Showing posts from March, 2010
Sunday was my day off and our day to drive out & about. We headed over towards Elmira- we like the farm land countryside drives... As we drove along we bumped into Wellington Fibers. We stopped to by and were invited in... Jim had the tour about the washing, dying etc... room while I chatted with Donna. The mohair/wool blends were wonderful- soft, pretty - just lets the imagination run wild... I have a plan to choose colours and have some blends made up for the shop... ready for fall perhaps... It made for a wonderful day drive, a pleasant surprise and something new to look forward to... Thanks Donna for taking the time for a chat...

Grey Heron April class info

It’s class time again… Here’s a few “I need help” requests we’ve had come in from our knitters so we created a class just for you. If you haven’t attended one of our classes with Brenda Harris as the instructor well you are in for a treat!! Brenda is a very accomplished passionate knitter. She is a wealth of knowledge and her classes offer numerous helpful hints far beyond the lesson techniques offered. Check out Brenda’s blog @ Part 1= Wednesday April 14 th 10:30am to 12:00pm $25.00 for 1 ½ hours Finishing Techniques v Learn to sew seams v Mattress Stitch v 3-needle Bind off v Kitchener Stitch Finishing a garment can make or break the overall look for your newest labour of love. This class is designed to help you fine tune your skills and create a level of confidence that when you read a pattern and see the term “use 3-needle bind off” you are so confident that you can do just that- your class skil

Alpaca Lace- soft & lux has arrived

Yesterday our Berroco Alpaca Lace yarn arrived- oh ya!! Now you're talking- just thinking of all the gorgeous lace work projects in the making... Shawls- Luna Moth, Swallowtail, Snow Drop- yarn harlot, Heirloom Lace - Canadian Living, the choices are endless---- just check out ravelry Colours: Off white, Grass green, Azure Teal, Oatmeal- fabulous choices for your projects 50% Peruvian wool, 20% Super fine Alpaca, 30% Nylon = $11.95 - 30sts, 2.75mm, 433yds Stop in- check it out-add to your stash!!

Successful mission...

Well, what a find... Shelridge farms has the finest collection/selection of hand dyed yarns... have a look for yourself... now add a little solid colour... and presto!! the latest Cabin Fever sock pattern emerges... oh ya, I found my Apple Blossom colourways.. I can see it now... soft pinks to strong dark pinks surrounded by spring greens... successful mission!! just in time for the spring Apple Blossom extravaganza here in the Georgian Bay region...

In search of Apple Blossom sock yarn

It's my day off and I've planned to meet Buffy Taylor @her farm, Shelridge Farms. I'm so excited!! The Taylors have a wonderful selection of yarns - perfect addition to my wool shop. I haven't received my Classic Elite Alpaca sox yarn and I can't wait. I've already labelled one colourways Blue Mountain- blues n greens.. just like the bay... and of course not to be out done by Bruce Trail - mixture of greens n browns- just like the trails... so my search for the perfect Apple Blossom colourways just might be over... yesterday I discovered that Shelridge had the perfect colourways, already labelled Apple Blossom- :)) The area I live in is a blend between water, nature and orchards... now you see the bay, the trails and the apples.. Pictures to follow- on this beautiful sunny day

First signs of spring

Here's a tiny start to Spring... snowdrops are coming up.... The sun has been shining for several days now... It's hard to believe that just two weeks ago this front yard garden had 2 1/2 ft of snow sitting there...

It's a rainy day in Collingwood...

Well, it's the afternoon already but I've had a fun morning. The knitters are racing into the shop, picking up project yarn for their March break holidays and off they go... Wish I was going on a March break!!! someday!! So, I'm busy working on the Block squares for our afghan class.... taking care of a few housingkeeping details around the shop, back to my knitting... and now it's raining... sure hope the snow stays on the hills or the March break skiers will be board!!... maybe they'll revert to knitting... ah, one can always hope... Hope springs eternal I hear.... I finished a little baby shrug- so cute- Sirdar Bamboo and PomPom in baby pink... My 50's babydoll never looked so good!! And back to my baby blanket.. I'm working with Flusi Regia sock yarn- dble strand- giant dishcloth really--- gorgeous colours--- for my BF's daughter's 1st baby... Classic Elite and Naturally arrived at the shop this week... with more to follow... I can't wait for