Tuesday, January 27, 2009


After losing out on a bid for 10 balls of a beautiful light moss green Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk DK, I consoled myself with a trip to Lens.

And I found these!

For just $5 a ball - I managed to purchase more than half of my Christmas presents for this year! Now I just have to knit them...

I also found some awesome fabric that I just couldn't leave in the remnant bin. For the moment, Peno has claimed it, but I know a six-year-old-boy who is OBSESSED with Pontiac GTOs. (and it totally wasn't Dave's fault - the kid decided all on his own and often argues with his Uncle Ken how GTOs are better than Mustangs) and there is enough here to make him a nice TV blanket. There was some Camaro fabric that I was tempted to pick-up for myself, but I decided I'd rather have the Camaro, not the fabric, so I'll have to wait until I win a vast amount of money. Now if only I could find some Dodge Charger fabric, I'd be making a big TV blanket for Dave.

And remember that top down hoodie I said I'd have done by the weekend? It's not finished. I did manage to get a sleeve done, but I got sidetracked by a design idea that popped into my head for a slinky little shrug. Maybe I'll get it done by this weekend, but for the nonce, my double points are tied up in the shrug.I'm using some Baby Monkey I bought on sale at a wool store in St. Catharines, and the left over Alapaca Silk from Dave's Leo.

And speaking of Dave's Leo... he finally gets to wear it (almost a year later)Special thanks to Mom for fixing it (neck was too large and sleeves were waaaaay too long). It looks INCREDIBLE on him (the picture doesn't do it justice) as he his very broad in the shoulders and narrow in the waist. The ribbing is very flattering, and I couldn't stop looking at him all day. And the yarn is absolutely SCRUMPTUOUS! I want more and more and MORE of this yarn. It has no itch at all. I threw the sweater on for a few hours on Saturday and it was a dream to wear. I was so surprised, as my RYC baby alpaca yarn, which is just as soft and silky, has a fair amount of itch to it.

So, back to the shrug.... or maybe a pair of Christmas socks!


Jenn said...

oooh nice finds! The sweater looks great too. :-)

Shelley said...

Hi Fellow Beamsville artist.
I came across your store on etsy and I couldn't believe that I found someone else from our small town. Just thought I would stop by and say hi. I am currently opening a store there too, although I think I opened it in 2007 I didn't stock it with anything. Guess I better get busy.
Nice to meet you.

Rhonda said...

I can't believe he let you put his picture up.

Alisha said...

The sweater looks great! I love the yarn and fabric too and the kitty!