Thursday, March 29, 2012

recyling - reducing - reusing yarn

Earth Day
is Saturday March 31st 
We all need to be kinder to our "earth". 
Our featured yarn - Echo - is doing just that!

We have a great n"ewe" yarn in called 
Echo by Twilley's.

Echo comes in 4 "earthy" colours.
There are special patterns for this yarn but as it is a dk - you can use any dk pattern.
The way this yarn is processed makes it very earth friendly.
Linda is knitting a pretty lacy cardigan with Echo and really likes the yarn.

Echo - to resemble or imitate an earlier model/another style; an effect that continues after the original cause has disappeared
Recycling - Echo is produced by recycling old denim and cotton. The old denims are cut to remove the zips and buttons, they the pieces are reduced into fibres and spun in to yarns.
Reducing - Echo has no harmful impact on the environment. The old jeans are not wasted but used again. There is no harsh dyeing process as the colours are produced by using either 100% recycled denim or 20% recycled cotton with 80% recycled denim.
Reusing - It is important to reuse, where possible, to help create a clean and sustainable environment.

Pottery is also an "earthy" item.
My favourite potter - Carolyn - just brought in some lovely n"ewe" yarn bowls.
I have not had a chance to take pictures yet - but will for next weeks post!

Not really related to do Earth Day 
but we now have really cute and yummy chocolate Lamb Lollies
 made exclusively for us by Shelley's Chocolates.
Gosh, when you think of it - lambs love grass (the earth) so maybe they are related!
A fun treat for you or whoever!

Happy Earth Day
Knit and crochet and eat chocolate by candle light!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Queen Anne's Lace

Queen Anne|'s Lace Scarves and Yarn
Queen Anne's Lace Patterns

We are lucky to have a show of the wonderful  

Queen Anne's Lace scarf samples, patterns and  yarn.
These patterns are all designed by Toronto designer Anne Corcoran and are all based on nature.
 Hence the names - fir, flower, leaf, periwinkle, pine, flower and stream.
The yarn being used is
Zephyr Lace weight - a merino / silk blend.
You just have to come in and see them as they are only here for a limited time.
If you have never done lace - this is a super chance to give it a try - it is very addictive!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Happy St. Patrick's Day to "Ewe"

There are lots of shamrocks around the shop. 
If green your favourite colour - well the luck of the Irish is with you!
I just did a quick walk around the shop and there are over 80 different greens!

Just arrived - 14 bags of ruffled yarns including a lovely new one called Rocio by Katia.
It is a bit different than the others - so be sure to check it out.
I knit a scarf with Rocio in less than 2 hours as I watched TV.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Exciting N"ewe"s ++

We are excited to announce that we have just formed a 
Group on Ravelry
Georgetown Yarn Knits.
Looking forward to you joining our group!
If you do not know how or what Ravelry is all about - be sure to be in toucj.

All sock knitters love to find a new book with lots of new patterns.
SOCKS TO KNIT for those you love
 is a "must have" sock book.
You will find 18 family-friendly designs in a variety of sizes.
N"ewe" interchangeable needles

On the left - Knitter's Pride Deluxe Cubics set is made of Symfonie Rose wood.
The needles are square not round - easier to hold on to.

On the right -
Addi Click Lace set is made of their usual wonderful nickle plated brass. 
****They have enhanced the lace clicks by with longer needle ends and sharper tips. ****
Also, there is a place way to knit a life line in as you work across your row.
 How wonderful is that!
Know any babies or babies-to-be?
 4 of the cutest baby books ever!
Warm Hats for Wee Noggins
60 Quick Knit Baby Designs
Lovely Layettes
Precious Knit Blankets for Baby
In these books there are over 90 fun designs for you to knit - have fun deciding!

Have fun knitting and see you on Ravelry!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Raffallea and more

Happy March!

Sirdar did it again with this lovely spring/summer dk yarn called Raffaella.
This cotton blend yarn has a little "crimp" to it and there is super pattern support.
Check out the great colours
Bravo Big

Here is a quick and fashionable project that you can make in no time at all.
You need 1 ball of Bravo Big - pattern on label + 8 mm needles = 1 cowl.

It is a great time year to knit all kinds of fun projects
 for your family, your friends and of course yourself.
N"ewe" yarns and books are arriving all the time.
I look forward to you visiting us soon.