Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Shop Online!

We are launching the preliminary version of our online store!  This means that we are working out the kinks and will be adding lots more stock as we go, but it's time to take it out for a test drive! For the time being, we're only accepting payment via Pay-Pal.

Shop Knit-O-Matic Online!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Stitch 'N Bitch Wednesday this Week

Since Thursday is Canada Day and we are closed, we will be moving our regular night-time Stitch 'N Bitch to Wednesday night!  5pm to 8pm+

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Yarn Swap Rescheduled, G20 Plans

Our plans for the G20 summit are business as almost usual! We are far enough North of the mess that we don't expect much disruption.  However, we are going to RESCHDULE the Yarn Swap for next weekend: the security presence in the city is getting a little hectic and we don't want anybody getting hurt or detained just for some second hand yarn!

Thursday 11am to 8pm (Stitch 'n Bitch 5pm to close)
Friday 11am to 6pm
Saturday 11am to 6pm (Stitch 'n Bitch 1 to 5 pm)

Getting Here
In general, they are advising that if you are driving you should go a little out of your way to avoid traffic disruptions.  If you are driving from the South you may want to take Christie St, it is a route that is normally forgotten. Davenport Rd. is usually also good. You can keep up to date on current TTC delays via the TTC Udates Twitter feed.

If you are taking the TTC you may wish to avoid the North-South subway lines as much as possible and plan an above-ground route (The Bathurst St. bus leaves from Bathurst Station, which is located on the East-West line).  See a Map.

Monday, June 21, 2010

New Colours in Misti Pima Cotton & Silk

2 new colours in Misti Alpaca Pima Cotton & Silk Hand Paints:  Fairy Tale and Fushia Fusion.

4 new colours in Misti Alpaca Pima Cotton & Silk Tonos: Terra Carrot, Bahama Green, Bowling Green, and Night Sea. 

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Misti Pima Cotton and Silk Tonos

Misti Pima Cotton and Silk Tonos arrived today!  They are a semi-solid version of their cousin, the Hand Paints. Just like the hand paints, Tonos are $9.50 each, 100g/300m.  See our earlier posting for more all of the details on this yarn. 

Here's a free pattern using for a Lacy Hoodie using Tonos from Misti.

Friday, June 11, 2010

More Misti Pima and Silk Hand Paints

Finally! We've received more colours in the Misti Pima and Silk Hand Paints! The Tonos Semi-Solid colours are on their way. This stuff is a deal, only $9.50 for 300m of Hand Painted, Dk weight cotton and silk.

  • 83% Peruvian Pima Cotton, 17% Silk
  • 100g/300m (holy cow that's a lot of yarn!)
  • DK weight
  • 5.5 to 6 sts per inch
  • 3.5mm to 4mm needles
See examples of this yarn in action using FREE patterns!
Misti Pima Silk Hand 
Paint Appletree  Misti Pima 
Silk Hand Paint Appletree Clapotis
CP 03 Apple Tree & Clapotis Knit in Apple Tree

G20 Yarn Swap?

We've been advised that our next Yarn Swap is scheduled for the weekend of the G20 summit.  We are located north of Davenport, on Bathurst, so not in the 'security zone'.  They say that the Yonge-University subway line will not be stopping at the south-most stations, so I suspect that that line will be a bit slower. You can take the Bloor-Danforth line to Bathurst station and the bus north to Nina street. There will be some road closures during the G20, but not near our neighborhood, and if you stay north of Bloor St you should be fine.

But what do you think? Would you like us to re-schedule the June swap? We are flexible, so let us know!

I just sent off a HUGE bag to the seniors at the Silver Circle, thanks for the donations! This month I'd like to give the leftovers to the Canadian Centre for Victims of  Torture, they are a United Way funded charitable organization and are starting a knitting group - they are learning how to make socks!

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Simple Spring Shawlette Kit

Simple Spring Shawlette Kit - $33
Our Simple Spring Shawlette is a great little kit bound for the cottage!  It is fast, easy, satisfying, and great to have around all year. The kit includes 3 balls of Noro Furin, pattern, and comes in a neat little box.  You might want to add an extra ball for a L or XL, and the kit does not include 5.5mm-29" circular needles, and you'll also need a package of stitch markers. 

NEW Sublime Organic Cotton DK

NEW Sublime Organic Cotton DK 
Sublime's Organic Cotton DK is a great new addition to our roster of happy yarns!  It's soft, pretty, and guilt-free. In addition to being 100% organic, it is also naturally dyed and machine washable - perfect for babies!
  • DK weight, works well with 3.5 to 4mm needles or hooks
  • 100% organic cotton
  • Naturally dyed
  • Machine Washable
  • 50g/110m
  • $8.50/ball

Above is our Provence Summer String Bag in Sublime Organic Cotton DK.

Free Pattern Ideas

Instant Gratification Cardie Kits


Instant Gratification Cardie Kits

Our Instant Gratification Cardie Kit is the perfect project to keep your fingers occupied during those wonderfully slow summer hours, and the perfect cardie to wear on chilly summer nights. It is fast, easy, and satisfying! 

The kit includes 4 skeins of Auracuania Nature Cotton or Araucania Patagonia (the multi-coloured version of Nature Cotton), the pattern and a zipper bag to keep it all together.  You will also need 6.5mm-29" or 7mm-29" circular needles, 4 stitch markers, and a darning needle, which are not included in the kit.  

The pattern ranges from bust size 32 to 56, and you may need an extra skein or 2 for sizes 40" and up. The fit is loose and unstructured, the yarn has a lot of drape and lots of give. 

Semi-solid coloured Kits: $58.50
Multi-coloured Kits:         $66.50


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