July 2008

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Crochet Classes

We’ve had a lot of enquiries for crochet classes recently… Ask and you shall receive so they say ;)

Introduction to Crochet will be held on both:

Sat 9th of August from 10.30am – 1.00pm

and

Sat 16th of August from 10.30am – 1.00pm

Drop us an email or telephone 01-2108113 if you’d like to sign up!

Yep, it’s the class that everyone wants to do… and it’s back!

Professional Finishing Techniques will run again on Saturday the 26th of July from 10.30am to 1pm. If you would like to sign up just send us an email, pop into the shop or telephone 01-2108113.

We repeat… NOTHING. TO. DO. WITH. SOCKS.

(Ok, that’s a little tribute to Zig and Zag there. Does anyone remember the video “Nothing to do with Toast”? I’m sure it’s on You Tube somewhere!!)

Back to your regularly scheduled knit blog then.

Susan (Rav link) made a Clapotis from Noro Kureyon Sock Yarn! And isn’t it just scrummy?!?

That’s the same colour as Laurence chose for her sweater – it’s quite a popular shade!

It’s the perfect (Irish) summer scarf – lightweight and lovely! But even better?

Yep, just 148g worth of yarn, or less than two skeins… :)

We have recently learned that the Amy Butler Sweet Life knitting bags will no longer be available. So… we snapped up all they had left!

We now have just two of the Sanibel style bags left in “Nickel” and one Hampton Bag in “River”. It’s amazing how much you can fit in these high quality bags – I keep discovering new pockets in mine and recently used the Sanibel style to hold my knitting, my laptop and everything I needed for an overnight stay!

Get ‘em before they go!

At Knit Night last Thursday Laurence arrived in wearing this stunning sweater and I just had to get the camera out so we could share it with you :)

This sweater is her own original design, using Noro Kureyon Sock yarn. It is worked in the round, with steeked* armholes to maintain the depth of the stripes. Laurence then knit the sleeves together in one big circle and again steeked* them to keep the overall look of the stripes consistent.

Just beautiful!


*”What on earth are steeks?” I hear you say… see here and here for more :)