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It’s in the mail

This past weekend we were happy to host the gals from Dear Toronto who took over our window gallery to make this wonderful installation.  A winter wonderland with letters not bound for Santa Claus but notes addressed to our fine city.
Hand knitted envelopes hang in wait for passers by and knitters to fill them with their thoughts of and wishes for Toronto.

The envelopes are knit with Cascade 220, one of our most popular yarns and a yarn which we recently restocked.  Many sweet colours including the enchanting hue used for these envelopes (a complex purple called Galaxy) some neutrals and greys and brights too have come home to roost.  Cascade 220 Sport too!

Since it is the time for giving gifts I thought you all might benefit from this idea.  We had an old 2011 knitting calendar hanging around and we decided we could re-purpose it nicely- like so↑

To make your own envelopes (for gifts, Christmas cards or otherwise) take an envelope of favored size and shape, then unglue and unfold it.  Trace around it on a stiff piece of paper or cardborad (in this case we used an old file folder).  Cut it out and this will be your template.  You can then trace around it onto calenders or other papers to make your envelopes.  Cut these out and  fold your paper into shape.  We used a glue stick to hold it all in place, but double sided tape or other glue would work too. There you have it! Now you have fancy gifting envelopes and you recycled too!

Along with the Cascade 220 came some  Brown Sheep Burly Spun in deep charcoal and Misti Alpaca in creamy white.  Both are very popular yarns, so if you needed them to finish off something for the holidays they are now at your disposal.

Craftily yours

Craft in the City

This weekend is pretty special.
THE CITY OF CRAFT; an annual extravaganza featuring the wares of local craft artists, opens its doors to the public. Fantastically, it is practically next door to the Knit Cafe.

In the Theatre Centre, under the Great Hall at Queen and Dovercourt is where all the action takes place.  It is a great opportunity to get some gift items that you have been searching for and a liberal dose of crafting inspiration too.  Supporting your local craft community at the same time. it is win, Win, WIN!

Arrive early for swag bags!

And then drop by the Knit Cafe for a hot-cuppa-somethin.  We will be hosting a satellite craft exhibition curated by the folks from the City of Craft.  A big welcome in advance to “Dear Toronto” who will be joining us on Saturday and Sunday with a crafty installation and exhibition.

City of Craft 2011

December 10 & 11, 2011
Saturday 11:00am-6:00pm
Sunday 11:00am-5:00pm
$2 Admission
Children under 12 FREE

The Theatre Centre
1087 Queen Street West
Thrush Holmes Empire
1093 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON

See you then
Craftily yours