Nearly December

As I’m writing this, the skies are grey, the lights are on, despite it being 2pm and I’m sat in front of the fire.  Perfect knitting weather!

So in view of that, this week we’d like to show you some of the new knitting bags, boxes and needle cases we’ve got in the shop because no-one likes their wool in a tangle.

The bags are suitable for adults or children and come in a range of sizes and prices.

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The knitting bags are big enough to hold a project like a child’s cardigan, enough room for the pattern, the needles and three or four balls of wool, helping you keep everything organised.  The bags are £21 and the needle cases are £7  with the wool and needles not included.

In case sewing is your first love, we’ve these Orla Keily style boxes which are £18 and also suitable for children or adults.

If there is anything you’d like to learn but don’t see it on offer in our workshops, let us know and we’ll see what we can do, we often have offers of workshops but we want to know what our customers want, so be sure to let Mark or Myra know when you’re in the shop.

And if you’re looking for something a little bit different to do this Saturday, remember that we have a lace bobbin workshop with Andrea Gaskell, she’ll take you through this delicate and beautiful craft.  Workshop starts at 10am

See you next week!

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What’s going on at Knit-Wise

Welcome to our brand spanking shiny new blog, if we had a drum kit and a trumpet we’d do a little fanfare.
We want to keep you up to speed with what’s going on in the shop, new yarns, events, workshops, courses, knit’n’natters and everything inbetween so you don’t miss out on all the good things going on at Knitwise.

Sock Knitting Workshop

Knitwise is owned by Myra, who is ably assisted by Mark.  Both are experienced knitters and are happy to answer any little queries that you might have with your knitting or crochet.  We also have plenty of workshops for when you want to learn something completely new and offer one to one sessions for you to conquer your knitting nemesis.
So, coming up this week we have the following Knit’n’natters:
Tuesday                1pm – 3pm                         7pm – 9pm
Wednesday        10am – 12pm                      7pm – 9pm

Our Knit’n’natters are a relaxing couple of hours with people who enjoy knitting like you do.  Bring along whatever project you’re working on, or your spinning wheel if you come on a Tuesday evening and have a chat, a coffee and a biscuit!  This is £3 per session with 10% off in the shop.
Also, coming up in the next few weeks (28th November)              

Felted Christmas Stockings with Nic from Feltipedia.  Here’s what you need to know:

Come along and create a Christmas stocking out of Merino fleece, either for yourself or as a gift for someone.
All materials are provided but you will need to bring an old bath towel to catch the drips!
Bring any bits and bobs you’d like to incorporate into your design. We will have tea and coffee for you, do feel free to bring a snack along. dns information The course is 4 hours, £45.
Places must be secured with a deposit of £20. domain rush . Payable direct to Nic online, or in the Knit-Wise shop.
Also, Saturday December 1st is our first Bobbin Lacemaking workshop so if you’re a complete beginner, come along and make a Christmas decoration or bookmark with Andrea Gaskell who is an experienced teacher and member of the The Lace Guild.  This class is 10am – 4pm and is £45 with a £20 deposit payable at Knitwise.
You can ring us on 01695 580590 if you need any more information or would like to book a place.
We’ll be back next week with more info and updates. If there’s anything you’d like to see in the shop or have ideas for workshops get in touch and we’ll see what we can do.