Wednesday, March 31, 2010
And take a look at the bright summery colours that just arrived at the shop...
You may remember the top I knit for myself from this lovely drapey yarn...
here it is in all its glory! And I can safely say that the yarn has help up great to a full year's worth of wear and tear (and more than one mustard stain to boot!)
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
For the first three lessons we will concentrate on spinning wool. After that, who knows…! Take sometime for yourself after the holidays and learn how to spin yarn on a spinning wheel.
Our class is designed for the absolute beginner! Spinning is so relaxing and therapeutic and like knitting totally addictive. We have three wheels for you to borrow during the class if you don't currently have one!
Spinning On A Wheel 101 - $125, includes roving. April 10th, 17th, May 1st and May 8th
9am to 11am (4-two hour sessions)
Our instructor, Julia Lee has been knitting since she was a child and spinning for close to 20 years. She is a graduate of the 1994-2000 OHS Spinning Certificate course offered at the Haliburton School. She is an amazing, patient extremely knowledgeable instructor and would love nothing more than to put her spinning knowledge from her head into yours, er, hands!
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Elizabeth - you rock girl. We taught her how to knit in February and she has made half a dozen things, including this hat, a cable scarf, some toys - she is pretty darn awesome!
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Emily used just under three skeins of Elizabeth Lavold Silky Wool and 4mm needles to make this one awesome little shawl. I wore this morning to keep me warm, and man it did it's job. I LOVE this shawl. Love the ruffle and the best part? You can knit it with just about any yarn!
The designer knit hers with one skein of Malabrigo Lace a bargin at $12.95/skein!
Friday, March 26, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010
A sneak peek of the Monroe:
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
This is a quick knit that you can start now and have ready to wear when the warmer weather arrives:
Sunday, March 21, 2010
We are happy to announce that the Sheep is now carrying a selection of her adorable patterns! A shop favourite are the leg warmies... a FREE pattern with purchase of Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino. One ball @ $9.95 makes a pair and a half - not bad! There are so many options for this little knit - one colour, two, three or maybe four colours? You can knit them longer for a older girl, or smaller!
They are quick little knits that have a purpose. With spring approaching, little girls want to start wearing dresses and skirts, BUT their little legs will get cold and get cold fast. Put these leg warmies on for outside play, and take off when you go indoors. I am going to knit a pair for my little nieces - however deciding which colour to knit them in is going to be hard my friends.
...Lisa just knit the pair in the photo from Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino. We have a great selection of colours to choose from in this squishy superwash sportweight yarn!
Also available are the Cedar Leaf Shawlette, Playfull Stripes Cardigan and Sheepish. Each pattern is $7 and we have some great summer and winter yarns to choose from.
All very knitable!
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Knitwear Design Workshop contains a few mind-blowing patterns as well as mountains of design advice...and I've already got my sigts set on this baby...think I can knit this without going batty? I just might try!
If you're up for a fun knitting challenge pop by to pick up your copy! This big honkin' book is $47.95, and all you need to start designing today!
Friday, March 19, 2010
the class is just $20, and there are just 4 spaces left!
Thursday, March 18, 2010
...Lorraine is pretty much the fastest crafter under the sun. She finished this sweater waaaay before the Olympics were finished, and now she's working on a few more for friends (isn't she nice?!)
Anyway, the yarn she used is the lovely Estelle South Pacific. A super soft DK weight cotton. Each skein has 250 metres and costs just $9! Can you even believe that?! This super pretty sweater pattern is from the Interweave book Crocheted Gifts. We have a few copies in the shop at the moment, and it is crammed with gorgeous chrochet patterns and gift ideas!
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
The first sweater in the post (mauve-y cabled vest) is knit in Felted Tweed Aran and the pattern came from Rowan #46
Next up, the gray double breasted cardigan is knit in Alpaca Cotton and the pattern comes from a Rowan book that came out last year called Camina.
The adorable dotty pullover is knit in Silky Tweed and the pattern is in Classic Heartland
The super pretty brown pullover with cables is knit in Lima, and the pattern is from the Lima book.
Next up is the little seed stitch shrug. Its knit in Colourscape Chunky and the pattern is from the book Colourscape Folk
Finally, the last sweater in that post is the structured gray cardigan. It is knit in British Sheep Breeds DK and the pattern is available in the Purelife Winter book.
I have one more sweater to show you that was missed last time (gasp!) It is my ultimate favourite, perhaps because it's made from one of my all time favourite yarns...
Anyway this sweater is crocheted from Felted Tweed and the pattern is in Rowan # 40. I'm going to make it, my first crochet sweater! Hooray!
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Monday, March 15, 2010
OMG - these colours are better than the first batch we received, which btw a few colours have already been snapped up! Come on in and check them out....
I am going to make Chicknits Mondo Cable Pulli, but can't decide which colour to make. It is way too hard to choose. Someone help me. Oh and BTW - this sweater will be for me, not a shop sample, so it has to be a colour I will love.
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Saturday, March 13, 2010
We're super excited about this cute window. Drop by to check it out soon!
Thursday, March 11, 2010
I used this pattern, two skeins of our newest yarn, Cashmere Tweed and 3.75mm & 6mm circular needles. Great quick and looks super awesome. Of course if you wanted the beret to have more droop, you could knit the hat with a third skein. Each cashmere tweed skein is $10!!