Wednesday, May 26, 2010

More posts this May than last May!

Not by much but still there are more May/10 posts! I'm by no means a responsible blogger but I'm at least headed in the right direction. I've been that's good, right?

First up is the Woven Scarf from Churchmouse Classics patterns. 3 50g skeins of sock yarn. You can see all the Churchmouse patterns here but you can get them all at Pick Up Sticks. They are a fabulous series of small projects that I think will make Christmas/gift knitting a breeze.

Finally some hand spun knitting. This is my Tanis Lemongrass fiber turned into yarn. A sportweight I believe at 17 wpi. Not sure of the amount that I've got because the yarn measurerer thingy crapped out half way through. Just a comfy pair of bed socks!

And Linda delivered the Ulmus Rectangle scarf all done and ready for blocking - it's really so nice and long! I love that in a scarf. Two skeins of Tanis sock blueberry and lilac.
It's going to be a hot one today 31 degrees celsius - does that mean summer is here?

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Going somewhere?

These have arrived at Pick Up Sticks - $760 for the cutest wheel ever! Folded down it meets airline carry on requirements.

*13 pounds

*open oriface allows spinning of any size yarn

*easy bobbin removal

*7 ratio speed spindle

*multiple bearings for smooth operation

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Look - quick!

Before it's gone! Tosh Sock arrived yesterday and opening the box literally took my breath away. I asked for all multis and had no idea they'd be so gorgeous!
Speechless - I'm absolutely speechless!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Knitter's Frolic 2010

We had our usual good time this year at the Knitter's Frolic - nothing like being surrounded by knitters to make you feel good! We did very well with the yarn we brought and I want to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth - it was wonderful to see old friends and meet new friends! Now it's time to rest up for Kitchener - should take me about that long to recover.
There's some new spinning wheels on their way to Pick Up Sticks. SpinOlution's Travelling Bee. The first picture shows it folded and the second picture shows it opened. It opens with 2 simple clicks and then off you go, spinning to your heart's content. They are so portable that they actually fit the criteria for airline carry on baggage.

Now why would I want to spin? Because you can make original yarn using Tanis Fiber Arts Superwash Merino in Lemongrass - I suspect it's close to fingering but haven't measured it yet.
Here's my next spinning project I found this fiber at the Frolic and just had to have it - look for these yarns to make an appearance at Pick Up Sticks in the future!

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Come Frolic with Us!

It's been a very busy week getting ready for the 13th Annual Knitter's Frolic put on by the DKC. We're all packed up and ready to go so I just thought I would share some of things you can find at the Pick Up Sticks booth #45 - just across the hall and to the right of the entrance!
Up first is Dye Hard Fiber Arts making their first public appearance at a yarny event!

Here's Fuschsia Bloom Shawl made from one skein of Serendipitous Sock - a merino/cashmere/nylon blend! Fuschia Bloom is a brand new design from Meghan Jackson!

And Dye Hard's famous Watermelon sock yarn - I ordered lots just for the Frolic - everyone need watermelon socks for the summer! We also have spinning fiber from Dye Hard as well.

Lynn B whipped up this one skein neck warmer out of our Fleece Artist Big Merino - pattern and yarn for $10! Yahoo!

From Sweet Georgia you'll find 3 different types of spinning fiber, superwash worsted, kits for the Cashsilk Fern and for the Pathways Shawl another new design from Meghan Jackson to die for! Just Enough Ruffles kits as well!
We have Honey Cowl kits from Madelinetosh knit with Tosh DK.

We also have Mara Shawl kits from Madelinetosh featuring Tosh Vintage.

Our show special is 5 skeins of Dream In Color Classy for $75 dyed up in the Knitosophy colorways! We are the only shop to have this base in these colors! So get yours for $15 per skein!
There's lots and lots more so visit us early to avoid being disappointed!