Saturday, July 31, 2010

Update - Granny Square Blanket

I am getting closer and closer to finishing Jay's giant granny square blanket. It is much, much bigger than this picture here! I do have other pictures but we are having PC issues at home where I upload to Flickr. I think I have about 8 more colours to go and then it will fit her double bed.

Maybe I'm fooling myself, but I think I am close to the end, although you can't tell from here.

I am using Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino on a 3.25mm hook - call me crazy, why would I choose a sport weight yarn for my first giant crochet blanket? I have no freaking idea, but I am loving it! I can't wait to start my next crochet blanket - a ripple blanket is next up - except this time I am going to use Cascade Eco in cream, medium and dark brown. I am hoping mine will look similar to this ONE.

Beautiful, non?

Friday, July 30, 2010

Cedar Leaf Shawlette

Last call to sign up for this class! We have two spots left to learn how to knit the Cedar Leaf Shawlette. Details:

Date: August 8th and 15th
Time: 10am to Noon
Instructor: Kate Atherley
Price: $40, includes pattern, BUT you need to bring or buy materials - about 500 yards of DK weight yarn and 4.5mm needles.

This is a great project to learn how to short row and knitted on borders.


Thursday, July 29, 2010

On a roll with the sweet baby knits this month! They are quite, easy and a how rewarding it is to finish something - regardless of size.

Another Baby Surprise Jacket has hit the shop! This time knit with three balls of Noro's summer yarn - Shirakaba. Love the look and feel of this yarn and I;ll betcha $5 bucks you will too.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Here is a super cute and super easy jacket and pants baby set! We knit the sweet jacket with three balls of Zara Dk, a superwash squishy merino on 4mm needles and the pants with two balls of the same yarn on 3.5mm needles.

Jacket pattern found HERE

Bell Botton Pants pattern found HERE

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Linen Stitch Scarf - Done!

I totally forgot to show you what I finished a few weeks ago - my Linen Stitch Scarf! I knit this beautiful looks woven, although knit scarf with three different colours of Louet Gems, fingering weight on a 4mm needle.

Casting on 450 stitches and then having to knit 5" of linen stitch may seem like a chore, but let me tell you, you are dead wrong. I loved every single stitch and you will too!
I just ordered a whole bunch more of this lovely yarn, so if you feel the need to knit something beautiful, come to the shop and pick out some colours!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Knitscene Fall 2010 Arrived

we are always super excited when a package arrives at the shop! The new Knitscene Fall 2010 issue arrived and it is super exciting. I want to knit quite a few things......I wish I had the time to knit everything, but until I can stop the hands of time, being choosy will have to do!

Here is a link to the preview...ENJOY!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Beach Bound!

I am beach bound today for the rest of the week for some R&R!!! And of course lots of knitting and crocheting will occur! My friend lives up in Wasaga Beach and the family is going up to spend some time with them.

Deciding what things to knit and crochet on holidays is quite a task. I don't want to bring too many projects because I won't touch them all and well don't want to feel like I didn't accomplish alot, but then again, I want to make sure I have options. Decisions.....Jay's crochet large granny square blanket is certainly coming along because it would be grand to put a dent in that puppy. I also would love to put a dent in my Elsewhere Sweater (I'm using Eco Plus in Black) and my featherweight cardigan could use some attention. But, after watching an episode of Waverly Place with my kids, Alex, the sister was wearing a cardigan very similar to the featherweight, in a blue and grey thick stripe pattern. It was awesome! So without having a grey colour to mix in, I guess the featherweight isn't coming with me....

I've got so much on the needles and so many ideas swirling around my head, I do hope I bring the right projects. Knowing there are so many projects that could be cast on, is a fab feeling. Sometimes I feel overwhelmed with all the yarn, but then feel happy I can go into my stash and start something when the urge hits.

Have a great week!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Ripple Blanket - Crochet!

Lorraine our resident crochet guru, just finished a cotton crochet ripple baby blanket:

Knit with 7 colours of an aran weight cotton, this blanket is super soft, easy to make and babies and moms alike will love the feel of it!

If you know how to crochet and want to learn how to crochet this ripple blanket, sign up for our class scheduled for July 23rd from 6-8pm. Lorraine will walk you through the basics on a small amount of stitches to give you confidence to start a larger one.

Class cost is $20 - just bring yourself, worsted weight yarn and approriate sized hook.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

July Newsletter!

A bit late, but as they say, better late than never. I just sent out our July newsletter and if you are not on the list, go to our sidebar on the right to sign up!

  • Cotton Sale - 25% off
  • Upcoming classes - Linen Stitch Scarf, Learn to Crochet, Reversible Cables
  • Madelinetosh Sock Yarn - MORE ARRIVED!
  • Snuggly DK - great baby yarn, great patterns & great price - $5.50 a ball!
  • New Samples - great Christmas gift ideas

Here is the Link!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Cotton Sale!!!

Help me clear out all my cotton and cotton fibre yarns! for the month of July all cotton yarns are 25% off!

We have a really great selection of cotton yarns - Noro Sekku, Aya, South Pacific, Cloud Cotton, Debbie Bliss Almalfi, Classic Elite Sprout, Pantagonia and many many more!!!