Tamar DK, The Shawl Society & a General Update!

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Prolific and talented shawl designer Helen Stewart of the Curious Handmade podcast released some hints yesterday about the latest shawl being released to The Shawl Society participants.  This will be shawl number 4 and Helen chose to knit it with Blacker Yarns Tamar DK.  Helen chose three colors for her shawl (Ottery, Gwindra and Tiddy Brook) however, she says, any combination of 3 colors will be beautiful.  How right she is!

In other Woolly Thistle news, the sale on WYS Cocktails yarns will be ending on Sunday (8/28/16) at which time that line will become unavailable.  Snatch up your 20% discount before Sunday by using COCKTAILS20 when checking out.

The Woolly Thistle has a very special new product launching in the next few days.  I can’t say any more about it except I think it’s the first time this product will be available inside the USA (usually only available from over the pond, and all those shipping charges etc etc).

And another very exciting addition will be arriving soon from England in the form of a beautiful and signature project bag made by a maker we all know and love.  This bag is made just for The Woolly Thistle and celebrates the Autumn (and all the woolly goodness Autumn brings).  I think you will be as excited as me to get your hands on this exclusive bag.

My sock design is coming along and will soon be ready for testing.  I will have samples in John Arbon Exmoor Sock yarn, Eden Cottage Yarn’s Milburn and a couple of other beautiful yarns stocked by The Woolly Thistle.  I’m thoroughly enjoying knitting them up and seeing the yarn come to woolly life in my hands.

Keep in touch on Instagram @thewoollythistle for shop updates, and for me in general @nh_knits.  I’ll be posting all these updates as they happen on IG.

Hope you’re all well out there and enjoying the last few days of Summer.  My sprogs return to school on Wednesday at which time I will boot up the mic and get blethering.  I’ve missed you all!




WYS update

West Yorkshire Spinners County Birds are back in the shop.  L-R (bottom row): peacock, wood pigeon, goldfinch, owl, bluest and kingfisher and their corresponding solids along the top row. Brand new to the shop is the Milk Bottle colorway which perfectly coordinates with…everything!  Heels and toes for everyone!

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4Just popping in to let you know my shop, The Woolly Thistle, is having a Summer Sale with 10% off everything in the shop.  There has been a lot of new stock arrive – which I haven’t had time to update you on here, terrible I know!

Everything is on sale and that includes all yarn, needles and project bags.  New yarns just in include John Arbon Textiles (yummy!) and Eden Cottage Yarns (spectacular!)  So hop over to The Woolly Thistle and see what you’d like to get with your SUMMER10 discount.