Thursday, 11 September 2014

Cumulus Love with an exciting competition!

Back in April of this year I had the extreme pleasure to work with Jeni from Fyberspates.

My brief was to produce a scarf using the most delectable yarn called Cumulus.

The properties of this yarn are 72% Baby Alpaca and 26% Mulberry Silk.
It comes in 25g balls and the most glorious colour choices 
The yarn knits as a Lace weight yet due to it's "bounce" and fibre content it feels thicker.

The two yarns colours I worked with were Silver Green and Sea Green.

My inspiration for my Cable Scarf Ellora Scarf came from the name sake of the yarn Cumulus.  I spent days just looking up and photographing the Cumulus clouds and decided I wanted to produce a textured 3D scarf.  The yarn keeps the three dimensional quality perfectly.  

My scarf can be worn in many ways, but one thing for sure, it will keep you warm but be super light weight at the same time.

The second design Tarpooley Scarf  derived it's inspiration from the beautiful Foxglove plant with the glourious "bell" shapes of the flower.

I love layering things and having the detail at each base of this scarf but then the delicate reverse Stocking Stitch for the body enables you to enjoy the lightness of the fibre.

As part of the exciting new journey that is Cumulus, Fyberspates are giving away one free pattern and yarn (colour of your choice)  view colours HERE  to one lucky reader. 

For your chance to win simply leave a comment on my blog along with a contact email address and a winner will be picked at random on 18th September at 5.00pm GMT.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Lavender Shawl

In July I drove past the most beautiful Lavender fields.

Inspired by this I decided to cast on some yarn I had purchased from a company called Mo & Co based in Yorkshire. They were new to yarn shows and they exhibited for the first time at Yarndale.

The yarn is 90% British Mohair from Angora goats kept in Yorkshire and 10% British Blue Faced Leicester.

The colours were completely perfect purple and lime green I was looking for.

Here is the journey of the shawl from beginning to end which was photographed at Slimbridge Wetlands Trust.

I look forward to many hours of wearing this and showing it to the yarn suppliers at this year's Yarndale.

Monday, 25 August 2014

Harbour day out in Bristol and the meeting of Wallace and Gromit.

Myself, my son and my mum decided to take a visit out to Bristol Harbour, here is a photo diary of our lovely trip all images taken by my 13 year old talented photographic son.

After a slow meander along the harbour we then went into the M Shed which is a great museum that encompasses the history of Bristol along with great views, graffic images and an exhibition on Wallace and Gromit.

Finally my gorgeous boy took images of myself and my mum without our knowledge, it is funny seeing them in the fact we both walked the same.

Hope you enjoyed our day out.

Sunday, 3 August 2014

Highnam Court, Gloucestershire

Today my self and son (age 13) headed ten miles down the road to visit this 40 acre spectacular garden which is part of The Yellow Book, more info can be found on

All the photographs featured have been taken by my son enjoy.

I hope you have enjoyed our journey through this beautiful part of our heritage.