Showing posts from February, 2019

Sometimes Saying Goodbye.....means Hello to Something Wonderful!

As a teen in the 70's, bell bottom denim jeans and denim jackets were all the rage!  I'm still wearing Denim and I LOVE it more than ever! (If that is possible.)

Rowan Original Denim is discontinued (boo hoo) BUT there is a new Denim yarn in's by Rowan as you might expect....and it's called....

Denim Revive!

I love Denim Revive! It's made of 95% recycled Denim and 5% recycled cotton.....comes in 8 fabulous shades - 3 denim blues, cream, subtle shades of green, pink, grey and the perfect black!
Martin Storey has created a collection of designs perfect for this yarn, including some epic cable designs - a coatigan for a woman and a fabulous all over cable design for a man (I think it's unisex really), hoodies and classic pullover and cardigan designs! (So something for everyone really!)

My sample balls were used to knit the Sydney hat design and I sort of love it! Check it out in my review video!

I hope you enjoy my video review of the new Denim Revive yarn a…

Moordale - "Made in Britain"

I was so excited to get this new yarn by Rowan on my needles - so I knit up the Buckler Hat and I have to say, I LOVE this new yarn! British Bluefaced Leister and Alpaca combined to make a yarn with personality....lustre and strength, in 12 beautiful shades!
The Moordale Collection of 14 sweaters and accessories by Martin Storey has something for everyone!
Check out the Rowan Yarns channel for their video on "The Making of Moordale"...

and a behind the scenes look at the photo shoot for the Moordale Collection too!

The Moordale Collection is available in print (patterns in both English and German) OR as electronic downloads (buy the collection or individual patterns) at !
Happy Knitting,
Anne x

Viola Yarns Trunk Show!

While I hibernate knit in January (mostly), I did get up off the Life LDC couch and headed to the Handknit Yarn Studio in Hamilton for their "Viola Yarns Trunk Show".

So here's my January 2019 Video Blog.....

1:49 - Magnolia, the Marie Wallin FairIsle Club - a WIP update!

4:15 - Rowan Big Wool Colour Block Scarf - finished project!

6:00 - "In the Loop" cowl by Espace Tricot, knit in Rowan Alpaca Classic yarn  - finished project

11:00 - the Mari Kondo series on Netflix has inspired me!

I've been inspired to "Konimari" "Anne's Stash Room of Requirement! Look what I found - hand spun yarn - a vintage acquisition!

17:13 - "Knits About Winter" by Emily Foden, Trunk Show at Handknit Yarn Studio in Hamilton.

Emily Foden's "Knits About Winter" has been a HUGE success....and that's good, but if you want her yarns, you'll have to be patient. Her production is limited at the best of her blog here....

Viola Lace M…