Thursday, November 29, 2012

Christmas in the shop

I imagine that you are as busy as we are trying to get all your knitting and crocheting done for the holidays. There is nothing more lovely than giving or receiving a gift where every stitch is made with love.
The shop is full of more kinds of yarns than over for you too make such a gift.
Combine that with all the colours, textures and wow - 
we are like a "candy shop" for knitters/crocheters!

When you visit the shop you will be greeted by a festive wreath 
 on the front door adorned with balls of yarn.
 Once in the shop you will find lots of one and two ball project such as seen in the above picture.
hat made withMulberry Merino,
Mitts made with Woolie Bullie and Vintage DK
A large cozy cowl made with Bravo Big
 These are larger project and they are really beautiful. 
The Colour Affection Wrap on the left is knit with Socky Talky and Sakkie.
Skein of Geese shawl in the middle is knit with Hedgehog Fibre Fingering.
The tall display of yarn are kits from Sweaterkits to make a lovely lacy vest.
I know this picture has lots in it - so let me point some things out.
Top shelf - limited edition Soakboxes
that include a bottle of Soak and Handmaid luxury hand creme, stylishly matched to premium nail polish, custom hand-dyed yarn and a pattern by Canadian knitwear designer Fiona Ellis.
Lower shelf - Namaste organizers for circular needles, gadgets, dp needles and more.

Hope to see "ewe" soon.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Knitalong and Fashion Yarn

Talk about fun - getting together + knitting along with new friends = KNITALONG!
 We had 9 keen knitters sign up for our first Knitalong - that is great and thanks so much. 
They are knitting the lovely Skein of Geese shawl that you can see in the picture. 
They sure are concentrating as Linda guides them.
Keep reading our blog to find out about our next Knitalong.

Rocio Plus

Scarves are like a piece of jewelry - you can never have too much and they add so much to an outfit.
Rocio Plus is a fashion yarn with medium size holes and a pretty edge.
Quick and easy to knit and makes a perfect hostess gift, friend gift or treat for yourself.

Christmas has arrived in the shop!
 Check our blog next week or better yet - come by for a visit!
Don't forget about our Wish List!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Hedgehog Fibre Lace ++

As promised - here are some pictures of the 
Hedgehog Fibre Laces.
The picture does not do them justice - you have to come in and "pet it"!

Kidsilk Lace in at the top and Blue Faced Lace is at the bottom.
Both feel absolutely wonderful.

 This lovely Kidsilk Lace cowl was designed and knit by Linda.
 A little secret - in this picture it was only about have finished and it looks great.
Linda has completed it now and it looks more than great!
It is displayed in the shop. 
 For those of you who love to crochet - Wonderful Wearable Wraps - is for you!

All knitters love to learn more and better ways to do their favourite pastime. 

For sock lovers
The Sock Knitters Handbook or The Sock Knitters Workshop. Both are excellent and have lots of interesting ideas, tips and patterns

For learning other knitting skills
 Expanding Your Knitting Skills
There is so much to learn in the knitting world!

Don't forget about our Wish List!

2 n"ewe" fashion yarns just arrived! 

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Books and Wish List

It has been a busy week both in the shop and away from the shop. 
The postman has delivered lots of boxes of yarn, books, gadgets and much more. 
Our biggest challenge is finding spots for everything.
Below you will see some of the books that came in.
These three books for babies will keep you happy creating and make baby look ever so cute.
Knitted Booties for Tiny Feet has the cutest patterns for booties ever! They are quick and easy to make and a good way to try new techniques, etc.

 In case you have not noticed -cold weather is here. 
Snow Day Sets to Knit has a super selection of hats and mitts done on 2 and 4 needles.
Crochet Cowls - quick, easy and fashionable.
Wendy Knits Lace has a super selection of patterns using various weights of yarn.
The yarn in this picture is Hedgehog Fibre Cashmere Lace - so..... soft!
I have to admit - I forgot to take a picture of the other Hedgehog Fibre laces 
- Bluefaced Lace and Kidsilk Lace.
 Watch for the preview of them next week!

Oh yes, I was busy - attended a Knitter's Retreat last weekend. Lots of fun- took workshops, ate too much, laughed too much, got knitting done, etc.

Wish List - Gift Registry
Yes, we have one - just drop by the shop - fill it out - leave it here or take in home.
Everyone loves to receive knitting and crocheting gifts any time of the year!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Hedgehog Fibres

We are so excited to have Hedgehog Fibres yarn! 
There are only 4 yarn shops in the world with it and we are one of them!!

Blue Faced DK -
Blue Faced is a kind of sheep that does not have a blue face!
Tops for Spinning, Drop Spindling, Needle Felting
Our Hedgehog Fibre display at the Woodstock Fleece Festival
On the left hand side of the picture are Hedgehog Fibres 3 lace weights -
 Pure Cashmere, Silk Merino and Blue Faced.
I will post a picture next time.
The colours are stunning and the fibres heavenly to feel.
Linda knit the lovely shawl in the centre of the picture 

using the Hedgehog Fibre fingering weight yarn.
We will be doing a
KAL (knit along) for this shawl starting on Tuesday November 13th.
Come to the shop, see our lovely sample up close
 - get your supplies and knit along with others all working on the same project at the same time with help from Linda if needed. 
There is no charge for the KAL.