Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Thank you to the HKGSA, Inc.

A big thank you to the Handknitters Guild SA, Inc. for all the hard work last weekend running their biannual exhibition. Thanks so much for the invitation!

All those knitters, wool, and knitting in one spot! Whew.

But now, it is onward with preparations for Bendigo and beyond.

Apologies: to the customers who came by the Port and hadn't checked the website! Mea culpa. I promise I will both at the Port (Sunday) as well as the Brighton Organic and Healthy Living Market (tomorrow) this week.

It is hard to believe Beth -- bitsyknits -- and I are well into preparations for the USA autumn festivals. But so it is.

Knitting this week: deadline jumpers and shawls... What's on your needles?

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Handknitters SA, Inc. Biannual Exhibition this weekend

G'day from woolpile central. Getting ready for the:

Handknitters Guild, SA, Inc's Biannual Handknitting Exhibition
Where: Unley Senior Citizen's Hall -- Arthur Street, Unley
(across from shopping centre, heaps of parking available)

When: 10AM - 4:30PM Sat May 22 and Sun May 23.

There is a small admission fee. Coffee, tea, and biccies will be for sale and there is a raffle (usually really good raffle!).

Vendors will be selling (yeah, I'm there) yarn, fibre, garments, and other assorted knitting goodness.

Port Adelaide Markets this week: the shop will be open with Verena there to help you out if you need something. A LOT of what I sell will be in Unley, but there will still be plenty to purchase at the Port Market. If you need to pick something up there, email or ring ahead of time to avoid disappointment.

NAMASTE BAGS AND ACCESSORIES -- they are here and will be with me at the Handknitter's Exhibition so you can touch them and see what all the fuss is about. I have a limited stock to bring with me -- and have the colours people most often asked for.

TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT: I'll be loading the Namaste to the Online Shop this arvo. If you want to pick it up at the Exhibition this weekend, choose store pickup for delivery.

For ONLINE Customers -- NO SHIPPING FOR the Namaste Bags ONLY (not the groovy accessories). I figure, the USA postage has already been factored into the price and hey, us Down Under customers deserve to not pay the earth for the Namaste.

Some knitting I did last week in between a deadline project and painting:

Garter stitch shawl knitted in handspun SIOz Spindler's Club fibre I.

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

SIOz at Brighton Organic and Healthy Living Market

SIOz will be at the Brighton Organic and Healthy Living Market tomorrow, Thursday May 13th, from 9:30-12:30.  I was at this market last winter and since they were nice enough to request my return, I said of course! This is a smaller display than Port Adelaide, but is quite convenient for people in that part of the city. See you there -- at Commercial Rd, next to the Windsor Theatre, Brighton, just up from the nice row of shops and cafes near the beach.


Thursday, 6 May 2010

Does it look like soot to you?

Spindlebrat's scarf knitted in SIOz handspun Nepalese lace singles

Isn't this scarf pretty? Spindlebrat on Ravelry made this from some yarn I left at the Spinnery in Vt -- I happily swapped the yarn with her -- she is such an ace tour guide and all around interesting person to meet. I went away with some cones of singles that I was eyeing -- the cone ends are in a bin in the shop and I just love them -- natural cotton singles, odd bits of different natural wools. So cool.

The colourway of this scarf is part of a series of winter florals I did.

Was dyeing some cashmere/wool in grays for a commission and couldn't resist adding some 3ply to the lot. The black went all feral and blue and it's really nice. What to make with it?

Back to the deadline. m