Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Little Boy Blue

There seems to be a trend right now that involves giving birth to baby boys.

While it's a trend that I'm not quite ready to follow (not just yet anyway), I am pretty thrilled to know so many adorable little men entering this world these days.

And how exactly do you think I am celebrating all of these little lives?

I'm knitting baby man sweaters.

Come blow your horn. The sheep's in the meadow! The cow's in the corn.

In blue.

I don't tend towards traditional in terms of colour when I knit for babies, but this case was different.
Maybe it was because the pattern showed the sweater knit up in blue. Maybe it's because the exact number of balls I needed were on the shelf (that's how yarn shop people knit- use up the colour that has the exact amount on the shelf, rather than rip into a new bag).

I'm not entirely sure. But this shade of blue spoke to me and as a result, a sweater was born.

Where's the little boy who looks after the sheep?

The recipient has yet to be determined. I'm going to let this little sweater shine in the spotlight for a while at the shop before making up my mind. There are a couple of really great babies out there who totally deserve this soft and squishy sweater, so we'll see.

Speaking of boys, I realize that I never told you that the man in my life became an uncle back in May! To a healthy and happy little baby boy- with flaming red hair! And lots of it! He of course, is in the running to becoming the owner of this sweater. A red head in this shade of blue?

Absolutely, heartbreakingly adorable.

He's under the haystack.
Fast asleep.

Fun Sweater Facts

Pattern- Finn's Cabled Baby Sweater by PollyMacc Designs (a new line of patterns for us at the shop!)
Yarn- Four balls of Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino in shade 71
Needles- 3.75 mm
Size- the smallest (Which as it turns out, I don't think can actually be considered 'newborn', as the pattern states. But bigger is always better!)
Bonus Prize? It's knit in one piece!

So my friends, the count down in our family is on. Only three more days until my sister says 'I Do!'

One never knows how these things will fall into place, but it just might not be too much longer before a baby boy joins our immediate family.

The Love Birds

Better keep those knitting needles knitting!


Thursday, August 16, 2012

Short and Sweet

Despite having not been in touch with you all in what seems like FOREVER, I am going to keep this post short and sweet. As a way of warming up for 'back to school', why don't we indulge in a little point-form-post, shall we?

- Mary's Yarns is having a sale!

Yeah... a big one. Starting tomorrow (that's Friday, August 17th) until Sunday (that's August 19th). We've extended the hours at the shop for all of you hard working knitters, and we hope to see you there!

Hours are as follows

Friday, August 17th- 10:00am -7:00pm
Saturday, August 18th- 10:00am -5:00pm
Sunday, August 19th- 10:00am -1:00pm (Sunday you'll find a Farmer's Market across the street from us!)

This weekend also happens to be the Unionville Jazz Festival. So, why not buy some yarn, grab a drink, and listen to some tunes? All whilst knitting the night away perhaps?

-We can't keep up with the new yarns that have been rolling in.

For reals.

"Startitis" is at it's worst this time of year.

Frog Tree Pediboo 80% merino, 20% bamboo
-But the Garden is at it's best.

Real knitting content coming soon.

See you at the sale!