Archive for January, 2009

Fleece Artist

Friday, January 9th, 2009

We opened several more boxes of Fleece Artist loveliness yesterday:

We’re absolutely overrun with hundreds of skeins of luscious hand-dyed wool:

First out of the box was Leba, a beautiful mix of 65% kid, 20% wool and 15% nylon. It’s a light dk weight with 425m to each 250g skein.

Next was Nyoni, a stunning combo of 65% wool, 20% kid, 10% nylon and 5% silk. This one’s a sock-weight yarn with a generous 750m to each 250g skein.

Then came Tara, a gorgeous and soft medley of 51% kid, 19% wool and 30% nylon. It’s lace-weight with a whopping 2000m per 250g skein.

We counted twenty-five different colourways, a beautiful collection of rich and vibrant shades.

Becky got it all organized with her energizer bunny-like efficiency. And today it will be hung up on our walls in stunning splendour. Yum.

Yummy Noro

Thursday, January 8th, 2009

We have tons of Noro in both stores, lots of new colours and loads of options like Silk Garden, Kureyon, Kochoron, Iro, Blossom, Transitions, Yuzen and more.

There were some gorgeous photos of Silk Garden scarves and Calorimetries over at the Mason Dixon blog a couple of days ago. Definitely worth taking a look. We have loads of Silk Garden on our shelves (and bursting out of bins in the back). It’s fun to play with the many colour options.

If you haven’t done so already, check out our latest fave, Silk Garden Chunky, a quick knit on 6.5mm needles. And be sure to have a look at Noro Mini Knits by Jenny Watson:

A fantastic book with thirty designs for mini projects like hats, mitts and scarves. There’s a cute and cozy Kochoron cardi that’s high on my list:

After completing fourteen hats before Christmas and working on six that are still due (I resorted to wrapping yarn with a promise of a hat), I’m ready for something more substantial.

We also love the Iro Shrug:

And these cute gloves, knit with Silk Garden Lite:

One skein of SGL and a pair of 4mm needles is all you’ll need for these.

Just one little book and so many possibilities…

Weekly Special

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

This week it’s Pasha, from the Stacey Charles collection, at 40% off the regular price. It’s a soft, bulky yarn that’s 95% extra fine merino and 5% cashmere, a quick knit at 12 stitches and 16 rows to 10cm on 6mm needles. There are 90 metres to a 50 gram ball and it’s only $8.97.

There are lots of other bargains in our stores right now. We recently dropped the prices on some of our specials like Rowan Soft Baby, Ribbon Twist and Chunky Print, now 60% off the regular price. Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Astrakhan, SWTC Amaizing and Rowan Classic Cashcotton DK are now 50% off the regular price. And Sirdar Denim Tweed Dk, Denim Aran and Denim Chunky are now 40% off the regular price.

We put a bunch of books on our sale shelves today. There are some great titles by Nicky Epstein, Debbie Bliss, Louisa Harding, Ella Rae, Rowan Classic, Sublime, Vogue and many more. All at 40% off. Sad to see them go but we have to make room for all the new books that we’ve ordered for Spring.

We have loads of great deals on books and yarn right now, drop by and check ‘em out…


Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

We finally received Kim Hargreaves’ latest:

A stunning collection of twenty-one fabulous designs featuring Rowan and Rowan Classic yarns like Felted Tweed, Kidsilk Haze, Kid Classic, Colourscape Chunky, Big Wool and Cocoon. We have all of these on our shelves.

Kim Hargreaves describes the collection best in her foreword: “Good friends gather for a fun country house weekend. As winter envelops they are found wearing the season’s rich shades to dramatic effect, the inspiration for these magical colours is taken from mythical potions of luscious berries, herbs and spices. The garments have an air of self assured style — from cosy and snug to sleek and elegant — carrying with them a wealth of texture, from delicate lace to glorious cables. The grand hall and secret gardens provide the perfect setting for such an enchanting collection…”

Check out the entire Amber collection right here. The book’s only in Point Grey right now but will be in Edgemont very soon. If you absolutely have to have it, please phone and reserve a copy as the first bunch may not last long. We’ve already ordered more….

Happy New Year

Monday, January 5th, 2009

We started the New Year off with a bang by unloading a bunch of splendicious Fleece Artist yarn and kits. It’s such fun to slice open a big box of hand-dyed yarn, happily anticipating the splendour that awaits, then soaking up the gorgeous colours that burst out of the box while fingering the softness of the yarn within. There’s always much oohing and aahing as the gorgeous shades are digested, one by one.

We have some beautiful new colourways hanging on our walls, like Earth, Ireland, Sugarplum, Victoria and Twilight. And we’ve re-stocked many of the popular kits like Lady of the Lake:

Also Hans, Sabine, Imogen and many more…

We hope you all had a joyous holiday season. And we wish you the happiest of New Years, full of good health, love, peace and many wonderful new knitting and crocheting projects!