Welcome to the Fiddlesticks Newsletter for May – I hope you are all busy knitting or at least thinking about your next project, and, unlike me, do not have four projects currently on the needles. My theory is that by having several ‘on the go’ then I will have several finished at the same time. I know I am not alone in this habit, at least one knitter from the Fiddlesticks knit & chat club does the same thing!
I now have in stock UK Alpaca from alpaca bred in Devon – this is a lovely yarn and knits up to standard double knit patterns. Alpaca is known to be reactive to temperature, ie warm in cold weather, cooler in summer and is very popular for gloves and socks, ok I know it is not glove weather, yet, but one has to be prepared.
I have also taken on the Bergere de France range, of course I do not have it all in stock but their delivery is excellent and I have quite a good selection in the shop. I think you will agree that their patterns are very stylish, just a little bit different. I am itching to get on with a cardigan in their mohair/acrylic Symphonie, shouldn’t take long……….only 3 – 4 balls mmm. I also have some crochet cotton from Bergere de France, just white at the moment, but they do lovely colours too, no problem to order.
We had our second knit and chat group last Thursday with two new members, the time just flies by when you’re knitting, so if you would like to make it 10 am next time rather than 10.30 am, then you are most welcome. My second knit group was at 5 pm, at which one member had my undivided attention as her knitting/crochet skills were a bit rusty, but she started a bag for felting, as well as honed up her crochet skills.
To all you felters out there, I have the perfect wools for felting, ie Noro, SoHo (Debbie Bliss) and Cornish Organic yarn, but be warned, it can be very addictive. I have a free pattern for a bag when purchasing the yarn.
Next week I have yet more unusual buttons arriving to enhance your garments, I never realised I loved buttons so much, but not as much as Jo Ell, who makes the lovely button necklaces for the shop – if you want to clear out any old buttons I am sure she would love them.
Reminder, next knit & chat will be Thursday 7th June, 10 – 12 in the morning, 5 – 7 in the evening. There will be a morning session only on 21st June as I am away on holiday and the shop will be run by my daughter Julia, who does not knit (yet). Next children’s craft club is Friday 1st June, 2 – 4pm at which they will be creating a collage, then on 9th June designing their own T shirt, 10 am – 12 noon. There are spaces for both dates at the time of writing.