November 06, 2021
Now that we're officially into November, we hope you are starting to get into the festive spirit!This week we have a very special Shop Update for you. If you're partaking in the fun of the Curious Handmade #Knitvent2021, you may already have taken a sneak peak at the Yarn Spoilers on Helen Stewart's blog whilst planning your festive season gift knitting.We were thrilled when Helen chose Louie & Lola Merino Nylon DK yarn for some of this year's Knitvent designs. Our yarn has been used for Windows #3, #4 (releasing Thursday, 18 November) and #5 (releasing Thursday, 25 November).
Knitvent 2021 is a secret collection of six perfect-for-gifting accessory patterns designed to surprise and delight you and every knitworthy person on your list, hosted annually by Helen Stewart of Curious Handmade.
This year, indulge yourself with the comfort and warmth of handknit presents inspired by our favourite holiday-themed romantic comedies.
It’s one of the cosiest and silliest parts of the season. The ingredients are simple: a couch, a cosy blanket, a mug of hot chocolate, a bowl of buttered popcorn, and a sweet, cheesy holiday movie.
Bring on the plucky heroine from the big city who will save the small town family business while she saves Christmas (and learns about love). Bring on the cupcake shops and the quaint cottages and the chance encounters with improbable royalty. Bring on the sleigh rides and decorating montages and last-chance talent shows. Bring on the ridiculous misunderstandings and the last minute dashes to the airport.
Whether it’s a classic you’ve seen a thousand times or a brand new Netflix special, you know exactly how it will go….and how it will end.
Happily ever after, of course.
That gentle predictability is the great charm of these movies, and of the holiday season itself. The comforting rhythms and familiar themes which repeat themselves over and over. It’s what traditions are all about.
Knitvent is a long-running holiday tradition for the Curious Handmade community. It’s a little bit like an Advent calendar and a little bit like a mystery knitalong. It’s all about anticipation, surprise, and homemade gifts you can make for yourself and your loved ones…even if you’ve left it until almost the last minute.
Over the course of five festive weeks, you will receive a series of secret mystery knitting patterns, each designed to be a quick and satisfying knit. There’s a strong community aspect with a busy knitalong and lovely prizes, bustling chat threads on Ravelry and tons of inspiration on Instagram with the hashtag #knitvent2021.
You can join Knitvent 2021 on either Ravelry or Gumroad.
For a taste of previous Knitvent collections, check out Helen's blog post here.
As Helen has used our Sea Smoke and Robin's Nest colourways in her Knitvent designs, we will have both those colourways, as well as a lovely selection of other colourways we think are nicely suited to the designs, available in our Saturday Shop Update at 12noon AEDT.
We hope you will enjoy what we have in-store for you in this Shop Update and happy gift knitting!Warm Regards,Karina
March 23, 2022
We've taken our inspiration for the 2022 Louie & Lola 'Cosy Country' Advent Calendar from the beautiful Tasmanian farmhouse and countryside which we are lucky enough to call home.
Our 2022 Advent Calendar Pre-Sale will be held at 12pm AEST, Saturday 9 April.
January 08, 2022
Our first Shop Update for 2022 sees the return of our Merino Possum Fingering yarn, a very special yarn base produced by Wild Earth Yarns in the South island of New Zealand.
It's been a long wait for this yarn base, as it is not spun all that frequently, but that's another reason that makes this base very special.
October 30, 2021