Thursday, January 22, 2009

We've Moved!

You'll now find us over at

Not being techies, we don't fully understand why this move is advantageous but we're obediently following our tech guy's advice...

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


A very hopeful and inspiring day, don't you think?

Monday, January 19, 2009

Rowan Magazine 45

They arrived in Point Grey today and will be in Edgemont by Friday. As usual there are many beautiful designs.

Despite the frost and fog, Spring must be on it's way....

Thursday, January 15, 2009

California Bound

We're off to San Diego today for the TNNA show, in search of new treasures for Spring and Summer. The weather forecast is for highs of 24 degrees through the weekend so we have big smiles on our faces. The pool awaits us... We'll post photos next week.

Don't forget about our Kate Jacobs event next Thursday evening, January 22 from 7 - 9 p.m. Kate will give a talk and read from her new book, Knit Two.

Kate's books have just arrived in Point Grey and will soon be in Edgemont so you can pick up a copy any time. Or phone and reserve a book if you plan on attending the event. Space is limited so if you'd like to join us, be sure to register sometime soon!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Rowan Spring Collection

Can't wait to see what Rowan has conjured up for Spring? Then drop by our Point Grey store and have a look at the Design Collection brochure and yarn shade cards. The brochure has photos of every design from Magazine 45 and the new Rowan and Rowan Classic books. Feel free to pre-order any books or yarn you can't live without.

Sadly this info is not yet in Edgemont but we hope it will arrive sometime soon. Trust me, we've asked for it many times...

We have a new Rowan book on our shelves, Knitting Goes Large:

With a great selection of twenty different knits for all occasions and all seasons for larger women with varying figure types. Designers include Kim Hargreaves, Martin Storey, Wendy Baker and Jennie Atkinson. There are warm winter jackets, comfortable sweaters, cool summer cardigans and pretty evening cover-ups. The patterns come in six sizes, starting from size 16, so you'll be sure to find something to suit your figure and your taste, all in classic Rowan yarns.

And our special this week is one of Rowan's most popular yarns, the lovely Kidsilk Haze at 30% off. There are six beautiful colours on sale:

From the pale shades of ice cream (637) and fondant (630) to the deeper shades of elegance (577), jacob (631), nightly (585) and violetta (633). There are 23 pages of KSH patterns on Ravelry, definitely something for everyone.

Knock yourself out!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

New Classes

We have some great new classes starting over the next few weeks.

Monday evenings in Point Grey, choose either Beginner Knitting, starting January 19 or Beginner Crochet, starting February 2. Both classes will be taught by Deanna Kruchensky and will run from 7 - 9 p.m. In Edgemont, get help with a current project at our Fix It nights. These single class sessions will be taught by Nicholas Jacques and will run on January 26, February 9 or 23 from 7 - 9 p.m.

We have several options on upcoming Tuesday evenings in Point Grey. A Fingerless Glove class starts tonight from 7 - 9 p.m. Or learn to knit a sock in just one day at Sock Boot Camp. The next SBC is scheduled on January 20 from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Or if you'd prefer, learn to knit a pair of Fair Isle Mittens with Alexa Ludeman on February 10 and 17 from 7 - 9 p.m. Tuesday evenings are Knit Nights in Edgemont.

Wednesday nights are also busy lesson nights. Sivia Harding will start a Moebius Madness class tomorrow night in Point Grey from 7 - 9 p.m. In Edgemont we've scheduled Sock Boot Camps with Jackie on February 4 or February 25 from 6 - 9 p.m. And Donna LeClair will run a Finishing Class on February 11 and 18 from 7 - 9 p.m.

Sandra Dunkin will start a new Beyond Beginner Knitting class in Point Grey on Thursday, February 12 from 7 - 9 p.m. And if you or someone you know would like to learn to knit, Nicholas Jacques will start a Beginner Knitting class in Edgemont on January 29 from 7 - 9 p.m. After that, progress to the Beyond Beginner Knitting class that will start on March 5.

Get help with your projects on Friday afternoons in Point Grey at Christa's Painless Projects, from 1 - 2:30 p.m. or Astor Tsang's Knitting Q & A on Sunday mornings from 11 - 12 noon. Or learn all about yarn substitutions with Astor on the first Sunday of each month from, 10 - 11 a.m.

Check out our entire class schedule for further information about our lessons. Or contact our lesson goddess, Kathleen, by email or phone at 604-228-1122.

And try to drop by for our Knit Nights that run Tuesday evenings in Edgemont, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. and Wednesday evenings in Point Grey, 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. Escape your busy life and have fun knitting (or crocheting) with other local knitters (and crocheters). Hope to see you there!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Fleece Artist

We opened several more boxes of Fleece Artist loveliness yesterday:

We're absolutely overrun with hundreds of skeins of luscious hand-dyed wool:

First out of the box was Leba, a beautiful mix of 65% kid, 20% wool and 15% nylon. It's a light dk weight with 425m to each 250g skein.

Next was Nyoni, a stunning combo of 65% wool, 20% kid, 10% nylon and 5% silk. This one's a sock-weight yarn with a generous 750m to each 250g skein.

Then came Tara, a gorgeous and soft medley of 51% kid, 19% wool and 30% nylon. It's lace-weight with a whopping 2000m per 250g skein.

We counted twenty-five different colourways, a beautiful collection of rich and vibrant shades.

Becky got it all organized with her energizer bunny-like efficiency. And today it will be hung up on our walls in stunning splendour. Yum.