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!

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!