Wednesday, 26 February 2014

New Beginnings

In a desperate attempt to simplify everything Marmalade Yarns now has a new website and the blog has relocated to be with it.

Please come and find us HERE

Monday, 3 February 2014

Spring crochet

Maxine has been busy crocheting covers for pretty spring bulb jars. So look out your stashes of colourful yarn and cheer yourself up.
Meanwhile, I am spring cleaning the website and have set up some marmalade yarns pintrest boards  so have a look.

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

New Year - New Project

January is marmalade making time.
The decorations are down and all the possibilities of a New Year ahead are quite exciting.
However, if you eat toast and marmalade every day then you need to get preserving. I ran out this year and am so looking forward to the fresh batch of marmalade.

New Year is also a time to start some new projects. If you are looking for some bargain yarn, in the shop we have several sale items, including Cashmerino dk, at the incredible price of £3.50.
We also have crofter chunky, colourspun and galaxy chunky all reduced.

If you are wondering what to cast on, then have a look at Ysolda's mystery knit along
I spotted it on Christmas eve, have dragged out some stash yarn and am counting the days to January 13th when the first clue is published. I have wanted to do a mystery knit along for ages but never had the opportunity coinciding with appropriate yarn or sufficient time, this one looks especially interesting with 5 clues over 5 weeks and 2 choices in every clue, how exciting. The perfect antedote for January blues, how can anyone feel down with fresh marmalade and a knit along?

Thursday, 19 December 2013


Merry Christmas to all our lovely customers

We will be open on Christmas eve til 2pm , Fri 27th 10am - 2pm and Saturday 28th as normal but then we will be closed until the following Saturday 4th January.
Hope you all manage to find time for your festive knitting and crochet.
See you in the New Year.

Friday, 29 November 2013

Come to Frome Extravaganza.

We have gone for the highly appropriate orange theme for our window this year complete with our very favourite 'marmalade' kidsilk haze.

 Christmas boxes with tempting yarns and gifts for knitters,

and some poodles!!! 
It is worth walking up Catherine Hill just to see our poodles:


 This is a very exciting weekend in Frome. All the shops are getting ready for the Extravaganza.
Jenson Button is coming back to his home town to switch on the Christmas lights and there are lots of events over the weekend including the wonderful Christmas Supermarket on Sunday.

We have some delightful new stock to show you which will be available over the weekend,
Made By Ewe kits, these contain 100% british wool. We have robins, angels and several different reindeer and sheep available. All perfect as gifts for knitters and small enough to complete before Christmas.  

If you knit gifts to give then this stationery is what you have been waiting for....

Classy design with a loving message and space on the back for you to pass on the care instructions.
There will be no mistaking how special your handknitted gift is when it comes with one of these attached. If a gift tag is not the answer then try one of the greetings cards.

We thoroughly recommend a trip to Frome this weekend, it's where everything is happening.

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Paloma Sale.

 To celebrate the chill in the air we are offering 15% off the cosy, soft and chunky Paloma.

The offer is available in our web shop or in our real shop which is looking fantastic.......

We have a proper counter, with built in Noro display, it feels like a real shop.
So whether you want a brusque walk up the hill in the cold to squish the wool and look at the colours or sit by the fire you won't miss out on a fantastic bargain.

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Your Best Christmas Pullover

I have now fully come to terms with the 'Christmas starts in October ' ethos of being a retailer and in fact if you want your very own perfect Christmas jumper then Christmas may start much earlier.

Maxine has already finished hers and has smugly installed it in the shop, as featured in the last post.

 I think she is taunting me as she is fully aware that I cast on the Rowan Christmas Slipover this January, yes JANUARY!!!

So now I am on a massive mission to finish mine. It doesn't even have sleeves but I am sweating over this project. It is knitted in Rowan Felted Tweed and I have chosen more subtle colours (celadon and cinnamon)  which I am not so sure was a great idea. I love the colours but the reindeer are less distinct.

Meanwhile we have several other desirable Christmas knits in the window:

These are all King Cole patterns.
Aren't the jumpers for bottles a great idea? All patterns are available in the shop and there is still time to knit them before Christmas.