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! 






Wednesday, 19 March 2014

SPECIAL STORE HOURS  March 21/22

We’re sorry!

Due to scheduling issues,
The Knitting Room will close early –
         at 1:00pm Saturday, March 22.

For your convenience, we will remain open until 7 pm 
on Friday, March 21.

Thank you for your kind understanding!

-The Knitting Room

Thursday, 6 March 2014

ROOOAAARRRRR!!!!

There is no doubt that March in Calgary has come in like a lion - boasting a start-up temperature of -30 (-41 with wind chill) and highs so far of only -15! We definitely are feeling the deep-freeze. But there is good news - it's nice and cozy in the Knitting Room, and if you feel the need for a warm spot to curl up with the needles, come on down! There's always a seat either in the front of the shop or back in the classroom - with a handy table for your nice hot cup of cocoa!

Cozy up to just a few of the yarns we have in stock NOW:

  • Warm fuzzy "Caribou" by HiKoo
  • Diamond "Select" Comfort Chunky (blend)
  • "Luxury Lima" (100% Peruvian Highland wool)
  • "Clara" by Manos del Uruguay Superwash Merino
  • Pictured above, Universal Yarn "Classic Shades"Classic Shades"" in light (sequin), medium and bulky weights
  • Lots of Bulky, Lopi and colourful roving by our beloved Custom Woollen Mills!
  • Our NEW! silk and cashmere sock yarn will be coming in SOON! mmmmmmm - lovely!

MORE Knitpicks

We're thrilled to have recently become a source in Calgary for KnitPicks products! Our first shipment of interchangeables cam and went in a hurry. Thankfully however, more product continues to arrive, including: 24" and 32" cables, large tips 13mm, and smaller size sharp-point tips, and both nickel-plated and wooden interchangeable sets. These kits include 2 cables, 24" and 60", and nine sets of tips ranging from size 4 - 11. We also have lots of Addi, Chiao Goo and Knitters Pride, and our DPN collection is quite full at the moment.

Do you have a NOTION? 

Yes, we do - lots! Including fringe and pom-pom makers, KP "Clicky" counters, and Blocking Cable sets! Also, our extra large coconut shawl buttons are back!

IS SPRING COMING? 

When this bah-bah-bad winter blues depart, will you be ready to  green up? Start thinking warm summer breezes next time you stop by - check out our new cotton pattern books - for knit AND crochet - some crazy good, lovely, lacey summer separates ideas await EWE!