The first stage of an exciting few weeks of travelling hither and thither begins today with the short trip to Skipton to run my stand at the new Yarndale event that's taking place this weekend.
I've got lots of new and different things on sale on the stand including gorgeous yarns from Juno FibreArts who I'm also working very closely with on a top secret yarn for the Vintage Shetland Project (at this point, I can't say any more than that!) and a big stash of Jamieson & Smith Shetland wools to choose from too.
If you've been thinking of Blouse with a Gathered Neckline or Dark Red Pretties do come and take a look at the beautiful Lace Weight yarn I have had specially dyed in my own colourway by Juno to match these two iconic garments.
Or would you love that top that Jennie wore on the Call the Midwife series - otherwise known as Ladys Evening Jumper?
Well Juno has also recreated the colour so that now you can.
I also have small amounts of lots and lots of Jamieson & Smith 2 ply jumper weight yarn which as you all know can be used for so so many of the projects in all my books so why not make yourself that Such Flattering Puff Sleeves or a Bubble Stitch Yoke?
I've now also finally got exactly the right bright red yarn to knit Sun Ray Ribbing in a gorgeous Alpaca blend.
I've also got a small selection of Jamieson & Smith 2 ply lace which is perfect for vintage knitting. And of course, I have the Wartime Farm kits in Jamieson & Smith too. The Excelana kits are currently sold out I'm afraid (although they will be back in stock in a few weeks) but we do still have some of the original Jamieson & Smith colourway left.
In addition to all that, I will be launching a new design at Yarndale in advance of anywhere else. The pattern uses only 2 balls of Excelana DK (1 ball each in two colours) and features a colour work pattern inspired by Faroese patterns published in the late 1920s. Here's a little peek!
If you can't make Yarndale the pattern will be available from the website and ravelry on Monday. A small selection of patterns from Volumes one and two will also be available at the show and will then be launched as PDFs single patterns very soon!
So in the meantime, I look forward to seeing some of you at stand 144 this weekend and I'll be back next week with a lot more news about pattern releases, yarns etc, etc!