Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Yarn is so soft and needs to be squished between your fingers, don't you think?

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.

21 comments:

summer said...

I Love yarn shopping :) yours look lovely for a baby blanket.

Jacquelineand.... said...

I love the colour combination, and you may well have solved a problem for me! We're (perpetually) remodeling and had decided on a grey and yellow colour scheme but I wanted another colour to accent it... the teal goes so well I may just have to borrow it!

My daughter swears by her circular knitting needles as well. =)

Anna of the Mutton Years said...

I'm looking forward to seeing the blanket. I agree the colours are neutral. I hadn't realised knitting was so social. Last easter I bought Easter crackers for the table. Yes a new phenomenon. I put a pic on fb and friends were astonished. 'You have crackers at Easter' as if it was something we usually did. Love your easter tablecloth. Very cute.

Maggie said...

Oooo I love the yarn colours, teal and grey always look great together.

I will look forward to seeing your blanket progress :-)

Undomestic Diva said...

Ooh that yarn is yummy! super jealous:D xx

Mysti said...

I love squishing yarn...

Sitting around, knitting....talking...getting pointers....that is EXACTLY what I would want to do! Enjoy!!!

Scarlet said...

I try to stay out of wool shops these days as shelf upon shelf of the stuff is far too tempting!
I'm knitting a baby blanket at the moment. It's mint green with a lacey/holey pattern as the parents don't know the gender of the baby (they are the only ones I've heard of for a long time that actually don't want to know!)

EG CameraGirl said...

The new yarn appears to go well with the table cloth! I think it'll make a pretty baby blanket too.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

I've gone yarn shopping for my daughter; she knits, I don't. There are so many beautiful yarns to choose from. Your choices are indeed very lovely.

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

Those are lovely colours and I can't wait to see the starting of your blanket.

Belinda said...

Your Easter table topper is beautiful!

Jane and Chris said...

Absolutely love the colours,Gill.
Jane x

slugmama said...

I don't knit but your yarn posts keep reminding me that I have yet to start my crochet projects....tsk tsk tsk on me!
Love teal so anything made with it is a winner in my book. 8-)

Rachel said...

Lovely color combination!

summer said...

Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog, I cant wait to see your knitted baby blanket :)

Cheryl mylittlepieceofengland said...

Oh yes, definitely lovely colours, looking forward to seeing how the blanket looks/progresses xx

William Kendall said...

Teal is a pleasant colour to see.

McVal said...

Such great colors! Can't wait to see the finished product.

Scrappy quilter said...

Yarn is like material don't you think? You just want to touch and feel it. Love what you are doing with your knitting. Great job!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Good for you! I do like the colours.

Holly Hollyson said...

Check you out making up patterns already! That is awesome! The colours look lovely together, look forwards to seeing the blanket!