Monday, August 27, 2012

Comfort Worsted

Since the shop opened in 2008 Berroco yarns have been one of the favourites.  It started with comfort DK and several colours of Comfort Sock.

New this season is Comfort Print: A worsted weight yarn, an acrylic and nylon blend, with loads of colour.  Perfect for a quick baby sweater or blanket.  

New yarn keeps arriving every week, the shop is getting pretty filled!

This week, the last week of summer the hours are shortened a bit, and the shop is closed Friday and Saturday this week for the Labour Day weekend.

Also this week the ruffly yarn is all on Sale, 20 - 50% off, but only until Thursday.

Shop Hours:  Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10 am - 4pm!  Just this week then back to regular hours next week!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Basic Life Rule # 123

"Upon passing a Lemonade stand, operated by a Kid under 12 it is your duty to purchase a glass of lemonade!"

Well it's not a lemonade stand, but you should try to encourage young entrepreneurs when ever you can!
Visit the Visual Arts Centre of Clarington  (at Soper Creek Park!) for a day of arts and entertainment for all ages. The event takes place on Saturday August 25th from 10 am - 4 pm. 

Take time, be inspired!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Too much!

Too much of a good thing, isn't always a good thing.

To make room for some of the new yarn coming into the shop there will be a mini sale on all ruffly yarns:

20%off:  Moda and Moda Lame, Twilight, Rocio,

30% off:  Twisted, Argentina, Frilly, Triana,Marina,  Ondas, Frillseeker, Rizos, Blossom

50% off:  Starbella, Stargazer, Starry Nights, City Lights

Limited to in stock only and only until August 30th.

Come in soon for the best selection

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Yarn of the Week: Chalet

Chalet is a new yarn from Classic Elite.  This lovely soft Alpaca and Bamboo blend comes only in Natural shades and is super soft.  Its cabled structure gives the alpaca a light lofty texture. You will find it with the chunky yarn which means it would be a quick knit project.

I think it would make a lovely cowl or scarf.

Chalet is part of the Mountain Top Collection from Classic Elite, another yarn in the the shop 'Vail' is also part of the collection.  Vail is a fingering weight version and is also an Alpaca/Bamboo blend.
Looks like a busy week unpacking boxes again.  The shop is really filling up!

See You Soon!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Packing, Unpacking and Moving yarn!

This week was transition week.  Summer weather is turning into Autumn weather! Summer yarns are being replaced with Wintery versions.  (Some have even started their Christmas Knitting!)

The Clearance yarn is slowly making its way to the back of the shop. (when the weather co-operates a bucket of specials will make it outside!)

New yarn is taking up the empty cubbies we made and yarn is being moved around a little.

This week a big shipment of Snuggly Dk and Baby Bamboo arrived.  (Did you know that the shop carries over 40 colours of Snuggly DK and over 20 colours of Baby Bamboo!)

Next week 3 big boxes arrive from another supplier, Marble Chunky (5 new colours) and a new super chunky blend that I like so much I ordered an extra bag to make myself a cardigan.

The Ruffle yarn has some new options arriving  as well!  Ninette and Rocio Plus!

 I am trying to be very organized by moving from one end of the shop to other, but it is becoming a challenge!
The back corner is becoming very congested!

Fortunately for me many of you don't mind the chaos and love looking inside the boxes to see what is coming next.

What am I working on?  I made a list of things to enter into the Orono Fair, one of the items is an Afghan I have been trying to finish for the past year!  I am determined to get it done.  Last night I began putting the i-cord border along a couple of the squares I sewed together.  This morning I realised that I had put it on the wrong edge so it was ripped back.  I really want this done, so back to your knitting everyone!

See you Tuesday.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

When it Rains..

We welcomed the rain this past weekend.  It rained just a little at the Moonlight Madness event, it rained on 'The Boy' and the rest of the crowd at the Boots and Hearts concert at 'Mosport', it rained on 'The Girl' who was home this weekend to help her Nana by trimming the shrubs and bushes around the house.  It rained only a little on the tent at the Family Shower that we attended on Sunday.

Yes you read right both kids were home on the weekend, at least for a little while. The only time we were able to be all together was when we went out for coffee on Sunday morning.

 I am a little behind this week.  There is more yarn is arriving in the next couple of days, the clearance yarn is making its way back into stock.  The $1.00 and $2.00 buckets will be kept out and  if weather permits you can find them on the step!

See you Soon!

Monday, August 6, 2012

New Yarn of the Week - August 6th

There are so many new things arriving into the shop over the next few weeks!  Every Monday, when time permits a new yarn will be featured.  

When the Representative from Berroco brought this yarn into the shop I knew right away that you would love it.  Soft, fabulous colours and a quick knit.  I loved the fact that if I bought enough they would supply a sample.  Instant display.  The yarn is called Lodge, a chunky weight with long colour changes with a slightly tweedy, and at $7.95 a ball its very affordable.  Come in and check out all 10 colours!

Don't forget about Moonlight Madness this Friday.  Clearance yarn will be featured outside (weather permitting)  and well lets just say, I don't want to carry it back in so prices will be amazing!

Friday evening will also be a Knitt'n Night Special Addition, from 6 pm - 9 ish.   Bring your knitting and if the weather  is nice we will knit outside, right on King Street!  (King Street is closed to vehicle traffic, parking is limited to the side streets, come early!

See you Soon

Thursday, August 2, 2012


In the past 2 days 5 boxes of yarn arrived!

Cascade 220 sport Super wash (9 colours!)

 Cascade Magnum (thick and quick) 

 4 New Colours of Mille Colori Socks and Lace!

 A New favourite 'Gladstone' Chunky! We couldn't decide on our favourite colour so we have them all!

Another instant favourite 'Lodge' from Berroco, again all the colours and a sample too!

Tomorrow?  Tossing some yarn into the clearance bins to make room!