Scarf Yarns

Monday, January 23, 2017

Lots of Yarn

My knitting is growing. Spending time in airports and on planes helps. The 3 Color Cashmere Cowl pattern is perfect for mindless knitting. 
Beth sent me a picture before she went to bed last night. Her hat is finished. Okay, the knitting is finished. There are a few ends to sew in. Beth commented that she really liked working with the yarn and likes the finished hat. 
Super, super bulky yarn is hot right now but there aren't many yarns available on the market that are 100% wool. We are going to be receiving an order from Loopy Mango when I get home.
One ball and 35mm needles (they are coming in the shipment with the yarn) will make the garter stitch throw. Two balls will make the ribbed throw.
We are getting ecru, pale grey, oatmeal, dark grey and purple.
String Quintets from Lorna's Laces are coming in 5 new colourways.
Bazantar - I have the names for two colours because the kits are sitting beside me as I'm typing. I'm going to combine them in a shawl. Our shipment should be arriving in a couple of weeks.
Sirdar Baby Crofter has been popular in the store. We're going to be getting it in a chunky version.
Cute for kids and super quick to knit. 
Someone went to work this morning with Beth. 
I've been up for a bit and did mailing labels for Lynn. Boxes are going out and now my work is done. I'm off to the Forum Shoppes and then onto The Bellagio and Aria. The weather if finally nice here. It's been raining the past two days. My dad asked me what the temperature was yesterday but I couldn't tell him because I didn't make it outside.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

More from TNNA

This show stopper was in the Freia Fibers booth. One of the ladies who works there knit it. It is made from balls of yarn that Tina dyed and then rejected. Amazing!
I've shown pictures of the So Fond of Rainbows pack from Frabjous Fibers. This amazing cardigan is knit from The Cheshire Cat version - it's fingering weight. The pattern will be available in a few weeks.
The cardigan was sitting on a chair. I asked if it could be modeled. Fabulous.
If the brights are a bit too bright for you, don't forget about the new pack.
There will be four new colours coming from Mrs. Crosby. She has been busy in the dye studio. They are asking to be added into a Find Your Fade.
It was a long day and I'm in the room for the night. The day was exciting and I want to show you all the great pictures. I'm afraid that I might get caught up in the football tomorrow so I'm posting early. 

Saturday, January 21, 2017


I had a great day in San Jose at TNNA but it was a long day. I've been up since 3:30.
The Prism booth is always a treat. This shawl is knit with Delicato. The yarn is made of 100% Tencel. It is smooth and silky. Tencel is tens times more absorbent than cotton, stretches less than rayon and is environmentally friendly.
Laura Bryant's colours are amazing. We have 6 different colourways coming for the shawl. 
Laura's sweater from Vogue Knitting. We have kits in the store - it's gorgeous.
These are the new colours from Freia Fibers. More on those tomorrow. I haven't had a proper meal today so I'm going to hit Publish and head to California Pizza Kitchen.  

Friday, January 20, 2017

Hello Vegas

The flight to Vegas this morning was good. A bit rough but I knit the whole way. Cathy's bag is the perfect size. Three 50gram skeins of sock yarn. Needles. Pattern. A small bag of pretzels. Everything you need when traveling. 
The view from my room isn't very good this time but there won't be much time in the room. It is grey and raining. And only 8C. Not much better than at home.
Tonight is an early night. My flight to San Jose leaves at 6:45 in the morning. Then I'll be running to see everything. And get lots of pictures. I'm getting excited!

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Another FO

It's finished. All the ends are sewn in. I love it. I was going to take it with me but I've left it hanging in the store.

Pattern: Building Blocks (purchased on Ravelry)
Yarn: 4 skeins of tosh merino light

Mr. FedEx brought in two huge boxes from Blue Sky Fibers this afternoon.

We are well stocked on Royal Petites.

100% Royal Alpaca. There are 91m on a 35gram ball and you need 2 balls to make any of these great accessories.

The Countess Mitts.

The Catherine Cowl.

The Buckingham Hat.

I've knit with the Royal Petites and the yarn feels great in your hands. It feels even better when you wear it.

Wow. The instructors for the Toronto Knitters Frolic look amazing!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

New Arrivals

A newsletter went out this morning. Before it goes I have Beth look at it to make sure there aren't any mistakes. She saw the 21 Color Slouch from Blue Sky Fibers and asked me to bring her a kit. Expensive proof reading :)

Magnetic Boards are back in stock. We received just a few and more are coming next week.
This indispensable pattern holder is a handy way to keep and display patterns and charts while working on a project. Useful for all knitters, but a “must-have” for lace knitters, especially
Convenient tool for keeping patterns close and easy to read
Easy to fold and unfold for storage; Lays flat when folded
Can stand upright when folded open, vertically or horizontally
Snap closure insures that materials inside stay neat and put
Extremely strong magnets keep patterns and/or charts in place
One extra long magnet strip also works as an indicator guide
Handy pocket holds patterns and charts
Pen pocket keeps marker close at hand
Black poly-jacquard fabric is sturdy and easy to keep clean
A very large box of Opal sock yarn arrived today.


Now it's time for laundry. I need to start thinking about what's going into the suitcase tomorrow night.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017


Madelinetosh is getting ready to dye an order for us. It is going to be big. 1550 skeins. That's a lot of yarn.

Here are a few of the new colours coming in merino light.
Bronze Age

February is going to be a big month for shipments. Hedgehog is getting ready to dye our next order. LITLG. Lorna's Laces...

I'm going to be a responsible person and finish a project on my trip. This is the 3 Color Cashmere Cowl in Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock. There will be knitting on the plane but not much during the trip. I think there could be some yarn coming home from the show as well so I'll have something for the ride home should I finish the cowl. How do you like my bag? It was a Christmas gift from Cathy - she made it. She's been hoarding the knitting fabric and I was lucky to be the recipient of some. It's the perfect size for plane knitting.