December 5, 2019

Limited Edition Festive Yarn and a Crochet Scarf kit from Janie Crow

  • White yarn speckled with green and red.

I am feeling really creative at the moment and you may have noticed this coming out in my whimsical seasonal yarns. This year I am feeling very festive already and have thrown caution to the wind (I know how to live!) with a new colourway I am calling Festive Fun! It was first released on our new Brimham High Twist sock yarn base, which is a blend of extrafine Merino with nylon in a fingering weight but this sold out really quickly and so I have opened a pre-order for more. This plus two other winter inspired colourways (Winter Lights, and Winter Solstice), and a OOAK Cottage Original batch are available on the website now.

I have also added a little batch of fluffy Festive Fun (Coniston Fingering – our other new yarn, Merino and Mohair!!) and sparkly Festive Fun (Nateby 4ply) will be coming soon. Which leads me nicely on to our next update which will be Nateby 4ply and will take place on Monday 16th December at 8 a.m. (UK time). You can expect Festive Fun plus a combination of variegated colourways and our signature semisolids.

Here at ECY Shedquarters we love sharing the results of collaborations with designers and this week we have an incredibly exciting design to share with you. Jane Crowfoot (you may know her better as Janie Crow) has really captured everything that is great about the Milburn DK palette in the Magic Circles Scarf – when I put together the Milburn palette I had in mind the overall ‘look’ – so to see it crocheted up into such a beautiful design is quite a significant wish fulfilment for me if I’m honest. Hence my gushing about it!

For now this design is only available as a kit including 17 balls of Milburn DK and a printed copy of the pattern which you can get hold of either through our website or Jane’s.

Are you looking for a present for the yarnie in your life but aren’t sure what to get? We can help!! We have gift vouchers available on the website all year round. Or for a more personal touch we offer Gift Selection Help. Simply select the size of gift and give us some details about the recipient (e.g., do they knit/crochet? What colours do they love/ should we avoid? Are they a beginner/more experienced?) and we will put together a parcel especially for them! You can find both items in the Gifts section of the website which can be accessed via the Yarn menu.

With Christmas fast approaching we are already feeling the effects. The most important for our customers is how this affects our order shipping timelines. Please allow a little bit of extra time for delivery during this busy time and take note of the following last order dates to allow adequate time for delivery by Christmas. Orders placed after this probably won’t arrive in time. We won’t be processing orders after the 20th as we’ll be closed for annual leave (as you might imagine!).

UK 1st class Wednesday 18th December
UK 2nd class Monday 16th December
Mainland Europe/EU* Friday 13th December
USA/Canada Wednesday 11th December
Australia/New Zealand/*Eastern Europe
/Sweden/Italy/Greece/Turkey Monday 9th December
Asia/Far and Middle East/Central and
South America /Africa Friday 6th December