We’ve got TJOKT

I’m on a fat knit craze, and judging by these pictures from London Fashion Week where London based designers Siblings presented their Autumn Winter 2013 womenswear collection, I’m not the only one.

The Natural Blonde by SISTER by SiblingSiblings Autumn Winter 2013 via Dezeen

The Natural Blonde by SISTER by SiblingSiblings Autumn Winter 2013 via Dezeen

Personally, I’v had the impression that really fat yarns like these are better used for interiors, who would wear like a ton of wool, no matter how cold it is? But when receiving these lovely ones I changed my mind.

Tjokt Fat&Sassy Blue

Fat&Sassy Bright Yellow

Tjokt is a new brand we’ve just introduced in Knit with attitude’s selection of goods, and let me tell you, they are just as gorgeous to wear as they look. I know this, cause I’ve now tried it. Tjokt Fat&Sassy Merino is the chunkiest, still the most light weight yarn, I’ve ever seen, Pure lush for sure.

Fat&Sassy Orange

Fat&Sassy Mint

The lovely people behind the tiny Finish company have had a lot of attention lately. Recently they were asked by Monocle Magazine to provide them with some samples for a fashion photo shoot. Given the time frame it was impossible for them to send samples from Finland to England in time, so I was asked to whip up one of their scarves. And does it whip? Yes it does! This scarf took me 2 hours to complete. Now, I’m sure it will be presented in a far more stylished manner when it appears in the magazine, but don’t I look all snuggly trying it on? I will most definitely make one for my self to keep!

Fat&Sassy scarf

Counter Yarn Bomb

A while ago, or to be honest it must have been around last Christmas, I kept posting pictures like this on my facebook wall, boldly stating that no-one would be able to guess what we were planning to use these squares for. I didn’t think it would take me months and months to get to the revelation of it.

Counter Granny Squares

The crocheting of the granny squares didn’t take us long, but figuring out the best way to attach the cover to the counter, and getting perfectly fitted glass, did in deed take a small eternity. But here you have it, our yarn bombed counter. Those of you who been following me for a while know that yarn bombing has a special place in my heart, and this is our tribute to all those lovely and bold yarn bomb statements out there, although ours doesn’t carry a message with it except from being visually exciting and pretty. And yes, we are mighty pleased with the result and our selves.

Counter at Knit with attitude

We were aiming for a floating box effect and I think that we’re pretty much spot on. What do you think? The colours are rather stone-like, however it’s incredibly lightweight and soft to touch as it’s constructed from Ushya, which is a chunky merino wool. Also, as the wool is only temporarily fixed, we’re free to change the look as we wish, we’re already discussing the colour scheme for the spring, bold and bright is what can be expected.

Counter Corner

A big thanks to my lovely partner in crime and shop housemate Jess, Of Cabbages & Kings, who had to teach herself to crochet in no time as I refused to do it all, and last but not least Finch Munro for both the design and build of the project.

Floating Box

DIY Love – Pinterest Round Up

We’re going to a viewing today, my husband and I, although I wont get my hopes up too high it seems perfect, three bedrooms and a garden. We’ve been looking for more than a year now, but as the rent in London is reaching it’s all time high, it seems like it is impossible to afford what we need. BUT, you’re always allowed to dream, and I do, I dream about the perfect house where we can settle down and stay, forever. And while I dream I gather ideas, ideas on how to make my future home beautiful. These are my latest Pinterest DIY finds, enjoy!

Make your own vintage style poster - via azul homeMake your own vintage style poster – via azul home

Make a pretty pouf - via better homes and gardensMake a pretty pouf – via better homes and gardens

How to transfer a photo onto wood - via a beautiful messHow to transfer a photo onto wood – via a beautiful mess

5 Ways to Color Mason Jars - via Lilyshop Blog5 Ways to Color Mason Jars – via Lilyshop Blog

How to sew the perfect cushion -  via Vintage RevivalsHow to sew the perfect cushion – via Vintage Revivals

News from Purl Alpaca Designs

The high season of knitting is finally here, and what better way to celebrate than to fill up our stock with lovely, delicate and luxurious knitting kits from Purl Alpaca Designs?

Allegro Shawl Top

Each of Purl Alpaca Designs’ kits includes the pattern, yarn, a postcard biography and image of the alpaca the design is named after. Purl’s 100% pure alpaca yarn is not dyed, all the colours are completely natural and the fibre is sourced from local breeders.

Sherri Shrug

Melody Legwarmers

Breeze Top

Purl Alpaca Designs specialise in fashionable knitting kits and are the Field-to-Fashion company that offers you an exclusive collection of garments to make from 100% pure British alpaca yarn. Their Field-to-Fashion approach means that Purl is involved in every step of the creation of their kits, following the Alpacas from birth, their first and later shearings, then paying attention to how the fibres are treated in the mill to make the wonderfully soft Purl yarn, and finally combining the yarn with a gorgeous design so that you can create your new favourite garment.

Allegro Shawl Top