February 15, 2011

The book of grey

Well, gray actually but I can't being myself to call it that!

I have this terrible habit of always opting for grey when it comes to knitted garments. One of the reasons socks struck a chord - any colour goes as socks don't really have to match the rest of an outfit.

Anyway, the book of grey is full of wonderful and inspiring patterns - think i'll knit a few. In grey, of course. And if you're in NZ, our exchange rate is rather good against the euro right now, so it's even better value! Yay!

rrrrraaaaaaaaahhhhhhImage from the Book of Gray

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February 12, 2011

Comments, Ahoy!

By some freakish twist of life, i've managed to fix the comments issue - so now you can comment away! Hooray!

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February 12, 2011


Very quickly - catching up on blogs this morning one of them linked to Joie - a free online magazine celebrating joyful living.

Beautiful concept, gorgeous images - worth keeping an eye on!

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February 11, 2011

Oh, the sweet pain

My arms hurt. I have a strip of sunburn across my back. There is paint on the bottom of my feet.

BUT the shop is starting to look like just that - a shop! The boy helped move some of the painted shelving into place last night, creating a great big space in the middle of the room. It's now a bit easier to imagine shelves of yarn, people milling around, and lots of colour. Currently everything is a bit bland - white, grey and brown in the wood floor.

Today's painting schedule involves canary yellow, more white, and possibly more grey. In a few days, hopefully, the painting will cease and yarn can start going on  shelves. Hooray!

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February 10, 2011

Real Life Crafternoon Tea with...

Granny G! Hip hip hooray!

It's super special to have NZ's own most excellent crafty podcaster visit the yarn store in the opening weekend, so that we can have an actual, real life, crafternoon tea with Granny G. We'll be supping tea, eating scones and other nommilicious things on the afternoon of 26 February, and possibly following up with an alcoholic beverage or two. Do come along, even if only to hear Genny's wonderful voice wax lyrical about craft.

We've also got Genny's beautiful, top quality linen tea towels in store, with a rather tasty scone recipe. Yum!

yum yum!

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