Thursday, September 22, 2011

Knit Fest 2011... we're having FUN!!!

Grey Heron presents: KNIT FEST 2011

Knit a BASIC TOP DOWN baby cardigan & then LET'S PLAY

Get your creative juices flowing – Spend the day with Deb Gemmell from Cabin Fever

Vendor market – FREE draws – Lunch included

Saturday October 29, 20119:00am to 4:00pm – Ravenna Hall, The Blue Mountains - $65.00 + HST


Here’s your chance to enhance your transferable knitting skills. This class is the jumping off point to adding a pattern to your socks, hats, mittens and sweaters.

During the class you will knit a baby-sized Top Down cardigan following the pattern provided.

This simple garment will be your blank canvas.

Now let’s have some fun. Add a stitch pattern into the body of the sweater, play with the neckband, cuffs and bottom border of the sweater.

Make this sweater your own creation.

There will be lots of help as you take your first step away from the basic pattern.

Materials list:

Beginner/Intermediate Level knitter

Paper, pen, measuring tape, 8 ring markers, sewing up needle

Bring: DK weight yarn, 2 circular needles in the size recommended by your yarn (2 lengths - 40cm/16” long and 60cm/24” long) , a set of double-pointed needles Check the website for more patterns. We will have a selection of Cabin Fever yarns and patterns there in the market area for purchasing.

Call for more details 705-444-0370 Grey Heron 66 Pine Collingwood

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

not just any Heel cream...

This weekend Brenda went shopping for Grey Heron. - a fine job was done!!One item on my list was a fabulous Heel cream manufactured by SOAK. I've tried and it's wonderful... leaves your heels feeling refreshed, soft, not greasy - just ready for your hand knit socks... speaking of socks.... $10.00
Kate Atherley AKA Wise Hilda blogger designed the red & white striped sock for the latest Vogue magazine. She was so kind to post the free sock pattern on her blog...

Do take the time to read her blog. As I say "it's all about the math" read her blog- she says the same... BTW- this sock pattern covers off size women's S to men's XL...
Send Kate a quick message thanking her for the download...

Monday, September 12, 2011

Looking for new patterns???

If you are looking for exciting patterns by delightful designers- check out this group. You will find them on ravelry or just Google their name. Have fun...

April Klich, Army of Knitters, Atenti, Bag Hardware, Bekah Knits, Cocoknits

Connie Chang Chinchio, Cookie A, Cosmicpluto Knits, Crafty Diversions

Deep South Fibers, Designs by Romi, Dull Roar, French Press Knits

FreshStitches, Grace Akhrem, Grannycore, Heirloom Stitches

Imagine Knit Designs, Indigirl, Irish Girlie Knits, Joji, Kate Jackson Knits

Kira K Designs, Knit and Tonic, Knitterell, Leigh Radford, Marie Grace Designs

Miriam Felton, MJM Crafts, Olgajazzy, Pam Powers Knits, Pick Up Sticks

Roo Designs, SKIF, SKNITSB, Stolen Stitches, The Shetland Trader

Tiny Owl Knits, Tot Toppers, Tree Knitter Designs, Westknits

When I Grow Up, Woolly Wormhead, Ysolda Teague

Neon Buddha & Pure arrive @ Grey Heron

Lifestyle clothing for travel, work, home, yoga & you.
Designed in Canada
100% preshrunk cotton blends

The Fall collections have just arrived!!... beautiful colours, styles & trimmings...
We have changed our clothing sizes to include 14 - 24 or M/L to 3X only..
We are very excited to move forward with fun fashion in women's sizes.

Our fall NB/Pure collection has flowing tunics, matching pants, wonderful sweaters (cardies & vests) to match... several stand alone jackets.. long sleeve Tees - scoop - v - crew - cowl - ruched turtleneck.. line details that shape our curves - neck ruffles ever so flattering and did I mention TUNIC length... yes indeed..
Gorgeous wraps for fall.. with more on the way... Do stop by... enjoy fall fashions with colour, style & details...

Friday, September 9, 2011

Fall knitting class info

Grey Heron Fall 2011 knitting class info

Hello everyone,

Fall is fast approaching and you know what that means… sweater time… and the Poncho is back

That’s right… the warm & cosy poncho is the hottest item for fall has a multitude of beautiful selections to choose from

My fav is the A Very Harlot Poncho by Yarn Harlot.. easy, accommodating – just right

Check out a few of Cabin Fever poncho patterns – perfect for a Mom & Daughter


This year we will be offering morning, afternoon and evening classes.

Our first class will be a Refresher of Knitting Skills class

Wednesday October 5 & 12 & 19 from 10:00am to 11:30am OR 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Learn casting on/off; increasing; decreasing, choosing your yarn;

reading your pattern, labels, gauge +++

This class will be working with straight and/or circular needles.

Your choice of class project- scarf or hat

Handouts provided

Class fee- $50.00 +HST for the three week program –

workshop material yarn + pattern(s) included *project yarn & needles extra

More details provided upon registration


Our second class will Learning to knit with Double point needles

Wednesday October 26th & Nov 2th & Nov 9th

from 10:00am to 11:30am OR 7:00pm to 8:30pm

How to cast on with four needles; to join without gaps; prevent ladders between needles;

join so stitches don’t twist; knit in the right direction +++

Mittens, Fingerless mitts, Top down Hat, Hat in the round, Leg warmers

Handouts provided

Class fee- $50.00 + HST for the three week program- workshop material yarn + pattern(s) included * project yarn & needles extra

More details provided upon registration


Our third class will feature Make your 1st sweater

Wednesday Nov 16th & Nov 23rd & Nov 30th from 10:00am to 11:45am OR 7:00pm to 8:45pm

Your skills from the previous two classes have lead to this point, so let’s get ready to make your first sweater.

This class will set you on the right path to making wonderful sweaters!!

Learn all the skills required to make a sweater – gauge to get the size right, increases/decreases left/right slanting, neck shaping, shoulder shaping, front button-hole band, seaming and more….

We will make a small sized sweater with all features listed above. This class is the perfect learning tool.

This project can be completed during the 3 week class period.

Class prerequisite: knit/purl, increase, decrease

Class fee- $75.00 + HST - three week program-

pattern included * project yarn & needles extra


Wednesday Dec 7th, 14th & 21st morning & evening - set aside for special project knitting.

More info to follow


The afternoon classes on Wednesdays from 1:00pm to 3:00pm are set aside for an Intermediate knitter group. They work on special projects of their choice - with guidance provided if needed.

Here are a few examples of up coming projects we will offer

Moebius (Infinity) scarf, Socks, Felting, Thrum knitting, Multidirectional Scarf, Lacework

Ask for more details


Classes will fill quickly - get back to us to register **

Materials for class must be purchased @ Grey Heron;

Classes are to be pre-paid in advance; non-refundable; non-transferable

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding classes, give me a call or drop by.


Grey Heron

66 Pine Street,

Collingwood, ON

L9Y 2N7


Follow us to Blue Mountain Village

We will be featured in the Apple Pie Trail vendor market. Stop by.. say Hello.. and check out the Apple Pie sock yarns....

The 5th annual TASTE OF BLUE presented by Collingwood Whisky kicks off this Saturday at noon until 5pm.

Guests can sample food, beer, wine and liquor from over 13 Village Patios plus the Culinary Market featuring members of the Apple Pie Trail.

Live music starts at noon with Pop & Jazz Sensations Coco Love Alcorn and Brian Macmillan – back by popular demand after great success at the recent Peak to Shore Music Festival. Coco & Brian will play at noon and again at 4pm.

Tasting kits are $20 each and the first 600 include a signature bag with a sampling glass from Collingwood Whisky. Also included in the bag will be a map and itemized list of food and drink samples that will take you from Sunset Grill, along Water Street, up to the Village Plaza and over to the Oliver & Bonacini patio. In total guests can visit over 16 food and drink locations including local wines from Coffin Ridge and Georgian Hills Vineyard along with Creemore Beer and Thornbury Cider.

Three local chefs will showcase the tricks of their trade including the Collingwood Cooking Academy at 1pm, Rocky Raccoon cafe from Owen Sound at 2pm and Rusty’s at Blue at 3:15pm.

Free children’s activities will run from 1-4pm including free cookie decorating and face painting on Water Street.

Come early to get your Tasking Kit bag - stay late to enjoy a variety of local food & drink!