Monthly Archives: May 2012

Stuffing cushions and wool, wool, wool…..

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I apologise for not blogging for  a while but there has been so much happening here lately that I haven’t seemed to find the time!

We had a fabulous weekend 21st/22nd May when we combined Woolsack Stuffing Event with a yarn review for Knit Now Magazine along with the monthly Knit and Natter………so it was indeed, very woolly!

I’ve also spent hours upon hours loading up the new website with products and I have to say, I’m quite proud of it!  Still lots to do but it now looks a lot healthier!

I love the MillaMia page, and the Adriafil KnitCol page….the tiny balls of yarn for colour pick are sooo cute!

The Namaste bags have been really popular and all the images are now on for those.

Twilleys of Stamford Echo – 100% recycled T-Shirts and Jeans has been a big hit too and is surprisingly nice to knit with…..the rep told me it was like knitting with string, I beg to differ, knitted on KnitPro Nova Metal needles, it’s a dream!

Malabrigo, another popular yarn, in fact so popular I’m getting more 🙂

I’ve now ordered the bulk of the Autumn Winter yarns, I have two new yarns coming in the full range of shades from Debbie Bliss, I’ve also chosen to stock Rialto 4ply and Rialto Aran both a beautiful tight twist merino and Riva which is a colour change yarn with a loose twist in a chunky weight.  The pattern previews are devine, I don’t want to wish away the summer but I am looking forward to winter woollies again!!  The Bergere rep is coming tomorrow, and as usual, Bergere have some fantastic designs and premium fashion yarns at not so premium prices!  I have no idea how much I will end up spending as it’s so difficult to hold back with so much choice!!

Sock Yarns remain ever popular, the kits are not on the website yet but are still available if you contact me directly.  A kit consists of the sock yarn of your choice, KnitPro stitch markers, dpn’s and a sock pattern.  Kits start at £10 and are upgradeable with more expensive sock yarns and KnitPro dpn’s.

Our own yarn, not all on the website yet, is selling very well!  There are limited quantities in the dyed yarns, generally just enough to do one large garment (ladies coat, man’s aran) with a few balls to spare for a  matching hat and gloves.  I’m knitting an aran from the Bergere Irish Mag at the moment in our own 100% Suffolk X and I’m loving it!

Lorna’s Laces are here now too, again, not yet on the website but they should be on this week.

I’ve got quite a few Mafana Bags on the website now but also a lot that aren’t on so if you’ve seen one you like on the Mafana site and can’t see it on my site, it’s always worth dropping me a line!

I hope you like the new website, it is worth logging yourself in to an account to benefit from the ‘wish list’ feature!!  Also, with an account, you can subscribe to offers and newsletters so I can send you discount codes etc!  Also, please do feel free to add comments to pages about products you have tried, it really does help others to see a real knitters opinion on the product!!

Bye for now!  I’ll go an add more products 🙂

A Woolly Weekend…….

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We’ve got a very woolly weekend coming up at Little Houndales Knits…..

Knit and Natter at Little Houndales Bungalow, 12 till 4pm on Saturday

Woolsack Cushion Stuffing Event 9am till 6pm on both Saturday and Sunday………If you haven’t knitted a cushion but would like to participate by helping to stuff a cushion that someone else has knitted, please do come along…..I have volunteered to take 50 knitted but not stuffed cushions to finish…….all help will be very welcome! 🙂

Knit Today Magazine yarn review, mainly for the knit and natterers but anyone coming to stuff a cushion who would like to have a go, you will need to knit a 10cm square with one of the yarns we are reviewing and then give your opinions on how you like it etc! The yarn review will then appear in Issue 10 of Knit Today!!!

So come on knitters, lets get together and enjoy the wool!!