• Welcome to ehdknits.Here is a glimpse of debonnaire’s distinctive hand-dyed yarns,fine knitting accessories and Erica's original patterns (as well as my random comments!) . All yarns are specially chosen for quality and relative value and are extensively road tested. I also have a large stock of hand-painted needlepoint. with something to interest all. To stitch , I carry a large stock of traditional and specialty threads, including Rainbow Gallery. My mission is simply to inspire you to stitch while providing the best personal service possible. Please feel free to contact me at ehdknitsATgmailDotcom or call (0788-799-4351) to discuss any knitting or needlepoint needs. My patterns are also available through Ravelry and selected knitting yarns at debonnaire.artfire.com (click through buttons on right). Have fun with your project! Erica Downs
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Last week’s dye pot- off to Exeter Creative Stitches

Lots of sock yarns, but also some lace, especially fat lace- 600-800m/100gm:

and a couple of sparkles:

New Patterns:

 

so off to Exeter Creative Stitches, then Alexandra Palace, then Glasgow for School of Yarn!

Comp tickets to the Knitting &Stitching Show- Alexandra Palace

I have 2 free tickets up for grabs on my Ravelry group- Debonnaire Distinctive Yarns.They are only available for group members  so head on over and join if you’ve not already!

Bristol Wool Fair

After weeks of wedding prep and 4 days of wedding cleanup and of course, the amazing wedding day itself , off to

 

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Hope to see you there!

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Popup Wool this weekend

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Open House next weekend

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OPEN STUDIO

11 & 12 JULY, 11-7 pm daily

Row Lane Farmhouse, Row Lane

Dunsden, Berkshire, RG4 9PT

Please come see new yarns and patterns! If these dates do not work, feel free to stop by at your convenience, just check to make sure I am at home.

Libations and Cake will be served so any RSVP’s are appreciated although not necessary.

Hope to see you! Erica Downs

ehdknits@gmail.com/0788-799-4351

Reading train station is just 10 minutes away. Let me know if you need a lift.

Wonderful Woolfest 2014

Was especially delighted to exhibit at Woolfest this year. The weather was just fantastic as was the show. Somewhat of a challenge setting up a long and skinny stall but it worked. Seemed like tons more sheep this year and they brought back the sheep auction.

Scott and I had a nice late breakfast before  leaving( selfie here).

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But had to race back home to get back to Savannah and Theo who managed not to trash the house in our absence. Savannah I spent a bit of time at the Henley regatta and especially liked seeing a woman enjoying the sights  (sic)and sun while knitting under the bridge.

 

March- in like a lion……

March has been crazy- great shows at Glasgow and Olympia and now the pressure’s on to get Alex’s wedding organised as well as her  bar shower scheduled for  early May.
Both Glasgow and Olympia were my best shows ever at these venues. Unfortunately for next year,the organisers have scheduled these events for the same date. Hopefully they will get it sorted out so 1 changes date.

Savannah spent  some time with me in Glasgow on break from Uni in Edinburgh. I don’t think she’s knit for at least 3 years but even she was inspired. Grabbing a skein of chunky alpaca merino and with a brief  re-lesson on casting on with circular needles, she knit this great headband ( finished during the ride back to Edinburgh)

My  friend Liz from Heartfelt by Liz was there with her stunning felted wraps, brooches etc and these amazing corsages:

Somehow, I don’t think Alex will bite however unfortunately.

I spent some time talking to the lovely Yulia from Silkfelten Collection who is responsible for the fab mermaid and not the codpieces she was quick to say..

Finally thanks to my helper Vanessa who was just fantastic!

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This weekend I’m at Create Henley on Saturday and Sunday in the Town Hall- Henley on Thames . Drop by if you’re in the area!

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