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What I did last weekend and keep your eye on the shop

As you may be able to detect from these photos, I’ve been dabbling a bit with Instagram lately. It’s not often I go for the pale, faded out retro 70s style – too engrained in the “capture-the-colour-as-it-is-in-reality” mindset. But there’s something about the photo above which makes it look as if I was calmly preparing [...]

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Shop preview for 19th April

Inspired by the coast and flowers, along with some regular colourways, you’ll find these skeins available in the Skein Queen shop from 8pm BST tomorrow (Friday) evening. Forget-me-not – Lustrous BFL Heavy Lace – BFL/silk – heavy laceweight – 2 skeins Sweet Periwinkle – Lustrous BFL Heavy Lace – BFL/silk – heavy laceweight – 2 [...]

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Sea Urchin shawl by Kyoko Nakayoshi

This stunning Sea Urchin shawl appeared in issue 82 of Knit Today magazine. It’s by Kyoko Nakayoshi – who works under the name of Cotton and Cloud. She regularly designs for magazines, so you’ve probably come across her work before, and releases her own collections twice a year. Kyoko also has a beautiful website – [...]

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Second shop update of the week

The gorgeous, sunny weather has meant that I can bring you not just one, but two shop updates this week – make the most of it as I don’t think I’ll be doing it again in a hurry, not if I want to preserve my sanity! There is still some yarn left from last night’s [...]

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Shop update preview

Shop update is tonight at 8pm GMT This is what you’ll find: Day Trip Mitts kits – in which you get 1 skein of Lotus Yarns cashmere in Silver, 5 mini skeins of Lotus Yarns cashmere in Oatmeal, Olive, Plum, Chocolate and Pewter, 1 mini skein of hand-dyed yarn in Wildflowers colourway, 1 natural cotton [...]

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Shop update preview

This Thursday 8pm GMT. Regency Blue – Opulent – 6 skeins Gold Rings – Opulent – 4 skeins This colourway originates from two years ago when I was dyeing up the 12 Days of Christmas colourways in Lavish. Naked – Opulent – 6 skeins Decided to put some undyed Opulent in this time as have [...]

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Next shop update

will be Tuesday evening. Forgot to show you the scarf I knitted on the way up to Scotland for Easter. I needed a mindless project where I could just concentrate on the colours for the car journey. Acquired a skein of Kaffe Fassett Colourscape Chunky and needed something with long colour runs to go with [...]

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Last shop update for a wee while

Well, the shop update is done – there’s still some yarn left as I write. I’m going to take a three-week break for Easter to try to get over this post-viral fatigue thingy and to go to Scotland. The club yarn, will of course go out towards the end of April. Right, let’s see what’s [...]

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Newest shop now open

Shop directions: Skye Boat in Opulent www.skeinqueenshop.co.uk

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Newest SQ shop launch will be…

…tomorrow – Saturday afternoon. Prices start at £4.95 (around $8.90) for pre-dyed Bamboo Soft. This shop is for keepers – no more changing shops for a loooooonnnng time! But I hope you’ll like the faster speed times, the ability to pay by credit/debit cards as well as PayPal, the facility to pay in sterling, USD [...]

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