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Go Canadian for Canada Day

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

There are so many great Canadian yarn dyers and pattern makers that it’s not too hard to go Canadian for Canada Day. If you haven’t tried any of the following I encourage you to support your countrymen and countrywomen!

1. Biscotte and Cie: we shall start with the newest, Biscotte and Cie. These self striping yarns from Quebec will make an adorable baby sweater or a funky pair of socks!

2. SweetGeorgia: always a favorite of mine pick up a luscious skein of Merino Silk Lace or CashSilk lace and knit up a summery shawl for those cool nights. img_4448

3. Me!: I can’t say enough about how great I am really ;-) There are Gourmet Crafter patterns and yarn as well as Tin Can Knits book 9 Months of Knitting! Gourmet Crafter yarn is inspired by photographs I have taken of the world around me. Whether it’s Moraine Lake in the Rockies or Cherry Blossoms on Highbury street!


4. Amanda Kaffka: a popular gal around the shop, check out Amanda’s chic and trendy knits. Here latest Jenny wrap is a summery striped version, perfect for a night out!

5. Michael Wynne: If you are looking for the perfect heirloom baby blanket check out Michael’s Hap Style. It has the perfect combination of simple garter and pretty lace to create a blanket any mum would be delighted to receive.

Biscotte and Cie

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012


I’ve waited a few weeks to blog about this yarn because our first batch disappeared so quickly! I brought some of these self-striping wonders home to photograph and I soon received a call: they would have to come back immediately. Most in demand is the Watermelon colourway, pretty pinks and greens with tiny bits of black: they even thought of the seeds!


Biscotte and Cie is a Quebec based yarn company with stunning self striping sock yarns in an array of whimsical colour schemes. Poison Clown is reminiscent of Finding Nemo (and Poison Tang is a nice compliment along these lines). There is a Cat in the Hat colourway and even a Harry Potter inspired Sorcerer’s Uniform!


Each skein makes a pair of socks and we have many free patterns to accompany Biscotte and Cie’s fun yarn.