Monday, February 28, 2011
I did get to go out for supper..so a pretty good day all round.
No pictures it's late and I want to work on the 2nd of two hats I am making as shop samples. A new favourite yarn!
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Friday, February 25, 2011
#1 No big snowstorm for Bowmanville, everyone was worried about the big storm heading our way and Lake Ontario did it's job and kept it from coming this direction! (I don't know if my 'science' is right, but those lakes seem to keep all the nasty snow weather south of us when the wind is from the North.)
#2 Frill Seeker is not coming to the shop. It is still in processing!
Things that will get done today: I will attempt to empty the boxes that decorate the shop!
See you Soon
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Monday, February 21, 2011
Today is 'bill day' for the Farm, I catch-up on last month's accounting and pay the 'staff': the vet, the parts supplier, the feed company.....but I am stalling because I would rather sit in my 'nest' and knit in the sunshine.
Or learn something new with my new toy?
The dog wants out, I am going for a walk then back to work...maybe.
Have a lovely "day off"
See You Soon.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Gwen's February Lady Sweater, we are thinking of doing a knit-a-long (KAL) class for this project. If you are interested in joining us contact the shop.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Monday, February 14, 2011
The Yarn is Cascade 220, the most popular yarn on Ravelry. It is 100% wool, very soft and felts beautifully.
With any competition there are prizes, last year some of the yarn suppliers donated prizes and I will attempt to have them donate again.
1st prize is $30 Gift Certificate to Soper Creek Yarn
2nd and 3rd prizes both receive $15 Gift Certificates.
We have wound up 12 kits (Kits are $5 each). Entries are due back to the shop on March 21st, voting will take place the week following that and the winners announced on April 1st.
This Friday is Knitt'n Night, 6 pm - 8:30 pm. We are working on shawls, we could do a little 'fix your mistakes lesson' if you bring in a swatch of stockinette stitch about 6 x 10 inches, the bigger the swatch the more we can do with it...leave it on the needles. (Worsted weight, smooth yarn, 5mm needles cast on 30 stitches knit 1 row purl 1row for 6 inches)
Last time we did a quick blocking session on a Shawl knit by and eager knitter who is attempting to knit a shawl every 2 weeks!
This past Saturday we had many knitters come in with completed projects and with permission I am posting them on the Facebook page. Go have a look!
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Still patiently waiting for many other orders!
Winding balls of yarn for the 3rd Annual Yarn Challenge!
Kits will be available next week.
Hint, 3 colours + 1 colour to choose yourself.
See You Soon.
Friday, February 4, 2011
Time for the Soper Creek Yarn "Yarn Challenge". The biggest challenge is coming up with theme for this year. I am auditioning yarns and colours as we speak. The first year we used Shepherd Classic Wool and then last year we used Mission Falls 1824 wool in the Olympic theme colours. What to do? What to do? I will keep you posted and kits should be available after February 14th, (now that I have confirmed the date I am obligated to get this done!)
I you aren't up for a challenge but want to do something good. I have been asked to collect 6 inch and 12 inch squares to be used to make blankets for Orphans in the Ukraine. You can make them from any yarn and they can be either knit or crochet. A great way to sample knitting and crochet patterns and warm up a child at the same time!
Another good thing: The students from St. Stephen's High school have formed a knitting group that are knitting dolls to send to Children with HIV Aids in Africa. They are looking for donations of black and brown ('worsted weight' or similar) and brightly coloured yarns to knit these lovely dolls. (once again the computer cords for the camera are not with the camera!)
Tonight is Knitt'n Night,
See you soon
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
I dreaded shovelling the front walk but when I arrived the guys from James Publishing had cleared all the snow and even made pathways to the parking spots on the street!
If you have to go out be careful.
See you soon.