Saturday, 6 June 2015

A Midsummer Night's Dream - Will it Come True?

How many times have you asked yourself, "Wouldn't it be nice to have a knitting shop of my very own?"  That could be a possibility for you now if you have some time, and a moderate amount of money to invest. The Knitting Room is a long-standing institution in Calgary, with a well-established clientele. But, the time has come for this proprietor to move on and enjoy her newly built home in Nova Scotia! Our lease in Crowchild Square shopping centre expires this fall.
Due to popular demand, we're reaching out into the community to seek out those who may be interested in picking up the torch and keeping this well-loved shop alive and thriving! If you've always dreamed of owning your own shop, this may be the opportunity you've been waiting for! Afraid to go it alone? Perhaps a partnership is something you'd like to consider.  Give us a call, we'll be happy to help you explore the possibilities!

What's new?


KNITTING BOWLS - Perfect for keeping that yarn untangled, and curtailing the tendency of balls to wander away! We have some gorgeous, newly arrived yarn bowls that will make an excellent gift - for yourself, or someone on your list. Come and check them out!


Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Ah, February - the month of LOVE!  

We're happy to announce the next line-up of red-hot classes, scheduled to begin as follows: 

Crochet 101 

Beginner Crochet - Learn the basics of crochet through simple projects. Chaining, single and double crochet, circles and squares, and understanding patterns. Four consecutive Mondays, from 7 - 9 starting March 2. Materials included.

Knitting 101

Beginner Knitting - Learn/refine your knitting basics through 3 - 4 simple projects you can take home! Four consecutive Tuesdays from 7 - 9 pm, commencing March 3. Materials included.

Knitting 201

Advanced Beginner Knitting - Review basics and learn new techniques and stitch patterns as you complete a finished garment - a baby sweater!  Four Wednesday nights, from 7 - 9 pm, running March 4, 11, 25, and April 1. Materials included.
Prerequisite: Knitting 101 or basic knitting skills - cast on and off, knit and purl, increase and decrease.

Knit-Along 301

The 'Building Blocks' Blanket
Pay as you go in this great knit-along class that explores twelve different knitting patterns, creating a beautiful blanket for your home. Thursday evenings from 6 - 8pm, commencing March 5. Materials NOT included for this class.
Prerequisite: Knitting 101 or basic knitting skills - cast on and off, knit and purl, increase and decrease.

These classes fill up fast! Please call now to reserve your spot. 403-288-1959

Sit & Knit Afternoons 

continue to run on Thursday afternoons. Drop in with your project to sit and knit along with other enthusiasts in a warm supportive atmosphere. No charge!

Sizzling Spring and Summer Arrivals! 

Spring and summer cottons are beginning to brighten our shelves.  If your interests are turning towards some cooler cotton and bamboo shawls and tops to show off that beautiful summer tan, here's just a few you may want to pop by for a look at: 
Schachenmayr Catania Denims - 100% cotton:
 

Sirdar Cotton DK - mercerized cotton: 
Hayfield Siesta DK - eye-popping colour in bamboo/acrylic :
Berrocco Modern Cotton and chunky Espresso:


 





Thursday, 1 January 2015


HAPPY NEW YEAR! 

The Knitting Room would like to thank all of our loyal customers for your patronage in 2014, and wish you the very best of 2015 - The Year of the Goat! 

The Angora goat - the source of Mohair.

 Did you know - due to its high lustre and sheen, mohair is also known as the 'diamond fibre'? Besides being super lustrous, its light weight and warmth are absolutely nonpareil. A little mohair can go a long way in making you feel as warm and cosy as a goat!
Perhaps 2015 is a good year to make something - maybe even for yourself - in mohair! Yes!   
Consider adding it to your knitting resolutions - somewhere between finishing up that beckoning project and culling out the yarn in your stash! 

Thank you once again, and we look forward to serving your knitting needs in 2015. The store will re-open for regular hours of operation on January 2. Please call for details about upcoming classes you are interested in, and do drop by for "Sit and Knit" Thursdays - we'd love to see you! 





Tuesday, 23 December 2014

HOLIDAY HOURS

We will be closed for Christmas holidays on December 24, 25 and 26 this year. We look forward to returning on December 27, open for our usual Saturday hours from 10 am to 5 pm.

In the meantime, we would like to wish you a peaceful and very merry Christmas!