Scarf Yarns

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Number Five

The new Marblz interchangeable needles arrived last week while I was at Camp. All Knitter's Pride interchangeable needles work with the same cords so if you have a set of the Dreamz (wooden) or Karbonz needles then you can try these tips. If you don't have a set we have individual cords in the store.
  • Range of eye catching colors
  • The hand-crafted colors and patterns have been developed in a special way by a group of skilled workforce – so each needle appears exclusive and different than the other
  • A great aid to simplify the difficult part of knitting!! MarblZ needles provide the right ‘grab’ that allows for easy handling of slippery yarns, picking up stitches in a fast manner and helps in controlling those difficult stitches!
  • Sharp and Gradually Tapered Points are ideal for all knitting projects
  • Lightweight, smooth, with the right flexibility – yet exceptionally strong & durable
  • Warm to the touch and gentle in the hand
8mm
4mm 
 4.5mm
6mm

I can't wait to try them. We started with a few sizes because I purchased them without even seeing them. If you and I like them then we will be adding more sizes.

I'm almost unpacked. Then I need to rehang garments. I had enough of my chores this afternoon so I sat down to knit. The Color Play Mohair Wrap is growing.
I was almost to the lime when I went to bed last night. I was tempted to stay up for a few more rows but I knew that I wouldn't get out of bed this morning. The wrap is so addictive. 

Monday, September 22, 2014

Back to work

Today has been about unpacking boxes and trying to get the store in order. I can say that I didn't do a good job of it. Maybe tomorrow the store will look better.

Getting ready for work this morning was difficult. It was bothering me that no one was making me breakfast. I was going to have to fend for myself. And then when I get home my bedroom and bathroom will look the same as when I left them.

Kate Atherley has a new pattern on Ravelry and it's free until the end of the month. Can we get it to the number one spot on the 'hot right now' list?

We received a shipment of Freia Fingering a week ago but I didn't have the new shades to show you. Here they are.

Autumn Rose
Espresso
Metropolis
Neapolitan
South Beach

I really want to use Autumn Rose to make another Auburn Wave.

Debbie took many amazing pictures during the Student Fashion Show at Camp. Thank you Debbie! I will be sharing them on the Knitting Camp blog later this week. This is Kelley with her Dragonfire shawl (pattern purchased on Ravelry) knit in 2 skeins of Freia Fingering.
The shawl looks great in the picture but it is really cool when wrapped around your neck.

Here are a few more suggestions on Ravelry
Loverly
Knockout Round
Nautica
Arccos

How about the finale of The Amazing Race Canada last night? I won't mention the winners in case you haven't watched yet but I was very happy!

The new TV season starts tonight. The Blacklist. What is Red going to do now? I'm glad that I have easy knitting so that I can pay attention. There is also a football game. It's time to knit. The Color Play Mohair Wrap has been cast on and I'm 4 rows into the edging. I need to get going so I can see how the new colours play out.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

We're Home

We had a great time at Camp. This morning there was rain but it stopped in time to pack up to come home.

Kate had a large class so it was easier to demonstrate some things with people surrounding her.
I said that the food was good. Everyone morning we had custom made omelettes. Yummy!

There wasn't time to knit this weekend but I'm going to start a new project tonight. After a weekend with knitters, I'm inspired to pick up my needles tonight.
These are the brand new colours of Kidsilk Haze Stripe that should be arriving in the store next month. I'm going to start another Color Play Mohair Wrap using four of them - not the off white and not the darkest navy/purple.
Yes, this will be #5. It is very addictive!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Saturday at Camp

It was a busy day at Camp. I taught Linen Stitch this morning. Here are a few swatches from the Campers. It was more about the technique than colours :) They brought scrap yarn because we were cutting a lot and I didn't want them ruining their 'good' stash yarn.

A lot of fun is had at Camp as well.
My Color Play Mohair Wrap has been very popular. Many people have had it on and I need to make sure that it isn't in some one's bag tomorrow.
The meals at Camp are awesome. We eat at long tables and try and switch up the seating throughout the weekend so that everyone has a chance to meet and chat.
Tonight was the student fashion show. The Campers bring in garments that they have knit during the year to show off. We had quite a few Color Affections in many great colour combinations.

It's bed time. Tomorrow is busy for Beth and I. We have a lot of packing to do before heading home.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Camp Day One

The Campers are in class and I'm trying to stay out of the way. Beth and I are back in our cabin. She's napping and I'm going to work on tonight's fashion show.
The mini yarn shop is set up. It will look much better tomorrow when all the garments are hanging.




The many fabulous door prizes from our suppliers.


The Thursday night game. This is very serious!!

Kate is stumped. For her first time at Camp she did very well at the game. Unfortunately for her, Sally was a bit better. You might not know it but Sally is very competitive. VERY! She plays to win.
This morning Sally is teaching Knit to Flatter and Fit. Every time I looked she was standing on a chair to show what she was talking about.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

We're Here

Beth and I made our stop at Webers and were here around 3pm. We unloaded everything (it's amazing how much we fit into the van) and then did the goodie bags.
The weather is beautiful. The lake is so calm today.


We've had dinner and now we're watching Big Brother while doing our last minute chores. Early to bed and then early to rise so that we can set up the mini yarn shop and class rooms.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The Day Before

I'm trying to get everything finished before we leave in the morning. We hope to be on the road between 10 and 11. Beth has a stop planned on the way at Webers Hamburgers.

There is a huge box of parcels going to the post office.
Printing the teacher's class notes.

It's almost 2pm and I think I'm done. That means getting to work on the Cane Bay Wrap.

It's now 4pm and guess what. No knitting yet. I keep finding things to do for Camp. I need to finish the wrap this evening!!

When I wrote my blog post about yarn bowls I totally forgot to show a picture of the best one.

It's much later now and my chores are done. I'm sitting down to knit and watch Big Brother. Then a good night's sleep. I guess I should think about packing soon. :)