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!

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Ah, February - the month of LOVE! 

And it is with love that we bring you the following Knitting Room update: 


  • New/Upcoming Classes - We have just finished Knitting 101 and Knitting 201 is about to commence. Although this class is full, you can be at the top of the list for the next spring class. Please drop us a line or call the store and we'd love to save you a place. 
  • We almost have enough registrants to launch:  Introduction to Lace, Crochet, and Finishing Techniques classes. Please give us a call if any of these classes suit your current needs. 
  • Want to improve your knitting skills? Yes, you can - one square at a time -  during our Thursday night "Building Blocks" class! ONLY $5! We do have some space available in this 'drop-in' style class, open to participants who have purchased the pamphlet "Building Blocks" and are working through the patterns. We guide you through the squares, a different one each night. Enjoy the camaraderie and companionship of other knitters while creating a beautiful, cozy blanket of twelve intriguing patterns you will just love! This project also comes with back-up online video tips if you get "lost" during the week! 

NEW and Exciting Yarn!


  • Are you looking for a new and exciting way to wear MINK? Look no further - we're excited to announce our new lace-weight yarn of 100% Mink, and it is s-o-f-t! Beautifully coloured and warm, it's a joy to touch!
  • Also, just in - 100% hand-dyed silks in fingering and lace weights -gorgeous! Come and check them out!

NEEDLES Galore! 


  • Knit-Picks - We're thrilled to be a source for Knit-Picks products, and the needles are flying off the shelves! Knit-Picks offers an economical alternative for interchangeable sets. But,  if you're not quite ready to commit to buying a whole set of interchangeable needles, you may be interested in their "Try-It" kits, which offer one set of both wood and nickel-plated interchangeable cables - all for only $15! We have lots of Knit-Picks straights available right now, too!
  • Diamond - Are you a square-needle lover? If you like Cubics, you will absolutely love our new Nova Cubics dpns - nickel-plated for smooth sailing!