Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Fame at last

Still excited about yesterday's article in the Newcastle Journal newspaper. Thanks to Karen Dent for writing such a great piece. You can read it for yourself here

Happy knitting

Monday, 6 August 2012

Delighting in Handmade

As I've said before one of the things I enjoy about our little shop is getting to know the customers and sharing with them the pleasure they get from their finished article. Audrey struggled with the shawl collar on the little jacket but the end result has turned out just fine.  Knitted in Sirdar Snowflake chunky, it is off to a little girl in Holland to keep her warm this winter.

Margaret finished her Hoooked Zpaghetti bag in white - we still have kits in black and Magenta on sale- She's getting ready for Christmas too.
 Deborah made this little cardigan in Sirdar Baby Bamboo instead of the Raffaella from the pattern. It turned out nice and her granddaughter will look a treat in it on her christening day.

It is always interesting to see how people change things slightly to suit their own taste. No two garments are ever the same - That's the beauty of handmade!!
 And this is my latest project completed - A first size baby cardigan in Sidar Baby Crofter for a new arrival due in our street in a few weeks

Looking around the local area - you can see that the freak weather has had an effect on the local plant life. Palm trees growing on Newcastle Quayside?
No it was the Newcastle Gateshead Bridges festival - celebrating the Olympics on Tyneside

Hope you too are enjoying watching the Olympics while doing your knitting in front of the TV.

Happy Knitting!!