Wednesday, February 24, 2010

"What" I am knitting!

This is the Olympic pennant that I was lucky enough to get when the flame went by the shop in December. At last we have snow, so now I can stick it in a snow bank.

Hope you are having fun knitting/crocheting & watching the Olympics all at the same time! The faster the athletes go - the faster I knit! I have found that knitting fast is not always a good idea - I am sure you all know what I mean!

How are your Olympic knitting projects coming along? Here is a sneak preview of "what" I am knitting. Any guesses? A picture will be posted at the end of the Olympics.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Winter in the Shop!

Have you checked out our "wintery" corner of the shop. You will notice "snow" on the tree & on the "ground". In this corner you will find several super knitting projects for babies, kids & of course adults.
These sweaters are made using the following yarns -

Sirdar Click DK (blue) & Sirdar Escape Chunky (green/brown) on & beside table

Sirdar Crofter (fair isle), Naturally Buttons (mauve), Kertzer Marble Chunky (blue/brown) & Naturally Loyal (yellow) on the snowy ground

Kertzer Baby Marble (blue/mauve), Cabin Fever Cotton Tweed (lime green) & Sirdar Click Aran (multi coloured) floating like snowflakes.

Rozetti Cocoon (blues) is the sky!

Wouldn't you just love to keep your fingers warm while making one of these sweaters for yourself or someone special!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

For the LOVE of Knitting

As you are reading my blog today - I can only assume that you LOVE to knit!

I am going to share with you the many reasons that I LOVE to knit!

  • to see the look of love & appreciation when I give some one that I love "something" I have knitted

  • to expand my creativity

  • to take my knitting where ever I go

  • to teach others to knit & hope that they will love it also

  • to be challenged with new knitting techniques, etc

  • to keep my handsbusy

I imagine that many of the reasons that you love to knit are the same as mine.

Keep knitting & continue sharing your love of knitting!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Knitting & the Olympics

It was lots of fun "knitting" with my red Olympic mittens!

Knitting & the Olympics (watching TV) go together. Speed is a large factor in winning at the Olympics & you will win with your knitting if you use the Addi turbos - known for their speed! Determination & skill takes the athletes to the finish line. Your determination & knitting skills will also help you to finish a project or two during the Olympics.

So, pick up your knitting, find your favourie chair & cheer on our Canadian Olympians.

Go, Canada, Go!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Berroco Ultra Alpaca

The name says it all! Everyone love alpaca. This yarn is a beautiful alpaca/wool blend with a lovely soft handle (the way it feels!). The colours are so very inticing & we have just added 5 new ones to our selection. The picture shows you the new colours - in the top row- pastel pink, pastel mauve, couscous (beige) & in the bottom row - pastel blue & yucca green. We have an attractive cardigan in blueberry mix knit up in the shop for you to admire. You than can check out over 20 colours of this super yarn & decide which one you would love for your next project!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Marble Chunky

This is one of our most popular yarns & two new colours have just arrived along with some new patterns.

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