Wednesday, February 21, 2018

January?

Where did it go? Now its nearing the end of February:

This is a post I wrote a while back:

The cold weather has kept everyone thinking about keeping warm. It also makes us long for Spring and warmer temperatures.

Spring and summer yarn have been a small part of this shop. We find that our warm weather season is very short. We go from extreme cold to very warm sometimes in a matter of hours.  

This new yarn from Berroco was a nice find. The palette is true Berroco, they know colour.  Great for summer garments, but also as a staple garment for those who would like to use a cotton blend.  It’s a DK weight so there are many options for patterns, 



They promised a sample garment, we hope it come soon!


There is snow in the forecast today, so get our those warm mittens, scarves and hats!

The A-B-C sale continues, today my goal is to mark down Bags! 

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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Lost Again!

I am not sure if it’s part of my Dutch heritage or that I just don’t like wasting anything.  I don’t consider myself ‘cheap’ but I do like to make the best use of my money.  

For that reason I play Yarn Chicken a lot. The frugal person in me likes to use every inch of the ball of yarn. 

When making this newest shop sample I pushed the limits and estimated the number of repeats needed to use the skein efficiently. I lost. Not wanting to pull all the knitting back to redo the work I decided to just leave it to remind me and you that I make mistakes all the time.




The pattern is No Brainer One Skeiner , I used one skein, but 2 would make a great sized scarf/wrap.



The pattern was easy to follow and a great Knit, the Yarn was lovely to work with too!

See you Soon

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

A*B*C Sale

The shop is in its 10th year! We have accumulated a lot of yarn, there is new yarn arriving every week and we are doing inventory. As we go down the list there is yarn that needs to be discounted so we have decided to choose a letter and head down the list.

Last week we began with the letter A, all the remaining Alpaca Sox left the shop as did the Alpaca Dk. A few A’s remain and there have been some B’s added.
Balder, a Superwash Chunky wool is now just $4.00 for 100 grams,




Boston Mix a chunky hat yarn is also 5.00

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Bravo Big, a super Chunky yarn is just $5.00 for the 200 Gram skein.




and the remaining few skeins of

Baby Alpaca Sport is just $5.00 as well.

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Keep checking back as there are some great yarn deals coming up next!

Monday, January 15, 2018

2018?



Well, I can explain?

As ‘The Farmer’ would say:

‘You are addicted to your IPad.’

Well it is the best way to communicate with you.  For some reason the app disappeared and blogging  could only be done through the computer? 

So we are back, 

There is so much to tell you and I promise to try and keep you up to date.

This is kind of a test, as you can see I have been spinning a bit? It’s been a huge learning curve, but that’s a good thing as learning new skills keeps your brain sharp!  

Let’s see if I can work my way around this new app, another new thing!

See you soon

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Yarn Challenge 2017

Yarn Challenge 2017 was a long time ago, way back in February. Projects were made and voting tabulated. Winners were announced.

This year we chose a yarn from Berroco: Remix light, a recycled mix of Nylon, Cotton, Acrylic, Silk and Linen.  We loved the yarn, many are using again.  The yardage is amazing at 400 meters in 100 grams.


These are the entries in no particular order.  The numbers were the ballot entry numbers.









These were the winners:
Catherine's baby Jacket, Dress, Hat and Booties:

A Lovely Blanket Created by
Sharon
and Jennifer's childs sweater was 3rd place.
Thanks for waiting to see them, it is August?


Saturday, May 20, 2017

If I can just make it through this week....

You may have noticed I haven't blogged in a really long time! I really don't know where the time has gone, I must admit I have been using Facebook as a way of communication, but it's only a quick fix.

Every week since January has been fillled! The shop, home, family and life in general. All good things, we are all fine!

It's time to catch up! I will try this week to get a couple of posts done!

Today I am in the waiting room of a car repair shop as the car is in for an oil change, the iPad remembered the wifi password!

I brought a bit if knitting, homework this time as it's a shop sample.

The yarn is a new gradient cotton blend, Sping Rainbow from Katia. One ball makes a lightweight summer scarf wrap.


It took me the rest of the week to figure out how to get this one photo onto the page!

Needless to say I won't get much blogging done this week, bear with me!

Thanks everyone for waiting...



Monday, January 2, 2017

Long time!

The blog has been silent for a long time, I am not sure where all the time has gone.  Days in the shop are busy, homelife has been hectic too!

As you may know the well at home went dry, I am happy to report that after drilling for almost 3 weeks we now have lots of water.  Our front lawn however looks like a giant rodent has run a tunnel through the grass.  Good thing The Girl and The Boy are both experienced landscapers it will be next spring before we can make everything presentable again.

The shop celebrated its 8th Anniversary and we are making plans to make our 9th filled with new and  better learning opportunities.  Our Knit a long Mondays have been popular. The first Monday of every month we meet at the shop and begin a new project.  I try to pick something relatively small with a new technique, knitting only however.  So far we have covered cables, working in the round and thrums.  Next month. (January 9th) we take on a project that uses 'magic loop'.

I wrote the previous bit a while back, somehow finding time to fit everything into the day has been a challenge.

Christmas is done and the New Year begins, we will try to do better in 2017!

This is the year that I want everyone to challenge themselves to a 'Fearless"  project.  Try something new, take a small step or a giant leap!  Knitting is not brain surgery, it is very forgiving!

See you Soon!