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Wednesday, 31 March 2010

31st March

It is the end of another month and after more howling gales and rain yesterday we have some sunshine this morning. This is the view from my office window, taken early in the morning. Spring seems to come and go, I can't believe it is Easter already and we have only sat outside in the garden once so far this year!

Rowan have a free pattern on their website for a cute Easter Bunny knitted in Rowan Revive if you want a quick project.

Thursday, 25 March 2010

Appleton Tapestry Wool

I have found some more skeins of 4 ply tapestry wool and crewel lurking in a corner, so they are now all on the website at the bargain price of 20 pence per skein.

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Sale of Debbie Bliss Eco Aran and Eco Baby

We have some special yarn offers for the Easter holiday. There is 10% discount on current stock of Debbie Bliss Eco Aran and Eco Baby and Rowan Milk Cotton DK and Fine Milk Cotton. To obtain the discount enter the codes quoted at the the checkout. All offers end Monday 5th April.

Sale of Hanne Falkenberg Knitting Kits

We currently have a sale on selected Hanne Falkenberg knitting kits with up to 25% off, see here.

Hanne has also brought out two lovely new kits, Duet a diagonal striped cardigan with short kimono sleeves, available in a range of shades and Polo is a lovely cosy snood.

Monday, 22 March 2010

Amy Butler knitting patterns - Midwest Modern Knits

Very excited about the new range 'Rowan by Amy Butler'. I have just got the shade card and the colours are fab. There are two yarns in the range, Belle Organic Aran and Belle Organic DK and both are a 50/50 wool cotton blend. The DK comes in a range of 16 shades and the aran in 12, the lovely vivid shades compliment the colours used in the Amy Butler fabrics. There is pattern support in Amy Butler's Midwest Modern Knits and the designs include lovely flowing garments, accessories and homeware. All due in stock early April.

Saturday, 20 March 2010

Debbie Bliss Amalfi and ecobaby organic cotton

It is a wet miserable Saturday evening and I am off to snuggle up in front of the TV with my knitting. We had a big delivery yesterday of Debbie Bliss Amalfi and Ecobaby, so I am now dithering between knitting something for myself in Amalfi or something in Ecobaby for one of the grandchildren........

Domino knitting workshop

We have just finished a great workshop with Fiona Morris as tutor. The concentration levels from upstairs could be felt through the floor, I wish I could hav joined in, but have spent the day updating new stock arrivals on the website. If you would like to try some modular knitting we have some fabulous books in stock - Knit to be Square and Domino Knitting by Vivian Hoxbro.

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Professional Finishing Techniques workshop

We have managed to squeeze in another 'Professional Finishing Techniques' workshop with Jane Crowfoot as tutor. This brilliant workshop is a must for all knitters, Jane will show you how to finish off your knitted garment with perfect sewing up, create a neat pick up for neck-lines and cast off evenly. Join us in Sussex on Saturday 27th March, the price of the workshop includes a tasty lunch, endless tea, coffee and biscuits and 10% discount on purchases made on the day at Kangaroo
If you can't make it to the workshop, order Jane's wonderful book here.

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Rowan Minature Classics

Minature Classics is the latest pattern book for babies and toddlers aged 0-3 years. The gorgeous designs use Rowan Cashsoft DK, Calmer, Fine Milk Cotton, Handknit Cotton and Denim.

Rowan Kids

Rowan Kids is now in stock! This great pattern book for childrens' knits features designs for ages 6-12 years and include sloppy denim jumpers and cricket sweaters for boys and pretty boleros and cardigans for girls. The yarns used are Rowan Denim, Cotton Glace, Siena, Handknit Cotton, Calmer, All Seasons Cotton and Fine Milk Cotton.

Monday, 1 March 2010

28th February

It's the end of another month and February went out with a bang. We had a really violent storm here in the Charente Maritime on Saturday night, this photo taken yesterday afternoon shows how lucky we were to escape with just a few large puddles in our area. The highest wind gust recorded in the region was 159 km, there are a lot of roof tiles on the ground and there has been very bad flooding just to the west of us.
Hopefully our little boat has survived without any damage, we went down to the marina at Royan on Saturday to make sure she was well secured and will go and check again this afternoon.
The forecast is now saying that the temperature will go back to zero at the weekend, where is spring? I want to get out in my garden.
At least the house painting is coming on well, the snug is nearly finished which is just as well as we have had lots of enquiries for the knitting groups in the autumn. The dates for Spring 2011 will be going up on the website this week.