Tuesday, November 30, 2010

December Newsletter

It is hard to believe that December is already here!!!

I hope that you have all gotten a good start on you Christmas knitting!

On the shelves there are a couple of chunkier yarns available for those quick last minute scarves, hats and mitts. I have just completed a new scarf pattern called Ebb and Flow with Berocco Peruvia Quick. It is a fun short row quick knit perfect for both men and women. There is a photo of Rebecca's on her latest Kniterary Knews post.

This Saturday December 4th Tara Bergeron of Soul Xpression will be showing and selling her jewellery upstairs at Our Little Green House. Items will be for sale at up to 50% off! She is also offering an embellishment class for the Tara Goddess Cowl from 1 - 2:30 PM. There is still time for you to knit up yours and come and take part!

Also on Dec. 4th the Santa Claus Parade will be going past the shop in the morning. You are welcome to use our porch as a home base and pop in for coffee or hot chocolate or to use the washroom.

Thursday December 16th is our pot luck Christmas Party! Mark it on your calender and join us. We will be having an ornament swap as well for those who are interested. More details to follow!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Ebb and Flow

Hello Everyone!

So this week there has been a lot of changes. We have changed around our displays, so some completed projects from upstairs are now downstairs. We have also changed our theme to Christmas (Have you started on your Christmas knitting yet?!?)

The main display features Martina's Christmas tree hats (Patterns now on sale), The Tomato that ate Christmas, Tara's cowl, as well as my knitted Rasta hat (Samuel, out of the Berroco Sundae and Peruvia Quick #299 book, made with Peruvia Quick colour 9123). On the same mannequin that my hat is on, Martina's Ebb and Flow scarf is around it's neck (her own design), out of the same color.

Also this week I began my own Ebb and Flow scarf using the red Peruvia Quick and the pink Sublime kid mohair held together (Pictures Above) and finished today (The ego boost when you finish a project in a couple days is great, isn't it?)

Until next week,


Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Hello Everyone, Long Time No Talk!

The last 2-3 weeks have been very eventful, with different kinds of customers coming in. One week we had an older couple in, with-wait for it-a man wanting his wife to knit him a sweater! We also had a woman come in all the way from California. Everybody will probably be wishing they could go there over the next couple months when the cold weather comes along.

I also started working on Halloween items for the store, one of which is an amigurumi spider from the boom Amigurumi Knits by Hansi Singh. Hopefully it will get finished by Halloween this weekend. Hopefully.

And, all of us who looked after the store while Martina was on vacation in Newfoundland are all very appreciative that she is back!

Until next time,


Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A Post By Rebecca

Hello, my name is Rebecca.

This week has been really busy! We have just gotten in a new yarn from Manos, called Maxima. Coming in with 10 different variegated colors; we have also gotten in more Manos Silk Blend, with 5 more colors, including black.

A shipment also came in from Dye-Version, with a hand dyed Bamboo Sport yarn called Florida Sunshine. And for all those sock lovers out there, we have 7 more balls of hand dyed sock yarn as well.

Apart from the yarn, we also held the Culture Days here at the Kniterary. We had Tara; the owner of Soul Xpression come in and teach people how to do beading, and Kim, the owner of Penny Heaven come in to show people how to make pennys, a craft from the 1800s.

Be sure to look for us in the next issue of Snap'd!

Tune in next week,


Wednesday, September 1, 2010


Just throwing this out there!

Two of us are going to be starting to knit the Cloisonne Jacket in September. Would anybody like to join in? It is knit out of Ultra Alpaca and takes 6 for the smallest size (38" bust) and and 12 for the largest size (54" bust). (I will be doing the size that takes 9 balls total.)

Cost will range from $60 to $120 depending on size. If you mention you are buying Ultra ALpaca for this knit along you will get 15% off the yarn.

The pattern is in the Fall 2010 Interweave knits.

Also, What do you think about starting a bag together. I will be starting Plein Air from the Fall 2010 Interweave knits on the 10th which is the first meeting of the Kniterary Literary Club. You can join the book club and knit with me if you want!

The bag looks like a good knitting, book bag.

Think it would be a fun addition to the club. The bag can be done in Peruvia for about $64 (yarn only) Again if you mention that you are purchasing the yarn for the knit-a-long you will receive 15% off the yarn.
Also in the Fall 2010 Interweave Knits!

Leave a comment here , e-mail (reachus@kniterary.com ) or pop in to the Little Green House if you would like to join in either Knit a Long!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Projects at Kniterary

Shawl in Blackstone Tweed

Scarf in Jawoll Magic - Martina

Front Sock in Jawoll Colour

Bag in Katia Tobago - Kendra

Sock in Lana Grossa Fantasy Stretch

Striation Shawl in Sweet Sheep hand dyed

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Classes for the Fall

August is almost over and I have started planning the classes for the fall/winter season.

Classes will start on Saturday, October 2nd with 2 Saturday mornings of Beginner Classes. 9 -12 each day. $45 for the both days. If you know anyone who is eager to learn to knit let them know!

Other classes I have scheduled are as follows:

Beginner Socks - Oct 16th 9 - 12 Make a mini - basic sock in 1 class. $25 - includes yarn - needles extra

Beginner Crochet - Oct 16th 1 - 4 - Chain, single crochet, double crochet. $25 - includes yarn - hook extra

Cables - Start a Cable Headband - Saturday October 30th- 9 - noon- Class $25 - Kit and Pattern extra - price to be determined -

Intarsia Knitting - Saturday November 6th 9-noon, $25- kit for project extra - price to be determined

Felted Gift Bag - Saturday November 20th - 9 - noon $25 plus kit, Homework to be done prior to class

Lace - Simple lace scarf - Saturday November 27th 9 - noon $25 plus kit

Thrumming - Thrummed Headband - Saturday, December 4th 9 - noon $25 plus kit

Wet Felted Ornaments - Saturday December 11th 9 am - noon $25 plus kit

Finishing help! - Saturday December 18th All Day - Drop in $5 - get direction and help finishing your Christmas Presents

If there are any classes that you are interested in let me know and I will add them to the list.

Samples for all the Classes will be available for viewing During Arts and Culture Days Open House on September 24th and 25th.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

August Newsletter

August has arrived!
Along with it the fall yarns are starting to arrive at Kniterary!

It feels like Christmas every time!!

Speaking of Christmas...Time to get started on your gift list!

I was looking over the sock yarns yesterday and realized that there are 12 different brands on the shelves! And that is not taking into account the assortment of colours there are. Most recently arrived are new Arequipa, Noro Silk Garden, Berroco metallic Sox and Jawoll Magic. So much to choose from! I have a great selection of sock patterns in as well and when you buy 100 grams of sock yarn you can pick up a pattern at half price!

Other yarns that have come in are:
The new Berroco Campus yarn with some great patterns. It is a chunky yarn so will be great quick knitting! There is a sample of a T-shirt in the shop

New colours of Silk Garden Worsted weight. Always beautiful!

I am expecting another Berroco shipment any day as well as Mission Falls and Manos del Uruguay.....OOOh...The anticipation!

Make sure to visit the shop regularly to see all the selection available!


Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Take us Out to the Knit ...er...Ball game!

Tuesday July 27th and Kniterary went to the ball game!
We took our knitting.....


Watched the Blue Jays whup ass!

It was soo much fun!!

Hope you can join us next year!!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Summer is Really Here!

It has been hot I know.

It is never too hot to be knitting or crocheting! Small projects are the key.

Such as Socks.....
See! Brenda is knitting socks with the Indian Spices sock yarn that The Sweet Sheep dyed for our Knit in Public day celebration!

Oh, by the way, there are still 3 skeins in the shop! I still am planning on doing a shawl with mine like Marion is....oops....forgot to take a photo.... But here is the yarn!

Make Summer the time to get started on your Christmas knitting and crocheting! Socks, mittens,hats and scarves are all small projects that will not make you hot on the beach.

Yes! The beach!

I was knitting just prior to and just after taking this photo! I love to knit on the beach!

You could take the summer to knit something that requires meditative concentration but is very light weight! Lace! Yes Lace...

Come into the shop and see the Queen Anne's Lace Patterns and the lace weight yarns. There is sure to be something that you'll want to knit!

I am off to the cottage this weekend and I am bringing 2 projects with me. One is a modification to the Striation Shawl....with cables! The other is the Mint t-shirt. I will share my progress when I return!

Keep cool and keep crafting!!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

June is Almost Here

June is here in 2 days!

The month of brides and the longest day of the year and Knit in Public day!
Kniterary will be celebrating this year by offering a class for the Striation Shawl at 9 AM on June 5th . On June 12th I will be running my beach bag class and also putting up our Gazebo again for all who want to join us for the celebration.
June 1st is my 25th Anniversary so ALL Kniterary stock will be 25% off for the day! Hours are 11 AM to 6 PM. Be sure to pop in!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Rug Hooking this Weekend

Jennifer Archer is in Our Little Green House this coming weekend to teach another rug hooking class! If you have ever been interested in learning how or you would like to improve your technique and hook with yarn book yourself in! email reachus@kniterary.com or call(905)668-8368!

Saturday May 29th from 1 - 4 ish.....$60 for the class and the kit. $5 for a hoop if needed and $15 for a hook if needed.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Studio Tour this Weekend!

This Saturday May 8th and Sunday May 9th is the Oshawa Art Association Spring Studio Tour. Kniterary is one of the stops for the second year in a row!

We will be featuring Tara Bergeron of Soul Xpression and Jennifer Archer of Hooked by the Sea as well as myself.

Come and have a look at our creations! Great place to get a unique Mother's Day present!!

Mermaid Shawl by Martina Munroe

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Serena Baktus

I have finished Baktus! It took 2 skeins of Manos Serena. One blue and one beige.

I love how it turned out!
And I love Miranda's modeling poses!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Knitting one, Wearing another

I am knitting Baktus with 2 skeins of Manos Serena. This sumptuous alpaca/pima cotton yarn is so soft and pleasing to knit with! The scarf is about 1/2 done now. I am striping two rows of blue and 2 rows of beige. Feels and looks like the desert and the sky!

I am wearing the Cascade Ultra Pima Cotton Summer Striped Scarf from the newest Vogue magazine. Just perfect for a cooler spring day like today!
Come in and check them out!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Summer Yarns are in the Shop!

Sublime has a beautiful, beautiful yarn called Bamboo and Pearls. It drapes so wonderfully. Come in and check out this tank top knit in it!!

This child's vest is knit in Mirasol's Samp'a. It is a a naturally dyed organic cotton that is wonerful to work with and soft to the touch. Perfect for children's garments. The vest is from a Sublime pattern book but there is now a Samp'a book available too.

Summer Scarves are a big accessory this year! This scarf is knit with Cascade Ultra Pima Cotton. Pima is my favorite cotton to knit with. Come and check out the scarf ideas!

Lariat's are what I seem to be in to these days! Another version of a summer scarf really. This one is an I-cord knit in cotton . I have several in the shop done and ready to wear!

Last but not least is the Debbie Bliss Amalfi. I have knit myself this tank and I loved the knit. A really nice summer yarn. It is in the shop for viewing for a bit before I have to wear it for summer!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Striation Shawl Kit

Kitting this shawl up this week with hand dyed 4 ply superwash merino yarn from The Sweet Sheep. Is available right now in yellow, blue and green. Anybody have any colour requests??

Sunday, March 21, 2010

My Daughter the Photographer

Kniterary and Hedgehog Stitchery are putting together an ad to go into the Spring Whitby Downtown magazine. I got Rhea to do a photo shoot of some of the items in the shop. She did a wonderful job! I want to share a few of the photos with you.

Could you imagine getting these stitch markers just to hang in a sunny window?? They are so beautiful!

This photo actually made it into the ad. It is my invitation to all of you to join me any Tuesday to Friday for a cup of tea (or coffee), a chat and a knit (or prefered fibre craft)!

Shown in the photo is my unique felted tea Cosy, 2 skeins of Cascade Ultra Pima and the runner is a Mango Moon woven Sari Silk Wrap.

You will get to sit near the Manos del Uruguay! You can stroke it all you want!

I am pouring one for you now!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

March to the Yarn!

What an exciting first of March I am having today!
Not only is the weather beautiful but the Spring yarns are starting to arrive!!

Last week Debbie Bliss Amalfi,

Pure Silk

and Eco baby

made their way to the shelves. The Amalfi books sold out before I finished unpacking! Not to worry though new ones came in today!
Then! Berocco sent the new colours of Seduce along with the pattern book that is already on re-order (there is still one in the shop though!)
Today! First in was the new Cascade Ultra Pima. Beautiful colours, sheen and texture!
This pattern can be found in the new Vogue Knitting (Also in today!). The Ultra Pima is a dk weight and would be a good substitute for Debbie Bliss Prima.
Then! (it's not over yet!!) The newest Sublime yarn called Bamboo & Pearls made it through the door (I love the Canpar man!!) This yarn is made from 70% bamboo sourced Viscose and 30% pearl sourced Viscose. You could be wearing your pearls in a new way!

A pattern book came with the yarn and is as beautiful as all Sublime pattern books are!
Tomorrow I will show you some pictures of patterns that can be found in the three magazines that came in today as well. They are Vogue Spring/Summer 2010, Interweave Knits Spring 2010 and Knitters Spring 2010.
You must pop in for a look!