Monday, 21 May 2012

Crystal Palace Mini Mochi

Mmm, lots of lovely Crystal Palace Mini Mochi has just arrived.  This lightweight yarn is perfect for making shawls, socks and baby items and you can find many free patterns for it here:

I think I am going to use it to make the Baktus scarf, which is another free pattern to be found on

Friday, 18 May 2012

Jubilee Window

Lavenham are running a competition for the best dressed shop window; we are running a bit late (the windows were meant to be ready by Monday) but better late than never.

Our jubilee window is still work in progress, but it's getting there! Take a look....

Above you can see the crown (knitted with Ashford Tekapo DK and beautifully felted by a lovely regular, Ann Baxter, and decorated by me) And the Union Jack recreated with Artesano Alpaca DK and Aran by Kate.

Here you can just about see the two rows of knitted bunting (Debbie Bliss Eco Aran) which was knitted by some lovely Cafe Knit regulars...

And here is a slightly better picture of the bunting.  Cool Brittania or what?!  I think our window may be too subtle to stand a chance in the competition, but I like it!



Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Jubilee Bunting

Here is tonight's task at Knit and Natter: sew together the Jubilee bunting that lots of my lovely customers have knitted for my shop window display.  I do hate sewing up, but it must be done!  Shop windows in Lavenham were meant to be dressed, ready for the Jubilee celebrations, by Monday 14th May. Whoops!  Amongst all the other celebrations going on in the village, there is a competition for the best dressed residential and shop window I think our knitted bunting must put us in with a chance of winning!

Saturday, 5 May 2012

Sorbet Stripes

Here's a preview of my latest project.  I am making a slash neck sleeveless sweater (without a pattern, so I hope it fits when I've finished!)

I wandered around the shop last Sunday gathering yarns of different textures and colours and ended up with Debbie Bliss Eco Baby in bubblegum pink, white and buttercup yellow, Debbie Bliss Angel in Fushia and Teal and Louisa Harding Willow Tweed in Catkin.

I have just completed my first stripe sequence - it reminds me of summer days and icecream for some reason.  Hopefully we will have a few Summer days once I have finished it, so I can wear it!