Thursday, September 07, 2006

A Busy Weekend and a Competition!

We had a brilliant weekend showing everyone at The Woburn Oyster Festival our fabulous yarns and as you can see from the pbotograph the stall looked stunning! We taught people how to knit and met lots of new people who didn;t know about the shop. I need to thank Andrea, Kath, Tara and Vicky who were kind enough to help me over the weekend and I also need to thank my husband Mark who literally 'manned' the shop with the help of Liz, his cousin and web guru!

This week we have a competiton for you! This picture is of Tara's dogs Matilda and Phoebe. What we are looking for is a caption for the picture. The winner will receive a hank of Feza yarn in their choice of colour and a pair of needles together with a pattern to make the scarf that Matilda is wearing. The competition runs until the end of the month so email your suggestions to ::
by 30th September for a chance of winning! The winner will be announced in the October edition of the newsletter.

The September edition of the newsletter will be out next week with lots of information about new stock and what's going on over the next few weeks at The Hut. If you haven't registered yet for your free copy just click on the link on the website and leave your details. See you next week, Sue

Monday, August 28, 2006

Exciting Times!

Exciting Times at The Hut!
We have had a great time over the past week or so enjoying the arrival of winter stock! At the moment all our winter stock is being photographed for the website and we hope to have it online within a couple of weeks.
Lana Grossa have some fabulous new yarns and the new pattern book (number 32) arrived yesterday. It has some stunning designs in and we will be adding to our initial range of Winter Lana Grossa yarns to ensure we stock all the yarns needed for all the patterns in the book.

If you receive our newsletter, you will have heard about the Feza, which is amazing! If you like knitting scarves then this yarn is for you! Each hank is made up of at least nine different yarns hand tied together to create a beautiful effect. We are offering a free scarf pattern with every hank (see picture). There are also lovely patterns for a poncho and a cardigan which we will be adding to the website shortly.

We are very busy this week getting ready for Woburn Oyster Festival which is a great day out if you get the chance to go. There’s lots going on including live music, street entertainment and a children’s funfair making it a great day out. We have a stall in the main marquee and are taking some of our unusual stock and lots of kits (including the new range of Rooster kits). I’ll let you know how we get on!

If you have any feedback about the website, please let me know, we are always trying to find ways to improve our site and add more information about the shop.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Summer Workshops @ The Knitting Hut

Beading and Embellishment
This workshop will teach you how to incorporate beads and decorative stitches in your knitting to create a beautiful drawstring bag, ideal for using at a special occasion! The skills you will learn will give you the confidence to be adventurous with your knitting! As usual, all materials will be provided and there is a wide range of yarn to choose from for your project.
Monday 7th August 10am - 2.30pm

Knit, Purl & More!
Have you recently started knitting? If so, this workshop is for you. The day is aimed at those knitters who can knit and purl and are itching to move onto learn new skills to create something beautiful. The day will be based around a bag project and will include other techniques such as shaping, cabling and more! All materials for the day will be provided.
Monday 17th July 10am - 2.30pm

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Click & Clack @ The Knitting Hut.

The Click&Clack evening is proving so popular that we are going to hold it one Wednesday morning a month as well as the evening sessions. This will give people who perhaps can’t get out in the evenings a chance to come and join in!

Of course, we will not be serving Buck’s Fizz at the morning sessions but a cup of coffee and a piece of homemade cake! If you have a cake recipe, which is delicious, please let us know as we try to make a different type of cake each month.

The dates for Click&Clack for July and August are shown below, so don’t forget to put them in your diary! Your first visit is free and after that there is a £3 charge, which includes refreshments. If you need help with a project, why not bring it along and we’ll be happy to help you.

Dates & Times
July 19th :: 7pm - 9.30pm
August 2nd :: 10am - 12.30pm
August 16th :: 7pm - 9.30pm

Welcome to The Knitting Hut Online

Please visit our website, it is currently under construction, but you can get a taste of what the finished site will look like.

We promise it will be online soon, so sign up to our Newsletter or check our blog spot to keep in the loop!

The Knitting Hut only opened in February 2006 and in this short period of time we have stuffed the shop full of exciting yarns from Italy to America (via Nepal!) and an ever increasing range of accessories.

The shop is staffed only by experienced knitters and offers a comprehensive service to both the beginner and more experienced knitter.

We stock major European brands such as ggh, Bergere de France and Lana Grossa and from further afield Blue Sky Alpacas, Crystal Palace Yarns and South West Trading Co. We also love knitting socks at The Hut and have a wide range of sock yarn from Opal, Schoeller & Stahl, Austermann and Lana Grossa.

Our shop in Woburn Sands is open and waiting for your custom, so pop in soon.

The Knitting Hut Shop is open:
Tuesday 9.30 am to 4.30 pm
Wednesday 9.30 am to 4.30 pm
Thursday 9.30 am to 4.30 pm
Friday 10 am to 4.30 pm
Saturday 9 am to 5 pm
Closed on Sundays and Mondays