Open Day Tomorrow!

This is the sight that greets our customers on our Open Days….

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and this is what can be glimpsed upon entering….

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Oh and for the ‘yarnies’ amongst you… well you get to ooh and ahhh and squish these…

Bergere de FrancePure Merino DK  Rasta in 'Lotus'WYS Sweet Shop Shades

So on the 1st Saturday of every month please do feel free to call in to see what’s new in stock, ask for advice or help with a yarn project, enjoy a cup of tea and slice of cake or simply bring your current project and sit and chat with fellow knitters. We love to see your projects and catch up. 😀

Talking of projects, here is my current WIP…

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I have used Ecoton from Bergere de France and chose this pattern. Completely in love with how it has worked up, so soft and with terrific stitch definition. I think this pattern would be ideal for a beginner as it only uses one stitch and has minimal shaping. It grew really quickly and I’ve ended up with a comfortable wardrobe staple!

I used the suggested needle size and found my gauge to be spot on. My needles are KnitPro Symphonie Interchangeables, I love how smooth these are, the yarn glides over them effortlessly. We stock a wide range of Bergere de France yarns and carry the corresponding pattern books. All available from our shop or online at www.theknittersattic.co.uk/Yarn/Brand/Bergere-de-France.

If you pop in tomorrow on our Open Day you will be able to see my completed jacket and discover for yourself the luxurious-ness of this yarn: it certainly belies it’s price!
Oh, and I need to show you this toddler’s jumper I’m working on; another Bergere de France yarn, this time knitted in Calinou. (range & colour)

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Hope to see those of you who are local to us tomorrow, for everyone else don’t forget you are welcome to ring if you have any questions on this fantastic yarn range (01394 547077).

The Knitters Attic

For further news on our Open Days we update our dates on our website www.theknittersattic.co.uk or on our facebook page.

 

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A Domestic Goddess-Baking-Knitter……

It was one of our “Open Days” a few weeks ago (although primarily an online shop we open up The Knitters Attic on the 1st Saturday of every month for those whom prefer to squish the yarn!) Quite a few customers commented on my ‘domestic goddess baking’ abilities- to say I was puzzled was an understatement… I knit, I knit ALL the time, not bake. The penny dropped, ahhh I confessed, that’s not me, that’s one of my wax melt scents. I had recently bought some of “The Icing and The Cake” scented wax melts from The Woodbridge Wax Co website. These scents are pure joy and incredibly pretty to look at too.

www.thewoodbridgewaxco.co.uk

So to the ladies who visited and were nonplussed they were not offered a slice of the heavenly-smelling cake they felt sure was on the premises…sorry! And to anyone who wishes to cheat their way into the domestic baking goddess title, head to www.thewoodbridgewaxco.co.uk. There is a brilliant scented melt for those suffering with a cold (The Cold Killer), or struggling to sleep (The Insomniac Destroyer) or, if you’re like me, a whole host of baked good options. They offer vegan friendly wax melts, cracker bars and candles etc at very affordable prices.

 

June Open Day 2018
Anyone wishing to try the scents for themselves is welcome to pop in on our next open day as I have a selection in stock for purchase.

PS. I am so very tempted to make this top (Summer Vibes – Annetta13513 on Ravelry) in these colours 😍

Summer Vibes
Summer Vibes – Annetta13513 on Ravelry


 

Coconut Ice Cracker

Coconut Ice cracker bar available in next restock on 1st June at www.thewoodbridgewaxco.co.uk at 8pm onwards!

July news!

Firstly let me tell you about a giveaway we are running on our Instagram page that you might be interested in. You and a friend can win one of our newest collections comprising a 100g of sock yarn, a sock ruler and a peppermint and tea-tree foot soak and soap. One of a range of gifts that we are developing but that doesn’t mean you can’t treat yourself!

Visit our instagram profile for details.

Pamper box giveaway

We have also released our latest Mystery boxes, one for knitters and one for crocheters. These are being shipped this week so I can’t disclose the contents yet, but they each have a 100g skein of 4ply yarn that we have dyed, a pattern from a well known designer that we are really excited about. The knitting pattern designer only collaborates with a very few people so we are really honoured.

Then there are the extra themed gifts that should be really useful. Two of them have been handmade by us and the third could have been eaten by us but we resisted! They are both available for £20 each from our website or Etsy shop.

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Our next Open day will be held on the 5th August and we look forward to seeing you if you can make it. I will have tea and cake as usual and will even try to find time to make it myself (don’t let that put you off!)

August Open Day 2017


We are now taking delivery of the brand new Autumn/Winter yarns from Debbie Bliss, James C. Brett and Conway and Bliss to name but a few so there will be lots to see if you can come. Once all of the yarns are on the website I am planning to show you them in my first podcast that I am in the middle of making. There – I’ve said it now so I have to hurry and finish it! I think it will be a brilliant way of showing you just how gorgeous the different yarns are and we will have made up samples to show you too.


Finally, for today, let me show you the latest handmade embroidered project bag that has just arrived. These are exclusive to us and are usually snapped up as soon as they are listed. If you’re thinking of gift ideas one of these would be perfect for any crafter.

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Until next time,

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It’s getting rather chilly – enter Debbie Bliss’ Falkland Aran patterns to warm us up!

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As soon as I heard that Debbie Bliss was bringing out Falkland Aran this Autumn I knew I just had to stock it. I love the story behind it; the fact that all of the animals are treated so well and granted so much freedom really appeals to me. You may have picked up that I come from a family of huge animal lovers!!

Coupled with its luxurious and natural feel, Debbie Bliss has created my dream yarn.

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Project bags!

We have a new range of Project bags exclusive to The Knitters Attic that we are so excited about. They are handmade and embroidered and fully lined in a co-ordinating fabric. They are cleverly designed with a slightly longer zip so that the bag can open fully.Kitchener Project Bag with Pastel Poppy Embroidery ~ back

The latest ones have the kitchener stitch embroidered on the back whilst the fronts have had a variety of designs.Kitchener front

We are happy to take custom orders, we have just finished a custom order that will be off to Australia later. If there is a design that you have seen in the past that you would like just contact us by email – enquiries@theknittersattic.co.uk or call us on 01394 547077 to discuss. Here are some more examples of our designs:

 

Project bag - LilacsProject bag collection

Knitting Queen KitchenerPlum Poppy Project Bag

Our Jungle Book Inspired Market Night

In celebration of The Jungle Book premiere on Friday the 15th of April we are running a Market Night inspired by the live action film!

Join us Fri 15th of April between 7-9pm (GMT) on our facebook page to buy our unique hand dyed skeins. Adding to your stash is a ‘bear necessity’ after all!

www.facebook.com/theknittersattic

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PS. Our market night is in no way affiliated with Facebook or the film.