Monday, 6 May 2013

Giveaway Winner!

Thank you so much for everyone that entered my giveaway! I loved reading all your comments.

I have used the random number generator and it has picked number 3 which is Liz. Congratulations Liz please contact me with what yarn you would like and in which colour and I will dye it up for you as a custom design.

As a thank you to everyone else I would like to offer you all 25% off everything in my etsy shop. Please just message me for the discount code. It will run for 7 days from today and can be used as many times as you wish.

Thank you once again and I will be having another giveaway next month

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Giveaway Time

To celebrate reaching over 1500 followers on twitter I have decided to do a giveaway.

I will be giving away a skein of 4ply sock yarn dyed in any solid colour of your choice.

All you have to do is comment on this post stating what colour you would like and I will pick one person using the random number generator.

Look forward to reading all your comments

Friday, 29 March 2013

Busy times

Well it's been a busy time here at Peggy's yarns. I have had lots of projects on the go and been trying to stock up the shop with lots of exciting products for you all.

I made a project that I have been wanting to make for absolutely ages and that was the hitch hiker. I had some special yarn called vampire on the bus which I bought a few years ago from babylonglegs and it knitted up beautifully. It is a project for myself for once which I usually never make myself hardly anything but this year I plan to change this.

One of the things I recently made was this turtle which is supporting @lemknitcrochet who you can find on twitter plurk and ravelry and also on her Fabulous lemknitcrochet podcast. She has been raising money to help rare diseases as this is very dear to her heart because her good friend josh died from this. There has been this turtle pattern for sale, kal on ravelry, yarn without borders which you can buy (which I will show you the one I did) bags with Josh's art work printed on them the list goes on and just shows how knitters can really come together.

Seeing as though it is Easter weekend I should include a little bunny I made for a special little boy called Noah. I adapted him to make him into a boy bunny for him to play with.

My next blog post will be all about this special little boy so I hope you all look out for it. But in the meantime please have a look at his website

Thank you and please leave comments they are always lovely to read

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Happy new year

Happy new year to you all. Well it's been a busy time here at Peggy's Yarns dyeing lots of new colours.

I have a range of yarns in my etsy shop and on my website at the moment. Including Aran weight and sock yarn including sparkly yarn. My two latest creations include a turquoise 4ply yarn and a purple sparkle yarn. You can find these both in my etsy shop but be quick as there is only one of each of these yarns.

Knitting wise I have been really busy with Christmas knitting. I made a few pairs of socks and the lovely avery cowl for my niece.

Now attempting magic loop for socks with my new chiagoo needles. If anyone has any tips please comment thank you

Monday, 29 October 2012

British Designers Featured On Peggy's Yarns

Sorry its been so long for an update but I have been very busy making a new collection for my other business Peggy's Collection and busy with Peggy's Yarns too.  Anyway I am here now.  I have been dyeing some gorgeous yarns recently including some sparkle sock yarn which was snapped up straight away and made into a gorgeous pair of fingerless gloves.

Ray of Sunshine sparkle sock yarn

I have also made some spooky halloween stitch markers, although I love them so much I would use them all year round.

spooky stitch markers

Lots more dyeing was done including these yarns which reminded me of the rich autumn colours we are starting to see now.

cherry sock yarn
shades of autumn sock yarn

I have also started to stock some British desginers on Peggy's Yarns.  The first featured is Madam Salami who has made these great sock knitting project bags and which are now sold out.  Have no fear though larger project bags are being made now to be stocked too. They are made to such a high standard I believe every knitter or crafter should have one of these! You can find more of her designs here and why dont you go ahead and like her facebook page

sock knitting project bags by Madam Salami

Another designer to be stocked is My Wonderful Little Designs who makes hand made quality cards.  She has designed some knitting related cards for birthdays or christmas.  These are perfect for your knitting friends as I always have problems getting knitting related cards on such occasions. You can find more of her great cards here
Her facebook page can be found here so please give her a like.

knitting themed cards by MWL Designs
xmas themed cards by MWL designs

Well I think thats all for this blog post but an exciting competition coming soon on twitter when I reach 1000 followers.  Happy crafting everyone!

Monday, 10 September 2012

Summer Fun

Hi everyone it's been a scorching summer so far for most of us. Of course lots of knitting has taken place.

I have finished and started projects. Firstly I finished the pair of socks I showed you last time. I have cast on another pair for my uncle for Xmas.

I have also started the Peggy's Yarns KAL which is a beautiful pattern by Anniken Allis. I am making it in the candy cane colourway. I have some great gifts for the KAL too including some great stitch markers from Clare from the podcast StudentKnits from her etsy shop. She has some gorgeous items

I have also opened my own website for Peggy's yarns and I will do a separate blog showing you some of the new items but here is the link for it

Happy knitting or crochet or spinning everyone!!

Friday, 3 August 2012

Guest Blog Post Susan with JJ

As you all know I spend a lot of time on twitter! I noticed one of the people I follow was crocheting blankets for a rescue centre for yorkies.  This intrigued me as it is a lovely thing to do and I asked her to do a guest blog post for me, so here it is

I had JJ 12 months ago last June he was 11 months old and had been handed into the Yorkie Rescue Centre in Lincoln. He is a full pedigree and his previous owner was in her 80's? She couldn't cope with a young robust puppy and he was given to the rescue centre to re-home.

The one is of the blankets I am doing, the lemon & white one is still not finished yet. Will finish this week. The picture with JJ on the blue and white blanket is his own finished one, which he has on the bed.

He was 2 years old last month. He is a drop dead gorgeous beautiful Yorkshire Terrier with plenty of attitude. He has forgotten his past life before I adopted him. He now walks well on the lead and isn't scared of the outside world anymore. I don't think he had been on a good walk until he came to us. He was petrified of bus's and large vehicles going past and would shake, he is absolutely fine now.
JJ and I go for long walks at least twice a day. The walks last from 45 minutes to an hour and he loves them. Where we live we have fantastic walking area's and are surrounded by woods and spinney's. We also have the jewel in the crown the Arrow Valley Lake which is about a mile and a half round, plus there are other lovely walks off it. 
JJ does have a bit of attitude against other dogs coming near me. I had hoped to adopt a little girl Yorkie at some point but I need JJ to be better around other dogs. He is good if I walk with someone with another dog until the dog comes near me for a pat and a cuddle. JJ is still only young and once I retire from work completely, ( I do 2 days a week) I will be there all the time with him and hopefully a sister for him!
 Please all take a look at the lovely JJ on youtube and give him a like or a comment JJ YouTube Video

Thank you so much to Susan for a great blog post showing her generous work using her crochet skills to help others