Friday, 23 November 2018

November Favourites ....

Favourite things this month...

Yarn winding for a new project
(it's lucky that I do enjoy this as I spend many hours doing it!)

Favourite little Putford Scissors
(I finally found them in black!)

A lovely new self - patterning Sock Yarn by West Yorkshire Spinners
'Fairy Lights'

...used to make this little bear jacket yesterday afternoon...
(love when it's time for the fairy lights in the workroom)

✨πŸ’š ❤️ πŸ’š✨

My most favourite magazines...
I always look forward to these arrivals
(although I have lots of favourites πŸ™ƒ)

This was my progress last week on my 
'Treysta Sweater'
...just a ribbed cuff to complete now and I'm really looking
forward to seeing this blocked
(pattern by Jennifer Steingass and you can find all the pattern details here)  
Amazingly quick to knit using Γstex LΓ©ttlopi of which I'm now a definite fan x
(and it's going with me on our Christmas trip along with my shawl and mittens
which also still need to be blocked...I think a whole 'blocking week' is needed! πŸŽ„)

Most favourite cook 
(along with Nigel of course)

An afternoon with lovely Nigella and the best company


...joining in with Etsy Cyber Sale Week..
If you would like to knit a festive 'Sock Yarn Bear Jacket'
like the one shown above or a little 'Tearoom Bear' as below..

There's 20% discount on both patterns on
ETSY and Ravelry
23rd - 26th November 2018
(ends midnight GMT - no code required)

('Tearoom Bears' are available working both 'in the round' or 'back and forth'
All details are in individual listings along with languages available)


Thank you everyone
 who has taken the time to leave lovely comments and 
reviews about the new patterns which is very much appreciated
(and it's been lovely to catch up with everybody too x)


A very busy 2 weeks has been fact I would say the busiest ever...
...and I decided a rest would be following...
but already... there's a new head on my table!

Back soon

✨ πŸ’š ❤️ πŸ’š ✨

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Sunday, 4 November 2018

2 New Knitting Patterns!

 Some news about 2 new knitting patterns today

Both are now live on Etsy and Ravelry including the following...

a larger pattern to make a

'Tearoom Girl Cat'

(several Cats are included in the pattern for ideas)

along with an easy to knit 

'Cat Pinafore'

The pattern is very detailed for those who need it 
with step by step instructions, lots of photographs, tips 
and useful links

(the listings also include links for other suitable clothing patterns to fit the cats 
along with the new dress pattern)
...and a second smaller pattern to make a

'Top - Down Tearoom Dress'

which will fit the Girl Cat and several other Tearoom animal and doll patterns
(links are included in the listing for suitable patterns to use with the dress)

As well as the main yarns used in the dress pattern
this is a fun project to use up lovely left overs from your stash


There's a 20% introductory offer applied to both new patterns until

11th November 2018 

midnight GMT
(no code required)


The new patterns are available on 

 (store link)


(store link)

...for individual Ravelry pattern links see below...

 Tearoom Girl Cat here       
Top-Down Tearoom Dress here

(also on LoveKnitting and here on the Tearoom blog tomorrow!)

Update: Both new patterns can now be purchased here on the blog in the 


(click to visit)


To anyone who purchases, 
I hope you enjoy the patterns which also have new layouts

Designing, knitting, photographing and pattern writing 
means I've got to know these little kittens very well over recent weeks
and it's lovely to finally be able to introduce then to you! x


Happy Knitting

Back soon

🌱 πŸ’— 🌱

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Friday, 14 September 2018

The small things.....

Gorgeous treats arriving in the post purchased from The Wool Barn
and a tiny dress using some favourite yarn left overs
(so fortunate that I only need around 20g as I have a whole basket full to turn into a new wardrobe!)

Love these little stitch markers with fine flexible loops
purchased from RosyRetro on Etsy...perfect for small projects

Beautiful yarn purchased from Hedgerow Yarns for the
(raising funds for Marie Curie UK)
...which amongst other things has created this little dress...
(I love the pretty mix of colours here)
...more to come about the stripy dresses...

...and how lovely are these?....only £1 a bunch from the town florist
(I think blue flowers of any kind have to be my favourite)

...busy with my yarn and needles...
 (it's definitely the small things that make a day)
...and the weather turning a definite autumnal is inspiring me
to make lots of plans for the coming months...
As some of you will have seen who follow on Instagram...
(and thank you so much for the lovely likes and so many kind comments x)
...I have some little cats in the making... 
who will be around very soon

For anyone who intends to purchase the pattern
there will be an introductory discount when published


It's been lots of fun putting this pattern together
which is now complete and having some final checks

Butterfly and bird buttons are just the thing for a Cat Pinafore,
don't you think?

Happy Creating

Back soon

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P.S Anyone jam making?  x

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Friday, 6 July 2018

(Almost) too hot to knit ..

Only a little knitting progress here over the last few days due to some really hot weather 
(although, thankfully it does seem that it may finally be subsiding next week ... 
meaning knitting productivity can then resume in full flow again ... fingers crossed ;-)

While waiting for temperatures to drop a little it's been a good opportunity to 
begin some major tidying and reorganisation of my work space ...

... and this time I'm determined to keep it this way ... although more shelves may be needed 
if only for an ever growing collection of 'The Knitter' magazine ... so many ... 
but I like to browse through them in quiet moments and so they are all staying with me...

He seems happy in his new place ...

Tiny buttons and sewing needles are now in mini cases and jars ...

Vintage beehive wool holders have a new home too
... and all the drawers are slowly being reorganised ...

... Baking with Ashley ...
(a really lovely carrot cake recipe which we often make from 'The Primrose Bakery Book')
... highly recommended by everyone here ...
Choosing paint for our living room ... never an easy decision, is it?

... Candle making ...

Herbs suddenly springing to life on our kitchen window sill
... and they've grown so much more than this in the last few days...
a happy surprise after quietly sleeping for so long!


... writing and photographing the new pattern ...
it's well on the way now 

If you live in our corner
 I hope you're managing to keep cool in such very hot weather 
It definitely slows down my knitting progress
(and I must admit to being a bit of an autumnal soul myself ;-) )

... spending lots of time in my favourite place by 
beautiful Lake Windermere...

Time to go

x Back soon x


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