A couple of weeks ago I shared with you that Shelagh and her sister Margaret visited my booth at KYAFF. While we were chatting Shelagh picked up a skein of my wonderfully soft baby alpaca, cashmere, and silk yarn. It was love at first touch. She wasn’t able to put it down and ended up… Read More Shelagh’s Spring Rain Shawl Update
That’s right! I’ve just received a shipment of Kitchener Stitch Guides. If you have ever had to graft an invisible seam, chances are you’ve used the kitchener stitch. It’s the preferred method when you don’t want to see or feel a seam in your knitting. It’s used at the toes of socks, under the arms… Read More Kitchener Stitch Guides Have Arrived
Last week I shared with you that Margaret and Shelagh from Three Sisters Knit stopped by our table at KYAFF (Kawartha Yarn and Fibre Festival). We had a lovely chat and while we were chatting, Shelagh fell in love with one of our skeins of baby alpaca, cashmere and silk yarn. I wasn’t surprised as this… Read More Three Sisters Knit and South Beach Yarn Co
This past weekend we had the pleasure of being one of 80+ vendors at the KYAFF (Kawartha Yarn and Fibre Festival). KYAFF was a single day event held on June 8, it was well attended by knitters, crocheters, spinners and felters. My booth was located in the micro market which is an area designed specifically for… Read More South Beach Yarn Co at KYAFF
I’ve just released my second sock pattern: Butterfly Lane Sock Pattern on Ravelry! I created this pattern last year in honour of the monarch butterflies that summer in my area of the world. I chose my prettiest summer yarn to craft this pattern and I encourage you to do the same. The pattern features a… Read More Sock Pattern: Butterfly Lane Sock Pattern
While getting ready to attend the Kawartha Yarn and Fibre Festival, I decided to photograph some of my yarns for my Facebook and Instagram accounts. I thought it would be fun make up some ‘Find Your Fade’ combinations with my yarn. If you are planning on attending the festival I urge you to visit my… Read More Find Your Fade with South Beach Yarn Co.
Spring is in the air and so are new colorways for South Beach Yarn Co. Here is a sampling of the new colorways I’ve been creating. All yarns pictured here are on our new sock base consisting of 60% Superwash Merino, 20% Super Fine Alpaca, and 20% Nylon. This fingering weight, 4ply yarn has a generous 437 yds on each… Read More New Dyes, New Colorways
I can’t resist sharing this Pixar SparkShort with you. Purl is a pink ball of yarn trying to find her way in the corporate world. Her story is as relevant today as it was yesterday. What are some of your favorite parts? Enjoy!
The weather outside is frightful today. It’s snowing and blowing and the temperature is the lowest its been all winter. However, I’m warm and cozy inside having fun being creative. I’ve been busy making progress keepers for this weekend’s show, Market at the Rink. Progress keepers are great to use when a pattern requires that… Read More Progress Keepers for Knitting
This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending my first ever knitter’s fair in Kitchener Waterloo. This was the 26th year of the KW Knitters’ Fair. It was extremely well-organized and attendance was amazing. I met so many creative people with a passion for knitting. Participating in this event was such an incredible experience. I learned so… Read More KW Knitters’ Fair