Shop Update and Cover Girl Status!

Today’s update is all about the DK – Mobberley DK, that is! I popped into the big newsagent in town today, on the hunt for Inside Crochet Magazine, issue 69. I have to be honest, I don’t really buy knitting, sewing or crochet magazines at the moment as I have so many back copies of so many different titles. I had a reason to seek this one out though:

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Valerie Bracegirdle, aka Agrarian Artisan, has designed a scarf which is featured on the front cover, and it is designed in one of my yarns! I am so excited by this, I can barely squeak! She used a skein of Mobberley DK in the Malted Chocolate colourway, which is now in stock in the shop. Mobberley DK is a custom blend of 70% Exmoor Blueface and 30% British Alpaca, spun in Devon form local fibre sources and dyed here in Cheshire. It is a truly British product and a yarn that I love to work with. I’ve not crocheted anything with the Mobberley yet, so I can’t wait to make an autumn Beaches scarf of my own. My problem is I just can’t decide which colour!

© Lucy Williams | Inside Crochet
© Lucy Williams | Inside Crochet

To mark this pattern publication, this week’s update is all Mobberley DK. Here are a selection of the colours now available:

Mobberley DK in Libby
Mobberley DK in Libby
Mobberley DK in Greengage
Mobberley DK in Greengage
Mobberley DK in Sweeties
Mobberley DK in Sweeties
Mobberley DK in Roseanne
Mobberley DK in Roseanne
Mobberley DK in Mediterranean Blue
Mobberley DK in Mediterranean Blue
Mobberley DK in Malted Chocolate
Mobberley DK in Malted Chocolate

There are other colours avaialable. The skeins are 100g, 250m and cost £13 each. I hope you’ll find something you like!

TTFN,
Nic x

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Pop Up Wool Show Review

Gosh, what a whirlwind it was again this weekend! Hubby and I, in our corporate polo shirts no less, were manning the stall at the Pop Up wool Show on Saturday and we had a great day. It was lovely to see so many familiar faces and also to meet new customers and some faithful podcast listeners. (As I said, it’s not dead, just in a wee coma…).

The stall at the Pop Up Wool Show was three times the size of the one I had at Fibre East, which meant customers could really get in to look, which was great.

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Don’t worry, I did get Hubby to smile at the customers! I was also able to put some tables out to show off the miniskeins and a new product that got a little launch at the show. I’m not going to mention it in the blog though, until I am able to launch it in the shop. Keep you eyes peeled!

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Did you notice my banner? I’m so ridiculously excited by it!

This week’s update will be on Friday, more details then!

TTFN,
Nic x

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Looking Back, Looking Forward

Hello all.

Gosh, where did July go? I thought it wet fast when I was teaching, but maybe July is just a fast month, as it didn’t seem to go any slower this year!

July saw my first stall at a show. I was in the Cotswold Marquee at Fibre East and I learnt lots at this show! The biggest thing I realised was that in all the Guild shows and pop ups in stores and knitting groups that I’ve done, I’ve never had to unload the car in the rain before… Note to self – find some plastic sheeting….

Anyway, after some slithering about in the wet and a couple of hours on the Friday evening, the stall was ready:

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Well I wanted a woolly rainbow wall!

The other thing I realised is that I need to knit a lot faster, as I only had one sample on display.

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these are Monkey socks by Cookie A, a free pattern from Knitty and they were knit in Nether Alderley by the lovely Liz, who is a good friend.

The show ran over a weekend, and the Saturday was very warm, with the need to continually run out of the marquee to get some air. In contrast, the Sunday was very wet. There was a very small leak, but nothing that caused any damage and I was very pleased we were in the Cotswold as it had boards down. Apparently the torrential run was running in rivers through some of the other marquees, on the tarmac!

Don’t despair if you didn’t get to Fibre East though. This coming weekend sees me at the Pop Up Wool Show on the Wirral on Saturday. More details about the show can be found here. It’s a great little show and I look forward to meeting some of you there. Until then, happy crafting!

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