Truth be told there is very little that will hold this blog post together theme-wise. I just have a bunch of yarns and projects and pics I have gathered from the last few weeks that just can’t wait to be out and proud!
Here’s one ↑. I know you may be wondering why I can’t wait to show you a skein of white yarn, but this is no ordinary plain-Jane-skein, it is virgin yarn full of potential. An undyed, 80% merino 20% nylon, fingering weight yarn that we have purchased just so it can be hand dyed and become it’s true fabulous self. The Knit Café is hosting a Yarn Dyeing Class this weekend. This one is all full up, but look out for the next class on the schedule which is running on Sunday January 14, 12:30-4pm
The undyed yarn will be used in the class but is also available for purchase to anyone in need. Each 115g skein is $14.
If we practice, and hard, with our hand dyeing we may one day be able to make something as beautiful as the skeins that come from the dye kitchen of Lichen and Lace. If you haven’t already heard the news we have recently received a BIG order forom this fantastic Cannuk hand dyeing Co. We have a full selection of both sock weight and worsted weight yarns. Above – you can see the fingering weight skeins. So pretty!
Look here ↑. This is a picture of socks-in-progress by knitter-extraordinaire Vanessa Jost. She is making these fantasic stockings from Mondim by Retrosaria. Retrosaria is the yarn company from Portugal I was gushing about a while back. You can read the gushing HERE. I am so happy to have knitted evidence of how beautiful this yarn knits up. Look at those happy socks!
Vanessa is knitting two socks at once because she is a pro! Sock-making wannabes check out The Knit Cafe’s First Sock Class starting November 15. There are only a few spots left in this class!
…and here is the culprit! The yarn that made it all possible! It’s the very pretty Mondim!
Edie Kim came in the other day wearing this ↑. Edie is part of The Knit Cafe’s Yarn Club. The Yarn Club releases 6 patterns with matching yarn throughout the year. Next Yarn Club subscription will begin in April so look out for it. The last release for The Yarn Club 2017 was this neck warmer we call the Bonnie Bandit. It is knit with three colours of Hedgehog Fibre. This version features colours Day Dream, Bramble, and Typewriter. I am so pleased with the way it turned out.
Here are some more colours of the Hedgehog Fibre that we received in our last order. Many of these are still warming our shelves and ready to become Bonnie Bandits and so many other things.
This is the original version of the Bonnie Bandit made with colours Oracle, and Zephyr and in the middle a Potluck colour available only to yarn club members.
Find the Bonnie Bandit Pattern right HERE