Category Archives: Etsy

Name That Sheep Competition….

That’s exactly what you have to do!! Sheknitigns is holding a competition to name her sheep.

All you have to do is visit her Blog and on the lefthand side of the page is a link, just click on it and enter, Simple!! You can give her a quirky wacky name or something simple like Shauna! Well we have Shaun the sheep so why not Shauna?! Oops I just told you all my entry…doh!

So what’s the prize? A lovely handspun yarn from her Etsy Store. You have until April 30th to submit your names to “name that sheep“, so hurry!!!! Get your thinking caps on!


Early Birthday Presents….

My birthday is coming up, something I’d rather forget but my lovely friend Christina made me something so wonderful and very useful for my knitting. Fabrics chosen by her DD, hasn’t she got an eye for colour? The stitching is so neat and professionally made and it even has an inside pocket for my mobile phone! How cool is that? It’s beautiful and it matches my small pouch she made for me earlier this year.

I know what all the fuss is about now. My first Piddleloop pouch.

Thank you so much for your time in making me this beautiful project bag. I love them all 🙂

Psssst…Ene is finished! Pictures to follow once blocking is done :)http://mickandchristinas.blogspot.com/


Something Beautiful…..

…..lovely handspun yarns from Sheknitgans aka Coley, Take a look at her beautiful spun yarns.

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Raspberry Mocha, a beautiful combination of brown and raspberry coloured merino, wonderfully spun into something so soft and divine. I could not resist.

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A lovely gift from a wonderful friend Sheknitigans – Knitted Gifts, Scarf Style and handspun yarn from her collection.

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Two “must have it” books for your collection : Knitted Gifts and Scarf Style. We’re both working on the Ene scarf from one of the books, a soul sucker project as she has named it and she’s right about that!  It’s taken the life and soul out of me, cast on 375sts……..3 times. That’s 375+375+375= Don’t tell me, I can’t add up. Third time lucky though as I finally got going lol.

More on that later.

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Motlen Lava – a mix of grey and purple with a hint of  sparkle! Lovely!

Check out her store for more yummy handspun yarns.


Just A Few More….

…..skeins of yarn dyed over the weekend and that’s me done for the week 🙂

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…..and will be in the shop as soon as I have given them each a name.

Thanks to all who have visited my store and made a purchase. Your lovely yarns will be with you soon, when Royal Mail decide to end this strike 😦

Hope you all had a great weekend 🙂


Get Ready…Small Etsy Update…

Just a small update of some dyed yarns in my store and a few of my personal favourites.

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Grapevine Laceweight Cashmere 

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Four Seasons Sockweight Merino
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Hokey Pokey Sockweight Merino

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African Dusk Laceweight Merino

See you there!!


Love Love Love Fellow-knitters…

Don’t you just love fellow-knitters? You are all just awesome I tell you…AWESOME! Not only do you all share my frustration and my tantrums with my Hemlock, which incidentally I have begun to call IT….THAT THING, but some kind knitter has come to my rescue. Am I lucky or what? THAT THING will be finished, no need to tink back a row or frog the 3hour BO. I am dancing with joy, I tell you, I’m ecstatic!

That kind kind person I would like to thank from the bottom of my heart is Debs from Florida (blogless, I’m working on her to get blogging!) What are the chances of an exact match, same colour and same batch number. She answered my pleas which I posted on the KAL a few days back. I was seriously thinking of going back one row just so I can finish it off but hey!!! IT will be finished. Clap your hands….sing for me, boogie with me, yay!!

My Hemlock…..as I now call it has been removed from its naughty corner and made a brief appearance 🙂

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OK, maybe not the best photograph as it looks more like some weird alien from outer-space or as some people have said, some creature from the sea, but its big, oh very big. In fact, I am frightened of blocking it 😦

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….and just look, need I say more? Thank you so very much Debs, you’ve made me smile again. My bottom lip had been curling over for a few days now and was about to stay that way but now curls up with happiness 🙂 Also, thanks to all who have tried to help.

Are you ready for a wee shop update? Soon my lovelies….soon.


ETSY SHOP UPDATE…..

I am offering FREE SHIPPING on all items in my ETSY shop, whether it be one item, two items or more, worldwide!! Yay!!! This offer will continue for an unlimited period… Just for you 🙂

I hope there is something there for everyone.  Some bright colours, bold colours, plain and variegated. Why not pop over and have a browse? 🙂