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Mystery Knit Along double whammy

Mystery Knit Along double whammy

            Hi there, Today Woolly Wormhead is starting her Woolly Wormhead Mystery Knit A Long #wwmkal and Filcolana has just released their second part of their Mystery Shawl Knitalong two weeks ago.  I thought it would be fun to do a double whammy and make a set. Hat and shawl. Filcolana's shawl is knit in Pernilla and Woolly's hats (you can choose a singel or a double coloured one) would knit up great in that same yarn.  So the yarn and colours will match. No way of knowing if the designs will clash or not,...

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ONE DAY ONLY 50% off!! (starts tonight!)

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ONE DAY ONLY 50% off!! (starts tonight!)

50% korting op alle garens gemaakt van plantvezels (katoen, linen, bamboe) MAAR EEN DAG!!  merken: Vinnies Colours, Moya, Fonty, Borgo de Pazzi van vr 1 sept 00:00 t/m za 2 sept 00:00 Sla je slag!! ///// 50% off plant fibre yarns (cotton, linen, bamboo) ONE DAY ONLY: brands: Vinnies Colours, Moya, Fonty, Borgo de Pazzi starting sept 2 (from sept 1st 00:00 to sept 2nd 00:00 Go get it!!    

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Last of the Moh(a)i(r)cans...

Last of the Moh(a)i(r)cans...

In a couple of months the city of Rotterdam, with 629.606 inhabitants, will have only a few yarn shops left. In the last year, two shops, that I know of, have closed their doors. And a third luckily found someone to take over the shop. It was close to closing after being in business for over 125 years!!  At this point I can count only 3 yarn shops in Rotterdam that will fit my definition (more on that later) and I've heard that a city like Berlin has more than 20 yarn shops.... shocking isn't it?! it's emotional...   You might...

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Big, Bigger, Huge!

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Big, Bigger, Huge!

Lately there has been a Large (pun intended) demand on super bulky yarn. Customers fall in love with the chunky knits they see on Pinterest and Instagram. Blankets that make you feel like you are tiny, knit with needles that are no less than the size of a small tree. A quick fix with almost no effort and maximum (another intended pun...) effect, who wouldn't want that? Read this article. The love of chunky knits has been a few years old, but every fall/winter season it gets another peak in interest and I have to let down customer after customer...

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Ja, Wol webshop!

2015... een nieuw jaar. En hoewel ik niet echt aan goede voornemens doe, kreeg ik van Puk aan het eind van 2014 een 'fortune cookie' met de tekst: 'You will make changes for the better'. Dus tja... Er is altijd veel werk bij Ja, Wol en ik heb niet vaak tijd over. Maar ja... als ik me iets in mijn hoofd haal... Het begin van het jaar betekent 'balansen'; het tellen van alle producten in de winkel. En als je dan alles op een rijtje gaat zetten, dan kun je net zo goed die extra stap zetten. Het zal stapje voor stapje gaan,...

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