updates

As you can see, I changed up the look here. I’ll be tweaking it and who knows, maybe switch back to the old template if I’m not happy. But I do love to change things around. Keeps the boredom at bay.

I made a quick trip down to the cove today to drop off some wee ELF baby hats and handspun yarn to Room6. I’m happy to report that things are selling and I’m going to be restocking my Deep Cove Cowl kits!

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Two more handspuns: Bayberry, merino wool – 290 yards (top photo) and Blue Spruce, peruvian wool top – 173 yards (bottom photo).

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And of course a trip to the cove needs a photo. It’s so calm and peaceful after the big storm yesterday and last night. Howling winds, driving rain, high tide….

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I guess it’s December and winter will very soon be here! Stay warm and dry!

and let there be one more pair…

Yes, one more pair. These are for my best friend who unfortunately is not a knitter, but is a lover of hand knits. That makes her eligible for a pair of mitts. Also, she very nicely bought the kit at our Room6 opening, supporting us and a small local business, so that makes her eligible as well.

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These are knit in “Ocean” one of our Ripple Wave Fingerless Mitt Kits. Size 2.25mm needles.

Kits are sold at Room6 and in our Etsy shop. The pattern only is sold on Ravelry.

completing the loop

kate:

I’m posting now on our Emerald Lotus blog. I wanted to share this video I found on finishing the bind-off edge of knitting in the round. It’ll change your life ;)

Originally posted on emerald lotus fiberarts blog:

I found this video not long ago, unfortunately after I’ve completed a lifetime of knitting in the round. But now that all changes and my finished cast of edge will look perfect. Check this out!

So very handy when knitting our fingerless mitts and deep cove cowl.

the first mitt in "ocean"... being knit for my friend who doesn't knit...
the first mitt in “ocean”… being knit for my friend who doesn’t knit…

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kicking things off

I’m definitely getting my holiday buzz on… much earlier than usual, but why not? It’s dark, dreary, rainy. I need sparkly lights, wool in my hands, wool on my feet, music, hot beverages.

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We had a great day at Room6 on Saturday! We arrived to see our yarn and kits artfully arranged and I set up our winder and swift. I brought my spinning wheel and plunked myself in everyone’s way.

Spinning! Come on down @emeraldlotusfiberarts will be here until 3 today. #handspun

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We met new friends and saw old friends. The day flew by and we are so grateful to Megan and her team for making us so welcome and providing a fun atmosphere. We had tea and cookies provided by Sunnyside and Provisions12, there was music and amazingly, there was sunshine!

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Again, a HUGE thanks to Megan and her crack team at Room6! <3 Our yarn/handspun/kits will be there through the holidays and hopefully we can sneak it past into the new year too… ;)

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Yesterday I spent the whole day in my pjs. It was wonderful! Nothing that needed to be done where people would see me. Instead, after seeing my favourite sister off to go home, I sat by the fire and spun all day. I also dyed some yummy peruvian top that I will get spun up this week to bring down to the cove.

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I finally got around to photographing the latest Ripple Wave Mitts… these are in the Vineyard colourway. I love them to bits… if I can say that without sounding like I’m bragging. But they really are lovely :)

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Melissa finished our Deep Cove Cowl in this gorgeous Madeline Tosh DK she got in Portland a while back. I love seeing how it came out in a yarn with more variegation. Yum! She adapted the pattern for DK and it looks great! I’m thinking of trying it in some bulky yarn.

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This week I’ve got to get a friend started on her cowl, do more dyeing and spinning and knit a pair of mitts for my friend.

Over on Ravelry, we’ve started an Emerald Lotus Fiberartists Group. Please come and join us and we can catch up with each other and our projects! I’ve also added our yarns into their database, so if you enter a project, our yarn should pop up when you type in “Emerald Lotus Fiberarts”. Melissa is going to be adding some things to our Etsy shop. We had to close things down for a bit while we did our holiday market booth and getting our items ready for Room6, but soon there will be some pretty things listed.

Sorry this post was a bit scattered, but that’s how life has been lately! I’m looking forward to spinning today and listening to podcasts. I need to download and listen to “Serial” which my daughter and her friend have been raving about. And I’ll finally get out of these pjs and look presentable. ;)

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Have a great week!

special things…

… for nice people. That is the tagline for Room6, a sweet little shop in the Cove. I met Megan about 10 years ago when she opened her shop. I wandered in and was mesmerized by her unique shop, her bubbly personality and I’ve been wandering in ever since (feeding my obsession with orla kiely purses :roll: ) and we’re so excited to be debuting our yarn and kits at her shop!!

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via room6

We’ve finalized our plans for Saturday… Melissa and I will be there from 11 to 3 to meet and greet, pet yarn, wind yarn, have a good time! And there will be tea and treats from Sunnyside, the shop Megan also owns across the street, on the sunny side. :)

We’ll be bringing kits, handspun yarn and lace. The kits will be the Ripple Wave Fingerless Mitts in variegated and tonal fingering weight yarn, Deep Cove Cowl kits in kettle-dyed worsted weight, and Eyelet Ridge Shawlette kits in Melissa’s gorgeous handyed variegated fingering weight yarn. All three of these are 100% superwash merino wool, which makes it extra soft for wearing and extra easy to care for. I’m also throwing in some of our merino wool lace weight yarn because it’s too pretty to be left at home.

If you’re in the area, I hope you can come and visit… it’s going to be a fun day! In the meantime, I’m up to my eyeballs with getting things packaged, tagged and polished up for its Canadian debut. <3