Saturday, December 25, 2010
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Our Boxing Day Sale Dec 21 - 24.
The entire store will be 10% off. All worsted weight and bulky yarn and fleece will be 30% off, including amazing yarns like Noro, Malabrigo and Lopi. All novelty yarn 40% off. We have discontinued yarn and fleece on for 50 % off. Come early for the best selection.
For more information email or call 250-285-2751.
We aren't posting this sale to the internet store as our program can't deal with multi % , but will happily honour the sale to all phone customers, just call 250-285-2751. Don't forget orders over $50. have free shipping. So a phone call to the store is nearly the same as shopping in person.
Our holiday hours will be open Dec 21 – 24 10 am - 5 pm and then we are closing until Jan 4, 2011.
Friday, December 10, 2010
It is warm and stays in place. Has all the properties of a good looking functional scarf.
Fetching fingerless mitts that are so popular.
I knit this scarf for a friend but after Christmas I am knitting this for myself in red Malabrigo. It takes 1 1/2 skein so you would have enough with 2 skeins for the hat or mitts. You would probably need a 3rd for the entire set. The scarf only took a few days to knit so you have time to knit this for a Christmas present for someone or yourself.
Sunday, December 05, 2010
Thursday, December 02, 2010
Saturday, November 27, 2010
We are having a sale all next week. Each day there is a different yarn on sale for 25% off. This is for web orders and in store sales as well. Each sale will go for 24 hours starting at 10 a.m. one day till 10 a.m. the next.
The sale starts Tuesday, November 30th with Galway Paint. Great 100% wool and felts beautifully. Wednesday, Dec 1st is Tempo Worsted - lots of colours. Great for children’s sweaters as it can be thrown in the washer and dryer. Thursday, Dec 2nd is Hayfield Aran weight yarn. Friday, Dec 3rd is Briggs & Little Soft Spun. Great yarn from Canada. Sales finishes up on Sat, Dec 4th with beautiful Galway worsted weight - solids and heathers. Don’t miss this great sale for last minute Christmas presents or get a jump on yarn for your 2011 winter projects.
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Sunday, November 14, 2010
I am busily weaving for Christmas presents right now, and once Christmas is over I will start weaving baby blankets.
I have also been knitting lots of socks. I spent a lot of time in hospital with my sister before she died and got several pairs ( yes I said pairs) of socks finished.
After Christmas I need to make 2 more baby sheep sweaters and hats. I am just waiting for the next ultra sound of the twins to see if they are boys, girls or 1 of each.
Tuesday, November 02, 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010
|Lynne teaching how to use many forms of spindles.|
|Linda plying her first handspun with the help of Vyvyan|
|We set up shop in the middle of the room.|
|My new Russian Spindle set and cashmere fibre|
|Even the spiders were in the spinning mood at Kingfisher|
Monday, October 18, 2010
|Little displays of stuff everywhere you looked|
|We were surrounded by amazing fabric|
|Bookcases full of books from around the world about everything fibre|
|We spent a lot of time every morning examing fabulous weaving to see how they did it. This was so much fun|
|Finding your Zen|
2/16 cotton 24 epi. 24ppi
this was an exercize in fine tuning our weaving
|Denting with Silk Elastic|
12g Bamboo 20 epi, 20 ppi
|Double width |
2/18 Zephyr wool and silk
16epi. 16 ppi on each layer
40epi, 40 ppi
My sample is 36 ppi
|DoubleWeave horizontal join|
12 g bamboo
24 epi, 24 ppi on each layer
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Sunday, October 10, 2010
In other news I cast on my Venus Rising sweater last weekend. I am knitting it with EY my favourite colours( purple, burgundy and pink) I will post pictures when I get a chance.
This week I am off to a workshop by Jane Stafford - Weaving in the Maiwa Tradition- I can't wait.
Sunday, October 03, 2010
I'm writing this whilst listening to the Pacific waves lapping on the shores of Quadra Island (just off Campbell River on Vancouver Island). Shelley and Linda, the Fun Knits team, are hosting a delightful knitting camp at Tsa-Kwa-Luten lodge.
I've just returned from an eye-popping show and tell. It's always a joy to see the fruits of the needles of ardent knitters. Many,various and breathtaking would be my brief description, but hardly does the pieces justice (but forgive me, it is late in the day). Thus far we've had two challenging days of wrestling with copious short rows, long circular needles and triple strand Navaho knitting, which is all now beginning to yield results in the form of a multitude of scantily dressed teddies, now clad in at least the first half of their future Venus Rising Cardigans.We are hoping for decency in apparel tomorrow!
Happy stitches and stitchers all.
Here are some comments from other retreat participants:
Great day wonderful retreat
Better than I ever imagined
What a great retreat - super place, super people, super knitting
Thanks Fun Knits
I have forged a new relationship with my stitches I want only happy stitches, no strangulation, or internation incidents, with their australian cousins down under - Yes you really needed to be here to understand this comment. It is fabulous.
The retreat is amazing and so intense. My head is full of great knitting ideas and new approaches to old knitting ideas.
I will always strive for contented stitches.
Monday, September 27, 2010
Friday, August 13, 2010
Due to a situation beyond our control the retreat dates with Lucy Neatby have changed by one day. It will now be from Oct 1 – 4 instead of Sept 30 – Oct 3. I realize this may cause problems for some of you. We are very sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you and will do what we can to help you attend these dates. Please contact us to confirm your attendance for these dates.
This will be a great retreat and we are looking forward to seeing you.