Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Following the release of the DVD it seems even the Spring can't put the die hard twilighters off Bellas mittens and we are STILL knitting like crazy!!!!! We have had some lovely pictures of the proud new owners though so here they are.....

Molly Girardi at Reggae Brunch in Boothbay Harbor!

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Thankyou letters from Twihards everywhere!!!

I wanted to share this week some of the lovely messages we've had from Twilighters who've received their (long awaited) mittens! Due to quite a lot of orders we've been taking longer than usual to fill our orders but it seems to have been worth the wait for these fans!
"I got my mittens a few days ago & they are so lovely. Attached is my self portrait- I love them!" Sarah, Redford MI, USA (see photo right!)
"The mittens are absolutely beautiful and I know they will serve me well! Thank you so much for your wonderful products" Emma, Westport USA.
"I just got the mittens and they are even more beautiful than they looked online, and they're so soft! Thank you so much, I love them" Marcia, Boulder USA
"I just wanted to say I received my 'Bella' mittens yesterday and they are perfect. Thankyou so much, it was worth the wait!" Amanda, Buffalo NY USA.
"Just to let you know, I received the mittens today and they are beautiful. Thankyou" Linda, Rapid City USA.
"I received my Bella mittens at the end of last week, and I wanted to let you know that I love them and that they are even better than I expected!" Amy, Matthews NC, USA
"I got my mittens and I absolutely LOVE them!!! Thankyou so much!" Annett, Oswego IL USA
So thankyou everyone!!! We hope everyone else loves them too and would love to see some more pictures asap!

Friday, 27 February 2009

You can order your very own pair of the original mittens (see the story below on our post of the 25th February) from our website www.ruthcross.com/acatalog/accessories.html we have had rather a lot of orders but are working through them as fast as we can and eventually you will have your own pair just like Bellas!!!

Entertainment weekly coverage

Here is the coverage we had in Entertainment weekly in the issue 13th February explaining this amazing story!

Thursday, 26 February 2009

Once upon a time in a small cathedral city in England, a knitwear company was born. A girl called Ruth left University and started designing knitwear which she showed to shops and made it to order for them. One of these shops was Aubergine in Portland Oregon in the USA and this is where Wendy Chuck, costume designer bought a long pair of cabled mittens in Drab Bronze. Wendy used the mittens for the costume of Bella in Twilight and a cult was born. 

However, nobody told Ruth that her mittens had found such fame and were adored everywhere, until a lovely lady called Vanessa tracked her down in her search for a pair like Bellas. On Wednesday 21st January 2009 we realised what had happened, dug out our old pattern book and called the mill to find out if the yarn was still available. Everything was ready, now all we needed was some orders......

The rest is history and we would like to thank every single one of you Twi- Hard Twilighters out there, we think you're great and hope you enjoy our original Bellas mittens. 

We invite you to upload a picture of you in your Bellas mittens with a bit about you to add to our Blog- gallery!