Friday, September 30, 2011

More Dye Version

Our customers love Dye Version yarns because of their wonderful fibres and brilliant colours. Also because it is a local company - Mississauga!

BFL Sock

The BFL stands for Bluefaced Leicester which is a breed of sheep. This  fingering weight yarn is 80% BFL and 20 % nylon. BFL Sock would make absolutely stunning shawls and scarves.

Bamboo Sock

I know a lot of you love bamboo towels, clothing and bedding - well how about trying some Bamboo Sock. This yarn is a bamboo/lycra blend which is heavenly to work with and your feet will love it.

All for now - happy knitting and crocheting!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

N"ewe" and K-W Knitters' Fair

Here is our booth at the Knitters' Fair.
We had a double booth this year, so had to take lots and lots with us.
We had super comments about our displays and selections in our booth.
From the left

Smiling at the beginning of the day and also at the end even though we had tired feet!

from the right
We have to tease you by showing you some n"ewe" yarns that just arrived.
We are excited because they are "local" yarns.

The top and bottom yarns are from Waterloo Wools from Waterloo Ontario.
They are both hand dyed by a lovely young lady who just became a Mummy!
The top one - Brighton - is a fingering superwash//tencel blend.
The bottom one  - Algonquin - is a fingering superwash merino/silk blend.

The middle yarn is from Oceanwind Knits from Teeswater Ontario.
This yarn is Merino Lace & is a hand dyed merino wool.

Any of these yarns would make stunning shawls, wraps, scarfs or what ever!

The picture does not do these yarns justice - come and see the stunning colours for yourself.
I am pleased to say they are selling quickly.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Kintters, Fair

Hi Everyone,

I am doing the blog today but unfortunately without pictures. My "techie"/Bob is not available and I cannot get the pictures to attach to this post. I will send them next week.

First of all thanks to all of you who came and visited us at the Knitters' Fair last weekend.
 It was great to see friendly faces.
It was a lot of work getting ready for the fair, loading the van, unloading the van, setting up, selling all day, loading the van, unloading the van and then setting up the shop again.
 But it also was a lot of fun - it really was! 
We are doing it again next year!

If you missed this fair or want to visit another fair,
we are going to be at the
Woodstock Fleece Festival
on Sat. Oct. 22nd.
 This is the Festivals' third year and it gets bigger and better each year.
 Of course, because we are going to be there! 
They also have lambs and other animals to visit, spinning demos, etc.

Besides doing the Fairs and Festivals it is very busy in the shop.
 Believe it or not - there are more n"ewe" yarns.
 The shop is very  full with lots yarns and patterns - it is a knitters'  paradise!
N"ewe"  - King Llama and Silk
                      - Park Avenue - scarf yarn
                      - Fine Merino Lace by Oceanwinds - an Ontario yarn dyer
                      - Handyed fingering by Waterloo Wools - another Ontario yarn dyer

"Ewe" just have to come in to touch and be inspired!

Hope to see you soon.
Remember - we are now open on Mondays until next summer!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Marble Yarn

Every one loves Marble yarn.
It knits up forming its own patterns, it is easy to knit with and it has an excellent price point.

Marble Chunky

Marble Chunky

Marble medium weight

In stock now are some new patterns for the Marble yarns
- sweaters, hats, scarves, cowls, socks, etc.

Lots of other n"ewe" yarns arriving also. 

we are closing today (Fri.Sept. 9th) at 4:00 and are closed all day tomorrow (Sat.Sept 10th) to have a vendor booth at the Kitchener-Waterloo Knitters' Fair at Bingemans.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

What is thick and lofty?

What is thick and lofty and quick to knit all at the same time?
Gabbiano Vest
This n"ewe" yarn is called Gabbiano and is by Naturally.
This wool blend and "light as air" yarn comes from New Zealand.  
Knitting on this yarn results in "instant gratification" knitting.
 Most of the patterns are  knit on 9mm or 10mm needles or larger!
In the pattern book you will find a cabled vest, a cropped jacket, a textured pullover, a hat, a neck warmer, a one button jacket and a cozy scarf.
Come in and feel it for yourself!

Just a reminder:
Friday Sept. 9th - closing at 4:00
Sat. Sept. 10th - closed all day
We are having a vendors booth
at the Kitchener-Waterloo Knitters' Fair