Do you ever get to meet up with friends to stitch, craft or knit? Hazel Green is a fabulous space here in my home town and once a month there is a subscriber’s night. Girls gather with their current knitting projects mostly and share ideas, life and words of wisdom over a glass of wine or cup of tea. We are all there because we enjoy the company, the adult company and we are willing to learn. There are some very accomplished knitters and artisans, but there are also a few that are beginners and are learning under the encouraging eye of Jackie. I made mistakes last night – what was to be a baby’s jumper front, ended up being a super long skinny sleeve. I had not been concentrating and too much laughter had distracted me from doing the right thing. It will become a WIP or a UFO, I am not sure really. So instead I picked up my pride and found new wool and a great Jo Sharp pattern. What do you think?
I have been meaning to write about my friend Jackie for a long time now. It seems appropriate as we approach the mad Christmas season (yes…it is not too early to write that gift list and shop!) that I should introduce you to some absolute loveliness here at home. Jackie is one smart, creative, intelligent woman. Not only is she a busy mum of three children but she is single handedly starting a crafting revolution in her home town. Hazel Green is a divine store full of handmade treasures and beautiful yarn. Whilst all her products are in her online shop, it is the one to one encounter with Jackie that makes every visit special. She has amazing knowledge of her products and she will encourage even the most reluctant knitting shy person to take up some Lantern Moon Needles and a ball of Alpaca wool.
If you love wool and Liberty and linen and Florence Broadhurst…..look no further.
I will let you explore her blog and online shop at your leisure and perhaps I will see you at Hazel Green soon….