and Stylecraft visit

Hello, I thought I would do a catch up blog as I haven’t written a post for a while.  We seem to have been very busy lately, I am trying to prepare and organise tasks before my children break up on Friday for the summer holidays.

Sock Yarn
This week we have spent a lot of time taking photographs of products.  Stylecraft Head over Heals sock wool is now available in three new colours, Ben Nevis, Snowdon and Inglebrough.  These are made from 75% Superwash wool and 25% Nylon, 100g 4 ply ball for £6.40.  More colours coming soon..

Stylecraft Head Over Heels
Stylecraft Head Over Heels

Retailer visit to Stylecraft – Ali Crafts and I were very pleased to be invited to a Stylecraft Retailer day.  We really enjoyed looking around the mill and finding out about the whole business process. It was also great to meet so many lovely people who have such an interest in crafts and yarns.  We also got the chance to meet two of the Stylecraft blog stars, Helen and Lucia and see examples of their work.

Stylecraft Mill Stylecraft Mill Stylecraft Mill

Higgledy Piggledy is finished – I was very pleased to complete my Higgledy Piggledy blanket this week the border took a lot longer than I expected. I was concerned the panels would not fit together well but the loopy border worked really well and brought the whole blanket together perfectly.

Finished blanket

So, time to start a new project.  I have decided to make this pattern Kevin blanket but using paler colours.  I am enjoying the pattern so far.

Have a good week,

Louise x

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Candy Swirls have arrived!

Yarn cakes seem be everywhere at the moment and are very popular with both knitters and crocheters.  This week we were very excited when the brand new Stylecraft Special DK Candy Swirls arrived.  These 150g cakes are available in eight different colours and we are also stocking a number of Candy Swirl patterns to help you decide what to make with them. £6.80 per cake.

Sugar plum
Strawberry Taffy

We also currently stock Caron Cakes in ten fabulous colour ways and currently on sale at £7.30 per cake…

The blankets below were made using Caron Cake yarn…

Blanket Progress
The weather has been much cooler this week and it seems to have rained for days.  I have managed to make some progress on my Higgledy Piggledy Blanket, just one more panel to go then joining and the border.

Have a lovely week,