Scarf Yarns

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The Day Before

I'm trying to get everything finished before we leave in the morning. We hope to be on the road between 10 and 11. Beth has a stop planned on the way at Webers Hamburgers.

There is a huge box of parcels going to the post office.
Printing the teacher's class notes.

It's almost 2pm and I think I'm done. That means getting to work on the Cane Bay Wrap.

It's now 4pm and guess what. No knitting yet. I keep finding things to do for Camp. I need to finish the wrap this evening!!

When I wrote my blog post about yarn bowls I totally forgot to show a picture of the best one.

It's much later now and my chores are done. I'm sitting down to knit and watch Big Brother. Then a good night's sleep. I guess I should think about packing soon. :)

Monday, September 15, 2014

Yarn Bowls

Mom and dad arrived home from Myrtle Beach last night and brought two huge boxes of yarn bowls.


The Cane Bay Wrap didn't get finished last night. Hopefully tonight. It looks like it's going to be on display at Camp pre-blocking. Speaking of Camp. I think we're ready. There are a few more things to print but all yarn and garments are packed. Oh yeah, all the goodie bag and door prizes are ready to go too. Thank you to the following companies who donated amazing gifts for our retreat.


Blue Sky Alpacas
Classic Elite 
Dream in Color
Filatura di Crosa
madelinetosh
Mrs. Crosby
Namaste
Offhand Designs
Old Mill Knitting
Rowan
Soak Wash
Trendsetter/Lotus Yarns
Wendy/Peter Pan
Westminster Fibers
Zen Yarn Garden

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Another Great Fair

We had a fantastic time in Kitchener yesterday. It was great seeing customers who shop in the store as well as the customers that I see a few times a year at the shows.
Thank you to Wannietta, Sarah and Lynn for all their help. I couldn't have done the show without you. Also a big thank you to Beth. She helped with set up on Friday afternoon and then drove back yesterday afternoon to take down the booth.

Mrs. Crosby was a hit. It was fun introducing her to more knitters.





A huge thank you to the volunteers of the KW Knitters' Guild for putting on an amazing show.

We've unpacked the van and are ready to restart packing for Camp. Today's jobs are making up the door prizes (we have some amazing gifts for those coming) and finishing the printing that I need to do. Oh yeah. Watch football and knit!!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Knitters' Fair

I'm home from Kitchener. The booth is mostly set up and will be finished in the morning.




Dinner is done, I'm finishing my post and then going to relax for an hour or so before bed. 5am will be here soon. Hope to see you tomorrow at the Knitters' Fair.

I love this colour!

It's Thursday evening, the football game is on and I'm writing tomorrow's post. I don't know if I will feel like writing tomorrow night after we set up the booth.
Diana came in this afternoon with Auburn Wave. I wasn't expecting it for the booth but am extremely happy that she finished it.
Pattern: Auburn Wave
Yarn: 2 skeins of Mrs. Crosby Hat Box in Sunset Regatta
Needles: 4mm

The colour is amazing!
We've shown many Auburn Waves. This scarf/shawl is awesome. There are so many ways to wear it and you can make it as big or as small as you want. There are many, many, many yarn options. I haven't seen one yet that I haven't liked. My third one is almost to the lace section and there will be another one started sometime soon. I have 2 balls of Freia Fingering hiding in my bedroom :)

Since I took all the Mrs. Crosby yarns off the shelf for the Knitters' Fair I thought that I had better fill them up with something so that the store didn't look really empty for Cathy.

Lots of bulky and super bulky yarn. Thinking of starting on Christmas gifts? Stop in soon while we have lots of stock in many colours.




Thursday, September 11, 2014

Thank you Rowan for the Free Patterns

I had no clue what I was going to write about today so I went to the Rowan website to see if they've added any new, free patterns. Look what I found

The Traveller Scarf
Knit this men's chunky accessory scarf, a design from the Rowan archive originally featured in Rowan Knitting & Crochet Magazine 48. Designed by Martin Storey using our popular yarn Big Wool (wool,) this scarf has a chunky stitch detail and can be knitted as a long or short version. This free pattern PDF has been translated into German, Danish and Swedish - only print the pages you need after downloading.
Download the pattern... 

Knit this ladies chunky sweater, with central cable panel, the member's exclusive free pattern for September 2014. Designed by Martin Storey using the stunning yarn All Seasons Chunky (cotton and acrylic), this cropped sweater has deep ribbed set-in sleeves.
Download the pattern... 

Gadabout Scarf
Knit this accessory chunky scarf, a design from the Rowan archive originally featured in Rowan Knitting & Crochet Magazine 48. Designed by Amanda Crawford using the beautiful yarn Cocoon (wool and mohair), this long scarf has beautiful stitch detail and contrasting garter stitch edgings. The free pattern PDF has been translated into German, Danish & Swedish - only print the pages you need after downloading.
Download the pattern... 

Salford Scarf
Knit this unisex accessory scarf, a design from the Rowan archive originally featured in Rowan Knitting & Crochet Magazine 46. Designed by Martin Storey using the beautiful yarn Cocoon (wool and mohair), this chunky scarf has an all over cable design. This free pattern PDF has been translated into German & Swedish - only print the pages you need after downloading.
Download the pattern... 

Selene Wrap
Knit this ladies accessory wrap, a design from the Rowan archive originally featured in The Cocoon Collection. Designed by Marie Wallin using the beautiful yarn Cocoon (wool and mohair), this pretty wrap is worked in grapevine pattern and has 2 x 2 rib along the short edges and a crochet trim along the long edges. This free pattern PDF has been translated into German - only print the pages you need after downloading.
Download the pattern... 

I'm going to sign off really early today. The van is going to be here soon and we're going to get it loaded up. After work there are many chores and then football. Have fun downloading patterns.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Three Hour Tour

We made it home from our boat trip last night. We were prepared in case we ended up on a desert island for a while. Food. Drinks. Cell Phone. All would have been good.
There were a lot of sail boats out in the harbour last night.

The noisy people congregated upstairs. Beside the bar of course.

We're packing which means a mess. I can't wait until tomorrow afternoon when we get the van so that it can be cleared out of the store.

Mr. Canpar came this afternoon with a new yarn from Noro. Silk Garden Solo.
If you love the feel of Silk Garden, but don't want to knit with a self-striping yarn, Noro Silk Garden Solo is the yarn you’ve been waiting for. There are stunning tonal color shifts. Silk Garden Solo is a worsted weight blend of silk & mohair with just a touch of wool. 
The colours are fabulous.

It's knitting time. I only have a few days to get the Cane Bay Wrap finished. That is my self imposed deadline. I want the wrap for Camp and I want to start something new. There is some Kidsilk Haze Stripe calling my name. That is just one of the yarns I'm thinking about for my next project. The list is actually quite long. :)

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Mrs. Crosby

Our dear friend Mrs. Crosby is having a contest on her blog. Jump on over and enter to win! I've been talking about Mrs. Crosby for quite some time and I have had the pleasure of meeting her on numerous occasions. What a wonderful lady.

Mr. Canada Post brought in a big box from Freia Fibers today with lots of Freia Fingering.
The colour that Kim used for her Auburn Wave is back in stock. You need 2 balls and 4.5mm needles for the shawl. Kim's has 4 eyelet repeats. Why am I telling you this? For some of the fingering weight yarns you have enough to do 5 repeats but you don't have enough yardage with the Freia. You might not get the full lace pattern at the end either but only someone who has knit the shawl will know this.

There are many, many great colours. I didn't take any but I did think about it.

It's a quick post today. After work we are running down to the Hamilton Harbour to go on a '3 hour tour'. Our Uncle Dave is turning 70 and his kids are hosting a boat cruise around the harbour for him. And it looks like rain out. Hopefully it happens before we go or it waits until we're back.