Rowan 57 is at last in the shop. I have been tempted by one of the designs and seduced into learning how to crochet properly. There, you now know my secret. I cannot follow a grown-up crochet pattern yet. But am I going to let this stop me? NO! And why is this? Because I have been taken over by the luscious colours of the Pure Linen range Rowan offers.
This is the pattern that has tempted me away from my usual knitting activity, as you see I am working on my crochet using scrap yarn ‘cos I don’t want to muck up the delicious linen while I learn.
Now, where is my friend Eileen – mistress of the hooked needle? I am hoping she will correct my tendency to misread instructions. Surely she will, she adores lovely yarn. I will keep you posted on my progress.
It’s been popular in the US for years, but Red Heart Yarn is coming to the UK, and specifically – surprise, surprise, to Knit One.
The orders were placed early in the New Year:
and the stock is just now in, unpacked and out in the shop (and some are displayed in the window). It’s already proving very popular – the bright colours of their Anne Geddes line of baby double-knitting wool have been an instant hit – and other yarns have now arrived, too.
Red Heart have a lot of free patterns available on their website, and their yarns are particularly effective for crochet. They’re economical without looking it or feeling it, which is a difficult trick to pull off… but they’ve managed it!
It’s been a while since Knit One… had a sale, so we went up into the storeroom, heaved boxes around, made a list of all the discontinued goodies and removed the cat from an empty box (we needed it, honest). And we’ve got enough for a really good sale!
We’ll be open for the sale on Friday and Saturday 2 and 3 January, then from Wednesday 7 to Saturday 10th, then the following week, Wednesday 14 to Saturday 17th January – open from 10am to 4pm as usual.
Here’s a quick gallery of some – only some – of the yarn that will be going into the sale, and in only some of the colourways:
Twilley’s Freedom Spirit Chunky
DB Cashmerino DK
Sirdar Escape DK
Sirdar Softspun DK
Sirdar Flirt DK
Twilley’s Purity Chunky
Sirdar Crofter Chunky
Sirdar Escape Chunky
DB Eco Aran
DB Bella DK
There’ll also be some yummy single balls and skeins – individually priced ends of lots – as well as some patterns, books, magazines and samples!