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Black yarn for Black Friday 2021
For this year’s Black Friday we are doing an offer of 50% off on all the different forms of black yarn we have in stock on The Wool Boat.
The yarns on offer are, James C Bretts Aran with Wool, 400 gram ball for £4.50
James C Bretts Top Value DK 100 Gram ball for 90p
James C Bretts Twinkle DK 100 gram ball for £1.50
James C Bretts Pure Merino DK 50 gram ball for £2.35
James C Bretts Chunky with Merino 100 gram ball for £1.75
WYS Signature 4 ply 100gram ball for £3.75
James C Brett Faux Fur 100 gram ball for £3.00
Collect only from the Wool Boat, limited stock of each line.

The Wool Boats crew plans for the 22nd to 28th November 2021.

This week’s plan for Burscough’s wool shop.

We are planning to be open a bit more this week, for hand knitted Christmas presents, Burscough Christmas cards and a Black Friday offer of all black yarn in stock on sale at half price.

Into Burscough village to be open 11 – 3 on Tuesday the 23rd

Open outside the Slipway on Crabtree Lane on Thursday 25th from 1-3

And again on Friday the 26th from 10 to 3.

Other times available for contact and collect by appointment near the Slipway pub on Crabtree Lane near Burscough.

We would love to see you visit for a squidge and see the yarns, wools and Carole’s hand knitted garment in proper colour, not on a computer screen.

It’s also time to get Col’s Christmas cards out, great value at £1 each, can you remember the last time we had serious snow around Burscough?

As we have done all through the lock downs you can make an appointment  to collect from us at a time that is good for us all, please ring 07931 356204.

As we are still being covid safe at the present time we are afraid we can’t let people on to the boat, we’ve not room for social distancing, so we are bringing baskets of yarn out to you.

 www.thewoolboat.co.uk

Carole and Capt Col. 22.11.2021.

Having started off the week by posting out a Rainbow Scarf knitting kit to a lady in Swindon we have moved a few miles down the canal towards Liverpool.

Rainbow scarf knitting kit
Rainbow scarf knitting kit
A kit of yarn, pattern, instructions and needles to knit a Rainbow Scarf. The pattern has been designed by Carole Wareing of The Wool Boat and is a great place to start to learn to knit, with a guide to get you started, along with a pair of needles. These seven balls make up the colours of the rainbow, Red Shade no 8426, Orange Shade no 8443. Yellow Shade no 8411, Green Shade no 845 Blue 8419, Lilac shade 8431, and Purple shade 8432. Due to the differences in imaging displays the colours may not be rendered quite true but they are bright in real life. The yarn is Top Value DK from James C Brett’s which is a great value double knitting weight yarn. Each ball contains 100 gram or 290 meters/317 yards. The price for the kit is £14.50 delivered free locally.

But we plan to be back outside The Farmers Arms on New Lane near Burscough open from 1-3 on Thursday while  Carole will be knitting and nattering in The Farmers so Capt Col will be running the shop open on the boat.

We would love to see you visit for a squidge and see the yarns, wools and Carole’s hand knitted garment in proper colour, not on a computer screen.

It’s also time to get Col’s Christmas cards out, great value at £1 each, can you remember the last time we had serious snow around Burscough?

As we have done all through the lock downs you can make an appointment  to collect from us at a time that is good for us all, please ring 07931 356204.

As we are still being covid safe at the present time we are afraid we can’t let people on to the boat, we’ve not room for social distancing, so we are bringing baskets of yarn out to you.

Carole and Capt Col. 8.11.2021.

Carole and Capt Col. 4.10.2021.

Now available from our webshop, or come and collect from The Wool Boat

Dragon tooth shawl from Fairground G10 Dragon tooth Fairground shawl for a hug
A Dragon tooth shawl hand knitted aboard the narrow boat “Emma Maye” in Lancashire by Carole Wareing of Colin and Carole’s Creations blows in the breeze. This unique garment will make a great handmade hug for someone you can’t actually hug at the moment, someone in a care home or a nursing home, or Christmas or Birthday present. This garment, an adult sized shawl, knitted from a yarn available from The Wool Boat The yarn used for this shawl is an acrylic yarn from the James C Brett’s “Fairground” range, shade G10. The colours are lilac, browns, fawns and variegated purple. The stitches used to create this shawl have produced a textured and ribbed structure to the garment. The yarn is an acrylic one, very warm and snuggly and easy maintaince. The shawl is 78 inch long and 12 inch deep at its widest point and has about 68 dragon’s teeth. The price is £20 including free postage to a uk address, please enquire about overseas postage rates or come and pick up from The Wool Boat. The Wool Boat’s virtual mooring if you can’t get to us on a canal is www.thewoolboat.co.uk or Carole can be contacted on 07931 356204 Garment no 528 Image no Cw 7749b Image Copyright Colin Wareing colinandcarolescreations@yahoo.co.uk

As we are still being covid safe at the present time we are afraid we can’t let people on to the boat, we’ve not room for social distancing, so we are bringing baskets of yarn out to you.

Vintage Twinkle, West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4ply yarn – Christmas 2021 West Yorkshire spinners have blended a subtle touch of sparkle with our award-winning Signature 4ply to create Vintage Twinkle. Signature 4ply Sparkle Vintage Twinkle (1051) 75% Wool / 23% Nylon / 2% Polyester 75% Wool / 25% Nylon The wool content for all Signature 4ply yarn contains 35% luxurious Bluefaced Leicester making this one of the most sumptuous 4 Ply products on the market. Size: 100g balls (400m) Tension - 36rs x 28sts - 10cm (4") sq - 3.25mm (US3) needles Machine Wash 30° Owing to photography and screen calibration the colour reproduction is matched as closely as possible to the yarn. Our price is £7.50 a 100 gram ball or £11.50 posted to a uk address. If you want more than one ball posting out please get in touch as we can send up to 8 balls out for the same postage.
Vintage Twinkle, West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4ply yarn
– Christmas 2021 West Yorkshire spinners have blended a subtle touch of sparkle with our award-winning Signature 4ply to create Vintage Twinkle. Signature 4ply Sparkle Vintage Twinkle (1051) 75% Wool / 23% Nylon / 2% Polyester 75% Wool / 25% Nylon The wool content for all Signature 4ply yarn contains 35% luxurious Bluefaced Leicester making this one of the most sumptuous 4 Ply products on the market. Size: 100g balls (400m) Tension – 36rs x 28sts – 10cm (4″) sq – 3.25mm (US3) needles Machine Wash 30° Owing to photography and screen calibration the colour reproduction is matched as closely as possible to the yarn. Our price is £7.50 a 100 gram ball or £11.50 posted to a uk address. If you want more than one ball posting out please get in touch as we can send up to 8 balls out for the same postage.
Sunday Stitches 15.8.2021 Aran jumper
Sunday stitches on the canal narrow boat “Emma Maye” 15th of August 2021 This week Carole is working on a Aran Jumper knitting from James C Bretts “Aran with wool” yarn.
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As we have done all through the lock downs you can make an appointment to collect from us at a time that is good for us all, please ring 07931 356204.
As we are still being covid safe at the present time we are afraid we can’t let people on to the boat, we’ve not room for social distancing, so we are bringing baskets of yarn out to you.
www.thewoolboat.co.uk
Carole and Capt Col. 26.4.2021.

Funny feetz advert
J C Brett’s have launched a new additional range of Funny Feetz 4 ply sock yarn. These new six shades have 25% bamboo within the mix of super wash wool and polyamide which makes it lovely and soft, but it’s still durable enough for sock knitting The shades in the box here are from top left hand are FZB01 FZB02 FZB03 FZB04 FZB05 FZB06 There are 6 shades available from The Wool Boat. Price is £6.50 a ball.
Four seasons sock yarn advert
Introducing four new shades of West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4 Ply range, the range being called Four Season’s as designed by The Winwick Mum. Yarn from the West Yorkshire Spinners Four Seasons adding to the Signature 4 Ply range. 4 shades, Spring green, Summer sunset, Autumn leaves, Winter icicle, 75% Wool – 25% Nylon. The wool content contains 35% luxurious Blue faced Leicester making this one of the most sumptuous 4 Ply products on the market. Ideal for sock knitting. Pack contains one ball of each shade.
map for our mooring
Map for our mooring off Crabtree Lane near Burscough and just down the footpath across the front of The Slipway pub L40 0RN

4 shades of WYS 4 ply
WYS Signature 4 ply
We now have 57 shades of this yarn available from the boat or we can post out, with nay order over £30 being post free, so 4 balls? contact us with your desires.
Cost at 14.3.2021 £7.50 per 100 gram ball available from The Wool Boat or we can post them out. Image Cw 7493 copyright Colin Wareing of Colin and Carole’s Creations www.thewoolboat.co.uk E-mail colinandcarolescreations@yahoo.co.uk 14.3.2021
Today’s local delivery by the crew of The Wool Boat on 3.3.2021.
2 balls of J C Bretts Supersoft DK yarn, a pattern for a babies’ cardigan, and the buttons to go with it. Delivered to a customer near Burscough so we could walk there.

Six shades of James C Brett’s acrylic Top Value chunky yarn available from The Wool Boat on 24.2.2021

Chunky weight premium acrylic yarn.

The shades are on the top row, TC04 White, TC07 Pink, TC10 Green

                             Bottom row   TC 14 Red, TC 15 Navy Blue and TC 17 Royal Blue                

The yarn is easy care, being machine washable at 30C

Price at February 2021 is £2.00 per 100 gram ball.

A 100gram ball contains approximately 150 meters or 163 yards of yarn.

Recommended needles are size 6mm

Funny feetz advert
J C Brett’s have launched six new additional shades of Funny Feetz with bamboo 4 ply sock yarn.
These new six shades have 25% bamboo within the mix of super wash wool and polyamide which makes it lovely and soft, but it’s still durable enough for sock knitting
The shades from top left to right are
FZB07, the pink one, FZB08, Mauve/blue, FZB09, Green, FZB10 Rainbow, FZB1, Blue and brown FZB12, Blue and Green
There are 6 shades available from The Wool Boat.
Price is £6.50 a ball.

Just off Carole’s needles, great for the chilly weather.

This set can be reproduced in any of the shades of “Fair Ground” yarn that we have in stock see the shades here

Pink and grey adults, scarf, and hat set from Fairground G12 Garments 502, the hat and 503 the scarf. A lovely set of hand knitted garments to keep you warm in the winter chills, in shades of Pink and grey. The scarf is approx 68 inch/ 173 cm long and 6 inch/15 cm wide until the last 9 inches / 23cm on either end of the scarf where the basket weave pattern is and the scarf widens out to 8 inches/21cm, the hat is of a ribbed pattern and the hat is a great head warmer. The set is adult sized, knitted from J C Brett’s “Fairground” yarn by Carole Wareing from Colin and Caroles Creations and The Wool Boat. The shade is number G12 which has shades of pink and grey, The yarn is acrylic for easy care. The set is £25.00 including delivery to a uk address, or come and collect from The Wool Boat or they are available separately. In that case the scarf is £17.50 and the hat is £12.50, again with free postage to a UK address. Garment’s 502 and 503 Cw 7464

Available from our webshop here

Limited offer

Christmas sock yarn pack with free pattern book. A limited offer of 4 balls of West Yorkshire Spinners signature 4 ply sock yarn in Christmas shades.

Christmas sock yarn pack with free pattern book.

A limited offer of 4 balls of West Yorkshire Spinners signature 4 ply sock yarn in Christmas shades.

The 4 balls of yarn are 2 balls of Silent Night and one each of Candy Cane and Fairy lights.

And with this yarn will be a copy of the WYS “Christmas Socks collection one, Hand knitted sock designs by Winwick Mum.

In the book, which normally is priced at £8.50, are 6 patterns, one of which requires 2 balls of the Silent Night. 

to order please e mail us at colinandcarolescreations@yahoo.co.uk and we will send you a payment request via pay pal as we are struggling a bit with this e-commerce malarkey 🙂

Now Christmas has gone and hopefully the postal services will be under less pressure we are now happy to resume posting out our creations along with wool and yarn or whatever else we have in stock, with free postage to a uk address on yarn orders over £30

About us

Where and when is The Wool Boat open?

The Wool Boat is based on the canal narrow boat “Emma Maye”. During the winter we are based on the Leeds and Liverpool canal in the Burscough area of Lancashire. Over the summer we cruise the inland waterways of the country. This means
we will keep this website up dated as to where and when we plan to be open.

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