July update: behind the scenes

Posted: July 02, 2015

July update: behind the scenes

Last week was all about preparing for the next update on the 5th of July (hopefully at 2pm UK time)....                                      


New Pattern: Trailing Ivy

Posted: June 23, 2015

New Pattern: Trailing Ivy

Trailing Ivy in Simply Knitting 135 – available to purchase from 19th June 2015 These gorgeous socks are designed by Clare Devine, and feature lovely rich cables. They're worked in DK, which I think is really cool - there aren't enough nice DK sock patterns about, and they work up so quickly and are great to wear. Clare says: "Inspired by the beautiful subtle green tones of Eden Cottage’s colourway Hyssop these socks feature a meandering cable detail that sweeps along the sock. This slightly unusual cable has reverse stocking stitch sections, highlighted by the superb stitch definition of Eden...


Sheep of Ireland

Posted: June 17, 2015

Sheep of Ireland

We were in Ireland (Valley of the Hare near Sneem - hugely recommended) last week.. There were lots of sheep, and I found myself sort of cataloging them. Yes, I know how to live. I shared some on social media but there are more, so here's a gallery of them (including our fluctuating and naughty garden flock). If any are blurry it's because they're phone snaps. Enjoy!                                                                                       To finish, here's a little mountain hare next to the house....


This week at ECY Towers

Posted: June 05, 2015

This week at ECY Towers

As always, it's been another busy week here at ECY Towers (a small 70s brick house).    We finished and sent some heaps of yarn off to Loop in London - Bowland DK, Titus 4ply, and Theseus Lace.       We nearly finished an order for Yarnaholic Japan, which includes Theseus Lace, Titus 4ply, and Titus DK.           After stormy weather, we finally got a glorious sunny day yesterday.    We had a really exciting delivery from Yuki aka Wood Works Crando in Japan (more on that soon... There are LAMBS!).        And we welcomed wonderful new stockist,...


May Update

Posted: May 31, 2015

May Update

Today's update is only a small one, but has some lovely jewels in it. There's Titus DK (superwash merino/silk)..     And Tempo DK (superwash wool/nylon)..     There's also a little Titus 4ply, including Rambling Rose, which many people have been asking about. Next month there will be more, as well as more Aisling Shawl kits. We also have a very exciting delivery of hand carved things on its way from Japan, which will be involved in next month's update. ECY HOME 


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