Monday, August 31, 2009

Another one bites the dust...

I can't believe another month has slipped by, and I've only managed one blog post!

So, you might ask, what on earth have I been up to?

Well, knitting mostly (see photo), but also adding more new products to the Wool Addiction online shop:

So, what does the future hold? Well, our HUGE new range of gorgeous KnitPro Symfonie needles, for a start! We have finally succumbed to temptation, and filled the shop with:
  • Fixed Circulars (2mm - 3mm)
  • Interchangeable Circulars (60cm - 150cm cables, and 3mm - 12mm tips)
  • Double Points
  • Straights (2mm - 12mm, all in 3 lengths: 25cm, 30cm, 35cm)
  • sets - Deluxe Interchangeable Circular sets, Interchangeable Circular Starter sets, and Straights sets (in a gorgeous black damask case)

If you're wondering what all the fuss is about, why not treat yourself to an Interchangeable Circular cable, and a set of tips, and give them a test-run? They're flying out the door quicker than I can add them to the webshop, but I hope to get them all online this week.

We're also planning more classes and workshops: definitely another Tension Squares Workshop, and what about a Cables and Arans Class? If you have any ideas for workshops you'd like us to run, please email us, we'd love to hear from you!

Friday, August 21, 2009

The wait is over...

At last, the moment you've all been waiting for...
Loani Prior's Wild Knitting Workshop is open for bookings!

wild knitting

Learn to knit outside the square in two days with Loani Prior
  • Thursday 8th October and Friday 9th October 2009
  • Wool Addiction, 6 Bundaroo St, Bowral
Loani uses the iconic tea cosy to demonstrate the wild and sculptural possibilities of knitting.

Knit your own tea cosy and learn tricks and techniques to help you think outside the square.

If you can knit a stitch and purl a stitch and cast on and cast off, you can join this class. If you consider yourself to be an advanced knitter and would like to learn more knitting skills, this might also be the class for you. Either way it will be a lot of fun.

Loani says she can feel a third life coming on. Her usual ‘Filing Fairy’ job is fast giving way to a ‘Knitting Fairy’ job. This year, the Queen of the Tea Cosies has given workshops at the Nundle Woollen Mill, at the Sturt Winter School in Mittagong and a number of other wool shops around the country. Loani’s book, Wild Tea Cosies, has meant that what was once a private, in front of the tele sort of activity has all of a sudden become very public. Her new book REALLY Wild Tea Cosies is due for release in March 2010.

Please bring with you the following:
  • Small 3-cup teapot. Small round Chinese teapots are perfect our purpose.
  • 2 x 6mm circular needles 60 cm length from tip to tip
  • Scissors
  • Darning needle
  • 1 x 4mm crochet hook
You can choose all the wool you need for purchase in the shop after meeting and discussing your design with Loani.