27 June 2010

Time goes too fast...

This weekend just flew by. Between getting orders ready to go out tomorrow and laundry and house cleaning, I did manage to get a little knitting done.
Boss Cat came by on Saturday with several quarts of strawberries, so the jammin' was on.

We made 3 batches of strawberry jam and still have several quarts left to freeze down for over the winter.

So it's back to work tomorrow with the holiday on Thursday, so that seems to be a good day to dye up some more yarn (Mr "D" is planning on going fishing). We have an order of Slinky Cat and Fluffy Cat coming, and we'll have some more lace back in the shop very soon.

23 June 2010


Well, it looks like it's time for an update. We'll be introducing a new member to the WCY family....."Barn Cat".  This base is similar to our House Cat 100% SW fingering, except there's nylon added. It's an 80/20% Merino/Nylon SW fingering weight with the same 2 ply twist as the House Cat.

Why "Barn Cat", because it's a little tougher than our House Cat, and more twisted than our "Alley Cat".

Here's a preview of some of the colours that will be going up on Friday, sometime in the afternoon.

20 June 2010


We have a winner... Splinderella (rav name) is the winner of our anniversary contest. Congratulations, we hope you enjoy the pattern and yarn. 

Today was just one of those days, when I just wanted to sit and knit, but everything else caught up to me. Laundry, vacuuming, dusting, sweeping and mopping.  But it's done now.

Boss Cat did little bit of dyeing while I did mostly administrative work (and a little guidance and motherly opinions thrown in).  We'll have some more stock going up in the shop over the next couple of days so keep checking in.
And in WCY news, we'll be introducing "Barn Cat", it a 80/20 SW merino/nylon blend. It's tougher than our "House Cat", and a little more twisted than our "Alley Cat".

14 June 2010

On year giveaway........

On June 19 Wandering Cat Yarns celebrates one whole year of throwing dye at yarn and feeding your (and mostly our) fibre habit!To celebrate (and thank you all for helping us reach this milestone) we are holding a contest!

First the good stuff - the prize:
A copy of Boss Cat's newly released Daenerys pattern
....and two lovely soft skeins of Top Cat (80% superwash merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon) in Vampire's Kiss to make it!

To enter:

Leave a comment here, or on Boss Cat's blog - it's as easy as that!

Extra entries:

Buy yarn - Each skein of Wandering Cat Yarns purchased (within contest timeline) will earn you an entry.

Tell others(and let us know you did) - Post about it on your blog! That earns you an entry too!

Join in - Join our new Ravelry group for another entry (current members will automatically get one entry)

The contest is open now until Midnight on June 19th. Drawing will take place on June 20th through the magic of the random number generator!

Good luck!

12 June 2010

One year already....

Boss Cat and I realized we are coming up on our 1 year WCY anniversary.  Boy has it gone by too fast.  Right now we're in negotiations for a celebratory giveaway contest, and we'll let you all in on the details very soon.

In the meantime, I'm on my last couple of days of vacation and it back to work.  I have managed to do a lot of what I planned and absolutely no housework (except maybe the laundry).  Yesterday Mr. "D" and I went to the Bay of Quinte fishing, which meant lots of knitting time in the truck. I managed to get half a sleeve done on Julie's project, but unfortunately I got nothing knit in the boat because we had a very successful fishing day.
Perfect weather, picnic lunch, and a very well behaved dog.
I love fishing.
And to finish off my vacation week I have my Cascading Leaves Socks (rav link) done with our House Cat Superwash.  I love this yarn, and we're going to try some with nylon in it.

I'm hoping to finish up the rest of the knitting for Julie's sweater too, but I must re-skein some Fluffy Cat for the shop first.

8 June 2010


Boss Cat and I just wanted to let everyone know that we finally got around to starting our own group on Ravelry.  We would love all Wandering Cat fans to pop on over and visit us once in awhile.  We'll post all of our news, updates, new colours and such and we'd love to see all your projects pics too.

6 June 2010

The Cats are back............

Top Cat and Slinky Cat are back.  We were temporarily out of stock, but we are back in business.  We are trying to do more than one skein of each colour in these bases because they are so nice for shawls. Several shades were added today and we'll have some more over the summer.  Hopefully "Boss Cat" will find some time in her busy schedule to come over and play.
My first week of vacation is over but have I got a lot done.  I have one sleeve and the top of the front left to do on Julie's project. I had 2 days of straight knitting time in the car while Mr "D" did the driving, and I'm pleased with my progress.
I had plans to start a new cardigan for Robo, but unfortunately the yarn I planned to use (Rowanberry Stray Cat) sold this weekend so it will have to wait till I dye some more.  The little monkey turned 2 yesterday and I better get to it before she grows anymore.  I don't know where the last 2 years went.

 I have one more week off work, so I'm hoping to finish Julie's sweater by then.  I have so many things on my list I want to do and not enough hours in the day to do them.  Wish me luck.