Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Kniterary on the Road

This Saturday Kniterary will have a booth at Spinning Wheel Alpacas Shearing and Fibre Show.

It should be loads of fun!
(the shop at 229 Brock Street North will still be open too!)

Spinning Wheel Alpacas (SWA) is hosting a Shearing & Fibre Show
May 31st from 10am-4pm
Located at 1857 Regional Road 3, Enniskillen, ON L0B.

Fifteen minutes north of the 401.
From the West, exit the 401 at Courtice Road then follow these directions.

From the East, exit the 401 at Waverly Road then follow these directions.

Admission is by donation with the proceeds going to charity.

* Nancy & Garth Hutchinson are hosting the event.
* At this outdoor event, there will be charity raffles, fibre demonstrations, weavers, spinners, food, very cute Aplacas, three beautiful white dogs and a duck.
* When you buy SWA yarn or fleece, you will most likely be able to meet the Alpaca it came from.
* There will be sun (doesn’t hurt to put in a request to mother nature).
* There will be lots of very fresh air.

Confirmed Local Vendors:
• Amazing Graze Alpacas is selling yarn, rovings, and Canadian alpaca products.
• Clarington Country Bed and Breakfasts is providing information about their unique country getaway locations.
• Durham East 4H Club is dedicated to building vibrant communities by encouraging youth leadership for boys and girls. 4H is selling yummy baked goods with proceeds going to the club.
• Gallery on the Farm will be exhibiting artwork by Eric Bowman.
• Hickory Dickory Decks (co-host) specialize in outdoor living by providing education and information about maintenance-free decking.
• Kit Knit is selling Cascade Yarns and other fine knitting supplies.
• KMK Catering and Events is grilling great BBQ eats.
Kniterary is selling a selection of yummy yarns and accessories.
• Rancho Tranquilo is selling Canadian, hand spun alpaca yarn, alpaca duvets, dog beds, teddy bears, boiled wool mittens and scarves.
• RenewedStrength is a not for profit organization that helps physically rehabilitate men and women recovering from cancer treatment. Admission and proceeds from the raffle will be donated to the organization.
• Spinning Wheel Alpacas (SWA) (event host) raises Alpacas and produces fleece. The Fleece Station at SWA sells Canadian made alpaca products as well as hand-crafted items from Peru. Come and watch how the fleece is sheared from alpacas, combed and spun into yarn.
• Sweet Sheep specializes in artisan, hand-dyed yarns.
• Taking the Lead is selling home baked dog and cat treats and offers dog walking, pet sitting holistic Health Care.
• WhiteVale Craft Works is devoted to the art of weaving and spinning and is selling hand made master pieces and weaving products.
• more vendors will be listed soon.

Friday, May 23, 2008

June Newsletter

Summer is fast approaching. Although with the cold days we’ve been having you would not know it!

With summer comes thoughts of Christmas! Yes ….Christmas! Now is the time to start planning your hand knit Christmas presents.
Come in with your ideas and check out what I have in the shop! If you have no ideas yet come and find a book or get a magazine to inspire you! You can also sign up for a summer class to help you learn a new technique or give you time to create something unique!

Classes in June include Knitting without a Cable Needle on June 4thand Lace Knitting (where you will make a lace scarf) June 5, 12 and 19th.
Would you like to make a sock for someone? Learn the basics in my mini sock class on June 7th.
Do you know someone who wants to learn to knit? Tell them about the Beginner Skills class on June 18th.

All classes through June, July and August are listed on the web site You can also pick up a schedule while you are in the shop.

May 10th was an amazing day here at 229 Brock Street North with both Kniterary and Hedgehog Stitchery filled to capacity with shoppers all day long. Thanks to all my volunteer knitters who mad the day even more special! Michelle’s Crock Pot dyed yarn that was done then is now on the shelves and ready for purchase!

Special Events coming up include:

May 31st : Kniterary will have a booth at The Spinning Wheel Alpaca Farm in Enniskillin. A great day trip for you and the children who can pet the Alpacas!

June 14th is World Wide Knit in Public Day (WWKIP) and Kniterary is host to the event in Durham. Come and bring your knitting! You will be able to relax on the grounds of the shop or venture forth into the local parks or downtown establishments. I am coordinating a downtown shops tour where you will be able to get your WWKIP Passports signed or stamped for discounts at Kniterary. There will also be a food donation bin for the local soup kitchen. Any one bringing in a non-perishable food item will receive a 10% off coupon.
I will keep you all updated on the day’s happenings as they are confirmed.

Knit on Kniterarians!!


Monday, May 12, 2008


Saturday was a successful day for both Kniterary and Hedgehog Stitchery!

Many knitters came to join in and helped to create the fun atmosphere that Kniterary has.

Vickie showed off her new room full of Cross stitch supplies!

I still made time to help out with knitting enquiries! That is what I am here for!

I hope that everyone who attended had as great a time as I did!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Great day but No Web Site Again!

Wow! What a day at Kniterary! The shop was packed wall to wall all day long!

Thanks to everyone who helped to make the day a success! A special thanks to my volunteer knitters who added just the perfect bit of fun to the event!

After the great day....I am without a functioning web site again! I'll be changing hosts this week so don't fret!

Pictures soon!

But for now prize winners.

1st door prize was sock yarn by The Sweet Sheep. Won by Sue who was at the shop to claim it and is now finally starting her own personal yarn stash.

2nd: Soak fine fibre wash. Won by Cathy

3rd: Bamboo Yarn by Dyed in the Wool Handmade. Won by Retta

4th: Lana Knits Hemp Poncho Kit. Won by Chris

5th: Scarf and Head Band pattern by Vickie Hartog. Won by Marianne

AND... The grand prize of Hand Painted bag and mug by Carolyn Lorimer, Mason Dixon Knitting book and a lovely bag of shade grown coffee donated by The Cookie Shoppe .

Won by Gwen.

Congrats to all!

Now on to tackle the web site mini war!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

May 10th Door Prizes

A Hand Painted Knitting Bag.

Hemp Poncho Kit.

The Sweet Sheep Hand Dyed Sock Yarn

Hand Painted Mug

Lang Jawoll Cotton Sock Yarn

Soak Hand washing Soap.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Kniterarians Celebrate!

Hello Kniterarians!

(If you are looking for the flyer go to previous post!)

This Saturday May 10th is a day of Celebration at Kniterary!

We are celebrating the Grand Opening of Hedgehog Stitchery, the 1st Anniversary of my proprietorship of Kniterary and the 2nd Anniversary of Kniterary your not so ordinary yarn shop!

There will be guest designers, food, door prizes and deals (Most yarns and accessories will be at least 10% off)!

Michelle of The Sweet Sheep will be demonstrating Crock Pot Dyeing at Noon and 2 PM. We will also have special priced, limited edition celebration sock yarn available for the day that Michelle has dyed.

Would anyone be interested in volunteering an hour or so on Saturday to knit in the shop? I hope that having knitters around will encourage any non-knitters to take the plunge. There will an extra 5% off any purchase for your time! The only request that I have is that you work on a project that uses yarn purchased at Kniterary. If you are interested please let me know what approximate time you plan on being in between 10 AM and 5 PM.

Please be sure to pass on the news of our Celebration to anyone you think may be interested in finding out about Kniterary and/or Hedgehog Stitchery.

Knit on Kniterarians!