The Unique Sheep Organic Cotton Petite DK

Organic Cotton Petite DK Yarn Review

Lindsay Lewchuk Announcements, eco world, Fiber Focus, Yarn, Yarn Review 3 Comments

NEW – you all know that sign when you see it hanging next to beautiful fiber; you drop everything just to dive into the lovely new yarn! Well I had that experience recently thanks to a squishy mail delivery from one of my favorite yarnies, The Unique Sheep. Inside was a sample of their new yarn offering, Organic Cotton Petite DK! And I’m not at all ashamed to confess that after it went through the obligatory wash, I dropped all my WIPs in order to whip out swatches to see what yarn stories Organic Cotton Petite DK was dying to tell. Review – through the fingers Organic Cotton Petite DK has an airy lofty feel to it. In addition to …

Cestari Sheep & Wool Co. Francis

An Inside Look at Cestari

Lindsay Lewchuk Announcements, Designers, eco world, Pattern Related, Yarn 1 Comment

Francis Chester, the patriarch of Cestari Sheep & Wool Co, graciously granted me an interview this week. A fellow indie designer told me about Cestari and when I saw it at Black Mountain Yarn shop, I had to give it a try. Immediately a fan, I wanted to know more about this yarn company, which has such a unique vision and family focus. So without further ado, please say “hi” to Francis! Cestari – what’s the story behind your unique name? Cestari is my Ancestral Italian name from my father’s family who were shepherds for centuries. Your website shows you to be a leader and initiator in many aspects of wool production: from your decades old family-run operation, to your …

Woodsong B&B

On Location – Woodsong Bed and Breakfast

Lindsay Lewchuk Announcements, eco travel, eco world, Pattern Related 1 Comment

For the past 2 years when traveling for my medical treatments, I’ve been blessed to stay at an eco B&B just outside Toronto, Ontario – Woodsong Bed & Breakfast. Nestled on 43 acres of Ontario’s finest, Woodsong B&B offers comfortable accommodations in a spectacular setting. The front wall of windows opens upon the pond and waterfall with a swimming pool, tennis court, and miles of hiking trails off to the left. Object d’art pop up in the most unusual places from the decor to the landscaping, always eliciting a smile. The innkeepers, Gary and Liivi, make one feel right at home accommodating food allergies (& others too) with graciousness, concern, and care. The furry innkeepers keep their distance until you …