Our Blog

New Britsock Yarns – Colour Combinations

New Britsock Yarns – Colour Combinations

One of my favourite bits of my job is putting colours together. Although I've been doing this for well over a decade I still find lots of new ways to put colours together. Sometimes that comes from...

New Britsock Yarns Coming This Wednesday

New Britsock Yarns Coming This Wednesday

It's been far too long since we've had Britsock in the shop. Our Britsock yarn is custom spun for us by John & Juliet Arbon, and when the latest batch arrived I was more excited than...

Hand Dyed Self Striping Sock Yarn is Back

Hand Dyed Self Striping Sock Yarn is Back

I have a real love hate relationship with self striping sock yarn. I love the colours and how much fun it is to work with. I'm less enamoured with all of the prep that goes into making it happen....

Shipping to the EU – A Temporary Solution

Shipping to the EU – A Temporary Solution

From 1st July 2021 sending orders to the EU has become more complicated as we now need to account for and pay VAT on those orders under EUR150. As with so much of the chaos surrounding Brexit what...

Love Wins Because We Keep Fighting

Love Wins Because We Keep Fighting

Happy Pride? Or not so happy huge corporations plastering flags on everything in an attempt to look like they care? Pride month has become a massive commercial opportunity, and I guess that calling...

2021 Advent Calendars

2021 Advent Calendars

The most common question in my inbox for the last couple of weeks has been "When are advent calendars going on sale?" It's great to know they were so well loved last year that people want to make...

Wish You Were Here?

Wish You Were Here?

For 2021 it looks like we'll be holidaying at home. Holiday accommodation that doesn't look like something from a low budget horror film is either booked until 2022 or so expensive that it's just...

Introducing Our Latest British Wool

Introducing Our Latest British Wool

I've been looking for a DK wool for the shop for a while. Something with loft and bounce that's going to make cosy sweaters and warm hats. Obviously it had to be British. It had to be something that...

Christmas Gifts for Knitters 2020

Christmas Gifts for Knitters 2020

Happy December.  If you're looking for a present for a knitter we've got some great suggestions for you whether you're looking for stocking fillers (or stocking stuffers as they seem to have...