January Newsletter

Happy New Years, my crafters!!

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season, with lots of love, laughter, and happiness. The New Year is a great time to look back on the past year, on all your successes, be they big or small, and to look forward on the year to come: with all it’s potential and possibilities! I know my little shop has come so far this last year, and all my successes are because of you. I am so happy to have you all as customers!

January is not just for reflection, it’s also a time to craft. It’s time for self-love projects. Time for all the projects for *YOU* that get set aside in lieu of gifts for others.
What do you plan to make for you, this year? Hopefully, it’s something you’ve always wanted to make 🙂 I’ve decided to start the year off with a sweater for myself. Something simple, but from pretty yarn. Something I can wear everyday if I want…and oh, how I want (especially with all this snow!). I can’t wait! Would you like to knit or crochet a sweater, too? A few customers and I are thinking about making sweaters together, and would love more folks to join in! I’ll be knitting the Weekender sweater by Andrea Mowry (see link below in Pattern Roundup). I have a few more patterns in shop for this, or it can be easily purchased on Ravelry. Or, you can choose something you’ve always wanted to make! Get togethers for knitting on Wednesdays Sit & Stitch or possibly Saturdays in the late afternoon? Say, mid-January, to let folks get supplies together? Let’s do this!

January Hours:

Tuesday – Saturday: 9:30 – 4:30pm
Sunday & Monday: Closed
Jan 25 & 26: 11:30am – 3:30pm

January Sales:

Clearance (on sale at 40% off, until they are gone):
– Bernat Giggles – a worsted weight, soft acrylic yarn in 5 pretty, retro baby colours
– Kartopu Zincir – a DK weight, machine washable acrylic/wool blend
– Patons Lace and Lace Sequins – a lace weight yarn, in a soft haloed acrylic/mohair/wool blend
– Bernat Sox – a varigated fingering, that is perfect for kids and folks allergic to wool
– Debbie Bliss yarns – Rialto Lace superwash merino, Eco Baby fair-trade cotton, and Blue – Faced Leicester superwash Aran
– Patons Peak – a bulky fun yarn for hats and scarves in acrylic/nylon blend
– Bernat Mega Bulky – a soft acrylic jumbo yarn, perfect for quick cowls and scarves
– Red Heart Super Saver Ombre – a large acrylic ball in a fashion-forward ombre
– Knitters Pride Bamboo single point needles

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This last month, we received plenty of hand dyed yarn! So much new Black Cat Custom Yarn – in Everyday Sock and Double Double, as well as their Let’s Get Worsted base (and it won’t be long until we receive 4 colours of their bulky Stay Puft base, too!) and Ancient Arts Yarn – in their Socknado and DK bases. So much fun to play with!!

We also received super fun patterns from popular knit designers like Andrea Mowry, Joji Locatelli, and Stephen West (and so many more)! Need a new project? I have shawl, hat, and sweater patterns to get you started crafting this January!

We have tons of fun accessories and tools, and just today have received a shipment of Rose & Purl handmade luxury faux fur Pom Poms! I can’t wait to put one on my new hat!

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Donation!

Last year, we had a ton of eyelash yarn donated to the shop from someone’s stash. We offered them in our shop, by donation only, with proceeds to go to our local SPCA (which does not have a branch, and is completely volunteer!). We collected $70 in proceeds and handed it over in December! We are so proud to help out this local organization, and so very proud of all our customers that donated to this wonderful cause.

CLASSES:
We have classes and Troubleshooting Tuesdays set up for January and February. Go check out the Classes & Meetings page on our website!

 

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PATTERN ROUNDUP!

I thought today I would share my absolute favourite knit sweaters on Ravelry. There are so many amazing patterns, and I want to try them all! Maybe this year, even!

Sipila by Caitlin Hunter – a top-down circular knit colourwork sweater in fingering weight that positively SHINES in hand dyed yarn.
The Weekender by Andrea Mowry – a drop shoulder, boxy sweater that works up amazingly quickly in worsted weight yarn. This will probably be my first sweater of the year…anyone want to join in and knit it with me??
Beekeeper Cardigan by Marie Greene – an open, textured 3/4 sleeve cardigan. I hear that this is so fun to knit!
The Rose Cardigan by Andrea Mowry – a pretty cabled open cardigan, worked in a fade of sport weight yarn. I might just need to source sport weight yarn for the shop, just for this sweater!
Poet by Sari Nordlund – to view on Ravelry, but currently only available in the Laine Magazine issue #6 (available in my shop). The Poet is a beautiful, top-down seamless sweater worked in fingering weight yarn, with lace front and back. This pretty pullover is very high on my list!
V-neck Boxy by Joji Locatelli – a super-boxy, v-neck sweater worked top-down in fingering weight for plenty of ease, but no bulkiness. I just love light-weight sweaters for Spring and lounging, too!


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