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Tuesday, July 25, 2017


This post was written for last night. Then I received Isabelle's pictures. Her shawl is so beautiful that I had to show them.
We should receive a shipment tomorrow received a shipment today that has two colours of Noro Silk Garden Sock. 2 balls will make the Crazy Magic Boomerang (pattern purchased on Ravelry). Our sample was knit with colour 411 on a 4.5mm needle.
Fun stitch in a boomerang shape - easy to knit and easy to wear. You can work from written instructions or a chart - whichever you prefer. 
The original ripple stitch has been adapted to make this an intuitive knit.
It is so much fun to knit with Noro yarns. Before you know it the colour has changed. The bad thing - it is way past your bed time :)
40% Wool/25% Silk/25% Nylon/10% Kid Mohair 
300m (325 yards) in a 100gram ball
fingering/sport weight
And a brand new colour. 457. There is something about yellows and golds that are grabbing my attention lately.

This is Cathy's Log Cabin Afghan. I have a bunch of squares knit for my second one but not enough. I decided that we are going to bring in a selection of colours of Noro Kureyon so that I can finish my blanket and for those who also want to make this fabulous project.

The pattern calls for 20 squares. Cathy did 25 and I think I'll be making mine larger too.

We have some colours in the store and these four colours will be in the shipment on Tuesday were in today's shipment. The new colours are on the website and I'm counting existing stock to get it added.


Every time I order Lykke needles I will be adding a few more colours.

Our July newsletter went out this morning yesterday. If you didn't receive it, here is the link.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Thank you Isabelle

I sent some yarn to Quebec (Sainte-Julie to be exact) last month. Isabelle just sent pictures of her finished shawl. I'm in love. I bought the pattern from Ambah when it came out and have been contemplating making it. Now I know that I need to make it. Isabelle's colour choice is stunning. If I didn't have work to do tonight I might be going to the store.

Pattern: Bambara Wrap (purchased on Ravelry)
Yarn: 4 skeins of Adelaide from Primrose Yarn Co
-Nasty Unicorn
Bambara is a generously-sized wrap, knit on the bias with simple shaping and alternating sections of lace and garter. The colours and patterns weave together like the layers of a melody, calling to mind the iconic sound of The Cure’s A Forest. It’s the perfect opportunity to play with colour – use a 3-skein gradient with a coordinating contrast colour, mix speckles and solids in 4 different colours for a fun, bold look, or keep it subtle with neutral solids.
Here is Ambah's version. Beautiful as well.

Someone was very tired when she got home from doggy daycare.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

New Cowl

I cast off this afternoon. I can't wait to see it after it's blocked.

The pattern says
Repeat these 16 rounds 5 times more (6 repeats total). You may have enough yarn for 7 repeats, but not everyone is a yarn chicken daredevil. Knitter, know thyself.
I did not play yarn chicken. And it was a good thing. I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have made it.

Pattern: Issa Cowl (purchased on Ravelry)
Yarn: Dyed in the Wool - one skein each of two colours
I pulled out Starting Point - it's time to finish up some projects. We need lots of new display garments for the Knitters' Fair. I try to have different samples than what we showed at the Frolic.

Saturday, July 22, 2017


The end is near. I have 14 rows to go before the ribbing. This is a great project to work on in the car or at the soccer field. I would definitely consider making it again.

Yesterday I mentioned cleaning up the mini skein kits on the website. It got me thinking about an order I placed at TNNA so I sent off an email. We should be receiving boxes from SweetGeorgia the middle of August. There will be four new Party of Five kits.
I've knit Hitchhiker (pattern purchased on Ravelry) twice with Party of Five kits. The pattern is easy. All you need to know is cast on, cast off, knit and increase. You knit one colour to the end of the skein and then join in the next skein. I joined in the middle of the row - I didn't want to waste one cm of yarn.

Taffy Toes (free pattern on Ravelry) is knit with a Party of Five kit. The yarn is 80% superwash merino and 20% nylon. Perfect for socks.
Marron (pattern purchased on Ravelry) is another great shawl that is knit with a Party of Five kit.

There will also be 23 colours of Tough Love Sock (100gram skeins - 388m/425yards) in the shipment including

It's the 8th inning of the Jays game and they need my full attention. Plus my knitting is calling me so it's time to say good night.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Thank you Mrs. Crosby

Ms. UPS brought in two big boxes from Mrs. Crosby late this afternoon.
A few weeks ago I showed Drachenfels (pattern purchased on Ravelry) knit in Mrs. Crosby Hat Box. New colours came today that will look amazing together in the shawl.
Roasted Chestnut, Ella and Frank
Frank, Ella and Creme Fraiche
Roasted Chestnut, Ella and Creme Fraiche
This is Reticule (lace weight) in Ella. The colour is awesome.

These aren't on the website yet. Hopefully tomorrow. The new colours have been added to the website.

Early this afternoon I did some work on the website.
I started with String Quintets from Lorna's Laces. Previously these were listed individually. Now they are tidy in one spot.

Now I need to do SweetGeorgia and Frabjous. Those are going to take longer.

Dad needs to get a new truck. She's too big for the back seat :)

Thursday, July 20, 2017


Alex (who does sample knitting for the store) spent some time in the store today rearranging the Adelaide. It was a mess. When the yarn arrived I didn't have time to bag up extras of each colour and put it in storage. We had too many skeins in the baskets which made it impossible to see all the colours. Now it's nicely arranged. 3-4 skeins out and the rest in hiding. We know which colours are in each bag so it's easy to find. Alex had fun playing with all the colours. I'm sure she found a few that she needs for her stash.

Before Alex started straightening, I pulled some colours. This could end up as Dotted Rays, Speckled Fade. The denim/grey and lime will be the chevron border.

Another yarn on sale until next Friday is Spud & Chloe Sweater.
Pattern: Uptown Downtown Jacket (purchased on Ravelry)
Yarn: Spud & Chloe Sweater - on sale until Friday July 28
High fashion or weekend wear? No problem, this versatile sweater is fitting for both! Dress it up with leggings and your dancing shoes or dress it down with your favorite jeans and a pair of boots. You decide!
Lovey Dovey is way too cute. Also knit in Spud & Chloe Sweater.
Love layering ease? Top a pair of leggings or pants with this simple knitted piece that will be her favorite to play or party in. With accent hearts you will both love.

55% Superwash Wool / 45% Certified Organic Cotton 
WEIGHT:100g / 160yds / 146m 
NEEDLE SIZE:7-9 US / 4.5-5.5mm 
GAUGE:4-5 sts per inch / 2.5cm 
I didn't make it to bed early last night but I was up at 5am to watch some golf. It's time to watch Big Brother and then bed. I might sleep in until 6am tomorrow. We'll see when the dogs wake me.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Mosaic Knitting

There was a bit of knitting tonight. Thank you The Amazing Race and Big Brother. I'm totally addicted to this cowl. You are only working with one colour per row. And the rows go quickly. How come I haven't done a project with Mosaic Knitting before?

Interweave Knits has a great article explaining Mosaic Knitting.

Don't forget that the sale is running through next Friday. Don't miss out on a chance to purchase Rialto Luxury Sock from Debbie Bliss at a discount. All these patterns take two balls - one each of two different colours.
Pattern: Meadowside (Purchased on Ravelry)
Pattern: Around the Corner (purchased on Ravelry)
Pattern: Cloudline (purchased on Ravelry)
Pattern: Brackenreid (purchased on Ravelry)
Pattern: ZickZack (free on Ravelry)

I was supposed to be in bed early. That didn't happen. Thankfully the 'big guys' don't tee off until around 4am. I told my dad we'd talk to him at 5am. A few hours of golf (and maybe some more knitting) before heading to work.