Monday, November 26, 2007

Deck The Hut with Boughs of Holly

We have finally got the window finished and we hope you like it!  Everything is either made from items from the shop or can be found in the shop.  We only bought brown paper for the parcels and the lights for the tree and wreath.  I need to thank Andrea for making the fabulous fireplace and Lucy who made the gorgeous shawl (just look at the back of it, you can't believe all the work that has gone into it!  It is made using Cherry Tree Hills Merino Laceweight yarn.  If you get the chance pop down and have a look at the window and let us know what you think.  There is a list in the window of what everything is made from.  In the competition for the best dressed window in Woburn Sands we were Highly Commended.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Knitting is my Prozac

I realised the other day that when I don't get a chance to pick up my needles for a few days I start to get a bit twitchy. Knitting calms me down and even if I only finish a few rows I can see I have achieved something, which is very useful on otherwise stressful days! I have therefore decided that knitting is my Prozac. Am I the only one?

We have had a very busy week, trying to get all our new stock online (nowhere near finished) and trying to do our Christmas Window (nearly finished) ready for the judging on Sunday. We got third prize last year and this year glimpsing in windows up and down the High Street I can see that competition is fierce. The theme this year is an Edwardian Christmas. Once our window is completed tomorrow I'll post a pic so you can all judge how creative we've been this year!

I am also itching to try the new Cherry Tree Hills Laceweight Merino which has a massive 2400m on a hank and if doubled up becomes 4 ply. Lorna is already knitting a shrug in it and it looks fab. However, I have set myself the task of knitting all the children socks for Christmas so I have nearly finished 3 socks (hate grafting) and only have 7 to go! I am determined NOT to start anything else until I have done them all.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

A Grand Day Out

We had a fabulous day at The Knitting & Stitching Show on Sunday. There were 45 of us altogether (including Lola!) and everyone was discussing their purchases on the way home. As well as buying a couple of projects to add to the pending pile I also found a few new things for the shop, so watch this space! Lola charmed everyone by being really good and smiling at everyone as they got off the coach. This year I was particularly taken with all the hand dyed yarn we saw and have come home with lots of ideas!