Not the best of photos perhaps, but this in an Oyster Catcher which has parked itself behind the shop and is now sitting on eggs.We will keep you posted on progress – it’s not the safest of places but then Oyster Catchers seem to like living dangerously!
Archive for May, 2009
The Woolshed is pleased to announce the arrival of our “Featured Yarn” slot . The aim is to highlight a particular yarn which we feel has that something extra.
We may select the yarn for several reasons such as seasonality, innovative colours or construction method, an interesting background to the manufacturer, extra special pattern support, or simply because we love it! We will give detailed information about the yarn with suggestions on how to make the most of its features. We will also offer a 10% discount for the month it is featured so that you can give it a try without troubling your conscience!
The yarn we have selected for June is a natural n0n-animal fibre from a yarn company with an interesting ethos. Anyone care to make a guess?
Just when I thought it was safe to bring out the rowan 4-ply cotton cardi ( azalea from Rowan mag.44) I ‘ve been longing to wear, winter returns! Thankfully, Kid Classic is one of my all time favourite yarns – so warm and cosy to wear. I knitted it up into Splendour from Kim Hargreaves Amber book (aren’t those books fabulously inspiring) and it is turning into one of my most reached for pieces, pairing with just about anything.
Still, I am assured by the BBC weather man that we are to have a summer this year!! So decisions are to be made….. difficult for me since we are surrounded at The Wool Shed with a fantastic selection of yarns to choose from and a huge selection of patterns. I need something with cotton but with enough solidity to see me through some chilly spells as I’ll be sailing around the Hebrides this summer. Since we have Calmer in claret – a lovely rich shade- it seems one decision has just been made! Check back for pics. of the finished article.
Also on my to-do list is Trillium from Rowan 45 and knitted in Fine Milk Cotton. It’s a really sweet top designed by Erica Knight and reminds me of some vintage styles from the 40′s. Ideal for warmer weather too.
There, decisions made…..for this week at least!