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Jolie is a knitting and homeware shop run by Linda Williams and Daniella Taylor. If you are interested in anything you see on this blog or would like to learn to knit or crochet please call us at the shop on 01438 861 717. We are open between 10am and 4pm Mon - Sat. To view our website, click on http link below.

Monday, 29 November 2010

Let it snow

By Jove! I think she's got it. Yes, she is knitting... and she can't stop! Karen is usually a crochet queen, but decided to have a go at this great jacket on the cover of Debbie Bliss's new book Snow Queen. She must have known it was going to snow.
Knitted in softest Como, it is just perfect for this weather. We expect to see Karen wearing hers very, very soon - in the snow and with a fur trappers hat on to complete the look.

Monday, 22 November 2010

Deck the halls,

trees, wreaths, presents and whatever else you can think of with; Eiffel tower baubles (£4.95),
skating boot baubles (£3.95)
and little sparkly clip-on bluebirds (£2.95).
We also have lighthouses (yes!), cockle shells, beautiful gift wrap and ribbons too.

Sunday, 21 November 2010


If you live in this area and havn't already done so, check out The Bebo Deli Cafe in Welwyn Garden City, 11, Stonehills, WGC, AL8 6NA (opposite John Lewis!).
I was in Welwyn on Friday and sought out Bebo's on Karen W's recommendation. We had fabulous huge cappuccinos, but there is a vast deli counter and an extensive breakfast menu too. It has a real New York vibe - am I selling this too much? It is WGC after all....
Bebo's plan to open late Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings after 26th November with some live jazz on offer too. I will be back.

Monday, 15 November 2010

Knit and wine

Tuesday 23rd November, 7.30 - 10pm. What could be better; good company, a glass of wine and a spot of knitting.
This great take on the 1939 wartime poster was created by Derya Davenport and is available to download from her blog www.laylock.org/blog/2009/12/keep-calm-and-cast-on

Cop a load of this

Karen fell in love with the fairisle jumper on the front of the Debbie Bliss magazine autumn/winter 2010 and just had to knit it for her daughter Mouse. It is absolutely terrific and we are all inspired - the thing is this is the first fairisle she has ever done...........she hasn't put it down since she started except to make delicious cappuccino cupcakes for Knit and Chat.

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Jolie shopping

We kicked off the festive season with our shopping evening last Monday. It was a wet and windy night but we had lots of Christmas cheer and a good turnout of hardy shoppers. The hit of the evening had to be the jewelled hairband modelled particularly well by Linda, who wore it at the front in the style of ' House of Elliott'. They all sold out!
We had florentines, stollen, mince pies and chocolates not to mention Lisa's delicious home made brownies. The sparkling spiced apple wine went down well too ..... oops, and it's still only November.

Bayford craft fair

Winter Craft Fair this Saturday 20th November, 10am -3pm at the Bayford Memorial Hall, Ashendene Road, Bayford SG13 8PX.
Lots of home made gifts and goodies including lunches, teas, coffee and cakes with all proceeds going to local charities.

Dennis is safe and well

- caught in the act in Sally's bag of loveliness.

Monday, 1 November 2010

Christmas is coming

Date for your diary.
Christmas Shopping Evening @ Jolie, 8th November 6-10pm.
Please join us for first pick of this year's Christmas goodies and some festive cheer.

Beat that!

Linda is slowly but surely making some little embroidered squares in Baby Alpaca. She made the mistake of sending a pic of her efforts to Hellie up in Scotland.
Whoah! Hellie.......is stuck in a remote farmhouse up in Stirlingshire. She is producing for a Christmas Bazaar in Appleton Roebuck, Yorks in a couple of weeks time. Oh heck, looks like she can fill the hall single handedly! Don't know about Where's Wally?, Where's Robbie? Buried underneath that lot?
We are of course really very impressed. It all looks lovely. Great Scottie dogs!