Friday, September 26, 2008

Some raid!!

Penzance is now a distant memory and a fleeting one... The town was 'too busy' for Darling, so we just drove right on through. So, good people at Iriss, I'm sorry, but I won't be stopping by. Sigh. I tried!

I did get to Artycrafts today. It is a small all-around craft shop that had a knitting corner. So, I'm holding out hope for Truro.

In the meantime, I finally started the Orkney Pi, so I'm going to head on over to Ravelry to post a couple of early pics. On Ravelry I'm theloveofknit -- see you there!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

We are the Pirates

The famous Pirates of Penzance! I have no idea why that obscure line from the Gilbert and Sullivan musical has stayed with me the past week, other than there is a local yarn shop in Penzance, and perchance, I feel a raid coming on. Not that I have a lot of luggage room left for yarn: I pretty well maxed out on the first four days of the journey.

Perhaps I'll get a chance to tease with a few pictures on my next post!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

The 'Fab Four' Days

Well. I always said I wanted to go to a place with more sheep than people. Whenever I said that I was referencing New Zealand. I never thought it would happen here. But, here I am. There is still a week and a half to go of vacation, and we must travel on, but I'm so glad to have had the last four days. I've enough information for Knit Together for three issues!

I must sign off as internet here is 'by-the-minute' but when I can get to a full computer, I'll offer a more complete report. Stay tuned to Knit Together for further information of my Fab Four Days.


Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Knit Together update

We're on the presses! The next issue of Knit Together will be in the mail before I go on vacation. Before I go on vacation, Bonnie, Karen and I will make our sixth annual journey to Kitchener-Waterloo Knitter's Fair this coming weekend. This is always a fun event that we simply didn't want to miss. In fact, originally Darling and I had planned a late-Friday departure, but had to re-think it when we discovered it was KW fair weekend. Here's a photo of Karen at our booth in 2006. Projects from that year included the Chapeau Moncton, (the blue hat) and Hey Blondie! (the yellow cardigan). I still get compliments when I wear that sweater!

If you live in Southern Ontario and plan to be at KW, stop by the booth. We're planning to have Knit Together available for members to pick up!

And now, to bed! Darling is advocating that, since we'll have to travel across a few time zones, we adjust our bedtime by 1/2 hour per night... Well, it's working for him, he's been gone nigh on an hour now. Me? Well, I'm going to be hammered next Tuesday. Our destination is a surprise...but I've already arranged a visit to a LYS that will be written up in a future issue.

Monday, September 1, 2008

A Sneak Peek at the latest issue

The next issue of Knit Together is going to the printer's today. Hudson here is giving a preview of two of the features in this issue. The mini project will be Izzy Comfort Dolls, the four little fellows smiling with Hudson. We will also tell the story of how the Izzy Doll Program got started.
The designer in this issue is Lori Law, a musical knitter who created Oceanwind Knits. Our knitter is Katherine Tamminen, a university student in Alberta.
Cynthia's Fibre Week adventure is also relayed in this issue, and our Local Yarn Shop visit is to Gaspereau Valley Fibres in Nova Scotia.
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