Spring is here - even in Alberta.
We're still in a little shock over that. Some of us don't believe it and are waiting for the snowstorm that buries us forever.
In the meantime, people are dreaming of gardens. Personally I'm Medusa when it comes to plants, only instead of turning to stone, plants wither up and die right before my eyes, as if filmed with a fast forward camera.
Still I love gardens even though actual gardening eludes me. As a needleworker, I can paint gardens with threads and as a knitter I can allow the beautiful colors to inspire me creating combinations I never would have thought of. After all, in a garden there is no such thing as colors that clash.
Knitting is for good weather too. After you've planted your flowers, veggies, fruits, and herbs, and trimmed your trees and bushes, and supported your ivy, and painted your deck, fences and furniture, you can collapse. And then you can get up and sit in the oasis you've created and knit while your significant other barbecues and the kids throw balls at your head.
Knitting is portable. You can take it anywhere. A deck chair in the sun with cool breezes gently whispering through your hair, and a laptop for watching your favorite show or listening to music or a podcast is as good as a living room couch.
Just don't take out that two year old afghan or that heavy wool cabled sweater. You will start to melt and will get mad at me for telling you to knit in the sun. I just got images of you sitting in your chair in a sundress screaming "I'm melting, melting..." and then being reduced to a puddle under the chair.
Let's not do that.
Nope, sun knitting is for lovely lace shawls, tees and shells, and light accessories made in cotton, linen, bamboo and sugar cane. It's for bright candy colors, ice cream pastels, and cool white. Sun knitting is for summer gatherings at the cabin at the lake, while with the family at the beach, moments in the backyard and long car rides (as long as you're not the driver). Let's not do that either.
So to celebrate spring and the inevitable coming of summer, the 75% off sale is on some of our cotton.
75% OFF SALE
60% cotton, 40% acrylic
50g 158m 172yds
REGULAR PRICE: $5.50
SALE PRICE: $1.38
SMC COTTON BAMBOO BATIK
50% cotton, 50% bamboo
REGULAR PRICE: $7.50
SALE PRICE: $1.88
100% organic cotton
50g, 110m, 120yds
REGULAR PRICE: $7.00
SALE PRICE: $1.75
Posted by Anna Maria Junus happy employee who wishes she had a cabin by the lake or a trip to Greece.