Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Austermann Step Pattern 127 Snood

Snappy title, huh? Well, I finished it tonight:

It doesn't look like much, does it? But it's a cosy snood in a wonderfully stretchy stitch which can be worn long or wound twice round for a snug fit when it's really cold. The pattern says to work some extra rounds of stocking stitch to make a roll-up edge, but I wasn't keen to do that.

Might make myself another now in a brighter colourway. One of those great background type knitting projects - dead easy to get on with in between other things.

So,  now I'm itching to start something else - maybe a Leftie? Or even a Feelgood Tank Top? So many patterns. So little knitting time.

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

The interesting thing about Noro... that sometimes you get two packs of the same colourway that look completely different. Not just a bit different. Not just slightly less of one shade being visible in one or two balls. No, absolutely completely different.

Which is why, even as a seasoned Kureyon user, I was fooled into thinking these:
were not the twins their labels insist they are.

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

British Wool Weekend competition

Would you like the chance to win two tickets for 2013 British Wool Weekend in Harrogate in September? All you have to do to be entered in the draw is to list the British wools we sell on the Three Bags Full website: It's the makers or trade names we're after not the yarn weight or the sheep breed.

You can email your entries to us at anytime before noon on the 22nd August and the draw will take place at our shop knit group that afternoon.

Good luck y'all.

Sunday, 4 August 2013

I think I'll go and eat...

No one loves a wool shop on a sunny summer Saturday! Or maybe I should say nobody loves MY wool shop on a sunny summer Saturday. Tuesday's holding its own. Wednesday - well, Wednesday's should just generally be abolished. Thursday and Friday are making an effort. But Saturdays - busiest day in winter, quietest day in summer.

So, for the rest of August we'll be closing at 1.30 on Saturdays. I'm really sorry if this inconveniences anyone. Then, on 7th September we'll be closed all day because it's my nephew's wedding day. Yay! Looking forward to that.

And then it'll be back to our proper, published opening hours till next spring.

Friday, 2 August 2013

Three things I don't like...

I used to fantasise that I'd get asked on Room 101 and have chance to tell Paul Merton all those little things that really irritate me, while people up and down the country would nod their heads and mutter: she's so right - I'd never realised just how annoying that is! But clearly if they'd ever asked me I'd have been bereft of ideas so I used to keep a running list of Things That Should Be Banned. So, for today:

People in supermarkets who don't put the separators in place on the conveyor belt after their goods.  I've noticed it's usually men, so maybe they're uneducated in supermarket etiquette, but simple courtesy suggests you should do this to help the person next in line. Embarrassingly when I finally can't wait any longer for them to do the decent thing, I put theirs in place and then forget my own. The shame.

Slippers. Especially slippers with jeans. So wrong.

So-called wool suppliers who bank my cheque and don't send me any wool. That really gets on my nerves. I'm coming to get you.