Monday 31 December 2012

Happy New Year everyone. I hope you and your family are healthy and happy in 2013. See you in 2013.
Deb & Lyn

Tuesday 18 December 2012

It's beginning, the new book. This year's project will be Accessories. I'm starting with a crescent shawl just because they have such an intriguing construction. This one is done with Saucon Fingering, a cotton/acrylic blend. I'm just blocking it out now.
Can't wait to see if it has worked out.

Thursday 13 December 2012

Birthday Socks : )

Yes, it's that time of year again. Today is my birthday. And one of the best parts of my birthday is getting my Birthday Socks from Deb. I got them yesterday, just before our guild Christmas pot luck dinner. Quite (seriously, it was not planned) by accident I had on last year's Birthday Socks. Betty took the pictures on the bear skin rug, see below (we were laughing pretty hard about the (not) sexy sock postering:

Last year's well worn Birthday Socks
And ... ta da! ... pretty no? And in my favourite colour!
This year's Birthday Socks : )
I think I've probably mentioned this every year since we started this blog, but Deb used to knit me socks every year for my birthday. Then one year she said "no more, till you learn how to knit your own socks". I didn't believe her, and the next year ... *gasp* ... no socks!!! Pretty upsetting. I whinged a LOT. But I did break down and learn how to knit socks, and to be a good sister and business partner, I also wrote some sock patterns. Peace was restored. I got Birthday Socks on my next birthday. Yea!


Wednesday 12 December 2012

I had a lovely time in Meaford, ON doing a talk at the library. The talk was "What can you do with a basic pattern?" and lots of fun. Everyone participated with lots of ideas. Don't you love libraries? I love being in them and seeing people using them. They are one the last 'public places' we have available to us. And when they are part of the community, like this library is, they are fantastic.
I also had a meet-up with Isobel at Purrsonally Yours wool shop, a lovely little shop sharing space with a fabric store. What could be better?

We also had lunch with Brenda Harris who wrote the Need A Sock? book with me. And speaking of socks, it's snowing again and definitely sock knitting time.
These have the Chevron stitch pattern from the Need A Sock book but with my favourite short row heel instead of the traditional heel. Can't wait to be wearing them.

Thursday 6 December 2012

We've Moved!

We've been off the grid here for a bit but busy in the background. Cabin Fever & Shelridge Yarns have relocated. There has been much packing and unpacking of boxes but we're up and running again at:

Dye studio is the barn on the left & the
office is the room over the garage.
Cabin Fever & Shelridge Yarns
8 Windmere Road,
Woodville, ON
K0M 2T0

1 800 671-9112  705 439-0000

We have moved to the country (seems to be primarily horses, cows and corn). Woodville is between Beaverton and Lindsay. If you're familiar with southeastern Ontario you might know this area.

We don't have a retail showroom anymore but are happy to see you if you want to come and visit us in our working space. Our first visit was from Anna yesterday. She had to step over a couple of packing boxes (or unpacked boxes to be accurate!) but she was on a mission with Christmas knitting to get done!

Give us a call or email first to make sure we'll be there.

Deb & Lyn