This weeks Sunday Stitches  15.5.2022
Red and Grey Stonewash shawl Sunday Stitches 15.5.2022.
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. For 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 #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

This week’s #sundaystitches comes from the back deck of the narrowboat “Emma Maye” aka The Wool Boat. Carole is working with Stonewash yarn from #jcbretts that will become a shawl. It has at last become warm enough, just, to sit outside for a while. We have moved from our mooring a bit further down the canal, but still moored near @theslipwaybarandrestaurant just after the swing bridge.

Col’s Purple rain jumper 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 says the Colour Lab seems to be a good basic pure wool. It is typical high standard from WYS, with no knots and consistent thickness of thread in the number of balls she used to create various garments. The yarn comes in 100 gram balls a £6.50 a ball and we will be extending the range of shades as time goes by. Available from the Wool Boat.
Image Cw 7982 copyright Carole Wareing of Colin and Carole’s Creations
Sunday Stitches 3.3.2022, Carole sat in the shop watching the boat race

Sunday Stitches 3.3.2022, Carole sat in the shop watching the boat race

This week’s Sunday Stitches comes from the Portway Inn at Staunton on Wye just before we set off back home after Col watched @southportfootballclub beat Hereford 0-1 yesterday. I’m just starting another commissioned garment, a modern boatmans #gansey to my own pattern. Being knitted from Aire Valley dk from @westyorkshirespinners. Trousers this week from @thehippieboat. Carole from #thewoolboat. #knittersofravelry #knittersofinstagram #knittersoftheworld #ganseyknitting
This week’s Sunday Stitches comes from the Portway Inn at Staunton on Wye just before we set off back home after Col watched @southportfootballclub beat Hereford 0-1 yesterday. I’m just starting another commissioned garment, a modern boatmans #gansey to my own pattern. Being knitted from Aire Valley dk from @westyorkshirespinners. Trousers this week from @thehippieboat. Carole from #thewoolboat. #knittersofravelry #knittersofinstagram #knittersoftheworld #ganseyknitting
Sunday Stitches 20.2.2022. Early start today, up just about dawn so still needing the light on to see the shawl. WIP from last Sunday, a shawl from Northern Lights yarn, which l’ve tried to match with my leggings again

This week’s #sundaystitches, a shawl from Northern lights. On the road in the pick-up coming back from the flatlands of Lincolnshire over the Derbyshire dales to the equally as flatlands of West Lancashire. It was a bit of a wet trip over the tops.

We had been on a six day trip to Telford and then Boston so Col could watch Southport F C win 0-3 at Telford and draw 1 -1 at Boston

This week’s #sundaystitches from aboard the narrowboat Emma Maye on our mooring on the Leeds and Liverpool canal in West Lancashire. This week Carole is knitting a scrappy blanket from stash yarn. With the wind blowing quite hard today we may need the blanket on the bed later

Christmas knitting 2021

Dinners done so now it’s knitting, drinking and the Lavender Hill mob on the telly… Happy Christmas to everyone

Sunday Stitches #sundaystitches this week. Knitting a jumper from @westyorkshirespinners ColourLab “Purple Rain” aboard the narrow boat Emma Maye” on the Leeds and Liverpool canal near #Burscough

We have just had published our 1st boat review.

NB Breeze along the length of the boat.
Nice grey and pink paint work showing off the lines of the narrow boat Breeze in the marina at Ripon. The small flue on this side of the television aerial is the flue for the incinerator toilet. The boat was built by Narrowboats of Distinction on an Alexander hull and shell. The date is 23.8.2021 Image Cw 7728 copyright Colin Wareing of Colin and Carole’s Creations

We went to see the boat in the marina in Ripon a few weeks ago and found it all a interesting job.

The full review is published in the October edition of the canal newspaper Towpath Talk, which can be found free in chandlers and some canal side pubs, or it can be read on line here.

Hopefully the boat builder and the owners think we did a fair job and hopefully we’ll be asked to do another one soon.

This is where we’ll try and keep you up to date with what’s going on in our world, page updated 18.8.2021

Sunday Stitches on the canal 15.8.2021

Sunday stitches 15.8.2021

Sunday stitches on the canal 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. Image Cw 7713 copyright Colin Wareing

Yesterday we sold some “Northern Lights” yarn to a lady who lives in California who was originally from Wigan 🙂. Wonder where our yarn will end up today from being open outside The Farmers Arms?

Yesterday we sold some "Northern Lights" yarn to a lady who lives in California who was originally from Wigan 🙂. Wonder where our yarn will end up today from being open outside The Farmers Arms?
Yesterday we sold some “Northern Lights” yarn to a lady who lives in California who was originally from Wigan 🙂. Wonder where our yarn will end up today from being open outside The Farmers Arms?


For #finishedoffFriday I’ve knitted this project this week in shades of blue. But I’m not quite sure what to call it? A stole, a wrap? Any ideas appreciated. It’s knitted in seeded rib and being from a wool and acrylic yarn is quite warm so would make a great addition to the wardrobe of someone who is now working from home in the “new normal”.  Knitted from JC Bretts “Landscape” yarn, Carole on the canal.

Carole’s Hand knitted poppies in the boat window, In remembrance of the fallen and in appreciation of today’s key workers my hand knitted poppies and rainbow scarf hung in the window of our narrow boat. 8.11.2020

We are available until Thursday this week, up to the 1st of October for anything you may require. After that we are have a few days break before we start the run into Christmas.

Latest Dragon tooth shawl is taking shape on Carole’s needles. Once it is finished it will be available to buy from The Wool Boat for £15 and through our website for £20 including delivery to a UK address. If you would like to pre order it please get in touch. Thanks Carole
Today’s work in progress picture, a Blue dragon tooth shawl being knitted by hand by Carole Wareing aboard the narrow boat “Emma Maye”. This will become an adult sized shawl which is being knitted from J C Bretts “Northern Lights” yarn, this being shade no NL 6. Carole doesn’t use a written down or published pattern for her Dragon tooth shawls, so each garment is unique. Garment 466 Cw 7313 Image Cw 7313 copyright Colin Wareing of Colin and Carole’s Creations Once the shawl is finished it will be available to buy from The Wool Boat for £15 and through our website for £20 including delivery to a UK address. If you would like to pre order it please get in touch. Thanks Carole

Well that one once finished didn’t stay in stock long, we sold it from the Wool Boat yesterday.

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