Friday, 14 November 2014

Baby, It's COLD Outside!

And what a great time to come in and warm your mukluks by the fire! Join us for "Sit and Knit" each and every Thursday afternoon! Out classroom is the perfect place to get together with friends, some hot chocolate and your favourite project. Come for a visit and a knit. 

Class News:

Love My Lovikkas  - A new short course we are embarking on starts Wednesday, November 26. You will learn how to make felted mittens!  This three-evening course will teach you the basics of putting together a professional looking mitten. When completed, the mittens are felted for extra coziness and warmth.  Interested in signing up? Please call to reserve your spot NOW!  403-288-1959.

Knitting 101 - Beginning Knitting - The waiting list has started for the next class, likely starting after Christmas.
Knitting 201 - Advanced Beginner  - next class commences after Christmas.

"Knit- Along" - the next Knit-along features the Building Blocks Blanket. Back by popular demand. Stay tuned!

New and Notable: 

Books - Sally Melville "The Knit Stitch"   This great resource shows how to complete many different projects with the use of only one stitch - can you guess which? A few copies are in stock now. The Einstein coat you see when you enter the shop is directly out of this book and knits up in a jiffy!

Perpetual calendars are in stock now - these make great gifts for any knitter - a fabulous resource containing 365 stitch patterns and all the directions necessary for completing the samples!

Four new lace books have arrived! Come and have a look at what you can do to challenge yourself while creating something fanciful!

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!