Sunday, 19 October 2014

Alpaca! Alpaca! Alpaca!

Nothing beats the feel of soft, cozy, warm  alpaca, and if Alpaca is what you're looking for, The Knitting Room is certainly the place to be these days!
In addition to the Diamond Luxury "Embrace" featured last week, we have many,  many more alpaca yarns, including the recently arrived Drops "Air" and "Brushed Alpaca Silk".
These products achieve an incredibly soft result from two completely different methods. "Air" is produced by blowing fibres of alpaca, polyamide and wool together.
"Alpaca Silk" is achieved by actually brushing the blended alpaca and mulberry silk fibres. Come and 'touch' for yourself!


Back by popular demand - We are holding a spot for you in our classroom on Thursday afternoons! Our shop is of course open to at all times, but if you're looking for a place to spend a pleasant afternoon of knitting, why not pop by? The coffee will be on.  Grab a buddy or two, and feel welcome to come get away from it all -  and back in to what really satisfies - KNITTING! 

Monday, 29 September 2014

October - a Harvest Festival of Yarns!

As promised, the Kauni 100% wool yarns have at last arrived. We have glorious colours in two weights  both DK (400m/100g) and Lace (760m/100g)  
Pictured here in Kauni - "Diamond Delight Shawl"
Speaking of Diamond - you're going to  love "Embrace" - from the Diamond Luxury Collection:
Made of 65% alpaca and 35% acrylic - besides being super chunky, it is super-soft, super-warm and super-cozy too! Six great colours.

Other temptations: Bio-Organics Italian wool,  Lots of Cascade "Bentley", and a brand new supply of Cowichan style Lopis from local Custom Woolen Mills

New classes  will commence in October. If you're interested in
  • Beginner Knititng
  • Advanced Beginner Knitting
  • Lace / Beaded lace
call the shop today to reserve your spot: 403-288-1959

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Cooler Often, Darker Sooner!

Are you beginning to think about .  .  .  .  . toques, socks, mitts, and scarves? No wonder! The cool Calgary evenings herald the changing season.

And, as the sun sets ever-earlier the yarn that comes to our minds is 'Lumio Fine' - the yarn with the reflective strand that makes you super-visible, even in the dark! Lots of colours to choose from!

We have SCADS of other new yarns in that are toque-perfect, too!

  • From Skacel: check out our 'Helix'
  • From Stylecraft - 'Swift-Knit Super Chunky' 
  • Estelle's - 'Drake', 'Hudson', and 'Morgana'
  • From Schachenmayr, Bravo Big Color, Bravo Big, Lova Fan (it's fun!), Boston Mix, and of course, 'Lumio Fine'. It's like Lumio, only lighter weight. (see photo above) 

Also, come see our new collection of sock yarns! Some beautiful bright new colours in Lang Jawoll and many kinds of Regia -  including 'My First Regia'; it's kid-sized - the perfect yarn for babies and children!

Monday, 11 August 2014


That's right - the parking lot is now completed, with plenty of parking for all throughout the day! Thanks for your patience in bearing with us throughout this long ordeal!

What else is new? 

  • Fleece-Artists - just in - luxurious silk and silk blends from Nova Scotia!
  • Maharashtra Silk Lace - WOW! Must be seen and felt to be believed!
  • Regia self-striping sock yarns! 
  • Natural fibres and cozy silk and alpaca blends! 
  • Lots of NEW additions to our 'sale' room right now! (continually re-stocked)

Upcoming Classes: 

We're gearing up for some exciting classes in the fall.  If you're interested in any of the following, act now - don't get left behind!

  • Knitting 101 - novice and beginning knitters 
  • Knitting 201 - advanced beginner
  • Crochet 101 - novice and beginning crocheters 
  • Lace 101 - intermediate knitters 
  • Cuff-down Sock - Intermediate knitters
Classes are scheduled based on the number of students who have signed up. 
Give us a call at 403-288-1959 and we'll get YOU in the class you need!