Those Northern Queens of Craft have been hard at it again and just in time for this freezing winter weather that has just blown in. We have new handknitted beanies and some crocheted berets, a few more pairs of handknitted kid's mittens and we've got more of Maree's fabulous alpaca grown up hats and baby bonnets and booties. Marnie has been hard at work knitting mice of various species and the really gorgeous Miss Mousie is back in stock after selling out (that's her and her and her and her and her in the top photo). Kerry's hedgepigs are back again, along with her mice and ladybirds, these all make the cutest pocket toys for little ones (and cats and grown ups).
Ann and her daughters Paula and Tanya have excelled themselves again and we have a bumper batch of crochet afghan throws in. As Ann pulled them out of the car to show me I was going 'ooohhh!' and 'aaahhh!'. I've put a stunning bright yellows and black one in the window, don't even think 'hmmm Richmond football colours', it is beautiful and glows warmly on such a cold day! Ann's also made us some more tea cosies and I'll be putting them out into the shop as the day progresses. She made a batch of the fabulous 'coral' tea cosy, the pattern is from the 1930s and she inherited it from her mum, it's made up of rows of scalloping crochet and has twisted tassels on the top (I will photograph one soon).
Well, I'm off to run errands and unpack more stock.
Oh! And remember the Cottage loves winter so there is lots of snuggly hats, gloves, scarves and blankets here to warm the cockles of your heart.