Yarndale 2016

After having such a marvellous time at Yarndale last year – I was concerned that it might not live up to expectations…but I didn’t need to worry! It was so incredibly busy on the Saturday¬†I barely moved away from my little sheep pen. I met so many lovely people – a HUGE thank you to everyone who came to say hello – it’s so nice to put faces to the names of people I meet via my blog and social media x

Yarndale was a great opportunity to introduce some new kits and patterns and we recruited some more Moody knitters for the knit-along next year (find out more here). I also had some new Triangle Hat kits which sold like hot cakes and my new Bobby Scarf, Hat & Mitts patterns (kits coming later this year).

I bid a very fond farewell to the last of my Winter Animals and Shuggie & Steve Sheep kits. The yarns used in these kits are now discontinued so I won’t be making any more – but if you have the yarn, you can still download Shuggie here and the Winter Animals here.

And obviously I needed to treat myself a bit as well! I wanted some nice new accessories so I bought some lovely Merchant & Mills scissors and a pincushion from Beyond Measure. The pincushion is great because it sits inside a wooden egg, thus covering the pins so that my cats don’t eat them (Splodge would anything!). I also got some beautiful wooden buttons from Textile Garden for my Jamie cardigan which was finished just in time for the show (blog coming soon)! And some very cute knitting earrings from Max’s World.

Another ENORMOUS thank you to Steph (aka Nettynot) for helping me out again. The shows are great fun but are also hard work, so having a friend to help, bounce ideas off and hang out with in the evenings makes it so much more enjoyable! Thanks Steph x

Yarndale Countdown!

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We had a fabulous time at Yarndale last year and I can’t wait to be back again!

I know that some of you organised lovelies like to plan your budgets in advance so I thought I would let you know what you can expect to find on my cosy little stand this year. Of course budgets might go to pot as soon as you arrive at Yarndale – but it’s always good to have a plan isn’t it?!

Panda&BigBear_sqPanda and Big Bear will be coming with me and as I have limited stock of the kits – this might be your last chance to buy!

The Panda kit contains all the yarn you need to knit Panda, an oddment of yarn for the nose and mouth, two buttons for eyes and a Panda & Big Bear pattern.

The Big Bear kit contains all the yarn you need to knit Big Bear and his scarf, an oddment of yarn for his nose, mouth and eyes and a Panda & Big Bear pattern.

These kits are not available from my online shop – so please contact me if you would like to buy one to collect at Yarndale.

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I will also have some brand new Triangle Hat kits in two colourways. The Triangle Hat pattern is available to buy here and the kits will be available from my online shop soon.

The Triangle Hat is knitted in the beautiful Fine Rowan Tweed. The yarn was recently discontinued, which means I won’t be able to make more kits – so don’t miss out!

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I will of course have my latest book The Knitted Nursery Collection, along with yarn packs for Ollie or Polly Elephant, Ginger Squirrel, Ginger Blanket and the Flock Wall Hanging.

I am down to my last few copies of my first book Cute Little Knits! So if you have your eye on that, pick one up before it’s too late.

I will also be launching a new addition to my Men’s Collection next weekend, and will be bringing kits along to Yarndale – so keep your eyes peeled for that!

If you fancy a bit more ‘window shopping’ before the event – just pop along to my online shop here.

And last but not least (-drum-roll-) I will be launching my 2017 Knit-Along at Yarndale where you will be able to sign up for a starter pack! I’m really excited about sharing that with you – not long now! x