Saturday, February 28, 2015


The third new yarn from Louisa Harding for spring.
Anise is knitted as a summer chunky weight yarn, an exciting printed Cotton, Polyacrylic and Nylon blend tape effect yarn it has a stunning spice inspired colour range.
45% cotton
45% polyacryl
10% nylon

70m (76 yards) in a 50 gram ball.

The yarn is knit on 6mm needles. Get it done quickly spring/summer knitting.

Here is a free pattern from Debbie Bliss.
Download the pattern...

3 balls of Debbie Bliss Delphi and 8mm, 80cm needle. A quick and easy cotton cowl.

I'm finishing my post as Beth is searching on Ravelry for her next project. I was supposed to bring yarn home from the store for her and forgot it. Now she's looking for a pattern to go with yarn that is in the house. Then it's time for House of Cards.

Friday, February 27, 2015


I didn't get to watch The Amazing Race on Wednesday evening so I watched it online this morning. There is a new episode tonight so I need to be ready.

It's going to be an interesting season with the blind date twist. They were nice to each other the first leg of the race but in a few weeks things could get ugly. I'm not sure why so many people picked the dance routine challenge. I think that some people will be kicking themselves when they watch the episode later and see how easy the other challenge was.

Mr. UPS just brought in a few boxes of one of my favourite yarns - Rowan Kidsilk Haze Stripe. The colours are back in stock to make Iris Garden.

It really pains me that I don't have any Kidsilk Haze on needles right now. And now the yarn is right at the cash register in the store. I'm continually walking by it. UGH!

Diana just brought in a shawl that she knit for the store.
Vittran is a creature in Scandinavian Folklore. She looks like, dresses and lives like a human, and takes care of cows and goats. She is usually invisible, but sometimes humans can catch a glimpse of her. If you help her, you will likely get some kind of reward, but if you cross her, terrible things happen. 
The Vittran shawl is a top-down crescent shawl knit in seductive Serenity Glitter Sock. 
Yarn: 2 skeins of Serenity Glitter sock in the colour Rustic Wine

366m (400 yards) on a skein
80% merino
10% metallic
10% cashmere

Purchase the pattern on Ravelry...
The 10% Metallic is a Sparking Nylon that adds just the right amount of glimmer to your project!
My computer needs to be plugged in for a bit which is good news because I get to knit. I made it into the fourth section of Ley Lines. My goal is to have it done by next Friday.

Thursday, February 26, 2015


I received an email from Dream in Color last night. There are new colours of Classy Mini-Skeins coming in about two weeks. This group of 25 colours is going to bright, cheery Spring colours. Cathy is going to be happy. Now she will have an excuse to knit another Technicolor Cowl. Rumour has it that she was looking at colours to make another one on Saturday.

We've been rearranging garments and found our Kalinda shawl knit in Classic Elite Cerro. The pattern is available in a book (#1402 Sunny Day) or you can buy the individual pattern on Ravelry.
A triangular shawl worked from the center top to long lower edge in a sampling of eyelet stitches.

A few more patterns from the Sunny Day pattern book.
A lacy wrap with large tassels added to each of the corners for a whimsical flair.

There is a cute summer top in the book as well - Abelona.
Lace panels combine with openwork mesh for a light and airy summer smock top.
Purchase the pattern on Ravelry... 
Cerro is a blend of soft pima cotton and alpaca that creates a yarn with drape and excellent stitch definition.
85% pima cotton
15% alpaca

24 stitches = 4" on 3.5mm needles
135m / 150 yards on a 50 gram skein

And then I found a free pattern from a Classic Elite Web-Letter.
The Kudzu Shawl by Rachel Henry is one of the Web-Letter’s greatest hits. The clever way the braided cables at the top grow into rows of leaves, flowing from one tier to the next makes it an irresistible knit for lace lovers. A quick click through of projects on Ravelry brings up beautiful modifications too – more leaves, and beads!
Download the pattern...
Beth and I snuck into the house today. The fireplace is taking shape. Now we are waiting for the stone to be put on face. We chose the stone from a very small sample and are anxiously waiting to see how it looks on a large surface. 

I need to sign off and head back to the store. I forgot the cord to my computer. UGH! I've never done that before and it makes me mad. I'm wasting time that could be spent knitting. 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015


Azalea is a beautiful, delicate printed DK weight 100% cotton, feminine, pretty and romantic, ideal for open lacy textures and stitches, totally, utterly, simply delicate.
240m in a 100gram ball
22 stitches = 4" on 4mm needles

$19.95 a ball - but remember that a ball goes a long way. A long sleeved sweater or cardigan is taking 4 or 5 balls.
Louisa Harding has a new yarn, Azalea, for spring. There is a pattern book with 14 amazing designs in the yarn.

I'm writing early today. It's a big TV night and I need to be ready. Survivor and The Amazing Race. I don't think it can get any better. I'm almost to the next section on Ley Lines. Should happen tonight. I wish I could knit faster. I really need it done :)