Monday, 10 December 2007

Highly Commended !!

Hiya, Just a quick post to show you our Christmas window, We got a Highly Commended yipee ! Every Christmas Knighton Chamber of Trade holds a Christmas window competion, and this years theme was a Christmas Carol, so we eventually chose 'O' Christmas Tree, thanks to everyone who crocheted and knitted things for the tree and window, it was a real team effort !!

and look at me in my hat !! (have to admit I cheated on this one, sorry girls !!)

Saturday, 1 December 2007

Happy December !

Hello, Sorry its been ages but been oh so busy ! had a fantastic time in Australia, sad to leave my sister and her family, and miss the 30oC weather and the pool !but it is good to be back ! still don't feel like I should be working and think I have post holiday blues !!
Mum coped brilliantly in the shop without me, although she was a little stressed and pleased to have me back !I thank her immensely for everything she has done ! Thanks to Sue for all her hard work in my absence and thanks to Barbara !

The tree is up in the shop and I have a new friend, Names on a postcard please ! I want to name her Lola (but Mum says its a floozies name !) so any suggestions ! She came from the lovely and thanks to Julie x

Shop News !

We are now open on a Monday Evening, 6pm - 9pm, we are also having a Knit and Natter all evening at the shop, so everyone is very welcome, Andrew is making a cake !! (chef extraordinaire! chocolate mud cake a speciality x) We are still running Thursdays (10-12) as well, and hope to meet all our knitters who cant get in to the shop in the week.

New yarns coming !!
We have some exciting new stock arriving shortly, a beautiful hand dyed range of yarns from Australia and some Kauni ! which is gorgeous self striping yarn (to the left ! ) We also have some beautiful buttons and shawl pins made by a local wood turner Jim.

Have a good Saturday x

Lisa x

Saturday, 8 September 2007

Hello !

Thought it was about time I posted a message ! been busy organising things ! I am off to Australia next month with the family and have been trying to update the website, and organise the shop !

Finally we have sorted out workshops, 29th September for beginners Crochet and 6th October for Knitter's revival ! a refresher in knitting for anyone who can basically Knit and Purl but wants to read patterns, cabel, fairaisle etc. The cost of these are £40 for 10am - 4pm and includes lunch, tea coffee and cakes and a goodie bag, also we will be offering 10% off all purchases in the shop.

Happy Knitting !


Wednesday, 15 August 2007

Hello !


Well we have been open a month and everything is going ok ! We have started getting new stock in including Colinette Iona, New shades in Colinette Shimmer 5, New shades in Baby Cashmere Silk Sublime, We are now stocking Sublime Kid Mohair, Kits from Rooster, we are also considering Malabrigo !

I have managed at last to finish one Jumper for DS and nearly a dress for DD, as I have been banned from starting anything new until I finish something !! got my eye on Enid in Iona or a nice little sublime number !

Anyway back to knitting, will post Daniel in his new jumper very soon x

Lisa x

Thursday, 26 July 2007

Knit N Knatter Pictures !

Hello, Forgot to add these pictures last time and Mum has been complaining !!! (not really haha)

Lisa x
(Uncle Ted and Jean and Sue x)

Saturday, 21 July 2007

We are open !

Hello, at last we opened the doors to our lovely little shop last Saturday, with a big thank you to everyone for their excellent painting skills ! putting together Ikea furniture and generally being great !

Newly arrived yesterday our Sublime order, I am so excited as I want to start something new but have about 4 projects on the go ! however may sneak some as it is so gorgeous ! (dont tell Hubby !)

Starting next Thursday (26th July) we will be having our weekly Knit N Knatter at the shop (23 Station Road, Knighton, Powys, LD7 1DT) 10am - 12 all our welcome for a tea / coffee and cakes ! Bring you WIP and meet some new friends !

I hope everyone is ok with this awful weather we are having, the river I can hear thundering past and it is quite worrying ! we are currently stuck in Knighton as all the main roads out to the bigger towns seem to be flooded, fingers crossed the floods dont come in to town x x

Speak soon


Sunday, 8 July 2007

Opening now the 14th July !!


I thought I would give you an update with regards to the shop ! finally we will be opening on Saturday after building delays etc ! See the new shop front ! Not too much to do then !

Off to Ikea tomorrow for the units and sofas, also being photographed for the local paper The Mid Wales Journal tomorrow so best do my hair !

Will be placing orders with Designer Yarns tomorrow for all the new Debbie Bliss books and new Rialto Aran so hopefully should come in time for Saturday. Also new Louisa Harding Yarns.

Have just received our latest order from Serendipity needles, which are gorgeous new photos will be on soon. Also look out for us in 'Knitting' Magazine as the Breast Cancer research needles are number 1 on what to buy !

Please feel free to call in and see us on Saturday for some champagne and chocolates ! and of course all our gorgeous yarns !!

Lisa x

Monday, 11 June 2007

3 weeks !

Hello ! 3 weeks til opening, been busy this week organising the decoration of the shop front, still seems like so much to do ! Also seen reps already showing us the Autumn / Winter collections due out July / August v exciting !

Knitting like mad to try and finish garments for the grand opening, I have turned into an extreme knitter !

Lisa x

ps Blueflower Knits are here, see website, now just waiting for Cascade !

Sunday, 3 June 2007

4 Weeks !


Just thought I would give everyone an update on our shop, now only 4 weeks to go till we plan on opening ! So we are busy ordering enough stock, seeing reps this week for the exciting new Autumn and Winter collections x Got to choose the paint for inside and out and ordering furniture etc how exciting !

Also just to let you know we now have a lovely button range in loads of colours and I am hoping that Blue Flower Knit patterns arrive this week as I am desperate to knit and felt this gorgeous bag !

Thursday, 24 May 2007

Me on the right finishing a Rooster bag and Janny T on the right starting a Colinette Beauty !

Hello everyone !


Just thought we would create a blog for all your lovely comments on email we have and that we can update you on the Shop renovation, new ideas, new products and everything knitting !

Only 6 weeks to go until open day and we would appreciate any ideas for someone to offically do the grand opening ! renovations are still going strong, unsure if we will be ready !!

I am pleased to say our blueflowerknit bag pattern are on the way from Usa and we have just ordered some more serendipity needles.

Will keep you updated and thanks for everyone's emails.

Lisa x