Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Bags, blankets, toys, scarves, wreaths, cosies, flowers, purses....

Look at the fab patterns on this page! And the following 5 pages too - there are loads of them...all super-cute.

I know, there are very many beautiful patterns on ravelry, so why am I picking out these? Well, mainly because not only are they very lovely and very professional and very accessible for both advanced and beginner knitters, but also because the designer, Frankie Brown, doesn't charge for her patterns but instead suggests that you might like to make a donation to her chosen charity, the Children's Liver Disease Foundation, via her JustGiving page. So far she's raised over £8500 - how fantastic is that?

More power to her elbow. And yours, of course, if you make up one of her patterns.

Saturday, 5 July 2014

Look what you can make with...

...just three balls of Debbie Bliss Angel. Regular customer Shirley has just completed this lovely shawl and it's even more beautiful in the flesh than in the photo.  Fabulous knitting.

(And just by chance I've recently added a few discontinued shades of Angel to the bargain basement basket...)

Friday, 4 July 2014

Cheap Debbie Bliss!

Well, I hope that title's being interpreted correctly - I'm not in any way casting aspersions on DB's personal life; I'm merely drawing your attention to the fact that we've reduced the TBF stock of Debbie Bliss Rialto Aran, as it's been discontinued.
So...buy one of our remaining full packs for £35.00, or a smaller quantity for £4.00 each ball.
This deal's not on the website as the Railto's never been on there, but if you're interested and not able to come to the shop, do get in touch - threebagsfullwoolshop@googlemail.com - and I'll set up a special order.
(RRPs would be respectively: £55 per pack and £5.50 per ball.)

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Three little...

Three little pigs...maids...dresses! I didn't get round to photographing my many WIPs, mainly as I can't be sure at the moment exactly where they all are. I'll start that this week - but, in the meantime, here are three little dresses I've made for craft fairs.

The green one's knitted in a cotton/acrylic mix from Cygnet, called Cottony DK. Nice yarn. I bought just one pack to try out and will buy more when our stock of cotton's diminished a bit. So many have been discontinued this summer, it'll be lovely to stock up on something new that should stick around for a while. It'll retail at just under £2.00 for 50g. (Let me know if you have an urgent need for some and I can add that to our next Cygnet order.)

The red one is in some Cygnet acrylic DK, which we don't normally stock. I special ordered it for a customer and the remainder is now in the bargain basement basket if anyone would like it. (300g for £4.75.) Acrylic's not usually my first choice, but this was good quality and knitted up well. And it's a gorgeous colour!

And the yellow one - well, that's another cotton/acrylic mix altho' I've lost track of what exactly it is. Not something we sell, so you really don't want to know...

Saturday, 21 June 2014

An interview with me!

at: http://libroediting.com/2014/06/21/kath-kilburn/

And in the meantime, I've started several new WIPs. This blog is, I think, going to turn into a record of knittery stuff started, finished and languishing. Actually that sounds okay; it might enable me to keep things a little more under control. Trouble is, you spot some pretty wool, you see an ace pattern and, before you know it, you're searching for the right size needles (which are, because of your serial startitis, at present in use for something you haven't touch since 2009) and then away you go. It could probably be classified as a psychological condition.

Newest starter for me currently is a very pretty scarf in Crystal Palace Kid Merino, which I think has been discontinued and which people seem to overlook in their eagerness to get at the similar, but softer and more luxurious, Debbie Bliss Angel. Anyway, I was feeling sorry for it - such pretty colours and so neglected, so I picked up a couple of balls of pink and away I went.

And, any minute now, I'm going to start a baby boy tank top in my last hank of West Yorkshire Spinners's owl print Blue Faced Leicester. They decided to start producing this in balls a while ago instead of the hanks (which I preferred) and I have just one hank left so, rather than have it sitting there all pathetic, I'm going to knit it into something cute and practical.

Pictures next time!

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Two ball baby cardigan

Make a baby cardigan from just 2x50g balls of baby wool? - sounds too good to be true, doesn't it? Here's one...okay, two...I made earlier. The lovely, lacy pattern is from Peter Pan and I knitted it up in the now discontinued Peter Pan Sweetheart, which was a very soft cotton/acrylic mix, altho' you could choose the Wendy Merino or whichever baby double knitting yarn you favour for your baby knits.

Busy at present building up our stocks of completed items for our first craft fair of the year at Hollingworth Lake at the end of June. Would be lovely if you could come along and say hi. We'll have a mixture of completed garments, yarn and kits, and maybe some of Mike's lovely photographic and beery crafty stuff too.
Looking forward to it!

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Ranco sock yarn/4 ply discontinued and reduced

Isn't it gorgeous? And now reduced to £6.95 per 100g hank in the shop and online. As someone who still craves Noro Yuzen - which was discontinued several years ago - I can assure you, you'll miss it when it's gone. And I'd hate you to end up Rancoless and regretful. So, grab it while you can and make a start on those Christmas presents...

(Many other colourways available.)