Sunshine days and summer holidays

Hello again friends! Sunshine days are here and summer holidays are on the horizon. Are you going away on holiday, or like us, staying at home and having day trips out? We are very lucky to live in such a beautiful part of the country as this photograph by my friend Jordan Weeks shows. Here’s a link to his website


I’ve been thinking about summer projects just lately and wondering about making another picnic blanket. I have already made one with Nurturing Fibres Eco-Cotton in crochet hexagons which is a favourite but I fancied making one with other colours from this beautiful range. The Eco-cotton and Eco-fusion (bamboo and cotton) are perfect for the summer, they are cool, smooth and comfortable, and wash really well.

Nurturing Fibres
Nurturing Fibres
Crochet Hex picnic blanket
Crochet Hex picnic blanket








Here are some free picnic blanket patterns for you……. Knitting , a download for a crochet pattern and crochet pattern. Perhaps you will choose to make your blanket from Nurturing Fibres, a lovely range of sunshine colours. That’s the nice think about making a blanket, the size isn’t crucial, and tension can be a bit off and it shouldn’t matter.  You can confidently substitute yarns without worry as long as you check the tension and use the right size needles/hook for the yarn

Did you know, I now have an Etsy shop where I sell kits and will be selling my Naturally Gorgeous hand dyed yarns very soon? Have a look now and again to see what lovely Gorgeous Yarns I have on offer….

Naturally Gorgeous Hand dyed yarn
Naturally Gorgeous Hand dyed yarn

I expect you have heard about GDPR. Aren’t we all a bit fed up of it? Emails about this and that company, those we don’t remember signing up to, and those we really don’t want to hear from again! Here at Gorgeous Yarns, we have made sure we are GDPR compliant. We have a new policies page which includes your data protection rights under the new regulations, and we have a new mail list. If you were on the original mailing list and haven’t yet signed up, don’t worry, you can here….  Our newsletter is  monthly, delivered to your mail box and we promise we won’t spam you or send you irrelevant information. Our newsletter usually has a monthly pattern, free prize draw, special offer code or an exclusive sale.

I’ll be at Buckfast Abbey Millennium Garden Fair next Saturday for the day with Gorgeous Yarns, and I will also be running a quiz in the Yurt at 10.30. Why not come along, have a day out with your family in the sunshine and treat yourself to some Gorgeous Yarns. I will have my show discount basket with me, so don’t miss out on a special price on these yarns.

Bye for now,


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