April 16 2007 – thisisknit
We're definitely still playing catch up since the move but we have made some headway with the backlog... As you can see if you pop over to the online shop, a lot of products have been added recently, including our brand new shipment of Peace Fleece needles, Louisa Harding Glisten yarn, more colours of Cashmerino in Aran, Dk and Chunky and the exceptionally popular Rialto yarn (such shine for a 100% merino!). More to come online this week, including Knitting Pure and Simple patterns, new shades of Cathay, Cotton DK, Kidsilk Night (very relevant, keep reading...), lots of new pattern books and, although I feel I have to whisper it just in case, Hipknits yarn! So, speaking of the backlog, we have moved the Toe Up Sock Knitting class back one week so part one will happen this Saturday, there are spaces available so if you would like to join us just drop me a quick email and I'll get you signed up. We will be using a "Magic" Cast On and working a short row heel and also providing a few cast off alternatives for plain to decorative cuffs. Toe up socks seem to work up quicker and I love the neat finish of a short row heel so, even if you have mastered the traditional construction, I think there's lots to get out of this technique also :) Later this week keep an eye out for Aileen's Rosy Lace Shrug pattern, which will be live for download very soon. This beautiful pattern uses 2 -3 balls of Kidsilk Night, but would also look stunning in the traditional Kidsilk Haze.Â We will also be selling a paper version in the bricks and mortar shop and if you're there you can have a feel of the shrug itself too! Sam H has also kindly loaned us her designing services for some children's knits and her first pattern should be available shortly after Aileen's. Watch this space. Lastly, I came across this nifty ticket-generator on Amy Singer's (of Knitty fame) blog and couldn't help but play around with it. What do you think? ;)
Teaandcakes – HipKnits is jumping straight to the top of the queue, rest assured! :)
Hi Kerrie – unfortunately we missed the courier yesterday but he is coming out again tomorrow afternoon with the yarn so, barring any unforeseens, it’ll be in front of the camera, up on the web and on the shelves quicker than you can say GOSH-THIS-YARN-IS-SO-YUMMY-AND-I-MUST-KNIT-WITH-IT-NOW!
Averil, thanks so much – I hope you enjoyed your break back at home and especially the yarn that was waiting for you. Keep checking in – I’ll have those pics soon for you… Take care, Lisa
Delighted to have been in the shop this afternoon, what an Aladin’s Cave of delights to behold! Thanks Jacqui and Lisa for This is Knit.
Did the yarns arrive yet? The second batch are ready to go out in the morning so SHOULD be with you Friday. Let me know which address you want me to use. xx
This is my first post but I love to check in with the website and find out what you are all up to. Congratulations on the new shop! Since IÂ´ve discovered the site you have really helped me out as here in Madrid itÂ´s like a yarn desert, and acrylic rules.. and now I read that there are weekly knit nights and Debbie Bliss is coming to the grand opening!! … sigh a girl can only dream! Is there any chance you could take some more photos on knit night or at the grand opening? as IÂ´d love to be able to put a face to the comments people post.
Continued success! Averil, Madrid
Oh oh oh oh oh…
Pleeeeeeease put the Hipknits stuff up first.
(Hmmm, is that too whiney?)
Does this mean that it will be in the shop tonight (wed)……….I could be tempted to call in on the way home………………..purely in the interests of fibre research, you understand!