Monday, February 20, 2006

Haven't had much Blogging time

See why!!! Look who is visiting. We are having so much fun and getting no work done. Here is Meika playing with yarn. She loves yarn. She came on Saturday. Meika ia 8 months old now and very playful.
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Here she is checking out Ming. She isn't sure about her. Prorbably wondering why she is so quiet. Notice they are about the same size now. Meika is 18 lbs.
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Helen was in the store on Sat. and brought in her sweater to show. It is wonderful. She knit it with Cherry Tree Hill brushed mohair and Rowan Kid Soft. It turned out beautiful and is very soft. She looks great in it. I love the way the sweater is joined at the front.
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This is going to be a busy week. The store will be closed on Sat. Feb 25th as we will be at the  North Island Sewing and needle Craft Show in Campbell River. This will be at the Campbell River Community Centre, 401 11th St. between 9am and 5 pm. Should be a busy fun day. I will have lots of yarn there to sell, Lots of sock yarn, Opal, Regia, Fortissima, Lorna's Laces, Cherry Tree Hill, plus Noro,  Mango Moon, Rowan Kid Soft, Silky Wool, Fiddlesticks Country Silk, Collinette Giotto and Isis etc...... and a great selection of Novelty yarns. I will also be bringing a good selection of Sweatermaker yarns including a new beaded yarn, and some new hand dyed merino in fingering and lace weight. Those alone will make the trip worth it to check out our yarns at the Market Place. Hope to see you there.

Sunday, February 12, 2006

New knitters

Here is a picture of Deb trying on her new sock. This is her first sock and she is quite proud of it. Should be done soon. She is knitting it with Cherry Tree Hill Supersock in Java. Looks greatImage hosting by Photobucket
And this is Max and his Mom. To bad I got a picture of Max with his eyes half shut. I should learn to take more than 1 picture. Anyways Max is learning to knit and he is going to knit a scarf with Stop and Go in lime green. Once he is done that scarf he is going to learn to knit a diagonal scarf. He is so cute and very enthusiastic. Can't wait to see his scarf.
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The store was great fun as always and very busy.

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Want to see something funny

I was finishing Meika's socks this morning and the stitches kept slipping off my addi needles. I love my addi needles for sock knitting except for when I get to the last few toe decreases. They fell off the needles one more time then I realized I had a tray of tooth picks sitting there and they were about 2.25mm and they wouldn't be slippery. Well they worked perfectly.
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Friday, February 10, 2006

Start of the Olympics

As everyone is posed for the start of the Olympics The Knitting Olympics I mean. I decided I would do some serious finishing during this time. First to finish will be the twisted float shrug. It is nearly done. Sleeve #2 is on the needles. I also started knitting a sweater for myself with Malabrigo in colour 137. It is the nicest yarn I have ever knit with and I may never knit with anything again. The Lorna's Laces is just as nice. So between the two sweaters I am knitting, I am completely spoiled. I will post pictures of both sweaters when done.
The Malabrigo sweater is the yoked cable sweater from this months Vogue magazine.
I also have several pair of baby socks nearly done. I am trying to make a pattern for baby socks that stay on those chubby little feet. I will post my pattern when done and if they are successful and stay on her feet. I am sending some socks down to Meika to try out. Lets hope she can't kick them off.
Hope everyone enjoys the Olympics and gets lots of knitting done.

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Want a Knitting Hoilday

I just post on the web site a great place to stay on Quadra Island if you want a knitting holiday. The sun is shining today and it got me thinking about summer. Book early as this place goes quick. It is right beside the yarn shop. So get your knitting buddies together or come alone and visit us. There is also lots to do on Quadra if you are travelling with knitting challenged friends or relatives.