Thursday, November 4, 2010

Conversational Threads Class Calendar - Nov Dec 2010

Calendar - Nov Dec 2010
Originally uploaded by BitsyKnits
Hard copies are also available at the shop. Make sure to register in advance at the shop. Due to a change in availability of the classroom, classes may be cancelled if there are no registrations two weeks prior to the first class.

Friday, March 19, 2010

PHATfiber Giveaway - My Own Handspun & More

Hi again,

Somehow I missed that Jessie posted my giveaway skein of handspun on the PHATfiber blog. Just visit my store at, take a look at the stuff (just put up LOTS of yarns and fiber) and add a comment to the PHATfiber blog post found here:

That will enter you to win a skein on my own handspun in custom carded colorway South Sea Isles, a lucious blend of Romney, Mohair and Alpaca.

Don't forget, all purchases from the shop are eligible to win the March PHATfiber Superbox. Just make sure to list your purchase at the Ravelry superbox discussion board found here:


A lucky few PHATfiber boxes in February and March contained a special "GET IT FREE" card that gets you a skein of yarn, braid or bag of fiber free with a minimum purchase from the shop. Check your boxes carefully and don't let this offer slip by.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

March PHATfiber & Swap Thank You

My March PHATfiber colorway is a BitsyKnits favorite, South Sea Isles. Available in 15 different yarns and fibers, the subtle blendings of blues and greens are great with most colorings. For something different, try a smooth yarn like Squash! or Squoosh! Merino trimmed with one of the loopy, lumpy boucles as an accent. One skein of Squash or Bitsy's Sock is perfect for a Baby Surprise Jacket for those new spring arrivals. Keep your eyes open for the jumbo skein of handspun that I've sent off to PHATfiber headquarters, I expect it will end up as some sort of giveaway or contest. Also keep your eyes open for special "Get it FREE" cards that will be included with some lucky PHATfiber boxes. Recipients are entitled to receive a free skein of yarn or bag of fiber with minimum purchase.

As for me, I've recently had a lovely stash enhancement. My wonderful Amazing Lace Swap partner, GuapaM sent me this incredible package from Germany and I'm finally getting a chance to photo it. She included an amazing assortment (the chocolate is missing, its already been 'used'). Yarns (all lace weight) include a HUGE skein from Estonia in teals, a so soft magenta skein from Finland and the wonderfully colorful zauberwool crazy ball in lace weight. Also in the box was the hand sewn project bag in the middle with patchwork, a zipper pocket and my name embroidered on cute little sheep. GuapaM and I have had a wonderful time getting to know each other over the past weeks and found that we have quite a bit in common in addition to our love of knitting.

Thanks so much Simone, I love it all

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

For Scottie with Love

On February 17, 2010, Scottie lost his valiant battle with cancer. He fought hard until the end and we'll always remember the love that he shared with everyone he met and the joy that he brought to our lives.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Lets Get Ready To Scrumble!

2010 Ravelympics have begun.

As I type, the Canadian National Anthem is being sung and its time to get to work. I've been training hard for the winter Ravelympics, collecting more than 40 yarns, weighing in at over 15 pounds. It remains to be seen what the final project will - what I do know is tat it will be my own brand of freestyle. I'm looking forward to hitting the bumps.

3, 2, 1, GO! Proud member of Team Phatfiber - Partial to the Sparkle

Thursday, January 14, 2010

'Bout time I posted something!!!

Well, its been an exciting time for me since my last post... Major car accident, replacement car stolen, poor little puppy had another surgery and more :(

2010 is gonna be a GREAT year!

In keeping with my positive attitude, I'm excited to announce that I've become a PHATfiber contributor beginning January 2010. My samples have been sent in a special new colorway and I'll be putting the fiber and yarn in the shop to coincide with the box going on sale.

For those of you that aren't familiar, check out for more info. Its a great way to check out indie dyers from around the country and I'm really happy to have joined the team.

Here is a sneak peek at my first contribution. I'll tell you all about it when the box is revealed. That's all for now, gotta run & open the 60 pound box of beautiful rovings that just arrived for painting.