Saturday, June 28, 2008

What's New

There are so many lovely new things. We oohed and aahed over the contents of the boxes we recently received from Koigu. Tons of new colours in Kersti:


Love this stuff.

We have loads of new Online Supersock yarn. There are three new options, Circle Colour, New Weave and Wellness, all 75% wool and 25% nylon. We also have some of Online's Summer Supersock yarn left, it's 40% wool, 45% cotton and 15% nylon.

And we finally have the beautiful red Online Solo Colour yarn for ruffly scarves. Remember? We've been waiting over six months for this one.

We re-stocked the beautiful Gingko Leaf shawl pins:

These stunning pins are crocheted with sterling wire and semi-precious stones.

We also have the gorgeous Gingko Leaf Stitch Marker Necklaces:

The day these arrived, we all took one home with us. These pendants are made with sterling silver and come with ten easily accessible stitch markers. Some have lace sized stitch markers and others have larger sizes. There are also matching earrings.

GTG now but there's lots more new stuff, stay tuned for more updates next week....

Friday, June 27, 2008

Holiday Hours

We'll be closed in both stores on Canada Day, Tuesday, July 1. Otherwise, we'll be open our regular hours in Point Grey this Saturday through Monday and in Edgemont on Saturday and Sunday.

Have a happy Canada Day long weekend!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Weekly Special

Our special this week is Filatura di Crosa Venezia Print at 30% off. This is a beautiful, soft ribbon yarn that's 40% cotton and 60% polyamide. It's a great choice for summer projects, the colours are gorgeous. Check out all of our weekly specials right here.

And don't forget about our summer clearance section in Point Grey. There are still some great yarns left on sale at 60% off the regular price. There are also some fantastic books and leaflet patterns in this section. If you're a bargain hunter, don't miss out on these savings, they won't last much longer...

Monday, June 23, 2008

Crochet Craze

Crochet is sizzling hot right now. Check out the fantastic designs in Interweave Crochet's summer issue. Recognize the background in this photo?

Yup, it's our Point Grey store. You might remember, the shoot was scheduled for the beach but snow flurries interfered with that plan. Kim Werker was desperate for an alternate location and we were happy to oblige.

If you'd love to hook some of these fabulous designs but haven't yet learned to crochet, join our Beginner's Crochet class starting tonight at 7:00 p.m. in Point Grey. Last time I looked there were a couple of spots left.

If crochet's not your thing, have a look at our class schedule for some other options. Alexa Ludeman has scheduled some great new classes. Learn to knit her gorgeous Button Scarf in just one evening:

Or if you'd like to learn to knit lace, join Sivia Harding's Beginner Lace Knitting class on Wednesday evenings starting July 9. Learn to knit her beautiful Norwegian Woods Scarf.

And if you like intarsia knitting with teeny-tiny wool, join Anina, our Norwegian girl, in knitting Dale of Norway's Whistler sweater design in honour of the 2010 Winter Olympics. We don't yet have the pattern but Anina has a photo. She'd love some company so we're thinking of scheduling a class. Let us know if you're interested...

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Summer School

We have some great new lessons starting in June and July. Check out our Summer 08 lesson schedule right here.

Looks like there's finally some sunny weather on the horizon. Good thing as I'm going camping this week with 62 grade seven kids. It's bound to be more fun in the sun...

So we're taking another little blog break, back next week.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Mission Falls 1824

MF 1824 wool and cotton are two of our most popular yarns. Both have the same gauge, 18 stitches and 24 rows to a 10 cm square, so they're interchangeable in the MF designs. Both are machine washable and come in a fabulous range of contemporary colours. What's not to like?

We currently have a Mission Falls Trunk Show in both stores, with tons of fantastic MF garments on display. Here's a small selection:

Two beautiful sweaters are displayed in our Point Grey window:

Ursula looks great in this bold design:

Here's a colourful hat and cardigan set for your favourite toddler:

And an elegant cabled scarf peeks out of our flower box:

If you get a chance, drop by and have a look at the entire collection...

Wednesday, June 11, 2008


Check out Knitty Summer 08. So many fantastic projects.

Love the Shetland Shorty wrap.

And the featherweight Seascape shawl, knit with a perennial favourite, Kid Silk Haze.

Helena is an adorable sweater-dress for babies. Too cute.

There are socks and hats and a fabulous summer bag.

Oozing inspiration.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

What's New

More Fleece Artist has arrived. Oh Happy Day!

We have a couple of great kits for warm weather projects. There's the Sea Vines Vest:

This one's knit with Seawool, a lightweight blend of 70% merino and 30% seawool.

The Lu top is another great summer project:

It's knit in one piece with Scotian Silk, a beautiful blend of 65% wool and 35% silk.

We also received many new colours of the gorgeous FA Suri Blue yarn, a luscious blend of 50% alpaca and 50% Blue Faced Leicester wool. Grab two skeins and knit the stunning Laminaria shawl from Knitty. Or try the Criss Cross scarf, we have a free pattern.

And we unpacked some of the beautiful Blue Faced Leicester 2/8 wool, with 1000 meters per 250g skein. Knit the cute Tempest cardigan from Knitty with just two skeins. Love the fit of this cardi, especially the thinner stripes around the waist that accentuate the waist shaping.

Perhaps best of all, we've got a bunch more FA Dreadlocks and it's our special this week, on sale at 25% off:

This gorgeous yarn is 78% mohair, 13% wool and 9% nylon with 180 metres on a 250g skein. Sadly Dreadlocks has been discontinued so we can't get it anymore. When this batch is gone, it's gone for good.

And one last thing for today, we've dropped the price on our clearance section in Point Grey from 50% to 60%. Yup, 60% off the regular price of some fantastic yarns. There are still a few bits and bobs from great lines like Colinette, Debbie Bliss, Jaeger, Louisa Harding, Rowan and many others. We have limited quantities of these yarns and we won't be ordering them again so we have to say adieu. Our loss just might be your gain...

Monday, June 9, 2008

Darling Dinos

Anina knit a cute little Triceratops that tiptoed through our garden:

Here's his buddy:

We have the pattern and the yarn...

Thursday, June 5, 2008

More Show and Tell

We have more beautiful projects to show today....

Donna has been busy, in addition to the gorgeous blue tank we showed on Tuesday, she's knit this stunning top:

It's the Josephine Top design from Interweave's Summer 2007 issue. She used the Sea Silk yarn from a Handmaiden stormwater shawl kit for this one. Talk about inspiring....

Julia knit this great bag from just one skein of Noro Taiyo:

It's the Elisa Nest Tote from Purl Bee. Make a few of these bags and chuck the plastic. Have a look at more of Julia's projects on her blog, Crispy Noodle Knits.

Jane came in one day wearing this beautiful shawl:

I believe it's Jane's own design, knit with the Italyarns Iris that's on our specials list at 40% off. Iris is a lovely yarn that's 30% cashmere.

Anina finished her beautiful Babette:

Have a look at this fabulous creation next time you drop by Point Grey.

And be sure to check out the beautiful Linen Shawl that Alexa recently knit with Louet Euroflax. It's also on display in Point Grey. Euroflax is a fantastic linen yarn for summer projects. Machine washable and dryable. And it softens up nicely after washing.

Whew, talk about inspiration, the needles are calling me...

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Weekly Special

Our special yarn this week is Laines du Nord Mulberry Silk at 30% off. This is a beautiful DK weight 100% silk yarn with 125 metres per ball. Knit a beautiful summer tank top or cardi with this yarn, we have a great selection of colours.

Don't forget, we have many hundreds of balls of yarn in our clearout section at 50% off. There are some excellent bargains in this section but quantities are limited. Although we're sad to see them go, we must make room for all the lovely new things that keep arriving at our door.

And we have more permanent price reductions to report. The stronger Canadian dollar keeps working it's magic! The fabulous Namaste bags have dropped in price: Messenger Bags are now $59.95 and Needle Binders and Vintage Bags are only $64.95. Noro Kureyon has dropped to $9.95 and Iro is down to $19.95. Cascade 220 is now $6.95 and Rowan Big Wool has dropped by over 25% to $15.95 per ball. Even better, we have a few colours of Big Wool on our specials list at 30% off, that's $11.17. Can't go wrong at that price!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Show and Tell

We've seen some beautiful creations lately. Sadly, we're I'm a tad delinquent with the whole process of shooting and loading photos, keeping track of names and writing down yarn and pattern descriptions. We'll I'll misplace the camera or lose the scrap of paper with the details written on it. Like today, I know I have some beautiful photos on my camera but the camera's not where it should be. Despite these issues, we've managed to assemble a few photos and details to show you...

Linda recently finished this gorgeous cardigan:

It's Eunny Jang's Tangled Yoke Cardigan from Interweave Knits Fall 2007 issue. Love the horizontal cable set into the yoke. And the colour is fantastic. The pattern calls for Rowan Felted Tweed but Linda used Elspeth Lavold's Silky Wool for a softer finish. Please keep bringing us your completed projects Linda, they're very inspiring.

Donna knit this fabulous tank top that's currently on display in the Edgemont store window:

Beautiful design, shaping and colour. It's made with SWTC Amaizing, 100% corn fiber. Amaizing is currently on our specials list at 40% off. Lost the scrap of paper with the pattern details but I'm sure someone has that information if you're interested...

This is Sarah's first sock:

Way to go Sarah! Unfortunately the pattern details are lost in the photo but trust me, this is a gorgeous sock. It's Knitty's Ripple pattern, knit with Koigu PPMerino.

And this is Terry's afghan:

Terry started Sandra Dunkin's afghan class in the Fall and learned to knit a new square each month. What a fantastic result! If you're inspired to become an afghan knitter, watch for our Fall class schedule. A new session of the afghan class will start in September...