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A great time to make a Crocheted Blanket!

We have an awesome selection of worsted weight yarn in the shop right now. Just look at all those colours! All of these lovelies are machine washable too which make them a perfect choice for a hand knitted or crocheted blanket. Berroco Vintage and Cascade 220 Superwash have a price-tag that won’t break the bank so let the mixing and matching begin. Whether you crave a heathered, Highland colour scheme or a bright and bold statement piece or even an oh so tastefully neutral colour story we got you covered.

Don’t know how to crochet a blanket. We got you covered there too. Our Crochet Blanket Class for Absolute Beginners is coming up. Even if you have never crocheted before you can join this class and learn basic stitches while you work on your blanket project. If you do know some crochet and have never made a blanket you are welcome in this class too. Here are the deets ↓

Crochet Blanket For Absolute Beginners

June 18, 25, 12:30-2:30

Register HERE


The yarn is coming!

This is the time of year when the beginnings of the Fall yarns begin to trickle in. The first to arrive are some refills of good and practical basics.

100% Peruvian wool like Cascade 220 worsted and chunky Peruvia Quick
!00% merino superwash both in DK weight like Cascade 220 Superwash and thick and plush aran weight Cascade Merino 128.
Alpaca and wool combine is the wonderfully knittable Ultra Alpaca Light.
Super wearing Berroco Vintage Chunky is also in the house!

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Perhaps what we’re most excited about, is that we now have all the colours for a hand knit version of a Hudson Bay Blanket.


 Cascade 128 is a terrific yarn for a blanket as it is soft and squishy and washable too. It’s what we used for our Tremblant Baby Blanket Pattern and we think it would make a wonderful Hudson Bay Blanket too.

There is so much exciting yarn coming throughout the next weeks and months. We will keep you in the know.

Craftily yours

New Yarn – New Classes!

The full class schedule for the fall and winter season are now ready to peruse.  Just click on the “knit cafe classes” tab above and you will get the full scoop – descriptions, pictures, prices, dates, even a calendar!  In other words – the works!DSCN0049
Several deliveries came this week too! It must be almost September!
Big boxes from Berroco with Peruvia Quick, pictured above clockwise from top left, Palamino, Oats, Maize, and Rosa
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Gris Marengo, Francia, Caliente, and Boysenberry. 
All lovely, chunky stuff – for fast scarves and cushy sweaters.  103yds of Peruvian highland wool for $11.50.
Vintage Chunky yarn is ready, willing, and able for all your hard-wearing easy washing projects; children’s garments and slippers, for example.
Top Row:  Holly,  Cerulean,
Middle: Juniper, Tide Pool, Smoke
Bottom: Cast Iron, Cracked Pepper, Mochi
Top: Fennel
Middle: Dried Plum, Sunny
Bottom: Pumpkin, Black Cherry
Wool and Acrylic blend, 136yds is $9

The really big guns – that’s Burly Spun to you! it showed up today too. Pictures to follow.  Oh – and dreamy Blue Sky Organic Cotton!
Craftily yours

The postman rings several times

It has been a busy few days!

The mail carrier is a near constant visitor. 
Above is Perle Cotton tiny bundles of joy, hand-dyed from Valdani.  Last year I posted this project idea (and this one too) for the perle cotton and I still stand behind them as winners.  Some bright shades of embroidery floss came along for the ride,  arriving in time for our Friendship Bracelet Class in May.
Valdani Perle Cotton is $5 per ball. $2.75 per skein of Embroidery Floss.

This summer-sweater-ready-yarn from Berroco blends together the best of cotton and linen  to make a really wearable knit. Linsey yarn comes in 105 metre (114yd) skeins for $9 each.

We have two spring/summer pattern booklets Volume 10 and Volume 8 from Norah Gaughan which make good use of this yarn.

The Berroco box also held these goodies.  Vintage Chunky is now multi-coloured!  Many of you who are fans of this yarn for it’s price and washability might be compelled to try out some of the new colour-ways for your next baby gift. Vintage Chunky is $9 for 200 metres (217 yds).

What the heck? is what I imagine you might be thinking.  These cocoon shaped enigmas are actually hand-dyed skeins of yarn from Uruguay.  10 skeins come all bundled together like so.  Later, I will detach them and coil them individually and cram them into the shelves.  Three new colour options for the folks who are taking the First Sweater Class that starts April 30th.

If those nearly neutrals don’t grab ya there’s more!   Manos del Uruguay’s Bluejay, Potpourri and Mermaid are colours that might hit the spot.  There are only 2 remaining vacancies left in the First Sweater Class.  Call us for more info or to register. 416 533 5648.

…and that’s not all the postman brought us, but it is all for now.
Till next time,
Craftily yours