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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.

Saturday, 25 January 2014

Knit and wine

Back for more in 2014
Tuesday 28th January
7.30 - 10pm
at Jolie

Yarn alert

New in from Rowan, we have decided to stock Baby Merino Silk dk. It's a lovely soft yarn, specifically developed for babies and is machine washable. We think it is equally suitable for adult garments as the colour range is quite extensive and not just the traditional pastel baby palette. It is a beautiful yarn with a slight marl giving a lovely soft texture. 

The Rowan studio booklet, Folk, pictured above has 10 fabulous patterns to knit (and x 2 to download) using Baby Merino Silk dk, all of them from 0-3 months up to 5 yrs. There is a cosy grand dad cardigan, a lovely little cape and this cute dress in 'Strawberry' - the prettiest pinky red.

I decided to have a go at some fair isle and chose the dress to knit. 


We are all clucking here at Jolie at the moment. 
Congratulations to new grandmas, Sandra and Beryl on the births of Oscar and Taryn, both born this month. And to Jennifer, whose next grand daughter is expected in February. Fingers and needles are flying.

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

My crochet doll

Linda and I read about this lovely book last year, but unfortunately it was in French. But hey presto it's been published in English.  

Written by Isabelle Kessedjian, it is just charming. 

The book includes a pattern for the basic doll and then patterns for her fabulous outfits and accessories.

 School uniform, party dress, teddy bear onesie, dressing up clothes, underwear and socks and pyjamas.


The photographs are lovely with the 'aah factor' on every page!

Monday, 6 January 2014

Happy New Year

After a lovely Christmas we have de decked the shop and are ready for the new year. 
Jolie is looking cool, fresh and pretty with winter white and accents of greens, grey and pink. All good wishes to everyone for a happy and healthy 2014 and hope to see you soon.