November 17, 2008

Knit ‘n’ Natter News

Filed under: General — vicki @ 10:15 pm

The Knitting Club is on the move! After just over a year at the Mount Pleasant, we have decided to move to the Unicorn pub, just a few doors away. The Mount P is considered by the masses to be too dark for knitting so we are moving to the, hopefully, brighter Unicorn! The first meeting there will be tomorrow (Tuesday 18th) at 6pm. I’m sorry I have posted about it quite late. We will be sending scouts back to the Mount P for any stragglers.

Also, this Friday (21st) is late night opening in Great Malvern. It will be a brilliant evening and to add to the festivities we are having a knit night in the shop from 5pm until around 7pm. You can always pop out to see the reindeer, lantern parade and the SNOW!! We are super excited. We LOVE christmas!!

November 9, 2008

The Great Escape!!

Filed under: General — penny @ 11:00 pm

I have just seen some fab “Rugged Rambler”" socks in issue 47 of Simply Knitting!!  These cabled socks are knitted on two needles and use “Escape” yarn from Sirdar.  We have a good selection of this DK yarn in the shop at the moment and I love the subtle way the yarn self stripes and blends its colours.  These socks would be quick to knit up and would make an ideal gift - if you could bear to part with them that is!!



Recently arrived in the shop are some wizardly good new sock yarns from Opal - who have used “Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince” as their inspiration for an entirely new and exciting colour palette!  I think these new colour ways are simply enchanting!  I have chosen the Hedwig colourway to make my eldest son some fab christmas socks!  I really love the soft muted tones of grey, green and tawny beige of the yarn and I think the finished socks would go well with his jeans (he seems to wear a lot of denim these days)!  The bright and vibrant personality (and hair) of Tonks is captured in a fiery combination of pinks and golds and  Draco Malfoy’s colourway is a deep blend of inky, dark greens and blues.  Potter fans would be able to guess the main colour of Ron Weasly’s yarn and the Harry Potter himself colourway is a very energetic mix of turquoise, green and blue! If these Opal yarns are knitted in the round they will form fair isle type patterns as if by magic!!  I will be including the ball bands with these socks as not only do they carry the important washing instructions, they also have great pictures of their characters featured on them. Even if you are not a great Potter fan, these colours are really so gorgeous they are sure to bewitch you anyway!  Be quick if you want to see these yarns in the shop as they are already fast disappearing!!!