Tuesday, April 20, 2021

We love colour

The box from Spincycle arrived this morning. The three colours of Dream State are awesome and are available on the website.

Close Call

This is Miss Me in Dyed in the Wool.

I have been busy starting dinner and writing and didn’t look outside. The snow has started. 😢

We have more pretty yarn coming later this week. A big box from Freia Fibers. 

These little kits contain the yarn and pattern for the scrumptious Sidestep Two-Color Brioche Cowl. This cozy cowl is made with two-color brioche in alternating gradient yarns and a stepped columnar pattern. Brioche adds an element of squishiness making this an exceptionally soft and cozy cowl when worked in our US Merino minikins. Note: Though this is not a difficult project, some familiarity with brioche is required for this pattern. Designed by Tina Whitmore

There will be lots of loose Minikins as well. 
I used Minikins to make Painting Waves. When the shipment arrives I will put together some combinations for the shawl. I have a few ideas in my head. It wouldn’t take much to convince me to knit this again. 

Photos © Rosemary (Romi) Hill
Shawl Balls are in the box including the colours that Romi used for Leaves in a Stream.

Now to finish dinner and then finish a newsletter.

I almost hit Publish when I remembered something. We sent out a sale newsletter last night. This goes to everyone who has signed up to receive marketing emails. You need to create an account on the website and then click ‘accepts marketing’.
There was a mix up between myself and sweetgeorgia. We received Superwash DK instead of Tough Love Sock. I have put the yarn on sale for a great price. You are purchasing the full bag of 4 skeins. I haven’t opened the bags and I didn’t take any for myself. If you purchase two bags of the same colour the lots will match. You can find the yarn here.

Now to finish the regular newsletter.

Monday, April 19, 2021

Lilac Scent

Svetlana Gordon has a new pattern called Lilac Scent. She never fails to disappoint. This shawl is worked with a Zauberball 100 that isn’t on the website but I know we have some in the store. I will try and find it and add it to the website.

You can purchase the pattern on Ravelry.

Photos © Svetlana Gordon

Another option for the shawl is Freia Shawl Balls. We have great colours in stock with more colours coming by the end of the month.

Brian Smith has a new pattern that is knit with 2 skeins of fingering weight yarn.
This pretty shawl is worked bottom up and outwards. After constructing a centre square which has a simple lace pattern amongst garter stitch. The right and left wings are worked from either side of the square. These have a row of intermmitent eyelets. 
Photos © Brian Smith
You can purchase the pattern for Whisper on Ravelry.

You never know how much you are attached to your cell phone until you can’t use it. Yes, we are with Rogers. There were a few times today when I needed to talk to Beth and she needed to talk to me. Nothing really significant but it was annoying that we couldn’t get each other. I feel for anyone who needed their phone for something important.

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Cathy and Sarah

Sarah did a photo shoot today. Sarah is so photogenic and her husband John takes beautiful pictures.

Cathy finished her Pressed Flowers. It is gorgeous. The colours are very Cathy! She is going to enjoy wearing the shawl. Cathy finished the shawl with an I-Cord bind off.

She used two colours of Rowan Felted Tweed - I believe it is Fjord and Lime. 3 balls of each.

You can purchased the pattern for Pressed Flowers on Ravelry.

Sarah has another Rock It Tee. This is with slim sleeves. She has been working through her stash and the yarn is really old but you an use any DK weight yarn to achieve this look.

From Sarah

Great for in between weather like today! Love this pattern.

This is PetiteKnit’s No Frills Sweater. Sarah says that it is a great staple pattern.
Sarah has now worked through all her old stash. And when I say old I think that these could be over 10 years old. Now she’ll be ready for new yarn 😘
You can purchase the pattern on Ravelry.

I’m working on the border chart. Unfortunately I had to rip out almost two rows last night. I stopped part way through a row and then we had dinner. When I picked it up after dinner I continued in a pretty pattern. Not the right pattern though. I’m back on track now.
Lucy loves to lie on dad’s front yard and watch the neighbourhood. She’s a bit nosy. She got that from my mom. Dad has been sitting on the concrete steps leading into the house but that’s not great for his back. We surprised him with a lawn chair so now they can both be comfortable outside.

Friday, April 16, 2021


A very small order of Hedgehog Tweedy arrived today.

We have some brand new colours coming from Spincycle - maybe next week. Until they arrive I don’t know what our skeins will look like but this will let you dream until I can take pictures.

Dyed in the Wool - Miss Me

Dream State

Close Call

Stay out of the Forest

We don’t know what our skeins will look like. It will be a surprise when we open the box.

Juniper Moon Pollock arrived this morning. This is colour 115. The colour is so much better in person. Can’t you see the Rock It Tee in this colour?

It was a long wait today to find out what was happening regarding curbside pickup. It looks like we are okay to continue with the way we’ve been doing things. 

Our pick up days are changing

Wednesday 10am-3pm
Saturday 10am-2pm

Now it’s time for an hour of knitting before bed.