Thursday, December 27, 2012

Happy N"ewe" Year, KAl, etc

                               Happy N"ewe" Year - 2013 - to all of  "Ewe"
from this cute alpaca, Linda and myself.
I took this picture a couple of weeks ago at Spring Hill Alpacas farm located in Limehouse 
- just west of Georgetown..
We carry their wonderful alpaca yarn - it is so... soft and we are the only shop with it!

It is hard to believe that 2012 is nearly over. 
The time seems to fly by when we are busy knitting and crocheting and playing with fibre.
Just imagine if you thought about all the wonderful projects you have made this year - there would be miles of  yarn used and hours of creative productive time spent doing your favourite pastimes.

2012 has been a busy year at the shop - always n"ewe" yarns, patterns, gadgets and more.
Each day is a pleasure sharing all our "treasures" with each of "ewe".
Your happy faces are always a pleasure..
Crafters and creative people are so much fun to be around.
We have more kinds of yarn in the shop than ever before - which I am sure "ewe" have noticed!
We also now have Rovings for Thrum Mitts, spinning, drop spindling, needle felting, etc.
We are excited to be the only shop in Canada to carry Hedgehog Fibres from Ireland.
This yarn "flies" out of the shop almost as quickly as we put it on display.
Also, many of "ewe" have taken our interesting workshops.
Speaking of workshops - we are offering a n"ewe" one
 Drop Spindling 
 - learn how to make your own yarn - in February - it is easy and fun - let us know if you are interested.

We are excited that we held our first KAL and made beautiful shawls.
Our  n"ewe" KAL (knit a long) is starting on Monday January 14th in the afternoon.
"Ewe" we have fun learning how to do the Shadow Box Mitts.
Come in to see our mitt samples, register and find out what your homework is!

Wow, I could go on and on about the shop as I love it so much.
It is a lot of work - deciding what yarns, etc to have in the shop, colours, displays, orders, ...
but it is a joy to come to "work" every day.
Your thoughts and comments are very important - so let us know if there are yarns, products, workshops, etc.,  that you would like to see in the shop.

Be sure to keep posted for exciting "things" to be happening in the shop in 2013!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

N"ewe" KAL and Hedgehog Fibres

Just wanted to share with you the news article and pictures in the Georgetown Independent this week. 
I submitted these pictures to share with the community how special
 you all are for taking such an active part in Let's Blanket Halton
I know that printing in the article is small but the important thing is
 to let everyone know that  there were over 130 blankets - 6300 squares - made by you
 and that they were all donated locally.
Thanks again to all of you for keeping our community warm.
Keep knitting and crocheting as this is a year round project. 

It is hard to believe that Christmas is only a few days away. 
Sure hope you have all your knitting and crocheting gift giving projects finished. 
I am all set to go!
Once the rush of the holidays is over, it is a great time to start planning new projects. 
We will be holding a Shadow Box Mitten KAL 
starting on 
Mon. Jan 14th  from 1:00 to 2:30ish!

These mitts are very warm, look very difficult - but they are not.
You will be learning a new technique as you knit them.
There are a few easy "rules" for being part of our KAL:
1. PLEASE let us know you are joining us - first come first served - space is limited
2. PLEASE support our shop for your KAL supplies - we will provide a free pattern
3. PLEASE do your homework before the first class!! or else!!!
4. Even if you have done these mitts before - come and join us for knitting and friendship.
We just got another order of the wonderfully popular Hedgehog Fibres!
Our 3rd order in 3 months! Everyone loves it!
N"ewe" Pure Cashmere Lace Colours
Concrete - Dove - Whisper
 N"ewe' Fingering/Sock colours
- too many to list but a few are copper penny,
sour cherry, 
silence, nutmeg, hurricane
You will have to come in and see if you can guess what colours these are.
We have a lovely shawl knit by Linda at the shop to inspire you.
N"ewe" colours BFL Dk
Opalite - Wish - Whisper
There is now a sample garment knit by Diane in the shop knit using this beautiful yarn.
N"ewe" colours Kidsilk Lace
Thunder - Medusa - Down by the River- Merlot -Poseidon
We have a cozy cowl knit by Linda at the shop.

Merry Christmas to all
Hope you find time to relax and have fun knitting and crocheting.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Are your needles clicking!?

I bet they are! and also your crochet hooks are likely very busy.
I have noticed that besides scarves a lot of people are coming in for patterns for headbands and cowls. Linda knit up this quick headband project using Misti Alpaca Qolla
It is so soft and would keep your ears very cozy.

Can you guess how many blankets are in this pile? 
I guess a good answer would be alot! These are the blankets made by you - our wonderful customers.
They were donated this week to Georgetown Salvation Army, Links2Care and Halton Women's Place.
There are over 130 of them! Way to go - lets aim for 150 next year.

Knitters always love new books and these are our 2 newest.
Knitting for a Cure has 18 designs to offer support or encouragement.
Actually, these are great patterns for anyone.

Shades of Winter is full of stunning designs and the photography is captivating.

Watch for info on our new KAL (knit along) next week.

Well, keep knitting and crocheting and hope to see you soon.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Happy December and Quick Projects

I am sure you have had a busy weekend and week. 
I was busy in the shop, found time to do some Christmas cookie baking, time to knit and time to play with my spinning wheel and drop spindle.
Hope you noticed in out newsletter that we will be having 
drop spindle workshops in the new year. 
Also will be carrying some fibres for spinning and the drop spindle.
Let us know if you are interested in being part of our drop spindle workshops.
Hope you are - it is relaxing, easy and makes you feel so proud of what you have created!

Here are a few quick projects that can easily be done for  holiday gift giving.
Everyone Loves Sock Monkeys!
In these two books you will find lots of projects for all of your friends (or even yourself )
who love sock monkeys.

KnitCol is so colourful and delightful. 
It is a dk weight yarn - so the possibilities are limitless for using this yarn.
Because the yarn forms a pattern as you knit - you want to keep knitting and knitting to see the end results.
One ball of KnitCol made this cute hat!
Passion - the name of the yarn - not the cute sheep!
Passion is made by the same company as Marble Chunky 
- the yarn that you all have all used and love.
Again - one ball makes this fashionable cowl using the linen stitch.
It also looks great knit in to a sweater, scarf or what ever you wish.
More colours should be arriving any day.

Be creative with your knitting and crocheting!