Shall we have a giveaway? Wa-hey, let's have a giveaway! Start sharpening those typing fingers in order to enter, because details are coming later in this post. This is the third and final part of my triptych* of posts about the exciting Yorkshire/Stylecraft/Blogstars shenanigans. (Previous parts: the mill tour, and the first evening.) But it's very hard to produce an even mildly amusing post when absolutely nothing about the experience was catastrophically disastrous or weird. The closest I Continue Reading
Last weekend I was in West Yorkshire at the invitation of Stylecraft. The occasion was the inaugural meeting of their 'Blogstars' programme, in which a dozen of us yarny bloggers/designers get the chance to work closely with Stylecraft and hear whispers about new yarns that are on their way. (Clue: there are some very interesting and unexpected developments afoot.) They kindly asked me to take part. 'Would you like to come up to the picturesque valleys of West Yorkshire, tour our old woollen Continue Reading
To The Mill!
Evenin’. We all here? Good, good. Do have a seat… NO, NOT THAT ONE! Sorry, didn’t mean to shout, but that’s the chair the twinnage have booby-trapped. What’s that you say? Oh, um, trust me, you don’t want to know, but... you’re not scared of worms, I hope? Help yourself to some wine. You’ve brought yarn? Ha, silly question: of course you’ve brought yarn. Speaking of yarn, would you like to see round an old woollen mill? It’s just that a few of us knit/crochet bloggers* were invited to Continue Reading
Stylecraft Competition, Yorkshire, Internet Friends, And Champagne.
Oh where to even begin? I'm back from yarn-filled, sun-drenched (despite any regional stereotypes you've encountered) west Yorkshire. I have so much to show you - more, I think, than can realistically be shoe-horned into one blog post, unless you like your blog posts encyclopaedic. Obviously, to anyone who's been dabbling 'Yarnside a-lately, there's the main event, co-judging the Stylecraft / Let's Knit competition to find a luscious new shade of yarn. Here's a teaser photo, but this Continue Reading