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Shop Update!

A few days ago there was a shop update (yes, i’m a little tardy in blogging it).

There are some scrumptious new colours, my faves being Beauregarde (as in, ‘You’re turning violet, Violet!’), and Harvey Wallbanger.

Dyeing new colours has got to be one of my favourite things about this wool business. I’m already plotting more – it simply never ends. But I’m curious – do you prefer more, or less choice when it comes to colours? Are there any colours you are lusting after in sock weight but I haven’t dyed it yet? Let me know!

April 13, 2010   No Comments

Week of Grandma: Artisan Lace

Welcome to a week of Grandma!

As Margaret Stove is celebrating a milestone birthday this coming weekend, what better time than to spend a week celebrating Grandma.

First up:

Artisan Lace weight merino is now available to purchase online. More colours will be added each day, so by Friday the full collection will be available. For those who are extra game, the gossamer weight is up there too.

You can now also buy both of her books: ‘Creating Original Hand Knitted Lace’, and ‘Merino – Handspinning, dyeing and working with merino and superfine wools‘.

Perhaps now is the time to finally tackle her yarn myself – it is quite different to working with sock yarn!

March 30, 2010   No Comments

Golden Skeins

On Friday a box of cuddly deliciousness was sent to Belinda to be placed in the upcoming April Blendy boxes.

And, rather Charlie and the Chocolate Factory like, there is a golden ticket! Or rather, a skein of Knitsch Kowhai with a super prize for one lucky person. There are 5 skeins of golden bright Kowhai, but just one of them has a special tag. Who will it be? oooohhhh….anticipation!

There are, in fact, over 90 mini 10gram skeins on their way north – so everyone who gets in quick and nabs themselves a Blendy box should have a baby Knitsch to play with.

Putting the tags on Kowhai, and thinking about golden tickets, the song Golden Skans by the Klaxons was doing circles in my head. So here, a musical interlude…enjoy!

March 20, 2010   No Comments


It’s official – you can now buy Knitsch Yarns online!

*squeeeeeeeeee* Pretty gosh darn exciting.

Go on, have a nosy. And let us know if there is anything you love or loathe about the site – feedback is most welcome.

March 14, 2010   4 Comments

Finally, Knitsch yarns has officially lifted off and entered the great wide world of wool.

Craft2.0 was the best fun – there was plenty of attaching names to faces, and as per usual it was a struggle not to spend all my money on the gorgeous goodies made by the other crafters. Thank you so much to everyone who came along, being able to wax lyrical about a shared passion is really what it’s all about.

Mama (right) and I (left) with our table of deliciousness and some lovely yarnies

This week the focus is on getting the online shop live, just for you. If you pop along and subscribe to the e-newsletter, anyone on that list will be the first to know when our woolly goodies are ready and waiting.

March 7, 2010   1 Comment