Sunday, 23 February 2014

Bags of style ...

These are some of the bags which I (or friends) have picked up when they have been
wool shopping.  These make a great change from the ubiquitous plastic bag!

 This is Knit - a lovely wool shop in the Powerscourt Townhouse, Dublin.  As you can see, I've been more than once!

Neil the Knit travels round the country's many craft shows and also sells wool and patterns online
Yarndale took place for the first time last year in Yorkshire and was a very successful festival celebrating all things woolly
The Glen Gallery is a wonderful Aladdin's Cave outside Cullybackey selling all things crafty.  Their website is quite new but has all the information you need to plan a visit

And lastly, here is a special bag to remind folks where in their local library they can find craft books specifically on wool, crochet and knitting.  The bag and other themed goodies are available from Cafe Press

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Roses are red ....

Last night we had a Valentines' themed night.  As you can imagine there were lots of hearts.  I threw down the gauntlet only yesterday morning to see who could produce, at short notice, anything on a red/heart/Valentine theme, and as usual I wasn't disappointed.  There were shortbread hearts, Love Heart sweets, a tin of luxurious chocs, heart-shaped balloons, a red rose and some red carnations along with some hearts scattered across the table.  Oh, and of course, a scented candle or two.

We did get on with some woolly business too.  Queen Niqi is well underway with her project of a pair of socks per month and Lorrie is piecing together a beautiful baby blanket while Leigh is making a mint green baby's cardigan for a very special delivery.
Guru Patricia was baffled by her new 'fluffy' wool seen below and eventually had to abandon it for something a little more normal.