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Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, United Kingdom
Hello there, my name is Sharon and I live in Westcliff on Sea with my two daughters, Rosie Matilda and Rumer Valentine and, when he's home from uni, my son Sydney. I opened my shop Roses & Rue in July 2009 and this has been a long held dream realised. I have recently given up teaching so that I can focus on building the business. As well as being fanatical about knitting, I love to crochet, sew and generally have a go at all things crafty. Hopefully you will take a little time out now and then to visit the blog and find out whats been going on in my busy world.

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Oh so quiet.....

A few days have passed since last I blogged and everything has ambled along at a very leisurely pace.  I have managed to knit a bag in a couple of balls of Sirdar Indie, left over from a dye lot. It was a nice and simple design done in a chunky moss stitch- if anyone's interested I can post the instructions. I have just received a delivery of five different colours in Indie; it's a popular yarn amongst my regular customers and knits on large needles, producing quick results and with good pattern support.

A few dates to mention for the next few weeks. The next Vintage fair at Leigh Community Centre is on 17th Sept and together with Mimi & Cakes, Roses & Rue will be there.

I will also be giving a talk, entitled 'The knitting Revival' on Wednesday 14th September, for the Essex Handicrafts Association. If anyone is interested. please contact Beryl Burn on 01702 479622 for more details.

PS there seems to be a problem at the moment which is preventing people from becoming followers of the blog. It appears to be a problem with Blogger, so please keep trying and hopefully the problem will resolve itself. I'll keep you posted xx


Picto said...

I'm not a great knitter but your bag looks lovely. Hopefully the 'follow me' button will start working again soon, mine had something similar a while back but it resolved itself.
Oh and I love the photo of your shop front :o)

Jan x

Caroline Lovis said...

Yse please to the instructions. The bag is lovely, just my cup of tea. I'm very impressed that you will be giving a talk, wish I was closer then I could do the vintage fair as well.