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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.

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

World book night

We opened up the shop this morning to discover two books on the doorstep.
They are a gift from Lisa Webb who is one of 20,000 volunteers involved in World Book Night (23rd April 2013) which celebrates books and spreads the joy and love of reading. 
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes was winner of Richard and Judy's book club Spring 2012. Thank you so much, Lisa,  For more info visit www.worldbooknight.org

Monday, 22 April 2013

Knit and wine

Come and unwind @ Jolie
Tuesday 23rd April, 7.30 - 10pm

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Work in progress

I figure if I do a bit of show and tell it might spur me on to finish some of the various projects I have on the go. I keep getting distracted by quick and easy crochet doilies and dishcloths. Above is soon to be a cardi.... knitted in Rowan All Seasons Chunky. I am actually really enjoying knitting this, just getting the anxiety pangs about the dreaded sewing up!

This is going to take me a lot longer and will eventually be a quilt. Need to keep at it though - my last and only other quilt took 17 years to finish, so actually I'm doing really well......it's only been about 6 months so far.

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

The cat's whiskers

How smart can a cat get? Figaro is wearing a crochet ruff, made by Dany's mum, Annie. Actually it's a collar to wear with a jumper, but fits him a treat. He does look smart and was happy to pose for the photograph.

The lacy crochet collar is from Debbie Bliss's book, Simply Crochet and is made using Rialto lace.

Oh, for a doilie

As promised, doilies made by Linda and Dany, from the lovely pattern in Nicki Trench's new book, Crochet Living. We used Rowan cotton glace, which gives good stitch definition and is nice and durable. We went a little 'off piste' with the colours, sort of boho meets gypsy caravan.  Planning a whole set of mix and match place mats now.

Friday, 5 April 2013

Crochet living

Another new book! Such a pretty book by Nicki Trench, for Debbie Bliss at Designer Yarns

The patterns are lovely and the styling simply gorgeous. 
I have made four of the doilies on the cover already! Pics to follow......

Etsy shop

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Pom poms galore

Paper pom pom decorations for Easter, as seen in Selina's Pretty Pastel Style book and this month's Country Living magazine. Adding a little bit of cheer and colour til the spring flowers properly arrive. These were £3 for three in Sainsburys.