Friday, 22 July 2016

Maureen's Other Hat

Maureen knit this exquisite hat maybe just for herself!  We love how it shapes in every way.  She used Galway Chunky for this pattern, we have all the makings and the pattern at the store.  
Roisin is anxious to knit one now too!

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Brenda's Poncho

Brenda's gorgeous Azule poncho for her 2 year old granddaughter.  Nice work.  She used Mega Rustic for this one--a quick summer knit for the well dressed toddler's fall wardrobe.

Thursday, 14 July 2016

Bob's Birthday Vest

Roisin's granddaughter Finella, modelling her dad Bob's birthday gift from his mum.  Knit with Chunky Galway, there's a large orca on the back, two eagles on the front sides, and small orcas swimming across the top.
Looks like it didn't suffer from jet lag and was well received.  Bob says he loves it, but Fin loves it too, so he might get to wear it...sometime? Roisin was impressed to know that daughter-in-law Mylee loves it too--that's a big compliment.

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

The Grandbaby Blankets

This blanket-in-progress is for a grandson just born, James (is that right?). Donna has been putting tons of love into the knitting of this.  We know this will be a treasure for him for years to come.  Love the strong colour choices and the dramatic stripes.  Knit with Uptown Yarns Acrylic Yeah!! Donna!!  We're all as pleased as she is!

And another grandbaby blanket-in-progress for Miruh's grandchild-to-be already being loved and swaddled with soft sweet yarn.  This is Fine Merino Superwash DK--lovely yarn and a lovely pattern.

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Patti's Summer Cardi

Patti showing off her creation.  We're impressed with Patti's progress.  She took a chance on putting an alpaca/cotton together with a strand of mohair for this and it is SPECTACULAR!
We're sure she gets lots of strokes and touches wearing this huggable looking garment.

She has a few more projects getting close to completion.  Stay tuned!

Saturday, 9 July 2016

Quick Shawl

This black shawl is Roisin's latest, using big needles and big cotton/acrylic, for a fast knit.  Olga shows it off well!

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Miruh's Baby Bunting

Miruh's latest masterpiece! Her expected grandbabe will be so cozy and warm. This pattern worked well with minor tweaks! The yarn is Viking superwash and we love how the variegation looks. What you can't see very well is the totally modern, totally useful slots, one front and one back, for the seat belt of a baby seat to slide through. And the nice finishing on the bottom which is sewn together now for a newborn, and then can be opened up when the baby gets longer. 

Maureen's Hat

Maureen's hat turned out so well!  Malabrigo with a thread of mohair, Diamond pattern we've seen used successfully many times.  Malabrigo colours worked well and mohair gives it that distinct haze, the understated contrast looks perfect too.
If you spend any time in Finland this winter, you'll be sure to see Maureen's daughter proudly wearing this creation.

Sunday, 3 July 2016

Hunter's Milk Jug

Hillary and Hunter dropped by to show off Hillary's latest piece, knit with Sirdar Cotton/Acrylic.  It was Hillary's first knitting-in-pieces and sewing together experience.  We're impressed with the outcome, and so is she.  We're going to get Hunter going with  knitting needles once he's done with his current fascination for empty milk containers.

Thursday, 30 June 2016

Closed Canada Day

Happy Canada Day...with so much turmoil in the world, we can all be grateful to live in Canada whether we were born here or emigrated. And thanks for supporting GBOW!

We'll be closed tomorrow, Friday.  Open Saturday for regular hours and the usual 10-noon $10 drop in. Also Open Monday.
And here's some Canadian knitting patterns for you to peruse.
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