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

PARKING AVAILABLE!

PARKING WOES HAVE ENDED - THE PARKING LOT IS DONE!!!
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! 



Thursday, 1 May 2014

Hooray! Hooray! The first of May!

Outdoor Knitting starts TODAY! 


UPCOMING CLASSES - call 403-288-1959

Crochet 101 is about to begin . .

Speaking of 'starts', we're happy to announce that our Beginner Crochet class is now up and running!  Commencing Monday, May 1 from7 - 9 pm, it runs for four consecutive weeks. Have you always wanted to learn the magic of creating a garment with a hook? You can learn to crochet in time to make use of all the lovely summer cottons that are arriving. Still two spots available! Call the shop to register.

Knitting 101 - Beginner Knitting

For this popular class, there is always a waiting list. But happily,  the four weeks go by quickly. So if you're interested in the NEXT session starting in June, now is the time to put your name down. You will complete three simple projects, and materials are included! Knitting 101 is F-U-N! It usually runs Tuesday evenings from 7 - 9 pm.

Knitting 201 - Advanced Beginner

 The next session of Advanced Beginner is due to start in June. Some spots are still available. If you can knit, purl, cast on and off, increase and decrease, but are getting tired of making scarves, this may be the step you need to launch you into the next level.  Make an actual garment. Learn how to attack a pattern and give your knitting a polished appearance. Classes usually run Wednesday evenings from  7 - 9 pm. Call to reserve your spot.

Sock Class 

Is always a popular choice - and knitters are continuing to sign up for it.  The next class is as yet unscheduled, but likely to start in June. Call to discuss if you need this class NOW, as there may be some Wednesday nights available in May, if interest is great.

Charity Knitting

Donations? 

Yes, we DO take donations of yarn, and always have a pretty good supply available FOR for charities and charity knitting. Summer time is a great time to start projects that can be used to donate to those less fortunate once the cold winter winds begin to blow. If you are a charity knitter with a project in mind, you are welcome to come and peruse the donated materials.If you are an organization requiring a lot of yarn, please call ahead.

Baby Toques

The push for red toques has begun! We are now accepting donations of baby toques for Calgary's yuletide preemies - FREE patterns and red yarn are available in the shop if you are interested in knitting toques for these babies.  We also accept other colours, of course!

Golf Season! 

Pictured above - a selection of themes for golf club covers recently knitted by one of our avid knitters!
From left to right: "Merry", "Sting", "Baskerville", "Cap'n Jack Aaaaaarrrrrgyle", 'Francoise", "Lewis Carroll", "Joseph", "Lucy Neatby", "Das Munster"!
  
Happy knitting, everyone! 









Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Spring has Sprung! 


And the April daffodils are at last shooting up into the light!  Welcome! 


In the spirit of spring cleaning, the Knitting Room is clearing out its sale room of all books, patterns, and yarns - Come in for some truly great deals - ALL PATTERNS AND BOOKS are going for only a Toonie apiece - or 3 for $5!

TEACHERS WANTED!  

If you're a knitter/crocheter who enjoys helping others and are looking for a way to earn a little extra, we are now accepting applicants for our faculty of instructors.  Some particular classes we are open to staffing are "Beginner Crochet", "Beginner Lace", "Finishing Techniques", and we're also open to special projects or interests as well.
Typically, classes are held in the evenings, and run four consecutive weeks. Other schedules are also considered. Please call Mona at 403-288-1959 to discuss your ideas and qualifications!

CURRENT CLASSES 

The following class are currently stunning and/or accepting students:
Beginner Knitting - Tuesday evenings 7 - 9pm    -   April 1 - 22
Advanced Beginner Knitting - Wednesday evening 7 - 9pm   -    April 9 - 30

Call to register or be put on the waiting list for the next class!

NEW SPRING ARRIVALS!

So far:
Cottons - mercerized (similar to Super 10)
Cotton Neons
Cotton/wool/rayon/polyamid blends
Beaded Cotton Blends
Stylecraft acrylics - Life DK
Silks
Colourful silk lace
Silk blends
Sock yarns - New "Lang" Collections

DID YOU KNOW ?

Yarn "Collections" are usually one of a kind. As yarn producers continuously introduce new creations, those labelled  "Collections" are often made only once, or for a limited time, and not repeated.  If you find a 'collection' yarn you really like,  'seize the day' - take the opportunity to ensure that you have all you need while quantities last!

Happy April knitting,  everyone!