Sunday, September 27, 2009

It's Tulip Time in Bowral!

Tulip Time Festival 2009
24th September - 7th October
9am - 4pm

Wool Addiction is only a three-minute walk from the Grand Floral Display in Corbett Gardens, the centrepiece of Tulip Time.

So, if you're coming to Bowral to see the flowers, why not visit us too?

Or, conversely, if you're coming to see us, don't forget to go and have a look at the tulips!

To mark the event, I've been working on a brand new tulip-inspired pattern download for the website. Unfortunately, I've hit a spot of "designer's block", so it's not finished yet, but I'll publish it as soon as it's ready. So, watch this space...

Hopefully I'll have it done before the Great Bulb Dig-Up on 7th November!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Ready for something new?

It's time to learn or perfect some new techniques!

Winter is over, and the pressure to provide warm clothing for our loved ones is over... for now!

So, why not take advantage of the breathing space to learn some new (or brush up some forgotten) knitting techniques?

With this thought in mind, we've started scheduling our new season of workshops. We have a couple of old favourites: Tension Squares, and Finishing Techniques, and we're excited to announce our brand new Cable Knitting Workshop!

We'll take you on an Aran Adventure, using The Great American Aran Afghan as our guide-book. A copy of the book is included in the cost of the workshop, so you can keep exploring when you get home, or come back to Wool Addiction and join us for the next leg of the journey...
Tension Squares - Thursday 24th September
Finishing Techniques - Thursday 1st October
Cable Knitting - Friday 2nd October
Wild Knitting with Loani Prior - Thursday 8th & Friday 9th October
Just in case you can't get to Bowral, we've whipped up a new pattern, the Overhand Hat, to get you thinking about the Magic Loop. Now don't be daunted: the Magic Loop is cumbersome to describe, but once you've got it, you'll think "This is so obvious! Wasn't I doing this all along??"

If you're interested in finding out what other knitters think of this pattern, you can find it on Ravelry!

As ever, if you have any thoughts, ideas, suggestions, comments or requests for patterns, workshops or products, please drop us a line ...

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Spring has sprung!

Spring Opening Hours
Tuesday - Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm
Sunday 10am - 2pm
Webshop open 24/7!!

The weather is warming up, and it's time to switch to our Spring opening hours.

We only planned to open on Sundays during the Winter, but we've met so many lovely new people who just can't get to Bowral during the week that we've decided to carry on. We'll close at 2pm, which gives you plenty of time to shop, and then retire to a cafe for the afternoon!

Saturday Social Knitting
If you'd like to come and knit in good company and air-conditioned comfort this Spring, why not join our new Saturday Social Knitting Group? There's no need to register or book, just turn up on a Saturday from 11am with your knitting, and $5 for tea, coffee and biccies!

If you have any thoughts, question or suggestions you'd like to share, please drop us a line.