I have been busy updating the Woolly Chic shop with some lovely new goodies and am excited to share them with you.
I have two new colours of DK wool dyed on a new base of 80% Pembrokeshire wool and 20% Alpaca – Denim Blue and Aquamarine. The wool is gorgeous to knit and crochet with as it has a wonderful stitch definition and with the added alpaca it is lovely and soft. I am knitting a bobble hat in the Denim Blue at the moment, which, I have to admit, feels a bit strange considering the weather here in Hitchin has been gorgeous and not woolly hat weather at all! But I couldn’t wait to cast something on, and I think this wool is perfect for hats, bags or blankets!
Just before Wonderwool Wales, my Mum knitted the Woolly Chic Shoulder Bag in the Denim Blue (in fact she finished it whilst sat on the stand!) and the moss stitch pattern looks fantastic! This Denim Blue Shoulder Bag kit is now available for £39.95 and includes some gorgeous Liberty fabric (pre-sewn) lining.
At Wonderwool Wales I launched my Organic Cotton Baby Cardigan Crochet Kit, which includes two balls of beautiful fairtrade DK Cotton. This kit is now available on the website and you can choose from Blue, Pink or Fawn (however, if you would like any other colour of fairtrade cotton that we sell, please message me). Currently on offer at a special introductory price of £12, this is a super easy crochet project, which would make a gorgeous gift for any little baby!
We now have 14 colours of Fair Cotton, including Baby Blue and Baby Pink. Fair Cotton by Katia is a gorgeous 100% organic DK cotton yarn that has been produced ethically by farmers in India and Tanzania.
The final piece of news is that I am currently teaching crochet workshops at Hitchin Lavender and am excited to be teaching a new Crochet Sunflowers evening workshop on Wednesday August 8th. Hopefully the sunflowers will all be out and looking like the photo below! For more details about this workshop and to book a place click on the Events page and pay a £3 deposit.