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Stratford, Ontario Yarn & Craft Shop

Mid Summer

This week has been about getting organized to get away for a little holiday next week.  I’m not sure if it’s a summer thing, but lately it feels like time is passing very quickly!  And it always feels that the need for a break builds as you get closer to said break…. all that to say, I’m looking forward to heading up north to the Soo for a few days to hang with my family and just relax.

On the knitting front, I’ve finished the body of my lovely Lucinda and will start on a sleeve tonight (while watching the Blue Jays game… isn’t it fun being a Blue Jays fan at the moment?!).  It’s a hard sweater to photograph so I’ll save it until it’s done for a big reveal.  It has been a lovely knit all around… the pattern is well written and the yarn is absolutely divine.

My lovely and talented Mom made the sweet baby sweater up top.  Isn’t it absolutely adorable?!  It took 2 balls of Liberty Wool from Classic Elite, which is a super wash wool in really fun colour ways.  I’ve got a pattern for a baby blanket that takes 4 balls that I think I’ll make later.  I love the long colour changes.  The pattern for the sweater is Beyond Puerperium and it looks like a good one.

A few pre-vacation randoms:

I made these corn and zucchini pancakes for dinner last night and they were a perfect compliment to bbq’d sausage.  I’ve got my eye on this maple soy grilled salmon to make next week.  Isn’t summer eating wonderful?

I saw this tutorial on Kitchener Stitch on Pinterest the other day, and it looks like one of the best I’ve seen.  I’ve always had a mental block about Kitchener Stitch which is really silly as it’s not really that hard!

One of my knitting goals is to make a sweater with a steek, again something that has always scared me a bit.  I’ve been obsessing over this Icelandic sweater  for ages and it might be my final sweater for the year… I’m thinking of bringing in Lopi this fall… are there any Lopi lovers out there?  Anyway, the incomparable Kate Davies has a wonderful steek tutorial that actually makes me think I might be able to do it!

I really love the UK craft magazine, Mollie Makes, and this hand woven rug made using a hula hoop and the Skacel Tee Cakes looks ingenious and so fun!  It’s created by Ann Weil of Flax & Twine.

For the sewers out there, here’s a great tutorial for some drawstring bags .  There is just too much gorgeous fabric out at the moment!

Have a great week everyone!  A reminder that the shop will be closed from next Tuesday and open again on the 18th.




  1. Linda |

    Love Lopi yarn, it’s one of those all time favourites. As for the Maple Soy Grilled Salmon, it’s delicious. Tony and I made it many times while we were living aboard SV Oneday.


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