Thursday, July 31, 2008

I am going on holidays

I am going away on 2 different holidays over the next 10 days. The store will have a few days closed so here are the details.
Friday Aug.1 - closed
Sat. Aug 2 - Open - Deb will be working

Tues. Aug 5 - Open - Deb will be working
Wed. Aug. 6 - Open - Mom will be working
Thurs Aug 7 - closed
Friday Aug 8 - closed
Sat. Aug 9 - Open - Deb will be working

So hope nobody desperately needs yarn on Aug 1, 7 and 8.
I am going to my cottage for the long weekend with all of my kids and families. Hope we get good weather.
Then on Tuesday we are going to Deafblind Family camp in Burnaby. this is an annual event for us and we always have a great time.
See you when I get back

Friday, July 18, 2008

The reteat is changing locations

We are changing locations for the Fun Knits Knitting retreat this fall featuring Ann and Eugene Bourgeois of Philosopher's Wool. TsaKwaLuten didn't have enough room for all of us so we are moving the retreat to April Point Resort& Spa still on Quadra Island.
This place is as nice as it sounds. It is in a beautiful location and has great food.
There are a few more bonuses to moving the retreat. If you want to avoid the ferry cost you can park your car at Painter's Lodge in Campbell River and take the free water taxi to April Point. They also have Motor bikes, bicycles and Kayaks for rent.

You only have 1 week left to take advantage of the lower rate of $325. - the rate goes up to $350 after July 25th. We only have double rooms and private rooms left. Double rooms are $40. extra for the weekend and private rooms are $90. extra.
Book soon if you want to come as this retreat is filling up quickly. You can register online or phone the store at 250-285-2751 to register.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Picnic fun and new weaving loom

The picnic was quite fun. We didn't get too many people out but everyone who came had a great time. They sat at the beach knitting and the kids swam, we ate tons of food, I was spinning and the kids really enjoyed watching that. Astor brought her collection of fun hats and some pattern for people to look at, By the way the hats and pattern will be on display in the store all week.
The youngest knitter to come was 6 years old. She was so cute.
The next news I have - I got a new weaving loom. It is big - I mean really big. It is a Woolhouse Gertrude and it is 5' wide. It takes up a good portion of our bedroom. It took 4 of us 4 hours to set it up last night. It is a really beautiful loom and I will love working on it. It feels so good and sturdy. I plan to make blankets - lots of blankets. Aside from having the yarn shop. I have a huge amount of stash yarn that I have collected over the years. I am going to weave blankets until my stash is gone. I have made a deal with myself that I will only weave from stash until it's all gone.
I am taking a course this summer with Jane Stafford on Perfectly Plain weave so with my little Louet table loom amd my new Woolhouse I should be all set to weave for years.

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Fibery Fun Potluck Picnic

Anyone want to come - Friday July 11 - 5:30 pm until whenever at Rebecca Spit on Quadra Island. We are going to be joined by Astor she is an up and coming knitwear designer from Vancouver. She has several patterns published and teaches knitting in Vancouver. She will be bringing some of her designs to show everyone.
I think this will be a fun get together. - So bring some picnic food - your knitting and or spinning wheel - families - and lets have fun knitting/spinning at the beach.
It looks like we are in for a good week weather wise so hope it continues into next weekend.