I went last week to check out another yarn store called The Knitting Basket. It's in the village near where we used to live and a lovely lady called Angie runs it out of the back of her home. Where I had my knitting lesson, they do not have an area where you can sit down, and knit and talk to other people who knit. They offered great advice and are super ladies, but I need that extra one on one and a knitting "community" so I can learn more.
Angie offers that, and holds a get together twice a week on a Tuesday and a Saturday. So on Tuesday I was all set up to go and attend for a few hours. Got there and the water had been switched off by the water company. So yes you could knit, but you couldn't use the bathroom, as there was no water to flush....BUMMER!!
I talked to Angie for a short while; she answered a couple of questions I had and I bought the yarn for my next project a baby blanket.
Look at this yummy colour combination I chose:
Grey, lemon and teal. I love those colours together and they are gender neutral to my mind? The way they are set out above is the order in which they will be knit together.
I am using yarn from the Patons Canadiana range and those five balls of yarn cost me $24 from Angie, which I thought was very reasonable.
I have made up my own pattern (again) and here are my chicken scratchings:
I will admit, I struggled royally with everything on Tuesday as I bought a pair of bamboo circular needles by Clover. They are awful and will be going back. I ended up going to the store in town where I got my first set of needles and bought another set of those. I will show you them at a later date, as I LOVE them, they are so easy to use and feel so comfortable.
I took the photos of the yarn on the kitchen table. I have an Easter tabletopper on there at the moment that my mam gave me. Look at the cute little chicks.
And the cute little bunnie:
Angie currently does not have a website, but she is on Facebook. If you search for The Knitting Basket Alliston Ontario, you should come up with a link
By the way those are my $50 oranges I bought when staging the house!! They were actually worth the $50, I wrote about them here.