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 :-)