South Beach Yarn Co Update

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I’ve decided to slow things down at South Beach Yarn Co this summer. My beautiful grand babies are growing ever too quickly and are now at the age when they come to Oma’s house without mom and dad for extended periods of time. I want to take full of advantage of that this summer. So instead of immersing myself in the business of soaking, dying, drying, skeining, naming, labeling, photographing and promoting my yarn, I will be playing with my… Read More »South Beach Yarn Co Update

Cariad Hat

Fast and Pretty Chunky Yarn Knits

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I really enjoy a fast and pretty chunky yarn knit. Chunky yarn knits up so quickly and provides a wonderful feeling of accomplishment with a minimal time requirement.  I’ve recently starting dying yarn on a chunky base (100% SW merino) which is super soft, warm and squishy. Dying chunky yarn is fun because it takes up the dye differently then the yarn bases I usually dye.  This past autumn I fell in love with the Aubrey Beanie and ended up… Read More »Fast and Pretty Chunky Yarn Knits

Knitting Socks for Toddlers

Knitting Socks for Toddlers

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I love knitting socks. Choosing the yarn and pattern are the start of the fun and then there is the magic of casting them on. I only knit socks for those who truly appreciate them. Knitting socks is a labor of love. Did you know that a pair of hand-knit adult size socks is made up of approximately 35,000 stitches? That’s a lot of stitches and a lot of love that goes into one pair of socks. A couple of… Read More »Knitting Socks for Toddlers

A young girl holding the craft she made with scrap yarn.

A Creative Use for Scrap Yarn

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As yarn enthusiasts we might find that we have a stash of little balls of yarn leftover from the projects we’ve made. If you are like me, you can’t bear to throw them out but you also aren’t sure how you will use them in another project. So your collection of yarn ends grows and you are forever on the lookout for a creative use for your scrap yarn.  Last week my sister-in-law shared this cute craft idea for hat… Read More »A Creative Use for Scrap Yarn

Aubrey Beanie

The Aubrey Beanie

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I’ve fallen in love with the Aubrey Beanie pattern by Deanies Beanies. The pattern uses chunky weight yarn guaranteeing a fast knit and it is well written making it enjoyable to complete. I became aware of the pattern through Kat from Ashwood Fibre Works. Kat stopped by my booth at Woolstock this year and purchased some of my chunky yarn. She is an awesome creative that sells her handmade items online and at markets. The day after Woolstock she was already posting… Read More »The Aubrey Beanie

Map of Woolstock Agriplex Building

Woolstock 2021 Here We Come!

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Woolstock 2021, here we come! Mark October 16th on your calendar and plan a road trip to Paris, Ontario. This year’s event will take place at the Paris Fairgrounds located at 139 Silver Street, in Paris. I’ve been busy with my dye pans and that has put a smile on my face and a spring in my step. It’s been such a rewarding process, playing with colour and achieving some really wonderful results. I’m bringing along new colourways like Jelly… Read More »Woolstock 2021 Here We Come!

Muskoka Yarn and Fibre Fest

Muskoka Yarn & FibreFest Is a Go

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I’m so happy to announce that the Muskoka Yarn & FibreFest is a go this year. The show takes place August 28. This is will be the first yarn show for many us since the pandemic hit last March. What a wonderful feeling of normalcy this announcement brings to my soul. I can’t wait to reunite with the fibre loving community. In anticipation, I have dusted off my dye pots and been busy dying yarn for the show. I’ve created… Read More »Muskoka Yarn & FibreFest Is a Go

Ball of kinked yarn

How To Unkink Yarn

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Have you ever unraveled a project just to have a kinked up mess of yarn? This recently happened to me and this is the method I developed for how to unkink yarn. I hope it helps you the next time you find yourself in a similar predicament. A few weeks ago, I offered to knit a project for a friend who had lost her mojo for knitting the Dragonfly Path shawl. You may remember I was a part of a… Read More »How To Unkink Yarn

A Knitter's Christmas Blessing

A Knitter’s Christmas Blessing

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As we say good-bye to 2020 I want to leave you with my Knitter’s Christmas Blessing. May it make you smile and warm your heart. I don’t think many of us could have imagined that this year our world would be immobilized by COVID-19. It has effected every country in the world and so many areas of our lives. Lockdowns, school closures, job losses, people working from home and many social events have been canceled or postponed. Those are just… Read More »A Knitter’s Christmas Blessing

Detail shot of Dragonfly's Path

Dragonfly’s Path Shawl Pattern

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This summer I had the wonderful privilege of being a member of a small knitting group. We met once a week as time allowed and all worked on the Dragonfly’s Path Shawl pattern. Long before Covid-19 hit and changed our world, I was part of a team that served dinner to our community. This was an outreach project that our local church hosted. My participation on this ministry team was rewarding in many ways and one of those ways was meeting two kindred spirits that… Read More »Dragonfly’s Path Shawl Pattern