Saturday, October 23, 2010

Its Worth the Drive

I spent last night in Campbellford and this morning mom and I took the trek down to Picton.  My folks had been a couple of months back and had found a yarn shop that she knew I'd love.

Rose Haven Farm Store sounds like feed and manure, but the shop is to die for...
It took my breath away when we walked in and I didn't know where to start.  So I took out my camera and the woman working the shop (the owner was at the Creativ Festival) was gracious enough to let me snap away.  So many wonderful yarns to choose from, as well as tons of finished items, made by employees and local crafters.
 They also have a great selection of books and magazines.

 Then she informed us that they also have a basement.  They do workshops and lessons and have a great selection of roving and...

 a bargain corner.
I finally settled on a couple of skeins of Mirasol Sulka, for a cowl for a teacher I work for.  She's an Anne of Green Gables red head and I know this chunky, green, merino and alpaca blend will suit her just fine.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Making a Resolution

Right now I'm feeling a little ambitious, so I'm going to resolve to start blogging regularly.  I often have these feelings, but I rarely act on them.

Despite the fact that there are a million things going on in my life, just like everyone else, I'm going to make an effort to blog about what's on the sticks.

So, firstly, I've been working on the Presto Chango for a co-worker, with a couple of extra panels in different stitches.  She delivered early on Monday, so I've got to speed it up.  I've finished two panels (one in the pattern, and one in Eifel Towers...she's a french teacher), and am working on the last one, in waving rib stitch. 

As soon as the last panel is finished, I'll be starting on the Gooseberry Hat (one of my go-to patterns) to go with the sweater.  I'll be seeing her this Monday for my parent helper night (15min visit with a homemade dinner with other staff to diminish their own cooking time and limit visitors), so I'll take the gift with me then.

I also am finishing a bunch of squares for my Kniterary Night at the library.  I'm doing a workshop called "Crocheting & Knitting, Sitting in a Tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G", about adding crocheted trims and edgings to knitted items.  I have a sample ready, but I wanted to have a handful of little knitted squares ready for people to use.

And, lastly, I have purchased two balls of absolutely delightful rainbow sock yarn for ME.  I'm going to make a pair of plain stocking stitch knee highs.  Its autumn and I don't like to give up my skirts for the cooler weather.  So, it seemed like a logical choice to cover my legs with some pure happiness.  Toe-up, two-at-a-time and magic loop!  Can't wait to cast them on!