Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Apple Pie Trail Stop # 3

Grey Heron Yarn Shop, a crafter’s paradise located in historic Downtown Collingwood, opened its doors in 2009 and has been serving the knit and crochet community with skeins and skeins of beautiful and texturally alluring products ever since. This quaint shop offers a wide range of yarn weights in both natural and synthetic fibres, pattern books, knit & crochet magazines, as well as knitting accessories and notions. Among the many knitting kits available is the Apple Pie Sock Kit, which contains enough yarn plus the pattern to create an adult sized pair of socks available in charming colours modeled after the local apples such as Ginger Gold, Red Delicious and McIntosh. Also available, specifically designed for the Apple Pie Trail, are wooden shall pins and buttons made from local apple wood – each is truly unique and one of a kind - a great embellishment to adorn any handmade sweater, cardigan or shall. 

Grey Heron Yarn ShopOwner, Karen Farmilo is a self-taught knitting expert who offers a fantastic calendar of classes available from beginner knitting and crochet to more complicated classes that focus on lace, cables and Fair Isle, a knitting technique that use three or more colours. When you start to learn to knit or crochet, it’s nice to know that expert advice is always available. While many of us love to knit our Christmas presents, Karen’s advice is to start as early as July or August giving yourself more time than needed ‘just in case’. For more information about the Grey Heron Yarn Shop visit their website.
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Friday, February 20, 2015

Knitting a Warm Wrap- Knit-Along Challenge - Are You Ready?

A little warm knitting for this frigid weather – Knit-Along Challenge
Join us for a fun knitting adventure
Jared Flood has created this gorgeous wrap called “Guernsey”

This is a fun Traditional Channel Island textured knit

We have five yarn choice options ranging in price from 

$30.00 to $60.00

Beautiful colours and textures available!!

So, what’s the challenge you ask??

1) Buy your yarn for this project @ Grey Heron
2) Start your project on Sunday March 1, 2015
3) Finish Guernsey by Tuesday March 31, 2015
4) Now, your name is entered in our draw for a chance to –
WIN a set of HiyaHiya Magic Loop needles – valued @ $60.00
Sign up by Saturday February 28, 2015 @ 4:00pm

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Grey Heron Fall Knitting Retreat Weekend 2015

It’s that time of year where our plans are well under way for the Fall Knitting 

Retreat weekend at Chantry Breezes B&B 
located in beautiful Southampton Ontario - shores of Lake Huron


Mark your calendars - Thur. Sept 17th - Sun Sept 20th - 2015

This year we will have a few extra special events:
Experimenting with Colours
Traditional Intarsia
Knitted Tartan
Heritage Textured Knitting
Beaded Delicate Purse - sized for Smart phone, Lippie and Visa
Pricing to follow: Held at Chantry Breezes B&B Southampton, ON

Enjoy good food, great friends, fun learning, awesome experience!!

More details to follow. Contact us if you have any questions.