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We have arrived in Halsall and are moored next to the carpark on Summerwoods Lane ready to be open on Saturday and Sunday this weekend

The Wool Boats plans for the 16th to 22nd May 2022  

We’re off to Halsall!

For the first time for a while we are planning to cruise to Halsall in West Lancashire to be open, from 11 to 4, over the weekend of Saturday the 21st and Sunday the 22nd of May 2022.

We are hoping to be moored near the Halsall Navvy and the car park off Summerwood Lane near The Saracens Head pub, L39 8AA.

In  the mean time we are still moored alongside the car park of the Slipway pub on Crabtree Lane near Burscough (L40 0RN) and are available for appointments for the first 3 days of the week and then will be open on Thursday the 19th May from 1-4.

This week’s “Capt Col’s Thursday Treat” will be J C Bretts “Stonewash” DK which is normally £3 a 100 gram ball but for the treat will be £2.00. The Thursday Treat will run on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, unless we run out, this week.

Do you subscribe to our newsletter “Creations Chronicles”? We have recently sent out our latest issue, if you would like a copy via e-mail or even by the post please send us a message with you e-mail address or postal address and we’ll send you a copy.  

For collection of orders out of these times please give us a ring and then we can arrange a appointment on 07931 356204 or we can deliver locally to Burscough.

Carole and Capt Col 16.5.2022

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Red and Grey Stonewash shawl Sunday Stitches 15.5.2022.

A bit of a different Sunday Stitches this week from me, a finished shawl, displayed on myself stood on the towpath next to our boat “Emma Maye” on the Leeds and Liverpool canal near Burscough in West Lancashire. This is the garment I was knitting in last week’s “Sunday Stitches” with the yarn coming from J C Bretts “Stonewash” range and the pattern one I’ve made up myself, fairly simple so has never been written down. Carole

A Dragon tooth scarf hand knitted aboard the narrow boat “Emma Maye” in Lancashire by Carole Wareing of Colin and Carole’s Creations. This exclusive garment is an adult sized shawl, knitted from a yarn available from The Wool Boat which is produced by James C Brett. The yarn used for this shawl is an acrylic yarn from the James C Brett’s “Stonewash” range, shade SW1. The colours are shades of Red and grey The stitches used to create this shawl have produced a textured structure to the garment. The yarn is an acrylic one, very warm and snuggly and easy maintaince. The shawl is approximately 72 inch long and 11 inch deep at its widest point and has about 64 dragon’s teeth.
#SundayStitches #shawl #knitting #finishedgarment #thewoolboat. #knittersofravelry #knittersofinstagram #knittersoftheworld Garment no 575 Cw 7996 Image no Cw 7996 Image Copyright Colin Wareing colinandcarolescreations@yahoo.co.uk
Sunday stitches on the canal narrow boat “Emma Maye” 1st of May 2022
After a weekend away in Seaburn near Sunderland we are back on the boat. The weather wasn’t great, as the result for Southport wasn’t at Gateshead yesterday, on the way back over the Pennines, mizzley rain so didn’t stop to take pictures. 
This week Carole is working on a multi striped Tank Top for Capt Col, being created from yarn from Carole’s stash.
Back to leggings from Funky fitness and a old but comfortable rugby shirt from the Black Sheep brewery 
and from Sunday Stitches 26.4.2022,  Capt Col has a new jumper, but this one is for “Best” as it is knitted from pure wool from yarn that has been reared, sheared, spun and knitted in Britain.
The yarn is from the West Yorkshire Spinners colour lab range and the shade is called Purple Rain
Carole on The Wool Boat. 1.5.2022.
Even when we are away from the boat Carole still can’t keep away from yarn shops.
We found 2 Knits and a Purl in Alfreton Market when we had a wander around Alfreton wen we where there for the Southport F C away game earlier on in the year.
Within the market hall at Alfreton in Derbyshire can be found this lovely wool stall. Run by a couple, Chris and Ian, the stall sells mainly acrylic yarns but is still we worth a visit. Colin Wareing 4.5.2022
Image Cw 7989 copyright Colin Wareing of Colin and Carole’s Creations

New shades of Marble DK in stock on The Wool Boat.

J C Bretts Marble double knitting yarn’s MT 53 in Lilac and blue shades, MT 55 in Pink and fawn shades and MT 56 in shades of light greens and yellows.

100% Acrylic 240m 262 yards per 100 gram ball, knits to most D K patterns.

Machine Washable

We now have 20 other different shades of this yarn in stock.

This yarn is priced at £2.80 per 100gram ball and can be posted out to a uk address for £6.75, or by a pack of 10 balls posted out for £30.00

Owing to photography and screen calibration the colour reproduction is matched as closely as possible to the yarn.

Photo Copyright Colin Wareing

Cw 7958 DK Marbles MT 53 and MT 55 and MT 56 J C Bretts Marble double knitting yarn’s MT 53 in Lilac and blue shades, MT 55 in Pink and fawn shades and MT 56 in shades of light greens and yellows. 100% Acrylic 240m 262 yards per 100 gram ball, knits to most D K patterns. Machine Washable We now have 20 other different shades of this yarn in stock. This yarn is priced at £2.80 per 100gram ball and can be posted out to a uk address for £6.75, or by a pack of 10 balls posted out for £30.00 Owing to photography and screen calibration the colour reproduction is matched as closely as possible to the yarn. Photo Copyright Colin Wareing Cw 7958 DK Marbles MT 53 and MT 55 and MT 56 www.thewoolboat.co.uk www.colinandcarolescreations.co.uk e-mail colinandcarolescreations@yahoo.co.uk 07931 356204

A modern boatman’s gansey worn by Richard who seems to like his new gansey.

I knitted this gansey to my own pattern.

I call it a modern boatman’s gansey as it is knitted in a modern style that while it is based on the basic principles of a gansey it is knitted on two needles and then the pieces are sewn together. Traditionally Ganseys where knitted in the round on a set of 5 needles.

At the moment I have some space in my order book so if you would like a gansey knitting please feel free to get in touch.

Carole on The Wool Boat.

  Richard in his modern boatman’s gansey, Colin and Carole’s Creations Cw 7909

Striped mittens for a younger person, how cute are these?

Recently finished and now with their new owner, a pair of Striped mittens for a young lad.

Mittens seem to be better for young people as there is not the faff of getting little fingers into gloves.

The striped colours are shades of maroon, green, yellow and cream, though can be reproduced in a wide range of colour combinations.

Mitts hand knitted by Carole Wareing of “Colour by Carole”

Carole has just finished this babies Jacket and hat set. It is now available from our webshop or come and pick up from The Wool Boat.

Carole says “This is the first garment I’ve knitted from this James C Brett’s “Happiness” baby yarn and I’m very impressed with the yarn, it’s lovely to knit with and I can see this becoming my go to baby yarn.

We have all 10 shades in stock on the Wool Boat ready for you to knit your own garments from, £3 a ball”

Baby’s jacket and hat set hand knitted by Carole Wareing of The Wool Boat and Colin and Carole’s Creations Description – Blue babies jacket and hat set. Size - To fit a baby between 3 and 6 months old. Colour – Baby blue
Black and white kitty blanket by Andrea
latest customers creation added to the page

Latest of our customers creations added to the page, have you got anything to show us that you have created from yarn from The Wool Boat?

When we are not open Capt Col is quite happy to provided a free delivery locally to Burscough, give us a ring with your order and we’ll get sorted to arrange a delivery time.

Having started off the other week by posting out a Rainbow Scarf knitting kit to a lady in Swindon we are now planning to be open on Wednesday and Thursday this week.

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.

Carole and Capt Col. 4.10.2021.

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.

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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.
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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.

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 4.4.2022 £8.50 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.

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

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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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