Saturday, March 5, 2016


Winter may have finally decided to arrive, but we do not care, we are moving on to SPRING and SUMMER.
Recently arrived, Cascade Ultra Pima solids and Hand Paints. They are gorgeous and so soft. Here are a few colours we currently stock.



Karen has chosen Dorchester Pullover from the current Spring Interweave as her Spring Knit-A-Long. She will be using the Ultra Pima. If you register early, we will be able to let you special order your favourite colour.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Monday, February 1, 2016

Summer Socks

            On Line Supersocke  SWING COLOR

I just finished TWO pair of summer socks from ONE BALL of our new ON LINE Supersocke Swing Color. This yarn has really good yardage, 460 meters, so I was able to get two pairs of summer socks - bobby socks with a 5 inch cuff and no leg sneaker socks - out of  one ball of yarn.

41% Wool, 39% Cotton, 13% Nylon, 7% Polyester
460 meters / 100 grams


Monday, January 25, 2016

Health Benifits of Knitting

My daughter sent me this link to an article on health benefits of knitting.  Interesting but I am not at all surprised. Knitting calms me when I am anxious and lifts my spirits when I feel distressed. Nothing like a new ball of crazy sock yarn.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute

We are big panda fans in my house. Thought you might enjoy this adorable video of the Smithsonian Zoo's panda weathering this past weekend's storm

Smithsonian’s National Zoo's  facebook page is incredible . Once you are on, go to the videos at the lower left  and click on the panda image.

The zoo's baby panda BeiBei had his first introduction to snow! Keepers took him outside to a small behind-the-scenes area and let him explore in a light dusting of snow for a few minutes while Mei Xiang ate her breakfast in her outdoor yard. Keepers said he wasn’t quite sure what to make of the powdery snow.


Cooking School Winter Knit Night with Chef Heather Goodman

If you’re a knitter, bring your WIP tonight and eat, tink and be merry! Chef Heather Goodman will prepare a delicious feast for you while you sit and knit. After dinner, we’ll discuss the projects we’re working on and share our knitting wisdom! Your mouth-watering menu includes flavourful Green Bean, Pickled Red Onion & Toasted Almond Salad; succulent Chicken Marsala; cheesy Boursin Smashed Potatoes; and decadent Flourless Chocolate Cake for dessert.
Please be advised that our Cooking Schools are not allergy-free zones.

Real Canadian Superstore - Aurora Superstore
15900 Bayview Ave, Aurora
$30.00 * per person




Saturday, January 23, 2016

Therapy Shawl

Karen has a shawl class that has been attracting a lot of attention.Therapy Shawl is simple enough to be relaxing but provides enough variety to keep your interest. So many knitters wanted this class, Karen has had to add a second. There are still a couple of spaces.

Therapy Shawl   (Karen) One 2 ½ class - $25 + supplies
Date & Time
Friday, January 29th 1:00 – 3:30 P.M.
In the midst of several demanding knits, I craved garter stripes,
simple eyelets, and picots. It had to be almost mindless, easy to
put down and pick up so that I could squeeze it in among other
things, and be appropriate for using a variegated yarn with a
couple of supporting solids.
Advanced beginner and above. A good knowledge of knitting
and purling, and other basic knitting techniques

Karen's finished store sample
that has been attracting all the attention.

A few of the colour combinations
students have selected.

Karen enjoyed this project so much, she has actually
begun a second. Karen rarely repeats projects.

Come join in on the fun.