Cormier Grille Shawl Kit

This shawl kit contains the Cormier Grille Shawl pattern by Natalie Servant, 2 skeins of Yvieknits Yarn Sock in the Pewter colourway, and 1 silver shawl pin from Fancy That – Creations by Francine. The Cormier Grille shawl is a reversible lace triangular shawl inspired by a metal grille that architect Ernest Cormier used in the hall of honour in the Pavilion Roger-Gaudry at the Université de Montréal. There is enough yardage in these 2 skeins of Sock yarn to knit the large version of this shawl. Sock is a 3-ply fingering weight yarn that contains 75% superwash merino and 25% nylon. Each skein is approximately 100 g and 420 m (460 yards). The Pewter colourway is a mix of different shades of a silvery-grey. The filigreed circle shawl pin is made of Tibetan silver and is 2″ in diameter with an attached silver-plated stick pin. Natalie knit her large fingering weight sample of this shawl using 2 skeins of this sock yarn in the Pewter colourway. $28.00 Cdn  ...

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Create your own shawl kit

Create your own shawl kit

This option allows you to create your custom shawl kit by allowing you to select the shawl pattern, the yarn and colourway, and a coordinating shawl pin. Your shawl kit will be packaged in one of these boxes and it counts as one item for shipping. Step 1: Choose your shawl pattern from Natalie Servant Designs. You can find a list of Natalie’s patterns here. Step 2: Choose your yarn and colourway that you would like from the yarn currently available on this website. Contact me if you would like some suggestions on which of my yarns that I would recommend for your selected shawl pattern. Step 3: Choose a shawl pin from Fancy That – Creations by Francine to go with your selected colourway. Step 4: Send your pattern, yarn + colourway, and shawl pin selections for your shawl kit to me through my contact me page. I will email you back with a quote for your custom shawl kit along with a picture of your shawl kit assembled. If you are happy with the quote and picture and you would like to buy your custom kit, I will put up a reserved shawl kit listing for you and email you with a link to the...

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Busy September

Busy September

September was my busiest and most successful month so far. I’m slowly catching up on things, like blogging, that I let slide during those crazy weeks. Shortly after sending off my first yarn order off to The Robbins’ Nest in Brighton, Ontario (previous blog post), Francine and I were vendors at the 2nd Annual Wolfe Island Fibre Fest on Saturday, September 14th. The festival was a two day event but as this was our first year attending, we opted to attend one day only. We had a great time on Wolfe Island and it wasn’t long before we wished that we had chosen to attend both days. There were more than 20 vendors there in three different venues. We (picture above right) were in the United Church with several other vendors (picture below). After we packed up everything, we enjoyed a lovely dinner with a couple of friends out on the patio of Island Grill restaurant overlooking the water before catching the ferry to head home. After the Wolfe Island Fibre Fest was over, I immediately started working on stocking up again for my upcoming order to The Loop in Halifax and my trunk show which was less than 2 weeks away. I mailed off these 43 skeins to The Loop on Halifax on Monday, September 23rd. On Thursday, September 26th, I headed down to Brighton, Ontario to setup for my 2 day trunk show at The Robbins’ Nest during the town’s annual Applefest. Besides my yarn and knitted samples, I also brought more of Francine’s shawl pins and stitch markers and Natalie’s patterns with me. Elaine (the owner) was a great host and I had a good time there meeting lots of knitters and hanging out. Here are a few pictures of my setup for the trunk...

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First order to Robbins’ Nest

First order to Robbins’ Nest

This box with skeins of my Angel Select Lace, BFL/Silk Select Lace, Merino Light Fingering, Merino Single Ply Fingering and Sock yarn are on their way to the Robbins’ Nest in Brighton, ON. The box also contains copies of Natalie Servant Designs patterns and sets of stitch markers from Fancy That. The shipment should arrive on Friday, September 13, 2013 or Monday, September 14, 2013. The Robbins Nest is hosting a 2 day trunk show for Yvieknits Yarns on Friday, September 27, 2013 form 9:30 am – 6:00 pm and Saturday, September 28, 2013 from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm during Brighton’s annual Applefest. I hope to see some of you...

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Twist 2013

Twist 2013

The 2nd Annual Twist Fibre Festival was on August 24-25th this year. I shared a booth again with my friend Francine of Fancy That – Creations by Fancine and we were given the same booth as last year (#55 on the corner). This year’s event was much bigger than last year and it was very well attended even on Sunday. The weather even co-operated this year so that it was pleasantly warm instead of super hot like it was last year. We arrived on Friday afternoon in Saint-Andre Avellin, Quebec when we stayed at Auberge Petite-Nation where a lot of other vendors stayed. We met a few of them including Stephanie from A La Maille Suivante and Kathryn, Julie and Maureen from Riverside Studios (Julie has pictures of our group on her blog post here) while we were relaxing by enjoying a beer and knitting out on the patio before setup began. There was a good mix of vendors at this year’s Twist Fibre Festival.There were a number of vendors selling yarn like La Maison Tricotee (shown) which was the booth across the way from us, fibre like Wellington Fibres with boxes of fibre (shown), bags of all kinds like Zig Zag Stitches (shown), jewelry like My Jacket Pocket (shown), needlefelt kits like Feltastic Fashion, pottery (yarn bowls, mugs, buttons) and more. I did make a few purchases at Twist. My first purchase, after I had made my first few sales, was this lovely sheep mug from Laura Sheppard Handmande which I had been planning on buying ever since Laura tweeted a picture of the sheep mug. I bought this lovely leaf and rose necklace from My Jacket Pocket and these two lovely skeins of superwash merino/ nylon sock yarn from Riverside Studios. I’m thinking of making the Cheshire Cat Shawl with these two skeins. We had a great time at Twist this year catching up with people we had met last year and meeting lots of new people. Thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth. We are already looking forward to next...

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Lavender Fields Shawl Kit

This shawl kit contains the Lavender Fields shawl pattern by Natalie Servant, 1 skein of Yvieknits Yarn BFL/Silk Select Lace in the Persian Violet colourway, and 1 silver shawl pin from Fancy That – Creations by Francine. The Lavender Fields shawl is a wavy-edged triangular shawl inspired by lavender fields and flowers. There is enough yardage in this skein of BFL/Silk Select Lace yarn to knit the large version of this shawl. BFL/Silk Select Lace is a 2-ply slightly thicker laceweight yarn that contains 80% superwash BFL (Blue-Faced Leicester wool) and 20% silk. Each skein is approximately 100 g and 800 m (874 yards). The Persian Violets colourway is a mix of different shades of purples ranging from a grape purple to a lighter pinky-purple. The filigreed circle shawl pin is made of Tibetan silver and is 2″ in diameter with an attached silver-plated stick pin. There is one example of Lavender Fields shawl on my gallery page near the top knit using the same yarn.   $56.00 Cdn  ...

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My Open House on Saturday, August 10th

My Open House on Saturday, August 10th

My friend Francine of Fancy That – Creations by Francine came over on Friday night to help me setup for my Open House. Francine has a gift of creating beautiful display as shown in the pictures below. She also bought over a selection of her shawl pins and stitch markers with her that were available for sale during the open house. My friend Natalie of Natalie Servant Designs let me have her binders full of her patterns available at my open house too. She also let me borrow her small fingering sample of her Père Lachaise shawl that she knit using 1 skein of my Cash Sock in the Blackberry colourway to have on display. My friend Laurie brought her project bags along as well (sorry, no pictures of them) and helped me out all day. Thank you Francine, Natalie and Laurie for everything. Thank you to everyone who attended my open house on Saturday. It was a fun day for me. I hope that everyone had a good time and enjoy their purchases. There were people there who have attended both of my open houses this year plus several people who came for the first time. By early afternoon, most of these seats were filled up by people knitting and chatting...

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The Gathering 2013 and other news

The Gathering 2013 and other news

I attended The Gathering in Port Hope, Ontario on April 13, 2013 with Francine of Fancy That – Creations by Francine. We drove down the day before and stayed overnight at the lovely Summerhill B & B. It was a lovely surprise to find that we had been given the two tables right across from where people entered. We set up our tables quickly and before we knew it, people were starting to arrive. This event is very well run and set up so that people can spend the day knitting/spinning and talking while doing some shopping on the side. I was especially touched that some customers from last year stopped by to chat and tell me about their purchases from last year. I think that the Lavender Shawl (the purple one in the picture below) that my Mom knit and let me borrow for our display was the most commented on item at our table. This was the first event that I brought my new Merino Single Ply Fingering yarn to and I got some good feedback about this yarn. The two red skeins (Red Roses colourway) in picture to the left went home with someone. In other news, Debbie of Sheeps Ahoy has graciously agreed to sell five of my shawl kits (the three shawl kits on my kits page and 2 new ones (Lavender Fields Shawl Kit and Clover Shawl Kit)) at her booth (#25 in Koyashi Hall) at the Downtown Knit Collective’s Knitters’ Frolic held in Toronto, ON on Saturday, April 27th, 2013. Natalie Servant who is the designer for the shawl patterns in these kits will be at the Sheeps Ahoy booth too. There might also be some of my Merino Light Fingering and Angel Select Lace yarn at the Unraveled booth (#53 in the Classroom Mezzanine) at the...

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