Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Ooooooo Lopi

I love Lopi wool.  Pure Iceland Lopi Wool.  And what better as an accessory for your home, than a Lopi Wool Cushion.


Monday, October 19, 2015

Mors Du Cheval

Every year, there is a magical event called the Maritime Spinner's retreat that is held in Atlantic Canada. It's a special event for folks like me that are addicted to fibre arts. My first love is knitting but oh I do love to sit at my spinning wheel and feel the soft fibres running through my fingers on their way to becoming something resembling yarn. Every year has a theme and this year's theme was "back to basics". With that theme in mind, we were encouraged to make mittens out of our handspun yarns. I chose a beautiful Merino, Cashmere, Alpaca, Mohair and silk blend from Belfast Mini Mills, to spin for my project. For those who wish to know, the colour way is Deep Blue Sea. The spinning went well but I am neither an experienced spinner nor a fast one so it took me about 12 hours to spin and ply my yarn.

I chose the Mors Du Cheval pattern by Lanja Samsdottir for my finished mitts and I am thrilled with them.  My fellow retreat participants were also and voted them as their favourite finished project.  I was so proud to have had my project chosen as the winner among dozens of very beautiful pairs of mittens.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

From The Post

Since I could not go to Shetland to be a part of Shetland Wool Week....

....I had a little Shetland sent to me :)

Friday, October 9, 2015

Fisherman's Cap

Just zipped this up on the knitting machine....

...used the Singer 155 and MacAusland's 2 ply yarn.  I am please with the result.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Monday, September 21, 2015

Something Wonderful

I've been anxiously awaiting a parcel in the post, all the way from bonny Scotland.  After yearning for a special plaid just for me, I ordered a Maple Leaf Tartan Shawl from the good folks at Lochcarron of Scotland.  They have an amazing assortment of pre-made and bespoke accessories made from luxuriously woven wool (and other blends) fabric.  I am absolutely delighted with with the smooth finish of the light weight, 100% pure new wool fabric....and the Tartan!  Oh my goodness, the Tartan....celebrating the seasons of the Maple Leaf, green, gold and red.  As a proud Canadian, I cannot tell you how much this plaid means to me.

My perfect Autumn shawl, with it's perfect Autumn colours, arrived just before the first day of was meant to be.

Thanks again to Locharran of Scotland, I emailed them several times before placing my order and they were prompt and lovely in their replies.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

A Little Bling

The shop has more bling with the addition of my talented Sister's beautiful shawl pins.  They are on sale now, in store, for only $10.00 each!  That's a great price for these useful and quite lovely pins.  The shawls (made by your's truly) are of course available for purchase also.  The grey shawl is made with a 50% wool, 50% Mohair blend (yarn, MacAusland's Woollen Mill) and the blue is made with a a 50% Merino, 50% Alpaca blend (yarn, Belfast Mini Mills).

It is days until the official start of Autumn, but I already feel it in the air, especially in the evenings.  These shawls....with a pin....are the perfect early Autumn accessory for both warmth and beauty.