Tuesday, 27 May 2008


Thank you to Gill Bower of Ambleside, Cumbria who sent us, this rather lovely Licorice All Sorts packet with little bits of dark red wool in it. 
She must have been making a rug, because all the pieces are cut to the same size. 
Gill also sent us lots of other yarn which we used in the crochet coral reef,  but we especially like this packet, which is on display out front, and has been much admired.


Congratulations to Abhayasuri, for knitting her way into the Customer of the Month May 2008 position before the month is even over. 
Abhayasuri is un- stoppable. In less than a week, she finished a big orange roving blanket for a baby, and has started a white and blue blanket for the cot. 
This masterpiece however, also knitted this month, in re-cycled sari yarn,  is the back ground for a Stupa.
A Stupa is a mound like structure containing Buddhist relics - typically the remains of the Buddha or a saint. When the Buddha died, he left behind, earth, water, fire, air, and space, as seen in the diagram opposite. Abhayasuri, wants to hang her Stupa on the wall, and she is now working out ways to make shapes to represent the elements. 
Good luck Abhayasuri, we can't wait to see what you do next!