Saturday, 30 July 2011

Those silly sheep

They get everywhere. These ones are being rounded up on the roundabout between Filey and Bridlington. Cute, huh?

Saturday, 23 July 2011

British Wool Weekend

Just a little plug for British Wool Weekend, which is taking place in Hall 2 of the Event Centre at the Great Yorkshire Showground in Harrogate over the first weekend of September. I love British wool - we have several types at Three Bags Full, including Blue Faced Leicester DK, Wensleydale and Jacob arans and Whitefaced Woodland 4 ply - and here's a show aimed at promoting it and supporting the farmers who produce it (okay, the sheep have a part to play there too...) and the craftspeople who use it.

If this sounds like your sort of thing, take a look at: for more details or ring organiser June Onigbanjo on 07790 391142.

See you there!

Friday, 15 July 2011

Celebrating sock yarn

I like to think we have a pretty good selection of sock wools at Three Bags Full,so here's a run down of what we have on offer...and don't forget, all these little beauties can be used for general 4 ply purposes as well as for socks.

Up first, we have the fantabulous Araucania Ranco. Hand-dyed and heathery, it comes in a multitude of semi-solids and multis, and it knits up a dream. This is just a small sample.

Then there's Austermann Step - beautifully soft and self-striping, infused with aloe vera and jojoba oil. Each colourway cleverly knits up into a slightly different pattern.

And now, a more traditional sock yarn: Cygnet Truly Wool Rich 4ply. Wonderful quality, great prices, a mix of pretty pinks and blues alongside more conservative school or office greys and sages. I've knitted with this one myself on small projects and am incubating a more long-term plan to knit myself a vintage close-fitting sweater in it. Lana Turner eat your heart out.

And finally, for your delectation and delight...Mini Mochi. Gorgeous colour changes reminiscent of fireworks, retro sweets and rainbows.

These are all available from the website:, except the Mini Mochi, altho' we'll also offer mail order on that one if you ring or email us.

Phew, hard sell over. Did I do okay?

Sunday, 10 July 2011

All decked up!

Here's the Piece Hall in all its knitted frilly and flounciness for the Festival.

Sunday, 3 July 2011

Time to stop vining

A couple of the leafy, flowery vines I've made for the knitted graffiti project. Can't stop yet tho' - have got another two similar to these to make. The i-cord's all done, thanks to my super-quick french knitting mill, so I just need a few more flowers and leaves, and then we're all set for decking up next Friday evening.

Lots of lovely knitted decorations have already been handed in at Square Chapel, so come along from the 9th July onwards to see what we've done to the Piece Hall and Woolshops - should look pretty good.