Sunday, 27 September 2009

Knitting for Babies | Knitting for Children

I'm just in the process of renaming our 'Kids Corner' to Knitting for Babies Knitting for Children so it is more self explanatory. I don't know about you but I love knitting for babies and children - projects are quick and easy and (usually) the recipient is very grateful!

Yarn Sale

Yarn Sale - if you haven't already done so, check out the Yarn sale at Great savings to be had on selected ranges including Debbie Bliss Prima, Debbie Bliss Eco, and Louisa Harding Hulda to name but a few

Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino

Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino stock - just updated to include some gorgeous new shades for Autumn Winter 2009 knitting

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

StitchDots and KeyDots

Funky StitchDots (stitchmarkers) and KeyDots (key covers) from PolarKnit are all new at Cafe Knit. As soon as they arrived, I just had to unwrap a KeyDot and pop it onto my housekey, and investigate the cute StitchDot packaging. Even though Milly wasn't sure what it was, she really wanted one!

Sunday, 20 September 2009

Debbie Bliss Luxury Tweed Aran

Gorgeous Sunday morning, hubbie taken kids to Halfords to buy new cycling helmet for Milly, roast beef is in the oven, and I am taking this rare moment of peace to update with yet more scrummy yarns. On today's agenda is Debbie Bliss Donegal Luxury Tweed Aran, Debbie Bliss Donegal Chunky Tweed, some new shades of Debbie Bliss Como yarn and Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk. Phew, busy day ahead!

Saturday, 19 September 2009

Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Chunky

Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Chunky There are four gorgeous new shades this season; silver, eggplant, magenta and royal blue. I'm adding the 'gilet' from the new Debbie Bliss book; 9 to 5 to my knitting list - I think Milly will look great in it this winter, perfect for my little tomboy to wear over long-sleeved t-shirts with jeans

Friday, 18 September 2009

Artesano Aran Yarn

I've got Artesano Aran Yarn in new shades ! As featured in the Artesano Stockist Guide in the October 09 issue of Let's Knit magazine.
I love this yarn! So soft for knitting and warm to wear. Anyone who didn't get a scarf/hat/pair of gloves knitted in this from me last Christmas is sure to get one this year....hope you're not reading!

New! Debbie Bliss Luxury Tweed Chunky

It's arrived and it's divine! Debbie Bliss Luxury Tweed Chunky - a perfect blend of wool and angora, I can't wait to get stuck in and maybe knit myself a jacket or a jumper. Just have to decide which of the lovely 16 shades to go for.

I love Autumn/Winter and getting all these deliveries of scrummy yarn. It sure beats Christmas!

I've just cast on my first item in Fez - a lovely cowl from the new 'Fez' book. So far, so good - teh yarn is lovely and soft to knit with as promised. It's a friends birthday on the 30th September, and I'm hoping to get it finished by then. Fingers crossed shouldn't be too challenging as it only takes two balls.

Thursday, 17 September 2009

New Debbie Bliss Magazine Autumn Winter 2009

The waiting is over. It's finally here. The new Debbie Bliss Magazine Autumn Winter 2009. It arrived at lunchtime and I spent a frantic two hours packaging it up for customers who had preordered their copy, and rushing to the post office to catch the last post.
Infact I've been so busy, I haven't had a chance to look at it yet. Tonight, over a nice glass of white I think...!

Monday, 14 September 2009

Mirasol Chirapa Yarn and Manos Del Uruguay Silk Blend

I couldn't resist posting a picture of the so-gorgeous-it-should-be-criminal Dominic in his new tank top.

It was actually intended for his little friend who has just turned one, but even though it was knitted for ages 1 to 2, it was a little on the snug side for him, so Dom is having this one and I'm knitting a slightly larger one for his mate!

Not that I mind though - when I finished this one I had decided to make one for Dom anyway. Knitted using just 3 skeins of the now discontinued gorgeous Mirasol Chirapa yarn (grab the last few skeins now!), and modifying a pattern from the Mirasol Children's Collection Book it was a dream to knit, and very quick too.

Right, back to finishing off a lovely scarf (Manos Silk Blend, yum, yum....)