Keeping cool at OYS!

We are, like everyone else, languishing in this heat wave. After farmers we must be the next most beleagured field of enterprise as the sweltering weather affects our trade. Some knitters never stop but many find the needles just too hot to handle. Now, however, we have the new Rowan Autumn/Winter season's yarn and patterns to entice you back to knitting and crochet. We will send out information on all of these early next week when James is back at his post. I have been away for a few days and came back to find the Rowan shelves looking more wonderful than ever as James had slaved away in soaring temperatures to rearrange them after the Rowan delivery. He is now off for a few days - recovering.


The pattern books that accompany this season are among the best that I have ever seen from Rowan. This is their 40th anniversary year and they have really come up trumps! Do come and see for yourselves.


We are in need of Customer Knit photos so do please let us see what you have been up to - those of you who have carried on knitting regardless of the weather. We do have a lovely photo of Rebecca in a new top that she has knitted (see below) and we know that lots of you are knitting shawls. Here's a photo of what I have on the needles at the moment. It's a lovely design from Marianne Isager using their Spinni yarn. It's called The English Patient because of an association that it has with the film of the same name.


Our second Christmas Knit Club session will be held next Monday 6th August from
6 -8pm. The theme this year is simply Christmas gift knitting. Given the broad interpretation that is normally given to the theme, this simply means that anything  goes if you want to get ahead of the game as there are a mere 145 knitting days until Christmas. Here is a photo of our first session last month.


Stay cool, keep knitting and wherever you go please continue to support an endangered species by visiting a local yarn shop!

Happy Knitting and Crocheting

Karen

  customer knits

Rebecca has knitted this lovely top using a Louisa Harding pattern. There is still time to use a lovely variegated or summer  yarn to make a garment that befits the weather. A great holiday project!