Christmas Knitting

I’m not quite finished my Christmas knitting for this year yet. I’m still finishing up the foot of the 2nd sock of the fair isle socks I’m making for my Mom. I had one sock finished by Christmas so I blocked it and then wrapped it up. The sock pattern is Lavender Basket by Ilga Leja and I’m knitting it up using 1 ball Zauberball (orange/red/purple) and 1 skein of Riverside Studio SW Merino Nylon Sock in Green. I also...

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And the winner is ….

And the winner is ….

Thank you to everyone who took the time to enter my giveaway contest and for all the lovely comments about my yarn and good wishes for this new year. And the winner is Lulu (patmom on Ravelry) who is commenter #4. She said “How lovely! Love this Cosmopolitan shade! Difficult to say, I would probably knit a shawl!”. I have sent her an email and I am waiting to confirm that the cosmopolitan is the skein that she wants. Thanks again...

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My 2015 in review and a giveaway

My 2015 in review and a giveaway

Happy New Year! I hope that 2016 will be a happy and prosperous one for you and your family. I’m happy to report that 2015 was another year of growth for Yvieknits Yarns as I increased my sales by 15% from last year, now have a second yarn store placing orders on a regular basis, and launched two new yarns. I introduced my two new laceweight yarns, BFL/Silky Select Lace and Silk/Linen Select Lace, at my annual trunk show at The Loop in...

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Handmade Gifts

Handmade Gifts

This year I’ve managed to finish my planned knitted gifts for my best friend and her family earlier than usual and I plan to mail these gifts off to Halifax on Monday. I don’t always manage to have them completed before Christmas. I knit socks for my best friend and her two daughters using yarn from my stash. I’ve been trying out Fish Lips Kiss Heel lately so I substituted this heel into each sock pattern. I like how it fits...

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Winner of Comier Grille Shawl pattern is …

Winner of Comier Grille Shawl pattern is …

The winner of the Cormier Grille Shawl pattern is Denise who said “I love love love art deco, so the Frond mittens and Hat are my fav!”. I have sent you an email with the details on how to claim your pattern. Thank you to everyone who took the time to enter my giveaway contest.

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Cormier Grille Shawl Pattern Giveaway

Cormier Grille Shawl Pattern Giveaway

My friend, Natalie Servant recently released this Cormier Grille Shawl pattern as the January pattern from her new subscription e-book Canadian Art Deco Knits. Natalie knit her large fingering weight sample of this shawl using about 1.5 skeins of my sock yarn in the pewter colourway. This was my first time providing yarn support to a designer and I’m really glad that Natalie was the first. Natalie is releasing a pattern a month in 2015 as...

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And the winner is …

And the winner is …

A big thank you to everyone who entered my giveaway contest and for the kind words and well wishes for 2015. I enjoyed reading everyone’s suggestions as to what they would make with this yarn if they won. And the winner is Heather with comment #10 (I used the random generator at random.org to determine the winner) who said that “I would choose the pewter skein and make a pair of Suzy’s Reading Mitts to help keep my hands warm while...

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My 2014 in review and a giveaway

My 2014 in review and a giveaway

Happy New Year everyone! I hope that this upcoming year is a happy and properous one for you and yours with lots of yarny goodness in it. 2014 was another good year for Yvieknits Yarns. I exceeded my sales from the previous year again and I am especially happy that my biggest gain this year was in my retail sales (direct to my customers) at the various events that I attended or hosted throughout the year. I added a new product to my line last...

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