We've got a new base at Countess Ablaze. One of the Countess's greatest joys, when she began to knit, was hand-dyed textured yarn from Collinette - an incredible hand dyer who retired a couple of years ago. And if there was something she desperately wanted, it was a fingering weight slub yarn. Finally, Chester Wool Co came to the rescue with this stunner.
From 1st April 2019, 5% of our sales at www.countessablaze.com and in-store will be used as microloans onKiva. Kiva is a worldwide project specialising in microfinancing small businesses and individuals who are locked out of accessing business aid from mainstream banks and organisations.
At Edinburgh Yarn Festival this year, I had the immense privilege of being interviewed by Andrea of Fruity Knitting. As you can see, I am clearly not dressed for the occasion with my omission of fair isle however what you can see is me gothed up a little in our booth that was styled as a nuclear bunker, complete with camo nets and gas masks. Because why not?
Guess whose back⠀ Back again⠀ ⠀ It is I, Countess and I am back from my annual leave where I spent my days in my second home of Amsterdam. I know that Blazin'Squad are nervous about coming back to work because there is something about me getting past the anniversary of my late husband's death and my brain switching on to some evil plans so they are fully anticipating *something.*⠀
Surprise surprise! Yes, I have my tits out *again* but we all know that isn't the surprise. I'm a Knit Now magazine Knitter of the Year winner. This is ruining my running streak of successfully avoiding awards and prizes because they make me feel uncomfortable. I even googled "how to decline" but I can't figure out how to do it without looking like an arse. I truly am that awkward and not very good with praise. ⠀