Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Summer Charity

These stunning blankets are knitted by Sekinz stalwart Rae for the Wgtn Neo-Natal Trust
As the mercury climbs in this part or the world, you often don't feel much like knitting, or you want projects that don't test the mind & can be put down & restarted with the minimum of fuss.
Charity knitting is perfect for Summer time projects.  Whether is blankets squares or baby beanies for your local SCIBU, this knitting checks all the boxes & is always greatly appreciated.

Knitting for Prem's - Available from Skeinz
Skeinz has been supporting Wellington's Neo-Natal Trust by stocking their beautiful pattern book for Preemies.  We are selling them for just $15 & it's a great addition for your own knit library or as a gift.  The ribbed beanie featured in the book is a SCIBU staple, and the going home set is totally adorable.

Bright Penguin Jumpers Needed!
Charity blankets are also brilliant stash busters - we have donated blankets to babies, surgical wards & hospice.  Also if you are wanting to knit Penguin Jumpers for our Penguin Fundraising efforts - we'd love to accept them in the brightest colours you have.  The Mascots have been a hot item for Christmas gifts this year - I am really looking forward to distributing our Penguin funds in the New Year.

Our second Dollar Day yarn - Sold Out in just a few hours!
At Skeinz we try to have yarns which are prices especially for charity knitting.  If you have an eye for a bargain then bookmark our new Dollar Days page on our website.  These are randomly selected yarns, on randomly selected days, which for 24 hours or until they sell out, are just ONE dollar - yes - ONE dollar!  The first two yarns evaporated - so to make sure you don't miss out, join our Ravelry or Facebook group, where I will be posting the Dollar Day yarns.  If you want to start knitting for charity & don't quite know where to be sending your knitting, drop us a line and we can point you in the right direction, so don't put those needles away just yet & cast on for charity.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Getting Sorted for Santa

A glimpse of our Christmas table in the shop.
I have decided to get festive this year st Skeinz.  In previous years we have been a little subdued, not really embracing the Christmas spirit, however this year we are seeing more and more people buying fibre related gifts - so time to get sorted for Santa!

Our Smart looking new Gift Vouchers

The decorations are up in the shop, and I have created a special tab on the website with Needles, Notions & Gifts.  We have the beautiful Brittany Needles, our penguin mascots, Learn to Knit kits for kids, a couple of special pattern books, some lovely silk needle cases & brand new Skeinz Gift Vouchers!

Earn Stash Cash vouchers with every $50 you spend this Christmas.
On top of all this - every $50 you spend at Skeinz will earn you a $5 'Skeinz Stash Cash' voucher, which can be used in store or online, save them up or pass them on, it's up to you.
So if you have a knitter, crocheter, weaver or spinner in your life, I hope we have something that might entice them....

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Spring Show and Tell

This blanket has been made entirely with Skeinz Yarn by Christine.  She has even personalised all the street address to locations that have meaning for her family
The Ravelry forum, the Skeinz shop & our inbox's have been overflowing with wonderful images of projects all completed with Skeinz yarn.  It looks like the needles & hooks have been working overtime lately, I know mine have.  We LOVE seeing all your projects, they help inspire us seeing what can be done using Skeinz yarns.  So I thought I would put a gallery together of projects that we have enjoyed recently.  Some are recently released designs, others are heirloom projects, some a little more whimsical.... Enjoy!
Julia's Never Ending Man Blanket is super in Southlander
Beatnik knitted by Mel in Vintage Cadet Blue
Local lady Hester has Crocheted this stacker toy in Perendale 
Lynley from Papmoa posted this stunning Milo using Urban Leafy Mint
Ringmaster by Rhiannon McCulloch in Vintage Portwine available now for pre-order

A Stunning Blanket in Polwarth made by Stevie
My son Hugo modelling my Kids Cowl in Texas

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Finally.... Introducing Filigree

Donuts of deliciousness!
After I know plenty of teasing I am so pleased to announce that the new Vintage Filigree is finally here!
Mie by April George is the perfect pattern for Vintage
Eight of our delicious Vintage colours have been replicated into a dewy soft halo of Kid Mohair, Silk & Alpaca.  You can knit on it's own, double strand with Vintage DK or knit projects with both weights, whatever your fancy I know you will fall in love with Filigree.