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Knit Red - Stitch Red on order

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Maybe you have heard about this new book- chatter on facebook and other blogs have talked up this new book release.  Proceeds from the book sales will help educate women about heart health.
Here's a brief description;
 Knit Red, an instant classic and must have coffee table knitting treasure for every knitter. This book contains 30 fabulously red garments and accessories designed and donated by celebrity designers who openly share their personal experiences with Heart Disease and tips on how they stay heart healthy! You will find designs by: Debbie Bliss, Nicky Epstein, Jared Flood, Kieran Foley, Norah Gaughan, Jeanne Giles, Tanis Gray, Cornelia Tuttle-Hamilton, Kim Hargreaves, Sarah Hatton, Kristen Ashbaugh-Helmreich, Kit Hutchin, Lindsey Jacobellis, Daniela Johannsenova, Andrea Jurgrau, Barry Klein, Maie Landra, Cecily Glowik MacDonald, Deborah Newton, Ann Norling, Deborah Norville, Melissa Morgan Oakes, Michele Rose Orne, Iris Schreier, Diane Soucy, Debbie…

Knit Scene Accessories magazine arriving

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The summer accessories magazine is arriving this week. It is filled with wonderful projects.
Tams, Berets, Slouchy hats, socks, sweaters - great looks
The Check Slouch in black and white looks like it might be my first project.
http://www.knittingdaily.com/blogs/knitscenemagazine/archive/2012/05/18/knitscene-accessories-2012.aspx
Have a look for your self..

Clothing BLOW OUT SALE..

It's expand the wool shop time--- SO, we are clearing out our clothing... SALE racks 19.99 and 29.99 and 49.99... Spring and off season clearance...
Check it out..

July Class info

June Class Info

Ok, here we go... Since June is almost here mark your calendars and get ready to have fun!!
Wednesday June 6th – Knit in Public day 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Join us for the afternoon on the porch @ 66 Pine for Worldwide Knit in Public Week.. Bring your knitting, crocheting, your wheel or your loom -  Free draws – Yarn specials – Bring your lawn chair – a friend - a litle yarn bombing - lots of laughs - great coffee - yummy treats Heavenly Sweets CafĂ© has planned a lovely lunch for anyone who wishes to dine there before our afternoon gets going. www.heavenlysweetscafe.com Heli is offering a free organic Kicking Horse coffee with the purchase of her lunch.
Thursday June 7th – Baby Surprise Jacket class – 3 part class $45.00
This 3 part class will provide you with all the help you need to complete this fabulous pattern made famous by Elizabeth Zimmermann. We start with an in depth review of the pattern and options for a hood, i-cord trim, size and yarn choices. $45.00 for the set of 3 classes …

Fun day

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Today started with a drive over to the Rogers TV station here in Collingwood for an interview on the Georgian Life show. The show producer discovered Grey Heron's Knit in Public day and thought it was a great idea to chat about. What a great segment.. fun, exciting, informative and apparently clothing is optional because if we are fast knitters we should have something whipped up in no time flat...LOL
Back to the shop for a late opening- Donna had arrived with her latest lovely Coral Lacey Shrug... It's a stunner!!... The pattern will be available as fast as I can get the picture and pattern together on paper... I'm dragging my feet today - didn't get much sleep last night... the coffee's a brewing, thank God for that...
Jane Austen knits 2012 issue just arrived in the mail today. OMG full of wonderful patterns. I have already picked out Margaret Dashwood's shawl... now for the yarn choice and/or colour choice... I'll take my time deciding..














My Lorna's…

Weekend driving = 3 Herons + 2 White Egrets

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We love picnicing and driving on our weekend outings. Off to Southampton on Lake Huron we went on Sunday... what a day for a drive... the weather was fab and the picnic lunch spot was wonderful as usual... It's tucked away on the shores, near the harbour... hedge rows around, tables,  shade and of course Jim's great picnic lunch... two veggie salads, a little fresh gluten free bread, cheese (sharp old cheddar:)), two cans of ginger ale, a little Sleeman's for added nutrition... and a wonderful cake slice from the European bakery in Owen Sound... oh, and the healthy bean chips with dip... all that in our trusty picnic basket... We drove around marvelling at the beautiful old homes - I imagining we owned one.. and at days end back home... and along the way the herons and egrets were hanging in the small roadside ponds enjoying the fishing... 
Have a look at our hard work sprouting... 

The bird activity at our feeders was just amazing... cardinals, blue jays, downy woodpeck…

Wed and Thurs group

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Camera's leave you at their mercy when the battery charger goes missing... it will turn up but when it's ready... in the mean time I have borrowed my husband's camera for a few shots of group. It's been a busy week. Planning summer classes, planning for our Yarn Crawl to Koigu & Philosophers Wool. Of our Knit in Public day is planned for Wed June 6th. It should be a fab day - bring your lawn chair, knitting, crocheting, spinning etc... a friend and join us on our front porch. Free draws- Shop specials 


Knit in Public Day

Join us for Knit in Public Day on Wednesday June 6, 2012 @ Grey Heron wool shop. 66 Pine Street, Collingwood    1:00pm to 4:00pm

Have fun with us!! Bring your knitting, crocheting or your spinning wheel... and a friend... a lawn chair

We're on the porch, front lawn and walkway... Snacks and drinks will be available...

Heavenly Sweets Cafe will be preparing a wonderful lunch menu if you wish to buy your lunch there- you receive a free cup of Kicking Horse coffee... http://www.heavenlysweetscafe.com/contact.htm

Free draw.... Shop specials...

Racey lacey

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Well, today was an absolute riot!!... Heather brought in premade bags of starter mix for her Mennonite cake/bread... well as soon as the girls found they were to "squeeze the bag" for ten days, adding ingredients at different intervals - one can only imagine where our minds went- straight to the gutter of course!!
The jokes were flying - laughter was in the air and knitting was going along just fine.. we went from the Queen Mum, to the Queen and Philip and on from there... Then we chatted about the fact that since you could down load books to a kindle - soft porn books were selling like crazy... had to be the extra large moon this week causing our wild and crazy stories... what ever it was-  we laughed like pixies... good for the soul..
Just to prove we were actually knitting - here's the pics

Karen P was working on her Herringbone scarf. Margaret was rethinking her Miss Lambert's lace. Dallas was moving right along on her Miss L... Julia popped in for jokes, Beverl…

Lorna's Laces on the way

I'm so excited - my colour cards of Lorna's is now on the way... and a few bits like Jeans, Chocolate, and Charcoal in Fisherman - worsted weight 500yds.. oh ya...
Check out the colours for your self and let me know what you want... in any weight of yarn...
Since they dye to order- you can have your own colour choice...

http://www.lornaslaces.net/index.html



Frill Seeker scarf yarn... on the way

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It's on the way so get ready for fabulous summer colours to match your favorite outfit. The original Frill Seeker scarf yarn hit the market a while back with such a huge force and it has kept on going.
A new kid on the block called Frill Seeker Precious Metal has now arrived. With just the same impact as the original yarn but with a touch of bling!! These will retail for $14.99. Working with 10 sts will give you a wonderful scarf but by using 6 - 7 sts you can squeeze out two scarves... why not... Here's the sneek peek...



So, there they are... the bottom four colours have the precious metal trim and the top four are the original Frill Seeker version. 
It will be here early next week...

Lacework Wednesday

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Well, the Miss Lambert's Lace Sampler was a hit... Carol went sailing along and knit a cute cotton summer scarf using the German lace pattern. The rest of her Baby Bamboo yarn has yet to arrive. She worked away on her second slip stitch sock.
Dallas dropped in to visit with us today. She has returned from her west coast adventures just in time to become a Gramma again. She was knitting at a shop in Sydney BC and started with her first toe up sock. Today she joined in with the lace sampler using a lovely soft grey silkmerino.
Pat dropped in too. She is still working on her lace mohair jacket with beads. It is so fine to see so as she said it may never get finished. She had a little Noro project with her to work away on. Oh and a beautiful lace scarf in soft peach.
Arlene's lace sampler is coming along nicely. She's knitting with Dawn a silk fine weight yarn in soft pink. It's a learning tool so it won't survive as a scarf in the end.
Ruth's lace is back in motio…

Soaking up vitamin D

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Sunday was such a lovely day we enjoyed our coffee at the Thornbury Bakery followed by the Town of Blue Mountains Volunteer awards. Jim received an award this year for all his hard work on behalf of the Chamber. We enjoyed a fish n chip picnic lunch @ the Meaford harbour. The lunch was fab and the sunshine was so needed. When I work inside all week I realized that I had not been outdoors in sometime.
Morley was so happy to have us both at home he was racing the yard "helping" out. At the end of the day he was tired. Here's a glimpse of our day.

Kate; Glenna; Ilga; Carol;

Now, here's a cast of characters that all yarn shops should know about. Kate and Glenna recently travelled up to Collingwood to teach @ our shop's annual KnitFest Spring 2012. What a blast we had. The knitters who attended are still chatting up a storm about their new skills. We now carry several of their patterns and Kate's book Beyond Knit and Purl - so the next time you drop in, please check them out.
Follow along with them on their blogs -
http://wisehilda.blogspot.ca/http://crazyknittinglady.wordpress.com/

Ilga is an East Coast designer of gorgeous fashion pieces. These flowing delightful wraps, shawls, vests and more showcase yarns to their fullest. The shop has numerous patterns on hand. Check out her website for her latest patterns. http://www.ilgaleja.com/collection.php 
Her Five Easy Pieces trunk show was here on display. It has now returned to Ilga.

Carol Feller is a new designer to the shop. She describes herself as; I enjoy designing knitwear that is well-shape…

Further to our Lace Sampler

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Well, for those who don't know, we started the Miss Lambert's Lace Sampler in class on Wednesday. One pattern each week over the next five weeks- so we can still work on our current projects...

Carol who always has said " Oh no lace!!" is now saying... "Oooh lace!!" the penny dropped, she get's it, it's musical - k2tog, YO, k2tog, YO ... it's like a little ditty... She just didn't stop at one she went the distance and ran out of yarn..LOL...
Here's the show stopper...


Way to go Carol!!.... Margaret as well came in on Thursday with her starting pattern in German lace and kept on going... She just might have a scarf made in the same lace pattern by next week... wonderful

The fear is gone when each pattern is boardered by garter rows- if there's a mix up, take it back to the first garter row and give it another go...


It's need a vest weather... still

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Yes, although we have nicer weather if we don't count the major rain/thunderstorm of last night, we still need a cover up of sorts.
Vests - that's my solution. If your back is warm your body temperature seems to work with that.
So, here's a few samples I have in mind.
The ever so popular Ribwarmer vest by - Elizabeth Z - short, cute, snug











not to be out done by these two gorgeous flowing vests of sorts by Ilga Leja


Or perhaps a vest of function - simple button up good ol' hardy one like - Patons

and last but not least- this cute simple lace ribbed vest by Twilley's

So, what ever vest you like, we have all these patterns @ the shop. Whether you choose Noro Silk Garden, Lamb's Pride bulky, Briggs & Little handpainted, Diamond Superfine Merino - it's your choice

Stay warm and cozy until the hot and sweatie days arrive... see you soon

Thursday Knit group

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Here's our Thursday recap-

Heather showed off a fab selection of yarns that followed her home from the UK. Beverley's mastering the art of Entrelac... cowl should be ready soon. Jan's grandson's bootcut overalls are just about finished. From our Wednesday group - Diane's making good progress on her baby sweater. Audrey is almost finished her husband's vest. Arlene has started her husband's vest and another baby blanket. Carol is finishing a WIP from days gone by... should be ready this week...

Miss Otis... Regrets arrives

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A couple of weeks ago, timing was right and a tweet popped up from Kate Atherley asking if anyone would be interested in a "test knit project" I couldn't resist... grey heron's ready - I tweeted... sure enough the pattern and instructions arrived... the wheels set in motion...
Donna happened to be here that day- so you guessed it... Hey Donna, are you up for a test knit project? We both scrambled to choose a yarn just right for the project... Donna arrived the very next day for the Thursday knit cafe with all but 10 rows knit... so by Friday the 10 rows were finished, the kerchief was blocked and gorgeous!!
Have a look - we have this very pattern here in the shop for sale... If you are  in doubt about your next quick fix - this is it...