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  1. baa humbug embroidered organic fairtrade cotton drawstring bag

    We've added new cotton project bags to the shop - and these would make a lovely Chistmas gift. Embroidered by us on cotton bags that are both organic and Fairtrade, our Baa Humbug sheep is perfect whether you love Christmas or would be happy for it to be cancelled. The black and white stripes remind me of mint humbugs too, so I'd be happy to use this bag all year round.

    These bags are ideal if you're looking for a simpler project bag - there's no lining or pokets, and that lets us sell the bags for £10. They're ideal gifts for posting too as they'll fold up and go as large letter post.

    We've also put together a few kits with lucky dip mini skeins and bags - ideal if you missed out on one of our advent calendars which are now sold out.

    lucky dip mini skeins in baa humbug embroidered cotton drawstring bag

    Just choose from 12 mini skeins and a bag (£30) or 24 mini skeins and a bag (£49) and we'll take care of the rest. The mini skeins won't be wrapped - we thought about it and decided that the lucky dip colours meant that most people would prefer to be able to see the colours and choose their order. 

    We can't guarantee what colours you'll get - just that they'll all be different. The mini skeins will be on our 4ply Britsock base so you'll get 40 meters of yarn in each 10 gram mini skein.

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  2. As lockdown 2 starts in England we wanted to take a quick minute to explain what will happen with The Knitting Goddess over the next 4 weeks. We're the only people in the workshop (and actually most days I'm the only person in the workshop as Bobbie works from home). In turn that means I can keep going to work.

    We're taking extra care packing parcels - so handwashing before we start packing and again if we get interrupted for anything. The only people near your yarn are Bobbie and I. We don't have visitors to the workshop.

    Our post is collected daily, so we can get orders out quickly. Right now Royal mail is doing an amazing job and most parcels are arriving in 1-2 days for the UK.  We've got goos atocl of our yarn bases, the mills we deal with are still open and as all of our suppliers are UK based we're not suffering from delays as stock has to clear customs.

    With all of that in mind we wanted to make sure that this weeks update was full of the neutral colours which work well with colours you might already have in your yarn stash.

    britsock coal 1 hand dyed British yarn with BFL Wensleydale alpaca and nylo

    britsock baby elephant 1 hand dyed British yarn with BFL Wensleydale alpaca

    britsock icicle hand dyed British yarn with BFL Wensleydale alpaca and nylo

    Our Britsock base is a real favourite- and it's the perfect yarn for many things. Strong enough for socks and soft enough to snuggle into this amazing yarn is spun by John Arbon. It's a blend of British BFL, Wensleydale, alpaca and nylon. 

    If you'd like lots of smaller amounts of colour then colourwheels are just the thing. We restcoked the Printer Ink Shades and added a new Hydrangea colourway too.

    britsock shades colour wheel hand dyed British yarn with BFL Wensleydale al

    britsock hydrangea colour wheel hand dyed British yarn with BFL Wensleydale

    Find all of the Britsock here