Woolly Wanderings

Steve took a trip to the Craft Hobby and Stitch International Show last weekend and saw some amazing knitted displays! 

This is ‘Above and Below the Waves’, an amazing project organised by Alison Murray in aid of the R.N.L.I. and over 2000 knitters contributed to the project!

Above and Below the Waves

This beautiful exhibit included an underwater tunnel, just like an aquarium re-imagined in yarn…..

Above and Below the Waves

…. full of hundreds of knitted fish…..

Above and Below the Waves

……. a whale and squid…..

Above and Below the Waves

….. and even seaweed and mermaids!

Above and Below the Waves

Other stunning displays from Alison Murray at the show were The Gingerbread House (the whole house and everything in it is knitted)…..

Gingerbread House

……. and her latest project, Giant Textile Books, which also incorporates felting, quilting and embroidery too. 

Giant Textile Books

We love the pots of knitted flowers and that cute little blue tit sitting on one of them!

Giant Textile Books

There’s a whole woodland full of flora and fauna in this section of the exhibit (we love those toadstools and squirrels nestling amongst the leaves)…..

Excel

….. and this wise old owl is keeping an eye on everything from his perch!

Owl

If you want to find out more about Alison’s projects, you can read more on her website here.

Happy Knitting!

Help us celebrate our 10th Birthday with 10% off everything!

10th-Birthday-Stash

We’re celebrating our 10th Birthday this week at Stash!

So why not help us celebrate?  Sending everyone a piece of cake might be a bit tricky, so instead we’re giving you 10% off everything on all orders until Monday 29th September, so why not treat yourself?

The discount is applied automatically at the checkout, so you don’t even need a code!

If you’re thinking of participating in the Rowan Yarns Kaffe Fassett Mystery Knit-a-long, now would be the perfect time to order your yarn!  You can find a shopping list for all the colourways here.

Happy Knitting!

New in: Crochetscene Magazine

We’ve just had our second delivery of a brand new magazine from the makers of the much loved Knitscene magazine.

If you love the fresh on trend styles in Knitscene, but fancy something similar in crochet then this is the magazine for you!  But you’d better be quick, our last delivery sold out in less than 48 hours!

Crochetscene Magazine 2014

Happy Knitting!

New magazines: Interweave Knits and Enchanted Knits

As promised, here is our sneak peek at two more of our latest influx of American magazines.  This time we’re taking a look at Interweave Knits Fall 2014 and Enchanted Knits 2014.

Enchanted Knits

First, Enchanted Knits.  A special issue from Interweave, Enchanted Knits is brought to you by the editors of the popular Jane Austen Knits magazine, which you may recall from the last couple of years.  Inspired by fairy tales, these designs certainly have a magical feel, but strike the right balance between fun and wearable.

Hunger for Rampion PulloverWe love this beautiful cabled jumper in Rowan Baby Merino Silk DK and these cosy colour work mittens in Rowan Felted Tweed DK (shades #154/Ginger and #181/Mineral), you only need one ball of each colour!

Hervors Undermittens

Interweave Knits Fall 2014 is full of cosy, practical knits for the cooler months.

Interweave Knits Fall 2014

There are cosy sweaters and cardigans, as well as accessories, such as this cowl in Rowan Felted Tweed Aran:

Erstwhile Scarf

Like what you see? Don’t delay, these magazines always sell out fast!

Happy Knitting!