No show, this year!

Normally at this point on the Friday before Wonderwool Wales, I’m frantically checking I have everything packed into the car! Sadly this year, Atomic Knitting is not exhibiting at Wonderwool and after a lot of thought we chose to have a fallow year (a bit like the Glastonbury Festival)! It’s our first year off in over 10 years and I’ll miss seeing you all.

We were lucky enough to supply an item for this year’s goody bag for the Flock Gathering, so I feel like we are there in spirit at least. It’s a rather strange feeling, missing out on one of my favourite shows though.

As we like to be part of it all, there’s 15% off all orders placed on the website until midnight 1st May and free shipping on UK orders over £10!

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Have a fantastic show if you’re going, and we’ll see you at the next one.

 

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GDPR updates

We’re in the process of updating our policies and mailing lists in line with the new GDPR that comes into effect next month (on 25 May). As well as ensuring that we meet the new guidelines, this also means that to continue to subscribe to any of our newsletters, you’ll need to confirm that you’d like to carry on receiving our updates.

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Donation to British Heart Foundation

Yay! We reached our £100 target for our charity British Heart Foundation!
Our latest donation to the British Heart Foundation included a large donation from the February Love Hearts Mystery Notions Club (well over £50) together with donations from other knitting notions on the website, bringing the total donated today to £62.25! Wow, that’s amazing!
Thank You so much to everyone who bought our mystery Love Heart notions club and enabled us to reach our target!
There’s still a few February club sets left and these are available on the club page to purchase and we’ll continue to make donations from the club and our other knitting notions to BHF.
Read more here

January Club is Sold Out!

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January Club – ALL GONE!! …but there’s always next month!

In under 36 hours from the emails going out, our first Mystery Stitch Marker Club sold out during Pre-order. Wow! Thank you to everyone who took part, I hope you love your monochrome surprises!

The club details will be revealed at the end of the month, to allow time for the overseas orders to reach their recipients. In the meantime, here’s all the club orders ready to ship! Oohh Shiny!
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FOMO?

Don’t worry, the February club will be available to Pre-Order next week…. sign up for the email to be the first to hear about it.sign-up

Atomic Knitting’s Mystery Stitch Markers & Notions Club

Launching today! Our new monthly mystery stitch marker & notions club! Yay!

It’s really easy to join in the fun, there’s no tie-in, no upfront monthly fees and it’s open to all. Each month, we’ll notify you by email when the club is available with a secret link and you can decide if you would like to purchase our exclusive limited edition club notions.

We like to keep things simple, so here’s how it works:

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1. Sign up for our Monthly Mystery Stitch Marker & Notion Club email here to be the first to hear about each monthly launch.

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We recommend adding our email address to your address book to ensure the email doesn’t end up in the spam folder! You’ll get a notification email when the club opens. 

2. We’ll send a notification email with a secret link each month. The mystery sets will be limited editions with only 15 sets per month available to purchase. From exclusive stitch markers to pattern tamers, themed mini crochet hooks to Portuguese pins plus lots of other accessories, we plan on bringing exclusive designs into the club. Each month will have something different, making it easy to pick and choose to suit your needs. If you decide not to purchase in a particular month, that’s absolutely fine and you’ll continue to receive the monthly club emails. There’s no obligation to purchase.

If you are thinking of buying a club release, we recommend purchasing when the pre-order email comes out (via the secret link), usually three days before the club is openly available to all on the website. The club will ship on the date specified in the description for that month. Once the club is sold out, then it will close.

3. The exact products each month will remain a mystery until they arrive with you! We will describe the type, quantity and sizing of the mystery product eg 1 x 4mm stitch marker but all other details will be a secret, as we don’t want to spoil the surprise. There should be enough information to decide if you would like to buy.

4. For UK customers, there are no shipping costs to pay for the monthly mystery clubs, as we’re making it easy to pre-order and we won’t delay any other order that you may place at the same time (unless you specifically ask us to!). Non UK customers – At this time club orders ship with the shipping costs as specified here.

5. Want to join in? Go on! There’s going to be some very special notions available that you simply won’t get anywhere else.

January club is available to Pre-Order now….

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Blogging Challenges

The Procrastination Frustration of Blogging

Over the past year or so, I’m acutely aware that this blog has become a little neglected. Try as I might, the content just hasn’t materialised. I guess it’s been a case of not really knowing what to write about, that I feel is interesting to my readers.  A constant stream of product descriptions, whilst somewhat informative for some, is not how I envisaged this blog to be.

I find it completely overwhelming to sit looking at a blank screen with the expectation that the words will just magically form on the screen to write a decent blog. To make matters worse, clicking through other peoples blogs for inspiration only results in feeling a bit demoralised by the whole thing, followed by the thought that ‘next week will be better, I’ll have had time to think up a great blog post‘. Next week comes and goes with much the same activity of procrastination and frustration.

It’s quite possibly the worse thing to do.

Time to get out of this rut.

The Problems

  1. Lots of ideas, no focus and a bit (a lot) of writers block and a dash of procrastination.
  2. Finding something interesting to write about
  3. Making it relevant

The Solutions

  1. Pick one, any idea…..write something! Just do it. As they say.
  2. Pick an angle. Make it your own.
  3. It doesn’t all need to be knitting related. By far the best performing post on this blog at the time of writing is nothing to do with knitting. It’s my recipe for Irn-Bru Pulled Pork. Seriously! It’s amazing btw.
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Irn Bru Pulled Pork

The Challenge

I’ve decided that the only way to get back on track is to jump back into the blog and start writing. I’ve set myself a challenge to write a blog post every Wednesday.

W i t h o u t  fail.

If I get organised and into it, I may even post  t w i c e  a week, gasp! We will see…..

The Added Incentive

As an added incentive to myself and of course the readers of this blog, I will be writing an additional blog later this week about an upcoming long-term promotion at Atomic Knitting.  It’s very exciting, novel and of course geared towards our fabulous customers.

There. That wasn’t so hard.

Challenge set & accepted. Yay!

We’re not doing Black Friday

This year we are offering 15% off all orders over £10* as a seasonal Thank You to all our customers!

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This past week we’ve been creating lots of new designs, ready to go into the shop over the next few days. New listings will be added daily, as many studio pieces are one of a kind and this offer is expected to be very popular!

Do come over and have a browse, there’s bound to be something for your knitting friends & family, or simply a treat for yourself.

With best wishes

Emma

New November goodies

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This week the studio has been a buzz with the new stock lines, and don’t they look fun! The latest designs of magnetic Portuguese Pins are now available and are expected to sell quickly. We couldn’t pick our favourite design, and this little selection look so pretty.


The DPN holder designs were a lot of fun to make, and there really are endless designs and as hard as it was, we’ve chosen the best ones to showcase.

 


New Magnetic Pattern Tamer designs include:

 

A huge choice! Which one is your favourite?


 

Finally there’s a couple of new stitch marker designs that we adore, and can be made up to a custom fit with our Make Your Mark service.