Rambling Rose

Posted: June 22, 2017

Rambling Rose

This is exactly the kind of rose I had in mind when I designed my Rambling Rose colourway; several years ago now. It's not in my garden but once I do start on it I will want something like this. It's just so pretty. One of my dye pigments has recently significantly changed - without warning from the manufacturer. I just noticed the first time I used it. So over the past couple of months I've had to tweak loads of my recipes, and that includes Rambling Rose, because although it may look like a simple pink it's actually a...


SW baked oats recipe

Posted: June 18, 2017

SW baked oats recipe

For context: I'm sure many of you know at this point that I've recently lost just over three stones - and I do keep getting asked how. Well I lost about half a stone myself, then joined Sliming World last year. I really can't recommend it highly enough. I've been lucky enough to join a super-friendly group as well so I've made friends as well as both losing weight and getting a LOT healthier. I still have a way to go but my GP has confirmed that I've already gone from pre-diabetic to not at all.  Anyway, I've recently been...


June's update preview

Posted: June 12, 2017

June's update preview

Seeing as our next update is on the 15th of June (7pm) and it's now the 12th I thought I'd best post the update preview! It's all Tempo 4ply, which is our superwash wool/nylon sock yarn. It knits up softly with good drape for shawls, but it's also incredibly hardwearing for socks and kids' clothes. I made my Boxy in it, and you can see a whole gallery of Tempo 4ply projects on the blog HERE. There are quite a few Cottage Originals in this update, and dyelots are five or ten skeins.  In no particular order... I will list...


Early summer dogwalking in Yorkshire

Posted: June 10, 2017

Early summer dogwalking in Yorkshire

One of the nicest things about dogwalking is seeing tthe seasons changing in more detail. So I thought I'd share what  early summer looks like in Yorkshire. This route isn't overly rural or anything - in fact we go under the A1 motorway/dual carriageway, but you don't have to walk for long to lose the noise of the traffic. At the moment everywhere looks really lush and bright green with new growth.  And there are tiny flowers growing in all the shady spots..     There's a variety of grasses, if you look closely. And we're starting to see more bees,...


Ebb and Flow - a new collection by Anni Howard

Posted: June 06, 2017

Ebb and Flow - a new collection by Anni Howard

Hello! Today I wanted to tell you about something we've mentioned in our newsletter but haven't talked about on here - Anni Howard's latest new collection, Ebb and Flow, a range of knit and crochet designs inspired by the bleak beauty of the  Essex coastline and river estuaries. Eden Cottage Yarns are used in three of the four designs. Here's the whole collection together - you can really see the soft, bleak palette and rich textures, and I think they work beautifully with my yarns - I love bleak landscapes and barely-there colours, and find them incredibly compelling. Strood Strood is...


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