Sunday, 18 August 2013

The Big Knit

The blog has been sadly neglected in place of Facebook which I find  so much easier to do. However I have decided to use the blog as a series of post cards to let you see what we've been doing or or going to do - so here goes.

First of all we still have places left on our crocheted bunting course in the shop next Saturday 24th August.  The class will start of with a reminder of the basic crochet stitches and then move onto learning how to increase and decrease while making crocheted triangles to start you off on a bunting addiction. Then we will move onto following a pattern to make these fantastic crocheted hearts - ideal for decorations for a wedding or Valentines day.

Reserve your place by phoning the shop on 01661 830671 Tuesday to Saturday.

Use up all those tiny scraps of yarn in your stash by joining in The Big Knit in support of Age UK. Full details and free patterns here.

Drop your finished bottle hats into the shop and we will send them on to Innocent.

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Crocheted Bunting – Hearts and Triangles

Crocheted Bunting – Hearts and Triangles


Last Saturday we held our first Crocheted Bunting class in the shop.

Taught by the lovely Helen this class was for those who are more confident of the basic stitches and comfortable with a crochet hook.

While crocheting the triangle bunting our lovely ladies learned how to increase and decrease in crochet
and the crocheted heart bunting was made by following a pattern  to increase confidence with the teacher on hand to sort out any little hiccups

And Amanda really loves the heart she has made - the first of many to decorate at a vintage themed wedding.


If you would like to give this class a try – look out for our next crochet classes advertised on Facebook and Twitter .

Friday, 5 April 2013

Learn a new skill

Want to learn a new skill?- Learn to crochet.  We have a crochet class for beginners in the shop on Saturday from 10.00am to 12.30pm and lots more coming soon.

Over the last few weeks we have taught over 20 lovely ladies the art of crochet. This is a small selection of Helen's bits and pieces she has made recently. These small pretty things can be used as a brooch to brighten up a jacket or as coasters on your table.
These little things are easy to pick up when you have just a few minutes.

Joanne has just recently learned to crochet and made this cute beanie hat for her granddaughter in sparkly Ella yarn with a matching silver flower.   
Then when you get a bit more experienced you can try something like this lovely Debbie bliss retro chic top in a shell stitch pattern. When I met Lisa for the first time – I was immediately drawn to her crocheted top.

Happy knitting and happy crocheting too xx

Friday, 15 March 2013

Oodles of baby knits

Saturday's charity knitting day was a great success. Lots of ladies joined us to knit the knitted knotted hats for the baby hand knit sale at Hexham General hospital in support of the Iolanthe Midwifery trust. You can find out more about the trust here. We raised over £120.00

All week knitters have continued to bring in gorgeous knitted baby clothes which I have passed on the Brenda when she jogged past today on her training session for the London Marathon.

And here we are all in action on Saturday - Brenda is caught in a rare moment sitting still on the right side of the picture - but she is still knitting.

Happy knitting xx

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Charity Knitting Day

Charity Knitting Day
Saturday 9th March
10.00am to 4.00pm

Come and join us supporting midwives from Hexham General Hospital raising funds for the
Iolanthe Midwifery Trust

Bring your needles and join us to knit baby clothes to be sold in aid of the trust, improving care for mothers, babies and their families.
With tea, coffee and cakes.

At Ready Steady Knit
17b Front Street,Prudhoe
NE42 5HN
Tel; 01661 830671

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Knit Easter Eggs and Asparagus

We have just had a big delivery of new books today so if you must take a 5 minute break from your knitting, have a rest and read about your next project. Looking forward to spring, Arne and Carlos new book of Easter knits has the most beautiful knitted eggs in their trademark Scandinavian style. There are also Easter bunnies and chickens too.

This book has lots of ideas for knitted and crocheted flowers and also vegetables, even knitted asparagus. Use them on their own as brooches or decorate a project with one.

The latest in Ros and Elspeth's books from the Homemade series, this one is as nice as the others. Nice just to look at but some lovely projects too.

The 20 to Make series are very good value at only £4.99 each, Knitted baby bootees has everything from traditional to novelty bootees with lovely clear instructions, Great for using up oddments.
We have lots of lovely books in the shop to give you ideas for your next project.

Happy knitting xx

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Lovely Weather for Hats

Whether its a knitted head band to keep your ears warm

A super chunky quick knit hat knitted in Denim Ultra
OR a chunky unisex beanie hat

Or even a tiny baby knitted knotted hat  - its definitely the weather to be wearing a hand knitted hat.With patterns and yarns to suit all shapes and sizes we are back to our usual winter opening hours Tuesday to Saturday9.30am to 4.30pm. Call in and get everything you need to knit your own hat.