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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Monday, 19 March 2018

A new pattern....

A quick post to let everyone know that the new pattern

'Sock Yarn Pinafore and Cardigans'

is now available on


(or available here on the Tearoom Blog too for those who prefer
to purchase in the Tearoom Shop x)

(cosy knitting)

A little supplement is also attached to the download to knit the
Tearoom Bear Scarf

(the listing contains 2 PDFs to download and save)

~ ~

To celebrate the launch of the new pattern 
there's a 20% discount

19th - 31st March 2018 (GMT)

  (applied automatically on Etsy, Ravelry and in the blog shop)

I've been a busy knitting bee so there are plenty of ideas for pinafores and cardigans
(perfect for all those really lovely sock yarn oddments that are just too good to throw away
...knit yourself a complete mini wardrobe!)

Hopefully we're going to be seeing lots of cosy bears and dolls
...definitely needed here at the moment with all our snow....

More details about the new pattern are included in individual listings
(and don't hesitate to contact me at anytime should there be any questions)

Happy Knitting 

to anyone who purchases the pattern

Hope you have a lovely weekend

x  Back soon  x


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Monday, 5 March 2018

Cosy knitting...

Happily embracing and appreciating these last slow days of winter.
I may not always enjoy the bitter cold or the poor northern light but then 
all is forgiven with the glow from a candle 

I finding that slowing down often results in more progress being made
(happily!) and a more satisfying outcome along the way x

(yes...we're all keeping cosy here!)

...and for those who have asked about the little pinafores and cardigans
I'm hoping to publish the pattern towards the end of next week and
I'm going to add the mini scarf project too as a supplement as it's great fun
and I know some of you would like to knit one. 
It's perfect to pop in your pocket on tiny needles if you 
like to keep your hands busy when out and about (like me :-) )

I'm only hoping the weather warms up a little before our trip 
at the fingers crossed

x Keep Cosy x

Happy New Week


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Saturday, 20 January 2018

Hello New Year.....


Have you had a good start to the New Year? 

Before we know it we're already heading towards the end of January..can you believe it?

It's been extremely cold and wintry in our corner and I've mostly been keeping busy 
with my knitting needles, crochet hooks and lovely yarns.

As I went on my recent trip without taking anything to keep my hands warm (it snowed!) 
it gave me the idea to make quite a few pairs of mittens through the year in quiet time. 
I'm enjoying knitting M蘋lt at the moment by Ysolda and well on with 
the second mitten now. The pattern is beautiful and the yarn, which I haven't used before, 
is really lovely to work with too (purchased as a kit on Ysolda's website) 

I'm using my Knitpro Zing dpns which I initially purchased some time ago
and really appreciating the colour coded needles which make life easier in 
so many ways... just perfectly practical x

A  few more pinafores and cardigans are being knitted so that there will be
 lots of ideas for everyone when I release the pattern 
(and for those who have asked, the pattern will be available very soon!)

(the Little White Rabbit from my craftroom Xmas tree)

I've decided one of my resolutions is to work only on personal projects at the weekend and
concentrate on work projects on week days and so as well as mittens, I've also started a new 
crochet project which I can show you next time...variety is the spice of life, right?

..and just one last thing before I go..

ETSY, Ravelry and the Tearoom Blog Shop 
20% discount 
will be available this weekend on the following 
PDF Knitting Patterns...
‘Tearoom Bears’ (flat and seamed)
‘Tearoom Boy Bear’ (in the round)
‘Tearoom Girl Bear’ (in the round)
‘Sock Yarn Bear Jacket’
follow this link
(and discount will be applied automatically
otherwise use the code BEARS)

20% discount will also be applied automatically
in the Blog Shop and on Ravelry.

(running 20th - 21st January 2018 inclusive GMT time 
- all specific pattern details included in individual listings) 

 Wishing you all good things in 2018

Happy Making

Back soon 

x ❤️ x

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