Sunday, 31 March 2013

Update Sunday 31st March

Lots of three stripe yarns, all on my Cirrocumulus base (80% Blue Faced Leicester wool, 20% nylon, a high twist, and 365 metres (399 yards) to a 100g skein. These yarns are priced at £15.75.

Also listing tonight are some Mind The Gap, and Catch Me if You Knit. Please note that the clocks have now changed in the UK, and we are on British Summer Time rather than Greenwich Mean Time.

Thursday, 28 March 2013

Update Thursday 28th March

Sadly not much yarn to restock with tonight: some skeins of Mind The Gap, and a few of the CMYK. There will be lovely new stripey colour ways on Sunday though! I'll post pictures as soon as the skeins are wound and ready.

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Catch Me if You Knit

Catch Me if You Knit - self striping sock yarn in CMYK colours! This yarn is 75% Blue Faced Leicester and 25% nylon, making it soft, yet durable and a pleasure to knit with, and to wear.
The meterage of each 100g skein is 425m (465 yards), and the average sock (60-64 sts) will knit up stripes of approximately 7 rows of each colour. Catch Me if You Knit will appear in my Etsy shop from 9pm this evening, priced at £15.75.

More Mind The Gap will also be added; a dozen or so skeins.

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Update for Thursday 21st March

Just a few skeins tonight, and a couple with a single knot at a 5% reduction. I've not been well this week so not productive! Hope to be back functioning normally over the weekend, with restocking at a normal level on Sunday 24th.

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Update for Sunday 17th March

Mind The Gap on my 4 ply sock yarn base will be listing this Sunday at 9pm GMT. There are a few skeins that are around the 90g mark that I'll list too at proportionately reduced prices, but please bear in mind that these shorter skeins are from a mixture of dye lots, so the shades and stripe sequences will vary.

As it was Red Nose Day on Friday, 10% of the proceeds from this evening's sales will be donated to Comic Relief.

Also, a few four stripe skeins will be listing:

And maybe some more waves in the yarn sea will find their way on to Etsy:

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Update news for Thursday 14th March

Mind The Gap on a new base!

With 365 metres (399 yards) to a 100g skein, this sock yarn is a high twist, durable blend of 80% Blue Faced Leicester wool and 20% nylon. It's soft and bouncy and feels lovely and snuggly on your feet! As with my regular sock yarn base, it will be priced at £16.75 for a 100g skein.

I've designed the stripe length to ensure that each skein has eight whole sequence repeats, with an extra three or so colours at the end. If you're knitting socks, you'll be able to have four whole colour sets per foot, so that's 48 stripes.

There's only a small supply of this at the moment, so when I restock the shop on Thursday at 9pm GMT, there will be a dozen or so of these, and about the same of the lighter weight base too. If you are considering making a purchase, please make sure you pick the right one! As there are so few, could you please not attempt to purchase more than two at this time? I do really appreciate the custom I have received recently, but as there is limited stock on this base for now, it would be lovely if people could not buy more than a couple today. There will be more available in forthcoming weeks.

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Update news for Sunday 10th March

More Mind The Gap will be added to my Etsy store at 9pm GMT today. There will be regular skeins of Mind The Gap, some skeins with a single knot (at 5% discount) and some shorter skeins, which are sold at prices proportionate to their yardage. New developments for the forthcoming update on Thursday 14th March! There will be Mind The Gap on a different base sock yarn: a high twist Bluefaced Leicester base, 80% BFL wool, 20% nylon. It has 365 metres to 100g, and is lovely and nubbly, durable and soft. It's drying at the moment, having been freshly dyed, although I hope to have some pictures to post here in the next couple of days. For some idea of the yarn's appearance and texture, here's a picture of another colour way on the same base:

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Next update: Sunday 10th March

The Trailing Clouds Etsy shop will next be restocked with Mind The Gap on Sunday 10th Match at 9pm GMT. There won't be an update on Thursday this week, so I can catch up a bit. Thereafter, I should be able to dispatch within a couple of days, rather than the 'up to five' it currently takes to finish dyeing, drying and skeining, which can disappoint those anticipating their yarn arriving. So the best thing to do is to skip an update, get my dyeing ahead, and then be able to ship much more quickly! There may also be a variation on the Mind The Gap base available by Sunday. I'll post news here as soon as it's ripe and ready. Thank you to everyone who has supported Trailing Clouds! Yesterday marked my first three months in business, and I am thrilled to have seen so many lovely projects made with the Mind The Gap colour way. I hope to have some new goodies for you soon!

Monday, 4 March 2013