To everyone mailing me re my book of knitted hot water bottle covers yes it is still available and at Amazon
Kate Davies has sold out of her kit until later of her Toadie Hottie but my book is still there.With
patterns for all sizes of bottles and to suit all adults and children too.
Plus the Sock book is still available, although Amazon only has 3 right now
I think when knitting mitts gloves and hats when you need a really defined cast on edge with full elasticity you cannot beat a tubular cast on.I will be covering this in the new Tutorial section of cast-ons for each occassion
The white is your edge which will becone undone leaving that lovely tube of knitting as your edge in pale blue.Of course you guessed these are Teesdale fibres marketed under the Chrissie Day label and they are naturally dyed.
Very excited to finally have cracked the colour block dyeing.This 100gms is dyed to represent those amazing skies and sunsets this summer when sky merged with blues,pinks,turquoises in one great melody of colour.
I do not want small stripes or mixtures but huge stripes of colour to use as my design yarn on a plain background or vice versa.I see this on charcoal grey as a huge shawl with a large design element going paler towards the face when worn.
Beautiful North Pennines wool Bluefaced. Leicester natural dyes Indigo and Weld.
Kits from ChrissieChrissie
Certain topics could not be talked of until now
Those that know me well, know that since coming to live here in the North Pennines I have become a yarn producer and my BFL yarn and Zwartbles( astunning natural chocolate colour) were used to produce a blanket for the new Prince of the Realm.
The blue faced leicester was left natural and knitted in a modular raised slip stitch design to denote the hills and valleys here in Harwood where the sheep live.
Prince Charles does an awful lot for the hill farmers here and I hope he us thrilled to see a product that comes from the fleece of their daily endeavours.
My yarn range is tiny and when it is gone II REALLY is gone.
We had our story in the local paper and a shot of the blanket,here it is,with the farmers who produce the yarn outside the village cafe who sell the yarn and with the knitting Ladies from my class who knitted it up.
Yarn for those of you who cannot get up here to buy it will be for sale online.
Kits for this cowl are for sale via me or at Farfield Mill where my studio is.