Yarn and colour or Chrissie Day with Yarn Garden.


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!!


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.


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



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.

Christmas Knits ,Socks and Hot Waterbottle Covers

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



Tubular Cast On

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.


Excited with my wool


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.

For now it is sitting in isolated splendour on my work table todays little ray of sunshine in a very wintery white cold world.



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