Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Website Updating

I have been trying to get feedback on the website for a while now and today I bit the bullet and posted a request for feedback on the Ravelry - British Knitters Forum.

Wow - loads of really useful comments came flooding in so I am busy trying to implement the changes as quickly as I can.
Will try to make this blog short and sweet. Studio 17 came in last week and it has been selling really well. I like the fact that each garment only takes a small amount of yarn - below is a selection of the patterns included in the book. Check out the Website for the others.

Kim Hargreaves Winter Blooms is due in November. I have taken lots of pre-orders for this book - looks like it is going to be another Kim Hargreaves Smash Hit.........
I have finished my Rowan Brendalyn and also the felted satchel. Will add pics as soon as I get some time.
Favourite knitting programme "True Blood" just starting so I can start on my new project.
Miss Marple - made from Louisa Harding Willow Tweed - pattern featured in Issue 10 of The Knitter. I am doing a Knit Along with one of my customers so will post the pics to record the progress.

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Football - OK so its a one off

Football has meant that this weeks Stitch and Bitch Session needs to be cancelled. Pha!

Never mind normal service will resume next Tuesday 27th October 2009 in the Print House at 6.00pm

Just a quick update. I have had a really busy time lately. Went down to the Cotswolds with a couple of friends for a horse trials event. Had a great time. Good food, great company and my friend did really well at the event. Although it was October the weather was fantastic and I came home with burnt lips (probably wind burnt but even so.......)

Orders have been coming in thick and fast so have been busy sending them out to customers. Still getting a lots of custom from the US. I think the exchange rates have a lot to do with it but I am not complaining. The Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong orders have also picked up. I AM GLOBAL!!

I Have got a new Louisa Harding yarn in stock - Kashmir Aran it is beautiful. Sooo soft. It is used in the Queen of Hearts Pattern book that I keep raving on about. See Marmalade far left.

Also new in is Patons Eco Wool Chunky Knitting Patern Book 3758 which includes 11 projects - Womens Knits and Accessories - One of my favourites is this Jacket in Fishermans Rib.

Eco Wool is 100% wool and is great value at £2.95 for 50g.

Also new in (not even on the website yet) is Noro Men - New for 2009 The first ever Noro book for Men , a must buy for all Noro Lovers. At £7.50 this is also great value.

Noro 26 - the one that everyone is raving about on Ravelry is also now in stock. This is a fantastic value book at £4.50, not only do you get lots of patterns but you also get to lean how Noro make yarns from start to finish , you get to meet all the team and there are shade cards for every yarn , what more could you ask for !! I attach a couple of the patterns from the book for your perusal. Both of these books will be on the Website tomorrow.

Friday, 9 October 2009

Sorry - havent been blogging enough lately

OK so I apologise for not blogging regularly. I have been extremely busy with orders, deliveries, stock takes etc and although no excuse for not blogging not really that interesting to blog about.

Stitch and Bitch is still going well. Rain did stop play for a few people this week but the die hard factor were still there (you know who you are).

I haven't got much knitting done either. I am making Brendalyn in Rowan Lima - my favourite yarn of the season along with Louisa Harding Thistle and Debbie Bliss Fez. I have finished the back, left front, sleeve and am currently on with the second sleeve. I am making in a nice grey and looking forward to wearing it with the felted satchel I have made (version of netherley from the Rowan 46 magazine).

Debbie Bliss A/W mag has sold well. There is a lovely bag in this book that I fancy making but I have to complete all outstanding projects first. I have also agreed to do a Knit Along with one of my customers. We are going to make Miss Marple from the Knitter issue 10. (sorry no pic available)

It is made from Louisa Harding Willow Tweed. If anybody wants to join us you can contact me through the blog or Ravelry or e-mail We will be starting towards the end of this month so plenty of time to get the materials together and to phsyc (not sure of spelling) yourselves up!!!!