Crocheting Group

I would just like to wish the new crocheting group in Enniskillen the very best of luck with this new venture.

They met for the first time last night and I went along to get them started.  They are all new to the art of crochet so it was quite challenging for all concerned as it was a BIG group. But we got there in the end with a few laughs and a few big sighs!! Everyone went home with at least one row of crochet completed and all the knowledge needed to complete a simple treble scarf.

So A big WELL DONE to you all and you can give yourselves a pat on the back!!

Next week we are going to master the art of a granny square.  These can be tricky to get started but they are the base of many patterns and a lovely and simple thing to learn.  You can use up all your odds and ends on these squares and then join all up and make a blanket, bag, waistcoat, scarf or anything at all. All you need is a big of imagination.  We made bags last year from a slight variation of this square and they are lovely.  Great for keeping your knitting in or taking to the beach on those far of summer holidays!!

Autumn Leaves are turning.

New Winter Yarn

New Lace Weight Yarn

Hello my fellow Knitters

Well Autumn is now with us and it is time to get out the needles, light a fire and settle down for plenty of creating over the winter months.  The summer holidays are a distant memory and we will soon be thinking of christmas and all the trimmings.  Hard to believe I know, but it is true!  If you start now you could have plenty of presents knit or crocheted in plenty of time.  Hats, Cowls, Scarves, Gloves, mug warmers, hot water bottle covers……the list is endless.  If its for your husband, best friend, mum or granny there are lots of ideas and fabulous new yarns for the winter season.

Chunky and Super Chunky are this years fashion.  With lots of big sloppy jumpers to wrap up in.   Easy and quick to knit for even the beginner knitter.

Also at the opposite end of the scale is the lace weight yarns.  Very popular this year for shawls, gloves etc.  Beautiful fine yarn that can be knit on big needles making it quick and easy to do.  It is 70% Mohair, 30% Nylon and is £4.95 per ball.  The great thing about it is that to do the shawl (bottom right on the picture) it takes only 3 balls and is knit on 8mm needles.  So for pattern, yarn and needles it is only £21.00.  Comes in 6 beautiful colours and if you could bear to part with it then it  would make a lovely gift for someone special.   Small projects also available if you prefer.  Happy Days!!

No new scarf wools yet this year though.  Only more of the same as last year, which is fine except they are not available for another 6 weeks or so.  Sorry about that but unfortunately it is out of my hands.  I do however, have lots of other lovely alternatives for you to try out in the meantime.


Knitted Bike

Whilst on holiday this summer in Munich, Germany I passed a wool shop.  Well technically I didn’t pass a wool shop as that is impossible!!  I went into the wool shop of course and it made me realise just what a great shop I have here at Grandma’s Attic.  Full of bargains and a fabulous selection of different yarns.  While this Munich shop was a lovely shop, it was a look and don’t touch kind of place and if you actually wanted to buy anything then you would have to take out a mortgage!!

What I did really love about this shop was this bike that was parked outside.  It really was an eye catcher and a great bit of fun.  All the knitting groups around the country could follow this example and cover some local sights with knitting or crochet.  It would brighten up an otherwise dull object!!  Better get permission first though!!

Let me know if you have already done something like this and send photos to share!

Knitted Bike

Knitted Bike