Friday, October 28, 2011

Knit Cafe success story

Thursday was our launch of the Thursday afternoon drop in Knit Cafe. Heather was winding yarn for her latest project - a grey felted bucket hat.
Ladies started arriving with bags in tow. We discovered three projects from years past that needed finishing. All sweaters in an almost finished state- but not quite... needed Eatons Lady Fair aran colour for two of the projects. The other sweater in need of a collar was rust in colour. It had very deep sleeve cuffs so with a little discussion Shirley decided cutting the ribbed cuff off and replacing it with a beautiful rust tweed was going to do it. So, the cuffs and collar will be a beautiful rust tweed. With Heather's guidance Shirley will get started at their next knitting group meeting in Markdale and by the time our next cafe happens they rust sweater will be one it's way to completion. whew!! oh and she will stop @ Hilda's for a custom cut zipper for the closure.
Now, Min's sweater needs some help but with luck Brenda who also joined us for the afternoon has an Eaton's stash at home- how handy was that!! and the chances of that- slim to nil... stroke of luck!! With the stars a lining Min may just get the chance to finish this beautiful fair isle sweater. Jan was working on a luscious alpaca ribbed scarf. I had a small show n tell- a wrap nearly done knit in Sirdar Indie- a chunky multi colour. The purple and green peek through the dark browns with delight. It will be nice and warm... oh and my Tilli silk twinkle scarf that my dogs decided to run around the house with the other day... I came home to find the ball of silk in one room and the scarf/needles etc in the other... They took one look at me and headed for the hills... their frolic was over and trouble was ahead... never mind- it's all good and the dogs are alive and well...
So, I look forward to next week- do drop by and say hello... K

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Launching new Apple themed sock yarns

We've been hard @ work in the creative department. Our latest pattern has been created by Heather Hufton of our Grey Heron Knit Cafe.

This spectacular apple leaf pattern works all over the sock right down to the toes... We have our mohair blend and superwash merino kits already to go...

Sample has been made up in Shelridge yarns ina beautiful Lime green. Stop by the shop and pick up an Apple Pie Trail sock yarn kit. It's all Canadian!! eh...

Knit Cafe opens Thursday Oct 27th...

Our drop by Knit Cafe opens on Thursday Oct 27th... Come spend a fun afternoon knitting with Heather. Bring your projects- haul them out of the closet- we all have them- dust them off and head for the Cafe.
We serve coffee/tea and sweets- good laughter- good fun- good learning- can't be bad for the spirit....

We will not have formal teaching as this is a drop in setting- but Heather will be able to get you on the right path if you have strayed.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Pom Pom ribbed hat


Here's our first of many hat patterns for the colder weather. It can be made for just under $20.00. Made in Viking Garn chunky it knits up in a flash.
It's a fun style- great for skiing- cross country skiing- winter walking

Monday, October 17, 2011

Knit Fest 2011

This is a new event for our area of Grey/Bruce/Simcoe counties. Well renowned Canadian knitting "Top Down" specialist Deb Gemmell will be our guest instructor for the day. We are so fortunate to have Deb live in our county. www.cabinfever.ca
This class is to inspire your knitting creativity, provide you with the tools to change a basic pattern into a gem.
The event takes place on Saturday October 29th from 9 - 4... lunch provided- vendor market

So make the call to join in the fun. 705-444-0370

Knit Fest 2011 hosted by Grey Heron Wool Shop
66 Pine St, Collingwood

www.greyherondesigns.com

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Look what just arrived


two fabulous mags- and a new one too with a wonderful sweater...
Knit Wear takes one sweater and creates different styles from the same pattern... good learning tool...
Knitting Traditions as usual has magnificent Swedish and Finnish patterns from days gone by. They never good out of style.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

APPLE PIE TRAIL WINS ONTARIO TOURISM CULINARY EXPERIENCE AWARD

APPLE PIE TRAIL WINS ONTARIO TOURISM CULINARY EXPERIENCE AWARD

October 5, 2011 (Hamilton, Ontario) // The Blue Mountains Apple Pie Trail was awarded best Ontario Tourism Culinary Experience Award this week at the Ontario Tourism Summit in Hamilton, Ontario. Accepting on behalf of the Trail was Patti Kendall the Marketing Manager for the Blue Mountain Village.

Kendall, excited and honoured to win the award said, “We have everything it takes to deliver amazing visitor experiences and compete with other world-class experiences in Ontario. The Apple Pie Trail combines culinary, adventure and agriculture to provide visitors a unique opportunity to get involved with our beautiful landscape, meet our locals, taste our terroir and return to the area again and again driving tourism for the region.” Kendall continued, “Special thanks to our partners and supporters including our 32 trail businesses who enthusiastically provide authentic local products and experiences all year long, and our sponsors who believed we could successfully collaborate on this amazing regional tourism product. Our key sponsors include Global Fruit/The Red Prince Apple, Blue Mountain Resorts, The Westin Trillium House, Scenic Caves, Scandinave Spa, Free Spirit Tours, Collingwood Downtown, Municipality of Meaford, Town of The Blue Mountains and Grey County. Thank you.”

The 32 members of the Apple Pie Trail include:
Collingwood Downtown: Café Chartreuse, Espresso Post, Heavenly Sweets, Downtown Farmer’s Market, Tesoro Mercato, Collingwood Cooking Academy, Grey Heron Designs
Blue Mountain Village: Rusty’s at Blue Bar& BBQ, RoyalMajesty Espresso Bar Bakery, 3 Guys and a Stove, Oliver Bonacini Café Grill, The Pottery Restaurant
Craigleith: Craigleith Heritage Depot
Thornbury: Oakley’s Field Fresh Market, Ashanti Coffee Estate, Thornbury Bakery Café, The Cheese Gallery, Sisi on Main
Clarksburg: The Honey House, Clarksburg Farmers Market, Matilda Swanson Gallery, Loft Gallery
Beaver Valley: The Farmer’s Pantry, Blackbird Pie Co. (previously Blue Mountain Gourmet), Georgian Hills Vineyard, Ravenna Country Market, Apple Top Farm
Meaford: Grandma Lambe’s, Meaford Farmer’s Market, Coffin Ridge Boutique Winery
Owen Sound: Owen Sound Farmers’ Market, Rocky Raccoon Café

The trail is in its second full year and is receiving much International attention from Ontario Tourism and the Canadian Tourism Commission with media and travel trade trips from Japan, Mexico, England, Korea and Germany, coming exclusively to experience the area and the Trail. Additionally, Trail Adventure packages are available to guests to Blue Mountain and residents alike to enjoy the culinary adventure experiences that support local businesses, local agriculture and the apple growers of Georgian Bay. Visit www.applepietrail.ca


Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Sweater Kits yarns in house!!





OMG!! These yarns are wonderful... Silky mulberry , merino & ewe, and more... in colours that are exciting... check it out... http://www.sweaterkits.com/
We have kits too...

Stop in... they are irresistible

New colours for our Apple Pie Trail sock yarns




Georgian blues



Grape Harvest




We have expanded our colour range in the Apple Pie Trail sock yarns. The Georgian Blues of course created for the many shades of blue waters along our bay. The Grape Harvest is a multi mix of colours. They will arrive this month.