Thursday, May 18, 2017

Extreme Knitting

For those of you (and me) who don't feel quite up to extreme sports, here's something we can all get into: Extreme Knitting. Check it out!

http://www.abc.net.au/radio/sydney/programs/breakfast/extreme-knitting/8536804

Imagine what you could create with knitting needles the size of broomsticks...the size of baseball bats...the size of logs?

It boggles the mind.

Sunday, April 02, 2017

Dog Blanket

Lately my dog, Gypsy, has decided when she sleeps on the couch, she needs to scratch and paw at it to get it comfortable enough for her. But as you can imagine, enough scratching and the fabric begins to fray and tear.

We are already using an old afghan to cover the seat cushions for protection from her. Currently it's a scrap afghan made from leftover bits of dozens of yarns that I started in high school and finished in college.

Here's a picture taken as I worked on it, though it's in black and white so you can't see all the wild colors:



So when I decided to make another afghan for the couch, this one to cover the back cushions, of course it had to be another scrap ripple afghan. Here's a picture of some of it:






At least I'm using up some of my voluminous stash! And doing a good thing at the same time.

What do you do with your scrap yarn?

Friday, December 02, 2016

Win a Lifetime of Sock Yarn!

 



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Win Socks for Life! Well the yarn, you’re on your own after that.

(Vancouver, BC) “To be fair, it’s actually only a 25 year supply, so we can only hope the winner dies early to keep me an honest woman.” - Nikki Smith, VP YarnCanada.ca

After extensive research YarnCanada.ca discovered two key issues which continue to plague the world which we’d like to help bring to an end.
  1. Some people have hobbies other than knitting (idiots)
  2. Other (marginally insane) people buy socks at Costco 
“With one final blow we’ll give someone years of knitting and make it so they never need to succumb to Fruit of the Loom again.” - Robert Matherson, YarnCanada.ca

Don’t want to use all the yarn to make socks? That’s okay, no hard feelings.

Yes, some marriages may end as the winner ignores her husband in a multi-year knitting frenzy. But that’s simply a risk we must take. On the other hand, maybe getting non-terrible socks for Christmas could bring families closer together.

The prize will go to whomever can show how their life will most be changed by winning and what you will do with the prize.

Anything could happen:

“I’ll use the yarn to start a knitting business on Etsy!” - Beth C, Winnipeg

“My friends always get together to watch The Bachelor, but goodness it’s boring, now I’ll have something to do to keep me distracted.” - Janet G, Toronto

“Honestly I have no self control. With all that yarn I’ll knit non-stop, stay up for days and miss work. I’ll get fired, not be able to pay rent and get kicked out of my apartment. But… I’d have so many socks!” - Samantha T, Vancouver

“I’ll knit them all up as fast as I can and give them to charity.” – Nicole

Whatever the reason, let us know why knitting is important to you and how a lifetime supply of sock yarn would change your life.

Enter to Win a Lifetime Supply of Socks