Thursday, November 19, 2009

Make a Quick Gift...

That's right folks... the wool shop is full to the brim with colour, texture and ideas.


We can squeak in one more gift making workshop before Christmas.


Plan for 2 hours- 12:30 to 2:30 on Saturday Dec 5th... make your Nifty Neckwarmer, Cute Cowl or Guy's Gaiter...

Fab little gifts for friends, stocking stuffers or a little something for you...

We designed your gifts in garter stitch, a touch of lace, how about a ruffle? add a button... cable it.. rib-it... in wonderful yarns- a soft angora blend, chunky merino, a wee bit of cashmere or camel hair, verigated silks & wools- only the best for this little luxury item...


Come on in... register for this workshop. Brenda Harris makes the Grey Heron wool shop rock!! She'll be your designer for the day. Brenda's extraordinary talents are hard at work creating the samples for the workshop. 

Skill level: must be able to cast on, knit, purl and cast off....
Class includes the tutorial, yarns, pattern and refreshments... $60.00
So, come and register today.... Call for more details...705-444-0370






Monday, November 16, 2009

and the winner is?

Battle of the Blades wrapped up tonight... my vote was right on.. Craig and Jamie WON!!
The music... clapping, whistles!!... how exciting- thrilling actually...
Kurt Browning skated a fabulous routine... unbelievable... All the pairs were just wonderful... I chose Craig and Jamie because Craig took the risks - jumps, new moves- each week his figure skating skills increased... just my opinion...What to watch on tv now?
Doesn't matter- knitting takes over... oh ya... what will I make?

Sunday, November 15, 2009

New wool arrivals

Well, well... the shelves are filling up.. Noro arrived along with, Berroco Sox, Mirasol, Aslan Trends, Louisa Harding, Berroco Peruvia... and Viking Garn- wonderful pattern support...

Kits anyone? Mohair Socks, Shawls, Christmas Stocking, Baby hat & bootie kit, Hemwol sock kits, Lace fingerless gloves, Afghans- fab selection of textures and colours... nice gifts!!

On the clothing side of things- the Irish wool cashmere blend jackets, ruanas and hats will be in this week... oh what beauties!!! and coming from my favourite land of Guinness...

Watch for our late night shopping hours... we are open everyday until Christmas eve...

Drop by... to see our Maypole Holly Christmas tree... and our Nisse...

Deb Gemmell was delightful!!

Saturday arrived like all the others... this day Deb Gemmell was coming to my shop... yup... my shop...
She came in sat down at my kitchen table and shared a coffee with Sharon, Karen, Gerri, Brenda and myself... All her expertise poured out... let's make a Teddy bear sweater... I was watching as I had to tend to my morning clients... Each gal started and listened, knit and listened more... Their eyes and ears peeled on Deb... try this.. try this increase, add stitches here.. and so on..
These gals are experienced knitters.. even they were finding this workshop informative.. I'm so glad this workshop was a success!!
Deb is such a talented designer... I have sold all my Need a Hat books and have to order more...
I look forward to planning for another Deb Gemmell workshop.. in the Spring.. so for all you gals who missed this chance... opportunity will knock again...

Battle of the Blades.. oh ya!!!

For years I watched figure skating.. wanting to be a good as any of the ice skaters... saturday morning skate class was fun and gave me a little insight to the skating world...
Tonight we watched the Battle of the Blades... what a show.. strong men, soft and gentle giants flipping over their partner with such grace... the women are beautiful power houses... graceful and talented... together the partner ships have blossomed more each week until the final show tonight...
I'm not a big fan of reality shows but this one caught my eye... it's been such fun...
I look forward to finding out who wins the voting... I voted but I can't tell you... until tomorrow...

Friday, November 6, 2009

Goin on a road trip...

We off to Toronto for the Diamond Yarn open house... Brenda's coming along and we're going to have some fun, no doubt...
The two of us loose in the wool department... we could cause some serious damage...

I have my shop list of things to look for... I will have a tough time separating my wants from my needs... you know how it is.. I don't need anything... me stash overfloweth--- oh, one more ball or two won't make a difference...
We'll do the meet and greet and head to the preview of Spring/Summer 2010 new yarns...
Catch my post on Tuesday for the exciting things to come...

Exciting news!!! Deb Gemmells coming tomorrow

Deb Gemmell is coming to the wool shop for a workshop... oh ya!!... Knit Top down... This will be fun....
Along comes patterns, kits, yarn and more.... we're ready...