Saturday, December 20, 2008
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
We had our Pick Up Sticks dinner last night at Gio's here in Bradford - we filled the restaurant with 20 knitters! I don't have any pictures because I was having such a good time I forgot to take them.
This arrived in the mail today - a custom colorway of Sea Silk Poinsettia which is the yarn used in the final instalment of the Garden Variety Collection by Susan Pandorf of Sunflower Designs. If you look really close you will see handpainted beads for the trimming and gold beads for the actual shawl. I have collected all of these patterns so this one was a gift from Susan. I think you can still get the whole collection and if you are the least bit interested in beaded silk designs you should.
I've amended my Christmas knitting list - switched out the Aspenglo Wrap for Thrum mittens for my aunt and Thrum mittens for my mother in law. They knit up quicker and I really think that the wrap has to be a store sample. It soooo lovely! Ok - enough blogging back to knitting!
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
Debbie Bliss Pure Silk in all these colors. I could not help myself - I wanted something special in the shop for Christmas. Yummy!
Monday, December 01, 2008
Why is it that people are so willing to say negative things so quickly?
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
This is Starry! A new kind of Smooshy with silver in the fiber! It's just too gorgeous! I've ordered all of it in all colors and I cannot wait! You must enlarge the photo to see this yarn sparkle! How amazing will it be for socks (of course!) but also shawls, scarves - well, just about anything you're little heart desires! It might be in for late December - if not, January for sure!
Also, from Dream in Color - new solids - 11 of them! Yay!
From left to right:
Cinnamon Girl, Gold Experience, Shiny Moss, Bermuda Teal, Romeo Blue, Purple Rain, Absolute Magenta, Tea Party, Grey Tabby, Black Pearl, Crying Dove. These have been ordered in Smooshy and Classy and also in Starry! Speaking of Dream in Color, if you need any, you should probably get it from Pick Up Sticks soon because I've held the prices low for as long as I can - the US dollar is now worth about 25 cents more than ours so when the new yarn arrives I won't have any choice but to raise the prices slightly.
It's snowing here - what's it doing where you are?
Friday, November 21, 2008
Obsession #2 - This hat from Son of a Stitch n Bitch. This is the second one completed and I'm on the third now. I made a couple of changes to the pattern for this one and the next one is different again. I love this hat because the basic measurements of it seems to work for any man's head and since I've decided to knit a hat for all the men in the family this Christmas - it's a good one. I'm using Berrocco Inca Gold for all of them - it's
Friday, November 14, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Pick Up Sticks
NO TAX SALE!
Saturday, November 15th
10 am - 5 pm
On Saturday, November 15th from 10 am - 5 pm, we are opening our doors for an early celebration of the upcoming Christmas season. There will be savings all day long - we're going to pay the GST and PST on every single purchase! This will be the last sale before Christmas so now is the time to buy all those Christmas knitting supplies!
BTW - if you come in the shop before Saturday and mention you saw this newsletter - we will honor the NO TAX Sale for this week only!
CONNIE'S STASH BUSTING!!
As a special treat on Saturday for those who stop by for some Christmas Cheer and Savings, I'm doing some personal stash busting - that means there will be
Socks That Rock, Lorna's Laces, Cabin Cove, Be Sweet, Manos del Uruguay, and much more.
This is a one time offer - whatever doesn't sell on Saturday will be coming back home with me!
Friday, November 07, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
This has the potential to make me both grumpy and happy. Happy because I'm knitting with Tanis Fiber Arts Green Label Aran in Chestnut which is fantastic. Grumpy because I don't have an extra set of arms to knit the Noro sweater and this at the same time.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Silk Garden Chunky!
Silk Garden Lite
Today's my day off - it actually snowed a bit this morning while Emma and I were waiting for the bus. However, there are a ton of online orders to fill and all that Noro to put away. Can't decide what to do - maybe I'll just wait to see if Lisa calls me!
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
I hope everyone's Thanksgiving was wonderful - ours was ok - it was difficult without my grandmother. I realized that Grandma coming for dinner really makes these special occasions special. Grandpa is doing well - Suzanne, his caregiver, says he's recharged his batteries and is now getting out of bed. He's a miracle - that's for sure.
Friday, October 10, 2008
I started these socks last night while watching Grey's Anatomy. I think the pattern is fantastic and much simpler than it looks. I'm using Koigu (which I don't sell)that Lisa bought for me. This is the first pair of Laura's Seven. The pattern is Slip Stitch Cable Socks from the Little Box of Socks. I've got these patterns in the shop and it's a very worthwhile purchase - all kinds of fabulous patterns.
This is a Noro Sock shawl from Laura Chau. She has it for sale on her blog and there is also a similiar version for free here. It just takes one skein (I'm going to use Silk Garden Sock - she used Kureyon) - I have a feeling this just might get cast on today too. Clapotis is not further along - maybe I'll work on that to try and avoid casting on yet another project - mmmmm - probably not!
I've been a very good blogger lately - don't ya think?
Thursday, October 09, 2008
Wednesday, October 08, 2008
Laura - 7 pairs of socks
Joey - thrum mittens
Joanna - thrum mittens
Owen - thrum mittens
Paige - thrum mittens
Katelyn - sweater
Lindsay & Dan - baby blanket for the new baby arriving in the Spring
Aunt - thrum mittens for walking
Uncle - thrum mittens for walking
Andrew - one pair of socks
Jeremy - one pair of socks
Jordan - thrum mittens
Liam - sweater
Quinn - sweater
Emma - sweater
That's 9 pairs of socks, 4 sweaters, 7 pairs of thrum mittens and a baby blanket. Hmmm! Yup - better get going!
Tuesday, October 07, 2008
See what came in the mail today - I am a needle pig! I don't need them but had to have them - aren't they pretty?
Friday, October 03, 2008
And this arrived today - a new dyer that's producing a wonderful, springy, gorgeous Aran weight. I love this yarn just as much as I love her sock yarn! Just ordered 8 colors - 10 skeins of each. Better start looking for a good Aran pattern because I will want to cast on as soon as it arrives. Any suggestions? Have you tried Flat Feet? The arrival of this box caused lots of commotion in here - I ordered 66 sets and every single one was different - that meant 66 photos, 66 resizes and 66 new entries on the website - phew!