Saturday, 29 March 2014

New beginnings

So spring decided to spring this morning, with all the mad and wonderful shapes that Mother Nature creates


And with spring come fresh ideas: Squeaky Elliot Yarns will soon be moving to a whole new website where they will be joined by a hand picked selection of beautiful,  Scandinavian yarns. 
We are working hard on the website itself and excitedly awaiting yarn deliveries, but in the meantime, please enjoy 10% off everything in the Etsy store in our Moving Sale!  Just enter MOVE14 in the coupon window at checkout and don't forget to check back here for further announcements :)

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Any given Thursday

Cup of tea, a little knitting. Unwinding after a day of work and a rainy drive home.

Monday, 3 March 2014

493 sts

Nr 3 on my 12 UFOs in 2014 Knitalong:

Colour Affection aka Ode to my trip to Finland

Yarn: Thin Pirkkalanka purchased in Helsinki 2012
Needles: 4mm


It turned out huuuuuge! Well over two meters long!
Lovely, mindless knit, just lots and lots of garter stitch with a little interest added in watching the short rows take effect.
I really like this yarn - it's sort of rustic but actually softer than I thought it would be, and knits up really light and bouncy. The colours are bright and lovely too, and there are many more in the range. As is often the case with scandinavian yarns, it's not easily available from abroad this space...changes may be afoot at squeaky elliot!

Also want to take the opportunity to wish everyone a belated hapus Dydd Gŵyl Dewi - Happy St David's day!


Caerphilly was full of daffodils galore on Saturday, and Morrisons had sold out of pork and leek sausages by 11am, but I do think that Google said it best of all: