Sunday, 26 October 2014

Kaffe Klatch - Week 2 Update!

It seems crazy to say "Week 2" when the colour way "clues" are released every 10 days or so....but that's how I think about it. Our Life LDC Kaffe Klatch is a bit late...but here's the update!


Finally!  Ann's Turquoise colour way yarn has arrived!
I am sure that at this moment she is busily knitting to catch up!


Darlene is finding that knitting her pastel colour way squares
 for the small pillow cover
 is just perfect for her busy schedule!


Ros is warming up to the Brown colour way :)

Chestnuts always make me think of sitting by the fire...you know
"Chestnuts roasting on an open fire"
ha ha ha.....
that reminds me - I MUST ORDER WOOD!
Hoping that there is NO repeat of last year!
The big ice storm of Christmas 2013!


The past few weeks have been a bit of a trial here, personally and of course to the Canadian culture! Thank goodness for knitting, as it really does soothe the soul in times of trouble. While I did fall behind a bit, I am catching up and have completed my week 2 squares...and have started my week 3 squares just a few days after the release of the colour way clue !

The Kaffe Mystery KAL - join in the fun!  Kaffe and Kate have appeared in another video!  Kaffe explains how simple his colourful knitting can be! With 56 shades in the +RowanYarns  Pure Wool Worsted Yarn, Kaffe had fun coming up with colour ways!



Emley update!  I have finished the sleeves....so just the finishing left to do! I hope to finish my week 3 squares and finish Emley before the week 4 colour clue release! 

So, if you haven't entered my "Fine Art Aran Giveaway" contest....time to do it NOW as it will officially close on Friday, October 31! It looks like I will have 5 skeins of Fine Art Aran to give away! Make sure to get your entry in!

By then my Emley will be finished!  Yes, FINISHED!  (Nothing like setting a deadline for yourself!

Happy Knitting everyone!

Anne :)





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Thursday, 9 October 2014

The Life LDC Kaffe Klatch

You've heard of having a Coffee Klatch - when you invite your friends, or perhaps neighbours over for a coffee and a natter?

Well, this is the Life LDC Kaffe Klach!

I have invited my friends over to Knit Kaffe and Klatch!  Unfortunately, we are on opposite sides of the Atlantic, so meeting in person is going to be troublesome.  So this is going to be a virtual Kaffe Klatch here on the Life LackaDaisiCal blog, reporting on each "Week" of the +RowanYarns Kaffe Mystery Afghan KAL!


Week 1


Darlene is knitting the cushion in Kaffe's Pastel Colourway

She wrote... "Ahhhh...memories of those fun lazy summer days while sitting on the porch and enjoying a large bowl of neopolitan ice cream.  Knitting the pastel square is addictive and brings back those childhood memories.  In the midst of blocking my squares...can't wait to see the new pattern on the 10th!"
Ros is knitting the afghan in Kaffe's Brown colour way.  She did some desert island knitting on Tresco and took this gorgeous photo for us!
Ann (without an "e") is still waiting for her Kaffe Turquoise colour way yarn to arrive!  The Kaffe KAL has created an unanticipated demand that has left retailers scrambling for stock.  Poor Ann!

I tried to reach her this morning...but this is Ally Pally weekend...I wonder if she went?
I am knitting the afghan in Kaffe's Red colour way!  

Never never never would I have put these shades together....but that is the whole point of a Kaffe knit...the Glorious Colour!

The shades for week 2 of the Red colour way are already in my knitting box with needle at the ready.

Week 2 pattern will be available tomorrow, October 10 on the KnitRowan.com web site!

Want to get in on the fun?  Here is the shopping list!  Note that you can knit an afghan, a pillow or a large pillow - or all three (wouldn't that be lovely!).

If you like lots of chat and support, join the Rowan Yarns Group on Ravelry. 

If you are a Facebook user, you can post progress photos to the Rowan Yarns Facebook page



Rowan are having a "Kidsilk Haze Create A Shade" contest - celebrating 13 years of Kidsilk Haze!  Click through for all of the details!

Speaking of Kidsilk Haze - look at this!
Seems that Rowan Loves kidsilk haze & felted tweed!  So do I! ha ha ha

No details yet....but I hear it is coming out in November and I'm so in love with that cardigan on the cover!


and Kim Hargreaves has just released ANOTHER book!
I just got North and now there is this.. STILL!
There is just not enough time to knit all of the fabulous designs that are coming out right now! I am actually feeling a bit overwhelmed!  Seriously!  I was hoping to get started on the sleeves of Emley after I finished my first 7 squares...but the week days have flown by...with day to day routine and unexpected twists of life!

Maybe after I knit the next 7 squares :) I will get back to Emley.


Happy Knitting!

Anne :)



PS:  Don't forget to enter my "Fine Art Aran Giveaway" draw

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