Happy Sunday, everyone!
A blog about knitting, dyeing, sewing and baking
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In other news: My husband took my into the city and had me pick out a Cruiser Bicycle for my birthday next month. It is so cool looking, I can’t believe it. It has a very wide leather saddle (with springs!) and a wicker basket in front. I’ll be riding to the Post Office in style!
On Sunday the Etsy guys tried to make some improvements to the site. Unfortunately something went wrong and now the pictures are loading very slowly. I hope, they fix it soon! If you would like to know more, then check out the etsy blog, where they keep us updated.
I offer now SuperSock yarn in my etsy store. At first glance it seems very similar to the Treadsoft yarn, because it has also a tight twist. It is with 480 yards per 4 oz a little bit thicker and when I washed it, it bloomed wonderfully. I think, it might be softer than the Treadsoft.
As of today I do not have any undyed Kona Fingering left. It seems, that Henry’s Attic is having a hard time, getting it restocked. I hope, I’ll get some soon and in the meantime I’ll stay busy with the SuperSock yarn.
Please contact me if you have any questions or comments. I also do custom orders!
I have a longtime loving relationship with my local library – wherever I live. It all started when I was in third grade and the library bus came by every other week. I was allowed to borrow 10 books max, which meant, that often after 10 days I had read them all.
I remember being shocked, when my teacher asked us to make a brief book report for every book that we had read. I told him, that that was just too much work and he answered me, I could pick the one I liked best. He was grinning from ear to ear. I think, it was a proud teacher moment for him.
When we moved to the US and later to Canada I marveled at the high standard, the huge selection that the libraries have, as well that there are so many of them. I have been going there with my children every week for many years and I still love it.
The library here has a great website, where you can pick books and place a hold on them. It is a lot of fun to find the latest knitting books and order them. One of these little treasures is Lucinda Guy’s And So To Bed…
First of all even if you did not want to knit any of the patterns, it is such a pleasure to look at. The knitted pieces are showcased surrounded by the cutest drawings. There is a hot water bottle with sleeping mice on it. There are knitted owls (with scarfs) on trees. There is a child hiding in a tent made of a knitted blanket. My favourite is a little doll with a clothes lines full of her knitted underwear.
The patterns seem to be well written, there are plenty of charts and diagrams. The designs are very creative, yet clean and with funny little details. For example there is a blanket featuring the “King of Snooze”. A simple face yet interesting, sometimes the king is awake, sometimes asleep. I also love the warm, muted colours.
My daughter has asked for the owl. That was quite a surprise. She is a huge fan of bunnies. We have already picked out the yarn and now I only need some time… Don’t we all?