Sunday, July 28, 2013


It's been a lazy Sunday so far except for the half an hour I spent cleaning the hardwood floor. I'm a bit obsessed right now with floors. After church I played on my iPad and knit while watching the Nascar Race and Canadian Open. The end is getting close on Windward. I'm not sure I can get it done tonight but I will have a bit of time in the chair at the hair salon tomorrow. Maybe I will be showing you the finished scarf tomorrow night.

I've shown lots of pictures of the fall Rowan but there are many other yarns and patterns coming too. Sirdar always presents us with great yarns and patterns. From their website
Today, design is at the very heart of what we do. We visit the world’s leading yarn and textiles exhibitions in Italy, Hong Kong and the USA to find inspirational new trends in colour, yarn and design, which we translate into our own Sirdar style – a style that we hope is perfect for today’s hand knitters. Our emphasis is on sourcing good quality yarns and working closely with the best manufacturing partners world-wide.
The shipment of Sirdar yarns and patterns should be here in about two weeks.

Freya is Sirdar's beautifully soft, brushed winter cotton. This gorgeous yarn comes in a range of gentle tweedy colours. It has a 55% cotton, 31% acrylic, 14% polyester blend, which creates incredibly lightweight knits. There is a design collection for women and girls full of the most perfect knits including textured tunics, easy hoodies, long-line cardies and stylish accessories. Freya is machine washable on a delicate wool cycle.
Freya knits to a tension of 14 stitches = 4" on 6mm needles. A chunky weight yarn so there are many, many pattern options available.

Sirdar Snuggly Baby Crofter Dk is a gorgeously soft yarn with an incredible Fair Isle colour effect that appears as you knit. Inspired by the gentlest colours of the Scotland Highlands, Snuggly Baby Crofter Dk is the same wonderfully soft blend of 55% nylon and 45% acrylic as Snuggly Dk, and is machine washable and easy care. This yarn will also knit to all Sirdar double knitting baby patterns.
Four new colours are coming.
Every day customers are coming in to buy interesting baby yarns and patterns. There are lots of babies being born right now. This yarn is great because it looks like you went to a lot of work but you are only knitting with one yarn that keeps changing colours for you.

Big Brother tonight-who's going to be nominated?? It could be a really interesting show and the scrambling will be crazy.

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