We had a very busy August at Lettuce Knit, probably in no small part because of the article that appeared in Canadian Living as a follow up to my March newsletter piece on knitting and depression. I’d like to thank Canadian Living for supporting survivors, and for giving hope to many who face their own struggles on a daily basis.
It’s September and for us knitters, the start of many projects. We will soon be joined by all sorts of seasonal knitters and crocheters as they take on Holiday gift projects. As always, we’ll carry an assortment of yarns for your stitching pleasure and a set of classes to help you learn new skills.
We’re kicking things off at Kitchener Waterloo’s Knitters Fair on September 14th. We are bringing so many unique yarns to the market — from Blueberry Pie Studio, NBK, Riverside Studio, Julie Asselin, Rain City Knits, Topsy Farms, Rhichard DeVrieze, Blue Moon Fiber Arts along with the new base from Illimani. We’ve got an array of classes scheduled to help you along the way.
I recently went to the Twist Festival in Saint-Andre Avelin, wher I met a lovely artist named Sylvie Auger (Mordue et ses sacs). She makes lovely project bags that also include hand-made stitch markers. These are now available in store and will be available at KW.
Here’s a bit of what we’ve been up to:
Emily finished a lovely cabled sweater in Topsy Farms’ yarn. And what’s even better is that we’ll have all of Topsy’s colours available at Kitchener Waterloo.
Amelia has been working hard. She finished the Vitamin D sweater in Mulberry silk and has written a couple of patterns. First up is the Illimani CADENA cowl.
But that wasn’t enough. Amelia also knit and designed a hat and scarf pattern out of Blue Moon Fiber Arts Twisted. Again, Twisted will be available at KW.
I knit a Zilver Shawl in NBK alpaca, silk & cashmere which we’ll also have available at KW.
Brenna designed a new baby sweater (pattern nearly done). It’s so cute knit up in Biscotte worsted weight.
And as I mentioned in an earlier blog post, Dream in Color Classy is back at Lettuce Knit. The girls have been working on Tulip sweater kits. We will be carrying every single colour of Classy. Below is a different colour combination of the classic sweater. I’m rather fond of it.
We are well stocked again in Yotta by Julie Asselin and Amelia knit up this amazing Brioche Cowl.
Hope to see you soon. In the meantime, happy stitching!