Sunday, November 27, 2011

Catching Up!

The Shop has been very busy, new yarns, new patterns and new customers. The data base is getting very large. Some travel great distances to visit the shop, even just a couple of times a year. There are customers from St. John's and another from Vancouver and many places in between.

The Yarn too has travelled great distances to come into the shop; New Zealand, Italy, Turkey and some from right here in Canada.
New to the mix is this lovely, and a bit precious, from Classic Elite is called Toboggan. Great for mitts and hats for those days when you want to enjoy the Winter season.

I have been ordering from a new pattern supplier, and who wouldn't love to knit one of these for a favourite little one in your life. Easy shapes and colours, made in DK and Worsted weight. Especially nice for boys, great designs for boys are always a challenge.We made a quick attempt at a Winter Window...we are working on that too!

This week is Knitt'n Night, (Christmas Party at Rose's), bring $2 for tea or coffee and a treat to share. Wednesday November 30th, 6 pm - 8 pm. RSVP via email to the shop tina at Sopercreekyarn dot ca.

Then Friday: Moonlight Magic...come visit the Downtown for an evening of Winter Festivities and Shopping. The shop will be open until 10 pm. Knitters are welcome to come and knit for a drop in knitting session.

I think a nap is in order, its going to be a busy week!
See you Soon.

Friday, November 25, 2011


November is just about done?

I am certainly behind in knitting updates.

A thank-you to Sally for providing me with the perfect sweater for the 'What a Girl Wants" window. (Those who know me know that I don't do pink very well.) The Sweater was to be her winter knitting project, it took her just over a week! She used Big Bamboo from Sirdar, she loved the yarn so much she made 2 hats with the same yarn.

Do to Camera issues, (it was 'lost' for about a week) I couldn't show you
my new favourite thing:
Crochet! (not really new..just renewed interest.)

This lovely yarn from Katia arrived late October and after looking a the web site for inspiration.
I knew exactly what to do!
Making this scarf took me back to high school, which was a very long time ago.
As usual sometimes the simplest projects make the biggest impressions. The whole scarf took just under 4 balls using a 3.5mm crochet hook. ( FYI this is pretty much the extent of my Crochet knowledge..the basic granny square and double crochet shells!)

Speaking of making big impressions. To Those of you who have been making scarves using the Ruffle yarns:

The Yarn is becoming a little less available and we are doing our best in keeping up with the demand. At one point this week one yarn is completely out of stock in Italy..where they make it.

I will post when more arrives. Today we received one colour in Moda Lame. There is another shipment of Frill Seeker due the first week in December.

Hope that gives you inspiration..
See you Soon.

Thursday, November 17, 2011


Today's post is brought to you by the number 27!

27 years ago today I married "The Farmer", the weather was just like today, cold but sunny, the rest has been a big blur. Where has the time gone?

Knitt'n Night and What a Girl Wants was a fun event. Congratulations to Barb R. who gets to take home a lovely Namaste Knitting Bag.

Next up Santa Claus is coming to Town! (Saturday 10:30, downtown Bowmanville)

See You Soon.

Monday, November 14, 2011

What a Girl Wants!

A night out with the Girls. Come out to Downtown Bowmanville and enjoy an evening shopping 27 local shops. All independent small town shops and restaurants each featuring a new treat or demonstration and some have prizes to be won.

It's this Wednesday evening from 6 pm - 10 pm.

That's Knitt'n Night! Come and Knit from 6 pm - 9 pm....that gives you sometime to wander the Downtown Shops and get some Shopping done!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


Friday is Remembrance Day.

This year, like every year the Shop closes so that I can attend the Ceremony.

When The Boy and The Girl were little and there was much running around I would watch the broadcast of the Ceremonies from Parliament Hill. Then a few years ago I started to attend our local service.

I go because Canadians came to The Netherlands and brought freedom to my family. My Mother's conversations always included phrases "before the war", "during the war" and "after the war".

It is the least I can do.

Come and Join me, or attend a service at your local Cenotaph and Remember....

Monday, November 7, 2011

Travelling Woman!

A quick trip to see The Girl. A 4 hour drive to take her the car with snow tires as she is headed back to school for 3 months. She was at work and we met for a quick exchange of keys and paperwork. Her employer just opened a new shop and this is the place she gets to work part time, it's beautiful and would make a fabulous yarn shop.

While I was waiting for her to finish work she showed me this:

It didn't occur to me to take pictures of all the things I saw, rug hooking, weaving, spinning, kind of people all in the same place.

I took the train home, treated myself to business class (super saver fare) which means they fed me and there was wine!

Today I was on the move again as I headed into the big city and wandered around warehouses filled with yarn.

I think I am looking forward to tomorrow, but right now I am glad to be sitting on a seat that is not in a moving vehicle.

See you Soon!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Filatura Di Crosa Moda Yarn

One of the boxes that arrived yesterday contained 6 colours of this yarn. If you want to impress your 'muggle' friends with your talent make one of these..they will think you are so clever. (Just don't let them see the video)
For a picture of the finished scarf go here!
Have a lovely Weekend, see you Tuesday!

Friday, November 4, 2011

This Week!

Monday: The Cobourg thing went very well. I arrived home with a few less things than I went with, that's always a good sign. I met some very nice ladies (and men) who love colour and texture and design. (My favourite kind of people!)
Tuesday: An order arrived from Berroco. Inside one of the boxes was a new scarf yarn Think big, thick and most of all a very quick knit.

Wednesday: Knit the scarf between 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm. Just in time to show everyone at Knitt'n Night. I even managed to watch the Rick Hansen Relay as it came through the Downtown, they actually exchanged the medal just outside the shop.

Thursday: 8 blankets arrived to add to the squares that are being made to make blankets for Children and teens in the Ukraine. (1 Square at a time Project) They are amazing. I really have the best job.

Friday: Two very small boxes arrived with some Triana and Moda Lame yarn, again the most popular yarn in the shop isn't in the shop very long!

See You Soon.