Wednesday, 3 September 2008

The Knighton Show 2008

Ok so never one to turn down a challenge ! We all entered the Knighton Agriculture and Craft Show, which falls each year on the last Saturday of August, and didnt we do well ! We swept the board with 1st, 2nd and 3rd and Highly Commended ! bearing in mind though that if we hadnt of all entered there would have only been 3 entries !
So congratulations to all that entered and bring on next year ! Where we hope to take the whole knitting section by storm !

Sunday, 6 July 2008

Where has the time gone !

I cannot believe that I haven't blogged in over 2 months !! We have been oh so busy !
First things first Wonderwool ! was fab, we had a great time setting up, meeting everyone, and spotting everyone with their Ravelry badges, I bought some lovely things from Posh Yarn, Blueberry Angoras, Some lovely alpaca sock yarn from Jenny and some more (notice a theme happening here !) sock yarn from The Natural Dye Studio, it all went so quickly and we enjoyed it so much we have booked for next year, we also hope to be at Fibrefest and Woolfest and maybe Ally Pally !

On the Yarn front we have some very exciting editions for the Autumn/Winter ! We are pleased to be stocking Peaches & Creme out of America ! and our 1st order should be with us in a matter of weeks yay ! We are also increasing our Cascade 220 colour range, lots of other US lovelies are under negiotiation ! think smmmooshy ! Sublime have an Organic Merino Yum ! and some new baby and children books should be online soon. We have some new patterns from the Zephyr Girls ! which are very cool !

Chloe has recovered from her operation I am pleased to say and is back to her usual bubbly boxer self after her scare in April. And there is a new ginger kitty on the horizon ! Just got a bit more work to do on MR K !

What we are knitting !

Lisa - I am trying to finish a Juliet from Debbie B Rialto, and a Malabrigo February lady Sweater ! and about 6 socks all to match ones previously finished and tossed aside aka 2nd sock syndrome !
Diana - Finished the Clappy in Louisa Harding mariposa - photos to follow ! and am now knitting baby things as a lovely lady from the knitting group is about due !!

Saturday, 12 April 2008

School, Dogs and Deliveries !

Realised today that I hadnt kept my promise to blog more regularly !! Lots of things going on for me ! Daniel started school this week, so now I have to be organised !(impossible!!) PE Kit, Lunches, Wellies, Back packs ahh ! and trying to get there on time ! However he has settled in really well with only the occasional 'why do I have to go to school everyday ' He just looks too little in his uniform and I worry he is only 4 ! but it seems I am the only one bothered as he trots off in to class x x x

My darling dog has been ill, Chloe is my 1st child, she is a boxer x and a few Saturdays ago decided to have a gastric torsion, QUE the squeemish bit ! this is where the stomach basically fills with gas and twists causing unproductive vomiting, a huge huge abdomen and is the only true near death emergency in the dog world (apart from being hit by a car sorry x) so we were operating at 2 in the morning, where I could put my past life skills to the test !! (I was a Veterinary Nurse before I got addicited to yarn) however she is now doing ok and will be soon bouncing back to normal x

On a lighter note !! we took fab deliveries this week of Malabrigo and Kauni which is soooo gorgeous and just in time to come to Wonderwool Wales with us !! Not long now x x 26th/27th April at Builth Wells.

Anyhow best do some work !

Lisa x

Sunday, 17 February 2008

oooh Ravelry !


Been lacking in the old blogging recently all down to this little blighter !
Not only is Ravelry cutting into my blogging time, but Housework(sod housework anyway !), and my Knitting is suffering too, but it is so damn brilliant ! come and find me lisaf4yarns and we have a first4yarns group too so will be great to chat to everyone ! (sign up by leaving your email address then the email will arrive to invite you in, takes around 7-10 days then wooo hooo !)
Been to Fab Trade Show today at the NEC and it was great to finally put names to faces and meet our lovely suppliers, a few new goodies are on the way including Noro Sock Yarn and Lantern Moon needles ! Dont tell Mum ! she is in Bournemouth visiting friends and shame I had to go on my own with the credit card ahhh !
Will post some pictures we have been taking in the next few days however Lost is about to start (on pause will my lovely Husband makes a cuppa) and I need to watch it !
Take Care
Lisa ;)
ps did you spot us in this months Lets Knit hehehehe !

Friday, 18 January 2008

Archie !

Hello ! we have a new shop mascot ! in the form of Archie, a beautiful cocker spaniel puppy, who owns Mum and Dad (ok maybe not Dad!) and is gorgeous. Thought you might like a pic x x he was none to impressed with his knitted coat !! Cute !
Lisa x

Friday, 4 January 2008

Happy New Year

Beautiful new mirasol now in !
Hello !

Had a great Christmas and New Year break but missed the shop ! (sad I know !) its good to be back to normal (ish) after all the festivities. I managed to finish a Hipknits scarf, Daniels chunky jumper, Nia's Sublime Nautical cardi, wrist warmers in freedom spirit, and 1 sock in Araucania so quite a productive xmas ! I have also started Peacock from Rowan for Nia in Cotton 4ply, will take some pictures over the weekend and post them x

Lots of exciting things happening this year, we have a stand at Wonderwool and it will be the first time we will be having a stand rather than visiting, I am trying to think up of wonderful ways to display our yarns and how much to take etc, cant wait !! Lots of new yarns are on the way to us as I cant stop my ordering obsession ! need more room ! (hint to nice man in large shop next door !!)

Best go to bed and hope for snow !! I LOVE SNOW as who needs an excuse not to knit when it snows !!

Lisa x