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Feeling Irish

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011


There is something nice about hoisting a glass of green beer and being clad from head to toe in green once a year! St Patrick Day is coming up on Thursday and it’s got me feeling green in a good way. I like a low pressure holiday, just a trip to the bar and an attire requirement, no problem.


I am especially pleased with this holiday because I absolutely LOVE green already. It’s no problem to pull some chartreuse out the closet, or perhaps some emerald? There are so many pretty options. It’s really the same in my yarn stash, so many shades to choose from. My daughter is even a shade of green, Hunter green!


If you are looking for a quick little Irish knit check out this cute little Four Leaf Clover Brooch. Knit it up in any weight of yarn, the only requirement is green. The pattern can be found on Ravelry here and Urban Yarns if full of all different shades of green. If you are feeling a bit more greenly ambitious I recommend the Photosynthesis Shawl by Emily Wessel. I knit one up in purple but I’ve always felt it would be best knit in green, to play upon the leafy theme.


This week’s special is Sublime Soya Cotton DK, 40% off. It was $6.95 but is now $4.17. This is a cool yarn, perfect for knitting baby items in some pretty ice-creamy colours. It has great drape and is buttery soft so it’s also great for a spring or summer top as well.

Baby Bamboo

Monday, October 22nd, 2007

This is a beautiful new yarn from Sirdar that’s 80% bamboo, 20% wool. Baby Bamboo is incredibly soft so it’s perfect for wearing next to a baby or toddler’s delicate skin. We re-stocked our supply last week and have all ten colours, plus some great patterns.

The Baby Bamboo Knits book has 13 designs for babies, girls and boys from birth to 6 years:

We also have a few Baby Bamboo leaflet patterns.

We received some new Sirdar books and leaflets that we think you’ll like. The books are well-priced at $14.95 and the leaflets are only $4.95.

There’s a great Baby Blanket book:

There are 10 diverse blanket patterns from a classic cable patterned blanket to a cute one with a pocket for a knitted teddy and a beautiful keepsake blanket with the baby’s name and birthdate on it.

If you like to knit with DK-weight yarns, there are two new books for you. Lazy Days and Holidays has a collection of contemporary designs for babies and children to 10 years:

And Vintage Snuggly DK Knits has a beautiful collection of designs for sizes new born to 8 years:

If you prefer aran-weight yarns, Secret Garden has a collection of 14 updated classics. The patterns are designed for children aged 2 to 13 years:

We also have the Sirdar Design Collection catalogue 2007 – 2008 in our stores. If you have a design in mind but can’t find a pattern, this catalogue might help you out. There are hundreds of patterns for babies, kids and adults and we’re happy to place a special order for you.

Finally, for those of you who’d like to knit the perfect Christmas baby outfit, we have just the thing:

Or not.