Wednesday, 23 April 2014

INSTAWednesday: Happenings at Sara's Texture Crafts

 
I have had a productive Easter Bank Holiday... and I'm kinda glad about that, as it will free up the needles for some new projects.
 
These can be found on my Ravelry Page and photos from my Instagram Stream.
 
I will write up full blog posts over the coming month, so keep an eye out for them!

Have a wonderful day... Sara x

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Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Stock I will be Takeing to Wonderwool Wales 2014.

You can find me on stand u5, past the canteen area.
As you can see in the picture I have ben working for quiet some time on hand dyed tops and yarns, but there will be much more than that. Here's a quick list to help;
  • Hand dyed tops
  • Hand dyed blended tops, including some delicious luxury versions
  • Hand dyed yarns from lace through to chunky
  • Hand carded Batts
  • Hand dyed fleece
  • Straight from the farm tops
  • Merino tops and blends
  • Exclusive blends
  • Spinning, felting and Fibre Kits
  • A small selection of accessories
  • Knitting patterns
So I'm hoping everyone is in the mood for a splash of colour... I don't like to do things by half!

Have a wonderful day... Sara x

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WIP finished & Recommendation: Tourmaline Gilet court d'été.

 
If you watched the last podcast you will have seen me talk about this and how I adored knitting up this pattern; Gilet court d'été by Marie Adeline Boyer.
 

Well it's true I really did enjoy this. It was easy enough for TV knitting, which suits me right now and the variation in my own hand dyed yarn gave me just enough interest.
 
I can see this working in hand spun as well as naturals... in fact I'm going to make one for my mother's birthday out of some Hayward yarn I bought from John Arbon Textiles.

Colour Nettle.
I think I could also recommend this to a beginner sweater knitter, or a knitter wishing to learn to use circular needles for the first time. The pattern really is easy enough to follow and could certainly be adapted to have sleeves. The other great thing about knitting top down, means that you can bespoke fit your garment as you knit, which is a boon.
 
What is your favourite sweater pattern to knit, which one would you recommend to beginners?

Have a wonderful day... Sara x

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Monday, 21 April 2014

Innocent Hats for the Big Knit... a Thank you.


Do you remember back in October the hats for the Innocent Big Knit charity drive? Well look what arrived earlier this month... a lovely thank you card.

I'm saving my scraps for this year... I'd like to start a bit earlier if I get chance. Would you like to knit along with me? Here's the website with details... http://thebigknit.co.uk/ and there are patterns on ravelry too.

Have a wonderful day... Sara x

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Sunday, 20 April 2014

WIP Finished: Purple Haze Socks.


US 1½ - 2.5 mm
Garnstudio DROPS Fabel in 330. Tipped with Viola superwash sock yarn by www.sarastexturecrafts.com

I enjoyed making these for the most part... of course minus the shortage in yarn issue I had. I think in the end I was lucky enough to have a spare skein of my own sock yarn that complimented the Fabel yarn that I couldn't find a new skein for. It made up for my frustrations and made me want to cast on a pair for me!

These have been gifted to my mother, who I think has enjoyed wearing them already.

What are you working on?

Have a wonderful day... Sara x

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