Showing posts from February, 2014

"Canuck Knitters Love Their Tea"

Rowan's new Pure Wool Worsted yarn is arriving in yarn stores now.  It's available in 50 shades!  Each 100 gram ball is approx. 200m (219 yards) and is 100% wool and it's super wash!

Rowan is rolling out this yarn in a big way!

Martin Storey talks about Rowan's Pure Wool Worsted...

and Rowan has two new pattern books to support the new yarn, all designs by Martin Storey!

AND, I think this is Rowan's first ever Knit-a-Long!!!!  Announced in the January Row@n eNewsletter, the Martin Storey - Afghan Pure Wool Worsted Knit-a-long has been delayed until March!  This is to allow everyone to have time to get prepared - it is taking a while for this new yarn to reach your LYS's.


As a Rowan Ambassador, Rowan sends me their latest design books and sample balls of their new yarns.  All opinions on this blog are my own!

Rowan has put a lot of thought into this new yarn.  With an initial offering of 50 shades, two design booklets, an on-line collection (or t…

Simple, but with a little something......

Rowan's "Simple Shapes" booklets are simple, stylish, sophisticated and have the little something extra.

As a Rowan Ambassador, Rowan sends me their latest design books and sample balls of their new yarns.  All opinions on this blog are my own!
My opinion of the "Simple Shapes" range?  Sometimes you want something simply gorgeous, with just that little something that makes it sing! I think these designs are right on target.  I only wish I had more hands so that I could knit something out of each booklet!
I'm still beavering away on the Fine Art Aran sweater for the hubby - it is done....except for sewing in the sleeves and finishing off all those pesky ends.  Then it must be washed and blocked before the big reveal!  Yes, Hubby has agreed to model it for the blog!  
He realizes how much work I've put into this.  I picked a vintage Rowan design that I could achieve stitch gauge with, but row gauge was off.....and with the construction of this sweater, row…

Sometimes it's just a simple thing.....

When I received my skein of Rowan Fine Art Aran I wanted to knit it...right now!  I didn't want to wait one minute for a pattern, and I only had one skein - what was a knitter to do?

Remember my Swatch Cowls - three quick and easy knits to introduce myself to +RowanYarns Fine Art Aran Yarn?

Well.....long story short.....Rowan thought that they were just the thing for getting to know this new yarn....and....blushing.....voila!

It goes to show you....NEVER give up on your dreams.  

Thank you Rowan for making one of my dreams come true - big check mark there! Thank you to my friend, knit buddy and great photographer Renee for suggestions on how to take super photos of such simple knits.

Remember, you have to register (it's free) to be a ROW@N member, log in, and you'll be able to see all of the fabulous FREE Members Only designs.

I loved making swatch cowls so much that I ended up with a Trilogy!  I seriously had to stop myself....but I do have two more skeins of Fine Art Aran...…