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!!