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November is Blanket Making Month at The Knit Cafe

We have three, count ’em 1, 2, 3, blanket classes coming up in November. It is November the day after tomorrow.

zigzag blanket

The ZigZag Blanket Workshop
Sign up now! It is this Wednesday November 2nd, 7-9pm
$32 register HERE

crochet blanket

Absolute Beginner Crochet Blanket Class
No previous crochet experience is necessary to take this class!
Wednesday November 2nd and 9th, 6:30-8:30pm
$56, register HERE 
only 2 spots left!

baby blanket

Knit Baby Blanket Class
This is our beginner blanket class where you learn to purl and follow patterns.
Sunday November 13, 12:30-3pm
$35, register HERE

Happy Halloween! and Craftily yours
Kristin

Resolve to be a better Knitter! Classes are on Sale!

Boxing-Sale-2015

We’ve never had  a sale on Knit Café Classes but we do now!  So it could not be a better time to upgrade your knitting or crocheting skills. Get 15% off any class that you register for before January 10th.

Have a look at all The Knit Cafe’s Classes in the

WEBSHOP

Happy New Year everyone!

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Craftily yours
Kristin

Join the Crochet Blanket Class and meet Lloyd

Meet Lloyd.
He loves blankets of all sorts but he prefers hand knit and crocheted ones.

crochet blanket with lloyd

Lloyd is the latest addition to my household. As you can see, he is a sweet little black kitten. Along with blankets Lloyd’s other interests include
stealing yarn
chasing and retrieving crinkle balls
chewing and sleeping in cardboard boxes
tormenting pigeons
and running as fast as he can around the house for no apparent reason.

crochet blanket with lloyd

He also doesn’t seem to mind looking cute for photos to showcase the sample for our upcoming Absolute Beginner Crochet Blanket Class. Thanks Lloyd!

crochet blanket

There are only a few spots left in this learn to crochet class, but if you act fast you just might snag them.

Absolute Beginner Crochet Blanket Class
Monday May 25, June 1, 7-9pm
$56, materials not included
call to register 416 533 5648
or register online HERE

rowan

We have lovely shades of Rowan Superwash Wool that have arrived just in time for this class. Hooray!

Unfortunately Lloyd is unable to attend the class,  but we hope to see you there.
Craftily yours
Kristin

 

New Year Classes 2015

It’s a brand new year.  A traditional time of new beginnings and new projects to boot. If you would like a little help jump starting your knitting in 2015 then have a look at the up coming classes at Knit Café.  There are classes for all skill levels, for knitters and crocheters and crafters and those who aspire to these titles. Each class is linked to a full description and online registration, just click on the one you fancy for more info.

Absolute Beginner Classes

knit 101 class

Knit 101
4 sessions
Mon Jan 26, Feb 2, 9, break, 23, 7-9pm
Thurs Feb 26, Mar 5, 12, 19, 7:15-9:15pm
Fri Feb 27, Mar 6, 13, 20, 7-9pm
Wed Mar 4, 11, 18, 25, 1-3pm
Thurs April 2, 9, 16, 23, 7-9pm

crochet 101 class

Crochet 101
4 sessions
Thurs Feb 19, 26, Mar 5, 12, 7-9pm
Wed April 1, 8, 15, 22, 7-9pm

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crochet crash class

Crochet Crash Course
1 session
Thurs Jan 29, 6:30-9pm
Thurs Mar 19, 6:30-9pm

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kid's knitting class

Kid’s Knitting Class
4 sessions
Sun Feb 1, 8, 15, 22, 12:30-2pm

 

 

needlepoint class

Introduction to Needlepoint
1 session
Mon Jan 19, 6:30-9pm

knit 101 headband

Beginners Knit Headbands
2 sessions
Wed March 18, 25, 7-9pm

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Beginner Classes

crochet blanket hexagons

Crochet Blanket Class
2 or 3 sessions (6 hours)
Wed Jan 21, 28, Feb 4, 7-9pm
Sun April 12, 19, 12:30-3:30pm

baby blanket class

Baby Blanket Workshop
1 session
Mon Mar 2, 6:30-9pm

slipper classKnit Slipper Workshop
2 session
Wed Mar 4, 11, 7-9pm

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Hat Workshopknit 101 hat
Fri Feb 6, 6:30-9pm
Mon Mar 23, 6:30-9m

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Intermediate Classes

your first mittens

Mitten Class
2 sessions
Thurs Feb 5, 12, 7-9pm
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crochet slipper class

Crochet Slipper Class
2 sessions
Sun Mar 22, 29, 12:30-2:30pm

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Advanced Classes

sock class

Your First Pair of Socks Class
3 sessions
Wed Feb 11, 18, 25, 7-9pm

knitting in colour classKnit in Colour Class
2 sessions
Fri Feb 13, 20, 7-9pm

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custom fit socks class

Custom Fit Socks (Toe-Up)
3 sessions
Sun Mar 1, 8, 15, 12:30-2:30

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To see a full list and description of Knit Café Classes and to register online too go HEREYou may also register for classes by phone. Call us at 416 533 5648.

Craftily yours
Kristin

 

 

The Buzz on Halloween

DSCN0004Happy Halloween Everyone!

Look at the adorable hat Iwona made for Charlie’s first Halloween costume. There is a wonderful striped romper that goes with it too.  That’s what you get when you have a crafty Mom!
Sorry – there is no pattern for this hat.  It was improvised!
Crochet is a great medium for improvisation, since one stitch is added at a time and you can see your project grow and develop as you build – kinda like lego!

If you are not yet a crocheter – why not join our upcoming crochet blanket class?

crochet blanket hexagonsI love this blanket pattern! It is so fun to make and there are so many ways of making it unique by choosing different colour combinations.

It is also a terrific way to learn how to crochet in circles which is the first step to improvising your own bumble bee hat!

Crochet Blanket Class
Sunday November 9, 16, 12:30-3:30pm
$74, materials not included
Register HERE
or call us at 416 533 5648

crochet blanket hexThis is the back side of the blanket which is decorating up our window this week.  Drop by and see it!
Craftily yours
Kristin

A Red Carpet Premiere – A New Class

Our friend and Knit Cafe collaborator Andrea Dorfman has finished a new feature film. It is called Heartbeat and it will be opening at the Tiff Lightbox on November 21rst.  You should go!
I had the opportunity to see the film during the Toronto International Film Festival. It is a wonderful and charming film that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy – much like a pair of hand-made crocheted slippers like these ones do ⇓

Heartbeat Slipper

Heartbeat includes an inspired wardrobe choice in the form of some chunky, ruby-red slippers.  They make quite an impression! We’re pretty certain after watching the film you might want to make a pair of your own. So we are offering a class to teach you how!

hearbeat slipper

Even if you have never crocheted before you can take this class and learn to make these slippers.  It is an Absolute Beginner Class, and a great way to learn basic crochet skills.

heartbeat slipper 2

Heartbeat Slipper – A Beginner Crochet Class

Sunday November 30, 12:30-3pm
1 session, $32, materials not included
To register call us at 416 533 5648
Or register online right HERE

heartbeat poster2

You can watch a trailer for Andrea’s movie, Heartbeat HERE
I’ll see you at the Lightbox come November 21rst.

Craftily yours
Kristin

Class Schedule Preview Fall/Winter 2014/2015

It’s Back-To-School-Time already! Although no one sane wishes for the summer to end, I sure am looking forward to Fall.

ABSOLUTE BEGINNER KNITTING (no experience necessary)

Knit 101
4 sessions, $100, materials not included
Thurs Sep t4, 11, 18, 25 7-9pm/ Mon Sept 22, 29, Oct 6, break, 20, 7-9pm/ Wed Oct 15, 22, 29, Nov 5, 7-9pm /Fri Nov 7, 14, 21, 28 7-9pm/ Thurs Nov 27, Dec 4, 11, 18, 7-9pm/ Fri Jan 9, 16, 23, 30, 7-9pm/ Mon Jan 26, Feb 2, 9 break 23, 7-9pm/ Fri Feb 27, Mar 6, 13, 20, 7-9pm/ Wed Mar 4, 11, 18, 25, 1-3pm/ Thurs April 2, 9, 16, 23, 7-9pm

Knitter’s Crash Course
1 session, $32, materials not included
Thurs Aug 28, 1-3:30pm/ Fri Sept 5, 6:30-9pm/ Wed Sept 24, 1-3:30/ Mon Dec 1, 6:30-9pm/ Wed Jan 28, 1-3:30/ Mon Mar 9, 6:30-9pm

Kid’s Knitting Class
4 sessions, $76, materials not included
Wed Oct 15, 22, 29, Nov 5, 4:15-5:45pm/ Sun Feb 1, 8, 15, 22, 12:30-2pm

Beginners Knit Headbands!headband
2 sessions, $54, materials not included
Wed Dec 10, 17, 7-9pm/ Wed March 18, 25, 7-9pm

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ABSOLUTE BEGINNER CROCHET (no experience necessary)

Crochet 101
4 sessions, $100, materials not included
Wed Sept 17, 24, Oct 1, 8/ Wed Nov 12, 19, 26, Dec 3/
Thurs Feb 19, 26, Mar 5, 12/ Wed April 1, 8, 15, 22, 7-9pm

Crochet Crash Course
1 session, $32, materials not included
Thurs Oct 30/ Thurs Jan 29/ Thurs Mar 19, 6:30-9pm

BEGINNER KNITTING (students should know the knit stitch and how to cast on)

Baby Blanket Workshop
1 session, $32, materials not included
Thurs Aug 28, 6:30-9pm/ Wed Oct 8,1-3:30pm/ Mon Oct 27, 6:30-9pm/ Mon Dec 8, 6:30-9pm/ Mon Mar 2, 6:30-9pm/ Mon April 13, 6:30-9pm

Knit Slipper Class
2 sessions, $54, materials not included
Thurs Nov 13, 20, 1-3pm/ Wed Mar 4, 11, 7-9pm

Cable Cowl Workshopsimply twisted
1 session, $32, materials not included
Mon Nov 10/ Mon Jan 12, 6:30-9pm

Hat Class
1 session, $32, materials not included
Thurs Oct 2, 6:30-9pm/ Thurs Oct 23, 1-3:30pm/ Mon Nov 17 / Fri Feb 6 / Mon Mar 23, 6:30-9pm

Holiday Bear
1 session, $32, materials not included
Mon Nov 24, 6:30-9pm/ Mon Dec 15, 6:30-9pm

Project Class
3 sessions, $76, materials not included
Fri Dec 5, 12, 19, 7-9pm/ Thurs Feb 5, 12, 19, 1-3pm

BEGINNER CROCHET (students should know chaining, and single crochet)

Crochet Blanket
2 or 3 sessions(6 hrs)$74, materials not included
Sun Sept 7, 21, 12:30-3pm / Sun Nov 9, 16, 12:30-3pm / Wed Jan 21, 28, Feb 4, 7-9pm/ Sun April 12, 19,12:30-3pm

INTERMEDIATE KNITTING (students should know the knit and purl stitches and how to knit in rounds on double pointed needles.)

Mitten Classsweater
2 sessions, $54, materials not included
Thurs Oct 9, 16, 7-9pm/ Wed Jan 7, 14, 7-9pm/ Thurs Feb 5, 12, 7-9pm

Sweater Class
4 sessions, $100, materials not included
Fri Sept 12, 19, 26, Oct 3, 7-9pm/ Thurs Jan 8, 15, 22, 29, 7-9pm

INTERMEDIATE CROCHET (students should know chaining, single and double crochet)

Amigurumi Crochetcrochet slipper
1 session, $32, materials not included
Thurs Oct 23, 6:30-9pm

Crochet Slipper Class
2 sessions, $54, materials not included
Sun Mar 22, 29, 12:30-2:30pm

ADVANCED KNITTING (students should be proficient with knit and purl, and knitting in rounds on double pointed needles)

First Sock Class
3 sessions, $76, materials not includedsocks
Thurs Nov 6, 13, 20/ Wed Feb 11, 18, 25, 7-9pm

Custom Fit Socks (Knit Toe Up)
3 sessions, $76, materials not included
Sun Oct 19, 26, Nov 2/ Sun Mar 1, 8, 15, 12:30-2:30pm

Lace 101
2 sessions, $54, materials not included
Wed Nov 26, Dec3, 1-3pm/ Mon April 20-27, 7-9pm

Knit in Colour
2 sessions, $54, materials not included
Fri Oct 17, 24/ Fri Feb 13, 20, 7-9pm

OTHER CRAFTY CLASSES (no experience necessary)

Introduction to Rug Hookingrug hooking
1 session, $32, materials not included
Materials fee: $15, yarn not included.
Mon Nov 3, 6:30-9pm

Needlepoint Workshop
1 session, $32,
Materials fee: $3, plus yarn, we suggest Koigu Skeinettes
Mon Jan 19, 6:30-9pm

Drop Spindle Class (Introduction to Spinning)
3 sessions, $76, materials not included
Wed Aug 27, Sept 3,17 / Sun Jan 11, 18, 25, 12:30-2:30

Embroidery Workshop
1 session class, $32, materials not included
Mon Mar 16, 6:30-9pm

Introduction to Wet Felting
1 session, $38, Sun Nov 23, 12:30-3:30pm
Materials fee: $15 for felting kit, does not include felt fibres

Needle Felting Workshop
1 session, $32, materials not included
Sun Aug 24/ Sun Dec 7/ Sun April 5, 12:30-3pm

Full class descriptions will show up soon on our website and we will have take-away paper pamphlets in store in the next few days.

To register for a class please call us at 533 5648, or come by the café to
register in person. Remember we have moved to 55 Roncesvalles Ave.

Craftily yours
Kristin