Sunday, December 21, 2008

Christmas holiday opening hours

Wool Addiction will be open for last minute Christmas shopping until 2pm on Christmas Eve, Wednesday 24th December.

We have some great gift ideas such as Namaste knitting bags from only $65, Art Viva needles sets from $59.95 and a wide range of gorgeous books. If you can't decide, why not opt for a Gift Voucher?

We will re-open on Tuesday 6th January 2009.

We wish you a very Happy Christmas, and look forward to seeing you in the New Year!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Harry Christmas?

Oh, I know, I promised no more socks for a while.... but so many customers are asking about the new Opal Harry Potter Sock Yarn that I just need to slip in a little update...

This highly-anticipated yarn has now arrived in Australia, and cleared Customs, and is winging its way to Bowral as we speak.

There are eight different colours, and we've ordered five of each, so if you're worried about missing out, just pop along to our WebShop and place your pre-order now!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

You know you want it...

...but have you told Santa??

We're always urging you to knit for family and friends, but, with the festive season fast approaching, isn't it time to think about yourself for once?

As ever, we're looking after you ... we've made it easy for you to add all the things you love in our online shop to a Wish List, and send it to everyone you know!

All you have to do is find the items you want, click the Wishpot icon , and follow the instructions to create your Wishpot account (it's free, of course). Once that's done, just click 'Share my list' to tell all those lovely people who are currently decked out in your hand-knitted socks, hats, sweaters and tea-cosies...

All your merry rellies need to do is choose something from your list, click the buttons, and presto! we send it to you, resplendent in Wool Addiction giftwrap ... SURPRISE!!

"I'm dreaming of a purple-and-lime-green Christmas"

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

We've won an award!

We are delighted to announce that Wool Addiction has recently received the 2008 Southern Highlands Business Award for Excellence in the Small Business category!

We are absolutely thrilled, and now that the champagne bubbles have settled, we thought you might like to see a pic of our snazzy trophy.

Thanks to all our lovely customers for your ongoing support, especially any that voted for us ;-)

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Hot on the heels of a tea-cosy

Hot on the heels of the fabulous Rosie Posy Tea Cosy comes our second free downloadable pattern ... Toddler Socks!

Yes, I know, we've been talking about socks non-stop since we launched our website, but who could resist these?  They're ultra-cute, very quick to make, and a brilliant way to use up all those leftovers from a winter of knitting socks for grown-ups.

They'll make lovely easy-to-post stocking-fillers (sorry!) for any little Northern Hemisphere friends this Christmas.  In fact, if today's weather is anything to go by, they'll go down pretty well DownUnder this summer too!

Just like last week, if you want to download and print the pattern, you'll need to register as a customer at our new online shop.  But the good news is that if you've already dowloaded Rosie Posy, all you'll need to do is log in!

While you're there, why not check out the stock we've been adding to the online shop this week:
  • yarns from Filatura di Crosa, Opal, Noro, Jo Sharp, Sublime, Australian Organic...
  • Sublime pattern books
  • and (of course), much, much more...!
If you have any dramas, questions or comments, just drop us a line...

Monday, October 13, 2008

We're listening!

Thanks to everyone who participated in our recent online survey!

The results showed that every single person who voted wants to be able to download patterns from the Wool Addiction website.  And, 70% of voters want to be able to buy yarn online, check stock levels, and read product reviews.

Well, your wish is our command ... we have made all these dreams come true by launching our new Wool Addiction Online Store!

To celebrate the launch we have spoken to Loani Prior, author of Wild Tea Cosies, and she has kindly allowed us to add her lovely Rosie Posy Tea Cosy pattern to our new shop as a FREE download.

All you need to do to get your own copy, is visit the Wool Addiction Online Store, add a Rosie Posy to your shopping cart, and enter your details.

Don't forget to make a note of the password you choose - you'll be able to log in and download the pattern again if you lose it.

Once you've whipped up your new 'cosy, why not come back and write a review to let other Wool Addicts know what you think?

And please feel free to drop us a line with any questions, comments or suggestions about the new shop - we're always delighted to hear from you!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Put the kettle on...

It's here... the gorgeous new book Wild Tea Cosies by Loani Prior has arrived!

Wild Tea Cosies is bursting with inspiration, and has detailed instructions for knitting or crocheting 24 outrageous tea-cosy designs.

We have copies in stock in Bowral, priced at $29.00 - what a great gift for the knitter/crocheter/tea-drinker in your life!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Be careful what you wish for...

We're busy making plans for ways to improve our website.

For a bit of fun, we've popped a survey on the right-hand side of our blog, so you can tick the boxes to tell us what you'd like us to add.

If you have an idea that's not listed, please feel free to post a comment on the blog, or drop us an email. We'd love to know what you think...

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Organic Noodle Knits kits

We have some great new Art Viva kits arriving soon at Wool Addiction!

These whimsical kits are are perfect for beginners, as they are bright, fun, and easy to knit. And best of all, the yarn is 100% organic yarn, from happy Australian Merino sheep, and is coloured with natural dyes, making it perfect for knitting for babies.

There are 5 gorgeous original designs by Art Viva's Louise Willie: two tea-cosies topped with a little knitted tea-cup and saucer, and three different baby/toddler beanie hats topped with pumpkin stems, cherries leaves, and lemur tails!

Each kit contains a 50g ball of 100% organic Australian Merino wool, extra bits for the embellishments, and an original Art Viva easy-to-knit pattern.

For someone special, the kit is available presented in a Noodle box, complete with a set of Art Viva's trademark Tasmanian Oak needles (5mm/20cm), disguised as chopsticks! A lovely gift for $39.95.

Alternatively, if you already have the right needles, you can opt for the kit in simpler packaging, without the needles for just $25.00.

For more information, drop into our shop in Bowral, or send us an email. Directions and contact details can be found on our website.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Get set for a Sublime summer...

Sublime have just released two fantastic new pattern books. We are expecting them to arrive instore next week, along with their subtle range of Organic Cotton, and spicy Soya Cotton...

'The simply Sublime organic cotton dk book' contains 10 beautiful designs for men, women, boys and girls. Sublime organic cotton is entirely natural and untreated - it has been grown organically without the use of pesticides and gently dyed using environmentally friendly products. The suble shades create a calm and tranquil mood.

'The luxuriously exotic soya cotton hand knit book' boasts 15 exquisite designs for girls, boys, ladies and men, in a unique soya dk cotton yarn with a luxurious drape and an extraordinary softness next to the skin. Using only the finest quality fibres, this natural blend produces beautifully defined stitch detail and an incredibly smooth fabric. In a hot palette of spicy, rich shades and contrasting cool, watery colors - Sublime soya cotton creates a luxuriously exotic feel.

The books will be priced at $36 each, the organic cotton yarn is $13.50 per ball and the soya yarn is $12.50 per ball.

Keep an eye on our website, or subscribe to the blog for email updates.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Only four more days...

Our Third Birthday Sale is only on for four more days!

You have until 4pm on Saturday 5 July to stock up your stash with great bargains like 20-50% off our entire delicious range of Anny Blatt yarns.

With discounts store-wide there's something for everyone, but you'll never never know if you never never go...

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Get your skates on!

Wool Addiction's fabulous Third Birthday Sale has just this minute begun!

It's a beautiful crisp, blue day in the Southern Highlands: perfect for a day-trip. And we're open until 4pm today, so you've got plenty of time to bag some first-day-of-the-sale bargains.

How about some lovely Filatura di Crosa Zara for only $10 per ball...?

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Happy Birthday, Wool Addiction!

To celebrate our third birthday, and to thank all our fantastic customers for their support, we are having a huge sale! Keep an eye on our website, or subscribe to Wool Addiction by email for more details.

3rd Birthday Sale

20% - 50% off store-wide

Sale starts Saturday 28th June 2008

Debbie Bliss * Patterns * Jo Sharp * Books * Filatura di Crosa * Knitting Accessories * Anny Blatt * Buttons * Rooster * Knitting Bags * Sublime * Knitting Needles * Noro * and many more…

* MAIL ORDER AVAILABLE * Phone: (02) 4862 4799 *

* Conditions Apply:
No exchange or refunds given on sale items
Gift Vouchers excluded
No Lay-by’s

Friday, May 30, 2008

Fingers and toes

We have been having great fun with our 'Socks Socks Socks!' workshops: new friends, plenty of laughs, not to mention indulgent cakes...

In fact the workshops have proved so popular that we will be scheduling more for June!

The new Opal Rendez-vous rangeJust in time to perfect your skills ready for the new Opal Rendez-vous range, which is due to arrive in July.

We love our socks! Who wouldn't? What could be more fun than knitting and wearing cosy socks in funky yarns from Opal, Noro, Grignasco ... ?

Well, maybe knitting and wearing fingerless gloves!

If you'd like to learn something new, why not enroll in one of our 'Fingerless Gloves' workshops? We'll show you how to make one of this season's most popular accessories, with a simple cable pattern for beginners.

Keep an eye on our website, or subscribe to this blog for the latest news on workshop dates and Opal availability.

Monday, May 12, 2008

'Socks Socks Socks!' workshops

Have you been drooling over the lovely Opal and Noro sock yarns available to buy online on our Socks page?

Are you nervous about using four needles?
Uncertain how to turn a heel?
Worried that you won't end up with a matching pair?

Then why not enroll in one of our 'Socks Socks Socks' workshops? Throughout May we'll be running three-hour classes in our cosy instore knitting room in Bowral. We'll teach you all the techniques you need, and supply you with a delightful morning tea.

Materials aren't included in the cost of the class, so you can choose yarns and needles instore before the workshop starts, or even bring something from your stash!

The cost is $60 - excluding materials, but including morning tea.

To book your place in a class, or for more information, please email us, or call Jill on 02 4862 4799.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Gifts Your Mum Will Love

Mothers Day - 11 May 2008

Why not spoil your Mum with a gorgeous gift from Wool Addiction?

Whether she's an expert knitter, or a complete beginner, we can help you find something your Mum will really love.

Here are just a few ideas:

From the shop

We have some lovely books, beautiful handcrafted Lantern Moon rose-wood knitting needles, and of course masses of fabulous yarns. We also offer gift-wrapping in-store for that special touch.

For something a little different, why not enroll your Mum in one of our 'Socks Socks Socks' workshops? In a three-hour class in our cosy knitting room, we'll teach her all the techniques she needs, and supply her with a delightful morning tea. The cost is $60 excluding materials.

If you can't decide, a Gift Voucher will allow your Mum to choose exactly what she wants.

From the website

If you don't have time to visit us in Bowral, why not go to our website and order a gift-wrapped Opal Sock Kit to be sent straight to you Mum's address?

The Opal Sock Kit includes everything you need to make one pair of dazzling socks: a ball of Opal "Zirkus" Sock Wool, a set of Ashfords Double Pointed Bamboo Needles, Ashford's Easy Peasy Sock Pattern, and a few yummy chocolates - all wrapped up in cellophane and ribbons!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Socks are hot!

We're in the grip of a cold snap here in New South Wales, and what better time to start knitting socks?

Buy sock yarn online

To help you get started, we have launched a new Socks page on the Wool Addiction website, where you can buy yarns from the gorgeous Opal Sock Wool "Zirkus" range, and Ashford's Double-Pointed Bamboo Needles online.

Opal "Zirkus" is available in a range of bright multi-coloured yarns, and the yarn is printed so that its elaborate pattern magically appears as you knit.

Each ball of Opal "Zirkus" comes with a FREE Easy Peasy Sock pattern from Ashfords, so you'll be able to start right away.

Get the news fast

We'll be adding sock yarns from Noro and Grignasco soon, so why not click on the Subscribe link below to get the news fast?

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Thursday, April 24, 2008

Closed for Anzac Day

Wool Addiction will be closed on Anzac Day, Friday 25 April.

We will be open from 10am til 2pm on Saturday 26 April.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Winter's coming!

Winter has arrived already in the Southern Highlands, so it's time to snuggle up with a few balls of wool!

This could be a great time so knit up some quick and easy beanies, or challenge yourself to learn a new skill: maybe tackle an Aran sweater, or a pair of cosy socks?

Whatever your project, Wool Addiction can help with irresistable yarns, funky needles, inspirational designs, and plenty of friendly, expert advice!

On Saturday 3rd May 2008, we start our extended winter opening hours, so we'll be open for an extra 2 hours on Saturday afternoons.

Our winter hours are:

Tuesday - Friday10am - 5pm
Saturday10am - 4pm

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Easter Opening Hours

For the first time, Wool Addiction will be open over the Easter long weekend this year!

Our opening hours will be:

Good Friday (21 March 2008)Closed
Saturday 22 March 200810am - 2pm
Easter Sunday (23 March 2008)10am - 2pm
Easter Monday (24 March 2008)10am - 2pm

We look forward to seeing you in Bowral!