Is Spring finally here?

With the arrival of some nice sunny day’s you would be forgiven for thinking that spring had arrived, until you step outside and get greeted with that artic wind. I for one haven’t put my winter woolies away just yet.

With spring just around the corner though now is the ideal time to think about your spring/summer woolly makes. I’ve had some gorgeous new yarns arrive and some new ones i am hoping to get into the shop on Saturday.

One of my favourite yarns for this time of year is the West Yorkshire Spinners Elements. It’s made of Falkland Wool and Tencel this yarn is perfect for the warm day’s and cooler evenings. Offering the wramth of wool but the drape and fabric of cotten it’s the perfect transition yarn. It’s a DK weight too so not too heavy or light.

If DK weight isn’t your weight then there’s always 4ply. Again a light weight yarn which once either knitted or crocheted into an accesorie like a shawl is the perfect warming hug but made into a jumper it’s warm but lightweight. The new Baa Ram Ewe Eden yarn would be perfect for either or you could try West yorkshire Spinners Exquiste.

On Saturday I hope to have 2 new yarns from King Cole with one of them being perfect for this transitioning season we are currently in and comes with some beautiful new patterns too for adults. Sorry they’ve only released knitting patterns this time round.

With Spring in the air and some warm but windy days around now is the perfect time to air all you woolens. With wool made items you don’t have to wash them regularly like you do commercial products especially if you haven’t gotten them dirty by spilling things down them or grass stains on them for instance.

The best thing to do right now for your woollies is to simply hang them on the washing line for a few hours. The sun isn’t too strong that the colours will bleach and the air will help to blow away odors they may have collected. Remember wool is naturally anti bacterial and an odor eater for things like sweat.

If you need to wash them again now is the best time and you can simply pop them in a bowl of cool to warm water with a small drop of a wool wash such as eucalan. Please please please do not put fabric softner anywhere near your hand made woollies. Leave your items to soak for around 10 to 20 minutes before draining the water away and squeezing out any excess water by rolling them in a twoel then leave them to dry flat. Remeber this is for washing and not blocking your items.

Easter is also here but lucky for you I will only be closed for 1 day over the easter holidays and all other days are my normal hours. I will be closed on Good Friday (29th March)

Just a reminder that the instore sale is also ending on the 3rd April.

Warm woolly wishes

Lucy x