We’ve got a special shop update for you this week! A sweater packs update. When you buy a sweater pack, you reserve the entire lot of skeins in that pack (usually 10). If you want all of those skeins, you can go ahead and pay for them through Paypal. If you only want a certain number of skeins, select Pay By Post, and then email me with the number of skeins you require (as long as you complete Checkout, you have secured the yarn, whether you pay or not). I will then send you a Paypal invoice for the correct amount. Postage for this special update is set at £4.75 for UK customers, £5.75 for EU customers, and £6.75 for international customers. We will be holding a second shop update on Monday October 1st at 7pm (an hour later than the usual update time), which will list the remainders from the sweater pack update.

The minimum you can have from a sweater pack is 5 skeins. Although most of the packs have 10 skeins in them, some have less, as not all the skeins in the colourway came out right. You’ll see a note next to each item, telling you how many skeins are available in that pack. The preview is now up, and here’s a screenshot of the Flickr set.


Next week is suddenly looking rather crowded. Sweater packs update on Sunday, pack on Monday, remainders update Monday night, pack Tuesday. Also Monday/Tuesday, sort out the club yarn, name, label, allocate, pack up. Wednesday, oh joy, I have to go for an endoscopy. Then Thursday/Friday get the next update ready.

If push comes to shove, the club yarn may be a couple of days late (not late really, since I never said it would go out on the first of the month, but I like to get it out as close to the first as possible). I’ve tentatively arranged for my Posh packers to come in on Tuesday to do the club yarn, but Sarah’s uncle died suddenly last week, and it’s entirely possible that the funeral will be either Monday or Tuesday. So things are a bit up in the air. I’ll keep you posted.


You figure out one problem and before you can give yourself a pat on the back, a new one presents itself. The quilt is square (despite the bias skewing of the camera shot), so which way up should it go?

Every time I look, I change my mind again.

And when that is settled, how to quilt it? Decisions, decisions……..