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