April 2018 is all about the Royal birth, with William and Kate’s ‘special delivery’ due to arrive any day now. The Windsors love traditional knitted babywear, so if you need to kit out the little prince or princess in your life, here are our best picks. Continue reading
Guess who we came across a few weeks ago? Spike, The Giant Hedgehog!
It could sound like a science fiction movie or a famous gaming character, however this hedgehog is real and made of tinsel.
Spike has been knitted from 30 balls of King Cole tinsel yarn and was displayed at the Craft and Stiches Show in February 2016 at the NEC, Birmingham.
We have heard it is going on a UK road trip, so you may cross its slow path 🙂
With the colder weather approaching fast I have searched the internet for my top 5 free autumn knitting patterns; I hope you like them!
First up is these gorgeous scallop lace hat from Ruby Submarine. A really pretty modern design perfect for the cooler weather; this could be created in any colour although I am loving this colour!
Next we have these cute autumn leaves from My 1929 Charmer. These could be used for all different craft projects and would probably fun to get the kids involved too.
One of my big favourites has to be this easy knitted headband from A Stash Addict Blog. Perfect for the cold weather and look super cute on both children and adults,;love the idea of matching mother and daughter ones!
A must have for everyone’s autumn wardrobe this Stockholm scarf from All Free Knitting. Much nicer to have a hand knitted scarf in your choice of colour than to get a boring shop bought one!
And finally I have found these cute fable mitts from Just A Day Dream Arts. It’s always a good idea to have a nice pair of knitted gloves and even better when they are fingerless making using your phone etc still easy to use whilst keeping your fingers warm!
Now the weather is turning cold and wet it’s making me think about warm clothes and the next big event that everyone loves; Christmas! Whether you love it or hate it, you can not deny that the Christmas jumper is one of the most talked about items of clothing every winter.
It is only in recent years that it has made a comeback and has now become a must have item for everyone’s winter wardrobe. All the top high street stores stock them and they fly out fast but what is becoming increasingly popular is hand knitted versions; just like the ones you never wanted to wear that your Granny had knitted for you!
Why not get crafty and try knitting your own this year? We stock lots of Christmas knitting patterns, including jumpers and outfits for both children and adults!
This beautiful wool by King Cole now has some fantastic shades; bronze, copper, black, turquoise and pink.
Priced at just £2.14 (+ shipping), this tinsel yarn is set to become a firm favourite with knitters worldwide.
Made from 75% Polyester & 25% Lurex this wool really does have a lovely sparkle to it, perfect for the patterns that you get free when purchasing the wool.
We also sell an extremely cute Tinsel Hedgehog family pattern which would be ideal to make up for Christmas.