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Yorkshire Yarn Fest - November

Virtual Yarn Shows I'm sure I'm not the only one that keeps thinking about all the plans they'd made for 2020. And now as we come to the end of lockdown in the UK, we are told of local lockdowns that are due to start straight after! As anxiety-inducing, frustrating and sad (with the loss of a loved one) a time it has been, I am grateful for the virtual connections and re-connections I've made. I hope you're managing to keep in touch with loved ones and your local community somehow.    Yorkshire Yarn Fest  So to see 2020 off we have a few virtual yarn events lined up with Yorkshire Yarn Fest tomorrow! Yes, this was going to be a...

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Special Fruity Knitting Fundraiser Colourway

Some of you might be avid watchers of the Fruity Knitting podcast and will be aware of Andrew's brain tumour diagnosis. If not, this is where they bravely announced the situation. I was deeply saddened by this news. So when Kathryn of Crafternoon Treats posted her idea of forming a Fruity Knitting Yarn community project, I knew I wanted to join in! My Fruity Knitting colourway pre-order will go live tomorrow Sunday 22nd November, 2020 at 10 am GMT. It will be available on Merino Nylon 4-ply and BFL 4-ply. £5 from the sale of each skein will be donated to the Fruity Knitting Paypal account.   

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Last day of Beyond K&S shopping weekend but ...

 ... shopping festivities continue!  Thank you so much for your orders. The support you show my little business is so, so heartwarming! I'm packing the Yarn Club orders to hopefully get those out tomorrow. Did you have a browse around the Beyond K&S Shopping Hub? I've got my cup of tea and I'm going to sit down and have a proper look now.  News from the Dye Kitchen The Merino Aran section is a tad bigger, as I've enjoyed dyeing up more of that! I've also been experimenting with a new base and so you'll now find a 4-ply/fingering weight Tencel base in the shop now! Have you worked with Tencel before? It's eco-friendly, strong and so beautiful and shiny. I...

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The Knitting & Stitching Show goes virtual!

Beyond Knitting & Stitching This time last year, I'd completely immersed myself in yarn shows! After living away from London for 15 years it was amazing to go back there, with my yarn, and exhibit at The Knitting and Stitiching Show, Alexandra Palace. As we try to make the most of the current situation we're facing, I decided to take part in Beyond K&S. You'll find lots of great vendors in the Shopping Hub (with lots of special offers too) and there are all sorts of workshops taking place. I will have some mini selections going in to the shop, made up of end of line colourways (that will be not available again) as well as other new goodies that I'll share...

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How are you doing?

Really. Are you doing ok as we head in to a second lockdown, here in the UK? It is a strange time and I continue trying to stay positive, focusing on activities to keep my mental wellbeing in good shape. Walking, knitting and journaling are a few of the things that I turn to. So as well as the WestKnits MKAL, I signed up for some test knits and hoping to share a finished object with you soon!  There is a small shop update going live today at 6pm GMT with some one of a kind colourways, some lovely 50g skein fade kits (I've already grabbed one for myself!) and some gorgeous Suri Silk Lace. I feel that I don't...

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