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Waltham Abbey Wool Show

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Waltham Abbey Wool Show

Have you got your tickets for the first yarn show of 2021? Unfortunately, we're still having to visit yarn shows virtually, but the organisers of WAWS have done a great job putting together this yarn show experience from the comfort of your homes! There is an amazing line-up of designers and podcasters you can meet via Zoom and vendors will be going live over at the WAWS Facebook page. You can catch me there at 3:30 pm GMT. On top of all that, you can also purchase tickets (for ONLY £2) to attend the Zoom Exhibitor Marketplace, where you can visit...

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New Year, New Yarn Storage?

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New Year, New Yarn Storage?

As I said previously, there's a lot of re-organising going on here. I now have an allocated space for packing all of your orders, storing all of the yummy, dyed and dried squishiness (no more dining table yarn-skeining sessions) and for typing and sending out these emails! Woohoo! There is actually another new space I can't wait to share with you, but it needs a little tidy up first!As for all of my yarny WIPS (Works In Progress), they are still being sorted out. I don't know about you, but I have LOADS! So now, I'm working my way through...

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A New Look and Sale Week!

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A New Look and Sale Week!

It's been a strange year, but I hope you're all enjoying some time (celebrating or not) with loved ones over the holiday period, whether it be safely in-person or virtually. I've been busy with decorating and re-organising things at home and in between, I decided to re-organise the website too! I always found it annoying that the categories wouldn't show up in the side bar. But now that I've changed things a bit, if you click on "SHOP" at the top, you'll see all the categories in the left side bar. Does that make things a little bit easier to...

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Yorkshire Yarn Fest - November

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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...

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Special Fruity Knitting Fundraiser Colourway

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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...

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