Wednesday, February 17, 2016

It seems a little dust has settled here since I last posted. However no dust has landed on me!  It's been hair straight back these last couple of weeks.  I've been busy working, sewing, knitting, and sourcing out suppliers : )  Oooooh the goodies I'm going to have in the shop!

First things first tho. I made a spelling bee block for Lisa. Can you guess?



 I had no spider fabric in my stash (ack!) but I had ants. 'Spider' was one of the words she wanted for her quilt


My living room has boxes and boxes of yarn. More is expected any day and it's fun to see!


I'm always inspired by samples when I go into shops so I've been working on a few.  Zauberball is a sock yarn that I fell for years ago. There is so much more you can make than just socks : )  But wouldn't they be fabulous?


.........and the colours !

Also, I have been working on a 'river rock' scarf with wool from Smith and Ewe. I love her yarns and she's local too


I am off to have coffee with Carol. She's knit me a couple of samples for the shop and I am ever so grateful. Thanks Carol!

linking up with Wool on Sundays

25 comments:

Patti said...

It's so much fun to see your excitement about your new shop!! The Zauberball yarn looks so amazing. I'll have to look for it locally. I'll likely never get to your shop, but you never know!

Anne / Springleaf Studios said...

I'm sure your yarn shop is going to be spectacular.

Granny Maud's Girl said...

I almost wish I was going to Canada with my hubby in May to check out your shop.
The river rock scarf pattern is lovely. It sits so flat!

Needled Mom said...

Your shop is going to be amazing. I love that "sock" yarn!

Your spider word is so cute. I have some of that ant fabric and love it.

FVITH said...

How exciting. I think making samples is a great idea; I find it so hard to imagine how the yarn is going to look once it is knitted together, so I mostly avoid multi-coloured yarn just in case, but your beanie looks so great that I would definietly be more inclined to buy the yarn.

The scarf is beautiful, and that ant fabric is very cute, too.

Sarah said...

Sounds like you are making great strides on the new store. Samples are such an important part of any store - good for you to delegate helpers too!

Sarah said...

After I hit publish on the last comment i see your 'about me' says you work at Katja's --time for an update!!

Edith said...

Spider letters are cute, Love the river rock scarf.

Barb said...

Will you have Madelinetosh yarn?

Carla said...

Barb****** I can't reply because you have no e-mail attached to your blogger profile so I hope you see this. There is a several month wait for Madelinetosh, and with our dollar being so low........
I do hope in the future to carry it : )

Teje Karjalainen said...

Just wishing I could help you unpack and knit sampels! x Teje

dutchcomfort said...

Your shop will be an amazing one! Samples work great to have knitters buy the gorgeous yarns. It always works for me!

Marie said...

I've been thinking of how busy you must be right now. It's an exciting time for you and I just know your shop is going to be a great addition, not only for knitters but for us quilters as well. We do love colour and who knows, maybe we'll get inspired after visiting Knit 2!!! Great to read the update this morning!

Jody M said...

Carla - I'm always available to knit samples - call upon me if you need some help!

Paulette Eccleston said...

Thanks for the update. How exciting to be on a new adventure. Love the yarns.

Kim said...

Oooh.....I just want to dive into all that gorgeous yarn. The Zauberball yarn is delicious isn't it.....cute, cute hat!

Jeannine said...

I'm so excited for you! Wish I was in your area so I could visit your shop. All your ideas sound great. Love the letter blocks!

Dawn Hughes said...

So very exciting... Like Christmas Day again at your house. Your latest projects are adorable.. Love the cute little hat!
Enjoy the journey! 😉

quiltmania said...

I can hardly wait till you open to see what lovelies you have for us!

Archie the wonder dog said...

All that yarn! *squeals*

rachel said...

I would not have guessed Spider! That hat is adorable and the knitting sample is divine! Love that river rock yarn! Stunning!

Janine @ Rainbow Hare said...

So exciting! Your shop is going to be amazing. Thank you for linking up this post with all your lovely yarns and samples :)

OPQuilt said...

Your SPIDER is looking great with all those ants in the fabric--and fun to see all the yarns. I love seeing all the things you knit and they are very inspirational. Can't wait to see your shop open up!

Nat at Made in Home said...

What you have a shop?? When did this happen? Love your river rock - this yarn colour is amazing. Great samples for your shop!

Christine @ 12,450miles said...

That river rock yarn is AMAZING!!!

It's been so fun to sit and scroll through the progress you have made recently... And very exciting too!