Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Knit 1 - inside

k1 2006 3, originally uploaded by knitomatic.

one of my favorites from this issue, the travel pack!

New Knit 1 is in Stock1

k1 2006, originally uploaded by knitomatic.

don't let the cover speak for the contents, there are lots of neat things inside!

Yarn Harlot on TVO!

yarn Harlot Stephanie Pearl-McPhee will be on TV Ontario. Stephanie will be part of a 3-person panel discussing and answering call-in questions about the resurgence of popularity in knitting. The show is "More 2 Life" on TV Ontario and it will be live at 2 in the afternoon on Wednesday, March 1st.

Saturday, February 25, 2006

FABLE Alpaca FREE scarf pattern

scarf, originally uploaded by knitomatic.

make a classy & classic Cashmere look-alike scarf ... that doesn't roll at the edges and doesn't pill like cashmere does! pattern gratis Fable Alpaca, thank you Andrea!: http://fable.hitechemall.com/classic_scarf.htm

FABLE alpaca Free Bobble hat pattern

bobble, originally uploaded by knitomatic.

free pattern for a very Dior (http://frayedattheedges.blogspot.com/2005/08/chanel-fall-2005.html) bobble hat from FABLE Baby Alpaca: http://fable.hitechemall.com/patterns.htm

FABLE ALPACA cowl pattern

cowl, originally uploaded by knitomatic.

free pattern, gorgeous yarn, great garment! from FABLE baby alpaca. mmmmm ... babies.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006


sockinator, originally uploaded by knitomatic.

tracy's first pair of socks ... sock-o-matic!

first pair sox

firstpairsox, originally uploaded by knitomatic.

tracy's first pair of socks ... i have the most talented customers!

On Sale This week: KOIGU, Alpaca, Merino

Koigu KPM & KPPPM (select colours) 30% off - $9
100% merino (3mm)

Luxury Natal 30% 0ff/ $7
alpaca & silk DK (4mm)

Filtes King Extra 25% off/ $7
100% worsted Merino (5mm)

Filtes King Super 25% off/ $13.50
100% bulky Merino (7mm)

Filtes King Australian Merinos 50% 0ff/ $5
100% DK merino (4mm)

Filtes Kng Extra Stampatos 50% off/ $5
100% worsted Merino (5mm)

Friday, February 17, 2006

Off Topic: clothing swap

from the crafty goodness at the Toronto Craft Alert ...

Clothing Swap Plus

Finally, for some fluffy (yet socially/environmentally conscious) fun, on Saturday Feb. 25 you can participate in the Giant Deluxe Co-Ed Clothing Swap #2 , hosted by Park Gallery (1036 Queen St. West - one block west of Ossington). Girls swap at 5pm and the co-ed swap action begins at 9pm.

Here's the deal: Drop off your so-hard-to-part-with unwanted clothes and accessories at Park. Bring them with you when you come by, or call Julia Burton at 647-999-7494 to arrange drop them off earlier.You can attend the swap even if you haven't donated stuff. It's all Free, and all leftover items will be donated to charity.

What's more, "Our very special Park Fashion Designers will go further and celebratethe event by unveiling their swap creations, modeled in our windowsby our unique Park Fashion Models, renowned for their beauty and flair.Our Co-ed Dj's MADAME hair and Steve Marsh will provide the clothesswapping soundtrack."


hempathy, originally uploaded by knitomatic.

start thinking about spring & summer knitting ...

New "Hempathy" from designer Elsbeth Lavold is a cotton-hemp blend and has passed our vegan and yarn snob tests! coming soon or pre-order. sample availale for you to feel up in store. :-)

Thursday, February 16, 2006

koigu pillow

koigu pillow, originally uploaded by knitomatic.

what you can do with your Koigu KPPPM ... from VK

Olympic Skirt

skirt b, originally uploaded by knitomatic.

looks kinda funny, feels kinda neat. Band B of the Stitch Diva Hairpin lace Skirt. Turns out Hairpin lace is a Breeze!!!


koigu 2, originally uploaded by knitomatic.

Taken briefly on my buying trip up to Koigu farms last monday. Hand Dyeing still involves machinery, but not to much.


koigu, originally uploaded by knitomatic.

KPPPM drying at koigu

Knitting Olympics

skirt loom2, originally uploaded by knitomatic.

Here's an update on my progress on the Stitch Diva Skirt. the work actually moves fast, i just haven't had much time to work on it lately. this is band C in progress. I've finished bands A & B!

Knitting Getaway at Horshoe Resort

Horseshoe Resort is hosting a knitting weekend this April with knitting celebs Fiona Ellis & Elizabeth Fallone. Sign up fast, space is limited! Flyers are available in store or go to their website.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006


just a quick update while i've got a few minutes, i'll post the pretty pictures later.

1. In Stock New KOIGU. made the trek through the snow and it's here. Replenished KPPM, KPM & Kersti

2. In Stock Recycled Silk (sari silk)

3. Horseshoe Resorts is hosting a knitting getaway with Fiona Ellis in April, check out the info: Pins & Needles (it is posted in the knitomatic yahoo group, so if you are not already a member you can join toronto's online knitting community for free)

3. New stock is on sale all the time and moving fast!
  • OnLine sock Yarn: in purple/blue mix or blue/green mix, $4/50g
  • Naturally Luxury: DK, 50% mohair & 50% Merino
  • Luxury Natal: Aplaca & Silk, 30% off, $7/50g
4. Power to the People Market Research @ upcoming Stitch n Bitch wednesdays have your say! try knitting or crocheting samples of new yarns at our stitch n bitch.

Friday, February 10, 2006

In Stock: Brown Sheep

In Stock from the Brown Sheep Company ....

Burly Spun
  • Black
  • Deep Charcoal
  • Charcoal Heather
  • Sable
  • Periwinkle.

Wildefoote Handpaints (GORGEOUS!)
  • Ragtime (reds, oranges, purples)
  • Rhapsody (blues, purples, greens)

Special DISCOUNTED Yarns

In Stock: lang Cotton Sock Yarn #0177

0177, originally uploaded by knitomatic.

Lang Cotton Sock Yarns are soft & durable - Jawoll!

In Stock: Lang Cotton Sock Yarn #0176

0176, originally uploaded by knitomatic.

Lang Cotton Sock Yarns are soft & durable

In Stock: Lang Cotton Sock yarn #0179

0179, originally uploaded by knitomatic.

Lang Cotton Sock Yarns are soft & durable - Jawoll!

In Stock: Lang Cotton Sock Yarn 0181

0181, originally uploaded by knitomatic.

Lang Cotton Sock Yarns are soft & durable - Jawoll!

In Stock Lana Grossa Cotton Sock Yarn

spirit, originally uploaded by knitomatic.

Lana Grossa soft & fun cotton sock yarn is also really affortable: one skein of yarn makes a pair of socks for only $14!

InStock - Lana Grossa Soft Cotton Sock Yarns

multiringel, originally uploaded by knitomatic.

Lana Grossa super stripey, super soft and and fun! one 100g ball makes a pair of socks for only $14!

In Stock Lana Grossa Cotton Sock Yarns - STRIPEY

fondo, originally uploaded by knitomatic.

Lana Grossa Cotton Sock Yarns are sooooooo soft! One 100g ball makes a pair of socks and only costs $14

In Stock: Opal Rosehip handpainted

Rosehip, originally uploaded by knitomatic.

In Stock & Pretty for Spring, Opal handpainted sock yarn in "Rosehip"

In Stock: Opal Unis1

Opal Unis1, originally uploaded by knitomatic.

more sock yarns in stock - Opal Unbi in bright colours

In Stock Opal Unis2

Opal Unis2, originally uploaded by knitomatic.

more sock yarns in stock for spring - Opal Uni solids in muted colours

Olympics: Elba

elba, originally uploaded by knitomatic.

i'm using colour 2157 in Needful yarns Elba for my Olympic Stitch Diva Hairpin Lace Skirt

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Knitting Olympics:

HairpinSkirt, originally uploaded by knitomatic.

I've joined the team and I'm making the new Stitch Diva Hairpin Lace Skirt for the Knitting Olympics!

more information about the KNITTING OLYMPICS

more info about TEAM CANADA

Why this is an Olympic Project for me:
- i have a REALLY hard time sticking to one project at a time.
- i have several other projects on the go that i want to work on. how will i restrain myself?
- i have a hard time finishing projects in a timely manner
- i'm learning the Hairpinlace technique for this project, a brand new skill
- this project is not a small one, it involves a lot of hairpin lacing.
- i don't know where i'm going to find the time to this this by the end of the games, but i'm going to do it come hell or high water to prove to anyone who doubts that we all face challenges in life!

Feb 10, 2006 2:18 pm
so far i've swatched and it's really fun. I'm using Needful Elba in colour 2157 (ochre & rose) and the yarn looks great! it's the perfect appllication for this yarn which is usually really hard to work with. i think i just need a couple of corks to stick on the bottom of the tool's spokes so they don't destroy my jeans and maybe some funky coloured pantyhose to hold the slickery yarn. I've consulted with coach Stitch Diva and she's psyched! I'm going to document it all online and i'll keep it in a file in my Flickr account. see yall later at the Duke!

In Stock : Fleece Artist Soft Mits or Soft Socks Kits

softmitts, originally uploaded by knitomatic.

In Stock Now: FLEECE ARTIST Soft Mitts or Socks Kits! $23
with this kit you can make a pair of either socks or mitts

In Stock: Fleece Artist merino socks kits

merinosocks, originally uploaded by knitomatic.

Now in stock, FLEECE ARTIST Merino Sock Kits! $20

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

off topic ... New Craft List

Hey there,

I am writing to let you know about a craft-related e-mail list I'm starting up, and to invite you to send in your submissions and sign up to receive it. I was also wondering if you would be willing to post this message on your yahoo group/mailing list - it would be a great help in getting the word out!

Toronto Craft Alert will be a sporadic mail out that keeps Toronto crafters (and fans of craft) in the loop about craft-related happenings in the city. A submission-driven project, the Alert will also be a means through which you can get the word out about your upcoming studio sale/ stich'n'bitch/ craft fair/gallery show and so on. A companion blog ( http://torontocraftalert.blogspot.com/) will log this info as well as providing links to local craft businesses, museums, projects, craftblogs, supply shops, etc. Visit the blog now to read the first post tipping you off on some hot craft action happening right now.

Some things you can expect learn about in a mailout/on the blog:

  • Upcoming craft shows (for vendors and shoppers)
  • Local craft/DIY-related projects and meetups
  • Gallery and museum exhibits of a crafty nature
  • Workshops and lectures
  • Crafty resources in the city (e.g. hot yarn shops, screenprinting studios, fabric stores, etc.)
  • Toronto area businesses and stores that carry local stuff to help you buy local

If you are interested in receiving Toronto Craft Alert mail outs, send an email (w/ "subscribe" in the subject heading) to: torontocraftalert@gmail.com. You can unsubscribe, no hard feelings, anytime with an "unsubscribe" in the subject line.

If you have something to contribute ( e.g. event listing (your own or someone else's), hot craft tip, local business profile) or suggestions about what type of things should be included in the Alert, you can write me at the above address with your goods at any time. Don't be shy!

Please share the love and pass this on to other crafthounds that you know.
Thanks for reading,

off topic, but ... AMAZING VINTAGE SALE!

Rozaneh Vintage Clothing is holding a spring studio sale:

Sunday, February 12, 2006

An eclectic selection of dresses, skirts and unusual vintage garb.
Some designer pieces, textile, jewelry and accessories.
Its going to be a good one

This Sunday.
183 Bathurst Street (east side, just north of queen)
downstairs 11am - 6pm.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

In Stock: Knitting to Go

Knitting to Go, originally uploaded by knitomatic.

why should you be bound to a book? this box contains 25 patterns on portable, sortable cards. no instructions, but hey, how many illustrations of the knit stitch does a person need? the patterns are groovy, much better than the author's first book. makes a great gift ... for yourself! :-)

look inside ... free patterns!

look inside the first book ... more free patterns!

Knitting to Go Inside

Knitting to Go Inside, originally uploaded by knitomatic.

cute baby, nice blanket!

In Stock: Cozy Crochet Kit

Cozy Crochet Kit, originally uploaded by knitomatic.

'Cause it's hard to start without good resources.

Cozy Crochet Kit:
Makes a great gift or buy it for yourself. All the patterns in this kit are for worsted weight yarn, so all you need to do is pick up the kit & add a ball of yarn in your favorite colour and you're off to the races! Lots of small & larger projects for the beginner or near beginner.

cozy crochet inside

cozy crochet inside, originally uploaded by knitomatic.

In Stock: Stitch It Kit

stitch it kit, originally uploaded by knitomatic.

'Cause you keep asking for it and 'cause it rocks!

Stitch It Kit: great for you or to keep the rug rats occupied. All the designs in this kit are friendly for all ages.

Also keep your eyes Peeled for Jenny Hart's Upcoming book this fall!

look inside!

stitch it kit inside

stitch it kit inside, originally uploaded by knitomatic.

In Stock: Paint by Numbers kit

paint by numbers kit, originally uploaded by knitomatic.

'cause i know you & your kids (or other peoples kids) & your friends & your friends nieces & nephews like to do all sorts of cool crafts ...

Vintage Paint by Numbers Kits: to decorate your home with vintage charm, give them away, keep the kids occupied on vacation or sell them on e-bay!

look inside ... free paint by numbers canvas as a PDF!

inside paint by numbers

paint by numbers inside, originally uploaded by knitomatic.

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