May Newsletter

Spring has definitely sprung, here in the Cariboo! Now that almost all the snow is gone, many of us are looking outside at our gardens and flowers, preparing our trailers for camping, and generally getting ready for summer. Don’t forget that this is a great time to prepare for summer projects, too!

Spring Hours:
TuesdaySaturday 9:30am – 4:30pm
Sunday & Monday closed

Sales:
May 7 – 19: 15% off all Kroy Sock yarn. It’s time to get sock knitting!!
May 7 – 19: 15% off all double pointed sock needles (excluding Addi). Wood, metal, & bamboo!
May 14-26: 10% off Katia Infinity Shawl – a beautiful, 150g cake of gradient merino yarn.
All May: 10% off in-stock selection of Addi needles – precision German circulars.

Also remember that we carry Gift Certificates in any denomination…a great Mother’s Day gift!!

 

New Yarns this month:

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This last month has been super quiet. The only new yarn received was some beautiful Malabrigo Rios. 100g skeins of worsted, hand dyed Peruvian Merino. There are five colours in stock and they are oh, so soft!!
I have a great project set aside that will be beautiful in this yarn: the Hillview Road Cowl. It’s a lovely slipped stitch cowl, worked in the round, that is a simple, quick project. I can print you a copy, if you’d like to try it out in the Rios!

 

GIVEAWAYS!!!

Now that I have your attention, we are going to have two needle (and yarn!) giveaways this month!

The first giveaway is for a pair of Knitters Pride Cubics interchangeable needles in 5mm size and one cable (in any length). These are laminated wood needles with a square profile, that is considered more ergonomic than traditional round needles, and easier on your hands. These will come with a skein of our lovely Cascade Ultra Pima cotton DK yarn. Super soft and shiny, you can pick the colour of your choice!

To enter, just come on into the shop and drop your name & number into the giveaway box! The value of the giveaway is $30, and the winner will be picked May 31st.

The second giveaway is for a set of Addi Flexi-flip Double Pointed needles in 2.75mm. I have a new order of them on their way to the shop and can’t wait to share them with you!! Flexi-flips are an innovation in sock knitting. They have three double pointed needles with a small flexible cable in the center of each one. One end of each needle is a standard point and the other is a lace point, so they are very versatile. The reviews of them are excellent!

To enter, just come on into the shop and drop your name & number into the giveaway box! The value of this giveaway is $29.95, and the winner will be drawn May 13th, just in time for Mother’s Day! (you know you need some beautiful new sock needles for Mother’s Day!

For all our giveaways, pretty please – only one entry per person!

 

Classes and Events:

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Troubleshooting Tuesdays!
Having problems with reading a pattern? Can’t remember how to fix a mistake in your knitting? Every other Tuesday, our knitting guru, Helen, will be available from 1 to 3pm for our free drop-in Knitting 911 at the shop. Bring in your project or questions on May 15th & 29.

Wednesdays Sit & Stitch
Every Wednesday at 1pm, we have a stitchy get together right here in the shop. Bring your current WIP (work in progress) and come visit over coffee or tea!

KNITTING CLASSES:

May : TBD in the next few days! (but we’re also taking requests!!)

Private lessons:
Have questions or need instruction that will take longer than 15 minutes or so? Private lessons can be scheduled, dependent on teacher availability, for $29/hour.

 

New Phototastic Collage

Our shop has partnered with Knitted Knockers Alberta! We are so excited to stock the required yarn and be a drop off point for this fantastic cause!!

Knitted Knockers are a volunteer made breast prosthesis for women who have had a mastectomy. They are a soft, lightweight alternative to the standard gel-filled prosthesis that many women find heavy, and hot to wear. Knitted Knockers fit into a regular bra where they take on the shape of a real breast. They are provided free of charge to women who have had a mastectomy.

To find out how to become a volunteer knitter for this cause, or how to get a pair of Knitted Knockers for your own use, please come on into our shop and we will give you all the details you need. I also have a sample Knocker in the shop, so you can see and feel what they are like.


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