September 2018

Hummingbird in the garden

What a summer it has been here in Victoria.  Record setting heat and beautiful blue skies. Along with the heat came a record number of forest fires.  I feel like I missed the entire month of August.  The fire smoke was unbelievable this year and every morning the sky turned gloomy and smoky.  The smoke has now cleared I look forward to a few more weeks of summer to enjoy.  Here is a hummingbird in my garden amidst the remaining blossoms of a lipstick plant. 



New yarn: Berroco Pixel

Matilda knit in pixel color 2232 and Granger knit in Pixel olor 2236
from booklet #397 Pixel

This 100% superwash speckled yarn makes Pixel a great choice for children's knits.

% Superwash Wool
328Yds (300m), 100gms 
21sts per 4"   7US (4.5mm) needle

2203 Coconut

2210 Grasshopper

2215 Sorbet

2244 Licorice
2228 Vanilla
2231 Tutti Fruiti

2232 Cupcake

2236 Clove

Fern poncho knit in pixel colors 2215and 2214

New yarn: Berroco Skye

Oakham knit in Skye col.7625 from booklet #398 Skye

7626 Perseus

7629 Hydra

7634 Orion

7660 egassus

7670 Pavo

7603 Cygnus
7625 Leo
7630 Lyra
7643 Aquila
7650 Colorado

This luxurious sport weight yarn his a wonderful combination of wool, yak and synthetic fibers. Create warmth and a bit of shine with Skye.

37%wool,  35% viscose, 20% yak, 8% nylon
273yds (250m), 50gms

Pemberly Shawl knit in Skye col. 7627

New Shawl Pins

Beautiful exotic wood shawl pins with shell inlay.
These make perfect temporary closures for sweaters, ponchos and shawls.
Prices range from $19.95 - $32.95


New inlaid shell and wood buttons have arrived.
Sizes range from 5/8" - 1.5" and
prices range from $2.95 - $4.95



Crewelwork Embroidery

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Lil enjoying the late summer sun

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