Friday, February 28, 2014

Changing Global Health One Stitch at a Time

I began writing a post about why I knit, this says it better.  Its 12 minutes so grab your project and improve your mind, your health and get something done at the same time!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Yarn Challenge, "I'll show you mine!"

Yarn challenge 2014!  
You would think that using only 2 colours would make pattern choices easier.  Many of the participants spent hours going through projects on Ravelry to come up with their final result.

This is my project:   SnoBuddy Family on Ravelry.  They were easy to make and I enjoyed being able to create miniature hats and scarves for each.  One even sports a linen stitch scarf made with Koigu KPPM.

I realize that the middle sized one breaks the 'only use the colours in the kit' rule, but you can't vote for my entry, so it is already disqualified!

Come and see the other entries and vote for your favourites.  We have some talented artists in our midst!

Ballots will be created today and voting continues until March 1st winners declared later that day!

See You Soon!

Friday, February 14, 2014

True Love!

This is a story about true love.  A girl loved this sweater, a boy wanted to make her happy, so he asked his Mom:

'Would you make this?"
The Mom, who loved her Son, said she would try to make the sweater.
Together they found the pattern and 6 weeks ago she started.
The pattern is not for the faint of heart as it is knit using 2.75mm needles. It was like making 6 pairs of socks!
The sweater is lovely, we hope she loves it!

The yarn is Baby Ull, the pattern is on Ravelry!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Here we Snow Again!

We are reminded almost on a daily basis that we live in Canada.  This winter we have received the most snow fall in recent memory.  Conversations are all about the weather and how it's like the winters of our youth!  I grew up just north of Bowmanville and remember snow events that meant the school bus was cancelled for days!  We have been spoiled these past few years as the weather has been relatively mild.

We do live in a beautiful country and we are fortunate to be able to cope with this changeable climate.

Stay safe and warm everyone.  I can hardly wait until it gets warm enough for us to start complaining about the heat!

We cancelled Knitt'n Night as I was worried about the drifting later in the evening and really did not look forward to travelling home in the dark.

The comments on Facebook made me smile as they were concerned for my safety as without me there would not be a Soper Creek Yarn.  I was concerned about my customers safety as with out them there would not be a Yarn shop either!

Thank you!