Monday, 12 December 2011


Knitwits Yarns

For those of you who fondly think of Cornwall as blue sky, sun and sandy beaches then I'm sorry to disappoint you but today has been absolutely foul!! We get the best and we certainly get the worst - gale force winds, horizontal lashing rain and that grim, damp cold that chills your very bones. Absolutely the only thing to do is light the fire and knit in front of it. We have our Christmas "do" a week on Thursday and I've still got the sleeves to knit on my festive sweater - there's a sweepstake on as to whether I can finish in time or not. (There's no collar though so no picking up stitches so I may be in with a fighting chance.)

I don't usually talk about customers but today is a bit of a red letter day as we had an order in (by phone) from Tristan Da Cunha. Where the Christmas Cracker is that, I hear you ask. Well, indeed, you may wonder - as did I - so I googled it. Tristan Da Cunha, it transpires, is the most remote, inhabited island in the world - 1,750 miles from South Africa and 2,088 miles from South America - Wow! - and some Katia scarf yarn is on its way there, with needles. Our customer is going to email with requests for more wool so I'm going to ask her all sorts of questions - like what she's doing there!

As I sit at home tonight cracking on with my two sleeves I'll spare a thought for the most remote island in the world - I think it might take a while for our wool to get there ...


  1. I only ever go to Cornwall in the summer and have a very delightful summery image of it. I would love to come in the winter and see the sea at it's most powerful - just like in the Mousehole cat! Love my Knitcol Merino rainbow wool which I have used to make hat and mittens for my daughter - Lisa in not at all remote, Leicester!

  2. I can't wait to spend a few weeks down there again. Very soon... I love the stormy weather as much as the lovely summerdays. Just as well, because there is plenty more of the former than the latter!

    Tristan da Cunha looks great. You have to put a map on your website with all the locations to where you have shipped yarn!