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!
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.
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.
Well, that is one week of the summer holidays done 🙂
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..
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Free Grape Granny Square Pattern – Ali Crafts Designs has shared a lovely free pattern for a grape granny square pattern yesterday. This is a super pattern which could be easily made into a bigger square or blanket. It would be a great project to use up scrap bits of yarn.
Blanket Progress – It has been another busy week but I have managed to do some crocheting this week. I am still working on the Higgledy Piggledy Blanket hoping to get it finished soon. Is there anything more fun than planning your next project? I am trying to not have many works in progress (WIPs) on the go at one time but as soon as new yarn comes in I want to start something new 🙂
Ready Made Crochet – We have now added some hand made crochet items which are ready to buy. Much more coming soon but you can check out what we have in stock so far here.
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Final Clearance – On Wednesday we decided to reduce some prices on certain yarns. This is the last chance to buy these yarns, once they have gone they have gone, so its a great time to grab a bargain. Final Clearance
Ross Blanket Yarn Pack The BBC’s Poldark series returned to our screens this week. Stylecraft are starting a CAL (crochet a long) in July, which is a blanket designed by Catherine Bligh and the colours chosen were based on the series. More details about the CAL can be found here. If you are interested in joining in with the CAL we have put together the yarn pack with the required colours…16 balls of Stylecraft Special DK – £28 and free UK delivery Ross Blanket Yarn Pack
Blanket Progress – Another busy week of school meetings and keeping up with housework. I have baked a banana loaf this morning and its starting to smell delicious. Fingers crossed it turns out well as I have used the wrong type of flour 🙂 My Higgledy Piggledy Blanket is slowly progressing but I am really enjoying how varied each panel is.
Caron Cake June Sale – Hope everyone has had a lovely week. The weather in the North East has been very wet which has meant my washing pile is getting out of control, its nearly as tall as me 🙂 Caron cakes are now only £9.25 during June.
Blanket Progress – I haven’t had too much time to crochet this week. One boy was off school on Monday and the other boy was off on Tuesday, made for a slightly longer half term. I have finished the c2c (corner 2 corner) panel of the Higgledy Piggledy Blanket.
Yarn Packs – Some new yarn packs have been added onto the website today.
Emily Crochet Doll Pattern – Ali has put a new pattern up on the Ali Crafts Design site. This is a PDF pattern download for Emily, she is a sitting doll with floppy legs.
Half Term It is half term this week in England so I haven’t had as much time as normal to crochet and update social media with both boys being off school. Looking forward to Mam and I having a day together next week to sort out some tasks. We are looking into some new yarns and hooks we want to sell.
Blanket progress The next section of Higgledy Piggledy Blanket I have chosen to do is the c2c panel. This section requires six colours, I am using tomato, gold, mustard, buttermilk, pistachio and sage. The great thing about this pattern is you can use any colours you want so makes a great stash buster.
I can’t believe it is now June, this year seems to be going very fast. I am really pleased with how many projects I have managed to finish this month. A new Rainbow 7 Ball Yarn Pack is now available on the website.
Blogs and social media Louise here again this week. We have decided that I will write the posts for Wool to your door and Mam will continue to work on Ali Crafts Designs blog. I tend to do most of the updates on social media for Wool to you door on Instagram and Facebook. On the left hand side bar you can now sign up for email blog updates as well.
What I am working on this week
I haven’t done too much crocheting this week but starting to make progress on my version of the Higgledy Piggledy Blanket Printed Pattern and Yarn Pack Retro Colours. Really enjoying the variety of stitches and techniques. I leant to crochet when I was very young but stopped. I took it back up about three years ago, so I am still learning and trying to improve my techniques.
New on the shop Yarn packs are very popular so we have added a few new ones this week. 6 balls of Stylecraft special yarns are £10.50 per pack.
Lower price Jeanie We have decided to lower the price of the Jeanie yarn, it is now £4.40 per ball. This yarn is available in four denim inspired colours, it is a mixture of 40% Premium Acrylic and 60% Cotton.
It has been a busy week at Wool to your door, we both have lots of projects on at the moment. I have managed to finish two blankets. These have been really relaxing to make and something I could pick up easily in between the housework, looking after the boys and husband with a broken arm 🙂
My next task was to choose a new project. I want to make a blanket which will match my living room, it is a very neutral room with lots of browns, yellow and copper colours. One cushion has lots of blues, greens and golds in so I am also adding these in to make the blanket more colourful to add more interest into the room.
I started by looking through the bag of oddments and found a few suitable colours. With this blanket I wanted to use some of the Stylecraft Special DK colours which I have never used before such as the 3 new colours, plus tomato and storm blue.
Higgledy Piggledy Blanket is made up of 6 panels, each panel using a different stitch pattern or squares which will help me learn new techniques.
Inspiration from our living room…
These are the colours I have picked and I am loving them…these are available as a yarn pack for £28
I will keep you updated with my progress, currently darning in lots of ends 🙂