Thursday, December 19, 2013

Store Hours

I just thought that I should let everyone know about our store hours for the next few weeks.

We will be open on Monday, December 23rd during regular store hours, 10:00am - 5:30pm.

The store will be closed from Tuesday, December 24th through Wednesday, January 1st, 2014.

The store will re-open on Thursday, January 2nd with our regular store hours.

We wish you all the best this holiday season.  See you in the New Year!!

Monday, December 16, 2013

I have to say that our customers have done it again!!

Over the span of this year, our awesome customers have picked up yarn, made squares and brought them in to the store. Another few customers have come along, picked up those squares, taken them home and sewn or crocheted them together.  They bring completed blankets back to the store. Then, we donate the completed blankets to three organizations within Halton Region - Links To Care, The Salvation Army and Halton Women's Place.

I tallied up the number for this year and counted 129 blankets which will be donated back into our community within the next few weeks. Thanks to everyone for their contributions this year!  I know they will be warmly accepted by those who need them.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Hi everyone,

It's me, Linda, again.  I am going to attempt to keep the blog going while Diane is away.  I hope you will bear with me as I am not tech saavy and this is all very new to me.

I just wanted you all to know about the new yarns that have arrived at the store.  We got another shipment of Hedgehog Fibres in some very pretty sock colourways.

The Madeline Tosh has finally all arrived and is gloriously squishy!  There is the Tosh Merino Light (a heavy lace/fingering weight) in 16 colours which makes beautiful shawls and scarves.  We also have the Tosh DK in 17 colours and the Tosh Vintage (worsted) in 12 colours.

Also new to the store is the Manos Del Uruguay Alegria.  It is a sock/fingering weight yarn that is 75% superwash merino-25% polyamide and has the most gorgeous colours!  I'm having a hard time trying to decide whether to make socks or a scarf from it first.  We now have 10 colours of it in stock.

I'd love to show you all the pretty colours as I have been taking pictures of everything as it arrives but I haven't yet figured out how to upload/download (?) the pictures to the computer and then transfer them to the blog.  I did say that I am not tech saavy.  You will just have to come in to see all the pretty new yarns for yourself.  Hope to see you all soon.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Hi everyone,

My name is Linda and I work with Diane at her shop and I am posting on behalf of her today.

It is with a sad heart that I am to let you all know that her husband of 43 years, Bob, passed away, unexpectedly, on Wednesday of this week.  As his family is in town, the visitation and funeral are happening while they still here.

The visitation is today, Friday, November 15, from 2 - 4 pm  and from 7 - 9 pm at JS Jones and Sons Funeral Home, here in Georgetown.  The funeral is to take place tomorrow, Saturday, November 16th at 2:30 pm also at Jones.

We are sure you will understand why the blog did not go out as normal this week.

Please keep her and her family in your thoughts and prayers through this difficult time.  Thanks.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

New, new and new!

is still not here - talked to my sales rep and he said be patient
 - so that is what I am doing and hopefully you are also.
I know it will be worth the wait.
I had a great time at the knitting retreat on the weekend.
Here is a picture of me at my very successful vendors booth at the retreat.
A summary of the retreat - 
 met up with old friends and made new friends, 
took 3 very interesting workshops, 
ate too much, 
slept too little 
and laughed a lot.

Everyone loves fingering weight yarns 
- whether it be for socks, wraps, hats or whatever you love to create.
Look at all the great new fingering weight yarns.
Neon - the colour to have
 Bright and fun
 Love the colours
 The British Collection
Opal - the Little Prince Collection
I don't which is the hardest thing 
- deciding on the colour or the project.
Always love to see what you create!

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Believe it or not!

First of all  hope you had a fun Halloween.
After all the little goblins left
hope you found time to do some knitting as you nibbled on some treats.

This weekend I am off to a knitting retreat past Kingston.
This is the 3rd year I have attended and am looking forward to meeting friends
and learning new ideas and knitting techniques.

According to an email I received this week 
our Madeline Tosh yarn will be here in soon!
It has been a long wait for it but I know that it will be worth it.
There will be fingering, dk and kw in lovely fibres and stunning colours.
For those who do not know this yarn - it has a huge following as they absolutely love it!

It is great to highlight projects made by our super customers - take a look at this cute outfit.
Lucky baby to get this outfit!

One of our customers - Debbie - came in awhile ago with an old but very cute pattern
She was looking for yarn and decided on
Berroco Vintage Chunky in 3 colours.
I mentioned that I would love to see the finished outfit and here it is.
Great job Debbie.

We sell such wonderful patterns and yarns to all of you and do not very often see the end results.
We would love to see your creations and you may even get featured in our blog>

Friday, October 25, 2013

Our happy scarecrow wants to show you some new Berroco Vintage colours.
We have them in dk, kw and chunky.

 Liz knit this great slouch hat using
1 ball Liberty Wool Print and 1 ball of Vintage KW.
It is fun to knit as the print colour changes as you knit.

Woodstock Fleece Festival

We had a great time at the
  Woodstock Fleece Festival
This is one corner of our large corner booth. 
Took  lots to fill our booth and luckily we did not have as much to bring home.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Hedgehog Fibres + shawl

I forgot to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving - sorry!
Now I can say that I hope you had a great long weekend, that you ate lots of turkey 
and hopefully found some time to knit or crochet.

Woodstock Fleece Festival this Saturday
Shop closing at 2:30 on Friday Oct. 18th - today
Shop closed all day tomorrow - Sat. Oct 19th

Look what just arrived at the shop 
- a big pile of Hedgehog Fibres Sock

This yarn is so nice and the colours are stunning.
We now have over 40 colours in Hedgehog Fibres Sock.
These are 4 of our new colours
Ferrum, Eel, Dusk and Tremble.

All I can say about this beautiful shawl is WOW!
Lindsay - one of our customers who spins - spun the yarn and crocheted this stunning shawl.
She used a braid of Hedgehog Fibres BFL roving, spun it into a fine lace weight yarn 
and then crocheted this "wow" shawl.

This is the before picture of the Hedgehog Fibre Blue Faced Leicester Roving.

Have fun knitting and crocheting.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Accessory books and Neon

We will be closing early (2:30) next Friday Oct. 18th and closed all day Sat. Oct. 19th
as we will be a vendor at the Woodstock Fleece Festival.

We all love knitting accessories and Sirdar has just come out with 2 super books
Book One 
 scarves - garter stitch - cabled  - lacy - infinity  
 cowls - garter stitch - lacy - leaf cabled - tuck-textured
 hats - pull on with turned up edge, beanies, balaclavas, diamond ribbed 

Book Two
mittens - lace cuff - garter stitch - flap top
gloves - buttoned cuff - lacy - basic
socks - cabled - textured - ribbed - basic 
wrist warmers - cabled - lace - textured
leg warmers - textured - plain - cabled - garter stitch

Believe it or not - NEON is back!
Encore KW - yellow - orange - pink - green
Kids of all ages love it! 
You can make neon "everything"! - hats, mitts, scarves, cowls, etc...
The shop is overflowing with many great knitting and crochet yarns, books, and much more. 
I think we finally have found "a home" around the shop for everything. 
Hope to see you soon and then you can take some of these wonderful items to your home!
and then we can get more to fill up the empty spaces!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Lots of ideas

Happy October and Happy Fall
Wow, the shop is full of so many wonderful items
 that you could be knitting and crocheting forever!

We have just recovered from having a booth at the Kitchener Waterloo Knitters Fair 
and now we are getting ready for our booth at the 
We will be at theWoodstock Fleece Festival on Sat.Oct. 19th.
We will be closing at 3 on Fri.Oct.18th and closed all day Sat.Oct. 19th.

Everyone loves
King Cole yarns and here is their newest called Flash.
What a great name for all these bright colours.
Flash is a washable dk yarn and new patterns for it should be arriving any day
or you can use any dk pattern.
If socks are on your knitting agenda this is a great little book with lots of interesting patterns.
It is called 
Love of Knitting Socks Little Gifts of Comfort for the Family!
Long name for a little book.

We all need help with our knitting from time to time
and this would be a super book to carry in your knitting bag as a handy reference book.
I love the name of this book 
 Everything the Internet Didn't Teach You about Knitting!

A few other new books!
For Crocheters
Mile a Minute Baby Afghans and Boot Topper and Ear Warmers - very fashionable .
For Knitters 
- Car Seat Blankets and Slouchy Hats.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Fall Projects and Magico Shawl

 Welcome Fall
The shop is inviting on the outside.
And also on the inside.

The first display you see to your left as you enter are lots of cowls and infinity scarves.
These quick and easy projects are great for the whole family.
You can use any weight of yarn and we have lots and lots of patterns for you to chose from.
Yarns featured in these are
Pasea, Babymeboo, Kid-Paillette, Liberty Print KW, Passion, West Luxe, Four Seasons Sock and Quasar.

Straight ahead of you as you walk in are 2 cute hats and 2 cute toddler sweaters.
The green slouch hat uses Titus yarn or any fingering.
The beige ear flap hat uses WYS Aran wool.
The red and blue sweater called Gramps by TinCanKnits was knit using 
Cascade 220 superwash KW.
The multicoloured sweater was knit with Liberty Wool Print KW.

Isn't this a lovely shawl/wrap!
Linda B. - one of our regular customers brought it in to show me and I am so glad she did.
She used less than one ball of Magico fingering..
Linda did the lovely knitting and the yarn made the stunning design.
The pattern she used is called Lazy Katy and is a Ravelry pattern.
We also have a super selection of fingering weight patterns to make shawls / wraps.

Happy Knitting and crocheting during this Fall season.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

KW Knitters Fair and Merino Baby

Just a reminder
When "ewe" sign up for our "Ewe" and Me Fibre Retreat before Sept. 28th 
 "ewe" may win a special prize! 
Check your calendar now and come in to register.
It is going to be so....  much fun!

We survived the K-W Knitters Fair
It is a lot of work but fun also.
Thanks to all of "ewe" who dropped by to say hi and to shop.
Here are some pictures to share with "ewe".
getting ready to pack the van
part of our booth
more of our booth and we were still smiling at the end of the day

Merino Baby
Isn't this the cutest baby sweater ever!
I asked Ann H. to knit this sample sweater for the shop and she was happy to do it.
She used
Peter Pan Merino Baby.
It is so soft and cuddly.
As you can see from the picture you can knit the cardigan with a collar and long sleeves or collar less and short sleeves.
The pattern is from -
King Cole Book 4.
This yarn is great to knit with but we have a whole front room of other DK yarns that you can use.
Thanks again Ann.

Lots of new books "just" arrived!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Vintage - you will love it!

Everyone love Berroco Vintage yarns. 
As a result we keep getting in more and more colours.
Vintage yarns are very popular because of there super colour selection,
the softness of the yarn, its wool/blend fibres and also the fact that it is machine washable.
These are some of the new colours for to pick from.

This wall shows our Vintage KW - 20 sts = 4" on 4.5 mm needle

Vintage DK - 22 sts = 4" on 4.00 mm 
You will find this yarn in the front room across from the couch. 
You can sit on the couch and admire all the colours.

Vintage Chunky - 14 sts = 4" on 6.00 mm needle
Winter is coming - you may what to knit a chunky "something"!

KW Knitters Fair is this weekend
Closing today at 3 and closed all day Saturday.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Sunstruck + Gioiello

Where was the sun this past long weekend. 
Seeing you were likely inside most of the time - hopefully you got some knitting and crocheting done.
 I have started a new project with the BlueFaced Aran wool we got in a few weeks ago 
- picture to come when it is finished.
In the meantime I finished my Sunstruck shawl - purchased pattern on Ravelry.
I used 3 skeins of the lovely Hedgehog Fibres Sock (fingering) in the tantalizing colours 
- Wish, Merlot and Poseidon.
The pattern has lots and lots of short rows and it was fun to do.


You can see from the above picture that the shawl is a lopsided triangle. 
It has 12 sections and I chose to do the centre 2 at the point the same colour.
I used all 3 colours in the border.
We are expecting more Hedgehog Fibres next week with lots of new colours.

N"ewe Yarn

Very soft, 4 stunning colours and a bit of "bling" - what more could you ask for!
This fingering weight yarn will make great shawls, wraps, fingerless gloves, hats 
or what ever you would love to create.

KW Knitters Fair 
 We are closing at 3 on Fri. Sept13th and closed all day on Sat. Sept 14th
New Location - Kitchener Aud - Kiwanis Arena

The "Ewe" and Me Fibre Retreat
- register before Sept.28th and you may win a special prize!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

A really cute hat

Summer is still here and my flowers are showing their lovely colours.
We have lots and lots of lovely colours in the shop also!
Titus is a new yarn we got in a short while ago and now we have a shop sample.
Linda knit this cute slouch hat. 
It looks like it has cables but it is tricking you - it is twisted stitches.
The hat only takes one ball of Titus.
There is also a matching fingerless glove pattern.
Besides the colours shown we now have a rich burgundy colour in stock.
Note the lovely yarn bowl - they are so useful and we have a nice selection at the present time.

Snuggly DK or any DK yarn
Ann H. has been busy knitting again. She has lent us this cute little girls cardigan.
She used
Snuggly DK but it would also be lovely in Dreambaby DK
Baby Merino, Bamtastic or many of the other DK yarns we have.
This pattern goes from newborn to 7 years and you can also do short sleeve or long sleeve.
Thanks Ann - you are a super knitter!

When you register for our 
The "Ewe" and Me Fibre Retreat 
before Sept 28th you may win a special prize.
We have all the info at the shop. 
Give us a call or drop in.

Hope you enjoy the long weekend and hopefully find some time to to play with your fibres!

Friday, August 23, 2013

Gifts and Yarn and Sale

At last we are having some summer weather - remember it is never to hot to knit!
My phlox have been stunning this summer and this is their second blooming.
They are so bright they almost glow in the dark.

You never know what you will find when you visit the shop.
We have just received the cutest line of sheep gift items.
Knitters love sheep and there are sheep on all the items.
Actually the sheep's name is Herdy and he is so cute!
 You will find adult t-shirts, baby one-piece outfits, mugs - 2 kinds, coasters - 2 kinds,
tote bags, key rings, stitch markers, note cards, mouse (sheep) pads, etc. 
The colours are delightful.
Think a gift for yourself or start your Christmas shopping now.

A lot of people have been asking for a true aran yarn and here it is!
Blue Faced Aran from Yorkshire, England.
It comes in the 3 natural colours and the accompanying book has wonderful patterns in it.

Our "Ewe" and Me Fibre Retreat on April 4, 5 and 6, 2014 
still has room for "ewe" to join us.
We have all the info in the shop. 
Sign up now and avoid disappointment.

 We will be having a booth at the K-W Knitter's Fair 
on Sat. Sept. 14th.
 NEW LOCATION - the Kitchener Auditorium

Pattern and Book Sale
I have just put a lot of patterns and books 
on sale at 50% off.
Hope to see you while the selection is good!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

weather, knitting, sale

What is it with this weather?! 
Only good thing about it is 
it makes one want to knit! 

New books and yarns keep arriving. Linda and I having fun opening boxes and then finding places to put everything. But that is OK - as I said it is fun!

Everyone loves babies and knitting for babies and we have some great patterns and a new yarn in stock.
Peter Pan Merino Baby DK
This is the softest superwash baby wool ever and the patterns are so... cute.
It is a Dk yarn so it can be used for lots of other patterns also.

Talking of babies - look at the cozy baby blanket knit by Kaitlyn A. - one of our newer knitters.
She did a fantastic job knitting it.
Kaitlyn used Estelle Baby Bunting which is very soft and cozy. It comes in 10 different colours - so just think of all the wonderful combinations you can put together.

In case you have been out of touch lately - 
 we are holding a knitting retreat 
April 4, 5 and 6, 2014.
We have all the info at the shop and it is also in our Aug newsletter.
We would love to have "ewe" and your friends join us
- so check it out and be in touch right away as spaces are limited.
It is going to be so much fun.
Just think - a weekend for "ewe" and your knitting/crocheting!

We have put our summer yarns and some other yarns on SALE
to make room for new fall yarns.
Also, there are some other "things" on SALE.
Everyone loves a SALE!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Our trip

I am feeling a bit better and so is Bob.
 I have finally started knitting again after several weeks of doing "nothing".
Flowers from my backyard always make me feel better.

People have started registering for 
our "Ewe" and Me Fibre Retreat.
Hope "ewe" will also.
All the info is at the shop.

We had a wonderful trip - except for getting sick. 
We went on a Danube/Rhine River cruise from Budapest, Hungary to Amsterdam, Holland.
The ship was wonderful and the "things' we saw were unbelievable.
I did take my knitting with me but I did not do much.
Here are a few pictures of me knitting in other countries.
No I did not knit these but this why we knit.
I saw these 2 sweaters in the window of a high end shop in Austria.
 The pullover was over 3000 euros and the cardigan was over 4200 euro.
A euro is about $1.30!!

 Sitting outside the church in Austria where Maria from The Sound of Music 
walked down the aisle and was married.
I also walked down the aisle - kind of interesting in a strange way.
The organ was playing and it was beautiful.
Also saw the row of tall trees the kids were playing in.- guess they are a lot taller now than when the movie was made.
Also walked to and in the Abby that was important in the movie.
Knitting and relaxing on the top deck of the ship as we sailed the Rhine River through Germany. 
The river is narrow and we could see so many interesting things as we sailed along.

Only saw a few sheep until we got to Holland and then they were everywhere.

Next week there will be pictures of some of our fall yarns and patterns that have arrived.
There is quite a variety and I am sure you will like them all!!

Thursday, August 1, 2013


Hi Everyone,

This is going to be a quick blog
 -  to remind you that registration is now open for 
Our "Ewe" & Me Fibre Retreat.
It will be a great weekend - we have so many fun things planned 
- so register now!

Bob and I were away on a wonderful holiday but both of us got sick with in a few days of starting our holiday.
We are still fighting "whatever" has invaded our bodies.

Will share pictures when I am feeling better.