Some thoughts about imaging

Posted: June 14, 2016

Some thoughts about imaging

I occasionally indulge myself in a flat lay. If you don't know what that is, it's an image composed on a flat surface, essentially. The thing is, and this in itself is weird, flat lays have become somewhat controversial within the social media context. Lots of people love them; lots of people think they're overly-curated/styled and too fake. As always, I rather think all view points are valid and there's no right answer. Anyway, I'm not here to be controversial (hell no), but it's something pertinent to me so I thought I'd share my thoughts on it. As I said,...


Leeds Wool Festival 2016

Posted: June 10, 2016

Leeds Wool Festival 2016

To start with: thankyou to everyone who came to Leeds Wool Festival last weekend. It was a brilliant show - busy, friendly, and happy. As you know, I love Armley Mills, so it was an absolute joy just to spend time there, but add to that the lovely atmosphere of the show and it was just a really good day out. Lots of people commented on my top hat - I bought it at Leeds Steampunk Market at Armley Mills last year, and have decorated it with strips of silk fabric (the pink is hand dyed.. obvs). There were lambs outside...


This week at ECY

Posted: June 10, 2016

This week at ECY

Another hectic week rolls by.. there's been a lot of yarn, as always. The amazingly good drying weather helped. It makes the laborious tasks (tying, twisting, and labelling) a lot more enticing when they afford the opportunity to sit outside and do them. It's not new this week but is still pretty new - I finally made myself a proper blush shade. I've been meaning to for ages, but somehow never got around to it. I love dusky pinks and apricots - well anything dusky really, so now I've got a proper blush I think it widens the palette. It...


Update preview: May 2016

Posted: May 29, 2016

Update preview: May 2016

Just a quick preview of what will be in today's update, which goes up at http://www.edencottageyarns.com at 12 noon UK time.  Firstly, we've not been able to get our superwash wool/nylon blend, Tempo 4ply, for absolutely ages, but finally it is back. Here's one of each colour: There's everybody's favourite: Titus 4ply. Here's one of each colour: Another one that's returned after not being available for a while is Pendle 4ply, which is soft, squidgy merino. It's technically machine washable, though I would really recommend that you try it. Here's one of each colour: I've also done a limited quantity...


Drachenfels: a three colour shawl

Posted: May 27, 2016

Drachenfels: a three colour shawl

So... Drachenfels by the lovely Melanie Berg - it's fair to say I'm late to the party on this. But I'm so glad I finally made it. You can see my Ravelry project page (it's linked to the pattern page too) HERE for a start. I found this pattern easy, relaxing, and addictive. Normally, I'm bored of projects by about 70% of the way through (probably because I'm usually sample knitting and need to hurry up), but despite being largely garter stitch this did hold my attention right to the end. And the I-cord bind off is a stroke of genius....


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