Without discussing it, my friend @katrionachapman and I designed a set of coordinating enamel pins!
I'll have all four of these at Yarndale, but you can also buy Kat's walking pins directly from her online shop. I love that they depict the actual colour of my walking boots! 🥾
Image descriptions: The first image shows four enamel pins on cards, standing on a rock with a Dartmoor stream and trees in the background. From left to right, the pins are: 'walk in the wild' by @katrionachapman, with a green hiking boot, my pin of Jack sitting proudly on Dartmoor, Kat's pin of a green hiking boot with gold outline, and my #lichenfancier pin. The second image is a closer shot of the four pins, all in shades of teal, blue and green, lying on a lush bed of green moss.
Image description: A drawing-in-progress for the front cover of a knitting pattern, all worked in pencil. The title reads 'Scrufts, A Knitting Pattern for Dog Lovers'. The illustration shows grey clouds behind the title, some Dartmoor scenery and the beginnings of a dog party. Five dogs of different breeds have arrived so far, with more loosely sketched in to join them, along with two humans of different genders and sizes modelling the cardigan design. To the right of the photo are two swatches, both knitted in @daughterofashepherd Ram Jam Sport, featuring colourwork dogs. The top one looks like #katiegreenbeansdogjack, and the bottom one like #deedeetheterrier 🐶❤️🐶
I've been feeling overwhelmed lately. We're in full on preparation mode for Yarndale at the end of the month, my first big show. I've been busy developing so many exciting new things that will fill my shop for the autumn. I've been keeping them secret and now it's almost time to share I don't know where to start! Keep an eye out over the next few weeks as I figure out how to tell you about everything!
Image description: in image 1, I sit at the kitchen table, stringing together wooden sheep bunting with natural wool. In the background are various stacks of products, with new surprises hiding under the table. Jack sits on my lap, and gazes lovingly up at me with his tongue out. In image 2, I have laid out the bunting-in-progress, with a pile of wooden spacer beads kept still in a ring of brown paper tape. The wool is revealed to be a lovely marl of three natural colours from @garthenor, and a pile of new British Sheep Breeds tea towels are nearby. In image 3, my hands are threading a wooden bead on a needle and my furry assistant is asleep on the job!