Time for holiday kntting!

It's that time of year again when first I and then James abandon the wool face and head off on our summer hols. I am going to Portugal to spend a couple of weeks on the Algarve. James will be taking his bucket and spade to Cornwall in September.

As those of you who are familiar with our idiosyncracies will know, owing to a flying phobia I have a long train journey in store by which to reach my destination. This is no inconvenience however. Imagine the delight with which I anticipate the knitting potential of this 30 hour voyage! No prospect of being hustled around airports dreading flight disruptions. For me it will be a relaxing trip on Eurostar to Paris starting early in the morning. Then I'll be travelling by TGV down to the Pyranees to catch a night train across Spain and into Lisbon the following morning. From there it's a train ride to Faro to meet my husband who will have had a far less relaxing time catching a flight that morning from Birmingham. And, crucially, unlike me he will not have the opportuity to decompress by knitting as the world goes by!

Of course I have a long list of travel knitting to pack. I usually take at least 4-5 projects in order to have something on hand at all times to suit my mood and circumstances. If you're a knitter you will know exactly what I mean. With all of the lovely yarns that are now in the Store begging to be knitted up this autumn and winter, I consider it my duty to knit samples for the shop - so watch this space when I get back!

Meanwhile do come and see us. The dip in temperature has resulted in ideal conditions for knitting and crochet, whether sedentary or in motion. And, as ever, send us photos of the results!

Happy Knitting

Karen

2 knit club (Thursday night) takes a summer vacation

Please note there is no Thursday evening Knit Club on 23rd and 30th August It will resume on 6th September.  The Store will also close at 6pm on both of those dates.

The Store will also be closed on Bank Holiday Monday 27th August 2018.

Wednesday morning Knit Club is unaffected and will meet as normal throughout this period. 

3 customer knits

Hre is Sally's lovely cardigan from the Rowan pattern booklet 'Timeless DK', knitted in Softyak yarn also from Rowan. it feels gorgeous - bring on th cooler weather!




Jo has crocheted this adorable ram. What fabulous detail!



Pennie has knitted this lovely hooded cardigan for her granddaughter from a Debbie Bliss booklet pattern. Remember that our new Rowan Baby Cashsoft yarn is a subsitute for these patterns and one which we have to say is equally marvllous AND machine washable. Isn't this adorable?!



Romayne has knitted another Kidsilk Haze sweater in which she looks dazzling. This glittery yarn is no longer available from Rowan but there are many gorgeous shades of Kidsilk Haze to choose from as well as Isager's Silk Mohair yarn.