Tuesday, July 22, 2014

More Inventory & New Shades of Schoppel Crazy Zauberball

Schoppel Crazy Zauberball 
We just got a shipment of Schoppel Crazy Zauberball sock yarn with lots of beautiful colours, including some new ones for Fall 2014! 

Schoppel Crazy Zauberball is a wonderful, self striping sock yarn with a long colourway. The yarn is made from 2 plies, each a different colour, which creates a marled effect as well. It's a hard wearing yarn with 25% nylon, so your socks should wear well and last a long time (depending on wear and washing). We really like the Magic Zauberball Stripe Socks free pattern (picture to the left) and the Sock Head Hat free pattern for this yarn.

  • 75% Superwash Virgin Wool, 25% Nylon
  • 100g/420m (460yds)
  • Fingering Weight Sock yarn
  • 2mm to 3mm/US 0 to 3 needles
  • Made in Germany
  • Pattern ideas for this yarn

Fall 2014 Knitscene Magazine

The New issue of Knitscene has arrived! 

Knitting Traditions Fall 2014

The new issue of Interweave Knitting Traditions just arrived, and it isn't even up on Ravelry yet! 

In PieceWork’s ninth edition of Knitting Traditions, they explore the practical and creative evolution of knitting. Beginning with a visit to the Orkney Islands, they learn how gansey and lace stitch designs evolved there both through everyday life and because of its particular geography. 

Then they sail to The Netherlands where, through the colorful lives of sherfolk, ganseys and their stitch patterns developed into a rich Dutch tradition full of its own symbolism and history. And there are other sorts of adaptions in this issue. 

A few of the projects included in this issue:

  • Jess’s Cushion by Elizabeth Lovick
  • Skolt Sámi Mittens by Laura Ricketts
  • Red Mittens from Sveg, Sweden: Tracing Their Story by Ingela Fredell
  • Swedish Jämtland Mittens by Carol Huebscher Rhoades
  • Islamic-Patterned Shoulder Bag in Indigo and White by Chris Laning
  • Persian Slippers by Donna Druchunas
  • Fritillary Mittens by Heatherly Walker
  • Wellington Boot Liners by Laurie Sundstrom
  • Classic Gossamer Triangular Shawl by Inna Voltchkova
  • Evening Stockings for a Young Lady by Nancy Bush
  • Snow flake Lace—An Elements-of-Orenburg Scarf byInna Voltchkova
  • Fire and Rose Shawl by Galina A. Khmeleva
In this issue, discover your own knitting connections through the people and their land, the culture, the history, and best of all, the beautiful knitwear! 

Friday, July 18, 2014

SALE Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran

SALE Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran

30% OFF ~ $7/Skein

Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran is soft, squishy, and knits beautifully! It's great for everything, especially people who think wool is too itchy. Regular price is $9.97, now on Sale for $7/skein, but only while supplies last!
  • 55% Merino Wool, 33% Microfibre, 12% Cashmere
  • 50g/90m (99yds)
  • Aran Weight
  • 5mm/US8 needles
  • 18 sts & 24 rows = 4" (10cm)
  • Made in Italy
  • Machine wash delicate/cold, lay flat to dry.

Saturday, July 05, 2014

SALE Berroco Cirrus

Berroco Cirrus is so light it seems to float. It's a baby soft blend of super kid mohair with extra fine merino, locking the fibres into an airy nylon core. Cirrus makes gorgeous, light and lofty cowls like GawlerBurberry Inspired Cowl and Tellot

Friday, July 04, 2014

New Online: SALE Butterfly Super 10

SALE Price $11 (reg $15)

Butterfly Super 10 Cotton is a great, multipurpose, multi season yarn. It's made from 100% mercerized cotton, is vegan and allergy friendly, and machine washes beautifully. It's great for all kinds of projects, including baby, kids, sweaters, blankets, face cloths, etc. It also crochets beautifully and easily. It is also the same yarn as Tahki Cotton Classic, it just has a different label and the skeins are larger (a generous 125g/230m).

Yardage (approximate):

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Newly Added Clearance Yarns

These yarns are on SALE and were just added to our online store!

Free patten: Versa Scarf by Michelle Kissoore of StickGirl Designs

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

SALE Berroco Weekend 25% OFF

SALE  Berroco Weekend
Berroco Weekend is a soft, comfortable machine washable blend of cotton & synthetic fibres (but it feels like cotton). It's allergy friendly, great for kids and babies, and vegan.

Ballband Dishcloth

Sunday, June 29, 2014

July 1st

I'm sorry I have been remiss in my communication lately, I have been working very hard to get our stock into our new Online Store and Point of Sale System (a fancy cash register which is integrated with the online store).  Unfortunately, I haven't been able to update the blog or facebook page with fun projects for you, but once I'm done with the data entry I promise I'll get back to it.

Closed Canada Day

1. We will be closed on Tuesday July 1st for Canada Day, but we are open as usual on Monday, 11am to 6pm.

Anti-Spam Law

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Sunday, June 01, 2014

The Ride for Heart & Stroke

I did it! I got up at 5am and rode 50km - in one shot, no less (including a pit stop and a selfie-shoot).  My last minute Ride for Heart was super fun, and with so many people passing me it was a nice throwback to Junior High. Next year I'll train over the winter and maybe be able to keep up with the guy on the rusted out old bike that made clanking sounds as it shot past me. The fast riders with the fancy bikes were cool, but the true inspirations were the regular people cranking along on their old Canadian Tire specials. There were also a good number of kids riding with their families - my favourite was what looked like a 5 or 6 year old on her first little pink 2 wheel bike, kited up with pink streamers and all. 

Riding up the Don Valley Parkway (local highway) was quite the experience! Bike riding is normally a solitary pursuit for me and I have to be super alert for cars. Riding up the highway was a delicious experience (most of it was paved nicely), and there were so many people there, all enthusiastic! 

If you already donated, Thank You, Thank You, Thank You! Your donations were generous, and I really appreciate your support (for me and the charity) and never expected so much! If you didn't see my first impassioned plea, or you haven't gotten around to it, it's not too late to donate. And if you don't have the cash, that's ok too, I just wanted to update you on how the day went. 

When I set out this morning, I thought mayyyyyybe I should have signed up for the 25K route. But 50K was a nice accomplishment and wasn't really all that difficult (although I did envy the people on their light little road bikes).  Next year, if I can get my hands on a road bike, maybe I'll be a masochist and do the 75k route? Want to join me? You can do the 25k and wait for me as I drag myself across the finish line. Anyway, I'll see how my bum feels about it tomorrow ....



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