Thursday, June 30, 2011

To all our blogger friends

Happy Canada Day

I am proud to say that we have Canadian products in the shop

c + r Pottery - yarn bowls and tool jars from Glen Williams ON

Dye Version - bamboo hand dyed yarn from Mississauga ON

Fancy That - wire and pearl shawl pins from Ottawa ON

Polar Knit - polar fleece hat and slipper kits from British Columbia
                             - also knitting gadgets

Sweaterkits - hand dyed silk yarn from Sharon ON

                               - Swirls - silver plated shawl pins

                               - Wired Knit kits - bracelet and necklaces

The DyeGuy - hand dyed yarns from Jordon ON

- Bamboggie - bamboo fingering

- Just Kiddin - mohair and nylon lace weight

- Lace time - superwash merino

- Socky Talky -wool and nylon

Friday July 1st - CLOSED

Saturday July 2nd - OPEN
for you knitting and crocheting convenience.
Hope you can drop by and say HI!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Get organized!

Yeah! Summer is here according to the calender.
Whether you are knitting or crocheting on vacation or in your backyard - you need to be organized.
Being organized saves you time, keeps your projects clean and neat and makes you look professional!

Here is a selection of items to help you get organized.
Lantern Moon basket - made in Vietnam - a fair trade company
Our shop bag - light weight and folds up easily to fit in your purse
Bagsmith Project bag - holds lots, stays open when using , handy shoulder strap
Wacky Woollie tote bag - black and white sheep
House Mouse knitting tote
Wacky Woollie tote bag - coloured sheep and cute sayings on it
Wacky Woollie Sheep shoulder bag - great for small projects
Toto Pouch - colourful and useful - different sizes
Knit Happy note pad with pen and sticky notes

Needle sets and needle organizers
I am sure that many of you have gone away and left the size needle you needed at home.
I will admit that I have.
The Addi Click sets - regular, bamboo or lace sets will solve that frustrating problem.

Needle organizers - are just what their name says! There are rolled up or flat ones for straight needles. There is also a flat organizer for circular needles.

Happy Knitting and crocheting!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Knit in Public Day and N"ewe" books!

Looking at the pictures taken on Saturday, you can see we had fun knitting and crocheting together, playing silly knitting games and eating!
Unfortunately the weather did not co-operate and our numbers were down - quality not quantity. Hopefully more participants next year!
We did raise over $120.00 to donate between the local food bank and Friends of the Halton Hills library.
Everyone went home with a prize or two and fond memories of Knit in Public 2011.

These n"ewe" knitting books just arrived.
Lots of great patterns for the whole family.
You will just have to come in to see the patterns hiding between the covers and of course, become inspired!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Keep Knitting .....

Linda and I had fun again on Monday when we visited another suppliers Open House and warehouse.
 Lots of yarn to examine and samples to look at.
Of course, I just had to order n"ewe" yarns for the shop.
Then Tuesday afternoon a sales rep. from another company came by with suitcases full of yarn.
And again, I just had to order some more n"ewe" yarns.
I am only thinking of all of you - you all love n"ewe" yarns!

I know it is really hot but you just have to keep knitting and crocheting!
I am sure that most of you have air conditioners or fans in your homes
- so be sure to keep those needles and hooks busy!

Read on and you will find out about some n"ewe" yarns I mentioned previously that would make great portable knitting/crocheting summer projects.

Madras and Fiocono
Madras by Laine Du Nord is a "boucle like" chunky yarn with a satiny thread through it.
Fiocco is kind of hard to describe. It has great texture with "things" sticking out from it that add "definition" to its unique look.

Linie 231
Linie  231 by ON line is an unspun chunky wool which creates its own pattern as you knit.

Vertigo has a bit of "fluff" and a bit of "glitz". It also shades attractively as you knit.
Hope to see you this Saturday for Knit in Public Day at the shop - 11:00 - 3:00.
Come for the day or drop by for a visit.
You don't want to miss all the fun!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

World Wide Knit in Public Day

World Wide Knit in Public Day 2011
is next Saturday June 11th - not tomorrow - but mark your calendars now!
Hi to all our customers and friends,
Can you guess what we know about you?

We know you love
 - to knit and crochet
- to take your knitting and crocheting with you when you go out
- to chat and visit with other knitters' and crocheters'

- to enter draws and win prizes

- to "share and share"

- to nibble yummy treats

- a challenge

So, we are challenging you to attend our World Wide Knit in Public Day.

Here are the details

Who - all of you and your fibre friends and lots of our customers
What - a fun day for knitters and crocheters
Where - Georgetown Yarn -170 Guelph St.
When - Saturday June 11th from 11:00 to 3:00 - spend the day or drop by for a visit - if it rains we will move inside - will be cozy but lots of fun
Why - to let the public know it is "cool" to knit and crochet
             - for the community - bring in your stash yarn (KW weight) for Let's Blanket Halton
                                           - bring in donations for the local food bank

There will be draws, prizes, games, treats, show and share and who knows what else!
If you have any other ideas - just give us a call!

Things to remember - your chair, knitting/crocheting project(s), sun hat, etc., lunch if spending the day.

We will be providing the "fun" for the day, refreshments and hopefully a few surprises!

Customers who have attended in the past have had a great time!
We would love to see you on June 11th.
Diane and Linda

 Store Hours
 Closed on Mondays for June, July and August