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.