Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Up coming Classes and knit-a-long

Hi Everyone
I am happy to offer you a couple of classes and a new knit along, see below for all the details.   Please keep watching as we have some more great ideas and  will have some more coming up soon!! Or if you have a idea   anything you are interested in let us know and we will see what we can do!!
This course is designed for anyone who can thread a needle. As there is only one stitch to learn it promises to be an easy and fun filled project. We will make a small penny rug and then adhere it to the lid of a little box, a perfect wee gift or a special place for those treasured trinkets.
COST:  $40.00 [this includes the kit]
DATE:  Sat. Feb. 13 , 2016
TIME:  11:00 – 3:00
SUPPLIES:  You will need to bring a sharp pair of scissors and a pencil
INSTRUCTOR:   Gayle Gunby
Please note...as space is limited a non-refundable deposit of $20.00 is required to hold your spot.
We will take a lunch break and you are more than welcome to bring your lunch and eat at the shop or you may wish to try one of the town’s eating establishments.
This course requires a basic knowledge of rug hooking.
Magdalena, a prolific, primitive rug hooker in the late 1800’s found inspiration in her surroundings. We will discuss her unique style and the elements that made her rugs so endearing. Afterwards we will design a rug in the Magdalena style using things that you find inspiring.
COST:  $35.00
DATE:  Sat. April 09, 2016
TIME: 11:00 – 3:00
SUPPLIES: You will be required to bring the following ...backing of your choice in your desired size with the edges sewn or taped; scissors; sharpie; hook and hoop; a selection of wool (various shades of browns; blues;reds;greens and neutrals]
INSTRUCTOR:   Gayle Gunby
As space is limited a non-refundable deposit of $15.00 is required to hold your spot.
We will be taking a lunch break and you are welcome to bring your own and eat in the store or you may wish to try one of the town’s eating establishments.
Knit along for The “ Baa- Ble Hat “
This will be a quick little knit along maybe just a couple of weeks. Everywhere I look I keep seeing this hat on the internet!! So I think we need to knit it!! Will be fun to see what different colour combos we come up with.
You can see it here on Ravelry  baa-ble-hat
We will be doing this hat starting next Wednesday February 3rd. 1 pm to 3 pm. This takes four colours of yarn and you certainly can use Cascade 220 , you might have some colours already leftover from one of the other projects we have been doing.  It takes very little black , so maybe we can split skeins of it. They call for 4mm and 4.5mm  dpns.
I think you should be able to use circulars for most of it , if you have 24” or 16” ones. They have talked about this hat being rather big and I know I knit loose so I will be going down a needle size or two. I will most likely use 3.75mm and 4mm for mine. So bring whatever needles you think might work for you.
As with all knit a longs, there is no charge but I do ask you to buy your yarns from me for it or use ones leftover from other projects we have done.  Please let me know if you will be joining us as always space is limited.
Happy Knitting

Friday, January 8, 2016

Happy New Year and Hedgehog is back!!

 Hi Everyone,

Hope you all had a wonderful holiday and that you are now ready to do some knitting for yourselves now that Christmas is over!!
I just wanted to thank everyone who has handed in hats for the  "25,000 Tuques Initiative",  please keep them coming!! This is an on-going project, and as soon as we have some more collected, she will come and pick them up again.

 I also wanted to let you know that I have received another order of Hedgehog Fibres! This yarn flies out the door so fast that some of you never even got to see it!!
Along with lots of colours of the Sock yarn (400 metres,90% superwash merino, 10 % nylon @ $34.00 a skein), I also received several colours of the Skinny Singles, (366 metres,100% Merino wool @ $34.00 a skein).
They are just amazing, she is such a master of colour!! 
So come on in and take a look before they are all gone!!
Happy Knitting