Monday, September 17, 2012
Saturday, September 15, 2012
|Free Patterns from Jean Greenhowe|
At The Wool Shop.ie we have the full range of Jean Greenhowe Pattern Books for sale with free shipping worldwide. We also have the yarns, eyes and noses for the toys.
|Blockbuster 3.29 per ball, free shipping on 3 ball and over.|
Jean Greenhowe publish the world's best-selling patterns for knitted dolls and toys. Free Patterns: They now have new and exclusive free patterns to download from their web site. http://www.jeangreenhowe.com/patterns.html
Sunday, September 9, 2012
We learn by observation, we see what others have done and build on it. This way we develop our view of the world. In the first picture we see a simple crochet container, in the second picture we see what imagination can do with a simple crochet tray.
What can you DO?
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Your time and skill is valuable and the pieces you knit and crochet should be appreciated.
Choose a great looking pattern and only use the best yarn. This way hard work and skill will be appreciated.
Pure Wool is one of the best fibres to use its natural and sustainable. Our ancestors have being using wool to keep us warm for thousands of years.
A gift of a well made piece in wool is a gift for life.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Colour and Your Knitting:
We are all tempted to be a little adventurous in our choice of colours. Our friend in the hat has his own view of colour.
Take your inspiration from mother nature. Look at the colours around you and introduce these colours into your knitting in small amounts.
Colour is good for you, it helps brighten the day and draw out the inspiration in you.
Start with one of the new scarf yarns at http://www.thewoolshop.ie/magento/index.php/scarf-yarn.html
Monday, September 3, 2012
Blankets for Premature Babies:
Over the summer we have received a number of blankets from knitters around Ireland. These blankets are for the premature babies in the neonatal unit in Waterford Regional Hospital. Today I delivered a full bag of blankets to the unit. Staff at the unit asked me to thank everybody for their beautiful blankets as they are badly needed.
We hope you will continue to support the neonatal unit by knitting blankets for the babies. The knit day next year will be on Saturday the 8th of June 2013 from 10.30 until 2.00.
Saturday, August 25, 2012
We would love to hear from you. Please let us know who you are and tell us what you are knitting. We will showcase your projects here on our blog.
The picture is a christening shawl Bernadette knit for our granddaughter. The shawl is knit from a very old knitting pattern using Tivoli cruise 4ply cotton. Bernadette grafted the 16 panels together to make the finished garment. Click here to see more pictures of the shawl.
Will hand knitted scarves be the present of choice this year? The Wool Shop has a big range of scarf yarn in stock. The range includes Sirdar Aruba, Sirdar Funky Fur, Tivoli Whirl, Rico Can Can and Rico Loopy to name a few. Most of the yarn come with a free scarf pattern. Hand Knitted scarves make fantastic presents, they are a personalised gift in the right colour and style for the one you love. Scarf can be as simple or a complex as you wish. The new knitting yarns will make a scarf from one ball. At http://www.thewoolshop.ie we have yarns in colours to suit everybody.
Friday, August 24, 2012
Here are some Sirdar knitting patterns for hats and scarves. Sirdar have lots more knitting patterns and crochet patterns for hats and scarfs. Sirdars new scarf yarn Aruba will produce a scarf from one ball of yarn. Sirdar Aruba is easy and quick to knit. For more accessories Sirdar knitting and crochet patterns click on the link.