Author Archives: Lucy Bush

Autumn vibes

Icarus Blanket

I think we can all agree that it has been a strange few months.I love this time of year however, and the gentle changing of the seasons is perhaps one of the few constants that we can cling onto in this ever more unpredictable world.I love the idea of taking walks in the crisp autumnal […]

Love Your Local Luxury

Firstly, Happy New Year to you, you lovely lot! I’m quite excited to be writing the first Woolaballoo blog of 2018, especially as it’s been a while since I last checked in with you all. As some of you may remember, I’m Sara, an enthusiastic novice when it comes to all things wonderfully woolly. I […]

The secret shame of yarn addicts

Woolly words #3: Ahhh, we’re in the thick of the Great British Summertime. It’s August and the rain is coming down in biblical amounts. Not that I mind, it’s perfect weather for snuggling up with a wonderful woolly project. The only problem is deciding which woolly wonder to crack on with… At the end of […]

Woolly words #2: Hooked on a Feeling…

Crochet is a dark art… A few months ago I could not crochet. I had always wanted to learn but no one in my family was a crocheter and often, by the time we get to being a grown up (a term I use very loosely!!!), we decide that things are very difficult and come […]

Woolly Words #1: Adventures in Woolly Wonderland

Welcome to the Woolaballoo guest blog spot. By way of introduction Woolaballoo is a lovely woolly wonder of a shop hidden away in Langley Park, County Durham. The proprietor is one Lucy Bush who runs various workshops and drop in sessions each week, is a wife and mother of two little darlings, marks exams, studies […]

Under the Rainbow

Just recently I have become totally addicted to crochet.  Somewhere in the middle of last year, I appeared to have lost my hooking mojo, but now it is back with a venegance!  This is such a fabulous, portable craft which makes it ideal as a small holiday project. Alternatively, it would be perfect in the […]

Have you discovered Woolaballoo, Langley Park’s hidden gem yet?

Just whereabouts IS Woolaballoo hiding? It’s a question that we address every day so perhaps we’d better spill the beans and make it less of a treasure hunt for all those seeking us out… Relocation, Relocation Back in September we relocated our woolly wonderland to a vibrant creative quarter in the heart of the village […]

Alex Cardi

This very simple design was requested time and again at the Edinburgh Knitting and Stitching Show when our sample garment was shown off.  We are very happy to share the design with you here so that you can spoil the little people in your life. The sleeves are a cute three-quarter length but could easily […]

Knit a Rainbow Jumper

We are just back from a frantic yet fabulous weekend at the Edinburgh Knitting and Stitching Show which we’ll tell you more about later but whilst we were there we were inundated with requests for the ever so simple Sam Sweater pattern which we have knitted up in the self striping super soft rainbow yarn […]

Wrap up warm

It seems to be permanently cold and dark these days but I really don’t mind as I go into hibernation mode at this time of year and cosy up with my knitting most evenings.  At the moment I’m on a bit of a mission to finish off some of the host of unfinished articles that […]