Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Awesome score at the local thrift shop.  A sexy orange leather coat with white stripes.  I want to be driving in a 1970's yellow corvette when I'm wearing it.   A black leather Roots bag both in perfect condition. The jacket was 29.99 and the purse 14.99, plus I had a coupon for 5 dollars off.

The pile of orange yarn is Manos Maxima that I bought from Yarn Forward, in hopes of making Natalie's new cowl pattern.  Yes she's dones it again!  A new pattern .  I don't think she sleeps.  It's called Wrapped Ribs Scarf/Cowl http://natalieservant.ca/

I loved this colour so much I'm planning on making one right away.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/turtlepurl  Turtlepurl dyed this yarn.

Next on the agenda is teaching wire knitting at the Needler's Retreat in Gananoque.  
Have a happy halloween !

Friday, 26 October 2012

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Purchases

I want to share with you the purchases that I made at the Woodstock Fleece Festival. 

I love these colours together, so hot and intense.
raw silk laceweight, some yak bamboo, and a few patterns

I like to buy patterns  to use up my yarn when I go to festivals , lord knows I have enough yarn!  

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Woodstock Fleece Festival

I went on the road to the Woodstock Fleece Festival with Debbie Wilson of Sheeps Ahoy. https://sheepsahoy.com/home/ It was about a 7 hour drive from Ottawa , but for some reason it went by in a blink.  I think it was because the company was so darned good.
Debbie (wearing her Redbud Vest) and I in the Sheeps Ahoy booth
Debbie wearing her yarn ball bracelet that she sells.
Kate Davies Sheep Heid, and Rams and yowes blanket, kitted up 
This booth was Shall We Knit . Such an impressive set up., chandelier and all!
Anne Blayney in da house!
Halifax the Alpaca

One of the highlights was having Anne Blayney ( of the Chawton Mittens  http://www.knittingdaily.com/blogs/daily/archive/2011/10/17/what-would-jane-knit.aspx) come to see me and purchase a shawl pin .  The picture above is of Anne pinning the peacock blue shawl pin onto her friend's shawl..
Thank you Debbie for the wonderful opportunity.  Same time same place next year?  ;)


Thursday, 11 October 2012

Congratulations once again goes to my friend and talented designer Natalie Servant

It's called Manhattan Bridge http://natalieservant.ca/   A great project to try double knitting out.

I will be at the Woodstock Fleece Festival this weekend with Debbie Wilson of Sheeps Ahoy.  We are leaving early tomorrow morning.  I will post pictures as soon as I get back.  Have a great weekend everybody.