Thursday, July 28, 2011

It's beginning:

New things are starting to arrive:

The first is a new 'sock' yarn from Regia, starts off as a scarf and then you can unravel and make it into a pair of socks, or a hat or a pair of mitts! Buy 2 and make a matching set the boring scarf is already done!

6 lovely colours just in time to start your list!

I can't wait to see what the next box will contain.

My appointment yesterday was good news! Thanks to those who were wondering.

See You Soon.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

An Appointment!

There are some things you can't avoid or have control over. Tomorrow there is a Doctor's appointment. That means I will close early on Wednesday. Come before 3 pm.

Wednesday open: 10 am - 3 pm

Thursday: 10 am - 4 pm

Friday: 10 am - 6 pm

Saturday: 10 am - 4 pm

Closed Sunday and Monday.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Never Too Hot!

To flip through the new books that just arrived!

I have been looking forward to this book from Schoolhouse press. It's a book that Elizabeth Zimmermann wanted to publish many years ago. Her designs are fascinating and inspiring; it will be hard to figure out which one to do first.

I told you that it was too hot to knit? Well apparently it really never is, I found the perfect project made with linen and its for me!

See you soon.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Just to share!

Everyone has 'stash' issues in one form or another: Between The Boy and The Farmer there are 7 pairs of Cowboy boots in our mudroom!

I carefully point that out to them when they 'comment' on the yarn in the house, 'shop' stash doesn't count.

In case you didn't know cowboy boots are very good for people with 'back' issues...that's the excuse they use.

It is too hot to knit, but wonderful time to flip through the books and magazines to get the creative juices flowing.

Just a reminder that the sale continues until Saturday.

All yarn is 15% off and some are 25% off

25% off: (in stock only)

Frill Seeker, Ondas and Triana
Sirdar Tweedie
Sirdar Click Aran
Sirdar Crofter Chunky
Sirdar Summer Stripes
Sublime Soya Cotton
Mullberry and Merino
Tempo Chunky
Manos wool Clasica.

All stock of Mission Falls (full bags are 30% off)

See you Soon.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Just like riding a bike!

Our holidays took us to the Nation's capital. Last year when we visited The Girl we stayed a few days and toured the city. The whole time we were there I kept saying we should bring our bicycles the next time. This year we did.

Before leaving The Farmer dusted off the bikes, I haven't been on mine since the last time we went camping in 2005! I took mine for a spin just to see if I could still manage this mode of transportation and sure enough it's just "like riding a bike!"

After arriving in Ottawa we unloaded the bikes from the back of the pick-up and headed out into Rockcliffe Park. After a few minutes on the trail my bike was making the most annoying scraping sound, the fender had somehow worked it's way loose and was tickling the tire as it went around...all I could think was "If I only had a piece of string!"

The next day we rode the bike path that follows the Rideau canal, it was interesting to see the spots we had skated on from the 'summertime' point of view. We stopped to watch the locks work near Carleton University and one of the workers at the lock was quite fascinated by my vintage green bicycle. I bought it when I was in grade 13, used, from a friends Mom, at 35 years it is still in pretty good shape, better than me. Lets just say that there are parts of my body that are taking time to recover!

I had booked this week away months ago it just happened to be the week The Girl needed to move to a new apartment!

We met The Girl and her Friends from work at the National Gallery, after driving miles only to find a parking spot 2 kilometers away. (There are very few places to park a vehicle over 6'8" high.)
They gave us a ride back to the Truck.

It was a lovely visit!

Friday, July 15, 2011


We had a lovely few days away, The Farmer was back to work today and I caught up on some running around and have decided to get back tomorrow.

Seeing as I have been away and there is so much nice new stuff coming I had a 'discussion' with the staff and 'we' agreed that a sale would be a good thing.

All in stock yarn is 15% - 25% off until July 23rd!

If you are planning some gift knitting now is the time to stock up. Tell your friends!

See You Soon!

I will tell you about our holiday later!

Saturday, July 9, 2011


Just a reminder that Soper Creek Yarn is closed for a few days!

(July 12 - 16)

Regular summer hours continue on July 19th...which is also our next Knitt'n Night.

See you then!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

'Discussion with Myself'

Something finished!

A while back I described my attempt to create a scarf using the whole 100 grams of the new Taiyo Sock Yarn from Noro. The actual finished measurement is just shy of the 50 inches. When I got near the end I had a 'discussion with myself" about how to finish the ends. There were several choices:

1. Cast off the end and let it be a scarf.

2. Graft the beginning to the end to make it a cowl. (I had used Lucy Neatby's clever provisional cast on to give me that option.)

3. Graft the beginning to the end twisting in the middle to make a moebius cowl.

4. Put a row of buttonholes in the end (about 5 rows in) to give me all the options.

I really wanted to attempt grafting garter stitch, but after much 'discussion with myself', the buttonholes seemed to be the best option.

I really like it.

I tried to wear it today, but I am happy to say that it is too warm out there today for this.

There was a semi crisis yesterday, somehow I managed to leave my knitting at the shop. Everything I was working on was dependant on the bag I had left behind.

Only solution was to start something new!

The 'discussion with myself' was inspired by this from Jean Chretien:

I sat down and said, ‘Aline, I will make a park here for you.’ When I returned to my office on Monday, I consulted the Minister of Indian Affairs, who was myself, consulted the Minister of Northern Affairs, who was myself, and consulted the minister responsible for parks, who was myself, and they all agreed on the matter. I took out my pen and made [Auyuittuq National Park].....

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

This Week:

Open today, Tuesday, until 7 pm.

Wednesday: there is an appointment and I will have to close at 2pm to get there in time!

Thursday: 10am - 4pm

Friday: 10 am - 6 pm

Saturday: 10 am - 4 pm

Then Holidays for the next week!

Baskets of sale yarn are being moved around..there are some great deals!

Enjoy the sunshine and long evenings.

See you Soon.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Oops I did it again!

Remember last year when I became obsessed with shawls, well there is a new thing this year. Felted Bags!
A few posts back I described my first attempt. I wanted to see the results so quickly that I didn't keep an accurate account of what I actually did. I chose another colour in the same yarn to try and replicate the first one. Only to find that this colourway wanted to do some interesting 'pooling'. The second attempt is similar to the first but slightly different.

I had a little bit of yarn left over and made a smaller 'pouch' that was going to fit something but may become something else.

They are both at home drying. They should be finished by Tuesday.

A reminder that I am on Holidays from July 10 - 16th and on Wednesday July 6th I have to leave early for an appointment. Come before 2 pm.

For those still interesting in Mission Falls Yarn only a few more days until I can't order any extras you may need....the remaining in store stock is on sale.