Thursday, July 28, 2011

Linsey Projects

Hello Everyone,

I hope you are having a great summer and surviving this heat, just think of February and March and perhaps the heat won't seem so awful,lol!

One of the wonderful things about knitting is that it can be done year 'round and especially so when you have a fabulous yarn like Berroco's "Linsey"! Made in Italy, this summer weight yarn is 64% cotton and 36% linen, which makes for a soft, yet substantial hand to any item you knit.

The short sleeved top was made for our trip to Cuba and it proved invaluable! Great with slacks, shorts or over a swimsuit, it was a quick, easy knit. But nothing was as quick and easy as the lacy shrug! Just the perfect thing over a T-shirt or a little dress in the evening...several of the Purple Sock knitters have made this shrug, and the short sleeved cardigan is also something that Linsey just lends itself to....the drape is wonderful and the little details really show up as Linsey has great stitch definition...BUT, the last piece is my favourite! WOW! Isn't it great ( if I do say so myself!).... I can see that this piece is one I am going to wear a LOT! I love the way the back looks on this piece and I love the flow-y drape of the front panels too.

Purchase the yarn for a Linsey project and get the pattern or pattern book at 40% off for the month of August.

So, come on in, see the wonderful colours and the various pieces up close, try them on and finish out the summer with a Linsey project, there are lots more patterns in the shop as well. Stay cool!

Happy Knitting!

Thursday, July 14, 2011


I have sent off some knitting to Warm Hands Network and I know there is still more to come. Below are photo's of what is now making its way to Ottawa. One of my customers was going to North Bay and has a friend that is going to Ottawa at the end of the month and will be delivering what I have sent.
2 baby sweaters, one with a hat
1 neck warmer
2 baby blankets
9 pairs of socks
14 pairs of mitts
11 hats.
thanks so much everyone and keep up the good work. I know these will all be very much appreciated!!
Hope you are all having a safe and happy summer
Happy Knitting