One more sleep!

The Knitter’s Frolic…I get as excited for this as I did for my birthday when I was 6.  🙂

As you can imagine, all the yarn in our studio has been packed up into every square inch of car space — ours, and the minion-mobile — so you can expect an explosion of soft, squooshy & COLOUR in booth #35 this weekend.

Ultra MCN Sock…Merino Sock…Merino Single Lace…and some new favourites like Octobaa and Merino Silk DK.  Can’t wait for you to see it all.

(Don’t be too disappointed if you can’t make it.  We’ll have a big update next Thursday when we get home!)

We’ll also have brand new ceramic buttons by Charlene McConnell in a huge range of colours and textures and sizes and shapes…get your first crack at them.

We’ve drawn for the 2 sets of tickets. Paulina and Joanna are the lucky winners! Congratulations, and thank you to all of you who entered.

We’ll see you soon!


Frolic Forecast: Swoop!

I’ve just finished a new pattern in the Spatial Distortion series!


This one’s called Swoop. Can you guess why?


I loved knitting this and watching the colours play against each other. Perfect for semi-mindless knitting…repetitive enough to be relaxing, but enough changes to keep you interested to the very end.


It’s another Order & Chaos pattern, with instructions that lean both ways.  Line by line written instructions for those who prefer to be guided through each step.  A pattern recipe and guidelines for those who want to go “off road.”  Use one or the other, or something in between.

I haven’t taken it off since knitting it.  Perfect around my neck in this strange not-quite-spring-yet time.  Or draped around my shoulders for a layer of cozy.


The pattern is up for sale right now on Ravelry:

We’ll have yarn packs perfect for this and for the other patterns in the Spatial Distortion series in our booth at the Frolic (#35!), as well as hard copy and digital copies of the pattern for sale.

(Super secret hint: buy the Spatial Distortion ebook on Ravelry now before the price goes up on May 1!)

Frolic Forecast: New Colours!

We’ll be bringing some brand new, hot out of the dyepot colours to Frolic this year.


Some of this:

And a little of this:


And many many more.

Complex colours like this are some of my favourites to dye.  So we’re bringing plenty along with us:



Remember to leave a comment on today or tomorrow’s post to be eligible to win a pair of tickets to the Knitter’s Frolic, this Saturday in Toronto!

Frolic is Coming!

We’re busy getting ready and packing up for the Annual Downtown Knit Collective’s Knitter’s Frolic in Toronto this weekend.  You’ll find us in the Marketplace in booth #35 (same booth as last year).

Over the next few days we’ll show you some of what you can expect to see from us.  So keep watching! 🙂

Also: comment on any or all of our posts today, tomorrow or Thursday and you’ll be entered in a draw for 2 pairs of tickets to the Frolic!  We’ll email the tickets to the winner on Friday.

So today’s fun item?  Buttons.  You know, the colour name ones…but new ones (and a few we just couldn’t let go of):


Meet our Club designers!

Today is officially the last day to sign up for the Smart-Ass Knitters/World Domination 1 Skein Club!

Full details & sign up here       Quick sign up here

For the first time, we’re announcing some of the designers that will be creating new designs for the Club.  Handpicked and invited to design with us, these are the people that make each package a true collaboration.  The colours you receive are inspired by each designer’s idea.

We’re pretty excited about a line up that includes:

Julia Farwell-Clay’s command of texture and colour play make me swoon.  Your eye follows each line as it tells it’s story. I plan on living in Mindy next fall/winter.

Ruth Garcia-Alcantud’s (Rock and Purl) elegant, very wearable designs always have quirky details that I love.  Full of Ruth’s joyful personality!  Paseo makes me lose my mind!

Bristol Ivy shifts perception. Simple lines and fine details reveal themselves to be so much more.  I’m currently playing colour tetris for the perfect combination for Stripanan

Melissa Lemmons creates designs that don’t quit, keeping your eyes and hands happy to the very end.   I’m fairly convinced knitting Columns of Grass will finally melt the snow in my yarn.

Lynne Sosnowski never stops thinking…about how things fit, how they work and how they’ll make you feel to wear…and this shows in her designs.   She has also designed the only hat that does not make me look like a dork.  Really.

Come join us!

Update: Shhh…

1 yarn base per colour.

Ordering is simple.  Email us at orders AT  and let us know what you want: the yarn base and number of skeins. An invoice will follow.

(more ordering info here)

Desperately Seeking Sauron

MCN Sport: 80% merino/10% cashmere/10% nylon – 240 yds – 115g – $32

2 Skeins Available


Anarchy In The DK

Merino Silk DK: 50% superwash merino/50% silk – 220 yds – 100g – $32



All In All You’re Just Another Brecht In The Weill

Ultra MCN Sock: 70% merino/20% cashmere/10% nylon – 400 yards per skein – 115 g – $32



Safety Pin Or Safety Pint: Discuss.

Merino Nylon Sock: 80% Superwash Merino, 20% Nylon, 400 yds, 100g, $25



Squid-Snackin’ Barbie (Hastily Recalled Edition)

OctoBaa: 100% 8-Ply superwash merino, 270 yds, 100g, $29 per skein



Kale To The Leaf!

Merino Silk 4-Ply Sock: 50% Superwash Merino/50% Silk – 430 yards per skein – 100 g – $32



I’m Trying To Make The Cow Make Chocolate Milk! (Walter – Fringe series)

Bleats, Shoots & Leaves Sock: 65% Merino/20% Bamboo/15% Silk, 400 yds/365 m, 100 g, $28



Angus “Snappy” McTortle, The Lettuce Crisperer

Superwash DK – 100% superwash merino – 260 yds – 115 g – $22 per skein



West Side Story 2: Jumping The Shark

Merino Sock: 100% Superwash Merino 2 ply sock yarn – 400 yds/100g skein – $25



1 base per colour.

Ordering is simple.

Email us at orders AT  and let us know what you want: yarn base and number of skeins. An invoice will follow.
(more ordering info here)