Saturday, October 27, 2012

Breaking news- launching Yarns of Rhichard Devrieze


You are going to want to see these yarns. The colours are spectacular!! and you can find them on my shop shelves... Don't be shy, just head to Collingwood - call me - email me or shop online @ http://www.shopcollingwood.com/ and look for Grey Heron

Embers = yummy!!
Into the Shadow = no mystery here just 100% merino 













This is just s tease... check out Yarns of Rhichard Devreize for yourself = http://www.rdyarns.com/
Line up your next projects with this yarn in mind:)









Thursday, October 25, 2012

Manos - Silk blend is back...

Here's a lovely yarn - 30 Silk 70 Merino - DK weight 150yds 50gm skein - wonderful colours

Xmas Cowl = check
Lace Scarf = check
Lace Shawl = check
Check our ravelry - you'll find dozens of beautiful projects to make

Woodland 3109

Caribe 3116
Deep Sea 3302
Spumoni 3303

Move over Silk Garden - there's a new kid in town

Casablanca  by Cascade yarns has just arrived. We have some lovely colours.
Details -single ply yarn that is a blend of wool, silk and mohair - 8 colours in every skein
220yds, 100gms, 5mm, worsted weight yarn, $19.00

Neutrals 01
Denim Blues 02
Peacock 05
Reds 07
Fall 09
Jemstones 12
Southwest Desert 15


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

OPEN late Thursday - Beginner knitting class - Yarn special



Just a quick note to mention, we are now OPEN until 8:00pm on Thursdays, starting tomorrow night.


NEW!!!             Our evening Knit & Chat will run Thursday 6:30pm to 8:00pm

In the Classroom;    We will be offering a two part Beginner Knitting class November 8th and 15th from  6:00pm to 7:30pm $ 30.00
Pre-registration required. Yarn and handout included

Yarn specials;     Greenland by Cascade, 16sts = 4” @ 5.5mm Superwash Merino 137yds   
SALE $6.95 per ball


Happy knitting,
Karen

It must be fall- apples everywhere

I'm getting my fill of fresh Georgian Bay apples- yummy!! apples & cheese - apple butter - apple crisp

Courtesy of Kristen- here's her recipe for Apple Harvest "Bundt" Cake
 

Apple Harvest Cake
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease and flour a 12 cup bundt pan.
1 1/4 cup unbleached flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 Tablespoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 eggs
2 cups peeled and finely chopped apples
       (I used 2 large apples - one Red Delicious and one Honey Crisp)
1 cup nuts - walnuts taste best with apples.
In a large bowl, measure all dry ingredients and mix. Add remaining ingredients except apples and nuts. Beat for three minutes at medium speed. Mixture will be thick. By hand, stir in apples and nuts.
Bake in a 12 cup bundt pan at 325 degrees for 55 to 65 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.  The cake will be moist. Cool in pan for 15 minutes. Turn out and cool completely.
Top with the following glaze if you like things sweet:
Mix together:
1/2 cup powdered sugar - run through a sieve so it doesn't have lumps like mine did!
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
2 - 3 teaspoons milk. 
Drizzle over the cooled cake.
My cake had a bit of problems - I forgot to flour the pan after spraying it - so I would suggest a good coating of shortening or butter and some flour. Maybe it is time to retire my 30 year old bundt pan and look for one of those swanky silicone versions. Anyone have any experience with those? The glaze can be omitted.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

I Love Yarn Day



Knitters gather, chat, teach, laugh, learn- generally have a fun time together. 

That’s how I Love Yarn Day started….

We decided @ Grey Heron to do just that- have a fun day. 

Join us on Friday October 12, 2012 for a day of fun.

We offer short demos all day long.

New cast on cast off methods – How to make a pompom – Cabling without a needle – How to make a frilly scarf – Fun with beads – Thrumming examples


The fun begins at 10:00am – demos run all day
 

Bring your lunch and make a day of it. Drop in and out as your time permits. Check our schedule for up-coming classes





Learn to Crochet

Join us on Thursday october 11th from 10am to 12pm to learn to crochet.

Here is your chance to have fun with crocheting. Learn basic stitches, crocheted edges, flowers, curlyQs

We provide you with the basic crochet package;

Mini skeins of yarn, one hook, and the Learn to Crochet book.    $40.00

Pre-registration required


Making Felted Mittens

It is that time of year where our hands get chilly - so make a pair of felted mittens

Join us on Wednesday October 10th from 1:00pm to 3:00pm      $10.00 + materials

We will help you choose your yarn. Review the pattern. Learn about the felting process in a top load and front load washer.

Jump right in and get started. These make wonderful Christmas gifts!!  


Tuesday, October 2, 2012

New mags arrive - just in time for fall knitting

We have all three of these fabulous magazines in stock. Don't delay - pick yours up this week before the stock is gone.
As usual, each edition has tons of ideas, patterns, learning and just the right amount of interest.