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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.

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

The more it snows, (Tiddley pom),

The more it goes (Tiddley pom),
The more it goes (Tiddley pom),
On snowing!

And the more inconvenient, but it is oh, so pretty. Everywhere looks like a Christmas card.
I put my crochet snowflake in the window with the sparkly polar bear Linda brought back from New York about 5 years ago. He still makes me smile when he emerges from the Christmas box.
Stuck indoors, I made snowflake mince pies with Nigella's recipe in How to be a Domestic Goddess. She uses freshly squeezed orange juice instead of water to bind the pastry. Wow! A very nice touch - they lasted all of 5 minutes.....better get the cutters out again.

Friday, 17 December 2010

From the snow fairy

Thanks to Hellie for the lovely Christmas gifts, sent down from snowy Scotland. We love the crochet snowflake gift tags too.

Oh, oh Diane

The first of the December birthdays at Jolie. Diane was delighted with her leather Fibi bag at Thursday's Knit and Chat this week. There were presents for all from Secret Santa, but Susan's was the best - a little granddaughter called Poppy.

Saturday, 11 December 2010

Thinking of you

This is Hellie's back door in Fintry, Scotland. Poor Hellie and Robbie can't get out and now there's only Whisky to drink, as the water pipes are frozen.

Squares of the unexpected

Susan never does anything random, but hey, she has succeeded this time and loves her new throw, crocheted in Rowan's Felted Tweed. She will never been 'thrown' again.

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Dear, deer

New in, a beautiful pair of 'Narnia' white reindeer to grace the Christmas table, (24.95). Bring on the Babycham!

Fantastic fair isle

The trend for fairisle continues. This lovely box of Rowan's Felted Tweed is winging it's way to the latest Jolie outknitter recruit, Jeannette (Bery'ls sister).
Jeannette is a fabulous knitter who won't actually take on anything too simple.....aaah! She has agreed to knit this beautiful top (Anastaysia, Rowan mag 48) for Joan, who recently had a hand operation. Can't wait to see this one finished.

Friday, 3 December 2010

A Jolie tree

For those who can't visit the shop - Linda has decorated the tree with balls of jewel coloured Rowan Silk Twist and bell shaped knitting needle gauges.

Christmas tree garland

We have devised a little Jolie Christmas crochet kit. Inspired by Carolyn's fabulous crochet trees at last week's knit and wine, we managed to write a pattern for a Christmas tree. The kit is made up in a preserving jar with pattern, yarn (Rowan's cotton glace), beads to decorate and ribbon to make your own pretty garland. £12.95
We had a few hiccoughs with the pattern, (sorry to those who experienced hexagons, rather than triangles!) but all is well now and in fact they are very easy to do - we reckon about 20 mins per tree. Linda and I are madly crocheting little trees for garlands, hanging decorations, gift tags on presents and also Christmas coasters (in dk).
....bit dark last night, but I put mine over the fireplace..........very pleasing. Thanks Carolyn for sharing this with us.