Sunday, April 26, 2009

Serenity Knits at Knitter's Frolic

Serenity Knits was at the 12th Annual Knitter's Frolic on Saturday. It is an event for knitting enthusiasts sponsored by the Downtown Knit Collective. The excitement happened at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre. There was great shopping at the knitter's marketplace, where vendors like ourselves showcase their yarns, patterns and knitting accessories.

Here is a glimpse of our booth. You can see our 100% sugar cane yarn named "Ruca" from Araucania's collection and Louet's Euroflax sport weight linen (that is rapidly becoming Karen's favourite summer fibre).

Above are some of the sample garments in Louet's Euroflax, Nashua's Silk and Daylily, Rowan's Colourscape and a girls dress designed by Gabriela in Cascade's Fixation and Butterfly Cotton 10.
We included Nashua's 100% Silk and Daylily in our collection of beautiful yarns.
We have a jewelry designer from Canada's east coast sculpt unique silver shawl pins for us. Also from Canada's eastern shores were Barbara Telford's adorable "character" hats such as her "Cat & Mouse" or "Frog and Lilypond" designs. We stocked sweater kits using Misti Alpaca's new handpaint pima cotton and silk blend yarn.
Many thanks to our friends and customers who visited us throughout the day. Even Beth, Gabriela and I enjoyed the adventure of shopping at the displays during the few moments that we could get away.
Posted by Karen

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Even More Spring Yarn

This was the view from our front step this morning. This unexpected return of winter happened just as the crocuses, daffodils and tulips were peeking out in the gardens. Now I don't feel so bad about not having all my winter knitting projects completed.

At Serenity Knits, we had a very different view. Even more boxes of spring yarn arrived today. Beth is ready to dive into the Misti Alpaca selection. It includes a beautiful silk and pima cotton blend in a double knit weight.

An hour later, the above shipment arrived from Louet. It includes some exciting linen and special dye-your-own yarn kits.
Somehow I get the feeling that my winter projects will be on hold now for a few months. Welcome Spring!
Posted by Karen