What's knittin'?

Yes... it is finally finished. My September "Clown barf" sweater as it was lovingly named by my awesome Friday night ladies. But guess what? I love it, it looks great on me and it fits perfectly! 

Vitamin D from Ravelry! OR clown barf!
I love how well the short rows show up!

My Favorite! TFA Blue label in Harvest!

No colour pooling!!
I just loved the radial increases!

This was a great sweater to knit! Very easy construction and it fits incredibly well! Any sock weight yarn would be fabulous in this sweater! most people opted for solid colours to show off the "sun spots" yarn overs- but I'm a little crazy for orange and brights so bright and orange I did! It only takes 3 balls for most sizes! Try it in Tanis Fiber Arts purple label cashmere... you'll never be the same.

My fall window! let's zoom in and see what we find....
Oh it's just my award... no big deal!

On Monday night at The Evening of Excellence- the kick off dinner to small business week- I was presented with this award for "Success Story" for my business. I am so excited about having just been nominated for this award and it was such an honor to win! Opening any business in a small town like North Bay is very difficult- let alone a specialty store like mine! It was just over two years ago that I opened my store at the age of 20. I personally have grown so much in that time and my business has as well! What an amazing milestone this was for Stix and Stones. Thank you all my devoted customers, students, family and friends for helping me out on this journey. I couldn't be happier! Now I can't wait to see what comes next....

Fall Fashions!

For those of you that didn't make it to our fall fashion show... here's a little sneak peak at what you missed!

A store packed with excited knitters!

Grandpa cardigans are all the rage right now! Here are two sweaters- the caramel one knit out of two of Berroco's new yarns- Voyage and Nanuk- and the variegated sweater is knit out of Berroco's Souffle- a bulky weight yarn that is incredibly light and drapey. Dress it up or down... no matter what you'll be snuggly and warm!

Ysabell Shawl from Ravelry knit out of Mulberry Silk
2 funky cowls on 2 funky girls! Yes, hoods are in!!

Extra bulky 1 skein Berroco"Link" Scarf!
Bulky weight is huge right now!
My Favorite look in Gen's favorite shoes! I'm surprised they were still around at the end of the night...

This is again a mix of Berroco's Voyage and Nanuk- 2 of my FAVE yarns this season can you tell? The nanuk literally looks and feel like shearling.... it's amazing! It's fantastic to knit with and just fabulous to wear! This is the sisterhood of the travelling vest because I kid you not... it fits everyone beautifully!

What a fabulous night with fabulous people and tons of inspiration! I can't wait for the next one in Spring!

Cheers from the Stix and Stones crowd!