Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Your Best Christmas Pullover

I have now fully come to terms with the 'Christmas starts in October ' ethos of being a retailer and in fact if you want your very own perfect Christmas jumper then Christmas may start much earlier.

Maxine has already finished hers and has smugly installed it in the shop, as featured in the last post.

 I think she is taunting me as she is fully aware that I cast on the Rowan Christmas Slipover this January, yes JANUARY!!!

So now I am on a massive mission to finish mine. It doesn't even have sleeves but I am sweating over this project. It is knitted in Rowan Felted Tweed and I have chosen more subtle colours (celadon and cinnamon)  which I am not so sure was a great idea. I love the colours but the reindeer are less distinct.

Meanwhile we have several other desirable Christmas knits in the window:

These are all King Cole patterns.
Aren't the jumpers for bottles a great idea? All patterns are available in the shop and there is still time to knit them before Christmas.

Friday, 11 October 2013


All of sudden it has turned colder and I have started to wear this Rowan Pure Wool Aran Cardigan

It is 'Dwell' by Martin Storey which is in the new book called Pioneer. It is a lovely warm cardigan, I think the model in the book shows it off better than I do:

It is hard o buckle down to filing and paperwork when there is new stock and this week has been a very distracting week. We now have Smoulder, a new Kim Hargreaves book which is full of classic designs and another angora cardigan.

My mild obsession with this Angora Haze has led me to want to drape it around my face and I suddenly thought that I knew the perfect design,

This is 'Miss Laverty's Motoring Hood' from Vintage Gifts to Knit by Susan Crawford. How can anyone resist a knit with such a fantastic name. I love this book and have many projects queued up in my wish list of future knits.

Maxine has already made The Perfect Christmas Jumper:

 which is part of our Christmas jumper display but more of that next time....