26 August 2010

My Rowan.....

I finished Rowan's Helena this week.  I really love this pattern, it's the second one I knit for the same little lady.  The first was when she was a baby and now she's 2yrs old and I think it will look awesome on her.

I knit it with our Stray Cat sport yarn and when I first dyed this up, Rowan went right for it and kept saying Rowan, Rowan, so Rowanberry was born. It's very hard to photograph the beautiful undertones of colour, but you can definitely see it up close.
I had the girls for the week, and they certainly kept this old gramma busy, I forgot what it was like to have 2 young ones underfoot.

They're back at home now, and I really miss them, but I think Lady dog misses them more.

We should be back to the dye pots this weekend, we have some new colours to test out, so we'll keep you updated when they will go in the shop.

17 August 2010

Day 4.....

Gramma is still alive and kicking, and so are Miss "P" and Robo baby.
Unfortunately, all I seem to be doing is laundry and emptying the potty.  At least there has been no wet floors or underpants, so that's a good thing.

Miss "P"s first attempt at dyeing yarn. We got some chunky yarn from Knitpicks and when Robo baby went down for a nap we slipped downstairs to the studio.

Gramma's proud. Tired but proud.

We also went to visit Julie's House (as Miss "P" calls it) to drop off the longest ever knitting assignment I think I have ever done. Not because it was hard, but I was just having trouble getting into it.

12 August 2010


I can't find the "Boss Cat"  so I'm going to make an executive decision and update everything we have dyed in the past couple of weeks.  We have a couple of dozen skeins of sock yarn, and if I don't put it in the shop now, I'm just going to keep it all for myself.

I've also put all of our Fat Cat DK, Stray Cat Sport and Big Cat Worsted on sale at 10% off.  And don't forget about the free shipping on orders of $100 or more.
I'm off next week, but I have 2 young house guests coming to stay with Gramma so the only dyeing going on will be Miss "P" trying out her skills on some Chunky Monkey yarn, that she'll be knitting up herself.  There will be photos, I'm sure.