February 26, 2011
Really excited about visiting this knitting & fibre show. It’s a relative new kid on the block but have heard good reviews about it. Am travelling with Vicky from Spring farm alpacas so I’ll be able to knit while she drives!
The show is on today 26th Feb as well as tomorrow. Great show, so many suppliers!
February 17, 2011
The next Mansion market will be held on March 12th, which just happens to be my birthday! At the last market we were lucky enough to have shelter courtesy of Sheena’s brother. We decorated the marquee with my knitted bunting, in shades of pink this made for a cheery sight. I’m in the process of knitting patriotic bunting in time for the Royal wedding. There is something about bunting that makes peope smile.
Some of the products I sell at the market can also be found on line here http://www.etsy.com/shop/knitlewes54
Not everything is on there, the dyed wool I tend to sell in person as it’s good to be able to feel the textures in the different types of wool.
More details abot the market can be found here http://www.michaelhall.co.uk/school-life/mansion-markets/default.aspx
February 13, 2011
Off to volunteer at the Knit one Pass it on stand at Brighton today. Hope to teach lots of people how to knit. May even get some knitting done meself!!!
February 12, 2011
While I was in Cardiff visiting my daughter & her fiance we used on of the central car parks. I was amused to see the ‘lady’ symbol painted along one wall of spaces. They didn’t seem to be any bigger than the others but I didn’t have my tape measure handy…
I have just googled lady only parking spaces and come up with this.
Have a giggle!
February 11, 2011
It’s that that time of the month again for the car to be loaded up with yarn, fibre & knitted goods for sale at the Mansion market in Forest Row. I have lots of new hats, a new range of cards and some dyed knitting needles.
February 6, 2011
I think I’m going to enjoy my new job. I bit the bullet and became self employed to run workshops in felt making and knitting. I spent all yesterday with a fabulous group of ladies playing with recycled jumper fabric and wool. In the morning we made cards, necklaces, bangles and lavender bags using felted jumpers, then after a fabulous artisan lunch I taught the basics of needle felt. It’s a good job I had stocked up on the needles as many were broken during the session, there were a few puncture wounds too when the ladies got carried away and took their eyes off what they were doing. There is only so any times I can say ‘watch what you’re doing’. I showed the ladies how to make quick felt balls and shapes using cookie cutters and the afternoon whizzed by with the help of tea & cake. Cate had made wonderful cake for us to enjoy with our morning coffee & afternoon tea. The Barn at Much Ado books is a great place, the Aga keeps it warm and the decor is homely & chic. I’m hoping this will be the first of many workshops I run there. Cate & Nash are great hosts.
February 3, 2011
I’m recovering from my first 2 sessions in my new job & a 3 hour felt workshop. I had great fun & from the noise the 14 participants made I think they enjoyed it too. I have signed up to help raise money for the Martlets hospice in Hove, I will be knitting squares for sponsorship. There is a bus stop on the seafront in Brighton opposite the Old Ship hotel that has been covered in knitting too. check it out in the Argus here http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/quirkies/8799970.Brighton_bus_stop_given_woolly_makeover/