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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.

Friday, 27 January 2012

Queen of Intarsia

Linda has been a busy bee knitting the most beautiful fairisle jumper from Rowan magazine no 50, in Rowan Felted Tweed.
We have been watching the 'inarsia' progress. She went a little off piste (of course) and changed the colours, putting in a beautiful yellow rose.
Nearly there.....
Ta dah! Truly a work of art.

And a close up of the rose tattoo for full appreciation.

A little bit of Sandra in the sun!

The sun came out for Sandra's birthday on Thursday. Friends, chocolate cake, Muscari bulbs and a pearl charm bracelet. What could be sweeter on a cold day in January?

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Anne the winners are....

Anne, for knitting her first ever garment.

And Anna, for finishing her stunning first ever fairisle cardi. Applause please!

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Sew pretty

To compliment our handmade knitting bags, Karen our seamstress, has made some pretty embroidered needle cases with felt 'pages' and vintage buttons to close. £13.95

Sueper duper

Sue's birthday fell just after Christmas, but surprise surprise that fabulous lantern she had been coveting, miraculously reappeared in the New Year.....and some pretty Greengate goodies too.
Little Olivia also came along, wearing her gorgeous hat and cardi knitted by grandma Sandra.

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

To all our friends

Wishing you all a happy and healthy 2012. Love Dany and Linda xx

Chez Susan

Jolie has been closed for the week between Christmas and New Year. Susan kindly invited the Thursday group over for a Knit and Chat at her home and we had a delightfully relaxing afternoon.
Everyone contributed delicious goodies to eat and wow, what a feast we had.

Happy holiday

Dany and family had a day at the beach just after Christmas. We felt we needed some fresh air and exercise to walk off the pudding - and cake and mince pies and trifle and yule log and Quality Street.
Our nearest beach is Mersea Island. It was well worth it - the sun came out. Really it did.
Billie was in heaven and not at all tired of turkey sandwiches.

Caught the last rays on Monkey Beach.
We all came home renergised and looking forward to New Year.

Hipstamatic Xmas

Phil was taking pics on Xmas day - using the Hipstamatic app on his iphone - hence groovy retro pics.
My sister Venice personalised the wrapping on all her gifts. My mum had lovely pyjamas.
I had a pretty cardi on matching hand knitted coathanger.
My dad's wrapping! Guess what my mum got? Actually it was a really lovely bag.

Christmas eve

We had gifts and drinks at Jolie on Christmas Eve morning. Carolyn, Mary, Jo, Brenda and Linda enjoyed a Linda concoction of Prosecco with pomegranate and cranberry juice - delicious and now named Jolie juice.