Thursday, August 29, 2013

A really cute hat

Summer is still here and my flowers are showing their lovely colours.
We have lots and lots of lovely colours in the shop also!
Titus is a new yarn we got in a short while ago and now we have a shop sample.
Linda knit this cute slouch hat. 
It looks like it has cables but it is tricking you - it is twisted stitches.
The hat only takes one ball of Titus.
There is also a matching fingerless glove pattern.
Besides the colours shown we now have a rich burgundy colour in stock.
Note the lovely yarn bowl - they are so useful and we have a nice selection at the present time.

Snuggly DK or any DK yarn
Ann H. has been busy knitting again. She has lent us this cute little girls cardigan.
She used
Snuggly DK but it would also be lovely in Dreambaby DK
Baby Merino, Bamtastic or many of the other DK yarns we have.
This pattern goes from newborn to 7 years and you can also do short sleeve or long sleeve.
Thanks Ann - you are a super knitter!

When you register for our 
The "Ewe" and Me Fibre Retreat 
before Sept 28th you may win a special prize.
We have all the info at the shop. 
Give us a call or drop in.

Hope you enjoy the long weekend and hopefully find some time to to play with your fibres!

Friday, August 23, 2013

Gifts and Yarn and Sale

At last we are having some summer weather - remember it is never to hot to knit!
My phlox have been stunning this summer and this is their second blooming.
They are so bright they almost glow in the dark.

You never know what you will find when you visit the shop.
We have just received the cutest line of sheep gift items.
Knitters love sheep and there are sheep on all the items.
Actually the sheep's name is Herdy and he is so cute!
 You will find adult t-shirts, baby one-piece outfits, mugs - 2 kinds, coasters - 2 kinds,
tote bags, key rings, stitch markers, note cards, mouse (sheep) pads, etc. 
The colours are delightful.
Think a gift for yourself or start your Christmas shopping now.

A lot of people have been asking for a true aran yarn and here it is!
Blue Faced Aran from Yorkshire, England.
It comes in the 3 natural colours and the accompanying book has wonderful patterns in it.

Our "Ewe" and Me Fibre Retreat on April 4, 5 and 6, 2014 
still has room for "ewe" to join us.
We have all the info in the shop. 
Sign up now and avoid disappointment.

 We will be having a booth at the K-W Knitter's Fair 
on Sat. Sept. 14th.
 NEW LOCATION - the Kitchener Auditorium

Pattern and Book Sale
I have just put a lot of patterns and books 
on sale at 50% off.
Hope to see you while the selection is good!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

weather, knitting, sale

What is it with this weather?! 
Only good thing about it is 
it makes one want to knit! 

New books and yarns keep arriving. Linda and I having fun opening boxes and then finding places to put everything. But that is OK - as I said it is fun!

Everyone loves babies and knitting for babies and we have some great patterns and a new yarn in stock.
Peter Pan Merino Baby DK
This is the softest superwash baby wool ever and the patterns are so... cute.
It is a Dk yarn so it can be used for lots of other patterns also.

Talking of babies - look at the cozy baby blanket knit by Kaitlyn A. - one of our newer knitters.
She did a fantastic job knitting it.
Kaitlyn used Estelle Baby Bunting which is very soft and cozy. It comes in 10 different colours - so just think of all the wonderful combinations you can put together.

In case you have been out of touch lately - 
 we are holding a knitting retreat 
April 4, 5 and 6, 2014.
We have all the info at the shop and it is also in our Aug newsletter.
We would love to have "ewe" and your friends join us
- so check it out and be in touch right away as spaces are limited.
It is going to be so much fun.
Just think - a weekend for "ewe" and your knitting/crocheting!

We have put our summer yarns and some other yarns on SALE
to make room for new fall yarns.
Also, there are some other "things" on SALE.
Everyone loves a SALE!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Our trip

I am feeling a bit better and so is Bob.
 I have finally started knitting again after several weeks of doing "nothing".
Flowers from my backyard always make me feel better.

People have started registering for 
our "Ewe" and Me Fibre Retreat.
Hope "ewe" will also.
All the info is at the shop.

We had a wonderful trip - except for getting sick. 
We went on a Danube/Rhine River cruise from Budapest, Hungary to Amsterdam, Holland.
The ship was wonderful and the "things' we saw were unbelievable.
I did take my knitting with me but I did not do much.
Here are a few pictures of me knitting in other countries.
No I did not knit these but this why we knit.
I saw these 2 sweaters in the window of a high end shop in Austria.
 The pullover was over 3000 euros and the cardigan was over 4200 euro.
A euro is about $1.30!!

 Sitting outside the church in Austria where Maria from The Sound of Music 
walked down the aisle and was married.
I also walked down the aisle - kind of interesting in a strange way.
The organ was playing and it was beautiful.
Also saw the row of tall trees the kids were playing in.- guess they are a lot taller now than when the movie was made.
Also walked to and in the Abby that was important in the movie.
Knitting and relaxing on the top deck of the ship as we sailed the Rhine River through Germany. 
The river is narrow and we could see so many interesting things as we sailed along.

Only saw a few sheep until we got to Holland and then they were everywhere.

Next week there will be pictures of some of our fall yarns and patterns that have arrived.
There is quite a variety and I am sure you will like them all!!

Thursday, August 1, 2013


Hi Everyone,

This is going to be a quick blog
 -  to remind you that registration is now open for 
Our "Ewe" & Me Fibre Retreat.
It will be a great weekend - we have so many fun things planned 
- so register now!

Bob and I were away on a wonderful holiday but both of us got sick with in a few days of starting our holiday.
We are still fighting "whatever" has invaded our bodies.

Will share pictures when I am feeling better.