Saturday 25 September 2010

And now, back to our regularly scheduled blogging. What do you have on your needles? It's the beginning of a new knitting season. An exciting time.

I'm starting with . . . drum roll please . . . a sweater for myself. Yes, for me, me, me. I usually knit myself a sweater specifically for myself about every 5 years. Boo, hoo, I know, it's sad isn't it? Most of the sweaters I knit go to shows all over North America and I stay home and wear the same sweaters for decades. I'm not looking for sympathy because I of course could wear any of the pile of sweaters we have in the shop but I get stuck on a couple of garments and wear them constantly. It probably makes me easy to pick out in a crowd. Right now I have 3 sweaters that I wear regularly. I have a Take It From The Top which I knit in 2000, a Guenevere sweater I knit in 2005 and a Lakeside Cardigan (Button Up Your Top Down book, centre row, electric blue sweater) I knit in 2007. I think it's about time to mix up my wardrobe a little.

I'm working on another Top Down Cardigan which I will close with a stick (hooray, no buttons to sew on). I have a general idea of what it will look like but it's not 100% decided yet. I think this lack of planning is why I'm not a weaver.
Anyway, I'm happily working.

Commenters:  Thanks and for coming out to the KnitTrade Show. It was great to see you all. And next year I hope you can come .  Thanks for your encouragement Ann. Hi anonymous, when we got going the KnitTrade floor was quite a busy little place. We have a site with a lot of room to grow and we're already looking forward to next year. For more information email us at


  1. I've only ever seen the Lakeside - so you could still surprise me.

  2. Ann and I have the JJ Sweater on our needles. Just have to find the pattern, after moving. I DO know where the wool is. I have a few other things on my needles too......


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