Sitting here outside Crafty Knitwits in the middle of May and it really is such mild weather. I must admit to having just scoffed a very yummy lemon curd eclair to kick start my writing creativity. Well that is my excuse!
I have just finished knitting a lovely little jumper for my grandson. Knitted in the Arapawa yarn that we featured in Channel in April. A really lovely yarn to knit and the finished jumper felt like velvet.
Great Patterns and lighter Yarns
Auckland weather is so unpredictable, it is always good to have a light cardigan, jumper or poncho in your bag ready to put on when the weather suddenly turns cooler. We have some great patterns and lighter yarns in our range, such as Wendy Air, Superior (Cashmere and silk), Nirvana and Baby Kid Extra. All worth exploring what project you would like to do in these yarns.
Sharing a milestone!
And yes five years on for Channel Mag and for Crafty Knitwits. We have always enjoyed working with Aidan and the Benefitz team through Channel and we know our customers look forward to reading our articles, because you tell us that you do. I think Channel Magazine is a really good way for the Shore communities to keep in touch with good news and for visitors as a guide to what is going on and where.
For Crafty Knitwits It has been five years of ups and downs but here we are looking quite different from when we first started, and starting to realise our vision for the business. A cosy retreat to enjoy colour, creativity, good food and great company and yes even blokes like visiting us now – for the scones and sausage rolls that is!
We have some excellent Crafty little groups/classes that you can join in at any time. One of particular note is Stitching with Shelly. There are several projects that you can choose from to do including Shelly's latest creation, the owl cushion. Classes are on a Thursday evening fro 6.30pm to 8pm. Do pop into the store to view the things that you can make.
Well I had better get back to work, we have just had a hugely busy weekend with Mothers Day and there is a lot to catch up on. Might just sneak in an grab an Irish Breakfast Tea first though.
Crafty Knitwits Limited: 101 Kitchener Road, Milford. Phone 486-2724
By Linda Geor
Channel Magazine: Issuu 55 June 2015