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Valentine’s Day, Galentine’s Day!

As if you need another reminder that it is almost Valentines Day, but if you have room for one more….here ya go.
If you don’t have a sweetheart – then have you heard of “Galentine’s Day”?  If not then watch THIS VIDEO .
Galentine’s Day definitely seems worth celebrating!

I don’t think I need to remind you that hand made gifts are the best gifts, so get out the crochet hooks or the paper mache or whatever your craft de jour is and make something that says “love”.

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There are 2 spots left in our Hat Knitting Workshop on February 12th. You can make any size of hat so you can let the tall and the small know how much you care with a head warmer.

Hat Class
Sunday February 12, 12:30-3pm
Register HERE

cascade220 superwash

We just received these fresh colours of Cascade 220 Superwash in the store. Just the kind of thing you want to see on a grey day. I don’t want to be accused of telling tales but I think the two pinky hues could be transformed into Pussy Hats! Non?

Craftily yours

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

A horse of a different colour.

No f#@&ing around – this is one of my favourite yarns.
I rarely get to talk about it, cause we rarely get such a heaping shipment. This is what I think of as a workhorse yarn.  Nothing showy, or flashy about it, but Elitespun (as far as I’m concerned) is the salt of the earth.
Fingering weight, with a pretty 2-ply twist, this merino yarn knits into beautifully soft garments.
Solid or heather colours, no hand-dying here, for knits that call out for consistency.
Pretty, pretty colours, including a big range of neutrals.  380 yards is a steal at $14.50.  Machine washable too!
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Also, an arrival this week ↑ Cascade 220 Superwash! 23 colours in stock of this 100% wool, washable, worsted weight.  These 4 new colours are new for us, clockwise from top left # 1951, # 1910, # 892, # 1919, $12 each.

Craftily yours


Cascade 220 Superwash.

We have been waiting a while for this to come in.  It is great to have something in the store that you can recommend for baby blankets or toddler sweaters.  This yarn is “superwash” which means it can be thrown in the washing machine with no worries, thus making it a perfect choice for kid’s stuff.  It also won’t break the bank: $11 for 220 yards.

The arrival of this yarn adds even more colour options for our upcoming Crochet Blanket Class.  It can be mixed with the Cascade 220 with no trouble (of course that would make it a hand wash blanket, but some times that is worth the trouble). There are a few colours not pictured here.  Another yellow, another purple, a white and a grey, a turquoise and navy.

If you would like to join the class, here are the details:

Crochet Blanket Class
Wednesday March 21, 28, April 4, 7-9pm
$70, materials not included
To register call 416 533 5648

Craftily yours