Tips for Visiting Shows

Posted: March 11, 2016

Tips for Visiting Shows

After years of visiting shows as a customer and vendor, and contributing to other peoples' show advice guides, I thought it might finally be time to compile my own. If you have any to add, please leave a comment below. Shows are brilliant.. they can be incredibly inspiring and fun, but they can also be overwhelming, exhausting, and confusing. Hopefully these tips will help you get the best out of your trip. Set off early: Look up your route and how long it's going to take. Add extra time for the potential queue getting into the carpark and getting into...


Spring?! 

Posted: March 01, 2016

Spring?! 

It's still cold, but the bulbs are coming up, and the days are longer and lighter.. So I thought today's little yarn inspiration gallery should be pale colours. Here you go:   The colours are (L-R):  Top - Blossom Row 2 - Natural and Misty Woods Row 3 - Ice, Apricot Tulip and Air Bottom - Geum, Dahlia, Spring Buds, and Dianthus There's a handy search function on the ECY website:    The search results show up as you type:    Press 'return' to get this view:     Just click on the titles for more yarn info.


Pattern: Buccaneer 

Posted: February 23, 2016

Pattern: Buccaneer 

Today I'm wearing my Buccaneer, so I thought I'd tell you about it. It's also pertinent because it's by Justyna Lorkowska, who has also just released Piccadilly in conjunction with Loop London, and that uses ECY Hayton 4ply, so there's a link! Buccaneer is worked end-to-end, mostly in garter stitch, with two stripe sections. For those stripe sections you can either pick chevron stripes or wave stripes. I went for the wave stripes.. (We took our photos at Malham in the Yorkshire Dales). I was after a dusky, romantic sort of palette, so my main colour is Hayton 4ply in Compost,...


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