Spring

Spring officially started on Friday last, and it’s really beginning to feel like it. There’s light in the sky after five, there’s daffodil leaves poking insistently up from the soil, and we’re starting to think of new season colours and yarns.

So the timing of yesterday’s delivery from Hedgehog Fibres couldn’t have been better timed. It was a big box filled with the most gorgeous yarn in colours that lit up the day.

That’s some of the pure cashmere lace – 400 metres of the softest, lightest fibre imaginable.

And there’s new Hedgehog Fibres sock yarn in stock too – 350 metres of vibrant, smoothly plied knitting or crocheting delight.

And up at the top of this post you’ll see something that we’re very very proud of indeed: the “Powerscourt” colourway in sock yarn. This is a collaboration between Beata Jezek, the very talented dyer behind Hedgehog Fibres, and This Is Knit. It’s exclusive to us, and we think it’s rather special.

Carol Feller’s workshops went down an absolute treat on Saturday, and we can now report an upsurge in both charted cable and short row knitting as a result. People came from all over Ireland to attend and they went away with lots of neat new tips and tricks under their belts!

We’re also very happy to be able to tell you that Aoibhe Ní will be giving a full day workshop in This Is Knit on Saturday April 6th on her marvellous Tunisian Lace techniques. Aoibhe designs stunning crocheted shawls in the some of finest yarns available. Places at the workshop are limited, but you can nab yours at this link.

So onwards into spring! (Pay no attention to the falling snow.)