Posted on February 24, 2012 by ehdknits
Thought I was in heaven thursday when about 30 skeins Blue Heron Rayon Metallic showed up (had an emergency shipment as I almost completely sold out in Paris):
Then yesterday, huge box of embellished silks finally arrived:
New Silk Lace:
Colours are not done justice with my camera-
Off with all to Unravel to set up today. Held this weekend at Farnham Maltings, Surrey, the show features about 65 fantastic purveyors of yarn wonderfulness. Check it out:
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Posted on April 15, 2011 by ehdknits
I asked Scott to get a shot of the signpost for Wonderwool in Welsh and got this:
don’t know what it says and you probably can’t see it anyway. ( I was driving..)
Sheep and lambs everywhere- the weather was perfect all weekend .It just could not not have been better.
My stand was huge :
Longdraw James (Ravelry ID) sat across from me spinning most of the 2 day show – talented young man (he’s a musician as well and seriously understands the ins and outs of yarn):
I can’t recommend this experience highly enough for all the fibre obsessed. This part of Wales is just beautiful and the show needs a full 2 days to get through thoroughly. Accommodation can be tricky- needless to say I left booking to the last moment. We were fortunate to find a room at the newly opened ( we were the first guests) Roasted Ox Inn. Had thought it was in Builth Wells as advertised only to find it was a mere 8 miles away which translated into a good half hour drive through the mountains. Seriously worth the drive however as the locale was stunning , the food good and I got to see zillions of sheep and lambs every morning. Say hello to Tony if you’re in the neighborhood.
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Posted on January 17, 2011 by ehdknits
Cardiff cardigan knit
This giant cardi (5mx2.5 m) was created by 200 knitters to commemorate Cardiff’s 900th anniversary and unveiled last week.
Cable stitch was used throughout and “many threads twisted together become strong representing our community”. It was created by both beginner and experienced knitters working together every Sunday since March 2010.
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Posted on November 1, 2010 by ehdknits
About 60 kilos of yarn have hit the house in the past 1o days, mainly from South America but some from Europe as well. Here are the new colours:
I forgot to photo the new sport weight before it was packed up for this week’s show in Birmingham.
Life is not just yarn however ( although this Fall I would have to say it’s 98%), managed to cash in a voucher for a day’s course at the Raymond Blanc cooking school in Oxfordshire last weekend. 8 straight hours of cooking , observing and eating- heaven and I got a framed certificate ( although I was more impressed by the freebie knife).
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Posted on August 16, 2010 by ehdknits
When I’m not attempting to improve my golf game, this is where I hang out and knit most days- enough said.
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Posted on August 16, 2010 by ehdknits
My friend Renee who is the chicest person I know(sorry Annabel) goes straight for the dramatic in the store we visited. She has me knitting this:
Online linea Solo ruffle yarn . This is seriously easy, fast and fun. She loves orange.
She also asked me to knit her a long scarf with fringe in Ironstone’s Starlight- a hand dyed blend of mohair with some thin rayon ruffled strands. You may notice in big letters the Spun in England- I’m presuming that Ironstone plyed this up themselves. Where’d they get the base yarn from?
I have been calling this genre of yarns novelty- but they go beyond the typical novelty we see in England – a scratchy crude acrylic eyelash, ribbon or ladder. I was in the local yarn shop for the south shore recently – Ribbonesque . The store was a riot of yarn concoctions, more often than not hand dyed and a mixture of natural and synthetic fibres.. Think loads of tilli thomas, Prism, Blue Heron , Great Adirondack etc concoctions stuffed everywhere.So-called standard yarns were present but not prevalent. Also interesting, sock yarn was downplayed (which I also noticed in New York).
These non-traditional yarns spur my imagination , but if you can see the price tag,more often than not, they are some what pricey. $30 (~£20) a skein for 140 yds of the Ironstone. To do the kind of scarf she wants , I need 3 skeins- not so sure this will play in the UK…..
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Posted on August 11, 2010 by ehdknits
Posted on June 29, 2009 by ehdknits
What a wonderful show- best sheep ever and stunning area. here’s my stall looking crammed to the rafters as usual- somehow missed snapping the Herdy sheep which were Scott’s favorites. This is definitely worth the trip from London for the fibre obsessed- I wanted to buy everything….. and just about did.
It has been a very frantic last six weeks- another trip to the States for Alex’s graduation and celebrations and my 35th high school reunion (.. gasp..) , a move out of our house in Suffolk ( which entails trying to fit another large lot of furniture into our already crammed London house). And showing at the Wimbledon village fair which was fantastic. As a result of the move, I have been forced to move a good deal of my stock into temporary storage until I get this house sorted out and have thus delayed plans for a summer open house and sale. However, I managed to keep quite abit of yarn here and I can get to anything easily. Also, have managed to sort out credit card facilities, so if you do need anything, just call and I can send it out. Please feel free to drop by as well!
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Posted on May 3, 2009 by ehdknits
managed to knit and needlepoint on the beach in florida this year- note flamingo on bag. black yarn is a mink ( brushed from animals not pelts) and cashmere blend which is amazing. it turned into this hat.
Also did cute child’s sweater using the german self-striping yarn( schoeller &stahl). the pattern looks vaguely missoni-ish with a slight chevron. very easy and inexpensive to make. Also, saw sharks in the water (right after I’d gotten out..), ate too much and shopped too much, love Florida….
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Posted on March 12, 2009 by ehdknits
The latest drama in our family – annabel received a letter from her flat’s mgmt company the other day informing that the building’s water supply contains dangerous letter of the 2/14 legionella bacteria- needless to say she and her 2 roommates were immediately evacuated to chez us (their families live in Geneva) while we figure out where they are going to live next. ( because they are not going back and oh, by the way this is a very respectable building in kensington/hammersmith border). The good news is that this vastly increases my model pool and I’ve managed to get some new items photographed at last. The bad news is that annabel is at the age of 20 well on her way to eclipsing my record of weird, outrageous life dramas.
Sophie photos particularly well and we’ll catch Jen yet-
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