Friday, June 25, 2010

Woolie news from Collingwood

It's been a very busy week here in the wool shop. New yarns are arriving- new classes are in the works for Fall- A few KALs (knit a long) have been organized- like the February Lady Sweater & the FibreTrends Clog...
We are even planning for a Super Seven Scarf class - every Wednesday- each month two or more FREE patterns with kits will be offered up. ie: October- Breast Cancer Scarf in pink of course...
I'll keep the rest a secret until its ready to announce....

In my searching for Roving patterns I bumped into a wonderful find: follow this link to the look alike Olympic shawl collar sweater... http://www.briggsandlittle.com/wool/ This is offered FREE on their website- upper right hand corner- better hurry in case it's only available for a short time:)

Don't forget we have the "Red Carpet" day Saturday June 26th in downtown Collingwood... Browse around the shops- we have our dresses & skirts on SALE!!
http://www.downtowncollingwood.com/index.htm - check out the details here...

more later, Karen

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Words of Wisdom...

Words of wisdom:

  • Life is too short to knit with yarn you don’t love.
  • Stash building - almost as much fun as knitting.
  • Why spend $12 on lunch when you can buy a skein of yarn and eat an apple?

It's Salsa time...

It's "Salsa" time in Collingwood & Blue Mountains.. this weekend join in the fun on our main street of Collingwood for a little dance class... http://salsaatblue.ca/
Live Latin music and entertainment... head to the Village on the shuttle bus to join in more FUN!!
Saturday June 26th- 11am to 2pm... dust off the dancing shoes... and head on downtown...

Grey Heron @ 66 Pine St Collingwood has a great summer clothing sale on.. stop by...

You will always have fun on the shores of Georgian Bay... :)

Friday, June 18, 2010

Naturally yarns for Fall.... WOW!!

Yesterday Brenda and I headed out on a road trip to... Old Mill Knitting... to view new yarns for fall from Naturally... We had a fantastic lunch at http://www.rousseauhouse.ca/.. the food was yummy and the desserts.. well, now I know why dessert has 2 ss's... that's because you want more than just one- lemon or pecan who can make a choice between that....

We met this group for the first time- Beth from OMK, Oliver from Naturally NZ, Bev from Filitura de Crossa and Julie from Needle Emporium (Beth's Sis).. and of course our fabulous sales rep Cathy...

We saw new yarns, colours, samples- and other LYS owners- so nice to put a face to the name!!
Then off to the warehouse for a girl's all time favorite sport??- you guessed it- SHOPPING...

I'll give you a sneak peek- here's what on the way....
We have Aran Tweed- great colours- family patterns- Loyal DK- new colours & multis- Aspire a beautiful chunky soft yarn-and so many more...

My favorite has to be: Waikiwi sock yarn- NZ merino, Alpaca, Possum and a touch of nylon- 7 Plain colours & multis... I can't wait to make a pair or two...

All n all- we had a fantastic day... Many thanks to our hosts for the day.. Oh, and let's not forget- the Brenda WON a yarn draw... one bag of Zara the softest extra fine merino.. lucky girl!!

Friday, June 11, 2010

It's a Red & white SALE @ Grey Heron

Come and celebrate with us!!

All Red & White clothing 50% savings!!

Summer cotton skirts $19.99 - limited supply

Clearance tent items- Odds N Sods - Good deals!!

One day only...

Thursday July 1st 10am - 4pm

Our Shelridge - Cabin Fever "Ridges" Sock that rocks!!!


I had so much fun choosing from my Shelridge sock yarn bin.
What about the black/grey variegated with the hot pink- my version of Licorice Allsorts :) That would be cute... what about the Scottish Highlands- shades of purples, lichen, greens with the lichen or green contrast... that would work too.... I settled on Deserts of Tucson... turqs, rust browns with touches of blues :) that's it!!!
And here it is.... Heather Hufton has created this beauty exactly to pattern.
Brenda and I were teasing her about switching up the contrast colours- but as you can see by the finished socks- we have two opposite colourways- and I love it!!
Who needs totally matching socks? It is more fun to let your creative slip hang down or in this case your socks....
Kudos to Heather for a beautiful creation- Thanks to Shelridge for such fab yarn to work with and of course thanks to Cabin Fever Ridges socks pattern...
P.S.- Heather did pick up one more skein of variegated to make a matching pair:)
P.P.S.S. - Cabin Fever has a new sock book in the works that will be ready for the fall. Our Brenda Harris is working together with Deb and Linda to bring this much needed project to completion. Stay tuned...

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Collingwood's Pine Street- new "Yorkville"

We are all located on Pine Street in Collingwood- eclectic- exciting- world class and so much more

Buddha Dog - Amazing organic foods, sourced locally, "Taste the best of Grey/Bruce/Collingwood region - find out more @ buddhafoodha.com

Isis Photography- Here's a fabulous contemporary photography studio - "for people who are looking for something out of the ordinary" find out more @ isisphotography.ca

Dags and Willow- Fine cheeses and gourmet foods- If you're a cheese lover you just can't miss Dags. Their St. Agur blue cheese is my fav- find out more @ dagsandwillow.ca

Grey Heron- We have travelled the world to bring you fine Scandinavian fashions. Handpainted silks from Canada, Irish Tweed country caps- straight from the shores of Ireland
Stop by our natural wool shop too- you'll be glad you did..
find out more @ greyherondesigns.com

The Huron Club- Collingwood's newest restaurant- opening soon- Open 7 days a week- meet for lunch, business meeting, dinner our enjoy a Sunday afternoon on the patio listening to Jazz
find out more @ thehuronclub.ca

Azzura- Fabulous dining spot on Pine- Fine fresh foods- exemplary service- Italian menu- serving our local Coffin Ridge wines , find out more @ azzura.ca

So, that wraps it up-