Thursday, 29 July 2010


This week has seen the arrival of Noro Sekku, the new laceweight by the masters of colour.
We have 8 different colours begging to be knitted into their fabulous rainbows.

Durung the Frome festival we were one of the hosts for "Frome Writers in Residence". I was very excited to have an author in the shop using the surroundings to inspire a short story which had to contain the phrase " I wondered if the magic was still there"
We had a lovely lady called Jackie Eliot who worked very hard. She started in our window and decamped to the knitted and crocheted sofa. We hjad about 5 different photographers come and take pictures of her as she worked but I can't find any on line. However......
SHE WON FIRST PRIZE so instead of a link to a photo of her writing I can link you to a page where you can download the story and read for yourselves. WOOL GATHERING
We were honoured when she presented us with our own copy in a knitted cover which is now "Book in Residence" on our sofa.

I love the title and found the story very touching.
Maxine and I are both off next week but our friend Eileen will be there to welcome our customers.

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Jack Sparrow?

Johnny Depp has come to Catherine Hill and is sitting in our window!

He has landed on the beach in a pile of knitted coral

and found some mermaids to play with.

More exciting than our summer window is the new yarn we now have in stock. Keeping the mermaid company is some fabulous 4ply superwash merino from Knitcave

Helen lives in Bath and produces some beautiful hand dyed yarns which we are priviliged to be able to stock. If you think the sock yarn looks good you should have seen the gorgeous laceweight which has sold already!

We hope to have some more soon, perfect for light summer knitting.....on the beach.