Monday, 24 January 2011


What a fabulous day we had yesterday:
The lovely Alison Crowther-Smith came back to show us how to knit the beautiful Shimmer Stole, which she is modelling here, from her new book, Lacy Knits, available this spring.
Alison came in October to run her famous 'Knitting with Kidsilk Haze' workshop. Everyone had such a good time they begged her to come back again and they all came on this course plus a few extra. We were bulging at the seams.
We then spent a whole day knitting, chatting, eating cake and being inspired by Alison.
We started by knitting a sample swatch of the stole then we all enjoyed choosing our own combination of kidsilk haze and shimmer to start the main project.
I chose the sky blue and silver shimmer and was so excited I carried on knitting when I got home. I have so many WIP/UFO's and had promised to finish some before starting anything new but have already started a ripple crochet blanket which I am LOVING and now this gorgeous, addictive project.

Once again Alison has been begged to come back so we have her booked for a shibori felted, twirly, beaded scarf workshop. We can't wait. There are VERY limited places left on this course so watch out for it on the website soon.