Thursday, February 28, 2013


The colours in the shop are slowly moving into Spring.  New yarn is arriving every few days!  Pretty Pastels and cool summer brights! 

However, I am still working on projects that began a while ago? 

February was a busy month and March is already filled with great events!

Stay tuned!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013


Sakura is a new yarn from Estelle.  This cotton, silk and acrylic blend is just right for summery projects.  Aran/worsted weight yarn knits up quickly and with its long colour runs it rivals any Noro like yarn. There are currently 4 colours in the shop and at $13 for 100 grams its very affordable.

After a couple of false starts I settled on a free pattern on Ravelry called Shizuku by Angela Tong.
Working on it over the weekend I realized that I had left the digital scale at the shop and therefore I was not completely sure about the amount of yarn I had knit.  The shawl/scarf pattern is one of those that allows you to knit 1/2 of the yarn in by increasing stitches and then the rest of the project is done with decreases.  

Knowing that the yardage was similar to Noro Kureyon I followed the pattern and stopped knitting at 32 stitches.  I weighed the remaining yarn when I returned on Tuesday...51 of the 100 grams remained!

Also in the finished pile is a reversible hat for a friend, I hope she likes it.

I am enjoying the Roses that arrived at our home on Valentine's Day.  The Farmer picked them up from our friend Richard, who is a commercial rose grower in Clarington! 

If you ask, I will tell you the whole story about the Roses!

Only a couple of Yarn Challenge Kits remain!  Claim yours soon.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Yarn Challenge 2013

It's that time of year again.  Soper Creek Yarn Challenge is on!  

This years yarn of choice is Cascades Yarns 220 Superwash Sport!

4 great colours!

We (Mary and Helen) have been busy winding them into 'challenge size balls'
The trip into the city this past Monday was to pick up the last colour.

Rules are simple:

1.Enter the Yarn Challenge by purchasing a kit for $5.
 (Kits contain approx. 15 grams of each of the 4 colours)
2. Use all of the colours in your project.
3. Projects may be knit, crochet or any other yarn craft!
4. Do not add any other colours, other than embellishments and notions.
5. You may purchase more yarn in the same colours. (15% off for participants)
6. Return your finished project before April 5, 2013

Voting begins April 6th and continues until April 13th, Winners announced on April 13!


1st Place: $30 gift certificate
2nd and 3rd: $15 gift certificate.

Kits will be available February 14th - March 10th, there are a limited number of kits available.

For inspiration check out 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012  yarn challenge entries!

See you Soon.

Monday, February 4, 2013

21 Days!

 That's how long it took to make the Accidental Sweater!

 It was an easy knit, but sometimes it's so easy you get ahead of yourself and then stuff happens!

The Wool was quite slubby and it gives the sweater a rugged texture but blocking really smoothed out the lumps and bumps.

 The Pattern: Market Jacket by Tanis Gray
The Yarn:  Wool Classica by Manos del Uruguay

I just have to find the right may take awhile.

Visit the shop to see it!