Monday, 31 August 2009

Gogos in the wool.....

Here are the lovely Coldharbour Aran colours, we love having locally produced wool in stock ; we have more plans in that area...........

As promised before here are a few of the wonderful projects brought in by our talented customers. I should have had more photos but I reluctantly relinquished the camera to the rest of my family when they were on trips this summer, so a few amazing projects appeared that couldn't be photographed but I was pleased to have the camera when this perfect baby cardigan appeared, the toggles are just right:
Then there were these 2 crocheted beauties, the hat is wonderful

and this is the bag from a recent magazine, although I have forgotten which one..

Then, I was almost speechless when this beautiful 'marmalade' kidsilk haze scarf appeared, it was breathtaking and has been made as a Christmas present for a very lucky lady.
You will be pleased to hear I finished the boottees which have been shipped off to my cousin despite them still looking like 2 left shoes!
We have been inundated with our Winter orders, although there is more to come. We adore Crofter and the newly introduced Crofter Chunky. We couldn't believe our luck when this display garment arrived, I have to stop myself from taking it home at the weekend.
Our Cashmerino shelves are full to bursting baby, dk and aran, all in mouthwatering colours. You can imagine how hard it is to get on with the mundane tasks when you could be restacking the soft, warm, delicious cashmerino...............
but then there is the tweedy chunky:

or the Sirdar click dk OR chunky which is divine, I should show you the tea cosy.

I have alluded to the fact that I have not been very artful in my childcare arrangements and have therefore ended up with a very bored 6 year old boy mooching around the wool for a couple of days. We have at least 25 colours of Diploma Gold and when I was checking the stock I had a wee surprise.....................

Back to school this week so no more Gogos in the wool, I can't help feeling a bit sad

Sunday, 23 August 2009


First, I have to thank all our fantastic customers who have brought in their projects and had them photographed for this blog, then apologise as due to a technical hitch and a holiday they are all still waiting to be published which will be very soon so please come back again soon to see the talent show.
Meanwhile, I have been socialising in Falkirk while Maxine has been working hard. However, despite our fatigue (Maxine's work induced, mine pleasure induced) we both dragged ourselves out of bed at a very unreasonable time for a Sunday and drove to Coldharbour Mill in Devon for Fibrefest.....................................
and it was worth it!
Once there, our heads cleared and we dived into the trade tent forgetting our caffeine cravings for the rest of the morning.
At the very first stand we met the lovely Sasha Kagan and admired her beautiful designs. We even went back later on with an 80's book we found on a charity stall....

There was no end of fantastic stalls to admire

We even met the amazing speed knitter who taught Kirsty Allsopp how to knit, you can see the beach inspired draft excluder on display. She was very friendly and we are hoping to see her again.

I know outside the mill I should be photographing the mill wheel but I couldn't resist this laden pear tree, there were 3 of them and it was all I could do not to start picking them.

We wandered round to the livestock and found some alpscas for sale. Maxine wanted to buy one but we couldn't keep it in the courtyard that floods so we took a photo instead.

Then we found the amazing ladies who made the Gingerbread house and giant Christmas tree. They are working on a Seaside project which will eventually be a walk through tunnel complete with a lighthouse and set for completion next September. I couldn't believe my eyes, already it is an amazing work of art which grows more amazing every minute you spend looking at the detail, I could have filled this blog with photos.....

Then just as I thought we would escape without a photo of the wheel we heard the echo of the saxophonist playing right next to it, bathed in the late afternoon sun.

Tempting as it was to stay, we wanted to rush home and start knitting straight away, I haven't even had time to photograph our purchases and you will have to wait as the next blog will be full of customer talent!
Most exciting of all : we are now stockists of Coldharbour Aran which can be purchased in 4 lovely shades from this Tuesday, while stocks last....