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April 2012

Here are socks I've been knitting.  I have revised and improved a pattern I wrote over 10 years ago called Gloria's Socks. 
I have used the new to us DyeCauldron (dyed here in Kelowna) yarns, the one on the left is Black Cat Sock (with 10% cashmere) in Chocolatier and the one on the right is Classic Sock in Virgo.  I would probably not have chosen these colours but I'm a Virgo so I had to knit with it and I really like it. I’m happy to say these socks have been getting rave reviews in the store. 



This is the display I have showing the new Simplicity books and the yarn to go with them.

I knit this  little hoodie with the Simplicity from HiKoo, it is really soft as it is 55% superwash merino with a mix of acrylic and nylon.

The pattern is knit in the round, no seams to sew, the pocket is knit in as you go.  It seems a lot of yarn on the go when you work the yoke with all the colours but I found it OK when I cut just over a yard (metre) of yarn for the little twisted cable between the sleeves and body.



I just had to put another picture in of my gloves - I just love the way these turned out. 


Here is a skein of the Okanagan Grapes yarn the socks and glove were knit from - the wonder of hand dyed yarn you never know how wonderful it is going to look.


I ordered some of the Kauni yarn to go with Lucy Neatby Venus and Baby Venus cardigans and re-ordered her Ikat Scarf pattern.  When they arrived I, of course, wanted to knit with the new yarn and realized the Ikat Scarf would be perfect to shown the colours in one ball of the Kauni.  What do you think?


This is the scarf wrapped around the rest of the ball of yarn.

I don't have the Kauni on the web page yet!


After knitting my socks I had quite a lot of yarn left and I needed to knit some gloves (another class) so I decided to see how far I could go with my left overs.  I haven't finished my left glove yet but you can see I almost made it with my right glove, just two fingers short!  Can you see the beads on my middle finger?


These are my Okanagan Grapes socks.  I used my usual pattern and this wonderful hand dye yarn from DyeCauldron.  Cheryl has recently to Kelowna and I, of course, had to have some of her yarn in the store.  I'm trying to keep the yarn in stock but it is very popular, when I have a better supply I will include it in our yarn section.


We've had the Cascade 220 in stock for quite some time and the only knitting I have done with it has been some felted slippers.  I knit these wristwarmers in the Cascade 220 and love the feel of them.  Several of my Tuesday night ladies have knit sweaters with this yarn and kept telling me how wonderful it is - now I know.


I am teaching my Cabled Wristwarmer pattern in March and knit another pair for two reasons.  I needed to make some notes for the classes and both the yarns I had used for the picture have been discontinued.  This pair have been knit using Pingouin Le Yarn 3.