Dartmouth Yarns
..because it's always sweater weather in Nova Scotia!
122 Portland St.
Nova Scotia B2Y 1H8
(902) 422-YARN

Late Winter Shop Hours

  • Tues- Sat 11 am - 4 pm
  • Sunday noon - 4 pm
  • Closed Mondays

The Rest of the Story about Saturday

The Rest of the Story about Saturday

OK, here's the rest of the story. Ilga Leja fought deadlocked traffic on the bridge to get to us Saturday afternoon. She talked about the collection she is working on now for Spring 2015 and her go-to pieces for personal wearing. We had an amateur fashion show, and I was reminded that you can't fall in love with a look until you try it on. Maybe that piece of wisdom applies to more than just handknits, but I leave that to the philosophers.

The Ilga Leja trunk show continues until Thursday, so come try a few of these beautiful piece on and maybe you, too, will fall in love with your next project.

Earlier in the day, we had fun making a body double of a generous volunteer. We used a little more than a 55 m role of duct tape, an old t-shirt, and a little paper towel--and some sharp scissors for cutting her free (not pictured here). We didn't get a shot of the finished clone, but we did get a picture before we cut her free--this looks little like Barbarella meets Iron Woman.

I'll try to do another of one of my darling daughters, finish it up, and put it in the shop as competition for Fifi (our French mannequin).

We also had 5 winners in our door prize drawings yesterday (I'll post names--they've all been called--when I get back to the shop today). Prizes included: an autographed Ilga pattern and finished Woodland Glades scarf; a Clover pattern row marker; a skein of our new yarn, Cascade Cloud; a skein of another new yarn, Ultra Alpaca Fine; and 2 skeins of CoBaSi wool-free sock yarn. We'll have 4 more prizes today, including the dpn/hook case we brought back from Florence. Everyone can add their name to the drawing for all of today's prizes--even if you entered before (limit one entry per day, please).

Hope to see you all (again) today. What a fun Anniversary Weekend this is for us! Thanks, everyone.

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