Saturday, 28 November 2009

Stitch Markers

I've just updated some of my lovely stitch markers, all handmade by me! I've had a few bespoke requests recently and as always, happy to help. Hope you like them.

Friday, 27 November 2009

Knitting News

If you are looking for some knitting news, we've now added a knitting news section to , who said knowledge couldn't be fun!

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Debbie Bliss Design It Knit It

I've finally had a chance to sit down with the new Debbie Bliss Design It Knit it book and it is lovely! Hardbacked and spiral bound, it is a folder style book, full of great patterns (15 in total) and also interesting insight into the whole knitting design process, something I hope one day I'll have time to get more involved in. There is a gorgeous pattern for a garter stitch coat that I am definitely going to knit for myself after Christmas. Knitted in Debbie Bliss Rialto Aran, it's reminiscent of a 'Garter Stitch Swing Coat' I knitted for Milly in Debbie Bliss Stella yarn, and I have always said I wish the pattern was for adults too...
Anyway, best get back to knitting the many pairs of gloves I have on the go....

Saturday, 21 November 2009

Snowmen Stitchmarkers

I'm getting in to the Christmas spirit - these adorable little snowmen stitchmarkers have just arrived in store, with some Christmas tree ones coming soon.

Although I think Christmas present knitting is out of the window this year, if I'm being realistic - I just have too much to do....:-(

Monday, 16 November 2009

Araucania Ranco Multy - New Shades!

I've been in heaven today with new yarn deliveries left, right and centre. I only wish I had time to knit!
If Father Christmas is reading this, I would love a pair of socks in this lovely Green/Gold/Brown shade (pictured top) of Araucania Ranco Multy. Please! I've been good this year....Can you believe, I do not own a pair of hand knitted socks - so busy knitting them for other people I haven't got round to my own.

Noro Silk Garden Sock Yarn

Some gorgeous Noro Silk Garden Sock yarn has arrived. Scrummy! I love Shade 258 - lovely Rust/Pink/Purples - you can see it knitted up here:

Monday, 2 November 2009

Prima Magazine and Cafe Knit

Fame at last! Well, Milly and myself have appeared in the December issue of Prima (out now). The feature was about knitting (no surprises there!) and a gorgeous Kaffe Fassett coat knitted for me by my Mum when I was a teenager. Although I had been taught to knit when I was 6 years old, this beautiful gift inspired me to start knitting properly, and there began my obsession! Milly was being a cheeky monkey during the photo shoot, although you can't tell in the photos, and I have to say a big thank you to Meghan for looking after Dom, and recommending that I put some make-up on!

You can read the full article here: