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The Wool Boats plans for the 8th to 14th August 2022  

It’s been a while, but we’re off back to Parbold this week to be open on Friday the 12th and Sunday the 14th of August.

We are planning to be moored and open somewhere near The Windmill pub on Mill Lane (WN8 7NW) and open from 11 until on Friday and Sunday. As we are not open on Thursday this week we will continue to offer last week’s “Capt Col’s Thursday Treat”, which is the lovely soft DK with Merino yarn in a good range of colours. It is from James C Bretts D K with merino, which is 70% acrylic, 20% Siliconised Soft Polyamide and 10% Merino Wool. We have 21 shades of this yarn in stock, some of which are no longer produced by Bretts. The yarn that is normally £3.50 per 100 gram ball but for this weekend it will be £2.00 a ball.  

We are then planning to be open from 11 – 4 somewhere near the car park alongside the canal in Parbold next to the canal bridge opposite the windmill, we will advise of exact mooring spot once we arrive.

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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 8.8.2022

www.thewoolboat.co.uk or ring 07931 356204

 

Capt Col’s Thursday Treat 12th and 14th August 2022, DK with Merino yarn.

This week’s Thursday Treat is going to be a continuation of last weeks, but will be a Friday and Sunday treat this week, still one for the folks that love a nice soft yarn will be a DK weight yarn in a good range of colours. James C Bretts D K with merino, which is 70% acrylic, 20% Siliconised Soft Polyamide and 10% Merino Wool. We have 21 shades of this yarn in stock, some of which are no longer produced by Bretts. The yarn that is normally £3.50 per 100 gram ball but for this Thursday and over the weekend it will be £2.00 a ball.  

The offer will run for on Friday the 12th and Sunday the 14th of August if we haven’t sold out on the Friday.

The deal is the offer will only be available to collect from the boat and of course at this bargain price no further discounts can be applied.

Starts on Friday the 12th of August and again on Sunday the 14th moored near the windmill in Parbold, WN8 7NW.

For more info please feel free to Ring 07931 356204 and please feel free to share.

Cols pics in Towpath Talk August 2022
Col has a page to himself in the August 2022 Towpath Talk on page 6 August 2022 Middlewich Fab
. Middlewich Folk and Boat Festival 2022 as I photographed and reported for the canal newspaper “Towpath Talk” with seven images used which are all on or website and available through Alamy and PicFair. Colin Wareing Image Cw 9011 copyright Colin Wareing of Colin and Carole’s Creations Picture by Colin Wareing Cw 9011

All the pics from the page are on a page of their own linked to his Canal photo’s page.

The Heat has returned, but some yellow to brighten the day.

J C Bretts acrylic Top Value yarn in range of yellow shade’s we have available on The Wool Boat on the 21.7.2022.
From left to right, shade 844 Cream, shade 8412 Lemon, shade 8411 Yellow, shade 8459 Butter Milk, shade 8462 Old Gold, shade 8467 Mustard, and shade 8476, Sunshine yellow. Double knitting weight yarn The yarn is easy care, being machine washable at 30C Price at July 2022 is £1.80 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, more details here
Do your Stitches need marking? We can help on #thewoolboat with a nice selection in stock on board.
Two new shades of J C Bretts Stonewash double knitting weight yarn now available from The Wool Boat. We now have 8 different shades of this range of yarn in stock. This is shade SW 16. Machine Washable 100% Acrylic 100 gram balls, 4 mm needles, 317 yards / 290m knits to most D K patterns. £3.00 per 100 gram ball. Cw 8053 Photo Copyright Colin Wareing

Caroles empty order book 21.5.2022

Carole the knitter from The Wool Boat has a new order book.

But there are no orders in it!

Could you help?

Please feel free to message, e-mail, phone or come and see us if you would like Carole to create something, except for knitted toys, (cos of H and S concerns) for you or for a loved one with her needles.

Please have a look on our website for ideas of what Carole has created in the past and could recreate or design something for you, within reason!

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”

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.
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.

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

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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