30 November 2009

Dirty Thirty.....already.

Where has the time gone? These last 30 years have just flown by. My favorite daughter is turning 30.
So Valerie has decided to give presents instead of receiving. Look what she's doing.


In honour of Valerie's upcoming 30th birthday, we are celebrating with BOSS CAT'S BIRTHDAY BLOWOUT! A contest from December 1st - December 12th (Valerie's birthday!)

1)Contest starts at midnight, December 1st and ends at 11:59 p.m. December 12th (Eastern Standard Time)
2)Each item purchased within in that time period earns you one entry - so the more you buy the more chances you have to win!
3)There are three prizes packages - one for each decade Valerie has been around.
4)Each prize package will contain one (1) skein of yarn, one (1) set of stitch markers, and one (1) pattern for an original Wandering Cat Studio design (not yet published)
5) Enter as often as you like - Happy Knitting!

Here's a preview of some new colourways, come on over and check them out.

24 November 2009

She made me do it.....

I wanted to keep these all to myself but that darling daughter of mine said I had to play nice and share.
So here you have it 6 new Top Cat MCN's. They'll be in the shop shortly.
Blackwatch, Sunflower, Wild Blue Yonder, Spring Meadow, Forest Floor, and Mermaid's Treasure.
I'm going to go pout now.

21 November 2009

Wandering again...

New colours added to the shop, and we've lowered the prices on several items.
(LE: limited edition items, once they're gone, they're gone. These are base yarns we decided not to use.)

Valerie and I are working on a holiday surprise (contest) , so stay tuned.
I won't bore you with the pictures of progress on the Cape Coat. Let's just say it's going slowly.

14 November 2009

My Little Red Riding Hood....

Miss "P"s cardigan is finally put together. I can't wait to get some photos with her in it.
Pattern: Finley by Marie Grace Designs
Yarn: Nashua Creative Focus Super wash 4 1/2-- 50g skeins
Needles: 5mm
I must say this is one of the finest patterns I have knit. Marie Graces' designs are well written and a pleasure to knit. I have several.

Another trip to Julie's this morning to pick up my next project. From Debbie Bliss's The Big Easy collection. I have 20 skeins of Luxury Tweed Chunky in a lovely chocolaty colourway in my hot little hands.

And a new project of my own I've been working on with Wandering Cat Yarns "Fat Cat DK".
This will be available in the near future......just wanted to give a sneak peak.

11 November 2009

Another fine day....

These 2 lovely beauties were delivered to The Needle Emporium this afternoon.
Pattern: IshbelYarn: Dream in Color Knitosophy in "Superhero"
Needles: 4mmYarn: Malabrigo Sock in Rayon Vert

I must say I love them both and it was very hard to hand them over to Julie. I guess I'll just have to make one for myself.

And with having today off work I updated the shop with more of the "Wicked" line of Top Cat MCN sock yarn.Poison Apple, Witching Hour, Bad Moon Rising, Belladonna, and Sleepy Hollow.

I am just having too much fun. Now I'm off to put the toggles on Miss "P"s sweater and I'll post those pictures later.

5 November 2009

A few more.......

I have a few more skeins of "Top Cat" MCN going into the shop tomorrow.
These are the "Wicked Series":

Love Potion, Witches Britches, Poison Apple, and Witching Hour!
And these ones are not going up......they're all mine. (I know, it's very selfish of me not to share but I really love them.)

Poseidon, Ruby Slippers, and Vineyard!
If you would like to hear more about "The Adventures of Knit Camp" check out Cookie A's blog. (I didn't know she was taking pics, I feel very honored.)

3 November 2009


All the yarn is skeined and thanks to Valerie the shop has been updated with our new MCN fingering "Top Cat". This is an 80/10/10 SW Merino, Cashmere, Nylon blend. I have a skein already picked out that's not going on the site. It's mine, mine, mine.
I also did another 10 skeins on the weekend without Valerie, but they're a surprise. She hasn't seen them yet.

1 November 2009

November already.....

Time is just slipping away too fast. But I did get a lot accomplished this weekend.
One Ishbel done, and the second one is started. This went pretty quickly and it's a well written pattern. I would have had it done sooner, but I think I ripped out as much as I knitted. I think I need to get my head out of the clouds and concentrate more.I'll post all the specs when the other is done and I get some post blocking pics.

This weekend was also devoted to "Top Cat". This is the newest member to the Wandering Cat Family. It's an 80/10/10 Merino/Cashmere/Nylon blend and oh so soft.
It went in like this:
And came out like this:
Once we have these skeined and named they will be uploaded to the shop, probably mid-week. So check back regularly.