A Pink #WIPWednesday

Posted by Amy | Posted in Staff Projects | Posted on 30-10-2013



It is what I can only describe as a pink WIP (Work In Progress) Wednesday today. Lots of yummy, scrummy pretty pink yarn is being knitted and crocheted at the moment. I thought it was just me who had been lured into the sweet and sugary world of pink. I do tend to find myself going through phases of certain colours with yarn, I will suddenly realise that I have lots of blue yarns on my wish list (or even in my stash) or pink as the case seems to be of late. Do you ever find this? Has a colour phase taken over your stash?

Lesley is knitting a hooded baby blanket in James C Brett Flutterby – pink. Flutterby, knitted in this fondant like shade reminds me of icing or a squishy marshmallow. This will be the perfect blanket to wrap a baby girl all cosy and warm.


Sara is crocheting blankets as Christmas gifts for her daughters in Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino. The shades of pinks and purples look so fresh and pretty lying side by side. This is blanket number one (part way through). Keep an eye out here on the blog to see Sara’s progress with the blankets.


I have been busy (for a while now) knitting a sweater in Rowan All Seasons Cotton. This is a pattern from Kim Hargreaves ‘Whisper’ book. I fell in love with this design when I first saw it on the cover of the book. I must say,  I do get tempted quite easily with many of Kim Hargreaves designs. When I saw a marshmallow esq shade of pink, I knew this was the sweater for me. I have now completed the front, back and one sleeve. I do hope to be wearing it very soon.



I will be sure to share finished photos when everyone has completed their pink projects. If you have any projects on the go at the moment please share photos on Twitter #WIPWednesday.



Posted by Amy | Posted in Customer Projects, Staff Projects | Posted on 28-08-2013



As it is Wednesday I thought it might be nice to share a few different WIP’s (Works in progress) with you. Every week we like to share staff WIP’s on our Facebook and Twitter pages. Here is a selection of the beautiful projects both staff and customers have on their needles and hooks at the moment.


Emma is knitting a baby girls ballet wrap cardigan in Sirdar Smiley Stripes Dk, following pattern 1221.


I have nearly finished my cushion (pattern from Crochet Living by Debbie Bliss). I have adapted it slightly by making a plain reverse side. This was really simple to do, crocheting round in a similar colour stripe. I have now found a perfect cushion pad, so there is no excuse to finish this WIP.


Sara is making a granny square baby blanket using various shades of Sublime Baby Kapok Dk. It won’t be long until this is complete as she only need to finish off all of the ends! Watch out for a beautiful blanket soon.


Mary who attends Tuesday’s Yarn in the Barn is knitting a striped sweater in Sirdar Simply Recycled Aran. It is coming along nicely.

Would you like to share your latest WIP here on the blog? Please send me a photo amy@blacksheepwools.com.

Catherine’s Crochet Shawl

Posted by Amy | Posted in Staff Projects | Posted on 17-07-2013

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Walking past the kitchen I spotted Catherine busy crocheting during her lunch break. This is what happens here at Black Sheep Wools, surrounded by yarn all day everyday, you find yourself either making or talking about yarn, even when you are supposed to be eating (and having a break from yarn!). I thought this would be perfect piece to share for WIP Wednesday! She is making a crochet shawl using the summery Rico Essentials Cotton Lurex. Following a stitch pattern from the Patons Woolcraft book. This photograph doesn’t really do the yarn justice, as it is hard to see the beautiful sparkle running throughout. The pace Catherine was going, I am sure this will be a completed project in no time. Just in time for her holidays! Keep an eye out for the finished shawl soon.


Emma’s Rowan bear in progress……..

Posted by Amy | Posted in Staff Projects | Posted on 26-06-2013



As it is WIP Wednesday (WIP-Work In Progress) I thought it would be nice to share Emma’s progress of Thread bear. Emma has now completely finished and filled her Rowan bear with toy stuffing. He now has character and is no longer a floppy piece of knitting! He looks like a rather happy little bear don’t you think? Patiently waiting for his hooded jacket to be knitted. We don’t want him getting a chill now do we? 🙂


Emma has chosen to knit Thread bears hooded jacket in 2 shades of Rowan Siena 4ply (677 & 670), rather than the Panama and Siena 4ply combination in the pattern. This still works out fine as Panama is a 4ply weight. The jacket looks lovely and Emma is really pleased with the way the pattern is knitting up.


If you would like to share your WIP Wednesday please email in your photos to me, amy@blacksheepwools.com. Also, if you are knitting or have knitted a Thread bear it would be great to see his cheery face.