29 March 2010

Any day now....

Mr "D" has been a busy boy so far (we're off this week).  While I've been upstairs, cleaning and doing up the laundry and knitting, he's be in the basement working on our new dye studio.
This use to be Boss Cat's room, and when she got her first big girl place, this room has been a storage room.
Well gone is her band-aid coloured walls, the old stained carpet, and all the nasty mould that was hiding behind the walls from the previous owners.
Mr."D" completely gutted, put up new insulation, new drywall, new ceiling with fluorescent lights, and today he laid the sub floor and the laminate.  All that's left is the trim and closet shelves, and shelves and work tables.
It's almost a shame that Boss Cat will be slopping dye and water all over this.

I think I'll keep him around....he's kind of handy.

28 March 2010

New cat in town......

Boss Cat and I made an executive decision today and we're going to try a yarn in the  shop.
Introducing House Cat.....this is 100% Superwash Merino in fingering weight.  I don't know why we didn't try this before, it's soft and squishy and has a lovely tight twist.  I want to cast on right now.

This one I saved for myself....Merlot!

I'm almost finished the shawl (scarf) for Julie. Pictures soon.

22 March 2010

More stuff........

We topped up the shop again with a couple of Boss Cat's spring colours.  Some have sold already so you might want to see what's left.   We should be dying up some more this week-end if everything goes as scheduled.
 Lavender Fields, Aurora, Forget-Me-Nots, and Victorian Gothic (special order), all in Top Cat MCN.

21 March 2010

One down.......

I just finished this up for Julie
I give you Iris the Gourmet Monster. I believe Julie said she has these as kits in the store. This one is knit with Lorna's Laces Revelations Multi, a thick and thin yarn, so this girly has lots of texture.

If you're looking for a fun and quick knit, this is the one, 5 easy pieces.
Now I'm on to the second project. We'll see how fast I can get it done.

17 March 2010

St, Paddy's Day...........

I was saving this for St. Patrick's Day....how appropriate. I finished up Miss "P"s hat this weekend.  This is the colourway she asked me to dye for her. "Meany Greeny Black"

I was so pleased with the way this one striped, but I think I could have made a medium to fit her instead of the large. I'm sure it won't matter to her though.

Robo wouldn't keep hers on her head long enough to get a picture, but I did manage to snap some others.

15 March 2010


We just put some new Alley Cat sock yarn in the shop.and some of our new Slinky Cat Fingering.
I think these are my favorite ones so far.

14 March 2010


Well, Boss Cat did a random number generator for our 100th Sale Contest and the winner was.............Jeanne of Jeanne Knits. Thanks to all that entered, and we will have more contests in the future.

Next up, this week we'll be updating the shop with some more yarns as soon as I can get some good photographs.

10 March 2010


Finally some finished projects..........
stinky pinky hat
Pattern: Stinky Pinky Hat (emergency 1-day hat)
Yarn: Wandering Cat Yarns Fat Cat DK (dyed by me as requested by Miss "P" for Robo Baby)
Needles: 4mm
Wonderful pattern found on Ravelry (free)

lil boy blue hoodie
Pattern: Top Down Hoodie (soon to be published)
Yarn: Wandering Cat Yarns Fat Cat DK (Lil' Boy Blue)
Needles: 3.25mm, 4mm

Now I'm on to working on a couple of projects for Julie for the Knitter's Frolic coming up in May, drying some recently dye yarns, and dreaming of new projects on the horizon.
Photos coming soon........

3 March 2010

A Contest........we hit 100!

Wow! You guys are AWESOME!

Today Wandering Cat Yarns reached a milestone - 100 sales!

And to say thank you for all your awesomeness and support - we are having a contest!


To enter:
Go to Wandering Cat Yarns and look at all the pretty yarn - then come back here and leave a comment telling us what your favourite colourway is.

Extra entries:
To receive an extra entry...

POST about this contest on your own blog and email the link to wanderingcatstudio(at)hotmail(dot)com or let us know with your comment.

BUY stuff. Each item you buy (stitch markers and jewellery included) will give another entry.
(Items purchased today have already been entered in the contest!)

Contest runs from today to midnight, Friday, March 12. Draw will take place on Saturday, March 13 and I'll announce the results here.

The winner will receive their choice of one (1) skein of either Alley Cat, Top Cat, Fluffy Cat, Slinky Cat Fingering, Stray Cat, Fat Cat or Fat Cat Kit, available from the shop at time of choosing, as well as a set of Wandering Cat Paw stitch markers.

On behalf of Boss Cat and myself and the Wandering Cats (at both our houses), thank you so much for your support. AND GOOD LUCK!