Thursday, October 28, 2010

Happy Hallowe'en!

Happy Hallowe'en to all  of you.

I thought that you would enjoy these pictures of our yarns and lots of other items that we have in the shop with a  Hallowe'en colour theme. It was fun walking around the shop collecting them. Actually, I could have collected a lot more, but only had so much room on the table to display them. If you look closely at the pictures you will find

knit kits
sheep mugs
yarn and more yarn
colourful note books
 see through water bottles
knit happy thermos bottles
 black & green scarf
knitters' granola
shawl pins

Use you imagination - this is supposed to be a pumpkin sitting on the grass!

 Remember -  keep you hands busy knitting and crocheting so you do not eat too many candy treats!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

My FO!

If you remember from my last post - FO means finished object. Well my WIP became my FO before I knew it and even before I took a picture of it as a WIP. Truth be told - I forgot to take a picture of it as a WIP.

Well, here it is my FO. It is the the lightest, most wonderful feeling shawl ever. It only took one skein of Sweaterkits 100% silk. The pattern - which is free when you purchase the yarn - is easy enough for a beginner. This is an  instant gratification project as it works up extremely quickly on 7 mm needles. In real life you can see more clearly the cute little picot edge which is done at the end with 4.5 mm needles. If shawls are not your "thing", it can be used to make a lovely dressy scarf.

I hope you notice the attractive shawl pin fastened to the shawl. This copper pin (and silver ones) are made by Sweaterkits. It is great that they are a Canadian company - actually from Ontario.

Why not treat yourself to a skein (or two) of this lovely hand dyed silk yarn to make a shawl for yourself or for "whoever". If you go back o to our October 14th post, you will see the "must have" colours. I will be ordering more colours soon, as I am sure this yarn is going to be very popular.

Have fun knitting and crocheting.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Linda's WIP!

In case you are not familiar with the term WIP - it means "work in progress", the incomplete knitting projects that take up precious space in a knitter's bag, curl up in baskets, mushroom on the top of kitchen counters, rest beside the bed and colonize any horizontal surface where a knitter can safely store them until they become "FOs" (finished objects!). This description is from a book called Brave New Knits.

I wonder how many WIPs you have - can you count that high!? Just kidding!

Both sides look really nice!

Anyway, Linda started this beautiful scarf last week. It is made out of  Dye Version 100 % bamboo. According to Linda - the yarn feels heavenly to knit with - lovely and soft with great stitch definition. The pattern is free with the yarn purchase. The pattern in this scarf is an easy 6 row repeat. When finished the scarf/shawl will be 9" wide and 50" long.There is also another pattern that you can choose from to use with this yarn

Lucky sheep!

Our sheep seems to be enjoying wearing Linda"s WIP!

To see the other wonderful colours Dye Version Bamboo comes in you can check our Sept. 23rd blog.

Now, go and work on your WIPs!


Thursday, October 7, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

   Hi to all our favourite knitters and crocheters.

Thank you for your support.

Thank you for your patronage.

Thank you for your friendship.

 Thank you for your laughter.

Thank you for your good advice.

Thank you for your encouragement and compliments.

Thank you  for being YOU.

Happy Thanksgiving to YOU and your families.

             Happy Knitting & Crocheting from Diane