Presto Change-o


I will not be vending at events in 2016. 2016 will be the year of opening my yarn farmhouse shop.

I was pretty sick this summer, and have come to the conclusion that doing too much at once is definitely worse for my health! DH is still in school working on the PhD, and I find that going back to full time work is awesome. And more lucrative than being an artist.

So I am going to become a weekend warrior. We will combine my yarn business which is being reduced down to a hobby scale for 2016, with our hobby, fixing up a 135 year old farmhouse in Arthur, ON.

But the place still needs a bit of work!

It has amazing potential, and I have some one day retreat ideas that I have been discussing with fellow dyers. I am hoping that some time in April we will have more to show people.

For now, here is the place through the seasons.

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Spooky


Dang Camera! Had a time getting it to work.

Ok round two!

revealed

Happy Halloween!

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Fleece Time


Heading to Woodstock for the Fleece Festival to set up today! See you all soon at my last show of 2015!

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My Local Guild Show – The KW Knitter’s Fair – University of Guelph


This weekend I was a vendor at the KW Knitter’s Fair put on by my own local guild. I had an awesome time talking with everyone who came by and seeing people’s projects.

These are the links to the projects we had in the booth this year:

The Amiga Cardigan in silk from Knitty

The Alcina pattern in lace cotton from Rowan

The Spring Lace top in 3ply/fingering hemp (paper copy purchase) from LanaKnits Designs

The Spring Lace top in 3ply/fingering hemp (PDF copy purchase) from Patternfish

Golden Square Shawl

In addition to the patterns we worked on, people also brought their projects from last years yarns! This is the Sabrina shawl made from off white 6 ply hemp by the wonderful Sara.!

We were laughing it up! But I really wanted to get a close up of the details from this green cotton poncho, made with 2 ply mercerized cotton yarn. The stitch detail is magnificent.

After a full day of selling, 3 of us headed over to Sakura Island for sushi dinner. We ordered the large love boat! Getting a good grip on it, bringing it to our table.

And after the devastation…

Just this week at work, I grabbed a friend and we took pictures of the University of Guelph Gryphon. There is a plack:

Such a happy fellow.

He grabbed my hat!

But I showed him my gryphon tattoo and all is well!

Ending with a random picture of a bunny. Usually birds come to eat the seeds!

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Fair Skys Ahead


This weekend its finally time for my local yarn show the KW Knitter’s Fair! Looking forward to seeing everyone this weekend.

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Jen’s Golden Square Shawl


Jen posted her Golden Square Shawl that she debuted at the Festival Twist this year to Ravelry!

This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

The Golden Square Shawl is a garter stitch shawl that forms ¾ of a square. The large back panel keeps you warm when worn flat, and the lofty silk can be wrapped around your neck like a scarf for a sleeker look. By knitting the shawl with two strands of silk on large needles, the resulting material is light and luxurious.

Gauge: 10 sts and 11 rows = 4” (10 cm) in unblocked garter stitch
Gauge is not extremely important in this project. A change in gauge simply means that you will add or remove rows to obtain a shawl that measures 62” (157 cm) along the neckline.

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Festival Twist 2015


Had an awesome time in Quebec this weekend at the Festival Twist. Thanks to everyone who came by, I enjoyed talking fibres and art. The food was spectacular, the crafts represented were beyond count, and it was great to practice french again in a very intensive 2 day course!

Here is the list of patterns I had display items for at the show (and where you can find them):

The Amiga Cardigan in silk from Knitty

The Alcina pattern in lace cotton from Rowan

The Spring Lace top in 3ply/fingering hemp (paper copy purchase) from LanaKnits Designs

The Spring Lace top in 3ply/fingering hemp (PDF copy purchase) from Patternfish

Amazing cardigans made from luscious silk! Thanks for bringing your beautiful work by.

I can’t wait to get started on some of the collaborations I was talking to people about during the Festival. Two more shows to go, and this year, I am ahead of the game on the Xmas gift front!

 

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