16 December 2009

New stock

It's perhaps really quite sad, but I'm really excited about getting more new stock in. Yesterday I got a big box through the post, and rather than Christmas gifts, it had some new goodies for NZ wools There were some brand new bamboo circular needle sets, 16 needle sizes in each one, and some brand new bamboo crochet hooks. I bought some of these for myself to try a while ago, and it's all I'm using now, so I hope that other people will like them as much.

I also ordered some little craft shears (I think that's probably a better way to describe them than scissors) great for snipping off the ends of threads. They come in a choice of colours too, red, green and blue.

12 December 2009

New Pattern

I wrote up the pattern for the newborn baby wrap cardigan last night, and posted it. You can access it by going to http://www.nzwools.co.uk and clicking on the free patterns link in the top right corner.
I love the way the cardigan came out, although I did have to block it just to make the pattern really show, it tends to curl up around the holes otherwise.
The Elan Forever Green is a lovely yarn too, really soft. I'm working on a hat and scratch mitt for a friend due in January at the moment, but I can't wait to make something for my Little babe, just wish I could decide what to make though!

09 December 2009

Busy busy busy

Well, the website has been up and running for a while now, and I'm quite pleased with it. I do need a bit more stock though, so I'm busy placing new orders for some things that should be available towards the end of the month/New Year.
I've got some lovely new organic merino baby wool on the way, and I've ordered some bamboo knitting needles and crochet hooks, so I'm going to be extending the range by quite a bit.
I've also been working on a couple of new free patterns to offer, just got to do a bit of double checking on this one, but hopefully the pattern for this lovely new wrap cardigan will be available in the next few weeks or so.
I'm really pleased with the way that this one has come out, and I think that I may have to make one for my little babe, better get cracking, because although he/she isn't due to put in an appearance until April, I've got a lot of other things that I want to try and make before then too.
I'm also hoping to make a few of my crochet shoes and knit some pairs of organic baby socks to sell on www.nzwools.co.uk too. I'm going to be busy for a while yet, I can see!

05 December 2009

First Entry...

Well I've been meaning to do this for ages, set up a blog to write all about my site and what's happening with it. And just to get some of my thoughts out of my head and onto the screen. I can't really say a lot at the moment, I have a wiggling 14 month old on my lap, and I suspect that he's about to contribute to this at any moment, whether I like it or not. So, this will have to be it for now, I'll be back later to add more..........