Good morning all, the crew of The Wool Boat are having a bit of a break. We will be closed until the week beginning on the 10th of June 2024 Carole and Capt Col

Hi everyone, a nice day for sitting and knitting on the back of “Emma Maye” here in Burscough. I’m working on one of my shawls, this time from Fairground yarn. Hope it’s as sunny where you are. Carole.



Sunday stitches 5.5.2024 on the towpath
Sunday Stitches this week we are having a nice warm day at last and I’m able to sit alongside the towpath in the middle of Burscough.
This week’s Sunday Stitches is another Swurley Wurley shawl this week from the shade called “Wild Berries” with the pattern that I carry around in my head, never feeling the need to write it down.
Carole off The Wool Boat 5.5.2024
Image Cw 8695 copyright Colin Wareing of Colin and Carole’s Creations

Hi all, here we go again with this week’s Sunday Stitches. Still on Emma Maye, as it’s been a cool wind here in West Lancashire today. But at least you get a look down the boat to the pans hung up in the galley. This week’s stitching is a stripey jumper for a mate. Based on a pattern from the Peter Gregory booklet AK10. Carole

Evening all, on this first day of British summer time so the sun is still flooding into the boat around about 7 o clock. This week Carole is knitting a scarf from Landscape yarn from once again her own pattern. Can l say a big thank you to everyone who liked last week’s Sunday Stitches on our social media. We think this is the best reaction we have ever had. We’d love to see you all aboard The Wool Boat one day, but perhaps not everyone at the same time! We’d sink….Carole and Capt Col

Sunday stitches 24.3.2024

Sunday Stitches back on the narrow boat “Emma Maye” on our mooring near Burscough in West Lancashire.
I’ve got a new basket to do my stitching out of, and it’s a big ‘un.
I’m Sunday Stitching away working on another shawl knitting with “Swurly Wurley” in pinks and purples shades known as “Wild Berries”, from the pattern that I carry around in my head, never felt the need to write it down.
The basket came from a well known supermarket that occasionally sells yarn.
The trousers are from The Hippie Boat, who are now the Hippie Boat on wheels, and the T shirt from the Bruce Springsteen “Wrecking Ball” tour that we went to at the Manchester City ground 10 years ago!
Carole on The Wool Boat.

Cw 8641 Colin Wareing

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.

We are back from our break in a not so sunny Skegness, well Wainfleet actually. Stayed a in a really nice cottage within walking distance of a yarn shop, Wainfleece Wools, a couple of pubs and a Brewery, Batemans. (Don’t ask about the football).  

Wainfleece cottage wool shop.
The Wainfleece cottage wool shop in Wainfleet all Saints in Lincolnshire. This little shop, in a former quaker cottage built in 1774 which the brown plague above the shop door records. It is on the High Street in the village of Wainfleet All Saints which is between Skegness and Boston. The shop is run by Rachel, opening in the summer of 2023. Rachel offers a good range of yarns, pattens and needles, well worth a visit as is the whole of the village with a couple of good pubs and Batemans brewery to quench your thrust. Image Cw 8594 copyright Colin Wareing of Colin and Carole’s Creations
Sunday stitches 28.1.2024.

Sunday Stitches on the canal narrow boat “Emma Maye” 28th January 2024
Carole Sunday Stitching away working on another version of a stripy jumper which have become known locally as “Col jumpers”.
Capt Col has had a number of these jumpers over the years and a few have gone to other folks as well as either commissions or gifts. They are knitted as you can see from a random selection of shades though the sleeves tend to end up as one shade.
When Col has longer hair and wears these jumper’s he can be confused with Mick Aston the archaeologist who feature on the tv show Time Team.
This one I’m knitting for a fellow boater friend.
Carole on The Wool Boat.

Afternoon everyone. We’re back with a Sunday Stitches this week. Last week we where a bit busy celebrating our 17th wedding anniversary. This week looking out of the window on the boat as the storm starts to wind up a bit. Not many birds on the feeders today. I’m working with part-time Chunky today to knit a longline jacket. Hope every one is warm and doesn’t get blown away. Carole and Capt Col on narrowboat Emma Maye

Happy New Year every one, hope you all had a good one? A quiet one like us, we didn’t make it to 12 midnight. Anyway 1st Sunday Stitches of the year from us is a double one, 1st one working on a hat this morning from Swurley Wurley and then later in the day here it is, hanging from the tiller of Emma Maye.

Christmas Stitches 2023. The lap blanket is finished, the pub has been visited, the bird, chicken is in the range and l’m reading Jamacia Inn by Daphne du Maurier Hope every one is having a grand Christmas day. Carole on narrowboat Emma Maye.

Mid afternoon Sunday Stitches this week in between customers. The 2nd half of last weeks knee blanket is progressing well. I hope to have it sewn up and ready for next week. Carole Wareing on The narrowboat Emma Maye.

A nice warm glow to this week’s Sunday Stitches. Back on the boat, note pad ready, glass of red handy and some ColourLab green yarn on the needles. What’s on everyone else’s needles, still Christmas orders or presents? Carole.
On the road again for this week’s Sunday Stitches. A wet trip over the pennines to the east where we are now in a hotel for a few days. Working on a hat knitting with the Future Dreams Wool from West Yorkshire Spinners. For every ball they sold they donated £1 to the Future Dreams Breast Cancer Charity. We still have a few balls of this yarn left if you would like some. Wishing everyone a good week and with a bit of luck Southport Football Club will win for Capt Col, that’s the reason for the trip. Carole

It’s Sunday evening so it must be Sunday Stitches time. Back on the boat, working on a bright shawl. #sundaystitches Carole on narrowboat Emma Maye back on our mooring on the Leeds and Liverpool canal near Burscough in West Lancashire.

Sunday Stitches this week is scarf measuring coming from a hotel room near Morpeth in Northumberland. We are up here so Col could go and watch Southport fc play Morpeth in the F A cup. Best not to ask the score.. #sundaystiches #scarfknitting #knitting Carole off The Wool Boat for a weekend.

#sundaystitches In the pub watching the Lioness hopefully win the World Cup while Sunday stitching. Pity it wasn’t to be, well done Spain. Carole off the narrowboat Emma Maye.

A bit of a barbie pink for this week’s Sunday Stitches. I’m working on a baby blanket using BabyTwinke prints dk. Carole on nb Emma Maye.

Tuesday Stitches today, 8.8.2023 we were a bit busy on Sunday! So the fun begins. I’ve to male a plan for sewing in the ends, sewing up the chest seams, picking up and knitting the neck and a final sewing up. Carole on narrowboat Emma Maye.

This week’s Sunday Stitches from the narrowboat Emma Maye moored in Parbold. No it’s not a German Flag but a sleeve of a jumper that will eventually appear with a 

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 on it. At least the rain hasn’t been as bad today here as it was on Saturday. Hope you all had good weekend boating, knitting crocheting or whatever took your fancy.

Sunday Stitches today 2.7.2023.

A new project just starting a shawl. A Brian Smith pattern “Spirit” from a booklet from Knitting magazine. Yarn is Aurora from J C Bretts. Started at Mary’s birthday party on Friday. #sundaysstitches #sundaystitching #sundayknitting

Sunday Stitches today 2.7.2023.

A new project just starting a shawl. A Brian Smith pattern “Spirit” from a booklet from Knitting magazine. Yarn is Aurora from J C Bretts. Started at Mary’s birthday party on Friday. #sundaysstitches #sundaystitching #sundayknitting
Sunday Stitches today 2.7.2023. A new project just starting a shawl. A Brian Smith pattern “Spirit” from a booklet from Knitting magazine. Yarn is Aurora from J C Bretts. Started at Mary’s birthday party on Friday. #sundaysstitches #sundaystitching #sundayknitting

Hi this week’s Sunday Stitches, 18.6.2023, is brought to you from a caravan in #Morecambe in North Lancashire. We are having a few days on dry land. Saying that as it is raining steadly after a thunderstorm. I’m working on a baby blanket for our forthcoming great nice. #sundaystitches #babyblanket #knitting #woolboatcrew #nbemmamaye

Sunday stitches 21.5.2023 sitting on the back deck of “Emma Maye” casting on a stitches for a pink baby’s hat from a double knit yarn that contains a touch of Merino, so very soft to the touch. It’s a warm one today so I’ve had to put the silk shirt on to protect my shoulders from the rays.

We do have stocks of this yarn avaulable from the wool boat, but would need 24 hrs notice to get it abaord from the storage place.

Well the 2nd Bank Holiday of May has gone, the Kings Coronation one, so we’ll move all the pictures of the bunting to here…

At last a day warm enough to sit on the back deck of narrowboat Emma Maye whilst Sunday Stitching. Moored in Burscough and working on a Fairground scarf.

Carole has been knitting some Red, White and Blue bunting which we’ll have up on the boat, should look good.

Sunday Stitches 30.4.2023, Bunting finished and ready for Capt Col to put up for the #Coronation2023 next weekend. I’ll have to give myself more time in future. I got really bored with it. Carole nb Emma Maye aka the Wool Boat. Hope you can come along to Burscough to see it
Sunday Stitches 30.4.2023, Bunting finished and ready for Capt Col to put up for the #Coronation2023 next weekend. I’ll have to give myself more time in future. I got really bored with it. Carole nb Emma Maye aka the Wool Boat. Hope you can come along to Burscough to see it

This week’s Sunday Stitches is a continuation of last week’s start on the red, white and blue bunting to decorate the outside of the narrowboat Emma Maye for King Charles coronation. I’ve now done 36 links in the chain and reckon there should 66 by the time the balls of yarn run out.

This week’s Sunday Stitches is a continuation of last week’s start on the red, white and blue bunting to decorate the outside of the narrowboat Emma Maye for King Charles coronation. I’ve now done 36 links in the chain and reckon there should 66 by the time the balls of yarn run out.
This week’s Sunday Stitches is a continuation of last week’s start on the red, white and blue bunting to decorate the outside of the narrowboat Emma Maye for King Charles coronation. I’ve now done 36 links in the chain and reckon there should 66 by the time the balls of yarn run out.

This weeks Sunday Stitches, Good evening all, well it is here aboard the narrowboat Emma Maye where l’m working on some bunting in red white and blue to string outside the boat for the forthcoming Kings coronation

I’m using Chunky Yarn and making it like the paperchains we made as children.

This weeks Sunday Stitches, Good evening all, well it is here aboard the narrowboat Emma Maye where l'm working on some bunting in red white and blue to string outside the boat for the forthcoming Kings coronation

I'm using Chunky Yarn and making it like the paperchains we made as children.
This weeks Sunday Stitches, Good evening all, well it is here aboard the narrowboat Emma Maye where l’m working on some bunting in red white and blue to string outside the boat for the forthcoming Kings coronation I’m using Chunky Yarn and making it like the paperchains we made as children.

Sunday Stitiches 2.4.2023, a completed scrappy jumper that I’d started in Sunday Stitches on the 26.2.2023.

I love knitting these up from all the random balls in my stash, and this one is now being worn by a freind who loves it.

Carole on the narrowboat “Emma Maye” aka The Wool Boat.

Sunday Stitches 26.3.2023

We’ve been away on the East Coast for a week. Not been to warm so not much stitching outside. Hope you are all warm enough this weekend as the clocks have gone forwards and it’s British summertime

?. Carole in Filey

Sunday Stitches 19.3.2023

This weeks Sunday stitches is a finished garment. A jumper that I’ve knitted from Fairground yarn.

This is the garment I was knitting in the Sunday Stitches of 12.2.2023 when we where up in the Peak District.

Have you finished anything off this week?

Carole from the nb Emma Maye, aka The Wool Boat.

Monday Stitches this week as we were busy with the Wool Boat shop in Burscough on Sunday. So now working on a order from yesterday of a pair of black leg warmers. Ooh the could go with my leggings from funkyfitnessuk
Monday Stitches this week as we were busy with the Wool Boat shop in Burscough on Sunday. So now working on a order from yesterday of a pair of black leg warmers. Ooh the could go with my leggings from funkyfitnessuk
Hi all a bit late with this week’s Sunday Stitches, we’ve been open in the Burscough today and have been quite busy. Now we’re back on our mooring and time to get back to my stripey jump which is a project for a mate. Hope you are all having a good weekend? Carole on narrowboat Emma Maye in West Lancashire.
Hi all a bit late with this week’s Sunday Stitches, we’ve been open in the Burscough today and have been quite busy. Now we’re back on our mooring and time to get back to my stripey jump which is a project for a mate. Hope you are all having a good weekend? Carole on narrowboat Emma Maye in West Lancashire.
Sunday Stitching on the road this week

on the way back from a week in the Derbyshire Peak District.

A bit misty over the Cat and Fiddle road this morning as we made a quick photo stop.

Carole is working on a Chunky hat this week.
Sunday Stitching on the road this week on the way back from a week in the Derbyshire Peak District. A bit misty over the Cat and Fiddle road this morning as we made a quick photo stop. Carole is working on a Chunky hat this week.

A windy few days, stuff rattling about on the roof, so we lashed everything down…

Ist stitches of the New year, following the first cast on of the year.

Sunday Stitching in front of our boat sized Christmas tree today. Happy Christmas from Carole and Capt Col.

Ankle warmers Sunday Stitches 18.12.2022 Sunday Stitches on the canal narrow boat “Emma Maye” 18th December 2022.
A bit of a different one this week, a wip, one of a pair of ankle warmers that I’m knitting as a bit of an experiment in design and wear ability. These are influenced by a pattern from Mary Jones, knitted from 2 stands together of acrylic dk yarn from James C Brett, looks like I’ll be able to get the pair out of the 100 gram ball. I started them last evening, 47 stitches on a straight 5 mm needle working the yarn double. They are 10.5 inches long. Still cold up here on the canal near Burscough, but it’s getting warmer, wind and rain so not leaving the boat today, hopefully tomorrow. Carole on The Wool Boat.

We’ve been frozen in on our mooring for a couple of weeks

Emma Maye frozen in mooring 8.12.2022.
The ice has got a bit thicker over night around the Narrowboat Emma Maye on the Leeds and Liverpool canal near Burscough. The sun is out though so is already working on thawing it out, but it could take a few days as the forecast is for more cold nights. Photo image Cw 8136 Copyright Colin Wareing

Well things are a bit different at the moment.

As you may know Carole has taken a tumble and has broken her left shoulder and is in a lot of pain and a sling. This happened on a walk down Southport pier last Friday, the 16th of September.

We cancelled the last weekends opening plans and now have had time to consider how we can continue you to provide a service to all our lovely loyal customers.

Capt Col will be running the job for a while and will be available for appointments at the Wool Boat on our mooring near The Slipway pub on Crabtree Lane near Burscough, L40 0RN at a time when is convenient for you and we are not at fracture clinics or doing other medical things as told to us by the doctors.

He will also be once again offering his local delivery service as per his map, within about a 10 mile radius of Burscough, all he asks is there is a minimum order vale of £10.

For further afield Col will be happy to post out, via the Royal mail.

The best way to contact us for your orders or to make a appointment for a visit is to give us a ring on 07931 356204

Carole and Capt Col 20.9.2022

Carole Sunday Stitches 11.12.2022
Sunday stitches on the canal narrow boat “Emma Maye” 11th December 2022. Isn’t in cold in winter living on a canal boat? One of the questions we get asked all the time. It’s about 2C outside, the canal has ice frozen over it, Col is out with the camera, taking pictures of me from outside on the towpath alongside the boat. As long as we keep well stocked up with wood and coal the answer to the question is no, as here I am Sunday Stitching away working on a neck warmer knitting it from Driftwood yarn which is proving to be a nice soft knit. Carole on The Wool Boat. Image Cw 8140 copyright Colin Wareing of Colin and Carole’s Creations

Carole’s Sunday Stitches this week, a good bit of movement getting back into the broken shoulder. Not too much at a time, a couple of rows every other day. Party Time Chunky which will become a sleeveless cardigan.

I’ve got a few Sunday Stitches in this week, crocheting not knitting but it’s a start. I went to see Bill the physiotherapist at Ormskirk hospital on Wednesday. He was amazed how well I’m doing but advised against doing too much knitting for a while. He gave me some exercises to do with my arm. On the narrowboat Emma Maye moored near Burscough in West Lancashire.

Yes yes, just over 4 weeks since my tumble ended with a broken shoulder I’m back on the boat for a few hours and at last l’ve got my needles out and some Party Time Chunky Yarn and l’ve done a few stitches.

Still abandoned stitches 2.10.2022

17 days since I took my tumble on Southport pier and not a stitch stitched!

My left arm shoulder is still in the sling, but at least my lip is looking better.

Now I’m just getting fed up with not being able to do any knitting

Hopefully things may get better after tomorrow as I have an appointment at the fracture clinic at the hospital.

My shoulder is feeling a bit better, achey and heavy.

We are still not back on the boat, though it’s been a fairly busy week, with a funeral to go to on Tuesday and then the book club on Wednesday evening and the knit and natter on Thursday afternoon. There was a lovely present waiting for me when I got to the pub for the K and N. Barbara from Shetland had sent me a copy of the “Shetland Wool Adventures Journal” Vol no 4. Thank you Barbara, it’s a lovely book with plenty of interesting stories and patterns.

It was a bit spooky as a friend has been to Shetland this last week for Shetland Wool Week and is bringing me back a Shetland knitting belt and needles, with which I may be able to knit with just one hand.

This week’s list of book’s read is

1 “Home” by Harold Coben

2 “The Hunted” by Kerry Barnes

3 “”Black Dog” by Stephen Booth

And no 4 4th of July by James Patterson.

Despite The Wool Boat not being properly, except for a few hours on Thursday afternoon Capt Col has still been able to supply our customers with a couple of appointments at the boat, too local deliveries and posting a parcel out.

Thanks for all the interest and good wishes flowing my way from all corners of the world and I’m hopeful for some good news tomorrow.

Carole 2.10.2020

Hi all. What a lovely surprise when l got to the knit and natter in The Slipway yesterday as this was waiting for me. Thank you Barbara from Shetland

Hi all. What a lovely surprise when l got to the knit and natter in The Slipway yesterday as this was waiting for me. Thank you Barbara from Shetland
Hi all. What a lovely surprise when l got to the knit and natter in The Slipway yesterday as this was waiting for me. Thank you Barbara from Shetland

Abandoned Sunday stitches week 2 25.9.2022

Well I’ve got over the shock and now getting to the frustrated stage cos I can’t knit.

I went to the fracture clinic on Wednesday and the doctor confirmed that it could take a while before I can take up my needles again, I’m due back for another x-ray in a couple of weeks. The doctor suggested that I shouldn’t consider even thinking about knitting until after then.

The pain killers are helping, but still the nights are a struggle when I have to try and not turn over in bed.

I have been doing a lot of reading, this week’s read book list is…

“Iron Horse” by Edward Marston

“The Lincoln Lounge” by Michael Connelly

“Blood work” again by Michael Connelly

“In a house of lies” by Ian Rankin

And “Burning Bright” by Tracy Chevalier.

I did manage to get out to pub for The Slipway Stitcher’s knit and natter on Thursday afternoon for a natter with Sue, Alison and Mary, which was nice.

A big thank you to everyone who has sent me best wishes, virtual hugs, thoughts, and prayers, cards and presents, though I think Capt Col has his eye on the Chocolates.  

Sunday Stitches,  last day of July. Where is this year going? Back on the boat knitting  a scarf from stash yarn, Woodlander which used to be in @jamescbrett range. The leggings are from @funkyfitnessuk and are a reminder of the time about 8 years ago when we spent a bit of time on @route66official Carole.  @winwickmum @letsknitmag @hi.ravelry #canalife #knittersofinstagram #knittersonaboat #knittersofravelry #knittersoftheworld #scarfknitting www.thewoolboat #slowlife #slowfashionmovement #slowfashion @slowfashion.uk @slowfashion.movement
Sunday Stitches, last day of July. Where is this year going? Back on the boat knitting a scarf from stash yarn, Woodlander which used to be in @jamescbrett range. The leggings are from @funkyfitnessuk and are a reminder of the time about 8 years ago when we spent a bit of time on @route66official Carole. @winwickmum @letsknitmag @hi.ravelry #canalife #knittersofinstagram #knittersonaboat #knittersofravelry #knittersoftheworld #scarfknitting www.thewoolboat #slowlife #slowfashionmovement #slowfashion @slowfashion.uk @slowfashion.movement
Sunday Stitches this week, a bit of a warm  one, but being on water must be helping keeping us cool. Nice bright colourway from @westyorkshirespinners, the last 2 balls we had of the Aire Valley dk in this shade, so decided it would make a nice shawl. T shirt from #flagstaff a few years ago, wonder if it's hotter there than we are expecting? Capt Col suggested as it's so warm may be l should be doing a "Sunday no stitches" day like the Calendar Girls but  l thought that was going a bit far ?!. @winwickmum @hi.ravelry @ukhandknitting @loveyourlys #knittersonaboat #knittersofravelry #knitting #canallife @canaltraders @letsknitmag @knittingmagazine @kcguild #shawlknitting
Sunday Stitches this week, a bit of a warm one, but being on water must be helping keeping us cool. Nice bright colourway from @westyorkshirespinners, the last 2 balls we had of the Aire Valley dk in this shade, so decided it would make a nice shawl. T shirt from #flagstaff a few years ago, wonder if it’s hotter there than we are expecting? Capt Col suggested as it’s so warm may be l should be doing a “Sunday no stitches” day like the Calendar Girls but l thought that was going a bit far ?!. @winwickmum @hi.ravelry @ukhandknitting @loveyourlys #knittersonaboat #knittersofravelry #knitting #canallife @canaltraders @letsknitmag @knittingmagazine @kcguild #shawlknitting
Morning all, stitching before my shower this morning so no @funkyfitnessuk or @thehippieboat pants or leggings yet ?. Work in progress is a v necked gansey from @jamescbrett Top Value acrylic. #knittersofinstagram#knittersonaboat#knittersofravelry@winwickmum @ukhandknitting @hi.ravelry #boatlife⚓️#thewoolboat#woolboatcrew
Morning all, stitching before my shower this morning so no @funkyfitnessuk or @thehippieboat pants or leggings yet ?. Work in progress is a v necked gansey from @jamescbrett Top Value acrylic. #knittersofinstagram#knittersonaboat#knittersofravelry@winwickmum @ukhandknitting @hi.ravelry #boatlife⚓️#thewoolboat#woolboatcrew
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.

2 Knits and a Purl Alfreton Market
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
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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