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Thursday, September 9, 2010
Finished Cardi & K-W Knitters' Fair
Linda recently finished knitting this fabulous cardigan that is on display in the shop. Some of you may already have seen it. She kind of wishes that it would turn cool - guess it has- so that she can wear it!
Linda used another one of Berroco's super yarns - BlackstoneTweed KW. This yarn is a combination of soft wool, superkid mohair and angora rabbit hair. With that combination of fibres - it just has to be extremely soft and luxurious and it is!. Interestingly enough it also has a slightly rustic look which is very appealing. Linda had a hard time deciding what colour to use but ended up choosing charcoal grey which is very versitile. Admire it and feehopefully willinspired to make this cardigan using BlackstoneTweedKW for yourself or some one special. There is a Berroco book dedicated to this particular yarn or you can use any pattern that calls for KW yarn. Blackstone Tweed KW would also be great for hats, mitts, scarves, etc.
Busy, busy busy!!! - that is what we are at the shop. We have spent a lot of time getting ready for the Kitchener Waterloo Knitters' Fair being held this Sat.- Sept.11th. First of all deciding to put a booth in the fair was a huge decision. Then deciding "what" to take and how much to take! Suppliers did not always co-operate - so some changes had to made at the last minute. By the time you receive this post - we will be very busy packing Linda's van - sure hope it is big enough - maybe it has expandable sides like suitcases do! We will be setting up the booth Friday evening, driving back to town, then back up to K-W for 8:00 am Sat. morning. When the show closes at 4:30, we have to pack up everything - unless we sell it all!- and head back to Georgetown. Then unload Linda's van, so she can head home to Brampton. Sure sounds like a busy but fun time. If you are attending the show - be sure to come by and say Hi! We are in the ballroom - booth #24!
Remember we are closed Sat. September 11th - for the show! But we will be open on Mondays again starting on Sept. 13th. If you drop by on the 13th , I might put you "to work" helping to put every thing back where it belongs!
I love to knit & have my dream job - owning a yarn shop & being around wonderful fibers all day. I have owned the shop for over 19 years & been part of the business for 15 years before that. I love sharing my knitting knowledge with my super customers & also teaching new knitters all about this creative "addiction" called knitting.