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Knitting Up A Storm!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Upmcoming Classes!

February Baby Sweater– $50.00 + materials & includes EZ Knitters Almanac book November 29th & December 6th, 10am to noon.

Class Length: 2 – two hour sessions
Instructor: Kate Atherley

If you need to knit a quick gift for a new arrival or want to upsize this pattern for yourself, (http://www.flintknits.com/) join Kate to master this wonderful pattern. Included is EZ Knitter’s Almanac book which contains 11 more patterns you can knit in the future. Please print the lady sized version pattern from http://www.flintknits.com/. Thanks Pam for a great pattern!

The baby version, knit with 400 yards of dk weight yarn and 4mm needles

The Toddler (knit with 4 balls of Silk Garden & Adult version (knit with 5 skeins of cascade220):

posted by Lisa @ 12:58 p.m. 


Thursday, August 14, 2008

Hi guys - it has been so long since I last updated -that sentence sounds like I should be in a 12 step program! I have been so busy the last few months and can finally share some exciting news.

I am the proud new owner of the Naked Sheep, located in the Beach, Toronto, Ontario.

This blog will not be updated anymore, but will keep it around for sentimental reasons. Blogging was such a big part of my life and if I wasn't so crazy for it, I wouldn't have known about all the yarn/pattern trends, forums and of course what a wonderful big community the knit world is.

Please check out our website and blog in the next few weeks because they will be ALOT of store changes, sales, new yarns, books, some great classes and workshops I hope will be helpful.

If you are in the Toronto area or are visiting, please drop by, I will be in the store 4pm to close and on weekends. Emily and Sarah will continue to work at the Sheep and I think I would be lost without them! They have welcomed me to the store and have some fabs ideas to make the Sheep the yarn store for you.

To all that have read my blog over the last few years, Thank you so much for taking an interest in my knitting and my life. I have 'met' quite a few other bloggers over the years and will continue to read their blogs.

posted by Lisa @ 10:47 a.m. 


Thursday, July 03, 2008

Hello, I am still alive but busier than hell. I am working on a big project that hopefully will be officially complete by next week and I will share more with you then.

I am knitting three pairs of socks for my friend who gave me the dining room table and sideboard. I've completed two pairs and working on the first sock of the 3rd pair. Her feet are going to be super duper warm this winter.

At this point, I am thankful I have these plain socks to knit, because my brain is not ready for anything complicated.

posted by Lisa @ 1:38 p.m. 


Monday, June 23, 2008

Modelled picture of me wearing Green Gable:


and another one, just for good measure:


Looking at this picture of me reminds me I either a: need to get bangs or b: botox. I understand bangs are cheaper. But boxtox lasts longer.

posted by Lisa @ 4:19 p.m. 


Monday, June 16, 2008

FO: Green Gable, Long Sleeved
Yarn: Lion Brand Cotton Ease
Needles: 4.5mm Knitpicks Options
Gauge: 4 stitches to the inch. Pattern calls for 5 stitches to the inch
Verdict: LOVE IT!
Mods: Waist decreases and hip increases. Knit long sleeves (pretty obvious!)


Very easy project indeed! I was inspired by Brenda's black inky (ravelry link)- what a copy cat eh?

Want more knitting? I am knitting three pairs of socks for my girlfriend who gave me the lovely table and sideboard. Here is the first sock of the first pair, I am using Austerman Step and what a lovely yarn it is:


I am about to start the heel of the 2nd sock soon. Of course, I forgot my knitting at home, so the heel will have to wait until later. I NEVER leave home without my knitting. NEVER people. First time for everything.

Below are the two skeins I am going to use for her other two pair:

Some Lion Brand Sockease:


and some Arequipa:


Thankfully my girlfriend's feet size are very small, so I can whip these out in no time. When I look at the picture of the sock I can't believe these will fit her, but I had her try it on and it does. Wow. Thankfully she doesn't have giant feet. Whew.

posted by Lisa @ 9:08 a.m. 


Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Holy geez - did you anyone watch the Pittsburgh/Detroit game last night? Maddie and I only made it till 10:30pm, and Chris and Julianna watched the whole game - till
1am! Jay is only 9 years old - I couldn't believe she stayed up so late to watch this amazing game. Even more surprisingly, Chris allowed her to. Must have been one hell of a game.

I have finished one sleeve of my Green Gable and started the 2nd one today. Shouldn't take me too long to finish because the sleeve is only 91 rows long.

Have a good one.

posted by Lisa @ 12:14 p.m. 


Monday, June 02, 2008

I am in the home stretch to finish my long sleeved Green Gable:


In other grand news, my friends GAVE me this wonderful table:


and this wonderful sideboard:


I promptly put it in the sitting room in my bedroom, and now this little corner is my craft area!! YEAH!! I am one lucky girl. I haven't moved all my yarn over yet, or organized the book shelf (that was in Chris' office) yet, but that will come.


Time is something I rarely have, so it will get done, when it gets done.

I must be in a nesting/organizing/feel like spending mood. Here is my new bedset:


It matches my couch and furniture perfectly. I have been having great sleeps in my new sheets and blanket.

My neighbourhood was having our annual garage sale day on Saturday so the girls and I went and poked around. They bought a bit of this and that and I bought a beautiful piece of artwork to hang in my new craft room. Once it is up, I'll take a picture to show you.

posted by Lisa @ 10:21 a.m.