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More Hand Dyed Yarns, Notions and Project Bags

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More Hand Dyed Yarns, Notions and Project Bags

Hello lovelies! I hope that you are enjoying the Bank Holiday weekend. We've been enjoying a sunshine and showers kind of day. We've managed to have lunch outdoors and spend a bit of time in the garden which is looking lovely at the moment. I do love this time of year. The garden seems to change on a daily basis. At the back end of last week my rambling rose had loads of tightly closed flowers, and now look! They are starting to blossom and looking incredible! I've been working hard at adding some new products to my shop. I...

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April Reflections & Yarn Shop Update

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April Reflections & Yarn Shop Update

On my needles, I am knitting a sweet little lacy baby dress using a skein of Miss Potters Paintbox. I think the colours are very springlike and I am loving working with this yarn. Don't you just love the sweet little forget-me-not flowers? I think they compliment the yarn quite nicely.

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August Knits and Show Days

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August Knits and Show Days

Its late August and my thoughts are turning to cooler, cozier autumn days. I've cast on two projects that I'm sure will keep me warm in the early days of autumn.

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Under An English Sky Yarns Is Off to Buxton!

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Under An English Sky Yarns Is Off to Buxton!

It's too exciting! I have my very first yarn show! I had put my name down on the waiting list for the Buxton Wool Gathering that was supposed to have taken place in March but due to some very snowy weather they had postpone it. I really did not think that I would get a spot at all because I've never done a show before and they already had most of their vendors set. But as it turns out, some vendors could not make the new dates and with just 4 weeks notice I was informed that I had a...

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Yarn Stories - Swallows and Amazons

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Yarn Stories - Swallows and Amazons

As you know my yarn is inspired by the English countryside, literature, art, customs and traditions. Each of my colourways is inspired by something very specific so I thought that it would be nice to do a little series telling you the story behind each of my yarns. I count myself so incredibly lucky to be living in Britain. I was born in a British African colony, so my formative years were largely British but with sunshine. We left once the country gained independence and moved to South Africa which always felt strange to me.  When we finally immigrated to...

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