Friday, May 25, 2012

Hitting the road!

Gourmet Crafter Yarn in our new hand crafted wooden yarn bowls from White Rock!

This Sunday marks the first of 5 festivals that Knits by the Sea will be attending in 2012.  I'm very excited to return to the 100 Mile Fleece and Fibre fair in Coombs as last year it was so much fun!  There were tons of great vendors from within 100 miles plus with all their great fleece, yarn and finished products.  This year I have an assortment of BC yarns that I will be bringing with me including my newly arrived Gourmet Crafter yarn hand dyed in Vancouver.  I will also have Sweatermaker, Sweet Georgia, Indigo Moon and Sylvia Macpherson yarns.  I will also be bringing my special kits that are only available at Knits by the Sea including the Whale Watching Wellie warmer kit, Tuff Love Sock Kit, and I Heart Whale kits!  So be sure to stop by and say hello!  We will be at the Bradley Centre in Coombs!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

I can knit so I can garden right?

That's the theory I'm going on this year.  I've never had a green thumb.  Ever.  I tend to start strong with planting something and lose interest when I forget to water it and then I have to try and revive it.  Forget to water it, try to revive it.  You get the picture.  Since I don't really have a green space of my own I have decided my back deck is the spot.  So this year I am determined to grow something.  Anything!  Fortunately I have the lovely OCN Garden Centre here with knowledgable staff to help me.  I have picked out some plants that are apparently very hearty and will grow in a variety of conditions.  Bamboo for decoration, lavender because I love the smell, daisies, lettuce and kale.  I also have a variety of herbs I am attempting to grow as well.  I figure if there is the benefit of eating it at the end I might be a little more motivated to care for it.

Parka is supervising me mixing dirt.

Even Romeo gets to come out and enjoy the deck gardening!

Knitting has taught me patience, perseverance and that swearing can sometimes help.  So I'm hoping this will translate to helping me try this gardening thing.  The only difference is if my knitting angers me I can leave it for days, weeks, months even years.  Probably not a good idea for the garden.

Juliet prefers the shady spot.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Fantastic Night!

Well a huge thank you to all the amazing ladies who came out for our 4th Sex and the City Stitch Night!  This was our best turn out so far with 14 awesome ladies all dressed up and ready to knit and eat yummy sushi.  Thank you to Tough City Sushi for being such great hosts and accommodating our large group.  There was lots of checking out everyone's shoes and outfits, yummy sushi and lots of laughs.  And as always we ended the night at karaoke singing our standard "Don't Stop Believing" by Journey which seems to have become a bit of a tradition!

And a big thank you to all the amazing ladies who participated in our first ever Stiletto Day!  Tofino isn't the easiest town to wear heels in (see our video "Stiletto Off-Roading") but you showed of your heels anyways!  Love the Dental Office ladies' photo they sent in.  Great photo ladies!  This will be an annual day so stay tuned for details on next years Stiletto Day!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

What to bring for Sex and the City Stitch Night

With our 4th Sex and the City Stitch Night coming up tomorrow I thought it might be a good idea to create a list of what to bring for the fun night out of cosmos and knitting.  So here is a fun list to consider when preparing for Sex and the City Stitch Night...or any night where drinking, good friends and knitting are involved:

1. Stilettos - not a must but it sure is a fun excuse to wear them out.
2. Flat shoes - because after a couple of cosmos this may be necessary
3. Big Purse - to fit shoes and knitting project
4. Your Favourite "Girls Night Out Outfit" - yet again a great excuse to get dressed up!
5. If you forget all the above the most important thing to remember - EASY KNITTING! A no brainer project that after a few cosmos if you are still attempting it not too much damage can be done.

Looking forward to another fun Sex and the City Stitch Night.  Hope you can join us where ever you are!  #sexandthecitystitchnight

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Sex and the City and Stiletto Day!

So what shoes will you be wearing on Wednesday May 9th??  There is lots to celebrate on that day and we hope that you will join us in the fun wherever you are!  May 9th is Stiletto Day here in Tofino but we are hoping to share the shoe love everywhere.  So send us photos and updates via Facebook and Twitter with #stilettoday to keep us up to date on how you are celebrating!

We will be heading out on the town here in Tofino for our Sex and the City Stitch night on May 9th to celebrate the stiletto and have some cosmos and do some knitting over sushi!  And I'm very excited to hear that there will be some other ladies elsewhere also participating!  So I hope you can join us where ever you are for an evening of cosmos and knitting. #sexandthecitystitchnight