- December 28th to January 7th
- 20% off regularly priced yarn, sale yarn, books, magazines, patterns, needles, wool-wash & accessories.
- Unfortunately, no returns can be accepted during this time in exchange for sale priced stock, however previously held store credits and gift certificates are valid.
Wednesday, December 27, 2006
Saturday, December 16, 2006
thanks for being so patient about the website. i'm really a bit of an illiterate when it comes to web publishing. the hosting has been changed and the DNS updated. In the interim, here are some cached links to the web pages
and of course store hours:
Monday 11am to 6pm
Tues 11am to 6pm
Wednesday 11am to 8pm
Thurs 11am to 6pm
Friday 11am to 6pm
Saturday 11am to 5pm
Sunday 12pm to 5pm
Friday, December 15, 2006
Sunday, December 10, 2006
* unless otherwise stated, you must pre-register for regular classes by paying the class fee beforehand.
Beginner Knitting Instuctor Liane Schwarz
Monday Jan 8 & 15,
Tuesday Jan 23 & 30,
Tuesday Feb 6 & 13,
Monday Mar 5 & 12,
Tuesday April 3 & 10,
You'll learn all the basics: how to knit, purl, put stitches on your needle (cast on), finish up (cast off), change yarn in the middle of your project, weave in your ends, and how to read the information that comes on a ball of yarn. You should be able to make a scarf in this class (but you have to do your homework so get ready to spend a few hours of down time working on your 'assignment' in front of the TV). Class consists of 2 sessions over 2 weeks. Class cost is $50 + tax (includes materials).
Beginner Crochet Instuctor Liane Schwarz
Tuesday Jan 9 & 16,
Monday Feb 19 & 26,
Tuesday Mar 20& 27,
Monday Apr 16 & 23,
Crochet is fast, easy and becoming very popular. You'll learn all the basics: how to make a chain, the foundation stitches (single crochet, double crochet, treble crochet, slip stitch) and how to follow a crochet pattern. You should be able to make a scarf after this class and if we have time (depending on student progress) a granny square.
Class consists of 2 sessions over 2 weeks. Class cost is $50 + tax (includes materials).
Hat Workshop – Beyond the Scarf! Instuctor Liane Schwarz
Monday Feb 5 & 12,
The next step after making scarves is making hats! Hats are fast, easy, and very, very satisfying. They also make affordable gifts for the Holidays. We'll teach you how to knit in the round (on those funny looking siamese twin needles), knit on double pointed needles (the ones that look like little chop sticks), decrease stitches and read a pattern. Class consists of 2 sessions over 2 weeks. Class cost is $65 + tax (includes materials). You must know how to cast-on and knit for this class; knowing how to purl is an asset.
Mitten Workshop Instuctor Liane Schwarz
Tuesday Mar 6 & 13,
The next step after making hats are mitts! Mitts are a lot like hats: fast, easy, satisfying, inexpensive and they make great gifts. who doesn't want a pair of handmade mittens? In this workshop you will learn how to follow a mitten pattern, use double pointed needles, increase and decrease stitches, pick up stitches, put stitches on a holder and make that tricky thumb. Class consists of 2 sessions over 2 weeks. Class cost is $55 + tax (includes materials, a discount of $11 applies if you took the hat class since you'll be able to use your needles again). You must know how to cast-on, knit and purl for this class.
Sock Workshop Instuctor Liane Schwarz
Monday April 2 & 9,
Socks seem hard, but they really aren't (or at least we don't think they have to be). You'll follow a sock pattern, use double pointed needles (and if we have time we'll show you how to use a circular needle to knit socks using the 'magic loop' technique), increase and decrease stitches, pick up stitches, short rows. Class cost is $75 + tax (includes materials) . You must know how to knit, purl, cast-on & cast off for this class; knowing how to use double pointed needles is an asset.
Cables Workshop Instuctor Liane Schwarz
Tuesday April 17 & 24,
Cables are another thing in knitting that look hard but are really simple once someone shows you how it's done. In this workshop you will make a hat with cables, follow a cable pattern and chart, use circular needles, and use double pointed needles. Class consists of 2 sessions over 2 weeks. Class cost is $55 + tax (includes materials). You must know how to cast-on, knit, purl and read a basic knitting pattern for this class.
Monday Jan 22 & 29,
Class cost is $55 + tax (includes materials). You must know how to cast-on, knit, purl and read a basic knitting pattern for this class.
Colour Workshop (Intarsia)
Tuesday Feb 20 & 27,
Class cost is $65 + tax (includes materials). You must know how to cast-on, knit, purl and read a basic knitting pattern for this class.
Monday Mar 19 & 26,
Class cost is $80 + tax (includes materials). You must know how to cast-on, knit, purl and read a basic knitting pattern for this class.
Thursdays February 1, 15, 22 & March 1 (Feb 8 is a drop-in class)
Instructor Haley Waxberg
This will be a class for people who've never knit a sweater or who are still a bit daunted by sweater projects. We will complete a sweater from start to finish together. We will all be working on a basic raglan sweater knit in the round. You must have basic knitting skills to attend this class. You should be able to cast on, knit, purl and cast off on your own and be able to consult a reference book. Knowledge of increasing and decreasing is useful but not necessary, as is reading patterns. Cost is $180 + tax (includes sweater kit). Needles and notions are extra (you will need 5mm/24” circular needles, 5mm/16” circular needles and stitch markers).
Drop-In Project Group
Every Sunday , registration not required, Instructor Haley Waxberg
For help getting through a project or learning new skills. Class cost is $10/hour + materials + tax. attendance is on a drop-in basis. You do not need to pre-register for this class.
Monday to Firday, , By appointment only
Class cost is $10/hour + materials + tax
Thursday, December 07, 2006
One-Skein Wonders ~ $24.95
This Book is a great little gift for knitters! It has 101 small projects ranging from simple to slightly complicated: Hats, socks, gauntlets, mitts, shawls, purses, a tea cozy, hair doo-dahs, a bolero, neck-ruffles, and of course scarves!
Thursday, November 30, 2006
hee-hee, here it is the second shade card.
i didn't order it but i'm looking at shade 20 thinking it would make some really cool socks (there is a shock of acid green in there at the bottom if you look close. shade 1 would make such a gorgeous baby blanket! 6 is cool, i love the magenta with the orange & red. 8 is interesting too, i love pink with brown, it's a really challenging combo. like camouflage for barbies.
Please note that the scanned colours are not true and that most of the colours arebrighter and have more depth. I have shade cards at the store if you want to look up close.
This is a bit of a tease, but not too much of a tease ... New yarns to lust & desire .... Misti Baby Alpaca Worsted Handpaints are coming in mid-December! Same great yarn as the solid colours, same great yardage, but multicoloured and handpainted for your pleasure. mmmm, pleasure .....
i've ordered a handfull of the nicest colours(2, 3, 9, 10, 11, 12) but if you want a specific one drop me a line and speak up and I can arrange to special order it for you! On the same tangent, if you want enough to make a garment, let me know and I'll make it happen. Please note that the scanned colours are not true and that most of the colours arebrighter and have more depth. A shadecard is available in the store.
Misti Baby Alpaca Worsted Handpaints ~ should cost approx $21
Klutz Kids/Teens/Adults who are young at Heart Knitting Kit ~ $29.99
Klutz is known for making GREAT kids books, and this kit is one of them! It comes complete (and i mean PACKED) with instruction book, 6 beginner projects, a big bunch of purple yarn, wood needles, darning needle, 2 buttons and a little case to stow your knitting accountrements. So basically it has everything you need to get your knit on except busy fingers!
Opal Hundertwasser Sock Yarn ~ $20
New in this week is Opal Hundertwasser Self Patterning sock yarn! These yarns are inpired by the work of Austrian Artist & Sculptor Freidrich Hundertwasser. Apparently Hundertwasser always wore two different coloured socks! A free spirit, I like that. I'm working on getting the sideways sock pattern seen in the picture, I'll post it as soon as i get it. One ball makes a pair of socks.
Friday, November 24, 2006
The latest Alafoss Lopi Book has arrived full of simple, interesting patterns. Click on the picture to see more of the great projects in this book.
I know what you are thinking ... I like the patterns but don't like the super scratchy lopi wool. That's OK, i can help you substitute softer yarns, there are lots of choices.
Saturday, November 11, 2006
The fall & winter pattern books have arrived from Lana Grossa and Lang wools. Click on the picture to see some more of the patterns in these books!
Lana Grossa Filati 27 ~ $16
Lana Grossa Filati 28 ~ $16
Lana Grossa Filati 32 ~ $16
Lana Grossa Merino 1 ~ $16
Lang Fatto a Mano 155 ~ $20
Friday, November 10, 2006
Never too Old to Knit ~ $32.95
I like this book. It won't suit everyone, but it's a great book for people who aren't really heavily into knitting but want to pick up their needles one a year & make a classic, simple sweater. My mom is one of those people and I'm giving her a copy tonight!
Thursday, November 09, 2006
Originally uploaded by myhighfiber.
Jo Sharp Knit issue 1 ~ $25
The new Jo Sharp books are here and I love them! The picture above is from issue one of the new Jo Sharp KNIT. Lots of classic basics for winter. Yum! oh yeah, the yarn has arrived too! Jo Sharp Ultra, Silkroad Aran & Silkroad Tweed have arrived!
Originally uploaded by myhighfiber.
Knitted Flowers ~ $35.95
Every knitted flower you can think of: felted flowers, angora flowers, necklace flowers, bridal flowers, a cardi wrap with flowers, cabbage roses, a pillow with flowers, lace flowers, picot flowers, tea roses, peonies, dasies, trumpet flowers, felted flower bag, angel roses, etc. you get the point, they're FLOWERS!
knitting in color
Originally uploaded by myhighfiber.
Knitting in Color ~ $32.95
From the Kafe Fasset Studio is Brandon Mably's Latest, Knitting Color. If you want stunning Intarsia patterns, this is the book for you. My favourite is the child's vest with birds, but that's just a personal thing. This is a coffee table style book, beautiful photos of more than just sweaters, this book will truly inspire you to not only knit with colour but incorporate colour into every part of your life.
Originally uploaded by myhighfiber.
Stitchionary 3 ~ $38.95
Third in the Stitchionary Series from Vogue Knitting is Stitchionary 3. This volume is about colour: cables in colour, fair isle, intarsia, plaids, woven effects, brioche, textures with colours, you name it. This is also an ask for it under the tree book, it's your "Joy of Knitting Colours".
Originally uploaded by myhighfiber.
Stitchionary 2 ~ $38.95
Second in the Stitchionary Series from Vogue Knitting is Stitchionary 2 (Electric Boogaloo). In this episode, they bring us oodles & oodles of cables! Put it on yuor wish list for the holidays, this book is a keeper you'll use FOREVER!
Friday, November 03, 2006
My Faveourite new arrival is the Cherry Tree Hill Merino Sock Yarn. I've been hearing great things about this yarn from clients for ages and now that i've got it in my hands i understand why. The merino is really high quality, it's super soft (softer than Koigu & softer than Fleece Artist) and they dye is also high quality, bright colours, very distinct painting, nothing muddy. Love it! 1 skein makes a pair of socks. 383m
Cherry Tree Jumbo Loop ~ $25
The Cherry Tree Hill Froth mohair came in today too! into the store. It's a fine, loopy mohair, perfect for a swhal or a scarf or even a poncho/wrap. One skein on 6.5mm needles makes a a gorgeous shawl. 593m
Cherry Tree Jumbo Loop ~ $41.50
The Cherry Tree Hill Jumbo Loop mohair just trumbled into the store. It's big, soft, loopy mohair! One skein makes a really fast & easy scarf on 12mm needles (November is here, the gift giving season is just around the corner). Two skeins make a shawl or wrap. 184m
Cherry Tree Jumbo Loop ~ $37
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
NEw Book! Cables Untangled just rolled in! it's got nice garment patterns that range from simple beginner cables to more advanced. It's also got a pattern stitch section at the back with lots of cable stitches and lots of instructions as you go. it's pretty too!
Cables Untangled (hardcover) ~ $44
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Friday, October 20, 2006
Thursday, October 19, 2006
Happy-Happy! Joy-Joy! Needful Joy has virtually nothing to do with Ren & Stimpy & everything to do with gettin' your knit on. It is soft (merino is as merino does), fluffy, stripes up with a long colourway (that's the 'technical' term for stripey yarn) and felts like crazy. and you know the best part about feltability? Yup, you can spit-felt the ends when you change balls!
My favourite colour is the multi-coloured, carnivalesque one in the upper-right hand corner of the picture. 50g/78m, 17 sts & 20 r on 5mm to 5.5mm needles.
Needful Joy ~ $10.50
Apparenlt scanners are as tempermental as cameras, but this shrug is one of my favourite patterns from "Romanitc Style" by Jennie Atkinson. The more I look at this book, the more it inspires me. It's pretty, ye-oldee vintage, Lacy McLace. Atkinson is a Rowan designer and the style is concrete, all the pieces are as pretty as a beleaguered princess asleep in a tall tower, no misses. i also really like the home projects (i know i'm in the minorty on this, but i really like making home accessories), think Martha Stewart does doilies. (more riffs on the subject will be posted at frayed at the edges). Softcover.
"Romantic Style" By jennie Atkinson ~ $41.99
I really like Louisa Harding's new book "Modern Classics". It's one of my favourite kinds of books, it's focus is exclusively basic, timeless sweater patterns. Louisa knows classic style, she came up through Rowan. These are my favourite because these are the ones I'm always looking for, I always come back to and I always wear. With a foundational pattern you can plug in a wild, colourful yarn and all the work's done for you. You want to modify the pattern, make it shorter or longer or different sleeves or even plopping in a lace or cable motif ... so much the better. These are the patterns I need to have around so I can buy yarns without a designated project or for when i see something in a store and need the base pattern to tweak. A book like this is worth a whole archive of back issues of knitting magazines ... well, very close. Soft cover.
"Modern Classics" by Louisa Harding ~ $44.99
Now these ones, these puppies are too nice to play with. Well, I'm thinking of playing dress up with 'em. Next time i need an evening bag i know just what to use. Size large: dark rose. Size Small: violet, sapphire, rose.
Lantern Moon Silk Taffeta Needle Case, Small ~ $54
Lantern Moon Silk Taffeta Needle Case, Large ~ $60
new needle cases from Lantern Moon ... playing pick-up sticks with these needles cases isn't as much fun as the mini ones, but stowing away my needles has been elevated to tea with the Queen. Available in Plum or Blue/Grey
Lantern Moon Large Silk Knitting Needle Case ~ $56
When i'm alone in the store and don't want to work i play "pick-up sticks" with the Lantern Moon needle sleeves. There are all kinds of good reasons to buy these things (Lantern Moon is all about good deeds & helping people), but basically they're real purty.
Lantern Moon Knitting Needle Sleeves ~ $13
i picked up a new colour of Koigu KPM, olive green. The colours in this picture have been lightened for you viewing ease, a hightened reality. the actual colours are not as bright or light, they're just right. i'm a poet & don't know it! if you're looking for a particular colour in KPM let me know, i can get it, i'm hooked up.
Koigu KPM ~ $13
why is it blurry? because creative people are not necessarily good photographers. my apologies, if you come and visit it in the store you'll find that up close & personal the yarn is not out of focus. 4 sweater-rific colours! (they are also sock-rific and mitt-rific and hat-rific ... you see where i'm going).
Koigu Kersti ~ $14
Sunday, October 15, 2006
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
Saturday, October 07, 2006
Thursday, October 05, 2006
Wednesday, October 04, 2006
Wednesday, September 20, 2006
patterns have been set loose! You asked, we did. The patterns frm the following kits have been set free and can now be purchased individually for $5 each:
Yarn Girls Simple Knits Note Cards
YArn Girls Kids KNits Note Cards
Just Scarves Note Cards
Just Hats Note Cards
From the People at Vogue Knitting/Knit.1/Knit Simple, Crochet Today is a great new publication for people new to crochet or who want simple, fast projects!
check out the starting lineup in the inaugural issue and FREE projects too!
Crochet Today $5.99 (reg. $6.99)
Friday, September 08, 2006
Your favorite knitting guide just got a facelift! The new expanded Knitter’s Companion features all the original best-loved, most-used techniques from The Knitter’s Companion—that handy reference guide chock-full of techniques, illustrations, and definitions—but with a bevy of new features that any knitter will surely find indispensable.
take a look inside!
Wednesday, September 06, 2006
Friday, September 01, 2006
Beginner Knitting: 6:30-8pm, September 11 & 18; October 9 & 16; November 6 & 13; December 4 & 11
Beginner Crochet : 6:30-8pm, September 25 & October 2; October 23 &30; November 20 & 27
Hat Workshop: 6:30-8pm, September 26 & October 3
Mitten Workshop: 6:30-8pm, October 10 & 17; November 14 & 21
Sock Workshop: 6:30-8pm, October 24 & 31 & November 7
Cables Workshop: 6:30-8pm, November 14 & 21
Drop-In Project Group: Every Sunday 12 to 4pm, registration not required (on hiatus until Sept 5, 2006)Private Classes: Monday to Firday, 11am to 5pm, By appointment only
Upcoming Classes: Lace Workshop, Pattern Play Workshop, Finishing Workshop
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