Wednesday, 30 December 2009

2009 - What a Year !

2009 has been a brilliant year, I thought I would just put together a little picture show of all we have been up to. I must apologise for the lack of blogging in the past months but as you can see we have been up to something(s)!

Over the Spring and Summer We had stands at Wonderwool Wales at Builth Wells, Fibrefest in Uffculme, Devon and the Iknit Weekender in London. It was great fun and we enjoyed meeting a whole host of people, customers, celebrities and friends. Who knows where we will crop up next year!

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Next in October Mum, Dad, Andrew (bro) and I were lucky enough to go to Rhinebeck Sheep and Wool festival in New York state, I really should write a whole post on this road trip as it was fantastic ! (will write one up in the New Year) We went in far too many yarn stores including the fab ones Purl Soho (need to add I walked 40 blocks of New York to get to Purl !) Loop and the Tangled Web in Philadelphia and Princeton's amazing yarn store Pins and Needles more pictures and write up to follow I promise. Massive thanks to Kirsty for holding the fort whilst we were away!

Then in November we had the mammoth task of moving shops, not recommended for the faint hearted ! We now have a gorgeous space in a very old building (built in 1200 and something!) with tonnes of space for more yarn and goodies. Not quite finished yet with a shop front still to do (need help in ganging up on the landlord) We had a great time at the opening and were very happy to have Ysolda Teague drop by to officially open.

All that's left for me to say for 2009 is thank you to all our lovely customers and friends who make our shop what it is, we have lots in store for 2010 and look forward to seeing you all soon. Happy Knitting and Happy New Year !
Lots of love Lisa and Diana x x

(John, Andrew, Rob, Kirsty, Clare, Janny T and Marietta!)

Friday, 14 August 2009

New things

Just a quick post to say we are slowly getting lots of exctiting new Autumn/Winter Yarns, we are just photographing and get everything online. New Malabrigo and Peaches and Creme arrived this week.
We are off to Fibrefest next weekend so the Knighton Shop will be closed from Friday 21st August at lunchtime, and of course closed all day Saturday. Are you coming ? sounds like its going to be fun, heres hoping its fab weather as me and the children are in the tent ! See you there, I will leave you with my favourite picture out of the new books, Debbie Bliss Blankets and Booties,

Monday, 13 July 2009

Happy Birthday !

So we are 2 this week, tomorrow to be exact, can't quite believe where the last 2 years have gone !
To celebrate we are offering a 20%discount on all orders, just wish us Happy Birthday at the checkout ! Hurry as the discount expires on Friday at midnight !

Here's to the next 2 years !

Sunday, 12 July 2009

Summer Sale !

Just to say we are into week 2 of our Summer Sale, I have a few more goodies to add to it this week, we are just making some space for some super new Autumn/Winter yarns as if you have been in the shop space isn't our best feature !

Also I was wondering if you fancied doing some voting! its time for the Lets knit awards and we would love it if you would vote for us ! thats if you think us worthy of course !

psssst we are 2 years old on Tuesday and we will be offering an exciting discount back in 24 hours with the info, don't tell anyone !

Lisa x

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Babies, Rav day, and a bit behind x

My brilliant sister has been busy ! Congratulations to Joanna and Joseph and welcome to Lily Violet Bright !

proud Nanny !

Mum and Lily
Bathtime !

Just a quick post to say we were at the first ever Uk Ravelry day on Saturday which dispite the weather was a great sucess, huge thanks to Jo and the team for organising a fab day and we hope to be at the next one in 2010 ! It was great being able to put faces to names and lovely to meet lots of our customers x

As some of you may know Mum has been away the last few weeks, and to be honest I have been struggling a bit to keep up, I have had the children in the shop with me over halfterm and although I have had some help in the shop things are a bit behind, I am desperatly trying to catch up with emails and back orders so please feel free to nudge me if you are waiting for something ! So please bear with me and apologies x x x

And as you can see above there is a new baby in the family, my wonderful sister Joanna gave birth to Lily Violet weighing in at a healthy 8lb 1oz, and is the reason Mum is in Australia lending a hand with the two big brothers aged 3 and 1 !
Lisa x

Friday, 15 May 2009

Postage :(

Just a quick post to say unfortunetly with the Royal Mail price increases we have had to up our postage rates, as before we have kept it to a minimum and it is still one price no matter the size of your order.
We have also decided to continue with the free 2nd class postage for another 3 months so its not all bad news ....................and even better sign up for our newsletter and recieve 10% off your next order !

Boo to Royal Mail ........... Yay to us !

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Wonderwool 2009 !

Well that took 2 weeks to recover from Wonderwool Wales ! After transporting the whole shop (yes units and all !) we set up shop for the weekend, A fab time was had by all and huge thanks to Janny T, Sue and all the boys for help with setting up.

Janny T !

It was brill to meet up with all our friends, online customers and other traders for a hectic Saturday, we gave out all our Ravelry badges pretty quick and it was really nice to see a large Rav presence there.

Here's some pics x
Love Patisserie moment!

Didn't get out to buy much, although a few things slipped through ! some gorgeous silk from Artisan Yarns, some alpaca socks for a pressie (never finish my own hand knits!) and some merino 4ply from John Arbon, a slipper felting kit and of course Love Patisserie tarts ! It was exhausting but we loved every minute of it so until next year.....................or maybe June !

Next stop - Uk Ravlery Day in Coventry on June the 6th.

Sunday, 8 March 2009

Why is it......

That I want to make so many things ! I spend hours looking and queueing projects on Ravelry yet I never seem to complete anything, yes I am a serial starter !
'Hello my name is Lisa and I have been a serial starter for 2 years now ! ' is really what I should say, shame myself into finishing some things, so I have decided to make this......

from start to finish and I absolutely will blog regular updates of my progress !

Thursday, 5 March 2009

Yay !

Its here ! Most of the preorders have gone out today so look out for your parcels !

Monday, 2 March 2009

The Debbie Bliss Magazine !

Just a quickie for those of you who have preordered the Spring/Summer Debbie Bliss magazine, we are still Italicpatiently waiting for it to clear UK customs, Designer Yarns (DB HQ) have told me they were expecting it to arrive today at the warehouse, they will dispatch it to us within 48 hours and we will get ours out asap !

Thanks to everyone waiting, and we hope you will have your magazine to enjoy with your weekend coffee !

Lis x

Monday, 2 February 2009

Snow time !

Yeah it snowed ! and it snowed and it snowed ! and now we are snowed in.......hmmh my love for the white stuff is evaporating, especially as I have just gone over on my ass doing a beautiful yoga position I didn't know I could do trying to walk to the shop (its ok I'm not injured)
Though more importantly Internet orders are going to have a delay in being dispatched, and tonights knitting is cancelled, apologies we hope to be up and running asap.

although the weather forecast tomorrow is worse................

Enjoy the snow, I'm off to knit with a cuppa !

Lisa x

Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Happy Late January !

Well okay we missed New Year ! All sorts of things have been going on here, first of all we had the Knitclub Christmas Dinner at the Baron of Beef, in Bucknell about 10 minute drive from the shop (well recommended for 2 for 1 on all mains by the way if you are visiting us !) and we had a fab time !
Some more than others - pictures to follow !

We had an OK Christmas, Mum has been really poorly, first with the Noro virus then with a racking cough which turned in to pneumonia, she was in bed for 3 weeks and is still coughing and weak now, I managed just about in the shop, thanks to everyone offering their help, we have ended up spending most of January restocking, and for filling orders from the Christmas time, apologies for anyone still waiting we are having deliveries all the time and are slowly catching up.

I have an aim to update this blog every week so watch this space and feel free to remind me when I haven't done it !!

Take care for now x x