Antique Bronze Removable Stitch Markers

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Removable stitch markers are a small but mighty tool when it comes to knitting. I use them in multiple ways: keeping track of stitch counts as I knit marking the beginning of a round when knitting in the round for counting cast on stitches, placing one every 20 stitches  marking the right side of my work for sectioning out pattern repeats. It’s so much easier to see when I’ve made a mistake in a section rather than when I get… Read More »Antique Bronze Removable Stitch Markers

A bag of South Beach Yarn

Spin Me A Yarn Virtual Trunk Show

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In just a few days many of my yarn babies will be traveling to Spin Me A Yarn (SMAY), in Etobicoke for a virtual trunk show. I was contacted by Treena the owner of the shop after she saw the videos I produced for the takeover of the Toronto Knitters Guild Instagram account.  My yarn will arrive just in time to be featured by SMAY during the The Great Toronto Yarn Hop happening July 11-18. The Yarn Hop sounds like it will be… Read More »Spin Me A Yarn Virtual Trunk Show

Knitter Definition Knitting Themed Greeting Card

Knitting Themed Greeting Cards

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When I first started offering my yarn for sale at the Port Eglin Farmer’s Market I asked my daughter to create some knitting themed greeting cards for me to sell. We came up with the wording together but she did the artwork and design. I love how these cards turned out. It wasn’t too long into the Farmer’s Market season that I realized crocheters also wanted their own themed cards and again my daughter and I collaborated to the come up… Read More »Knitting Themed Greeting Cards

Hand Knit Socks for Taya

Hand Knit Socks for Taya

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These hand knit socks for Taya were made for her by her grandmother. Taya loves getting and wearing hand-made socks and I don’t think she is alone in that feeling. I love making and wearing hand-knit socks but have never been the lucky recipent of a pair. The socks she received were made with my super fine alpaca, merino and nylon yarn. It’s a wonderfully soft, silky blend of fibres that is warm and delightful to wear. Her grandmother affectionately… Read More »Hand Knit Socks for Taya

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South Beach Yarn Co has a YouTube Channel

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On Sunday June 7, 2020 I had the privilege of taking over the Toronto Knitters Guild Instagram feed. If you missed the videos I posted then I would love to share them with you today. In order to show you the videos I made I decided it would be best to start a YouTube channel. On the day of the takeover I released five short videos in which I took the opportunity to introduce myself and demonstrate a new dye method I like… Read More »South Beach Yarn Co has a YouTube Channel

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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Hot 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

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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


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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!