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The postman rings several times


It has been a busy few days!

The mail carrier is a near constant visitor. 
Above is Perle Cotton tiny bundles of joy, hand-dyed from Valdani.  Last year I posted this project idea (and this one too) for the perle cotton and I still stand behind them as winners.  Some bright shades of embroidery floss came along for the ride,  arriving in time for our Friendship Bracelet Class in May.
Valdani Perle Cotton is $5 per ball. $2.75 per skein of Embroidery Floss.

This summer-sweater-ready-yarn from Berroco blends together the best of cotton and linen  to make a really wearable knit. Linsey yarn comes in 105 metre (114yd) skeins for $9 each.

We have two spring/summer pattern booklets Volume 10 and Volume 8 from Norah Gaughan which make good use of this yarn.

The Berroco box also held these goodies.  Vintage Chunky is now multi-coloured!  Many of you who are fans of this yarn for it’s price and washability might be compelled to try out some of the new colour-ways for your next baby gift. Vintage Chunky is $9 for 200 metres (217 yds).

What the heck? is what I imagine you might be thinking.  These cocoon shaped enigmas are actually hand-dyed skeins of yarn from Uruguay.  10 skeins come all bundled together like so.  Later, I will detach them and coil them individually and cram them into the shelves.  Three new colour options for the folks who are taking the First Sweater Class that starts April 30th.

If those nearly neutrals don’t grab ya there’s more!   Manos del Uruguay’s Bluejay, Potpourri and Mermaid are colours that might hit the spot.  There are only 2 remaining vacancies left in the First Sweater Class.  Call us for more info or to register. 416 533 5648.

…and that’s not all the postman brought us, but it is all for now.
Till next time,
Craftily yours
Kristin

friendship

I thought I would share this little nugget that I discovered on the blog called Honestly WTF.  It delivered me into a whirlwind of nostalgia and revery of summer crafternoons when I was but a fledgling.  

I think this craft might be the catalyst for hours of entertainment for me and my niece this summer at the cottage.  If you (like me) need a memory jog on how it is done you can check out this great friendship bracelet tutorial here 

Today my longest-time and bestest-friend gave me these: the prettiest of all flowers.  She got them for for being a smarty pants.  She’s a Doctor now, a full fledged PHD, but still delivering flowers and joy to her old pal.  
I picked out these colours of Valdani hand dyed embroidery floss using this sweet bouquet as inspiration.  Valadani floss is available at the Knit Cafe in all affable and chummy colours – enough for all your friends!