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  • Sweater Dreams - Lets make your dream come true!

    Ashley Ratnam

    Posted on February 16 2020

    Sweater Dreams - Lets make your dream come true!
    Have you been dreaming of making a sweater with indie dyed yarn but found the price tag a little high for your budget? Well I have some great news for you - it just might be more doable than you think.

    Ashley Ratnam

    Posted on April 07 2018


    We made it though March and enjoyed a wonderful long weekend with family and friends. Easter here was pretty laid back and full of fun adventures with my kiddos. What did you all get up to? I do know some of you were able to finish some wips and shared some great progress posts of your sweaters for our Winter Sweater KAL.

    Take a look at some of the fabulous knitted sweaters and find out who won the great prizes!


    Ashley Ratnam

    Posted on March 27 2018

    Our Winter Sweater Weather Knit Along finishes this week and I cannot wait to see what you have all been up to! I am so excited! We have some great prizes for everyone who participates in our Ravelry thread. Stop by the thread a show us a picture of your in progress/finished sweater and we will announce the winner after the Easter long weekend.
  • Sweater Weather KAL Midpoint!

    Chantal Ratnam

    Posted on February 28 2018

    Sweater Weather KAL Midpoint!

    Heeeeey Guys!!!

    We're officially at the half way point in our KAL so I thought it was a good time to check in.  We already have one finished object and Ashley is making excellent headway on both her Weekender sweater by Andrea Mowry and her Playdate Cardigan for Mila by Tincanknits.   I can tell Ashley's still has sweaters on the brain because she keeps sending me these gorgeous sweaters on Instagram. I'm pretty much guaranteeing that if Ashley had Mrs. Weasley's knitting skills, those needles would be knitting while she slept and I would be rolling in hand knit sweaters. 

    If you want to participate in the KAL and you're looking for inspiration take a look at our bundles of Pullovers and Cardigans on Ravelry where Ashley has curated some of her favourites.  Since she put this together her list has grown.  Here is some of my favourites that we’ve recently seen on Instagram:

  • My Lost Knit Mojo

    Chantal Ratnam

    Posted on February 21 2018

    My Lost Knit Mojo

    Hey guys, I know it’s been awhile so I’m definitely do for a blog post but I have a huge problem. I’ve lost my knit mojo.  I don’t know how it happened and I don’t know when it happened but it’s true.  I started the year with moderate knit goals – hats and mitts all year long.  It seemed like an achievable goal because I`ve been craving mindless knitting and the pleasure of a goal quickly achieved but even that has slipped away from me. 

    Ashley has been very sympathetic, tempting me with beautiful patterns on Instagram and pictures of beautiful yarn that she`s at home dyeing. She even hand delivered, not one, but three beautiful skeins of yarn two weekends ago and I`ll admit I was tempted.  I thought I could feel my mojo returning.  I pick them up and give them a squish, cuddle them for a few minutes, think of the possibilities and then set them back down.  I think the problem is every time I feel like knitting I immediately feel like I ought to be doing something else or finishing a project that I`ve already started and by the time I finish the negotiating process I give up and go and find something else to do.

    A few projects definitely did catch my eye though. Have you guys seen Joji Locatelli`s, The Easy One pullover? It looks amazing and promises right there in Ravelry no shaping and no crazy shortrows.  I’m thinking very seriously that this sweater will be the project I take on my long trek to India next month.  Also, regardless of my lost mojo, I just bought the Counterbalance Mitts pattern by Stephanie Lotven which is on sale until February 28th.  I am totally going to use the Sport that Ashley just brought me for this.