Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Bags, blankets, toys, scarves, wreaths, cosies, flowers, purses....

Look at the fab patterns on this page! And the following 5 pages too - there are loads of them...all super-cute.

I know, there are very many beautiful patterns on ravelry, so why am I picking out these? Well, mainly because not only are they very lovely and very professional and very accessible for both advanced and beginner knitters, but also because the designer, Frankie Brown, doesn't charge for her patterns but instead suggests that you might like to make a donation to her chosen charity, the Children's Liver Disease Foundation, via her JustGiving page. So far she's raised over £8500 - how fantastic is that?

More power to her elbow. And yours, of course, if you make up one of her patterns.

Saturday, 5 July 2014

Look what you can make with...

...just three balls of Debbie Bliss Angel. Regular customer Shirley has just completed this lovely shawl and it's even more beautiful in the flesh than in the photo.  Fabulous knitting.

(And just by chance I've recently added a few discontinued shades of Angel to the bargain basement basket...)

Friday, 4 July 2014

Cheap Debbie Bliss!

Well, I hope that title's being interpreted correctly - I'm not in any way casting aspersions on DB's personal life; I'm merely drawing your attention to the fact that we've reduced the TBF stock of Debbie Bliss Rialto Aran, as it's been discontinued.
So...buy one of our remaining full packs for £35.00, or a smaller quantity for £4.00 each ball.
This deal's not on the website as the Railto's never been on there, but if you're interested and not able to come to the shop, do get in touch - threebagsfullwoolshop@googlemail.com - and I'll set up a special order.
(RRPs would be respectively: £55 per pack and £5.50 per ball.)

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Three little...

Three little pigs...maids...dresses! I didn't get round to photographing my many WIPs, mainly as I can't be sure at the moment exactly where they all are. I'll start that this week - but, in the meantime, here are three little dresses I've made for craft fairs.

The green one's knitted in a cotton/acrylic mix from Cygnet, called Cottony DK. Nice yarn. I bought just one pack to try out and will buy more when our stock of cotton's diminished a bit. So many have been discontinued this summer, it'll be lovely to stock up on something new that should stick around for a while. It'll retail at just under £2.00 for 50g. (Let me know if you have an urgent need for some and I can add that to our next Cygnet order.)

The red one is in some Cygnet acrylic DK, which we don't normally stock. I special ordered it for a customer and the remainder is now in the bargain basement basket if anyone would like it. (300g for £4.75.) Acrylic's not usually my first choice, but this was good quality and knitted up well. And it's a gorgeous colour!

And the yellow one - well, that's another cotton/acrylic mix altho' I've lost track of what exactly it is. Not something we sell, so you really don't want to know...