Friday, December 12, 2008

Winter Knitty Ideas

There are some fun things in the current Knitty issue.
Like these Larus & Ardea fingerless gloves knit in Cascade 220. Each glove takes 1 skein and about 12 yds of a contrasting colour. At $7 a skein what a great deal!

Then there are these hilarious Fish Hats that can be knit in any worsted weight like cascade 220, Manos del Uruguay wool or Mission Falls yarns.

Gwenedd, in Berocco Ultra alpaca, is a stunning cable scarf that could be done in any worsted weight yarn.

Also check out Maja that is done in Manos del Uruguay Silk Merino.

Go on over and be inspired! Remember that all yarns can be substituted for a yarn of a similar weight!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

December Newsletter

It is hard to believe that it is December already!!!
This weekend we are hosting a Christmas Prep weekend. There will be at
least 10% off everything all weekend and door prizes.

On Saturday Dec.6th you can come in and have a look at what is in stock
and make your wish list to give to family and friends. While you are in
you can pick up a mini stocking kit for $4.99 and relax with some cider
and treats while you get going on it. The kit has enough yarn to make 3
mini stockings that are great for tree ornaments or gift adornment. It
is also a great time to pick up some of the chunkier yarns for quick
last minute scarves and hats for gifts.

On Sunday Dec. 7th you can send in your family and friends with your
wish list and Vickie and I will help them find what you want. Also
available are gift certificates in any denomination. While your loved
ones are shopping for you why not join Miranda at 3 Steps Up Coffee
House at 840 Brock St. N. to knit and have a coffee. It is a quaint
little shop and Miranda is hosting a Sit N Knit there every Sunday Morning.

New yarn: Manos del Uruguay wool and silk wool. Beautiful fair trade
yarn from Uruguay that is perfect for a luxurious scarf or sweater.

Accessories: Louise Sparrow project bags are the perfect way to carry
your WIPs. Smaller Christmasy bags are $9.99 and would make perfect
reusable wrapping. Larger bags are $14.99.
There is currently a large selection of Nature's Wonders handmade
wooden sweater, shawl pins and buttons are also in and would make a
perfect adornment to go with any shawl or to use on a sweater. (Could
make a lovely Stocking Stuffer!)
There are a few of Debra's Garden lovely aluminum needle gauges still in
so make sure to pick one up soon.

Kniterary and Hedgehog Stitchery now have our own shopping bag for
sale! The cost is $9.99. You will get 10% all items purchased at the
same time as the bag purchase.

I would like to let everybody know that my Brainwave piece has been
accepted with an Honorable Mention into the Station Gallery
Members Show that starts on
December 6th. Make sure to make it down to the Station Gallery to check
it out as well as the wealth of creativity that exists in our area. I
will be rushing out of our store celebration to be a part of the
presentations at 1PM on Saturday but I will be rushing right back right

Hope to see you this weekend!!


Friday, November 28, 2008

This Just in!

Manos del Uruguay Wool!!
And Manos Silk! MMMM.....

Come in and check it out!!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Christmas Prep weekend December 6th!

Christmas Prep Weekend
Saturday, December 6th

Make and Take
Stitch a Cross Stitch Ornament
Kit Cost: $4.99

Knit a Mini Stocking

Kit Cost: $4.99
Includes yarn for 3 stockings and pattern. Needs 2.5mm DPN needles.

Sunday, December 7th

10AM to 4PM

Send your friends and family and we will assist them with your
wish list!!!

10% or more off of all stock all weekend
Treats and Door prizes!!!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Slouchy Tree

Slouchy Tree
Originally uploaded by kniterary
Got Green Yarn? Knit a Slouchy Tree!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Mini Stockings

Mini Stockings
Originally uploaded by kniterary
Quick little Stockings to Decorate your tree or presents. Join Kniterary on December 6th to learn how to make them!!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

November Newsletter

Welcome to November!

Happy Birthday to Shawna, Candace, Patricia, Anna Mae and Jeanette! Remember to come in this month for you 15% discount purchase!

Afghan Knit-A-Long

The last afghan square was handed out last Friday! Now we start finishing. There are 2 dates I have set aside or coming in to get help with blocking, assembling and knitting a border. The first evening is today Wednesday, Nov. 5th from 7 PM to 9 PM. You will get help in blocking and the crochet assembly. The second is Dec. 3rd where I will be going over the border if anyone needs help. The border pattern will be handed out the last Thursday in November.

Sweater Knit-A-Long

We are meeting every other Monday until the end everyone's project is complete. The dates are marked on the calendar on the website. If you would like to join us you can. The cost is $30. With it you get a copy of Sally Melville's book the Knit Stitch, 20% off the purchase of your yarn for the project and help every other Monday.

This month there are classes scheduled for Finishing Techniques on Saturday Nov 15th and Saturday November 22nd, and, for Magic Loop Toe Up Socks on Saturday Nov. 29th. Pop in or call to register!


This month you will receive 15% off any purchase of Cascade yarn and Noni felting patterns. Debbie Bliss Astrakhan has been discontinued and select colours will be included in our sale section in the kitchen. Also, Estelle alpaca Cashmere Tweed has been discontinued and will be making a visit to the sale section!


A selection of Classic Elite yarns now are gracing our shelves. These yarns include chunky Montana that is perfect for a quick Christmas gift, Alpaca Sox and Wool Bam Boo. I have also brought in a good selection of Classic Elite pattern books to help in your choice of a project. Come in and see for your self!

Five colours of Noro Silk Garden, another colour of the Silk Garden Sock, Cascade, more Sublime colours and some sock yarn in Christmas red and green were brought in over the weekend.

Thursday evening St N Knit continues from 7 PM to 9PM and $5 help drop in classes are available on Tuesdays from 10 AM to noon, and Wednesday Afternoons from 1 PM - 3 PM.

I look forward to your visit to Kniterary knitting land!!


Colinette Parisienne and Handmaiden Sea Silk knit together in a simple lace. Simple but effective and light as air!

The final Brainwave

The final Brainwave
Originally uploaded by kniterary
My entry into the Station Gallery Member Competition.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Free Hat Pattern from Kniterary

Available soon at the shop! Knit with Mission Falls or any worsted weight!

Monday, October 6, 2008

October Already!

Over the summer Michelle knit a wonderful sweater out of Mission Falls 1824 cotton in one of the newer colours. It turned out beautiful! It is on display in the shop for this month. come in and be inspired! Thanks to Michelle for sharing this project with Kniterary! Michelle also has a beautiful shawl on display. Michelle does lace so well! If you are interested in a lace class with Michelle in the new year let me know and I will get her in!

In progress is my wave piece for the Whitby Station Gallery submission.

I have used a combination of yarns and short rows to bring the wave into being. Among the yarns are; Noro Silk Garden and Silk Mountain, Debbie Bliss Astrakan, Naturally Tussock, Elsbeth Lavold Hempathy and a worsted wool that I had in my stash.

You can come in and see its progression since it is being worked on in our classroom.

Classes coming up this month are my Market bag, Mosaic Knitting, Building on Basics and Crochet. See the classes section at

See you in the shop soon!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Three New Colours of Milli Colori

On the Shelves Now!

You will love making the new Milli colori Scarf pattern out of these!!!

Wonderful for quick and stunning Christmas Gifts!

Manos and Milli

Wouldn't these look lovely combined to make a chunky scarf or hat?

Manos del Uruguay Hand Dyed

The Manos del Uruguay is lovely all alone too. A worsted weight 100% wool Hand dyed by women in Uruguay.

Oh my a sweater is crying out to be made!

New Borocco yarns

Also received last week .....

Palace. A luxurious silk/wool blend worsed weight. The Borocco Pattern book has a couple of fabulous patterns for this sumptuous yarn!

Geode. A dk weight yarn that is similar to Jasper. Again there are great patterns in their books!

Also arrived from Berocco are 3 new colours of Ultra Alpaca and Peruvia Quick. Peruvia is a 100% wool Chunky yarn that has similar colours to the Ultra Alpaca. There is a fabulous afghan pattern for it. Cast on 120 stitches and away you go. Couldn't be quicker!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

A shipment arrives

A shipment arrives
Originally uploaded by kniterary
Friday was an exiting day! My fall orders started arriving!! You must come in an see!

Monday, August 25, 2008

August continues

Just in this this last week...6 colours of Arequipa. AnAlpaca/merino/nylon sock yarn. Beautiful colours. Gorgeous to work with!

The pattern for the next square of the Garden path Afghan will be ready to be picked up Thursday evening. It is called the Fuschia stitch.

Only 2 more after this! Then we are on to assembly and edging. Woo HOO!

The Beautiful and talented Miranda finished her Amerlia Earhart Cap using Mirasol Hacho. It would be the perfect hat for under a bike helmet when the days get cooler. Also good as a chemo hat for the cooler weather.

Sorry Miranda...I just had to share this with every one!!

The hat is on disply for your perusal and the pattern is available on line.

Fall yarns are starting to wend their way to the shop so keep an eye open for them!

See you in the shop!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Stock Update

A few of you have come in to look at the new Titanium Needle Gauges by Debra's Garden and mentioned that the photo I took before made the dainty shell like beauties were much bigger. Here is another picture with my well battered thumb in it to give you some perspective.

These are selling quickly! So come on in and pick out yours!

In today are the Eleggant Crochet Hooks. Interchangeable hooks and ergonomic handle. Great for crocheters with arthritis!

My hand to give it proportion.

Doesn't it look comfy!!?

A few days ago 3 colours of Noro Kureyon came in to grace the shelves.
A few have gone home with knitters to grace their shelves already!

Tomorrow is Thursday Sit N Knit. Hope to see you there!

Monday, August 18, 2008

August at Kniterary

You've seen them in Vogue and Interweave! Now they are at Kniterary! Debra's Garden Knitting needle sizers. They are beautiful! The holes go from 2mm to 10mm and will not wear down because they are made of titanium. The sizes are etched into the titanium so they will not wear off. So compact that you can wear them as a necklace or put them on your keychain. Each one comes in a colour coordinated organza bag like the one in the picture. They cost $15.99 each. What a perfect treat for yourself or gift for a fellow knitter!

There are also some new colours of Kureyon in and Mirasol Hacho. Come by and see the colours.

I have been knitting socks this summer along with other things. Problem is I am getting Single Sock Syndrome!


I have been experimenting with short rowing on socks. The results are the 2 on the left of the photo. I love the idea of using up odd colours by doing short rows. The socks are based on the Rainbow Socks Pattern by Suzanne Kitzman. (Pattern is free on Ravelry). The sock that is 2 colours has been changed up a bit in proportion and I promise I will write the pattern! The sock on the right is out of Austermann Stepp. I love how my fingers feel when I am knitting with it! They are my hubby's birthday socks. I gave him the yarn and the promise of socks on his birthday in July.....I must get them done before the end of August!

I must find a way to get over this single sock syndrome!!! I know!!! I will take Vickies Magic Loop toe up sock class on November 29th!! Check out all the fall classes at Kniterary here.

Last (in this post) but not least I have been working on a Wedding Log Cabin Afghan. I am using 2 colours of Noro Silk Garden. Since it is a log cabin I started in the middle square and I am working out from there. A quick but luxurious knit. I think it will take 6 to 8 balls once the project is finished. So for around $80 and time spent enjoying the feel of knitting with Silk Garden I will have a wonderful wedding gift for a couple who loves colour. I am thinking of doing a class in it. If you are interested let me know.

Saturday September 27th Fiona Ellis is coming to teach 2 classes!
9AM - 12:15PM - Celtic Cables
1:15PM 4:30 PM - Fair Isle
Cost: $40 per class or both for $75. Drop in and Register today! Payment due on registration!

Spaces are filling up for the 2 Fiona Ellis classes on September 27th. Make sure to sign up soon. If you do not have her books yet order one or all when you sign up for the class and you will get 20% the price of the book(s). You will also be able to have Fiona sign it for you! You will have seen Fiona's designs before in Vogue Knitting, Interweave knits and in the new online magazine Twist Collective. Fiona has agreed to sign any downloads of her pattern from the premier issue as well. You will surely be inspired to knit one of her designs after spending time with Fiona so make sure to order your yarn so you can cast on right away!

And now my Kniterarian friends...I must do some sock cabin...arg!

See you in the shop!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Take me out to the Ball Game

Kniterary made it to the Stitch N Pitch last night! Great game! (We won!) Great company .(being in the company of knitters is always great!) Great fun! Great knitting!

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Defeating the UFOs and Sweater Knit-along

Cathy sent us a photo of her finished project from the Finishing Class held in July. You prepare the knit pieces using instructions provided, so that in the class you learn three needle bind off (shoulder finishing), attaching rows to stitches (box sleeves), the mattress stitch (sides and raglan sleeves), picking up stitches (button band, neck) are used to finish this tiny sweater (it fits a small teddy bear or a Barbie and are the exact same methods used to finish a baby, child or adult sweater.

Everyone leaves feeling they have learned something that will help them in knitting their future projects. It is a class that will remove any fear about leaping beyond scarves, or just give you more confidence in defeating UFOs!

There is so much enthusiasm that in September Kniterary will be having a Sweater Knit-along, every other Monday night. You will get help in choosing a pattern, selecting appropriate yarn, deciding how to knit the pieces so that finishing is easier, and then finishing. We should all be able to finish a cardigan from September to June.