Saturday, November 27, 2010

Anniversary Sale !!!!

Starting Tuesday Nov 30 Fun Knits is having a sale. This is to celebrate several anniversaries. It is Fun Knits Blogs 6th year here is the 1st post. The store opened Jan 2005. We moved to our new location and opened Nov 30 2006, The other anniversary is Linda and I became official partners a year ago 2009. I realize looking back at blog post that I never even blogged about that. ( I was totally burned out). Linda has saved Fun Knits. I was quite exhausted running the store and a Group home for special needs people and ready to quite the store when along came Linda. We talked about it for a while and she worked at the store for a few months and became invaluable. Now a year later after our official partnership I couldn't do the store without her, she is the best partner I could have imagined. She does all the things I do very poorly like the book keeping and so much else. I think we have a great partnership  -   Thanks Linda   -   Even this sale was her idea. So join us in celebrating our years of Fun Knits and hope of many more to come.

We are having a sale all next week. Each day there is a different yarn on sale for 25% off. This is for web orders and in store sales as well. Each sale will go for 24 hours starting at 10 a.m. one day till 10 a.m. the next.

The sale starts Tuesday, November 30th with Galway Paint. Great 100% wool and felts beautifully. Wednesday, Dec 1st is Tempo Worsted - lots of colours. Great for children’s sweaters as it can be thrown in the washer and dryer. Thursday, Dec 2nd is Hayfield Aran weight yarn. Friday, Dec 3rd is Briggs & Little Soft Spun. Great yarn from Canada. Sales finishes up on Sat, Dec 4th with beautiful Galway worsted weight - solids and heathers. Don’t miss this great sale for last minute Christmas presents or get a jump on yarn for your 2011 winter projects.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

This is too cute

 Today I was working away at the store and my family came in. Meika had a surprise for me, an early birthday present. Look what it was. The sweetest little kitten I have ever seen. Meika named her Pumpkin. She is as sweet as she looks. In the past year at our house we have lost 3 cats and a dog so it was time for a new kitten. Christmas will be very fun with this little playful kitten around.

Me getting my new kitten

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Pink Froth

I picked up this pink ball of mohair/silk blend at the store in the summer, knowing it would be perfect for my sister-in-law who loves pink. The yarn is Alessandra Filati Super Kid, and it is a lace-weight, 70% mohair 30% silk yarn. I knit the scarf on size 6mm needles to get a really airy feel.

I managed to use all but about 1.5 metres of the 212 metre skein, so it was the perfect amount for a scarf - a very pretty product for not a lot of price (love lace weight yarn for economical knitting).

I love the final product, even though knitting with mohair really does make me itchy. Dratted sensitive skin! I know my sister-in-law will love it.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Spring Retreat cancelled

We have decided to cancel the spring retreat at the end of April. We didn't have a guest presenter anyways. Linda and I both felt with my 3 new grand babies all due March and April I would be a little busy.  Sorry if this is dissapointing for anyone but the fall retreat with Sally Melville is Sept 29 - Oct 2 so mark your calendars and keep that weekend free. More details on this retreat in the next few weeks. I just know it will be a great retreat.

I am busily weaving for Christmas presents right now, and once Christmas is over I will start weaving baby blankets.
I have also been knitting lots of socks. I spent a lot of time in hospital with my sister before she died and got several pairs ( yes I said pairs) of socks finished.
After Christmas I need to make 2 more baby sheep sweaters and hats. I am just waiting for the next ultra sound of the twins to see if they are boys, girls or 1 of each.

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

A Sad Post

Many of you who know me, know my sister Judy has been battling a brain tumor for the last 8 years. She passed away yesterday peacefully. Judy used to love knitting scarves. She was the best customer of novelty yarn I think we ever had. She was 54 only 13 months younger than me. I will sure miss her but I am glad she isn't suffering anymore.