Secret Yarn Stash August 2018 Reveal

It was always my intention to create a blog post each month to reveal the yarn stash we are 14 months in and this is my first successful one. I'll be better, I promise.

Our theme this month is Seaside. Growing up as a kid in England, our holidays were always in Cornwall, Devon and Somerset. I fell in love with our coasts and beaches. I can still remember to this day that I always wanted a full English made out of rock sweets…why is that a thing?! Never got one mind. Deprived, clearly. Every time I head to the beach I feel all nostalgic and calm, like my inner peace lives there. I can’t wait for my kid to start enjoying it in the same way.



Our indie dyed section this month featured Rebecca from Ovis Yarns, with a stunning seaweed inspired colourway name “Rockpool Tales”. Rebecca uses a Bluefaced Leicester, reared and spun in the UK – perfect for our trip the British coast.



Our commercial yarn this month is a recycled cotton from Hoooked.  Stashers recieved 2 colours, one off white and one in their favourite colour. Now, these days, you can’t go on a beach trip without a market bag and I reckon this stuff will be perfect for such a project. I’m also thinking of using it for a little lampshade project...




Now, obviously you’ll need to take a little project to the beach, so I’ve popped in a little project bag created for us by The Lemon Gift Co. And of course, you can’t go to the seaside without sending a postcard! Why not send this one to someone you’ve been meaning to contact for a while, let them know you’re thinking of them.



One thing I do always do at the beach nowadays is a quick litter pick…I can’t un-see that Blue Planet episode or that picture of the seahorse holding the cotton bud. If you do head to the coast and get two minutes to spare, you’ll be amazed how much you can collect in that time, and how much is recyclable.

Our golden skein winner this month was Charlotte Steel, congratulations Charlotte! All our subscribers are entered a draw each month to win an extra skein of our indie dyed yarn.

If you'd like to sign up for our next stash, subscriptions are open between 1st & 15th each month, and you can find out more here!

louisa sheward