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Thursday, June 22, 2017

So Faded

Lynda just finished a sweater for us and it is beautiful.

Pattern: So Faded (purchased on Ravelry)
This sweater sums up my ideal raglan pullover: worked from the top down, completely seamless, and just a little bit of texture to make it fit into a more modern wardrobe! Adjust the length of the sleeves and the body easily to fit your personal style!
Yarn: Merino Mia from Prism Yarns - we used an Eccentric Chevron Wrap kit.
  • Content: 100% Merino Super Wash  
  • Put-up: 173m / 190yds 
  • Gauge: 6sts = 1" (US#4); 6 1/2sts = 1" (US#3) 
Just what you have been waiting for from us: a work horse yarn that is beautifully twisted, soft, easy to knit, has a lovely sheen and takes our vibrant, clear colors extremely well 
I couldn't decide which picture I liked better so I added both.
The kits shown have 6 colours. Laura Bryant from Prism added a seventh colour to our kits for more yardage.
 The sample colour - more kits will be here later this month.
We have these kits in stock.

Jennifer came in yesterday with an armful of finished shawls (and one almost finished). These are all patterns from Ambah O'Brien.

Pattern: Bambara Wrap (pattern purchased on Ravelry)
Yarn: Hedgehog Sock

Jennifer still needs to block this and sew in the ends. I can't wait to see it finished.
Pattern: Mookari (purchased on Ravelry)
Yarn: tosh merino light
Pattern: Xanthe (pattern purchased on Ravelry)
Yarn: tosh merino light
Pattern: Lilli Pilli (pattern purchased on Ravelry)
Yarn: Life in the Long Grass

Jennifer modified this so it wasn't quite as wide.
Pattern: Assana Wrap (pattern purchased on Ravelry)
Yarn: tosh sock

There are days when it is almost impossible to write a post. I haven't knit. We didn't receive a shipment. No new samples. No news to share. Then there are days when I have a lot of photos and information to share. Today is one of them. I'm saving a few things for tomorrow and Saturday.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017


Diana just finished a shawl for us. The colours are perfect!
Pattern: Drachenfels (purchased on Ravelry)
Yarn: Mrs. Crosby Hat Box

Midnight Aubergine
African Grey
Here be dragons, or so says the legend – though when you climb Drachenfels today you’ll find only the ruins of an ancient stronghold. 
Stave off the chill wind with this cosy shawl, which pays homage to the dragon of lore with a slipped garter colorwork pattern that hints of scales. 
It’s worked in garter stitch from tip to edge, then neatly finished with I-cord bind-off. 
Asymmetrical increases create an elongated triangle shape

We have 4 new colours of Liberty Wool Shadow from Classic Elite. Liberty Wool is a favourite of mine.
Liberty Wool is a super-soft, washable wool available in solid and printed colors. This yarn's balanced twist will make all stitch combinations pop.  
With all the great qualities of wool and the ease of machine washability, Liberty Wool knits at a gauge that suits many designs and is ideal for children's pieces as well as those for adults.
The Cables Top Hat is a free pattern with the purchase of Liberty. Two balls are needed.

The Cables and Lace pattern is also free with the purchase of Liberty.

This cute baby pattern is free and takes 2-3 balls of Liberty.

Yesterday afternoon Beth received these pictures from doggie day care. Lucy was having fun running through the fields. She was still a bit timid but better.

My dad dropped her off at 6:30 this morning. Lucy got out of the truck and took off for the front door. She couldn't wait for her day with the other dogs. My dad was a bit upset. Lucy didn't even say goodbye. Our little girl is growing up :)

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Chocolate Works

Mr. Canada Post brought in a big box from Trendsetter Yarns today. (Taking the Canadian chocolate to TNNA has paid off with some really quick orders.) Smoothies are here and we have a sample shawl. It is huge and I love it.

The kits are $52.50 and we have 6 colours. I've added the kits to the website...

The kit packaging is very cute. A zippered vinyl bag which makes it easy to carry the yarn around. There is even a rope handle.

I mentioned in yesterday's post that there would be a newsletter tomorrow. It won't be going out until Thursday. I thought that it was finalized and then I read it again. There are changes to be made. 10:30pm isn't the time to start making those changes. I'm going to try and knit a few rows and then bed.

Monday, June 19, 2017

American Scenic

I was searching on Ravelry for a new pattern that is coming from Freia Fibers. It isn't up yet but I found a pattern that was new to me.

Pattern: Antheraea (purchased on Ravelry)
Yarn: Freia Shawl Ball. This size shawl takes two balls. You can do a smaller shawl with one ball.
What to do with beautifully hand painted yarn? The dye work is stunning but obscures most texture patterns, leaving you with an unsatisfying mess that shows off neither the yarn nor your knitting. Antheraea is the answer! Simple mitered shaping and short rows add design interest while leaving the yarn and dye work to shine through magnificently.

Last week I talked about the new yarn coming from Blue Sky Fibers. It should be in the store by the end of the week.
Blue Sky Fibers is proud to announce our partnership with fiber designer Tabbethia Haubold of Long Island Yarn & Farm. The first of a Made-in-the-USA collaboration, American Scenic is being offered in four beautiful color options.
FIBER CONTENT:50% US Alpaca, 30% US Merino, 20% Silk 
WEIGHT:3oz / 100yds / 91m 
NEEDLE SIZE:8-11 US / 5-8mm 
GAUGE:4-5 sts per inch  / 2.5cm 

There are two free patterns for the yarn. The cowl takes two skeins and the hat can be knit with one. The yarn is super soft.

I've finished up a newsletter today and it will be going out Wednesday morning. Watch your inbox. If you don't receive our newsletter, you can sign up at the top of the blog.

Lucy started doggy day care today. It is a beautiful facility in Ancaster. A huge farm with a pond - we know that Lucy loves water. She is wiped out. The lady who looks after the dogs said that Lucy was timid today. Kind of like the new kid in school. She's having a sleep over tonight because dad is leaving very early for work tomorrow - 5am is way too early for him to bringing Lucy here. Beth will drop her off at day care. Hopefully she won't be quite so timid.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Happy Fathers Day!

We just got back from dinner with my dad.

I made it to the second colour of Free Your Fade on Friday evening. I was planning on showing pictures last night and then I made a mistake. I worked half way through a row, got up to make a tea and then came back to my knitting. When I picked it up I continued in plain garter stitch instead of working the row with yo's that I was on. I noticed when I was finished the next row. After taking back two rows I was a little mad upset disgusted really ticked off. There was no way I could sit down and write.
I knit for a while today and it's growing. I love how the colours are working. I'm using Adelaide from Primrose Yarn Co. The colours that I'm using are sold out but we have more yarn coming in July.

Speaking of July, don't forget that the store will be closed from Wednesday July 5 - Monday July 10.

Friday, June 16, 2017


We have something new coming from Trendsetter Yarns. The box is in the postal system and I hope to see the yarn next week.


52% cotton
48% acrylic
805m (880 yards)
This multi stranded yarn is created with five different colors that transition 12 times staying away from solid shades. Each cake style skein is conveniently packaged in a  zippered vinyl bag with a grommet opening.
The ball will sell for $52.50 and one ball will make a big shawl. There are 6 colours in the shipment.

There are two free shawl patterns for the yarn. One is knit on a 4.5mm needle and the other on a 4mm.
Ribbed Triangle Shawl
Garter Sail Shawl

Someone came for a sleepover last night. Lucy slept with Beth and I had the boys. Unfortunately the boys decided at 5:30 that it was time to get up. I'm almost ready for bed. Almost. I need to knit a few rows. I'm at the colour change on my Free Your Fade.

Thursday, June 15, 2017


I totally forgot something from the show.
Colour fever has hit SweetGeorgia and we’ve been playing with hues and creating our own colour palettes. In the process, we’ve made this very special “essential” colour mini-mini yarn set! This set contains 12 colours of Tough Love Sock, each approximately 50-52 yards for a total of at least 600 yards. What’s a “mini-mini skein”? It’s half the size of our Party of Five mini-skeins! The colours in this set include Cherry, Cayenne, Pumpkin, Dutch, Saffron, Pistachio, Basil, Beach House, Sapphire, Empress, Grape Jelly and Raspberry. These will look great together in one big rainbow-coloured project or break them up to add accents to your other knit projects.
These cute kits will be in the store late August - early September. The cost is $65.

My flowers are growing like crazy. 
And my hostas are starting to bloom. If we could have some light rain at night and then sunny during the day I would be very happy.