In the news!

There’s nothing quite like sitting down quietly with a magazine and a mug of tea – and all the better if it’s a craft magazine. We’re happy to report that this gentle indulgence has just got easier, because we’ve started stocking a range of magazines covering a number of crafts.

We’ve got knitting magazines like Designer Knitting, The Knitter, and Knit. We’ve got Inside Crochet. We’ve got general craft publications like Martha Stewart Home and Mollie Makes.

We’re also particularly pleased to have the most recent issue of the Debbie Bliss magazine in stock, because of what’s on page 20:

Imagine how thrilled we were to see that page! It’s Debbie’s report on our birthday party back in June, with the pictures of some of our lovely customers modelling the Wrapover Jacket from her Paloma pattern book.

We were so impressed with that jacket – warm, versatile and gorgeous on lots of different body shapes – that Jacqui cast one on straight away. It’s on display in the shop at the moment.

It’s a very straightforward pattern – knitted from the bottom up in lovely bulky yarn, it goes like lightning. It’s an ideal first pattern – in fact, it features the same stitch pattern that we recommend for a very first scarf in our beginners classes.

And it’s started to look as if the weather’s going to be right for wearing cozy knitted garments. We can’t wait!

Finally: the clocks go back on Saturday night, so we’ve got an hour’s extra yarn time this weekend. The shop will be closed on Monday because of the bank holiday, but we’ll be open on Tuesday at 10.30am GMT!