Archive for September, 2008

Back to School

Sunday, September 7th, 2008

Summer’s almost over and the air is crisp. It’s time to pick up the needles and knit some cozy things for the chilly days ahead… Why not learn a new skill while you’re at it? You can go back to school this Fall – we have some great classes scheduled for you.

Monday night it’s all about crochet in Point Grey. First up is the Crocheted Amigurumi Class starting on September 15, 7 – 9 pm. You’ll learn to make a cute little crocheted amigurumi doll in just two nights. Basic crochet skills are required for this class. If you can’t crochet but would like to learn how, register for Beginner Crochet, starting on October 6, 7 – 9 pm, for four consecutive Mondays.

Tuesday evenings in Edgemont will see Beginner Knitting starting on September 30, 7 – 9 pm for four sessions, and a Felted Bags class starting on October 7, 7 – 9 pm, also for four sessions. In Point Grey we’ll run the popular Sock Boot Camp where you’ll learn to knit a sock in just one night. There are six SBC’s scheduled with the first camp running on Tuesday, September 16 from 6 – 9 pm.

Sandra Dunkin will teach her popular Aran Block of the Month class in Edgemont on Wednesday evenings, 6 – 8 pm., starting on October 1. This class runs over 7 months, starting with simple twist patterns and progressing each month to more advanced cable work. You’ll complete a new block every month and by the last class you’ll be ready to finish your gorgous afghan! In Point Grey, the talented Sivia Harding will teach a Beginner Lace Knitting class, starting on September 17, 7 – 9 pm for four sessions. You’ll learn to knit Sivia’s beautiful Moonshadow Stole. Sivia will also teach a Jewelry Knitting class later this Fall, stay tuned for further details.

There are some great options on Thursday evenings in Edgemont with an Intermediate Knitting Class starting on October 2, a Hat Class starting on October 9 and a Fingerless Glove class starting on November 6. These classes will all run from 7 – 9 pm. Take your pick! And in Point Grey it’s back to the basics with a Beginner Knitting class starting on September 11, 7 – 9 pm for four sessions. If you’re ready to move beyond the basics, sign up for Beyond Beginner Knitting starting on October 9, 7 – 9 pm, also for four sessions.

Christa will be back in Point Grey on Friday afternoons, 1:00 – 2:30 pm, with her Painless Project sessions. Take this class to get help with a current project or to learn a new technique. Sign up for one or more classes, the first one runs on September 12.

Astor Tsang will be waiting for you on Sunday mornings in Point Grey with her Knitting Q & A class, 11:00 am to 12 noon. Bring your projects and questions to this quiet semi-private lesson for help with pattern reading, complicated stitches or finishing. Astor also has some great demos planned for the Fall, watch for further details in the next few weeks. Sandra Dunkin will run her Aran Block of the Month class in Point Grey on Sunday afternoons, 12:00 – 2:00 pm., starting on October 5.

Whew, what a great list of classes, I’m going to try to drop by and pick up a few new skills myself. For more information, have a look at our class schedule.

And if you don’t see what you’re looking for, we’re happy to customize a class for you. We’ll set up a lesson for one or more students with flexible class times. Grab a couple of friends and have fun learning a new skill together. For more details, phone Kathleen or Becky at 604-228-1122.

Simply Sublime

Friday, September 5th, 2008

We have a sublime new yarn, Organic Merino Wool DK:

It’s gently dyed with environmentally friendly products, using the softest organic merino wool fibers from Australia. Go green with this one.

And there’s a great new accompanying pattern book, with twenty fabulous designs for women, men, girls and boys:

It’s an inspiring collection of knits for cosy winter layering.

If you’re knitting for babies these days, be sure to check out the new Sublime book with nineteen designs for babies from 0 – 3 years:

Both the patterns and babies are adorable.

There’s also a fantastic new Sublime pattern book for kids aged one to twelve years of age:

This one is crammed full of fun and trendy designs that are perfect for any kids wardrobe. There are twenty-three designs in all. Simply sublime indeed!

Our special this week is RYC Soft Tweed at 50% off the regular price. This is a luxurious chunky yarn that’s perfect for new winter projects.

We have loads of new yarns, books, patterns and notions going out on the shelves right now and there’s lots more on the way. It’s a very inspiring time of year!

Boxes and Boxes

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

Man are we getting boxes…

Too busy to post but stay tuned for details.