Sunday, 29 July 2012

Hoooked Zpagetti

 We are now selling DMC crochet products in the shop. Hoooked Zpagetti is a fun way of getting into Giant crochet. The yarn is recycled from leftovers from the T shirt industry and is 92% cotton and 8% elastane, crocheted on a 10mm crochet hook. There are 3 bag kits in the range. This is the Lucca bag kit.

Peggy, one of our regular customers, is the first one to finish the Milano bag and bring it in to show it. She customised hers with a vintage button fastening 

We now also stock the DMC Natura range of cottons.  These are a 4ply weight and suitable for knitting or crochet and sell at £3.50 for  a 50g ball. There is a free pattern leaflet too with 5 patterns to make in Natura.
 These are the first 5 colours we have in stock at the moment

Rosie is helping me out in the shop for work experience every Wednesday during the school holidays. We have challenged ourselves to learn something new every week. This week we learnt a new granny square design from this book  Granny Squares by Barbara Wilder, Melanie Sturm and Stephanie Gohr.

And a  scenic shot for you of the Durham countryside today taken from the Hounsgill Tea room on the C2C Cycle route.Nice to see white fluffy clouds instead of black ones.

Happy Knitting x

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Dumbledore drops in to knit and natter.

Look who dropped in to this afternoon's knit and natter group. Dumbledore himself.  Wizarding headmaster of Hogwarts - must have been looking for Harry Potter.  Crocheted by Rosie - all from her own imagination. Isn't he great and isn't she clever?

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

A pretty little cardigan

 These pretty knitted flowers with button centres...............
 Measured and pinned in place........
 Sprayed with cold water and left to dry overnight. I like to block out all my finished knitted projects .....
 And the final result is a pretty cardigan for a little girl. Knitted in Rafaella, cotton and acrylic mix yarn by Sirdar.

 Pattern and yarn available in the shop - all we need now is some sunshine.
Happy Knitting xx

Friday, 13 July 2012

Crochet night success

 Crochet night last week was a great success and a big thank you to Kathryn who invited us to The Hearth Craft Group at Horsley.

It gave us a great opportunity to show off our wares and share skills with the members of the group.


Like the lovely lady who made this magnificent crocheted table cloth

Although not all of us were quite so advanced and Julie and I made coasters from a pattern in this months Simply crochet magazine

And look they work!!

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Crochet Night

Want to learn to crochet?Join us tomorrow night at the community Art and Craft group at The Hearth Horsley 

The Hearth

Main Road
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE15 0NT

Contact Ready Steady Knit for details on 01661 830671