Sunday, September 7, 2014

Up coming Classes and Knit alongs

Hi Everyone

Hard to believe the summer is over, it seemed to go by so fast!!
I have several classes coming up as well as a couple of very exciting knit alongs.
The first one will start on Wed. Sept 17th, this is an afternoon knit along, from 1-3 pm.
for as many weeks as it takes for us to finish the project which is this very interesting  piece by Sally Melville (a Canadian designer)
called l’enveloppe   here is the link to the pattern.    
I have lots of great yarns that will work for this project. so take a look at it on Ravelry and check out some of the ones people have made.
Please note this is a knit along and we  will be learning together, there is no fee to attend but I do ask that you buy your wool and pattern through me.
The pattern is a PDF download from Ravelry, so if you will be joining us for this let me know and I will purchase a copy of the pattern on your behalf which will go into your Ravelry library. No worries if you don’t use Ravelry you will also receive an email with a link to the PDF so you can download and print it.     Space is limited so please let me know if you would like to join us on this one.
Once this knit along is done we will be doing a knit along on Wednesdays  for either or both of these wonderful patterns by Susan B Anderson,
I think they are just too hard to resist!! More info to come about the date on this. Again like above this is a knit along and you are requested to buy the pattern and yarn through me.
We will be starting a knit along on October 9th which is a Thursday afternoon 1-3  for
Rams and Yowes blanket  
and or Sheep Heid hat
Seems a bit strange I know to have them as part of the same knit along, but if you look at them on Ravelry, they take the same colours and the same yarn. The same knit along rules apply as above. This is a colour work project not too difficult I don’t think LOL !!  but does use 9 different colours in it. If you think you will be joining in on this one please let me know, so I can have enough of the yarn on hand. You can buy it all at once or as you go as I don’t think the dye lots will make a big difference for this.
Instructor: Lynn Stitchman

Basic knitting knowledge is required : You need to know how to cast on and cast off, and to knit and purl.

You will learn to use double pointed needles (dpn's), and all it takes to knit a pair of socks!! These are boot socks so use a heavier yarn and knit up quick!!

Fee  $50.00  + HST ....Includes your yarn and pattern.
You will need size 3.75mm double  pointed needles which can be purchased here at the store if you do not have them already.Date & Time:   Thursday  Sept 25th, Oct 2nd, and Oct 9th  from 7 til 9PM.
BEGINNER KNITTINGInstructor: Lynn Stitchman
Learn the basics: Cast on, cast off, knit and purl and you will make a scarf or cowl  
                      Fee $50.00 +HST ..Includes your yarn and pattern.
                      Size 4.5mm or 5mm  needles are needed. These can be purchased here at the store.

                      Date &Time: Thursdays, October 16th , 23rd and 30th.  7 pm til 9 pm.
Double knitting
We will be learn how to make a two sided fabric using 2 colours and a pattern. As this makes a double thick fabric and is reversible,  it is great for mittens.  We will be doing a small sample,and then start working on a pair of mittens that will be double layered and reversible, with a cute sheep on them! This is a great technique  for colour work. Basic knitting skills required and some familiarity with  knitting in the round is an asset.
This will be a three week class , this includes the pattern but not the yarn.
Fee: $40.00 & HST  and your yarn
4mm DPn’s or long circular to do magic loop, or two circulars
Wednesday Oct 15th , Oct 22nd and Nov 5th.  7pm til 9pm
Happy Knitting

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Great Book and wonderful yarn!!

Hello everyone,

Every once in a while, a really great book comes along, jam packed full of
great patterns for everything from baby items to fashion accessories, home
decor items and wonderful quick knits for yourself,or for gifts for family
and friends.

What is even better is that all these patterns use the ever popular Cascade
220 and also the newest Rowan 100% Superwash...both are interchangeable for
all the patterns in this book which really doubles your colour choices. As
the Cascade is felt-able is will be fabulous for the ruffled felted bowls in
page 125, or the fluffy felted elephant on page 148.

In the attached photo you will see the Sweet little Acorn hat on page 90,
and the soft and warm Mesh and matching Cabled fingerless mitts on pages 172
and 146, and the Slip stitch hat  on page 158 .. this is a great pattern for
a baby shower by making one for the new Mom and the baby as well!

If you are looking for a comprehensive book of great patterns, stop by and
check out "60 Quick Knits!"

Happy Knitting!


Friday, August 1, 2014

New shipment of Georgia Bay fibres yarn.

Hi Everyone

Just a very quick email to let you know that the Georgian Bay Fibres yarn in the summer colours has arrived at the store. They are so bright and cheery!!!
The summer colours are all named after flowers that can be found in the Coldwater area
Big Chute Asclepias
Vasey Monarda
Brick Pond Acquilegia


Just a reminder the Lakeside Yarn Crawl is on till September the 6th , there is still lots of time to go and see all these lovely shop. So stop by and pick up your passport today.
See the previous post for all the details.

Happy knitting