Archive for December, 2008

Lantern Moon and More

Friday, December 5th, 2008

We’ve unpacked tons of Lantern Moon bags and baskets over the last couple of weeks. Lovely Round Drawstring baskets:

Brand new Jane and Ibiza baskets:

And a perennial favourite, Twisted Seagrass baskets from the Boca collection:

Stuff one of these baskets with a bunch of gorgeous yarn and admire your collection every time you walk by….

We’ve re-stocked the coveted Rosewood needles:

Both straights and DP’s. Spoil yourself with a set of these and you’ll never look back.

Silk needle cases make great holiday gifts:

And there are some great stocking stuffers. Peppermint Swirl tape measures:

Sheep tape measures:
There’s one black sheep in every bunch. We know who you are…
Or throw in a notepad holder, knit or crochet design, take your pick:

We were hard at work yesterday unpacking loads of new Malabrigo Worsted and Lace. Stunning new colours. We also put out tons of Manos Del Uruguay kettle-dyed wool and the new Manos Silk Blend. Gorgeous….

There’s a fantastic new book on our shelves, Earthworks, by Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton:

With several terrific new designs for the Earth Collections yarns, cashmere, silk and alpaca. All so scrumptious and soft…

We’ve never had so much yarn on hand before, we know we’ve gone a bit overboard when the boxes start piling up in our garages. Park the car on the street, we need more space for our yarn!

Bits and Bobs

Thursday, December 4th, 2008

This week’s special is Sirdar Denim Chunky at 40% off. This yarn knits up quickly at a gauge of 14 stitches/19 rows on 6.5m’s. These are big 100g balls with 156 metres of yarn at only $7.17 per ball.

Use Denim Chunky to knit this sweater coat for women or girls:

There are two options: long-sleeved or 3/4 length sleeved. Pick up some feature buttons for the front and you’ll have a beautiful cozy cardigan to keep you warn through the chilly winter months ahead.

Or knit this Denim Chunky pattern for boys aged 1 – 12 years of age:

It’s sometimes hard to find a nice boys sweater pattern and we’ve always liked this one. Anina finally knit it up this past summer and it’s now on display in Point Grey. We have permission to distribute this pattern without charge when you buy the yarn.

We have tons more new stuff. There are luscious skeins of Handmaiden’s Mini Maiden that’s equal parts silk and wool, with 500 metres of yarn on a 100g skein. It’s super stunning knit up, have a look:


We have Nicky Epstein’s great new book, Knitting on Top of the World: The Global Guide to Traditions, Techniques and Design:

And we’ve recently unpacked stacks of boxes loaded with Blue Sky Alpacas, Koigu, Lantern Moon, Louet and many more. Our shelves are bursting with fabulous yarns, perfect for holiday gifts or other terrific new projects

Don’t forget about our Knit Nights on Tuesday evenings in Edgemont and Wednesday evenings in Point Grey. Combine some after work shopping with a bit of knitting or crocheting, a perfect combo!

Christmas Cheer

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

Be sure to have a look at the Drops Christmas Calendar, with a new design for each day up to December 24. But you can’t open the box before the day arrives…

We’ve uncovered two wonderful designs so far. December 1 is a great felted stocking:

And today’s pattern is felted needle cases:

Both straights and circulars. What a great gift idea for another knitter! I’m tempted by this one…

Be sure to check out Garnstudio’s Christmas Workshop 2008 with a selection of the most popular gift ideas from the extensive Drops database. Love the felted slippers:

These three designs are all knit with the Drops Eskimo pure wool yarn that comes in a beautiful colour palette. We have tons of colours, as well as a bunch of Eskimo Print in multi-colours. Eskimo is a fabulous instant gratification type yarn that knits up very quickly on 8 – 9mm needles. You still have time to complete multiple holiday projects with this one…