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Yearly Archives: 2016

Alpacas are fluffier than ever!

Written on May 25, 2016 at 2:10 pm, by

I don’t know if you remember, but there was a mini heat wave a few weeks back.  My alpacas are in full fleece and were looking uncomfortable in the heat.  Their water buckets were always muddy because the water had … Read More

What we’re up to June – August 2016

Written on May 23, 2016 at 3:34 pm, by

Summer is finally here, weather is warming up a little and the alpacas are fluffier than ever! It’s nearly time for them to have their annual haircut and we’re planning what to do with their fleeces!
Even though it’s summer, it … Read More

Design focus – Sherri Shrug

Written on May 3, 2016 at 5:30 pm, by

One of our all time favourite quick knits is the classic piece Sherri Shrug. Sherri was designed in 2011 as a part of our Country Garden collection and quickly became a popular piece. Knitted in Purl Alpaca Designs’ Medium yarn … Read More

Yarn Shop Day 2016 – celebrating our stockists!

Written on April 29, 2016 at 4:02 pm, by

Happy Yarn Shop Day everyone! We have decided to celebrate the day by taking a look at 3 fabulous stockists of our yarn!
Knit With Attitude – Stoke Newington, London, UK

Knit With Attitude in Stoke Newington, London

A gem of a … Read More

We went to Wales and had a wonderful time! – Wonderwool 2016

Written on April 27, 2016 at 11:20 am, by

Somehow we always manage to get lost on the way to Builth Wells and Wonderwool and this year was no exception. Our Sat Nav and phone map thinks that picturesque B-roads across the Welsh countryside is our preferred route, and … Read More

Customer Gallery – April 2016

Written on April 12, 2016 at 5:20 pm, by

We continue to receive so many stunning photos of you in your finished knitted garments and we love seeing them. Thank you to everyone sending us their pictures.
First up is Elizabeth who has knitted the Glacier Cardigan for her daughter-in-law. … Read More

Spring clean – dusting off Pinterest

Written on April 6, 2016 at 6:38 pm, by

I’ve always thought spring cleaning was a waste of time. Deep clean, washing windows, throwing away stuff all seems like boring and time consuming tasks, yet come April the last few years I find myself doing just that. Going through … Read More

Foraging in April – preparations for a workshop

Written on April 1, 2016 at 1:44 pm, by

I always like to include an element of foraging in our workshop menus, but this proves harder in winter and spring than at other times of the year. The Downs are covered in gorse flowers this time of year but … Read More

Knitting for Easter – is it all eggs?

Written on March 26, 2016 at 11:26 am, by

Did you know we have a knitting kit for an egg cosy? No? Well, Tracy made the pattern for the lovely Al Paca and afterwards thought she should make him a friend, and Cate the egg cosy was born (as … Read More

A visit to Edinburgh Yarn Festival 2016

Written on March 23, 2016 at 2:12 pm, by

For the second time we were preparing for the journey to Edinburgh. We had such a lovely time there last year and were both looking forward to another trip to Scotland. We do end up spending a long time away … Read More

We’re going north – Edinburgh Yarn Festival next stop!

Written on March 14, 2016 at 9:42 pm, by

We are so excited to be returning to the Edinburgh Yarn Festival for the second year running. We loved our visit last year, such a brilliant and vibrant atmosphere and so many fabulous and fun knitters. We will be in … Read More

The Spring Knitting and Stitching Show – is it spring yet??

Written on March 10, 2016 at 1:08 pm, by

Well, for one it didn’t feel much like spring! London met us with rain and bitterly cold winds. To the extent that a metal part on the roof of the flat we stayed in came loose and kept Kari-Helene awake … Read More