Amigurumi Friends by Cilla Webb

Check out this lovely new book, Amigurumi Friends by Cilla Webb;

She has used Wendy Merino DK for all the design projects which include Mast Geoffrey Giraffe, Miss Felicia Fox, Miss Penelope Puss and many more.  They have their own special little outfits and would make great companions for those special little people in your life.  Miss Shirley Sheep is a very keen and eager pupil in her very smart school uniform - great gift idea for someone starting school.

Cilla can also be found on Ravelry.

Well done Cilla we love it.


Machine Knitters

Calling all Machine knitters  - take a look on the Scottish Machine Knitters website regarding a fabulous show to be held this coming Saturday, 17th May;

Dave Hampson "the Wool Man" will be at the show and would love to see you there - so please pop along and say hello.  Lots of lovely yarn to buy.

The Show this year is to be held at Rothes Halls in Glenrothes, on Saturday 17 May 2014 between 10am - 4pm. The Halls are a Conference and Entertainment centre with a library and café situated at the western end of The Kingdom Shopping Centre beside the Marchmont Gate and Rothes Square.  For people relying on a Sat Nav for travel directions please note the post code of the Centre is KY7 5NX.  Tickets will cost £5 at the door.

The Show will take place in the large hall on the ground floor where you will find all the  stalls. Most of the stallholders who came last year will be there and a few new ones. The Hands-on area will contain a SMK stall with a display, demonstrations and help with Machine Knitting.  Loving Hands will be demonstrating Hand Knitting and Crochet. 

The Fashion Event named "Fashion in Detail" organised by Carolyn Lambert and also various Talks will be upstairs: there are lifts to take you upstairs.  There will be no additional charge for entry to these events.

Two competitions have been arranged for the show this year.  The first will be a "Novelty Hat" Competition, these hats will be displayed on the stand during the day.  The second competition called "All my own Work" is for the best garment worn to the show.  These competitions will be open to anyone attending the show and there will be no charge for entry, so please have a go - you could win! Your entry must be mostly knitted, but can include other crafts and should be of an original design.  Entries will be recorded at the Hands-on area by Mrs Jill Lothian until 11-30am prompt on 17 May, together with written details of the construction, any arriving late will not be included in the judging.  Jill will provide you with an entry form.  The winners will be announced during the Show and prizes awarded.

The Halls management have agreed to set up a stall selling snacks inside the hall which should make it easier for everyone to buy refreshments. There is a café just beside Reception in the Rothes Halls which serves hot food until 2pm and others in the shopping complex and also bakers selling rolls etc. (No-one is allowed to eat their own food within the Rothes Halls.)  There are several Banks in the shopping complex where you will find cash machines.

For further information please visit
You can also visit The Guild of Machine Knitters.

Wendy Cotton Collection Book 359

The latest Wendy Cotton Collection Book 359 is a super addition to the Wendy Supreme Cotton design support and incorporates Supreme 4ply, DK and Chunky.

From DK short sleeve tunic, 4ply crochet top to chunky crop jacket there are 14 designs to choose from and with our fabulous shade range across the collection you will be spoiled for choice.

Take a look on our website with the following links;

Wendy Supreme Cotton DK
Wendy Supreme Cotton Sparkle DK
Wendy Supreme Cotton Chunky 
Wendy Supreme Cotton 4ply

Happy summer knitting