Calling all those who signed up for the Christmas Yarn Box - it's time for the big reveal!
Introducing 'Silent Night', a hand dyed 100% British Bluefaced Leicester high twist 4 ply sock yarn. There are two skeins in each box.
Included in the box is a shortbread scented candle, Christmas tea, chocolate, a gingerbread man stitch marker and a reindeer bath truffle.
Boxes are already on their way. Happy knitting!
Yesterday I had the day off work (had to use up my annual leave for the year) so I made myself this scarf! I was surprised that I finished it in one day, but pleasantly so.
As its now the festive period, there's 50% off everything on my Etsy shop - edit: link https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/cedigcraft
Sign ups for our December 2023 Paddington Sock Box are now open!
The December Paddington Sock Box will be inspired by 'Paddington Here And Now', the 12th book in the series, which was originally published in 2008.
Sign ups for the January 2024 Yan Tan Tehtera Yarn Club are now open!
We will be taking our inspiration from the image, 'Towards Thurstonland', by @shutterspot
The picture was taken at Holmfirth, West Yorkshire.
Sign ups are now open for the January 2024 Yan Tan Tourer Yarn Club!
We will be taking our inspiration from the image, 'Ghosts On The Millennium Bridge', by @shutterspot
Calling all those who signed up for the December Yan Tan Tourer Yarn Club - it's time for the big reveal!
Introducing 'Tower Bridge Light Trails', a 100g hand dyed skein of 100% British Bluefaced Leicester 4 ply high twist sock yarn based on the image of the same name by @shutterspot
Yarn parcels are already on their way. Happy knitting!
Calling all those who signed up for the December Yan Tan Tethera Yarn Club - it's time for the big reveal!
Introducing 'Fairground Attraction' based on the image of the same name by @shutterspot
The yarn is a 100g hand dyed 100% British Bluefaced Leicester 4 ply high twist sock yarn.
Included in the box is a copy of the inspiration picture and a copy of 'Seasons' sock pattern book by Winwick Mum.
Boxes are already on their way. Happy knitting!
Calling all those who signed up for the Baa Baa Brighouse Wheel of the Year Yule/Winter Solstice Yarn Box - it's time for the big reveal!
Introducing 'Yule 2023', a 100g skein of hand dyed British Bluefaced Leicester 4 ply yarn. There are two skeins in each box.
Included in the box is a Wendy Andrews card, a tree of life stitch marker, winter solstice tea, a winter garland candle and a snowman bath truffle.
Boxes are already on their way. Happy knitting!
Made some coasters and some more cloths. The face cloths/ dishcloths are on my UK based Ebay (I did try to start an etsy but it somehow didn't work out).
The cloths are made from 100% organic cotton yarn and the coasters are recycled cotton and recycled synthetic fibre.
Check out my Ebay >>>
The smallest #scraps of leftover #yarn in your #stash can be used to make #wristwarmers. These are #crocheted but could just as easily be #knitted. When it's cold they make a difference & help #warmhands, especially when #typing, #painting or #drawing. No #pattern just make them up as you go along. If your skills leave as much to be desired as mine do, use varying #textured #wools. #crafts #knit #winter #warmth #stitches #knitandnatter #coldhands #keyboard #Spinning #weaving #sewing
Link to pattern: https://mite-cafe.com/p/diagram/crochetedBearPanda
Look at him being all rational! 😂 😳 I’m delighted to say that this colourway has triggered at least one man so far, who didn’t realise it is called after something another man said to me online, ‘Men Are Rational.’ 😂 Basically, some guys can trigger themselves with their own “arguments” if yarn naming is used as a mirror device!
I would like to showcase one creation a day until maybe the 15th December (a half Advent calendar in a way), the ones I am most proud of😉 ...
Starting today with this hand dyed yarn colourway I called #Valromey in hommage to my valley in France.
Brought a bunch of yarn today. Got some organic cotton yarn as well as some 100% recycled yarn.
I am looking to focus on making, scarves, dishcloths, coasters and pouches.
Here are some pouches I did ages ago. I made to carry dice and change. Totally want to market them as dice pouches.
Crocheted some simple drinks coasters, just need to tuck the ends in to finish them off.
The yarn is a mixture of recycled cotton and recycled synthetic fibres and is 100% recycled. The yarn is slightly thicker than what I normally use for stuff so is pretty ideal for coasters.
Kinda basic I know, but they'll work good. May make different coloured sets of 4 to sell.
I always think stuff will look bendy but these are pretty flat 👌
Finished! Socks for Dad for Xmas, that's all the Xmas gifts finished for this year (except for hubs' because he's not sure what he wants)
Now I'm on to a possibly long-term project - I have a lot of sock yarns which I'd like to use up, and I'd like more jumpers. I have made a start on one using 2 strands of sock yarn together.
I've been allowing my brain a step back from most social media lately, and it's been real nice. The only one I truly miss is Mastodon. 😄 Y'all are rad. ❤️
Things I've been up to:
🔹Closing out the garden for the year, canning 10 jars of tomatoes and 16 jars of carrots 🍅🍅🥕🥕🥕🥕
🔹Having fires in my new fireplace basically every day 🔥
🔹Playing Godtear with the minis I painted
🔹Starting a new sweater for my partner
🔹Easing back into Purls of Magic #gamedev after a post-jam break
🔹Celebrating my amazing partner's birthday ✨
Made some scarves. I intended to make them all the same length, however I was running out of the right colours and someone gave me the idea of just attaching a toggle. I think I made them into a thing called a 'shrug' or 'shoulder rug.'
I was intending for everything I made to be from organic or recycled yarns, but I buy way too much from secondhand stores.
PS: I wanted to buy from my local shop yesterday to support that small business, but since we're in the middle of a big shopping weekend, I also want to boost my very favorite yarn maker online, Lola at Third Vault Yarns , whose yarns are AMAZING - so beautiful, geeky & unique! https://www.thirdvaultyarns.com/ourshop/
Hi folks. You might already know that I love The Yarnery in St. Paul. They’re my favorite #LYS because they have beautiful yarn and helpful staff. They also generously support the BIPOC queer community. Today and tomorrow online, they are giving away double rewards for all purchases, and their points are already very generous. If you’re local and go to the shop there are giveaways too. The owners, Scott and Shelly, are awesome. Yarnery.com
I started #crocheting a blanket ages ago and have just finished it. It is so hard to make square :cwy: My idea was to make it really big and into a throw but I had enough so I'm gonna -try- sell it as a baby blanket.
No I do not know why past self made it these colours. Not sure whether to call it unique or somethin' else 😅
Colour/style: TV colour distortion glitch.
My ebay for where I gonna put my stuff. https://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/salthandycrafts
Next up in my #knitting journey:
Attempting toe up socks. I have never knitted socks prior, don't know if that is an advantage or not.
Yarn is acrylic and basically just for testing out the concept.
I have started and restarted the toebox a few times before getting a version where my tension is ok and it looks rather good at the edge.
Doing it using the magic loop on circular knitting needles
This week I'm celebrating nine years of running https://www.bluebellyarns.co.uk/!
I've got a sale on all #yarn and you get a free gift with every order!
My wool is sourced from the UK, with a little from the Falkland Islands. It's not superwash treated, doesn't contain any synthetic fibres, and I dye it all myself.
Pictured are "Crayon Crumble" on 40% BFL, 40% Shetland, 20% Alpaca 4ply/fingering and "Pick 'n' Mix" on BFL & Masham blend 4ply/fingering.
At Stitch Fest I was opposite a silver #jewellery maker who turned out to be a sci-fi fan. She had #StarTrek #StarWars and #DoctorWho jewellery, and after I asked if she had anything #Stargate, she's going to try to make one (she has a simple piece inspired by it, but she's going to try to add chevrons). She's a massive fan but hasn't had many requests for it lately!
#node version: 20.9.0 & #npm is 10.1.0. Tried installing #svelte with npm for comparison & got a similar error, so it's a local issue? When using "npm install" to install #11ty it works with no issues.
Could anyone point me to a direction how to fix this? I'm not very familiar with debugging these kind of things...
Exactly a year after learning to crochet, my first major freeform piece - a Halloween jumper! Freeform has no pattern, fabric is made up of small random or figurative 'scrumbles' and joining them together. About £90 of yarn in it - wool, premium acrylic/cotton, recycled sari silk, chenille, felt bobbles and beads. I'm fascinated by eyes. My OH says it's 'the product of a disturbed mind'.
I was so busy yesterday I didn't even have time to check in on here!
On the plus side, I've begun packing the #yarn Advent calendars and hope to get some of them posted tomorrow, with the rest following early next week.
I enjoy making them, but they're a lot of work and take over my house for a while. I'll be glad to see them gone!
@Ruth_Mottram a nice rabbit hole for a rainy day! Seems skein is interchangeable in different places for a loose oval ball of wool and a twisted hank. The hank is definitely more goose like. Hazel Stainer, designer and writer, has an interesting summary focused on the #wool ball itself. Gives rise to further questions for me that might illuminate the etymology further...
When the weather is cold, goats spin yarn from their own hair that has grown long in the mountain hut. 🐐
They then use the scraps of yarn
to make art from their memories and decorate their hut.🧵🖼
Have fun and be safe today.👐
New City, new yarn store.
We were in #Utrecht yesterday and there I visited the beautiful store "sticks & cups".
Great surprise - they have a small selection of #Wollmeise.
Seems like a lot of sock yarn I bought but all are already spoken for. The 3 on the left will be thank you socks for some people who have helped greatly in the last weeks when some family members had health problems. The orange one is again a gift and the other 2 are for daughter and partner.
“Imaginary Frog”, so called because I don’t know if any real frogs come in this colourway but they totally should! It’s designed to pair perfectly with “Sour Apple Candy” and is a fun departure from my usual palette.
Don’t worry, I know “you should stick to flowers, love” (as a non-customer once put it) if I want to actually sell yarn but please allow me a little artistic indulgence occasionally.
Taking off some of the stress I feel about vacation ending by doing LYS shopping.
DAYS SINCE LAST YARN PURCHASE: 0
(well it had only reached like 3 or something before today)
Spincycle and La Bien Aimee for a brioche hat, and a couple of DellaQ makers bags and a project bag
I found a gorgeous store called #Ribbles. It's stuffed to the brim with wonderful yarns. I loved walking through it, finding new to me brands and yarns. Thinking about what could be done with them.
I ended not buying much, because I already have a basement full of yarn and fiber.
Top left is my "souvenir" skein, the socks made will remind me a long time off this vacation. Top right is a gift for a very dear person.
Final "project" for the #FallFinishAlong
The ball on the left was a mostly finished sock. But I ran out of yarn well before the toe and couldn't find a third ball of the (already discounted) colorway.
It's been collecting dust for a few months and the along has given me the necessary kick in the back to unravel it.
I'll let it sit for a bit so it unkinks and then I'll search for a new idea.
This is actually a pretty awesome (but lengthy) post about Bun and why you probably shouldn't jump on the train already.
Bun hype. How we learned nothing from Yarn