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    Chantal Ratnam

    Posted on March 27 2019

    Welcome back everyone!! We are four days away from our Harlow KAL and I’m sooo excited. I’ve got my yarn ready and I can’t wait to get started! I’ve watched the YouTube video’s, YF-SL1YO and BRKSL DEC are no longer intimidating and I think I can confidently say, ‘I’ve got this!” More importantly, one of the lovely ladies on Instagram, Amanda Schwabe (@aknitica) posted a tutorial on fixing brioche knitting. WE ARE SET MY FRIENDS!

    In case this is the first time you’re hearing about this Harlow KAL.   Ash decided it was time to step our knitting game and try brioche and since she didn’t want to do it alone she decided we should all do it together and if you do it with us you’ll be eligible for a prize at the end of it.  I’ve already heard a few things about this prize and I’m telling you, you’re going to want in on it.  The KAL will be run on our Facebook group and will take place between April 1stand June 15th.


    Chantal Ratnam

    Posted on March 20 2019


    Welcome back everyone! HAPPY FIRST DAY OF SPRING!! It’s been a couple of weeks since we chatted.  Last week John, Ashley and the girls came down to Toronto and we had a pretty standard visit.  Ash and I knit, the girls played and met their new cousin and my bro acted like he was being tortured until I actually want to torture him.  I’m joking.  Kind of. My meditations on my sibling relationship can probably be saved for another day though.


    In other news I started a little Etsy store! Don’t worry, I’m not going anywhere.  Red Sock Blue Sock Yarn will always be my first love but since I have recently found myself with some time on my hands I decided to try something new.  I made the announcement on Saturday on Instagram with just a handful of notions pouches that I’ve been working on over the last few months.  I did not expect the response that I got from my Instagram family.  Within 24 hours all of my little pouches were sold out!  I’ve never been so excited in my life! I did a little happy dance and ran to my sewing machine to start making more when I had a concussion brain moment where I forgot that this isn’t a brick and mortar store where people buy something and go on their merry way, I actually have to mail things out.


    Chantal Ratnam

    Posted on March 06 2019


    Welcome back everyone! I hope everyone had a chance to check out our mitten tutorial and download our March calendar!  I do have a bit of bad news from this weekend.  My cousin couldn’t make our photoshoot which means I still don’t have pictures of my Nurtured sweater for you guys.  Guess that’s what can happen when your model still has to ask her moms permission. That’s ok because ASHLEY is coming down this weekend and, worse comes to worse, I’ll make her model for me!

    I am super excited for March break.  I haven’t seen my nieces since last month when I went down for the shortest visit ever and I can’t wait to get my cuddles in.  Yesterday, I woke up with the tiniest tickle in my throat and immediately after the first cough I made myself the biggest ginger lemon tea and I’ve been guzzling it since.  There’s no way I’m getting sick now. 

    I know Ash is also looking forward to coming up for a visit as well since she’s finally going to get to cuddle our brand new baby cousin, Olivia, who is the most adorable baby girl ever. Or at least since the last time I said that.  Of course, since my cousin, Niska, gave birth all of the aunties, cousins and my grandmother have swung their heads towards me to ask when it’s going to be my turn.  My mom, who would love for me to have a baby but has generally stayed quiet on the topic, even sent me an article about how doctors have finally agreed that it’s perfectly normal to have a kid after 35. I’m like, can we please focus on the brand new addition to the family for a little while before we steal her moment?

  • Free Downloadable March 2019 Calendar

    Ashley Ratnam

    Posted on March 02 2019

    Free Downloadable March 2019 Calendar
    Here is the calendar for March 2019 and I hope you like it. This month I am featuring a past WIP of Chantal's (now finished) knit with our Superwash Sport base in Dark Mauve, Ava and Sea Shells. There is a bunch of ready to ship sport weight in the shop for your making pleasure. 
  • Convertible Mitten Tutorial

    Chantal Ratnam

    Posted on March 01 2019

    Convertible Mitten Tutorial

    Welcome back everyone! Guys we are officially in MARCH, 9 days away from daylight savings time and 19 days until Spring. Unless you ask Google who will tell you Spring is today.  I don't want to hear that.  I know realistically that all of the snow out there is not going to disappear today.  It's way more realistic to hope that it will disappear in 19 days.  (And no I definitely don't want to be reminded that I flew home from India mid April last year in the middle of a snow storm.)

    If you guys follow us on Instagram you may know that I finished my Nurtured sweater BUT I'm not sharing that with you this week because I hired my 15 year old cousin to model it for me this weekend.  When I say hired I mean I said, "hey cousin, I need some pictures," and she said, "hell ya!" because she's 15, exceedingly pretty and I think the only thing she loves more than a photoshoot is, maybe, puppies.  Maybe.  I probably shouldn’t out her like that but I love to tease her.  Aaliyah is equal parts my cousin, my baby sister and as close as I’m probably gonna get to motherhood so I make up for it in other ways.

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