Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Knitted Meerkats

 This well dressed couple popped into the shop last week on their way to a wedding. The Meerkat bride and groom were beautifully knitted by Dorothy.

We have the book Knitted Meerkats by Sue Stratford  in the shop and the ideal yarn for knitting the meerkats is this Sirdar Country Style 4 ply wool blend  - shade number 0404.

A new yarn this week is Hayfield Chunky with wool from Sirdar.
Continuing on the theme of the very popular Aran with wool, this chunky wool has 20% wool content and comes in solid shades. This new pattern for a cabled hoody will be lovely in it and at £3.40 for a 100g ball, very good value.


      And for the crochet addicts among you, this new book from the 20 to Make series is a must.
20 to Make Crochet Granny Squares is full of lovely new ideas for granny squares. At only £4.99 who can resist it?

 I am really enjoying our knitting groups and helping people develop their knitting skills. When Julie started the Saturday afternoon Mothers and Daughters knitting group in the shop, she was a beginner. Now she is charging ahead with her homemade Christmas gifts. This lovely bag was knitted very simply in stocking stitch and moss stitch then lined with fabric. A lovely brooch finishes it off and hey presto a unique Christmas present for a very lucky friend

Friday, 5 October 2012

Snuggly for Autumn

 Lets have a look at some of the new patterns and wool in the shop this week- all great knits for the autumn season.
This jacket  will keep any little girl cosy. It is knitted in Sirdar snuggly Crofter DK shade 150, pattern number 1253  and fits sizes from birth to 7 years 

And for a little boy we have a lovely cable knit jumper in this lovely teal shade. Right on trend for the season it would look great with a little pair of jeans. Knit in Sirdar Snuggly DK shade 436, pattern number 1405, also fits from birth to 7 years.
And if you don't have any children to knit for  -Spoil yourself with a cushion to snuggle up with. This one I have knit in Corilana natural coloured undyed 100% Aran weight wool from New Zealand. Both wool and patterns in the shop. If you fancy something brighter the same cushion pattern would knit up lovely in all the colours we have in Hayfield bonus Aran and Aran Tweed.

Don't forget if you can't get in to the shop, ring us with your order and we will mail it out to you.

And finally a huge thank you to everyone who supported our open days last weekend when we raised a magnificent £200.63 for Macmillan cancer support.

Happy knitting xx