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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”.

hat with heart
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
Kristin

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I heart ground hogs

I love to joke that Ground Hog Day is my favourite holiday, at which point someone will mention that Ground Hog day is not really a Holiday. Although this is true that no one got a day off to celebrate or commemorate the day when a ground hog might see or might not see his/her shadow, I still think it is a day worth getting behind.

ground hog

Here’s our friend ground hog.

ground hog and hearts

He is loving up our window.

For soon, another, perhaps more widely celebrated holiday will be upon us.  You guessed it – Valentines Day!

Does anything say “I love you” like knitting?
February brings a bunch of warm-fuzzy knit classes to the knit cafe.  Knit a little something new for your Honey, or treat yourself to a knit class; cause self-love should not be overlooked on Valentines Day.
New knitters who have knit and purled their way through a scarf or two can learn how to knit in circles and make a warm toque, because clearly it’s still cold out there, brrrr! If you already know about circular knitting how about trying your hand at mitten or sock knitting? Hat, Mitten, Sock! All of these classes are coming up soon and all have just a few spots left.

knit 101 hatmittencustom fit socks class

Here are the dates:

Hat Class, Friday February 6, 6:30-9pm

Mitten Class, Thursday February 5 and 12, 7-9pm

First Pair of Sock Class, Wednesday February 11, 18, 25, 7-9pm

You can see all The Knit Cafe’s Classes and register too, right HERE.
Or give us a call at 416 533 5648

Craftily yours
Kristin

New Knit 101 Dates

Our October Knit 101 Class has filled up fast! Ditto for the November 7, 14, 21, 28 Class – only one spot left! So what to do?  We must pass on the knit skills to all would be knitters as is our mandate.
In answer – we shuffled around the schedule and managed to carve out some new dates for our beginner knitting class we call Knit 101.

Knit 101
Monday October 27, November 3, 10, 17, 7-9pm
4 sessions, $100, materials not included
Register HERE
or call us at 416 533 5648

knit 101

Learn to knit a cozy scarf!

scarf

Then learn to knit a hat!

knit 101 hat

With double pointed needles ↓

knit 101 hat

Reading knitting patterns too!

See you there.

Thanksgiving Hours – We will be closed on Monday October 13
HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!

Craftily yours
Kristin

 

Knit to your heart’s content

heart jpeg 2

Valentine’s Day is this Friday!
Not all of us celebrate this occasion, but few would argue that any excuse for spreading some love can be all bad.

heart

Take back Valentine’s Day and make this snugly anatomically inspired heart for someone close to your heart.  It’s not so hard to make for knitters who are adept with the double pointed needles and it knits up fast too.

This pattern appears in Knitty Magazine – published in 2008.  I made it up!

I also wrote up a little tutorial on how to start the project in case anyone has trouble.  You can find it HERE 

I heart rainbows

If anatomical heart’s don’t make your heart go boom, then I will leave you with something that certainly will.  Combine babies, with hearts and rainbows – that’s off the charts on the “cute-scale”.  The pic above is from the Tin Can Knits pattern called “I Heart Rainbows”.  We have it here at the Knit Cafe or you can find it on ravelry HERE

Last minute V Day presents anyone?

Our Hat Workshop happens to be the day before Valentine’s Day.  It’s a good opportunity to learn how to knit in circles using those pesky double pointed needles. A hat is fast to knit and there’s a good chance if you start on the evening of the 13th it will be ready by evening on the 14th to present to your sweetheart.

hatHat Workshop
Thursday February 13th, 6:30-9pm

Call us to register 416 533 5648

Craftily yours
Kristin

ps. I would be remiss if I didn’t mention this knitting related Olympic story

Classes in 2014

Traditionally, the beginning of a new year is a time people start to think about new projects and adventures.  If – for you – this includes some crafting plans, then have a look at our line up of classes for this winter season.  We’ve added on a few new dates for some of our more popular classes, such as the Cable Cowl Workshop, and the Hat Workshop.

ABSOLUTE BEGINNER

bowl

learn to knit or crochet!

Crochet 101
Sunday Jan 12, 19, 26, Feb 2, 12:30-2:30
Wed Feb 26, break Mar 12, 19, 26, 7-9pm
Sun April 6, 13, break 27, May 4, 12:30-2:30

Knit 101
Fri Jan 10. 17, 24, 31
Mon Jan 20. 27. Feb 3, 10
Fri Feb 21, 28, Mar 7, 14
Mon Feb 24, Mar 3, 10, 17
Thurs Mar 13, 20, 27, April 3
Mon Mar 31, April 7, 14, break, 28
all 7-9pm

needlepoint class

needlepoint class

Crochet Crash Course
Thurs Feb 6, 6:30-9pm
Wed April 2, 6:30-9pm

Knitter’s Crash Course
Mon Jan 13, 6:30-9pm
Mon Feb 10, 10am-12:30pm, JUST ADDED!
Mon Mar 17, 10am-12:30pm, JUST ADDED!
Mon Mar 24, 6:30-9pm, JUST ADDED!

Needlepoint Workshop
Thurs Jan 30, 6:30-9

hexagon blanket jpeg

crochet blanket class

Crochet Blanket
Wed Jan 29, Feb 5, 12, 7-9pm
Sun Mar 23, 30, 12:30-3:30

Needle Felting Workshop
Sun Mar 9, 12:30-3pm

Drop Spindle (Introduction to Spinning) Class
Sun Feb 9, 16, 23, 12:30-2:30

baby blanket workshop

baby blanket workshop

BEGINNER

Baby Blanket Workshop
Fri Feb 7, 6:30-9pm
Thurs Mar 6, 6:30-9pm
Mon Mar 24, 10am -12:30pm, JUST ADDED!
Fri April 11, 6:30-9pm

Project Class
Thurs Jan 9, 16, 23, 7-9pm
Mon Feb 24, Mar 3, 10, 10am-12:30pm, JUST ADDED!
Thurs April 10, 17, 24, 7-9pm

simply twisted

cable cowl workshop

Cable Cowl Workshop
Wed Jan 22, 6:30-9pm
Wed March 5, 6:30-9pm JUST ADDED!

Hat Workshop
Mon Jan 6, 6:30-9pm
Thurs Feb 13, 6:30-9pm JUST ADDED!

INTERMEDIATE

Amigurumi Workshop
Sun Mar 2, 12:30-3:00

Mitten Class
Thurs Feb 20, 27, 7-9pm

mitten class

mitten class

Crochet Blanket Finishing
Wed Feb 19, 6:30-9pm

Reading Charted Patterns for Crocheters
Sun Mar 16, 12:30-3:00

ADVANCED

Sock Class
Fri Mar 21, 28, 4, 7-9pm

sock master class

sock master class

Sock Master Class
Sat Feb 8,15, 22, 10:30-12:30

Steeking Workshop
Sat Jan 18, 10:30am-1pm

Sweater Design Class
Sat Mar 8, 15, 22, break, April 5, 10:30am-12:30pm

Knitting in Colour
Wed April 16, 23, 7-9pm

To see the full class descriptions – look HERE.

To register for classes call us at 416 533 5648 or drop by the Knit Cafe at 1050 Queen St. West.

New Day Time Classes!

We are so happy that Iwona is back at the Knit Cafe after her maternity sojourn.  One of the extra benefits of having her amongst us is that she will be able to put her talents to good use and take up the mantle of teacher again.  To this end we are adding on some new dates for classes.  These classes will take place in the daylight hours and hopefully allow more options to folks whose schedules do not permit evening classes.  If that is you, then make a note:

scarf

Knitter’s Crash Course, our 2.5 hour introduction to knitting for complete novices will now also run – Monday December 2nd 10am-12:20pm

holiday bear

Holiday Bear Workshop, is a class for beginner knitters (you only need be familiar with the simple knit stitch to make this gorgeous specimen).  After you take the Knitter’s Crash Course you will be in good shape to tackle this class. Learn to follow a knit pattern and the seaming techniques necessary to make this bear – Monday December 9, 10am-12:30pm

hat

Hat Workshop is our class for learning how to knit in circles on those pesky double pointed needles.  A toque is a fun and quick item to knit and makes excellent gifts.
Monday December 16, 10am-12:30pm

To register for these classes or any other classes give us a call here at
416 533 5648.

Craftily yours
Kristin