My Honey

My Honey Cardigan

Finally something has been completed (and I’ve got the pictures to prove it)!
Nemi’s new cardi is the My Honey by Elena Nodel. It is such a fun knit with lots and lots of constructional details making sure you’ll never get bored.

My Honey in Debbie Bliss Eco Baby

My Honey in Debbie Bliss Eco baby

I’m a huge fan of Elena’s designs and have made several of her kids garments. This time I chose to make the cardi in lovely, soft, and organic cotton from Debbie Bliss. Eco-Baby is a very versatile cotton yarn perfect for those throw over cardigans when the summer days turn a bit chillier. And as you can see, Nemi is absolutely pleased with her new summer cardi (all though she thinks I’m the slowest knitter in history….)

My Honey Cardigan

How to build a yarn shop…eh…2

If you have followed my woolly adventures for a while you know that moving into new premises last year was a mile stone which meant (and still does mean) a lot to me! Imagine that, new bright and large premises on the high street! You also know that when we were finished building the shop I swore to never put myself through something like that ever again (at least not for a very very long time).

Maybe this is why I didn’t see it coming, honestly it came as a complete surprise to me: the realisation that we needed even more space, we were running out of shelves. So what else was there to do but to dig into the closet to find brushes and tools, paints and fillers, and most importantly call the carpenter. Let me tell you, our May turned out to be quite busy… I tried to make some sort of a project diary over at Knit with attitude’s Instagram, but now that it’s all been done I’ll share the highlights with you here on the blog. Enjoy! (for random glimpses of our everyday life in the shop, please follow Knit with attitude on Instagram.)

Our beautifully wall papered back room wall got damaged due to a leak, and had to be re-done.

Our beautifully wall papered back room wall got damaged due to a leak, and had to be redone as well.

Closing the shop for a few days, packing away the yarns to protect them from dust and odours.

Closing the shop for a few days, packing away the yarns to protect them from dust and odours.

Space cleared and old shelves coming down.

Space cleared and old shelves coming down.

Choosing the perfect colour! (Which is great fun)

Choosing the perfect colour! (Which is great fun)

I'm telling you: No shop fittings from Ikea in this shop!

I’m telling you: No shop fittings from Ikea in this shop!

Watching the paint dry. Very exciting, we're nervous to see if everything will come together as we planned it to.

Watching the paint dry. Very exciting, we’re nervous to see if everything will come together as we planned it to.

Turned out that we in deed picked the perfect colour!

Turned out that we picked the perfect colour in deed!

The fun begins right here, what goes where...

The fun begins right here, what goes where…

Getting there, a few bits and pieces that need to be changed and swapped around.

Getting there, a few bits and pieces that need to be changed and swapped around.

And there you have it: our new space done and ready for you to enjoy!

And there you have it: our new space done and ready for you to enjoy!

And the best part is: more space gives room for more yarn!