Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Help Us Welcome In The Possum Yarns!

If you had a great time at our Japanese and Scandinavian nights, come to our New Zealand Night on Wednesday 25th May from 5-8pm!

We are celebrating the arrival and d├ębut of our delightful limited edition new possum yarns including:

Zealana Eco Possum Fingering (80% New Zealand Merino, 20% Possum),
Zealana Kia Ora Kauri Fingering (60% New Zealand Merino, 30% Possum, 10% Silk) and
Zealana Kia Ora Kiwi Possum Lace (40% NZ Merino, 30% Organic Cotton, 30% Possum)

These images show just a few of the shades available, you'll be spoilt for choice!

Come check out these unique yarns and as usual, there will be a fun little quiz, so get studying and you could win some possum yarn, courtesy of Purl City Yarns.

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Afternoon Tea with Laura Chau

Join us in welcoming Canadian designer Laura Chau to Manchester on Sunday 8th May.

Laura Chau, cosmicpluto on Ravelry, is the blogger of Cosmicpluto Knits! and author of Teach Yourself Visually Sock Knitting. Her designs have been featured in Knitty, Twist Collective and Spud and Chloe and include, to name a few, Just Enough Ruffles, Thermal and Hibiscus Shawl.

Laura Chau will be joining us during her visit to the UK, so bring your knitting for a chat over tea, cake, sandwhiches, and wine!

Monday, 2 May 2011

Drops and Ravelry Night on Wednesday, Come and Join the Fun!

Right, just a quick post to let you know that we are having a Scandinavian-themed Ravelry night at the shop on Wednesday. 

Why Scandinavian? Well, we have just gotten in a massive delivery of Drops yarn, which comes from Norway but we were struggling to find Norwegian food stuffs so we widened it out to Scandinavian so we could serve you foodie goodies from IKEA (Daim bars, Kex, cookies and crispbreads) and Swedish vodka!

Why Ravelry? Well, we have been meaning to have a Ravelry event for a while. We have ordered in Rav badges for everyone and thought it would be good to get some local (and perhaps not so local) Ravelers together so they can meet in the flesh the people they have been chatting to online for yonks!

So get yourself down to the shop on Wednesday between 5pm-8pm. We have Drops Kid Silk, a worthy rival to more expensive Kid Silks on the market, Drops Safran, a glorious 100% egyptian cotton yarn, as well as Drops Nepal and Drops Superwash wool Karisma. All the new yarns come in a wide choice of colours and as you probably already know about Drops yarns - quality fibres but cheap as chips!

We have also some Scandinavian knitting books in stock that you can have a good look at and some Lace Knitting books if you are planning some lightweight summer projects.
Viking dress optional.
Knitting (or crocheting) essential!