Thursday, 27 May 2010

Peace Snoods

I have been knitting away even with this hot weather. I love knitting these snoods for the greyhounds. We sell them for the charity to help raise funds while our greyhounds look tres chic. With me being a bit of a 'hippy' I thought it would be good to past this on to the greyhounds. The colours are in the chakra theme and with my greyhounds being black the colours really stand out.
Normally Mimi likes wearing the snoods but I thought I would try in on Milo. He is not a big fan on the 'dressing up' unless it is a coat to keep warm. He really liked the snood but wouldn't stand still when I wanted to take his photo. Mimi felt she was missing out and tried to get in on the photos, she is such a diva.
I am really enjoying knitting these snoods. Hopefully we will have a good stock pile for the cold weather. It does seem strange knitting snoods in this warm weather but I think I have lots of time before the cold weather comes back.

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Alan Dart Knitting Patterns

Just had a lovely customer in the shop looking for things with a farmyard theme. She has her own rare breed chickens and is doing a show in Wales and she wanted some items to go on her table. I showed her my knitted chicks I make for the charity which are stuffed with 'bath bombs'. She bought all 7 of them and told me about this lovely website by a designer called Alan Dart.
I have had a look at his website and the designs are fab! Whether you are a dog lover or into fairy magic there is a little something for everyone. You buy the patterns on line in a PDF using Paypal and there are reasonably priced. You can use some of the patterns to knit for charity sales. I just love them all and don't know where to start. My knitting skills are not that good so I think I will start with something that looks 'easy'.

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

What a weekend!

What a busy weekend me and the happy hounds had.
The shop was busy on Saturday with lots of people coming and going. I did sit outside for a bit but got sunburnt!
Sunday we were off to Warrington to a charity event at a school fair. It was only 25 mins away, so I loaded up the car with GRWE stuff and my hounds and off we went. Matt who was organising the event had given me the postcode for the school which I looked up on multi map. It was a bit quite when I got to the school so I phoned Matt who informed me that I was at the wrong school! Milo and Mimi were not happy and let me know this. To make a long story short Matt had to come and rescue me as my A-Z didn't have the road the new school was on. Our 25 min journey turn into 90 mins.
Once we were there and all the 'hello's' had been said (people and dogs) we sat down for a lovely day. It was abit too hot for the dogs at times but they found the shade, this involved Mimi trying to get under the table, good thinking!!
I had two very tired hounds that evening but a good day was had by all.
I am spending today knitting snoods for the dogs but don't worry they are for the Winter not this time of year. I am a slow knitter.

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

My First Blog

Welcome to my blog. I thought I would share with you some of the things I get up to in my shop in Little Crosby, Liverpool and also the work I do for a charity called Greyhound Rescue West of England.