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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, 24 August 2011

What a day! We had two Knit and Chats last Thursday. We celebrated Beryl's birthday in the morning and had a special Jolie cream tea in the afternoon (Donna was there for both, how did she manage that?). Beryl had some great cards and beautiful turquoise charm bracelet with a pretty peridot charm - Beryl's birth stone.
And Erika Knight came too! Erika joined us to show us her new venture or rather adventure.
Erika is launching a new yarn collection - all pure British wool and expertly spun in Laxton's mill in Yorkshire. We had a preview of colours and textures and patterns too.
Jane fell in love with the 'fur' - infact, I think she wanted to take this little friend home with her. Watch this space for more news on Erika's yarns @ Jolie.

Feeling fruity

What to do with a few raspberries and a couple of eggs? Individual raspberry souffles from Nigel Slater's wonderful little book Real Fast Puddings. Ready in 12 minutes, fat free and delicious!
There were rather more calories in Scarlett's Victoria sponge she made for James's birthday. It all disappeared in a flash tho.....

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

To a tea

Knit and Chat with a cream tea - every Wednesday afternoon from 2-4pm. Heaven?

Monday, 15 August 2011

Smashin' pumpkins

PC Karen brought a delicious pumpkin pie to Knit and Chat on Tuesday. What a lot from the allotment! Home made from home grown pumpkins and decorated with pretty cake stencils - now available at Jolie. Scrummy indeed!

Saturday, 13 August 2011

Scary crochet

This crochet creature is Nibbler from Futurama (apparently), and was made by Sue Ford's 23yr old son, Chris. We are very impressed with Chris's crochet skills, but unfortunately can't admit to knowing who Nibbler is......we think he's great though.

Nigella Brown

A posse from Jolie took a trip down to The Fleetville Vintage Emporium down on Hatfield Road, St Albans, where our Donna has a stall - www.thefleetvillevintageemporium.co.uk . Also recommended, the cosy alfresco Tea for Two Cafe - with excellent waitress service.
'Nigella' makes a good BLT, it has to be said.

Friday, 12 August 2011

Knit and wine

Tuesday evening, 16th August, 7.30 - 10pm.
We've been taking turns in the shop during school holidays, but Dany and Linda will both be at Knit and Wine on Tuesday evening. Do join us if you can. xxxx