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South Beach Yarn Co Instagram Takeover

Toronto Knitters Guild Instagram Takeover

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On June 7, 2020, I will be partnering with the Toronto Knitters Guild by doing an Instragam Takeover of their social media account. This opportunity came about because this year’s Knitters Frolic was cancelled due to COVID-19.  For several years I had been applying to be a vendor at the TO Knitters Frolic. Vendor opportunities were always full and the best I could do was put my name on a waiting list. It was always my hope that one day… Read More »Toronto Knitters Guild Instagram Takeover

Barb wearing Jelly Roll Socks

Jelly Roll Socks made with Three Mini Skeins

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gHot off my needles are these Jelly Roll Socks and I am so excited to share them with you. I love this pattern by Mara Catharine Bryner. What intrigued me about these socks was the rolled cuff and the colorwork pattern in the heel flap and foot. I love knitting socks and wearing them. However, a full sock can be a bit too warm in the spring so this jelly roll sock is perfect on a cool spring day or… Read More »Jelly Roll Socks made with Three Mini Skeins

Shows the Tiggy Hat Pattern complete

Twiggy Hat in Cashmere and Merino Yarn

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Last year, when Janet and I were talking about attending the Woodstock Fleece Festival in October, we decided to make ourselves hats for the event. We had heard that it could get quite cold in the barns and that was where my booth was. Janet made the Seashell Beret and I made the Twiggy Hat by YYC Knits which is a free pattern over on Ravelry. Both hats used one skein of yarn. I used my cashmere and merino yarn and it was a delight to knit with.… Read More »Twiggy Hat in Cashmere and Merino Yarn

Sideview of Seashell Beret Hat

Janet’s Seashell Beret Hat

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Yesterday I was going through my photo library and I came across these pictures of Janet wearing the Seashell Beret Hat by Felicity Ward. She made this hat for last year’s Woodstock Fleece Festival. Here are a few things I’d like you to know about Janet, she: is one of my dearest friends is extremely supportive, helpful and kind loves fun and adventure is a yarnaholic (like yours truly) is supportive in so many ways, including helping me set up… Read More »Janet’s Seashell Beret Hat

Yarno! is bingo card with knitting terms

Yarno!

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How are you managing in these difficult times? Are you managing to connect with people and keep yourself busy? I am working hard to keep myself entertained with yarn dying, knitting, connecting with friends and family on social media, Facetime and Zoom, reading, and making up silly little games like this one. Yarno! is exactly like bingo except for knitters. Have a look at the words in the boxes, for every knitting activity you’ve completed in the last week fill… Read More »Yarno!

Easy Goes It Shawl

Easy Goes It Shawl

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I’ve recently completed my Easy Goes It Shawl by Finicky Creations. The pattern is a free download on Ravelry. It was a fun and easy to knit. The shawl grew quickly and there was enough variation in the pattern sections to keep it from getting boring. I knit the majority of this shawl while in the car, in the good old days when we could still go places!  I chose to knit this shawl in my SW Merino, Cashere and Nylon yarn.… Read More »Easy Goes It Shawl

Little Green Hat

Little Green Hat

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I first met Melly at the Port Elgin Farmer’s Market back in 2018. That’s when she purchased a mini skein from me and made a little green hat. It was the first year I decided to sell my yarn to the public. Every Wednesday morning my husband and I would pack up the car and drive over to Port Elgin and set up my booth. He would head home for the morning and work. Around 1 he would return with… Read More »Little Green Hat

Rescheduled Events

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A new normal in these ever-uncertain times seems to be rescheduled events. This month I was scheduled to do a trunk show at Serenity Knits in New Market. This show will be rescheduled but no date has been set as of yet. I look forward to planning another date for the show with Sheila once our current health crisis is under control. The Sunshine Fibre Festival has been rescheduled to July 25 from May 2. I am looking forward to… Read More »Rescheduled Events

Toronto Knitter's Frolic

Toronto Knitters Frolic Cancelled

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It is with a sad heart that I write this post to tell you that the Toronto Knitters Frolic has been cancelled this year. The frolic organizers did not make this decision lightly. They used the information they had available to them to make the best decision possible in light of COVID-19. The organizers informed me of their decision on Sunday, March 15. Today, March 17, Doug Ford has declared a state of emergency in the province of Ontario. This… Read More »Toronto Knitters Frolic Cancelled

Featured Image Butterfly Lane Socks

Free Pattern Download Butterfly Lane Socks

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The world has found itself in the midst of a pandemic. People are being asked to self isolate, stores and borders are closing, and life as we know is quickly changing. In an effort to bring some kindness and cheer to the knitting community I am offering my Butterfly Lane Sock Pattern free for a limited time. Use the coupon code “Butterflies Are Free” from now until March 23, 2020. “Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn’t… Read More »Free Pattern Download Butterfly Lane Socks