Make your own Christmas felt decorations class, Wednesday 12th December 10am ~ 1pm...places still available.
Tree up and decorated for the Chippy Tree Festival hosted again in the Methodist Church. Do go along and have a look if you get the chance - it's always very inspiring! The festival opens tomorrow evening and remains open until late afternoon on Sunday.
First finished pair of socks using our new Admiral R Druck yarn (no, we don't understand the name either),
Much admired by members of the knit group this afternoon. Nice warm, cosy feel and maybe very slightly thicker than the average sock yarn. These are destined for a sister's stocking but we hope they'll be proudly worn on show.
Well we wondered what had happened...
We were making up stories of abduction by dingo or being left to fend for yourselfs in the great outback with only kangaroo to eat from a plate made of platypus beak!!! We had even considered a new correspondent but as they were only going to Banbury we felt you were definitely worth waiting for....
You will be pleased to know the weather here is gruesome as we seem to have wind and rain all the time, so our knitting is coming on a treat and the shop has seen many more knitting lovelies calling in..
Glad to hear your knitted bikini has seen the light of day at last and there is nothing wrong with a nice piece of mutton, it maybe tough but it fills a gap...was that the wrong thing to say?!
As you know, never have we seen a problem with the supping of cocktails while attempting to knit, crochet or sew and many fine things have been created under the influence. Shame they don't always look as good the next day but at the time we "love them, we love you, we love the world", I think that was what you said last time! Cocktails in Darling Harbour sounds fantastic, maybe we should re name the studio...beautiful bay, sweetheart haven...nutters knit group just doesn't do it anymore.
So glad to hear from you and we look forward to the next bulletin...go carefully you intrepid,antipodean, marsupial you, you are still needed in blighty, we are running out of CAKE
Apologies for not having filed a report any sooner but been very busy in my quest to source the world's most sought-after wools!! Indeed, I took the trouble to curtail my investigations in New Zealand and decided to head across the Big Pond to Australia sometime around the end of October. I had heard that this was about the right time of year to chase sheep around the Sydney area. Sad to say, my sources must have been somewhat mis-guided as despite checking in the Opera House, Darling Harbour, Manly, The Rocks, The Queen Victoria Building, there were none of our wooly friends to be found. Purely in the interests of research however, I had to spend at least one night supping on cocktails in Darling Harbour; I did become suspicious after the fourth Mohito when there was no mention of sheep! I trust I shall be able to claim back on expenses from The Fibreworks upon my return in the New Year.
Undeterred, I decided to continue my quest by hiring a motorhome and travelling up the east coast of Australia all in the interests of keeping the world's knitters up-to-date with the latest in all things wool! As you can see from the evidence below, no stone has been left unturned in my search. No sightings yet of unusual versions of our four-legged friends; if the truth be told there are no sightings of any versions, but I remain resolute in my quest. Rest assured, that I take my responsibilities very seriously and will endure any hardship to bring you the latest news. If I have to sup some more cocktails in sunny places on the way to The Great Barrier Reef, then so be it! All tips offs seem to point to the best sightings being on The Reef itself!!!!
I have even ventured into the Pacific Ocean, suitably attired in my red polka dot bikini and was temporarily encouraged when I heard the cry of "mutton" from the beach.
Please pass on my heartiest regards to all the happy knitters and I know that any one of you would be doing the same if you were in my shoes.
From Your Own Correspondent in The Front Line,
World Knitting Correspondent - The Fibreworks
On this rainy morning we are thinking of what to do as the garden becomes a no go area. Tele only needs watching when Strictly Downton is in on, what can we do....
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Looking forward to hearing from you soon xx
The cutest fairisle cardigan, just off the needles and ready for its new owner who is just two weeks old.
Pattern from one of the Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino books and yarn from our selection of Baby Cash.
Lesley and Claire, partners in The Fibreworks.