Just a quick update about our new Stylecraft yarn packs. Buying the yarn in packs is more cost effective, making each ball just £1.75. Today is the first day of autumn, the weather is certainly feeling cooler and it has just started raining on my nearly dry washing. We have added some new yarn packs onto the site this week that have a halloween and autumnal feel to them.
This pack was inspired by the famous coffee drink, lots of warm spicy colours and muted browns.
Christmas Tree Blanket
We have decided to make the Christmas Tree blanket into a pattern, it is now available on Ali Crafts website, ravelry and Etsy. You can also purchase the printed pattern with the yarn needed to make the blanket.
I have made it to the end of the school holidays 🙂 It has gone quickly but has had its challenges. I have managed to do some crocheting. Housework has been the priority this week, we are working on a much needed garage sort out and tidy up. I am looking forward to spending some days with Ali Crafts next week to do some planning for the blogs and our next projects.
Many Many Green Squares – Crochet wise I am still crocheting the green squares, about 7 left to go but it is taking me along time. I can’t wait to start joining them together.
Flower Frenzy – I thought I would have a little change from the green squares so I decided to try and crochet some flowers using Stylecraft Candy Swirls. I am using this pattern, Flower Frenzy. I am not sure what I will make with them but I thought it would be great crocheting practice.
Merry Christmas Tree Kits – We are feeling a bit festive at Wool to your door 🙂 We have a small number of mini yarn kits to make your own Christmas cards, these include pattern, card, envelope, yarn and a button for £3.50. These would make super teacher thank you cards.
We are nearing the end of the school holidays now, 1 week to go 🙂 I currently have a husband with a broken arm, 10 year old gaming fan who is glued to his gaming chair and 7 year old who has autism so that has meant we haven’t done too much over the holidays. My husband works from home so it has been quite hard balancing everything. I think we are all ready to get back into school/work routine.
Wool to your door news – I created a new yarn pack this week that includes two of the new Stylecraft special DK colours.
This is a six ball yarn pack at £10.50 which means you are getting each ball for £1.75. The colours are;
I think the colours work really nicely together and hope to use them in my next project. This yarn pack is called Rose garden.
What am I working on? – Squares squares squares 🙂 I have a slightly crazy idea for a blanket, so far I have made 17 squares for the blanket but I need 22 more. I am really enjoying it though and managing to fit some crocheting time even with the endless requests for food from the boys. We are going through an alarming amount of crisps during the holidays!!
I am using a crocheted square pattern from the Stockton Squares blanket pattern which is currently on sale (only £1.80). Once I have finished the squares I am planning a deep border using lots of different greens.
Ali Crafts Designs SALE – There is currently a sale over at Ali Crafts designs, initially it was just for the Bank Holiday Weekend but we have decided to extend the sale until the 1st September 2017. Why not grab yourself a bargain PDF download pattern…if you prefer printed patterns we sell them here at Wool to your door.
Hope everyone has a great week. Don’t forgot to give us a follow on Instagram – the link is the right hand side bar or search for “wool to your door”.
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.
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.