Take Two – Tra la laaa! The season begins!!

December 02, 2016

Some of you may have seen a premature version of this post go out the other day as I was getting it ready and posted instead of saving. Duh. Sorry. New bits added below. xx



It seems that the year has just flown by! I think most of us are starting to search for the perfect holiday gifts for loved ones and I’ve got some great suggestions for you to help take some of that stress of your shoulders.  

First off is one last new hue for 2016 in Islington DK – British Bluefaced Leicester / silk. This one is another yellow as I am finally giving in to my love of the hue dyeing-wise! Introducing Ochre, a slightly desaturated gold that will make for perfect neutral garments and accessories with a little bit of bling.

This hue is a great foil for the brights. You can see how well it works to anchor the saturation of the bright skeins below. Striping with two or all of these hues would be fantastic!

from left: Padparadscha, Persimmon, Ochre, Purple Reign

There is also a grey in the massive Waltham Super now – Peaky Blinder. Perfect for quick knits, this yarn is enormous and will mean your Aeolica hat will be the speediest, most satisfying knit ever!

In a Bluefaced Leicester dyeing frenzy I’ve restocked Waltham DK in Graveney silver for the Joji Locatelli All I Want shawl kits, so these are now back in stock:

Also restocked is the gloriously xmas-sy Spruce green in the Aran for an East London Knit Angelus Novus cardi, perfect for some holiday downtime knitting:

These are the current hues in stock for Islington DK – British Bluefaced Leicester / Silk: Each 100 g skein = 212 m • 232 yds, plenty for a hat, wristwarmers or small cowl, a perfect stocking stuffer!

There are plenty of exciting accessories for gift giving this year. All the Llamallamallama, Seven Seas and Cabin project bags are back in stock and ready to ship. The new extra large Natural History bags sold out within the day last week! All are now back in stock and ready to ship:

There are plenty of exciting accessories for gift giving this year.All the Llamallamallama, Seven Seas and Cabin project bags are back in stock and ready to ship.

Also in stock are most of the fair trade, handcrafted white brass shawl pins. The Winter is Coming pin will be back in stock next week but you can order now for shipping when it arrives.

There are plenty of small accessories in shop for stocking stuffing…
Smallest pouches – £15
Llama needle gauges, Large – £13 &  small – £10
Gauge rulers – £10.50
Stitchy coasters £6 each or 6 for £29 (includes gift bag)

There is plenty of time for gifting even if you are overseas. Here is a guideline:


Please order by 3pm on Tuesday 17th December.
USA, Canada, Western Europe (excluding Greece), Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia:
3pm on Tuesday 13th December.
Greece, Australia, New Zealand:
3pm on Friday 9th December.
Cyprus, Asia, Eastern Europe (excluding Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia), Turkey, Malta:
3pm on Tuesday 6th December

I’ll be trying to post gift grouping suggestions on Instagram over the next couple weeks to give you even more ideas…and images you can pass on and share for givers.

All above are now in shop for your knitting pleasure.

Linda x

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