Still unpacking from the weekend’s fabulous Edinburgh Yarn Festival, the Marchmont shop will be closed between Wednesday 25th and Monday, 30th March, re-opening on Tuesday 31st March, as I will be working on the Lotus Yarns’ stand at H+H Cologne, a major annual trade show in Germany.
I will be opened on Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th March from 10.30 – 5.00. Online orders will be fulfilled on my return on Tuesday.
If you missed Karie Westermann’s class at the Edinburgh Yarn Festival, she will be doing a one-day Two Handed Stranded Colourwork workshop at the shop on Saturday, 18th April 2015.
Are you suffering from “the second sock syndrome”? Why not try knitting socks two at a time and from the toe-up, Becky Mead will be running a 2 x 2 hour class on the technique, which is scheduled for Sundays 19th April and 26 April from 2.30 – 4.30pm.
This is suitable for experienced knitters who are familiar with the magic loop technique with long circulars.
More information and booking info on classes can be found on www.bookwhen.com/beinspiredfibres.
For a new yarn shop, there are just so many exciting brands and possibilities to choose from. In recent weeks, we have seen the arrival of Schoppel Wolle’s range of colourful Zauberballs, which have been a great hit with locals in the Marchmont area.
Zauberballs come in lace, sock and DK weights, a selection of each are currently available in the shop.
The Crazy Zauberballs are proving to be the most popular and as they are machine washable, they are not only great for socks but also for children’s clothing.
I couldn’t wait to knit up a ball and made a simple beanie to showcase the gentle and wonderful colour changes, there was enough yarn left over to make a pair of mittens.
Jawoll Sock Yarns
Sock yarns are ever so popular and Jawoll Sock Yarns by the Swiss yarn company Lang include a reel of nylon to strengthen the toe and heel. The solid colours provide a contrast but also complement self striping and variegated socks well. I will be adding more colours to this range in future, so watch this space!
The Little Prince is German sock yarn manufacturer Opal’s latest theme. These self striping variegated yarns are also great for children’s clothing and toys, not to mention mittens and hats.