Wednesday, October 31, 2012


We have made some progress this week:
 The loom had been moved into its space, just don't look to the left of the picture, the mattress is leaning on the wall on the other side.  They come to get that on Monday.  The Boy moved some things out to the workshop and the carpet is dry in The Girl's room and everything can go back into place.

Paperwork is up to date! Knitting however is still behind.  I did  finished one cowl and Sweater #1.  I have been working on another little sweater, ripped it back twice and was about to give up, when 'The Boy' suggested I remove the yellow sections from the yarn.  Brilliant!  (The yarn is Liberty Wool, a lovely yarn but the colourway was not working for the pattern. You will understand once the sweater is done.) Just the button bands to finish and that will be sweater #2 done.  Sweater #3 is...well in a bag waiting.

New into the shop this week, sock yarn!  New colours of Supersocke and Jawoll!

Remember Sock yarn isn't always just for socks!

Hope you had a safe and Happy Halloween!

See you Soon!

Thursday, October 25, 2012


Life these past few weeks has been a just a little hectic, no great events, just stuff.  The house is in chaos and it all started when we brought home a 45" loom.  Right now it is in the middle of the room we like to call our Sun-room.  It is a lovely spot for it, loads of light and a nice view of the Farm.  The  problem is that it means no one can visit, and the Christmas tree will have to find a new place of honour.  The decision was made and we are moving things out of a very small bedroom/closet and finding new homes for those items; in other rooms, giving them away or throwing them out!  (It's a 30 year old mattress, no one wants it!)  But like everything else it means that while we are at it we may as well, clean out 'The Girl's' closet, steam clean the carpet in her room and make it into the spare bedroom, (That contains all her stuff!)

That's the house, there are Farm accounts to keep up to date and the shop is demanding more attention as knitting season is upon us.  Saturday I had made a plan of attack: 
1. Move the Loom out of the Sun-room
2. Finish one of the three sweaters I have on the go
3. Finish one cowl and start another
 and possibly finish the second Turkish bed sock 
4. Get caught up with the paper work!
  It was all too much.

Then the distraction happened, I had this great idea for a window, or at least part of the window display.  I could make fabric falling leaves.  I went through the scraps I have been accumulating and fused 'Autumnal' colours together and The Farmer and I cut out leaf shapes.  Then I decided they needed  some details embroidered on them, I found the perfect yarn!  We made 50. After hanging them in one window I decided we needed 20 more!  (This pretty much took up 3 evenings, so much for the knitting, cleaning and paperwork!.)

But aren't they pretty, I look forward to using them for many years!

A new Yarn arrived this week, I remember ordering it way back in June!  

October was coined Socktober by some in the knitting world, I missed that memo!

The shop is filled to the brim, and re-orders are pretty much every week or two, if its not in stock we can get it pretty quick, as long as the company has it in stock!

See you Soon.!

Monday, October 15, 2012

The Farmer gets a hat!

The Farmer didn't really need a hat but this yarn arrived and the texture was just too lovely to miss!

The yarn is Cascade Greenland which came into the shop 2 weeks ago, but I only received a fraction of the order I placed.  It was a clearance yarn from the supplier and the price meant that it now became affordable.  The suggested retail was about $12 for 100 grams, right now in the shop it is $6.95 each, not bad for 100 grams of superwash merino!  It took 150 grams to make this toque.  You could easily make a beanie out of just one.  But hurry there aren't many left.

The pattern is from Ravelry: A hat fit for a Fella

Bowmanville's Apple Festival was a huge success, a lot of clearance yarn found new homes.  Some lucky shoppers picked up a few of the Samples we had on sale.  The weather was perfect, considering the weather people all predicted rain the whole day earlier in the week.

I am at home today, doing those things you get to do on your days off, laundry, cleaning...paperwork. Our nice mail delivery person just dropped a box of lovely new shawl pins and patterns from a new company.

You will have to wait to see the rest!

See you Soon.

Friday, October 5, 2012


October is a special month here at Soper Creek Yarn.  Four years ago I was walking through this space trying to decide whether I really wanted to take a giant leap and open my own Yarn Shop.  I blogged about it last year.  The time has flown by so quickly!  The shop has exploded into more than I could imagine.  I am stocking yarns I never knew existed and I have learned so much, from everyone!  Thank-you!

My friend Karen mentioned this morning that her business is Celebrating its 18th Anniversary!.  We have become great friends and I worked for her for many years as a contract sewer.  If you have never been to her shop, drop in, its lovely.

Bowmanville has some great shops and one of our favourite events happens next weekend.  Bowmanville's Apple Festival happens next Saturday:


We will try to celebrate 'Applefest' a day early, for those of you who can't make it down on Saturday.  Friday we will, for the first time, have some of the shop samples available for sale, and the clearance yarn will be available that day as well.  (Just hope for good weather!)

It is Thanksgiving weekend a time for celebrating all that we have!