Friday, December 14, 2012

Christmas shop hours

It's the time of year to spend holidays with your family - if you can. Set aside the busy work days for a little down time with the grandchildren - all 8 of them...

Very Best Wishes to you & yours from Grey Heron.... 

Christmas hours @ Grey Heron
Thursday Dec. 20 - open until 8pm
Friday Dec. 21 - open 10 - 5:30
Saturday Dec. 22 - open 10 - 5
Sunday Dec. 23 - open 11 - 4
Monday Dec. 24 - open 10 - 2
Tuesday Dec. 25 - CLOSED Merry Christmas!
Wednesday Dec. 26 - CLOSED Happy Boxing Day!
Thursday Dec. 27 - CLOSED
Friday Dec. 28 - reg hrs - yarn specials - stay tuned for more details!!
Saturday Dec. 29 - reg hrs
Sunday Dec. 30 - Tuesday Jan 1 - CLOSED Happy New Year!
Wednesday Jan. 2 - OPEN 10 - 5:30

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

New arrivals

If you are familiar with Ysolda Teague then you'll be happy to know we carry her patterns and books. One pattern called Ishbel, a gorgeous lace shawl has over 11,000 projects on ravelry and 4,800 knitters have queued it as a project for the future.


Ishbel - just beautiful!!





Then of course she has sweet patterns like Tiny Little shoes, the Ishbel Beret and the Hap Blanket...

Hap Blanket with beautiful lace trim
Ishbel beret - perfect made with Yarns of Rhichard Devrieze





Tiny Shoes- perfect for a baby's first Christmas





Friday, December 7, 2012

What Knitters do to please others

Here's a funny story I heard today. My friend was asked to knit a winter white hat for this lady. So, of course my friend sets out to do just that. Now, where is the merino cashmere yarn I had? Hum, searching bin after bin = no winter white MC to find... now what, well my friend is very resourceful - she realized the last of the yarn she needed was already knit into a beautiful sweater - so picking out the cuff she knits the hat unraveling the yarn from the sleeve of the just knit sweater... have you stopped laughing yet? Wouldn't you want a friend like mine?? My answer was, well you can give your one sleeve sweater to "J" the summer knitter who came out to our knit group - after all "J" designed & knit a one sleeved sweater... there is a back story to that design...
My friend hasn't decided what to do with her sweater, but she's the type of friend we all want to have.
In this case, one who gives you the sleeve off their sweater.

If you have a funny knitting story, send it along - laughter is so good for the soul!!