Friday, 22 May 2015

the BIG move around sale

The sales reps are out and about this month with all the new yarns, shades and patterns for Winter 2015/16...

So we're making up our shopping lists... BUT we have no space for the new stuff!

SO...  We're going to have a bit of a move around in the shop... nothing too drastic!

BUT we want to reorganise, clear the decks, make a clean sweep...

To do that we need to clear the yarns and patterns that have been discontinued.  Yarns that are either no longer available or ones that we're not continuing with.

SO... we're having our first BIG sale!  All sale yarns are 30% off - lots are available in garment quantities and we've got patterns to match.

Included in the BIG move around sale are the following...

Debbie Bliss Juliet was £4.50 now £3.15
Patons 4ply Cotton was £4.80 now £3.35
Wendy Merino Chunky was £3.95 now £2.75
Freedom Alfresco Aran was £3.95 now £2.75
Rico Highland Chunky was £2.35 now £1.65

Manos Lace was £14.50 now £10.15.  This is an absolute bargain!

ALL the scarf yarns are included (Tutu, Tutu Plus, Campanello and Cha Cha Cha) ALL with 30% off!

BUT you need you need to be quick.  Once it's gone it's gone!

And remember!  We're happy to post...

Friday, 15 May 2015

It's a Hoot!

When deciding what to knit for the Pittenweem Arts Festival Craft Project  I was torn between my favourite types of project - toys and shawls.  I finally decided on Hogwarts Express by Susan Ashcroft.

Its very simple, knitted mostly in garter stitch and worked from the neck down.  The owls are made with simple cabling.  It uses a 4ply yarn and the size is adjustable - mine took about 100g/400m of yarn.

If you'd like to make one - for yourself or to donate to the project - you can buy the pattern on Ravelry and the yarn in the shop!  And you can buy the shawl during the Arts Festival in August (venue to be confirmed!)

The next get together for the project is on Tuesday 26th May 1:30 - 3:30pm in the shop.  Project coordinator Anne Marijke, will be here with finished items, patterns and stash yarn.

Come along to see what others have made, get some pattern inspiration and knit (or crochet, or sew) some owlie things.

If you can't come along then don't despair - check out our Pinterest board for some inspiration.  You can also hand in owl donations to the shop and we'll happily pass them on to Anne Marijke.

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Pom Pom Quarterly Summer 2015 in the shop!

it is bright, light and lacy!
see a full preview on Ravelry

Oh and you should check out the Summer 2014 issue too for even more summery patterns!

We're going to repeat ourselves with a word of warning... these magazines go out of print!

We currently have the following copies in the shop...

Issue 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12

Issue 2, 6, 7 and 8 are now out of print. We are unable to order any more copies. Get them while you can!

You can of course buy digital copies* from Pom Pom direct. But it is a lovely magazine to actually hold!

 *In fact hard copies of Pom Pom from Issue 5 onwards include a digital code, so you can get a digital copy too.

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

new shades in Vivacious and Gleem in the shop!

Pebble Beach, Dove and Slate and Crocus in Vivacious 4ply.  We also have Slate and Crocus in the Gleem Lace too!

Released just last week, new shades in the Fyberspares Vivacious 4ply and Gleem Lace.

Now in the shop!

Friday, 1 May 2015

New Fripperies & Bibelots collection

Our favourite way to 'mark' our knitting!

New collection from Fripperies & Bibelots has arrived and includes a new simple solid shape and ringOs Mini!

Favourite Jeans RingOs mini

ringOs Mini, are snag-free ring stitch markers especially sized for sock knitting that glide on and off your needles and won't dangle or tangle in your sock yarn.

Like the bigger ringOs they are made from lightweight anodised aluminium rings and adorned with beautiful seed beads which are glued in place over the join.

We have 6 shades in the shop.  Each set has 16 rings ~ two red, two green, four orange and eight coloured rings.

How can you use them?  The red and green rings can mark the beginning/end of your round. The orange rings can help identify the sock gussets or sections of the pattern that you want to stand out - perhaps you need to change to a different chart or pattern. The other coloured rings mark your pattern repeats between the red, orange and green rings.

You can obviously use the Mini set to work on items that require smaller needles (like a toy!) and with the traffic light system they are great for helping you keep track of lace patterns too.  They will fit needles up to 3.25mm.

With 16 rings you have the flexibility to work on two socks at the same time, have two different sock patterns on the go on separate needles or work on one sock with extra rings for pattern repeats.   Or knit a sock, use them on a tricky shawl pattern and knit a toy - all at the same time!

'regular' ringOs!  see them in action here,  They fit needles up to 4mm.

We also have a new simple solid shape - mini square!...

these will fit up to 5.5mm needles

Simple Solid hearts, flowers, raindrops, ovals, stars and rings all in the shop too!  These are great value at £2 a pack - fantastic for when you need to mark lots (and lots) of repeats.

Oh!  and there are some new dangly stitch markers too...

Stitch Saves, French bulb safety pins and  sewing up needle tubes are all in the shop too!

{all photos credit - Fripperies & Bibleots!}
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