Thursday, April 30, 2015

And the winner is? Everyone of course!!

We hosted a KAL (Knit Along) at the shop during March. We called for participants and 18 ladies stepped up to join in the fun.
The prize to win was a set of Magic Loop needles by HiyaHiya complete with the gorgeous silk case.
I am happy to announce that Jennifer M has knit the winning wrap!! Congratulations!!

The lovely textured Guernsey Wrap rekindled knitters to reconnect with knitting, conjured up a family connection to the Guernsey Islands, some just wanted to have fun and knit something a little different- what ever the reason - we all had fun!!

Red, turquoise, many shades of grey, off white, pure white, baby pink, royal blue, natural brown, lilac, heathered dark green, butterscotch, granite - a real rainbow of choices

We had a wonderful time!! Thanks to everyone for participating. Stay tuned we have another KAL coming up soon

Happy Knitting, Karen



Wednesday, April 22, 2015

FREE Afternoon Knitting Class - We're making Fingerless and a matching Cowl

Come for an afternoon of Knitting

It seems like we are still in need of hand and neck warming items!!

Here’s a lovely little pair of Ravelry’s favourited fingerless “Susie’s Reading Mitts”




Use our new yarn by Drops – Alpaca and Silk blend
or any other pretty yarns we have on hand  to make these sweet fingerless

How about a matching cowl “Stacked Eyelets”



Both projects have a simple approach and offer a little “yarnover” technique.  
We can help you create a “Picot” edge on the cowl to match the fingerless.

Perhaps a Mother’s Day gift??


Stop in Wednesday April 29th around 1:00pm and we can get you started.

This is a FREE drop in afternoon to learn how to knit these projects

Drop by to pick out your materials so you are ready to start.

We’d love to see you – Mark your calendars and join in the FUN!!



Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Knitscene Summer 2015


Southwest inspired knits - how wonderful - vibrant colours - great designs

Summer tops, tanks and tees

Knit Purl Spring Summer 2015 arrives


Again, this magazine presents 22 lovely patterns ready for warmer weather wearing. 

Tops: Tees: Pullovers: Cardies: Accessories


Knitting Traditions Spring 2015 arrives

As usual, Knitting Traditions never disappoints me. 



This issues is all about explorers and adventurers—some were attempting to reach the North or the South Pole, others to circumnavigate the globe. Not all of them were men. 
Fabulous article - brief excerpt below... 

Knitting Traditions Spring 2015
Physical Issue 

In her article, “Knitwear for Polar Explorers,” Angharad Thomas examines the exploits of a number of famous explorers, including Robert Scott and Ernest Shackleton. She notes, “To study accounts of polar exploits is to become overwhelmed by the descriptions of the harshness of the physical conditions the expeditions encountered.” Two American women who experienced those conditions firsthand were Josephine Peary and Jackie Ronne. Josephine Peary first traveled with her husband, Robert Peary, to the Arctic in 1891. Author Kathy Augustine writes, “[Josephine] forged ahead on a path of unyielding support for her husband, whether by his side in the frozen north or from the warmth of her parlor where she entertained sponsors.” In 1947, Jackie Ronne became the first American woman to reach Antarctica, with knitting needles and yarn in tow. For twelve months, she and her husband, expedition leader Finn Ronne, lived in a 12-foot (3.7-m) square hut. 

This is is just the tip of the iceberg (pun intended!). 

Many other compelling stories and twenty-one stand-out projects—socks, sweaters, mittens and gloves, hats and balaclava, a scarf, and a shawl—await you. 

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

We're having a party!! It's Outlander-ish

Outlanderish – Party @ Grey Heron

How many of you have been keeping up with the Outlander TV series?

Last weekend was the Outlander marathon – Oh, It was great!!
So, just for a bit of fun, we thought we’d host a fun afternoon

Thursday April 9th – 1pm to 3pm
Serving scones, jam, tea, coffee and sweets!!
Joining our fun afternoon will be Carolyn MacPherson

She was so inspired to create these lovely patterns 
based on her interpretations of styles 
she saw while watching the Outlander series.






Please RSVP so we know how many to plan for.
Regards, Karen