Monday, July 29, 2013

Back at last

Wow! I looked at my last post and realized I've really been slacking on the blog.
Life has been very busy this summer as we spend time with our Grandchildren and make trips to the Muskoka's to vist Travis.
Travis is at Oxtongue Lake slugging canoes for the summer and after a couple of visits I have a great appreciation for Algonquin Outfitters. They outfit groups with everything they need for their adventure into the parks and our boy is part of the team that help them get ready. It's a great excuse for us to visit a beautiful part of Ontario. Why leave Canada for a holiday when we have all these wonderful sites to visit.
I have been buying for the fall and things have started to roll in lately. Beautiful new yarns from Noro Yarns and some great new sock yarns as well as some lace alpaca from Malabrigo. The fabrics are beautiful and there is something to entice everyone. Jane and Pat have been busy sewing and getting kits ready for our cottagers as well as getting ready for fall classes. We hope to entice you to drop in and see what's new and tell us what you have found on your travels this summer. We learn so much from our customers and I'm always delighted when someone has been on a quilt run and brings a new idea back to us.
I've been working on a quilt this summer that seems to have dragged on but I will post a picture this week when I finish the top. I have also been knitting a spiral shawl with the Noro sock yarn and it's finally turning out. It is an extremely easy pattern that yeilds beautiful results but I recommend not talking to your husband when starting this pattern and absolutely not even one glass of wine.
I look forward to seeing all of you out to knitting Tuesday afternoon to share your projects and I invite all of you who are interested in knitting or need help to drop in and visit.
Mary Anne