August 2007

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Hot off the press:

I have literally just received confirmation that the Knitting Event will be going ahead at the Electric Picnic again this year. We will be setting up either outside the Village Hall area or (if the weather isn’t favourable) in a corner of the Village Hall area itself. We’re looking for six volunteers to help teach knitting to the festival goers on the Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd of September. You can be there for the start of the festival on Friday and stay until Sunday, or arrive early Saturday morning and just stay the one night.

The event was an absolute blast last year, and there were loads of knitting blog posts about it at the time, but for our photographic record pop on over to this page to see how we got on…

This is a great opportunity to attend a very popular and enjoyable festival and to share your craft with others. The knitting will be on for most of the day but in the evenings you’ll be free to see the different acts and participate in the many other goings-on!

So, any takers?

Just a quick list of some of the great new products we now have in stock, some of which are already up in the online shopping section of the website, and others to be added very soon… :)

Debbie Bliss Rialto Aran yarn – in fashionable colours for this Autumn
Noro Silk Garden Lite – a double knit version of this popular Noro yarn
Noro Cash Island – 30% cashmere, wonderful colour combinations and great patterns
SWTC “Yin” and “Yang” – a great combination of a “plain” wool/bamboo/silk blend yarn and an accompanying yarn of the same blend that is pre-strung with sequins!
Louisa Harding Kashmir – DK to accompany her upcoming new, and completely adorable, pattern book for children “Enchanted Garden”
Debbie Bliss Luxury Aran Tweed – spun in Kilcar, Co. Donegal, with added Angora for a soft touch

New pattern books:

Pure Noro
The Luxury Collection
Louisa Harding – Felice Mai Dopo
Louisa Harding – Una Volta
The Knitting Answer Book
The Crochet Answer Book
Welcome to Knit Cafe
Alterknits
Last Minute Knitted Gifts (back in stock)
Weekend Knitting (back in stock)
Hollywood Knits
Hollywood Knits Style
Hand Knit Holidays
Knit 2 Together
Knitting Nature

Along with new shades in the Baby Cashmerino, Cashmerino DK, Cashmerino Aran, Kureyon, Silk Garden and Louisa Harding Kashmir Aran range…

Phew, that wasn’t such a quick list afterall!

Lots more expected soon – watch this space folks.

SKB – Fini!

Just a quick one for the Bank Holiday weekend…

My finished Simple Knitted Bodice :)

I am now officially the only Irish woman hoping for cold weather soon!

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It’s available on the website and here’s a yummy preview…

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:)

Hi Everyone,

We just wanted to give you advance notice of an itty bitty summer holiday which we will be taking from Wednesday the 22nd to the Friday the 24th of August. TIK will be closed on those days and that will also mean no Knit Night that week…

Apologies for any inconvenience – we’ll be back to our usual schedule straight away after that :)

Lisa & Jacqui

PS: Squuueeeee! Holidays!