New Items

Many new designs in the fabulous Harwood yarn from Chrissie Day

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Another mesh shawl kit available.
Dots and Lines

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Fabulous 2 colour slip stitch work ,short deep cowl with buttoned ribbed fastening or long wrap twice cowl.
Linen Stitch Cowl knit with Harwood BFL handdyed by myself to give colour contrast.

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All these designs carry the’Made in the Yorkshire Dales ‘ label and will be available as kits on the. Madeinthedales.co.uk site.

MadeintheDales

A new branding for a new product,the knitting kits designed by me using all the wools designed and processed from my local wool from my local sheep here in the Upper Dale

They are all good from the Zwartbles worsted spun that I started with through to the BFL /Shetland mix (secret recipe blend) which is just beautiful to work and wear.Next we have a true pedigree yarn in our pure cream BFL worsted spun and the new kid on the block is the rare breed Teeswater a true long standing pedigree herd from Teesdale spun to a lovely shawl weight worsted spun and now being dyed by George and Louise.

If you cannot catch us at show near you or at my studio in Sedbergh at Farfield Mill you can now order online HERE

 

Saying Goodbye

Maybe it is a time in your life when you seem to be saying that long Goodbye so many times.
Today another Goodbye as I learnt another old friend who lived a wonderful life had left us.

I did feel sad but also glad I had known him for over a quarter of a century.Kendrick was a huge inspiration to my son and to many other young musicians.

I tend to plant trees when I am happy but also when I am sad so another tree will go in this week,a Norwegian Maple which eventually will soar high in these hills.

These words suit
I gave a share of my soul to the world, when and where my course is run.
I know that another shall finish the task I surely must leave undone.
I know that no flower, nor flint was in vain on the path I trod.
As one looks on a face through a window, through life I have looked on God,
Because I have loved life, I shall have no sorrow to die.

Amelia Burr, American poet (1878 – 1968)

Yarn and colour or Chrissie Day with Yarn Garden.

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I cannot help it it us a hoooo yah moment holding skeins of yarn from sheep I know.it is an even bigger thrill to now be working with expert dyer George from TheYarnGarden to thrill you brilliant knitters who love my Pedigree Blue Faced Leicester Yarn, worsted spun and feels heaven to the touch.
New kit designs, new colours,all exciting coming your way to a show near you.
On another note how do we describe colour to you so you can sense our excitement!!

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Do I say ‘ Got the blues’ ‘ Blue Moons’
Words cannot do these justice.
To carry on teasing you look at these, is it Spring Primroses and Daffodils or is it Autumn Fruits and Marmalade and Toast by the log fire.

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New Baby New Book

I have been a bit quiet on the blogging world these last  few weeks as my mind has been full of Babies.My own 1st grandadughter

and knitting for Babies.

Well Abigail is here now 7lbs plus of beautiful baby and the last 2 items for my new book are done.

The book Knitted Modern Classics For New Arrivals using Rowan Yarns and will be for sale where you buy your Rowan Wool.

It has been challenging suiting more than just myself with the designs and colours.

Hopefully the book  will be out in time for all the Knitting Shows and I shall be at Harrogate for sure.

 

Teaching wise they are listed above but new classes are starting up on special techniques.I am in Fano again this year the link is here to the best knitting festival ever.

Fano Knitting Festival Denmark

 

Travel

These guys
are coming over in the Fall2014 to felt with me and I look forward to welcoming all the tour participants when they reach my neck of the woods in the stunning North of England.
Sounds fabulous and wish I was doing the whole trip myself.
When they meet up with me at Farfield Mill we will felt up frenzy and make wonderful tubular framed carpet bags complete with leather handles and all the trimmings.Enjoy a wonderful lunch and thoroughly Northern afternoon tea with homemade cake.Sounds like a plan, sign up quick Ladies there are only 10 places on this exclusive trip.

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