02 February, 2012

Knitting Class

There is still time to sign up for our first knitting class of the year.  Herbivore is a gorgeous triangular scarf (well, shawl really but that makes it sound a bit old fashioned and it is far from that!) that is so much easier than it looks.  If you can knit and purl then you can make it easily.

Saturday 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th February, 10.30am - 12.00, $20 plus cost of pattern ($10) and yarn.  This makes a fantastic gift and only uses 100g (or less) of yarn!

30 January, 2012

New Knitsch yarns!

We have just received our order of stunning, beautiful, luscious and yummy Knitsch yarns!  We just want to dive in to the box and roll around a bit before we start knitting.  If you visit our Facebook page we have listed all the colours in stock and the prices....if you want to order any just email us or leave a comment.

Paradise, 50g skein, $13.95

Georgina & The Jellyfish, 50g skein, $13.95

Link to our Facebook page for more colours.

25 January, 2012

Still Quilting, Still Knitting, Still Here :-)

Happy (belated) New Year everyone :-) Well, it is still only January and is still a new year, we are only 3 weeks into it after all ;-)

We have had a busy start to the year but today we are having trouble concentrating on much at all.....look at what arrived at the shop today!

Now you can understand why we would rather be knitting Lol. This luscious yarn is Araucania Ranco Multi and Ranco Solid. 75% wool/25% polyamide hand dyed yarn from Chile.
Araucania Yarns was started by a mother and daughter whose mission was to create beautiful and one-off yarns for the for the global market, employing ancient and traditional techniques and supporting local, sustainable job development. “Each hank sold means more opportunities, more jobs and more hope”.

100g hanks, 4ply, 75% wool/25% polyamide, $29.50 per hank. Perfect for socks because of the nylon content but if you think it is too lovely to hide on your feet then how about a shawl or a scarf? As with all individually hand dyed yarns it is advisable to ensure you buy enough for whatever you are knitting as dye lots could change.

We are also very excited as we have placed an order for our first shipment of Knitsch yarns. If you haven’t heard of Knitsch (Scratching the Knitting Itch) yarns before then you will certainly want to! We are about to become stockists for this beautiful hand dyed 100% NZ Merino yarn.

Perfect for socks with it’s tight twist which gives lovely texture and it will also be great knitted up as shawls, scarves or even baby garments. If you are a Two At A Time sock knitter, want to make multi coloured socks or know that you need a little more than 100g for a long pair then you will appreciate that Knitsch yarns come in 50g hanks.
The 3 colours in the photo are, from L to R, Paradise, The Island and Georgina & The Jellyfish with Yellow Brick Road still in it’s hank at the bottom (well – we had to wind them so as we can road test them first of course!) They will retail for $13.95 per 50g hank. Our order is in and we will let you know when it arrives.

Watch this space for our next knitting projects......they are sure to be in one of these yarns :-)

22 December, 2011

Merry Christmas from us to you :-)

We would like to wish all our followers and readers a very lovely Festive Season.......how about some new tree ideas for next year?!

How about this for a Down Under tree??!

Enjoy :-)

21 December, 2011

And the winner is.........

Lorraine! Congratulations Lorraine, we think you wanted the yarn as your prize but will be in touch to confirm that and also the colour.

Thank you all so much for entering the draw and becoming new Followers on our blog - we hope you enjoy reading our updates as much as we enjoy writing them :-)
We have emailed Lorraine to organise getting her prize to her - we decided to only do one of the prizes this time and will have another giveaway soon with another prize.

We would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We are looking forward to a busy year next year and have plans for some great classes and kits.

Thank you for reading and following our blog :-)

19 December, 2011

And all that Jazz

Phat Cat Jazz is the latest kit to be finished here at the shop - well, mostly finished - just a small amount of binding to be sewn down. This is such a fun and colourful quilt, perfect for all ages and all cat lovers ;-) It's finished measurements are approx 42" x 65" and the kit includes all the fabric for the quilt top, including binding, and a colour pattern. The pattern also contains a free pattern for a Tote Bag and the cost is $120 for the complete kit.

Meet some new gang members here at Still
Quilting. We have some new knitting patterns in stock and the designer has kindly lent us some of her samples - they are proving to be quite a hit with everyone. Here they are hanging out together..........

Ritchie the Rugby Guy......

Ernest and Geraldine are good friends.....

Chip the Robot looks puzzled......

Finally, Penny 1 and Penny 2 - the pattern comes with instructions for both of the outfits she is wearing.

The patterns are $10 each and we are looking forward to making up some samples of our own as at some stage these guys are going to get homesick and want to leave us :-)

Finally, thank you to those who have left comments and become followers on the previous post for our giveaway - if you haven't already done so it isn't too late, you still have a couple of days before we draw the name of the lucky winner :-)

08 December, 2011

Christmas Giveaway!

It's nearly Christmas so we thought we would have a prize draw and increase our followers at the same time.

Leave a comment on this post for one entry into the draw. For a second entry into the draw put a post on your own blog and encourage your readers to come and follow us and get them to enter. Make sure you mention this in your comment too and leave us a link to follow.

You must be a follower to enter but if you aren't one yet, go ahead and become a follower and then leave your comment - we don't mind if you have become a follower to enter, we just hope you like our blog enough to stay around afterwards :-)

We will post worldwide..................want to see what you could win??

Your choice of either one ball of Wendy 'Happy' 4 ply sock yarn......75% Bamboo/25% nylon, this yarn is beautifully soft and silky to knit with and to wear - it also washes like a dream. Choose one of the colours in the left hand photo. One ball will make an adult pair of socks. Or.......

You can choose to receive the pattern and fabric (black or turquoise) for our latest bag pattern, the Circle Tote. Both colours are stunning and very vibrant and the fabric is a heavy canvas weight ideal for carrying your groceries or taking to quilt class :-)

Let us know in your comment which prize you would prefer if you win and also your email address - you never know, the Christmas spirit might hit us with a bang and we might decide to give BOTH prizes away.........but you will have to wait and see ;-) The more new followers, the higher the chance of two prizes ;-)

Edited to add: Thanks Debbie for reminding us to put a close off date on the giveaway. We will make the draw on Wednesday 21st December - sorry it won't be in time for Christmas if our winner is overseas - but it would be a nice New Years gift anyway :-)