14 September 2016

Pink Milk Palette



Quite often someone will wander into my shop, attracted purely by the colours.  They can be quite apologetic about the fact that they neither knit nor crochet.  When I've pointed out the error of their ways in no uncertain terms (not really!), I'm quite happy to let them have as much of a colour fix as they'd like.  Apparently sweet shops can have the same effect on even those with a strictly savoury tooth.

One day I'll write a blog post about a typical day as a yarn shop owner.  I think you'll find it really interesting.  I have the privilege of meeting some fabulous people, believe me.

Anyway, I digress.  I'm currently working behind the scenes on my big girl's online shop.  Amongst other things, I shall be selling yarn packs which I am thoroughly enjoying putting together.  A lot of them will be based on my own previous makes.  I do hope you'll like them.  Some packs will include patterns, some won't.  Some may include a little surprise extra, some won't.  Just know that I will personally be packaging each with my love and care.

As a bit of a taster (and because I'm an impatient creature), I thought it might be fun to write a blog post introducing you to my eponymously named ...



Weight : Sport
Blend : 55% Extrafine Merino Wool, 33% Acrylic, 12% Cashmere
Length : 125m Per 50g Ball
Hook/Needle Size : 3.25mm
Washing Instructions : Cool Machine Wash

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Doesn't that just fill your heart with joy?

I've always been very vocal about my love for Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino.  It's one of my favourite yarns.  If you've followed my blog for any length of time you'll already know this.  I've used it for many of my patterns and makes.  I'm frequently asked which colours I use.

Why is it a favourite of mine?  Quite simply, it's an absolute pleasure to work with; knitted or crocheted it creates a soft fabric with wonderful drape, and it comes in a wide range of beautiful colours (60 in total I think).  Finished objects are easy to care for (machine washable on a cool temperature) and wear extremely well (no bobbling or fluffing).

The recommended hook/needle size is 3.25mm but I rarely opt for anything smaller than a 4mm.  In fact, using a 5mm hook creates a lovely light fabric that puddles into soft folds.

My Pink Milk Palette is a pack containing my ten 'go to' favourites.  They're the shades I visit time and time again.  I love each colour individually but I especially love all the different delicious combinations of any two or more of them.  For example, try and picture Peach Melba, Amber and Candy Pink together.  How gorgeously striking is that?  I have a huge soft spot for the pretty mix of Baby Pink, Duck Egg and Silver, and I'm currently a little bit fixated on seeing how Amber and Lilac stripes look.

What could you do with a Pink Milk Palette?  You could make numerous pairs of mitts in an array of different colours for gifts, you could hook up (or knit) several cowls, you could make a couple of January Sucks Infinity Scarves or even a small blanket.  Ooh, wouldn't a ripple in these colours look glorious?  I't's the perfect paintbox for all those little projects like flowers and embellishments.  Failing any of my suggestions, you could just arrange it prettily in your stash and allow your heart to skip a beat every time you catch a glimpse, until inspiration strikes.

I have an idea for a pattern floating around my head.  It involves all ten of the colours and I'm itching to set-to with my crochet hook and see what happens.  If it turns into fruition, I will, of course, share it with you.  I've already chosen its name.

I have a limited number of Pink Milk Palette packs available for immediate purchase if you're interested.  Payment is processed via Paypal but, to my knowledge, you can also pay by debit or credit card without having an account.


UK Only
£48.00 plus £3.50 postage




Europe
£48.00 plus £7.00 postage




Outside Europe
£48.00 plus £11.00 postage



Whilst I always obtain proof, all postage rates are only standard.  If you would prefer the more expensive traceable service, do send me an email prior to purchase.

Any customs charges will be your responsibility.  I am afraid I am unable to mark parcels as 'gifts'.

I aim to dispatch all parcels within 2 working days of sale.


I do hope you don't mind me doing the shameless self-promotion thing.  I was excited!  If nothing else, feel free to enjoy a colour fix with my pleasure. :-)

xxx

24 comments:

  1. Ohh mi querida! Qu茅 preciosos colores! Me imagino una manta ondulaci贸n, siempre una es bienvenida! Tendr铆a que averiguar si llegar谩 a Argentina, porque me encantar铆a tener esos ovillos tan lindos en mis manos.
    Saludos y gracias por la inspiraci贸n de color.
    Abrazo Vicky Dc

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  2. Ohh mi querida! Qu茅 preciosos colores! Me imagino una manta ondulaci贸n, siempre una es bienvenida! Tendr铆a que averiguar si llegar谩 a Argentina, porque me encantar铆a tener esos ovillos tan lindos en mis manos.
    Saludos y gracias por la inspiraci贸n de color.
    Abrazo Vicky Dc

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  3. I love reading about your yarn shop and seeing your favourite colours. Your palette is very pretty. I think that Duck Egg, Baby Pink and Silver look wonderful together!

    I live in Switzerland and the customs come down very heavily on any orders over a rather low amount (lower than £48) and unfairly, I find, they include the cost of the postage in the final amount to work out their customs' duties! I always have to order small packages from the UK and pay the postage two or three times.

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  4. So delicate looking is this pkg that you've put together ... I may just have to make this my next order! The colours work wonderful together ~ I think a great staple to have in any stash!

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  5. Love it, bought it, so excited. I am so pleased for you and all you have achieved. You are an inspiration.

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  6. Gorgeous colours, and good to know the finished item won't bobble easily - that's one of the most frustrating things about soft yarn. I particularly love your suggestion of duck egg, baby pink and silver, it's scrumptious. Good luck with the online shop. CJ xx

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  7. Love the amber, peach melba and duck egg in particular! Would make a great Christmas gift - I'll have to drop some hints!

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  8. Oh how I want that yarn...my birthday is coming up so I will be throwing hints around :)

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  9. That color palette is delicious! I so look forward to hearing about a typical day of working as a shop owner. Such a dream of mine off and on for years!

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  10. Those colors are Beautiful! I also love that Debbie Bliss yarn, it is so soft and I love the colors. I wonder what I will be making next?!
    Jeanette

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  11. My birthday present to me! Absolutely lovely!

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  12. Those colours look good enough to eat. They remind me of ice gems...

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  13. Are these still available and for united states which one do you choose with lo e Janice

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    1. Good morning Janice. They are, my love. For the US, it's the third option 'outside Europe'. xx

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    2. Gosh hadn't realized you replied... Ok thank you..

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  14. Hi Heather - have just purchased your Pink milk palette pack and am very excited as want to make a lovely baby blanket for my niece who is having a baby girl in March in USA. Have you any ideas for a baby blanket? Probably need it to be fairly simple as don't have masses of time before her mum (my sister) goes out to the States to help with the birth. You mentioned you may have an idea floating around so I just wondered whether it was a blanket?
    Kind regards. Sarah

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    1. Thank you so much Sarah. 馃槝 I'll pop your Palette in the post tomorrow. I hope you love it. I do have an idea, yes, but unfortunately it is still on the back burner though. It's a 'hotchpotch blanket' using all the colours and a combination of stripes and hearts colourwork. However, I honestly don't think you can go far wrong with a simple stripe pattern or ripples - letting the colours do a lot of the work, if you know what I mean? Otherwise, you could take a peek at https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/creJJtion - Maikke has some wonderful baby blanket patterns which would look beautiful in these colours. I do hope that helps inspire a little. xx

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    2. Whoops, I mean *Maaike! ☺️

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  16. These colors. Ermagarsh! To die for! Debbie Bliss always has the most beautiful colors. Are these packs all sold out? Also do you have a shop website? I'm a new reader of your blog {from the US} and I'm in love!

    Michelle 馃樈

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    1. Well it's most lovely to 'meet you' Michelle. Thank you for your kind comment. 馃槉

      Aren't they gorgeous? Debbie Bliss yarns are my absolute favourite. No, I have plenty of packs in stock and they can still be ordered above. Alternatively, I'm currently taking yarn photos like a mad thing, ready for reopening my Etsy shop (https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/PinkMilkCrochet) later in the week.

      Give me a shout if I can help further at all.

      Heather x

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    2. Oh, goodies! 馃槃 I'll keep an eye out for your etsy shop & I plan to purchase this yarn pack after my funds are replenished since I've just spent far too much on jelly shoes & bags since sunjellies.com is having a 50% off sale. Oops. 馃檲 Thank you for your prompt reply & wishing you a happy February!

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