Tag Archive | Yarn

Blossom and Yarn Festival, Norfolk

handmadebysoo is delighted to help promote the forthcoming ‘Blossom and Yarn’ festival. This promises to be a spectacular event – the largest village event ever held in this area of rural Norfolk. Visiting the six medieval church sites, which lie within a few miles radius of each other, would make a great day out for anyone interested in yarn crafts and flowers.  Enjoy!

B and Y Flyer-page-001

B and Y Flyer-page-002

Come and join us for knitting tonight

The Fenton Knitting Group will be meeting tonight at The Barn in Fenton from 6pm till 7pm.  Bring along your Christmas knitting or sewing projects, share your hopes and dreams for 2015 and knit the post-Christmas blues away.  And if all that doesn’t whet your appetite – tonight’s cake is Blackforest Gateau, handmadebysoo of course!

My current knitting project is an aran cable throw.  I’m knitting it in rows on 2 circular needles because of the huge number of stitches.  I soon won’t be able to lift it so you may find me marooned on the sofa at some point, cocooned in aran wool.  How lovely!

aran cable throw

Emma’s Fabric Studio – Open Day this Sunday

I am grateful to Emma Fountaine who contacted me this week to invite members of the Aylesford Knitting Group to her fabric and yarn Open Day this Sunday, 6 October.  The event runs between 11am and 4pm and is being held in the historic 15th century Tithe Barn in Lenham.  Apparently, they will be offering ploughman’s lunches and cream teas, in keeping with the surroundings!  Emma tells me there is lots of parking available and entry is free.
There is also a 10% off offer on her Facebook page, available for use on Sunday: www.facebook.com/emmasfabricstudio  And whilst you’re out and about on Sunday, don’t forget the home wares event in aid of the Heart of Kent Hospice, at the Friars in Aylesford.

I feel like knitting tonight!

Having spent most of the summer crocheting granny squares for my autumnal shades blanket (now complete, hurrah!) I can’t wait to get back to knitting tonight with the Aylesford Knitting Group. 

Usual time, usual place.  New members welcome at any time.  Please call 01622 792710 for details or email enquiries@handmadebysoo.co.uk.

Here’s the blanket:

Autumn crochet blanket

Knit in public this Saturday


Come along and knit your square for the Knit in Public event this Saturday, 8 June 2013, in Jubilee Square, Maidstone.  Follow the link for further details or contact Sue Pritchard on 01622 209210 or at suepritchard@tesco.net.

Jubilee Square

See you there!

My first yarn bombing!

Well, I said I would do it and now I finally have.  Last night I was still knitting until very, very late and then this morning I got up early to install my very first yarn bombing project.  I took my inspiration from Pippi Long Stocking, the colours I had left in my scrap wool tin and the ‘Knit the City’ book TLH gave me for Mother’s Day.  No prizes for guessing the site of my installation.  Enjoy!

Installing the project, early this morning.

Installing the project, early this morning.

The completed project

Every garden should have some!

Every garden should have some!