November Shop Update December 01 2022
Well autumn has certainly arrived here at SQHQ just in time for our cosy update of yarn. We've had a few misty mornings and rather a lot of rain this week. Luckily it was dry on Sunday for Remembrance Day which was good as both of my kids are in Scouts so were taking part.
My MKAL shawl has taken a rest while I work on some designs I need to finish, I love seeing everyone else's finished shawls tho.
Behind the scenes we are busy dyeing for wholesale customers and preparing for the Open Studio and the Christmas Fair at the beginning of December. It would be lovely to see you at the Open Studio. Purlescence, who are a short drive away, are also open with Dragon Hill Studios visiting so you can make a whole day of it. We will be open 10am til 2pm and Purlescence will stay open til 4pm.
The update this month is a little smaller but full of lots of cosy yarns. We finally have some new Sonsie DK and we have also dyed up some Enchant DK and Desire Bounce. There are also the final few Advent Calendars available this evening.
Everything is already on the website so either jump straight to the preview page or read on for more information. It all goes live at 8pm this evening.
Enchant DK is the softest DK base we stock. Its blend of Alpaca, Cashmere and Silk has been described by one customer at a show this year as being like cuddling a cloud! Its also available in fingering weight. The DK however is perfect for quicker gift projects, cosy accessories or other special projects.
Our new batch of Sonsie DK is here, dyed and lovely. Its custom spun for us in Devon from British fibre and is a bouncy, woollen yarn which isn't superwash and blooms slightly when washed. Perfect for garments or accessories.
Desire Bounce is out 100% merino chunky yarn. With 100m per 100g it knits up quickly and makes cosy accessories. I have used it before for hats for my kids and even adult size will come out of 1 skein.
All our pre-ordered advent calendars have now arrived so there are a few left I can make available. All the DK ones have sold but there are 3 Lustrous and 1 Crush which will be added to the shop update at 8pm.
3rd December 2022
Christmas Open Studio
In collaboration with Purlescence and Dragon Hill Studio our open studio looks set to be good day. We will have tea and cake, a raffle to win an advent calendar and lots of yarn to squish. We are open from 10am to 2pm and Purlescence will be open til 4pm. It would be lovely to see you there.
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Thank-you for reading to the end of the newsletter this month. Lots going on but I have tried to keep it as short as possible. Next month is the start of a whole series of events so I hope we will be able to see you at some of those. Keep an eye on social media and the newsletter to find out where we are going to be. In the mean time keep warm and enjoy your crafting.