Friday, 5 August 2011

Little Red in the City

July was a busy month at Purl City Yarns! Along with a visit from Woolly Wormhead, we were also lucky enough to host Ysolda Teague's Trunk Show promoting her new book, Little Red in the City.

She answered questions, discussed her design process and gave some tips for knitting successful garments. Ysolda also brought samples of the garments from Little Red in the City in a range of sizes for people to try on.

Despite the uncharacteristic heat and sunshine in Manchester that afternoon, everyone was excited to try on woolly jumpers and cardigans and receive fitting advice. Many people, myself included, discovered a garment they hadn't noticed in the book that fit really well.

All in all, it was a fabulous day, thank you to Ysolda and everyone who came.

And an additional thank you to our Purl City Yarns regular, Rebecca Stunell, for the fabulous pictures of the day.

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Woolly Wormhead Visits Purl City Yarns

Everyone at Purl City Yarns would like to give a big thank you to Woolly Wormhead for visiting the shop on 24th July. People are still talking about what a great time they had and how excited they are to have found the perfect hat.

For the Trunk Show, Woolly brought many, if not all, of her hats for everyone to try. During the 'Hat Clinic' she gave excellent advice on how to wear her hats and chose the right hat for the right person every time - without fail. You might not necessarily think there is a right or wrong way to way a hat, but Woolly showed us all that there is, and it can make all the difference in the world!

If you missed out on the Woolly Wormhead Trunk Show, we have a selection of her patterns and books as well as our own shop samples that you are more than welcome to try on when you're in the shop. Her designs are interesting, thoughtful and the Purl City Yarns staff will gladly confirm that they are also an absolute pleasure to knit.