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!



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!


SIT AND KNIT CLUB THURSDAYS! 

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!