MILFORD - Everyone's place
Lots new at Crafty Knitwits
A busy start for the year at Crafty Knitwits has kept Kerry and I on our toes; customers knitting up a storm while taking in the tennis and cricket and so many summer sewing projects on the go!
We have taken delivery of some gorgeous fabrics including William Morris’s ‘The Morris Apprentice’. Well worth a visit to ensure you get to see this range, which will not last very long.
Talking of deliveries, our indent ranges of yarn are just starting to arrive. There are boxes of scrumptious yarn arriving daily. To mention a few: Touch Yarns have done it again producing a lovely Angora/Silk mix of yarns in 6 amazing shades. This yarn knits up as an 8ply (double knit) but because it is so light has 230 meters in one 50 gram ball. We have some samples knitted up so that you can see the end result and a free baby rug pattern when you buy this yarn. Touch Yarns have also produced some beautiful new Possum and Merino shades. Touch Yarns are based in Alexandra, successfully producing for the New Zealand market and exporting overseas. We stock their full range.
And from the other side of the world, from Peru, we have also taken delivery of a new range of 4 ply Indeceita 100% pure alpaca. You may have knitted with the 8 ply, well you need to treat yourself to knitting the 4 ply. Believe me you want to take your time knitting with this yarn, it is a knitters dream experience and the shade choices are wonderful.
Another new addition to our range is Wendy Merino 4 ply from the UK - so very soft and the shade range again is gorgeous and the price makes this lovely yarn affordable.
Our Italian range of yarns will start to arrive shortly so keep popping in to keep up to date. Our knitters are all working hard on the new range of samples to show some great examples of how the yarns knit up.
A lot of you are aware that we are working on a new project, extending our services and also the space at Crafty Knitwits. We have nearly finished phase one on the Milford Road entrance, have taken over the space next door on Kitchener Road and are now working on enlarging the wool store side of the store. Just a thank you from us to our customers and our knitting and crochet groups for supporting us as we go through this transition. It is a bit inconvenient at times, but you will see it will be worthwhile in the end. Keep your eye on us - we have lots of surprises coming up! And, oh, we had a nice wine accompanied by a cheese platter at Thirsty Frog on Saturday. Yum that was nice! I’m going to have to watch my figure with the new Gelato bar opening as well. What a magic little corner we have here in Milford!