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

I loved this colour so much I'm planning on making one right away.  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


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. 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 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   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.