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Planning the next Farmers Market….

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Saturday 1st June is the next Driffield Farmers Market and is also Susie’s 16th Birthday!!! VERY kindly, my loyal and faithful assistant has offered to man (or woman!) the stall for the morning to allow me to take Susie out for the day šŸ™‚Ā 

So, planning what to have on the stall, I want to keep it fairly simple and will probably just have a single stall to make it easier.Ā  Sock yarn and sock kits will be high on the list, so will Mafana Bags….will keep thinking on what else!Ā 

If there is anything you know you will be wanting it might be best to order it in advance – either on the website (where you can pay or defer payment for pay on collection and you can select ‘collect from Farmers Market’) or you can email me or message me on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Little-Houndales-Knits/150425394989275.Ā 

Those of you who have met my assistant will know that her knitting knowledge is limited but she does remarkably well.Ā  If you are wanting knitting advice on Saturday 1st it may be best to comeĀ to the Humber Bridge on the Sunday 2nd or to the Farm on the Monday when I will be there and happy to help šŸ™‚

Stuffing cushions and wool, wool, wool…..

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I apologise for not blogging forĀ  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!Ā  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 šŸ™‚

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 whichĀ is a colour change yarn withĀ a loose twist in a chunky weight.Ā  TheĀ pattern previews are devine, I don’t want to wish away the summer but I am looking forward to winter woollies again!!Ā  The Bergere rep is coming tomorrow, and as usual, Bergere have some fantastic designs andĀ premium fashion yarns at not so premium prices!Ā  IĀ have no idea how much I will end up spendingĀ 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 availableĀ if you contact me directly.Ā  A kit consists of the sock yarn of your choice, KnitPro stitch markers, dpn’s and a sock pattern.Ā  KitsĀ start at Ā£10 and are upgradeableĀ with more expensive sock yarns and KnitPro dpn’s.

Our own yarn, not all on the website yet, is selling very well!Ā  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 Ā matching hat and gloves.Ā  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!!Ā  Also, with an account, you can subscribe to offers and newsletters so I can send you discount codes etc!Ā  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!Ā  I’ll go an add more products šŸ™‚