Thursday, January 31, 2013

Hedgehog Fibres

Our customers love Hedgehog Fibres so much that we keep ordering and ordering.
Even though we have a good selection at the present time in the shop
 - we have just ordered some more n"ewe" colours.
We carry this wonderful yarn in several different qualities
Lace - pink scarf on left knit with Pure Cashmere Lace
+ KidSilk Lace and BFL Lace
Fingering - mauve shawl at top knit with Sock
+ Yak fingering - all gone but waiting for more!
DK -  Abalone vest knit with BFL DK
- also Tops for spinning or drop spindling

Don't forget we have a SALE happening!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

N"ewe" !!

Wow, there is always N'ewe" in the shop and I love sharing it with "ewe"!
This week we have a n"ewe" yarn, n"ewe" books and lots of n"ewe' colours.
6 Karat Cat Print
Strange name but beautiful lace weight silk / wool blend

Berroco Vintages N"ewe" colours
Great n"ewe" colours from left to right - Vintage DK, Vintage KW and Vintage Chunky
Shawls, Wraps and Scarves
20 ideas - knit 3 ways

Also a
n"ewe" book called Slouch Beanies and Headwraps

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Gertting Organized

Wow, it is past the middle of January already!
There is "something" about January and getting organised that seem to go together.
Having said that -now is a great time to get your needles, hooks and yarns in some kind of order.
We have several things that can help you "get organized"! 
Namaste Circular Needle cases
Namaste Circular Needle Cases 
hold a lot of needles in little pouches that can be labeled.
We also have
Namaste Skinny Minnies
Best Buddies
- both super for little gadgets. 
Clover Straight needle and crochet hook cases and Needle inventory cards
The Clover Straight Needle Cases holds 13 pairs of 10" or 14" needles.
The Clover Crochet Hook Case holds 8 hooks.
I like to store the needles and hooks I use the most in these cases 
and put the others away in a safe place in case I need a size that I do not use as often

We have a very nice selection of knitting bags to keep your projects organized.
The Project Bag - black or ecru, lots of pockets, free standing
Knit Happy Totes in 2 sizes fashion colours
keep track of your needles on a KnitCard Inventory Card
- carry it with you and you will always be prepared.
We even have our own Georgetown Yarn tote bags (bright pink) 
that fold up in to a pouch when not holding your project.

We will be more than happy to help you get organized!


Thursday, January 10, 2013

Winter Knitting

Our Winter Welcome wreath is a warm welcome to our shop.

Winter is here - whether we like it or not - and the shop is full of so many wonderful yarns and fibres. 
What a great time to knit / crochet a quick cozy project. 
We have lots of samples to get you interested.

Our ladder has 4 fun cowls on it.
Pink Cowl - Berroco Quasar - new yarn
Pastel shaded Cowl - JC Brett Passion
Grey Cowl - Schulana Milford
Green Cowl - Misti Alpaca BabyMeBoo

Keep Warm!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Sale and N"ewe" yarn

It is hard to believe that it is now 2013. 
As "ewe" look back over the past year
 I hope it was a good year for "ewe" and that your knitting/crocheting made the year even better!

Now is the time to think of all the fibre related "things" you accomplished in 2012 
and plan for 2013!
Here is a list of  "things" you may have done or hopefully plan to do in the future!!
- learned to knit
- learned new knitting techniques - took one of our workshops - eg - to knit socks, etc
- learned to crochet
- learned new crocheting techniques
- joined our KAL- new one starting Jan.14th - Shadow Box mitts - give us a call
- made your first hat, scarf, sock or "whatever"
- made "something" special for a friend, family member, neighbor or co-worker
- made "something" special for yourself
- created "something" with a yarn/fiber you had never used before
- created "something" using yarn dyed in Ontario - The Dye Guy, Sweaterkits, Dye Version
- created "something" with our local alpaca yarn - Spring Hill Alpacas from Limehouse
- created "something" using a pattern by a Canadian designer - eg - Cabin Fever
- tried a new pattern - there are so.... many!
- signed up for our monthly e-mail newsletter - just give us a call
- signed up for our shop blog - easy to do
- came to Knit and Sip - "ewe" are all welcome
- joined the Knitting Guild - a social night for knitters, crocheters and spinners - lots of fun
- made squares for Let's Blanket Halton - over 130 blankets donated in 2012
- made hats for Hats for Ontario Initiative - another worthy cause
- joined Ravelry - a great friendly social network
- joined our page - Georgetown Yarn Knits - on Ravelry - keep up to date
- shared your craft with someone else - pass on the tradition
- attended a fibre event - DKC, Waterloo Knitters Fair, Woodstock Fleece Festival, Rhinebeck
(if you do not know about these events be sure to ask us)

Wow - how many of these "things" did you do in 2012
Hope you plan to do all of them in 2013!

Quasar is a 100% Peruvian wool by Berroco.
 It knits up in a self pattern design.
 Linda knit this attractive quick knit cowl using only one ball of Quasar
If you wanted your cowl to wrap - you would need only 2 balls. 
This is a free pattern on the Berroco website.

Don't forget about
 our Shadow Box KAL - another date ha s been added as the first one filled up very quickly
Now starting Tues. January 15 from 1 - 2:30

Keep warm as you play with your yarn!