less is more. more is more too.

Oh happy day!  So what if it is wet and cold and grey too.
Look at the sunshine in here!
2 boxes of our giant Madeline Tosh yarn order came in late yesterday. We are still waiting on 2 more boxes, but until that happens we can more then make do.  Madeline Tosh is famous for her mouth watering yarns.  Knitters are known to swoon when in its presence.  So you may want to sit down.
Box 1 and 2 held our order of Merino Light yarn.

True confessions: I have been secretly knitting with this yarn.  I bought a few skeins while on holiday in New York City. I have first hand knowledge of it’s dreaminess. It is a one ply, softly spun, fingering weight yarn.  Perfect for scarves and shawls, lightweight sweaters and for gazing at across the room.
Madeline Tosh has a way with dye.  The tone on tone colour is as luminous as it gets.

From this light weight to heavier news.
A new order of broomstick sized needles from Susan Bates are all the better for making the stylish chunky knits of the season. They are colour coded which makes them more fun, but you are not in too much danger of loosing something this large in your knitting bag. 12.5mm, 15mm, 19mm, 25mm, oh my!

Great for big fat wormy yarns like Brown Sheep Burly Spun or Spud and Chloe Outer.  Or try doubling or even tripling up your yarns to make your own version of an extra bulky knit.
Look out for a new Knit Cafe pattern featuring the chunky goodness of the Burly Spun.  It is coming soon.
Reminders that the First Sweater Class is coming up starting on Monday.  Students make the Manos Jacket pictured here.  They learn the useful knit skills of pattern reading and knitting in rounds to make sleeves.
Believe it or not this class is free of charge, you just need to buy the yarn for your snuggly sweater to be.  Manos del Uruguay  (the yarn in question) is a hand dyed and hand spun yarn from a fair trade women’s cooperative in Uruguay. The hand spun quality hides mistakes very well so it is perfect for new knitters, and a great yarn for a first sweater.
First Sweater Class
Monday October 24, Nov 7, 7-9pm
Free instruction, materials fee for yarn $100
Call to register 416 533 5648

That’s it for this Wednesday
Craftily yours
Kristin

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2 responses to “less is more. more is more too.

  1. The new Tosh yarn looks totes-amaze ( totally amazing) can’t wait to swing by and by some for my Hipster slouchy toque!

  2. WOW! Just the thing to combat winter “SAD” syndrome!

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