Dharma Dyeworks

Many moons ago, I purchased these beautiful skeins of yarn from Nuala of Dharma Dyeworks. Several moons later, I actually stop stroking the yarn and knit it into something. I wrote the pattern, took the photographs, handed the knitwear over to the eldest heir. Then life got in the way for a year or so.

The red yarn is called “Ruby Slippers” and the grey is “A Soft Day”. They are 100%Organic Merino Aran and you get 181 yards [166 meters]/100 grams for your buck. These Hand-dyed semi-solid or tonal yarns are organically produced merino wool and non-superwash with a lovely rustic yet soft texture.

Now finally, they are about to appear in Knotions, October 2017 edition tomorrow.

Here is a Sneak Peak! Can you guess what they became?



The Famous Five

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This is the beautiful first edition of the  “Famous Five” club  from Terri Carroll of a fine fish yarns. The club  features five  twenty grams mini skeins in five different colour-ways inspired by one of the world’s more recently departed. Each month will feature a different  musician, author, actor, comedian who made their mark on modern culture. Each mini is eighty-five meters in length of sock yarn.

May’s inspiration was David Bowie and along with the five mini skeins their was so Bowie inspired treats including Goblin Tea and Ziggy stitch markers! The colour-ways are all named after Bowie’s songs, including Space Oddity and Let’s Dance.

You can sign up for next months club here. Who will it be?



Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang

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Kiss Kiss Bang Bang Valentine’s sock club, a club for lovers and haters of the Cupid’s sugared money spinner! a fine fish yarns came up trumps in these sweet colour ways of Kiss Kiss and Bang Bang!  The yarn was chosen unseen. For the club, you could have chosen either one or both!  I choose both, for separate facets of my personality, and these 100g skeins of hand dyed sock yarn arrived!  A deathly black cherry for the loathers and a sweetly speckled pink for the lovers

The box came, prettily wrapped up in blue, tissue paper with a cute, thematic postcard, in plenty of time for St. Valentine’s Day.

And inside a few surprises! Sweets, chocolate, a wax melt  from The Belfast Candle Company and a few stitch markers or mini key rings!



A yarn lover’s Christmas Box

I may have spoilt myself somewhat this Christmas.  I may have accidentally purchased a Green Elephant Hand Dyed Yarn Christmas box. Don’t know how it happened!


The box cost €45 and  included 100g of Green Elephant Hand Dyed Yarn in a limited edition colour-way, a hand made project bag and some other treats.


The yarn, called Fairy lights was inspired by twinkling, colourful, Christmas Fairy Lights. There was a gorgeous project bag by Sweensie Crafts, a stocking stitch marker by Matt and Rose, a cute as a button snowman button and a chocolate treat or two!

A close up of some twinkly fairy lights, for the season that’s in it!



Happy Yarny Christmas!


I bought myself a lovely yarny present for Christmas this year. I may have indulged in a Christmas surprise from a fine fish yarns. Terri Carroll hand dyes and hand paints her yarn in the North of Ireland. So I couldn’t resist the surprise gradient mini skeins she was advertising in November. Part of the surprise was that the colours of the gradient were a surprise based on stated favorite colours!

Shortly before Christmas, a package arrived, nicely and appropriately wrapped, and inside was a beautiful pack of sock weight sparkle mini skeins in glorious green shades.


Terri also included a few surprise treats in the package! Chocolate and some Christmas themed stitch markers.