I’ve been dying to wear my new socks, but couldn’t find them after showing them on the last episode of the Olann and Podcast. Dis-organisation at it’s best – nothing new there. You can imagine my relief, when I went to pull out another pair I’d been working on and discovered these beauties.
As there are only 3 more shopping days for your loved ones to get down to the shop, I thought I’d show you our most popular gift items this year.
In no particular order ……
All things Knitpro Symphonie
Clover Pompom Maker are a great stocking Filler.
The very gorgeous Hedgehog Fibres.
Let us interrogate you for a bit about the person, give us a budget and we’ll make up a kit.
It seems we’re getting orders in all the time at the moment and I’m struggling slightly to keep up. It’s like Christmas every day though opening sack after sack of gorgeous yarn and patterns.
One of the companies I’ve been looking at stocking for some time now is Bergere De France and this week I took delivery of our first order from them which included the lovely, squidgy yarn Duvetine. Duvetine is chunky yarn with a recommended tension of 12sts to 17 rows when knitted on 6.5mm needles.
Of the 8 shades available I ordered 6 with my particular favourite being the blue/turquoise.
I think I could possibly have fallen in love with the blue because I love this.
In addition to the Duvetine I also ordered a few individual packs of yarns to ‘try out’ before I decide whether to begin stocking them as with many European yarn companies Bergere De France’s yarns are not all standard, which means they will only really work with certain patterns. Talking of patterns I did get a little carried away with ordering patterns, books and magazines from Bergere – purely in the name of research. As many of you may have already seen on the Facebook page I indulged in a few knitting bags and notions purses. I also ordered some of their quirky little buttons but it would seem there’s been a little mix-up with those so they’ll be a little bit delayed.
In addition to the new bits from Bergere there have also been new goodies from Knitpro, Clover and Rico and if that wasn’t enough 19 shades of Cushendale Lace yarn arrived in too. The 1 ball 1 scarf yarn makes an ideal gift to give at Christmas and it’s homegrown too.
I’ve knitted a sample up in ‘Storm’ and it’s on display in the shop, I think the scarves/wrap would look great doubled up in 2 different shades, pop in and have a look if you have the time I guarantee you’ll love it too.