Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Warm and Woolly

Yes, I know some of you are still in denial about the end of summer, but the mornings are getting colder and the evenings are getting darker.  Now is the time to stock up on all your warm woollies (because if you wait until you need them, you're going to have a few cold days wishing you bought them sooner).  As well as the usual hats, scarves and gloves, I've included a sheep knitting kit to give you something to do in the evening.  And, I know a few of you have toddlers and young children, so I couldn't resist including Mish, Moosh and Mogo from Same Smile.  You could buy them and then force adults to pretend to talk to them for a laugh - if you don't know what I'm on about, you should watch Same Smile on Cbeebies.  The bit where they make  dads talk to the toy pandas is comedy genius.  But not as funny as when they get men in suits to do the 'I am a Shape' dance on Mr Maker...  but I'm going really off topic now!  Enough random waffle, let's get on with admiring the pretty knitted stuff.

Tweed Fingerless Mittens by annerstreet
£23.31 (+ £3.19 p&p)
The Coffee Break fingerless mittens are made of wonderful classic tweed with the amazing softness of adding 15% Angora. Gorgeous and very practical.  Definitely you will find place for a pair of them.

Frankenstein's Tea Cosy by BaldysKnitsAndBits
£15.97 (+ £1.50 p&p)
Cute wee monster tea cosy in need of a loving home! Has a zip up head for easy teapot refilling.  Fits an average teapot nicely.

Lilac Winter Head Warmer by ILoveCookies3
£10 (+ £2 p&p)
Super soft and stretchy ribbed head warmer.  Keeps your ears toasty warm on those cold frost days.  Beautiful Lilac/ pale purple colour.  Knitted from a wool/acrylic mix yarn. 75% Acrylic, 25% Wool.  Measures 3 1/2 inches in width and fits all head sizes.  Has a stitched label that says 'Hand Made'.

Hand Knit Leg Warmers by knitogethersox
£18 (+ £3 p&p)
Full length from top of cuff 14 1/2 inches to 15 inches.  With cuff turned down 12 1/2 inches to 13 inches.  Width at the top of leg 9 inches.  Lower leg 7 1/2 inches.  Knitted by hand with self patterning yarn (75% wool 25% acrylic).

Hand Knitted Lilac Pompom Scarf by CliftonMills
£16.50 (+ £3 p&p)
Hand knitted Lilac Pompom Scarf.
Knitted using Rico PomPom Wool. 

Set of Three Hand Knitted Pandas by jennysteel
£19.50 (+ £2.70 p&p)
These pandas are hand knitted using orange, green or purple acrylic yarn for the coloured parts and polyester fluffy white yarn (Snowflake) for the body and head. Stuffed using fire safe polyester stuffing and the eyes are made from felt.

Zig Zag Owl Hot Water Bottle Cosy by clovaknits
£34.87 (+ £2.30 p&p)
Handmade in Scotland in super soft Scottish lambswool.  Beautifully knitted luxury hot water bottle cover available featuring the very popular zig zag owl design.  This Bottle and knitted cover is perfect for keeping your feet warm on cold days or for snuggling up with on the sofa.  1.8 litre hot water bottle made from natural rubber included.  Size: 21 x 37 cm wide

Spectacular Lace Shawl by FinesseLaceBoutique
£73.45 (+ £5.11 p&p)
Have a little colour!  Truly irresistible, inspirational and illuminating; fashionable salmon pink lace shawl; feather weight - wrap yourself in this magnificent shawl.  Superb and stylish add on to you casual outfit. Exceptional superfine cashwool makes this shawl extraordinary and one-of-a-kind.

Sheep Knitting Kit by SheapKnits
£30 (+ £5.30 p&p)
Barbara is an extremely gorgeous knitted sheep. She is knitted out of Pure Blue-faced Leicester, Organic Hebridean and Pure Shetland wool. Absolutely all of the wool and the stuffing are 100% British from Blacker Yarns whose eco credentials are enviable.  In the kit is all of the wool, stuffing, fabrics and tools that you'll need to make Barbara. She is approximately 42cm long and there are some challenging knitty things to do but the instructions are clear. 

Turquoise and Black Upcycled T-Shirt Beanie by FearMe
£10 (+ £3 p&p)
Recycled hand knit beanie hat. Knitted using old t-shirt fabric. Super toasty warm. 


  1. Glad summer is over. Nothing better than getting all toastie in a scarf or under a blanket.

    Lovely finds. Fantastic tea cosy. Quirky and cool!

  2. What lovely knits!
    I found your blog on Twitter! Such lovely posts!

    Abi x