Sunday, October 19, 2014


Muggles: Non-magic people (more commonly known as muggles) were particularly afraid of magic in medieval times, but not very good at recognizing it."

—Excerpt from A History of Magic, by Bathilda Bagshot[src]

Sometimes I like to call those who don't understand why we knit or crochet: 'muggles'!

They don't get it.

Why do I knit?

1. I am not a patient person, waiting without something to do is just wrong.
2. I like to multi task, why do one thing when you can do six?
3. I like to create.
4. I love colour, and texture and fabric.
5. Knitting helps me think.
6. Knitting helps me to stop 'thinking'.
7. Knitting allows me to justify watching 'crappy' television.
8. Knitting is therapy!
9. But mostly:.


We all have a need to create and be creative, knitting, weaving, crochet and all those other pursuits are just part of being human?

Plus knitting keeps us warm, wool socks, wool blanket wool scarves!

Go create something beautiful!

Saturday, October 11, 2014


When did that happen.

I was informed the other day that again it's been well over a month since I posted anything.

Let's just say that there has been more than a lot going on.  Don't worry no one is ill and we are just going through a few bumps in everything we do as a family.

'The Farmer' has new equipment at the barn and its not going well, we are working on it. (It has taken most of my extra time to deal with this!) 'The Boy' is travelling around North America doing a really cool job as a co-op student.  I am getting really good at driving him to the airport at 'way to early' o'clock. 'The Girl', drops home more often and is helping with the heavy lifting!

Summer was quick, we got to enjoy some of it.  The trailer sits on our front lawn waiting to be used again but that didn't happen so soon we will put it away for the season.  Next Year!

We have promised each other (The Farmer and I) that there won't be any renovations, upgrades or  expansions next year!

The shop? The shop is great, we have moved things around; purchased new gift lines and added a couple of new brands to the mix.  Customers have responded well to our new choices.

Did you know that we are just about to celebrate our 6th Anniversary?  6 years ago I was purchasing yarn this weekend. On the way home, after spending a huge amount of money, the news reports that we were heading into the worst recession ever.  I was hoping that people would knit their way through it and they did!

This week, October 18th,  is Bowmanville's Apple Festival and Craft Sale, one of my favourite downtown events.  We know that some of you don't like the crowds but want a chance to purchase the clearance yarn that will be outside, beginning on Thursday our class area will again be filled with yarn on Sale! You just never know what goodie you may find in the mix!

See you Soon!