Monday, May 26, 2014

A Stitch In Time

May is one of those months where I can't keep track of whether it's a Monday bank, public or local holiday so I just stay open. It does mean that it can sometimes be a bit quiet & I can't do with having time on my hands..... oh, time on my hands. I did a funny without even trying & it's not funny to you because you have no idea what I'm blethering about!

So, this is what I did today :)

I recycled an old clock :) The yarn is Adriafil Knitcol shade 065.

What time is it? It's knitting time!!

Friday, May 16, 2014

Picture Perfect

Carle (although I want to call her Mrs Murphy as she's married to a school teacher from back in the day!) popped in today with this fantastic piece of knitted art she'd made.

I've seen the pattern before but this is the first completed picture I've seen IRL & I think it's pretty awesome.

Carle runs knitting classes which are starting back up in the autumn at Lasswade Centre. They'll be held on Wednesdays from 9.30am - 11.30am. She might even show you how she made her picture :)

Thursday, May 8, 2014

When is the next one?

I think this was the question I was asked the most at our Yarn Shop Day street fair and that can only be a good sign :)

A few photos from the day. You can see the rest on The Wool Shop Facebook page.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Yarn Shop Day

Once upon a time there was a magazine called Let's Knit and they had a brilliant idea. They thought it was about time that we had our very own day to celebrate all things wooly and wool shoppy. Fast forward a couple of months and we're on the final countdown to Yarn Shop Day!

If you've not already heard about what we're up to then you can have a wee nosey at the event page on Facebook and please do share it. We're having a street fair on Woodburn Ave. There will be jewellery, willow baskets, wooden crafts, cards, balloon modelling etc etc. Actually, including the shops on the street we really do have a butcher, a baker & a candle stick maker!  At the shop we'll have discounts & prizes and a few classes/demos and there's a Knit & Knatter at Cuneo's CafĂ©. All we need now is for the rain to stay off and the sun to shine.

Hope to see you on 3rd May :)

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Mad Hatter Update

Yikes! It's the 1st of December tomorrow and all that Christmas knitting I was going to do hasn't been started yet. Oh well, looks like next year will be my year to do knitted gifts..... but then I say that every year! I'm knitting for a craft fair though so I suppose that counts. Oh and Guilio's hat. I got that done :)

I think he suits it although I'm not sure he's so convinced.  It's knitted in Adriafil Knitcol and I used the Gamut pattern on Ravelry.

So between knitting like a mad woman, unpacking new stock, dealing with a flood (nothing damaged other than a few carpet tiles - phew!) & organising a Christmas show at Brownies I've nothing else to report since last week. New yarns & patterns will be added to the website as soon as I can :)

If you're at a loose end next weekend, or the next again, then pop in for a nosey at the craft fair in Dalkeith Arts Centre.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Mad Hatter

This is Giulio, the Adriafil rep.

He's quite the handsome chap and normally looks very dapper when he visits.

Until one day when this happened......

I can't take responsibility for the hat but it would seem word got out! Here's what happened on his next few visits to other wool shops ;)

Giulio's due to visit me on Friday.  Now where did I put my needles........

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

UK's next top models in the making

It's always nice to see stuff you've knitted being worn by the recipient and not being left to wonder which charity shop or rubbish dump it ended up in.

This is the jumper I knitted my gorge-malorge nephew a wee while ago.

And this is the equally gorgeous Miss E, all dressed up for her christening, wearing a lovely wee cardi knitted in Rico Baby Classic DK.