Friday, July 27, 2007

Getting ready for fall?

I for one love fall, I have already started a few fall projects. To get started on your Kauni sweater or your new favorite socks click the link below for great deals. Web cam shopping allows you to see the colors of the yarn and get real time on line customer service. First time web cam customers get 10% off and free shipping if you spend over $50.
This offer is only for a limited time so act fast.
I will not be doing the web cam on Aug 3rd or the 17th
So click for your discount today ;-)

Meeting: July272007

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Kauni skein nightmare

I bought a skein of Kauni EG and EK from my last shipment and have a design in mind using both of the colours. I had a few spare minutes last night so I decided to wind the yarn. Well 6 hours later it was wound. The skein of EG was a nightmare. It had 6 ends hanging down at 1 time. My guess is the person who was hired to Spit splice the yarn didn't have the right spit that day or didn't know how to make it stay together. I can only hope got the dud skein and none of my customers got one. Here are the pictures of my ordeal.
The first picture shows all the ends hanging down. My first clue I had a big problem. 2nd - all the little balls I started from these ends. 3rd - back up arrives, 4th - solution to my very helpful back up, boy she really wanted to help Grandma spin the swift. Finished balls of yarn. The green one took 10 minutes and was very well behaved. The pink took nearly 6 hours.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Grandma's little helper

Meika was quite busy tonight. She came over to play after supper and decided her little people animals all need to be warm. She tucked them into the Kauni yarn balls and into my knitting.
She thinks I am knitting her toys a blanket. Won't she be surprised when I wear the blanket.
I figure with all the help from Meika and the little people I should be done this sweater very soon.

Friday, July 20, 2007

web cam shopping today

Join us today on the web cam and get 10% off your first purchase and free shipping if you spend over $50
just click the link below to enter the store and chat window
Meeting: July202007


Thursday, July 19, 2007

I am loving knitting the Kauni cardigan

I am really enjoying knitting the Kauni cardigan. I just can't put it down. Too bad I don't have more time to knit. This sweater would be done very quickly. It is so neat to watch the colours emerge
I wish I could take the next 2 weeks off and go to my cottage and sit and knit. No such luck so I will just steal any chance I get to knit on it. I have 2 more orders of the yarn coming in. Why 2 orders you ask instead of 1 big one. The company seems to only ship 30 KG at a time to Canada. So we are getting 60 KG of this yarn in. Over 1/2 in EQ and the rest will be the same colours we have and 2 new ones ES and ET a red one and a denim one. I will show pictures once it arrives. I am continuing to presell the yarn.
You may wonder why I am preselling only to people who email me. Well this way I can make sure I have contact before hand everyone who is interested in the yarn and that they know it won't be shipped until it arrives. Also I don't want to miss anything by accident.
So if you want Kauni EQ you can pre order by emailing me at
I still have a few of the EP and EJ left in XL and XXL sizes.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Boot Camp for Socks

Our Mission - To seek out remaining scarf knitters and get them to defect. Once indoctrinated into sock knitting they become hostages to the growing trend. They won't be able to resist
Tofutsie Sock yarn. I have it in stock again in all these colours.

Come to the store and check out the great selection of Tofutsie. We have several knit samples and we got a cool banner for the window plus I got a (terrible) cool T shirt to wear. It is bright pink camoflague with Boot camp for scoks written on it. Actually it is a fun T shirt just not something I would normally wear.

Here are some great pattern for knitting with Tofutsie - A pattern for Tofuttens yes you better go look to see what Tofuttens are.

I especially like this one Knit and crochet socks

And this pattern is great for socks for summer

So if you can't get into the store and you can't resist the Tofutsie then call me at 250-285-2751 between 10 am and 5 pm Pacific time and I will help you buy some.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Webcam shopping today

Hello all,
I am doing the webcam shopping today. We have some new yarn, Opal Cotton Hunterwasser, and Opal cotton Uni. Both wonderful sock yarns, in great colors. To veiw these just click the link below and join me on webcam. If you are a first time webcam customer you will recieve 10% off your purchase and free shipping over $50.
Also we do have some of the Kauni yarn left, its going fast.
Hope to see some of you today. If you start typing and dont get a response right away I may be away from the computer for a few mins, but bear with me I will be checking every few mins.
thanks ~Megan
Meeting: July132007

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

It's Here!!!

The big order of Kauni has arrived.
Here is the yarn box before we opened it and after. They sure know how to pack a lot of yarn in a box. It literally exploded open.
I am really glad it came. For everyone who ordered the yarn it will be in tomorrow's mail. I am happy!!
I also wanted to show you that I can finish a pair of socks. just need to sew in the ends. These are my husbands new socks - sorry about the blur.
They fit him good (darn I actually wanted them) . I guess I have to knit a matching pair.
Back to work packing yarn.

Friday, July 06, 2007

The Kauni didn't come yet

Sorry ------I wish I could say it did but it didn't. Hopefully Monday. I know a lot of people will be dissapointed but what can we do but wait, wait, patiently wait------------------------
I know what I can do. I have a ball of Opal Feelings 1701 and it has a very long colour repeat so I am going to knit a pair of socks using the corrugated rib and 2 handed fair isle technique to try it out. I will be all ready when the yarn comes.
I am at the store right now but when I get home I will take pictures of it.

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Happy Canada Day

We had a great Canada Day. There was a fun celebration at Rebecca Spit on Quadra Island. It is amazing how many people turn out for these event. It isn't over yet as it ends with fireworks after dark but we had to come home early.

I participated in the Children's festival and we knit a red and white scarf, the kids took turns knitting a row. I wish I could show you all the pictures but I won't show other people's children on the Internet without permission.

Here are a few of Meika at the celebration

Hope everyone had a fun Canada Day.