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Spooky Autumnal Yarn Packs

Hello,

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.

Toffee Apple yarn pack

Toffee Apple Yarn Pack
Toffee Apple Yarn Pack

This pack is a lovely mixture of soft colours.  This pack contains 4 x 100gram balls of Stylecraft Special DK for £7.50.

Halloween Bright

Halloween Bright
Halloween Bright

This pack contain classic Halloween colours which could be used to knit or crochet pumpkins, ghosts or witches.  6 Ball Yarn Pack for £10.50.

Spooky Yarn Pack

Spooky Yarn Pack
Spooky Yarn Pack

Pumpkin Spiced Latte

Pumpkin Spiced Latte
Pumpkin Spiced Latte

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.

Christmas Tree Yarn Pack and Printed pattern

Christmas Tree Blanket
Christmas Tree Blanket

Christmas Tree Yarn Pack (No pattern)

Christmas Tree Blanket
Christmas Tree Blanket

Current project

Before starting another big project I am determined to finish this blanket.  It seems to be taking me a long time but I am enjoying making it and happy with the colours.

Kevin blanket in pastels
Kevin blanket in pastels

Hope everyone has a lovely weekend,

Louise and Ali x

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Back to school….

Hello,

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
Flower Frenzy

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 KitsWe 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.

Christmas card
Christmas card

Hope everyone has a great weekend,

Louise x

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Yarn pack and Squares

Hello,

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;

  • Parchment
  • Buttermilk
  • Pistachio
  • Lincoln
  • Cypress
  • Blush

I think the colours work really nicely together and hope to use them in my next project. This yarn pack is called Rose garden.

Rose Garden Yarn Pack
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Rose Garden Yarn Pack

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!!

Stockton Squares in Pinks and Purples
Stockton Squares in Pinks and Purples

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.

Squares Squares Squares
Squares Squares Squares

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.

Louise's Blanket
Louise’s Blanket

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”.

Bye,

Louise x

 

 

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Tweedy

Hello,

Hope everyone is having a lovely week.  We have had a quiet week, the weather hasn’t been great so we haven’t managed to get the boys out anywhere.

Tweedy has arrived
Stylecraft Tweedy is now available in four colours, Heather, Moss, Bracken and Thistle.  £4.70 per ball, 100g DK  74% Premium Acrylic/26% Cotton.

Tweedy

I managed to complete my latest blanket (pictures coming next week) so I have chosen to make Ali Crafts Spider shawl using Tweedy in the colour Heather.

Progress so far…

Spider shawl in Tweedy

Spider shawl in Tweedy


Stylecraft Special Aran
Four new colours of Stylecraft Special Aran have also arrived this week, Cream, Aspen, Meadow and Spice.  £1.75 per 100 gram ball.

Just a quick little update today, I have spent a long time today updating the website but then decided I didn’t like it so reverted back to the old one 🙂

Two weeks of the school holidays are done now, only 4 to go. Nearly half way through, I am trying to be positive but there has been a few challenging moments this week.

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,

Louise

x

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Poldark, final clearance and not enough time in the day

Hello,

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

Final Clearance
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

Ross Yarn Blanket
Ross Yarn Blanket

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.

Update – Banana loaf turned out really nice.

Have a great weekend,

Louise x

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Weekly round up – Caron Cake SALE

Hello,

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.

Caron Cakes
Caron Cakes

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.

Emily
Emily

Happy Crocheting,

Louise x

 

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Half term and c2c

Hello,

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.

C2C
C2C
C2C
C2C
C2C
C2C
C2C
C2C

Yarn packs
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.

Well, time to get back to weaving some ends in 🙂

Happy crocheting,
Louise x

 

 

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Blanket progress and yarn packs

Hello,

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.

Free Stash Buster Pattern
Mam has designed a super stash buster pattern over on her blog this week, https://alicraftsdesigns.co.uk/washing-weather-and-wips/. A great pattern to use up all those left over bits of yarn.

Hope everyone has a lovely weekend,

Louise x