Good morning all, the crew of The Wool Boat are back off their cruise on “Queen Anne” and are open again.

Opening plans for this week for the floating Lancashire Wool shop.

We are open again, back from our trip on the bigger boat.

The Wool Boats plans for the week the of 10th to the 16th June 2024.

We are planning to be open again on Thursday, the 13th of June as normal near The Slipway open 1-4 for knit and natter.

The Slipway is on Crabtree Lane at L40 0RN.

Then we’re planning to be open somewhere around the Burscough area, near Burscough Wharf open 11 to 4 on Saturday the 15th of June open 11 – 4.

As well we are available by appointment, please give us a ring and we’ll agree a convenient time for you to visit The Wool Boat.

Carole and Capt Col 10th June 2024

Any shares would be appreciated, thank you.



New shades of J C Bretts acrylic Top Value yarn into stock on The Wool Boat on the 1.5.2024.

From left to right, shade 8478 Blue and red, shade 8479 Purple and lilac, shade 8480 Light blue and deep pink, shade 8481 Grey and pink, shade 8482 Burgundy and brown, Shade 8483 Mustard and green. Shade 8484 Marbled orange, Shade 8485 Mustard and black.

Double knitting weight yarn

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

Price at June 2024 is £2 per 100 gram ball.

A 100gram ball contains approximately 317 yards of yarn.

We now have a range of 36 shades of this yarn in stock on The Wool Boat.

Sunday Stitches this week the finished Ice Plum Dragon tooth shawl.



Sunday stitches 28.4.2024 Ice Plum Dragon tooth shawl
Sunday Stitches this week the finished Ice Plum Dragon tooth shawl.

This week’s Sunday Stitches is the finished shawl I was working on in Seaburn last week. It is knitted with “Swurly Wurley” in shades of blues and lilacs known as “Ice Plum”, from the pattern that I carry around in my head, never felt the need to write it down.
This shawl will become a present for someone.
As you may be able to guess we haven’t quite got back to “Emma Maye” yet as from Seaburn we moved on to “Hazel Cottage” near Haswell in County Durham.
It’s been a cool week, but we have been into Durham, Seaham and Hartlepool. We have explored a bit of the coast near Essington Colliery, finding a great fish and chip shop in the village, called Jills Fish and Chips.
Carole off The Wool Boat.

A personalised baby blanket hand knitted to order by Carole Wareing, to order.

This weeks Sunday Stitches.


If you would like one knitting in your teams colours please get in touch, Carole

More details here

A retro style football scarf hand knitted by Carole Wareing from Colin and Caroles Creations and The Wool Boat.

Knitted in a style that your mum or granny may have created back in the day.

This yarn is in shades of red and white so could be used to show your support for a good range of clubs from Liverpool, Accrington Stanley, Brackley, Crewe, Sunderland….

The yarn acrylic so easy care, and the scarf is 64 inches long and 8 inches wide.

Further details of this new yarn are here on a new page

Sunday Stitches this week is the finished shawl from last weekend now with it’s new owner who was happy to have her pic taken wearing the shawl knitted from Swurley wurley. Thanks for the chance to take the pic. #sundaystitches Carole on narrowboat Emma Maye.

So Carole’s needles are a empty, if you would like a shawl knitting please get in touch

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Cw 8549 J C Brett’s Aztec Aran yarn 14.6.2020.

Shades of J C Brett’s Aztec Aran yarn we have available from the Wool Boat 

We now have 6 shades from the range that Brett’s offer and if you would like a particular shade we haven’t got aboard we can always order it in for you.  

The yarn is 90% acrylic and 10% Alpaca which makes it very soft to the feel.

The recommended needles are 5mm and there is 208 yards or 170 meters on a ball.

From the left hand top corner are 

shades no’s AL2, AL5,
                  AL14, AL18, 
                  AL19, AL20.

Price at 2.1.2024  is £3.25 a ball.

Cw 8549 Copyright Colin Wareing

www.colinandcarolescreations.co.uk
www.thewoolboat.co.uk 
E-mail colinandcarolescreations@yahoo.co.uk

Phone no 07931 356204
J C Brett’s Aztec Aran yarn 14.6.2020.

We have added a new page to the website today, 3.1.2024, with the shades of Aztec Aran with Alpaca we have in stock, the page is here

Carole has recently produced a new hat, and this one is a bit special.

She has knitted this one from a pure wool yarn which has been produced from wool, reared, sheared and spun in Britian.

The yarn has been produced with a donation from each ball sold going to the Future Dreams Breast Cancer Charity.

So your new hat will be helping British sheep famers and a breast cancer charity.

The hat is available from our website here, or come and pick it up from The Wool Boat.

Future Dreams Ribbed Hat

Five new shades of West Yorkshire Spinners Colour lab DK in stock on the Wool Boat.

WYS Colour lab shades 1028, 1029, 1030, 1032, 1033
Further details here

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Wool Boat offer poster

Special offers page is here

We have a new West Yorkshire Spinners Colour lab DK in stock called “Future Dreams”. This one is a bit special, a yarn to support the work of the Future Dreams Breast Cancer Charity, who provide practical, emotional and psychological support for those touched by breast cancer.

For every ball bought, West Yorkshire Spinners will donate £1 to Future Dreams Breast Cancer Charity.

On each ball band is a pattern to either knit or crochet a flower.

Carole and Capt Col 23.10.2023

Any shares would be appreciated, thank you.

https://thewoolboat.co.uk/james-c-brett-aurora/

This week’s Sunday stitches is five hand knitted scarves awaiting delivery to continue their onwards journeys to their forever homes. Christmas presents? Not all knitted in one week but all from Fairground yarn. Carole on the narrow boat “Emma Maye” on the canal in Lancashire.

We have a new West Yorkshire Spinners Colour lab DK in stock called “Future Dreams”.

This one is a bit special, a yarn to support the work of the Future Dreams Breast Cancer Charity, who provide practical, emotional and psychological support for those touched by breast cancer.

For every ball bought, West Yorkshire Spinners will donate £1 to Future Dreams Breast Cancer Charity.

On each ball band is s pattern to either knit or crochet a flower.

More information and free down loadable patterns are on the West Yorkshire Spinners web site here

All the shades of Colour lab DK we have in stock are here and the price is £6.75 a ball

Carole and Capt Col 9.10.2023

Any shares would be appreciated, thank you.

 ring 07931 356204

6 New shades of Marble chunky added to our stock and available now.

All Marble chunky here

All Baby Twinkle prints here


Sunday stitches this week, a finished baby blanket

A lovely soft hand knitted baby blanket in colours of pastel and twinkly shades of pinks, lilac, green and lemon. The blanket has a chevron pattern knitted into it with the bottom border having a scalloped edge. The blanket is easy care, being machine washable at 30C and measures 19” by 24” (47 by 65 cm) and has been created from James C Bretts “Baby Twinkle Prints” acrylic double knitting yarn, shade Btp 23.
Carole Wareing has designed and hand knitted this blanket, this is Carole of Colin and Carole’s Creations based on a narrow boat named “Emma Maye” and also known as The Wool Boat that is based on the Leeds and Liverpool canal in Burscough in West Lancashire.
Garment 637 Image Cw 8443 copyright Colin Wareing

Available to purchase from the Wool Boat, or our shop on here

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New WYS “Nut cracker” sock yarn in stock, and have a look at the special offers on our website.

it’s the time of year again when West Yorkshire Spinners launch their Christmas Sock Yarn.

It’s Nutcracker and it’s here today on The Wool Boat

Newly released on Monday, the 31st of July 2023, 4 new shades of Country Birds Signature 4 Ply from West Yorkshire Spinners. 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. all ideal for socks! The four shades are Jay, shade 1167, Swallow, shade 1168, Starling, shade 1169, and Green Wood Pecker, shade 1170.

West Yorkshire Spinners new shades of Country Birds yarn.
These four new shades have been added to our stock of the Country Birds Collection today the 31st July 2023
The new shades are Left to right Jay shade no 1167 Swallow shade no 1168 Starling shade
and 1169 Green wood pecker shade 1170

Further details and pics of the yarn knitted up are here

New shades of West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4 ply yarn aboard The Wool Boat 20.4.2023.

From the left is shade 234, Honeysuckle

                                        240, Butterscotch

                                        1001, Sunflower

                                        1003, Amethyst

                                        1004, Amber

                                        1006, Spruce.

West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4 ply yarn that is also great for sock knitting as it contains Nylon and polyester to make it hard wearing.

These are 6 of the approximately 60 shades of this yarn we have available from stock on The Wool Boat.

The yarn is 75% Wool of which 35% is Bluefaced Leicester and 25% Nylon.

100gram balls

400m/437 yards

3.25mm needles

Tension 10cm/4inch square 36 rows by 28 sts

Price at 20.4.2023 £8.50 per 100 gram ball available from The Wool Boat or we can post the pair out to a uk address but will have to charge P and P

Tequila sunrise shawl
Just added to our shop
A Dragon tooth shawl hand knitted aboard the narrow boat “Emma Maye” in Lancashire by Carole Wareing of Colin and Carole’s Creations. This handcrafted garment is an adult sized shawl, one of Carole’s exclusive and unique range knitted, from a discontinued wool based yarn that was produced by West Yorkshire Spinners. The yarn used for this shawl is 75% Wool and 25% nylon and so nice and warm. The colours are oranges, reds and creams. The stitches used to create this shawl have produced a textured structure to the garment. The shawl is 62 inch long and 11 inch deep at its widest point and has about 57 dragon’s teeth. A big thank you to Carolyn for modelling the shawl. The price is £35 including free postage to a uk address,or come and pick up from The Wool Boat.

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