Hooray hooray it's a holi-holiday
The holidays are here and if, like me, you are not going away this year you can sit in your garden or balcony or lounge and learn a new skill. I'm going to have a go at Tunisian Crochet ; keep in touch here for my progress (or disasters).
If you are tearing your hair out already why not visit your local wool shop (or us) and raid their bargain boxes for some wool. We sell bits and bobs for 50p a bag in the shop. Then get creative. Caitlin and I love making loo roll tube people with wild wooly hair, felt clothes and googly eyes. We will show you some of our creations later in the holidays.
It's the perfect time to pass on our ancient craft to the next generations. Caitlin is a competent knitter with knit stitch so I may introduce purl this August. It's important not to push kids so if she wants to stick with knit stitch that's fine too.
Here in the wool shop 6 boxes of winter yarns have arrived and I'm not sure where it will all go. We will be putting lots of it on here over the next few weeks so have a look at the on line shop frequently to see what's new in store.
Today all the lovely Louisa Harding yarns are going on. Please don't buy them because I want them all...Only joking folks; they are so beautiful they should be shared.
Catch up with you soon
July 17th, 2014
I can't get over this heat! Air con and fans are at full capacity so it's not too bad in the wool shop.
We have been having a major move around in the shop getting ready for the winter yarn deliveries due any minute. In the meantime I am knitting and crocheting in lovely cool cotton.
I have been knitting socks too.
Its about now that I start thinking about my Christmas window and Christmas knitting. We've had some really wonderful Christmas windows in the past so I have a reputation to maintain. I will let you know when I have some ideas.
I have made my 100 poppies ready for Remembrance in November. The pattern I used is on our free p
A new venture
Wow doesn't our new site look amazing. I hope you will check in regularly to see what Sydney and I are doing. Oh I'm Sharon; I own the wool shop and now this website. We will still be keeping our other site and there will be a link from one to the other. The older site will only have Adriafil yarns and general knitting books, this one will have so much more. Not only will you be able to buy from our online shop but we will be able to give you free patterns, reviews on new yarns and so much more.
Right now I'm off to turn up the air conditioning up and get my knitting out. Come back soon and I will show you what's on my needles (and hook).
Don't forget to send us pictures of what you are making or reviews of any yarn you have used.
As you may know, November 2014 will be the WW1 centenary. To remember this we are aiming to knit and crochet 100 poppies between now and then! If you are interested in joining us please contact us.
My name is Sharon the Sheep, the owner of Avicraft Wool Shop in Bromley Kent..