Thursday, 4 February 2016

Socks Yeah! as socks...

This yarn is gorgeous!

So first we knitted a shawl using both Socks Yeah! and Debbie Bliss Rialto Lace.

Now we've got socks...

We used the basic freebie sock pattern that we have in the shop and jazzed it up with 3 colours and stripes...

The basic pattern with additional notes is available in the shop.

Lots of Socks Yeah! shades to choose from too.  And it feels really good too...

Friday, 29 January 2016

Christmas in Summer

This years Pittenweem Arts Festival Community Craft project has gone all festive!

Knit, crochet or sew anything Christmassy.

Tree and table decorations, stockings and advent calenders...  how about a festive cushion or tea cosy?

Items made and donated will be displayed and sold during the Pittenweem Arts Festival in aid of charity (usually 2!)

For some ideas, check out Anne-Marijke's Pinterest board and we have our own Jingle Bells board too.

Our what about a quick search on Ravelry.

As usual you are invited to the get togethers in the shop - get some inspiration, share ideas and stash and chat with fellow crafters.

But don't worry if you can't get along... you can join in here on the website and on Facebook and we're happy to accept your items and pass them on to Anne-Marijke!

Last year the It's a Hoot project raised over £1850.  The money was split between the Pittenweem Arts Festival and Tayside Children with Cancer and Leukaemia.

last years cheque presentation

You can read about previous years projects and charities on our website... Winter WarmersCouthie CushionsFestive Flowers and Bonnets to Berets. These links will start at the end of each project, you'll need to scroll through them to see the full story! BUT it will show you how much money has been raised over the years.... LOTS!

Thursday, 28 January 2016

new workshop dates are now available!

Let us know if any take your fancy!  They fill up fast...

20th March Finishing Techniques
17th April Brioche
24th April Learn to Crochet
29th May Steek & Colour
12th June Next Steps Crochet

We have space to add more - we're thinking a shorter beginners knit and maybe a Ravelry tutorial.

Let us know if you're interested!

Check out the workshop page for all the details.

There are lots of reasons why a workshop is a great place to learn:-

Learning as a group is fun - you're often not the only one stuck on something, you can ask questions of other group members and you can support each other through any tricky bits.

You get a professional tutor who can start you off with no bad habits and who can encourage you to find your own comfy spot.

The group is small - only 6 people, so you'll get lots of one-to-one attention if you want it.

On these courses all the materials are included so you don't have to worry if you've not got the 'right' yarn or hook or needles.

You'll learn a life skill that can be creative, extravagant, economical, solitary, sociable, charitable, stress reducing and health inducing!

Please call the shop or email us if you'd like to book a place.

And if you have questions, especially re skill level  please just ask.  We're always happy to help!

Saturday, 23 January 2016

Buachaille (the book!) now in the shop

Kate’s new book is a celebration of the life and landscape around her home in the Scottish Highlands.

The book includes 12 patterns for accessories.

You can check out the patterns on Ravelry here.

As well as Kate’s patterns, the book includes recipes by Tom Barr, together with essays, interviews, and a walk up Buachaille Etive Mor with mountain leader, Gordon Anderson,

£14.99, and remember we're happy to post!

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

new shop sample - Solace

New shop sample in Socks Yeah! and Debbie Bliss Rialto Lace... Solace by Janina Kallio.

Solace is an asymmetrical shawl combining 4ply and lace weight yarns in garter stitch stripes.

Lightweight and versatile, this shawl will block bigger and folds down small.  It drapes beautiful and feels very soft in our newest 'sock' yarn and our favourite basic lace weight.

check out out  Ravelry project page!

You can buy the yarn (many colour combos available!) in the shop and the pattern on Ravelry!

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