Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Feeling Christmassy...

We're starting to feel all festive here at McArees. Holli decorated our Christmas window with reindeer, crochet snowflakes and cosy knits.

We love the leaping stag designs. They're so popular in knitwear at the moment and Holli has created her own for our display to match the cardigans.

She also used the Gedifra SMC Highland Alpaca to create a little Christmas tree!

Friday, 18 November 2011

Parcel in Stirling

There was much excitement in our Stirling shop yesterday when a very big parcel arrived from Italy. Unfortunately we were so busy in the morning that we didn't get the chance to open it. Every time one of us walked past we gave it a good poke.

All was revealed in the afternoon, a nice new stand from Adriafil. Heather soon set about filling it up with the gorgeous Adriafil Soffio, a mohair yarn that comes in the most beautiful colours.

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Join the Flock

We thought some of you might like to join the flock, a big public art project that anyone can take part in.

The aim is to create a large scale art installation made up of thousands of woolly pom-pom sheep! Schools, groups, organisations and individuals are all invited to take part by making sheep & flocks for the installation, which will be displayed in 2012.

The project's aim is to encourage creativity and collaboration while raising awareness and celebrating the sheep farming & wool industry.

Click here to print off your free sheep-making kit.   Participants are encouraged to use sheep's wool.  Here at McAree Brothers, we're going to use yarn from the Rowan British Sheep Breeds range and we can't wait to get started!

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Winter Warmers Competition

We always like to see what our customers are making with the yarn they buy from us. That's why we've decided to run a new Winter Warmers competition! We want you to send us pictures of your cosy knits for colder weather. When we've received all the entries, we will post them in an album on our Facebook page and the photo which receives the most "Likes" will be the winner.

The prize is ten balls of the gorgeous Sirdar Softspun DK and a copy of Booklet 410: Chic Winter Knits in Softspun.

Please email your photos to skim@mcadirect.com with the name of the yarn used, and the pattern number or booklet (if applicable) by midnight on Wednesday, 30th November, 2011. Voting on Facebook will close at midnight on Wednesday, 14th December, 2011 and we will announce the winner shortly after.

Please note, only items that are knitted in yarns that we stock at McA direct will be included in the vote. By sending us your pictures, you are giving us permission to use them on our Facebook page and McAree Blog. Only one entry per customer will be allowed. For more information please email us at sales@mcadirect.com.