Thursday, April 28, 2011

Sneak Peak at DKC Frolic Specials, Part 2: 35% to 50% Off!

Colinette Jitterbug   $16 ~ 40% off

Ella Rae Lace Merino   $16.5 ~ 40% off
Estelle Cadenza   $11.10 ~ 40% off

Araucania Coliumo   $10 ~ 50% off
Manos Serena  $7.50/8 ~ 50% off
Mission Falls 136 Wool   $3.50/3.85 ~ 50% off
Mission Falls  1824 Cotton   $2.90/$3.25 ~ 50% off

EnviroSax Tote Bags   $6 ~ 35% off

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Sneak Peak at DKC Frolic Specials, Part 1: 25% to 30% Off


Leaf Lace Shawlette Kit with Malabrigo Chunky  $65 ~ 25% off

Instant Gratification Cardie Kit with Araucania Nature Cotton  $51 ~ 30% off

Dream In Color Baby  $17.4 ~ 30% off
Koigu KPPPM  $10.15  ~ 25% off

Della-Q  Circular Needle Case Hanging  $34 ~ 30% off
Della-Q  Circular Needle Case Reg  $37 ~ 30% off
Della-Q  Crochet Hook Case  $31 ~ 30% off
Della-Q  Double Interchangeable Needle Case  $28 ~ 30% off
Della-Q  Sock Needle Case  $28 ~ 30% off
Della-Q  Sock Needle Combo Case  $28 ~ 30% off
Della-Q  Straight Needle Roll  $35 ~ 30% off

Knitting Needles
Clover Knitting Needle Sets, Straight & Circular ~ 25% off

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Knitters Frolic Saturday!

This Saturday we'll be at the DKC Knitter's Frolic! You can find us next to the Cafe (when you enter, turn right and walk to the end of the hall). We'll have lots of great Frolic Specials (think 30%, 40%, and 50% off a lot of gorgeous yarns), so it will be well worth your while to visit us!  Maybe I'll even leak some details as I get the yarns ready .... ;-)

The store is still open from 11am to 6 pm on Saturday, but will  be missing some stock. 

How to Get to the Frolic, which is located in Don Mills (Don Mills & Eglinton Ave East):

  • The Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, 6 Garamond Court, Toronto, Ontario 
  • TTC access via 100 Flemington bus from Eglinton or Broadview subway station. 
  • For out of towners, Take HWY 401 to the Don Valley Parkway, south on the parkway to the Wynford Drive exit, west on Wynford to Garamond Court. Turn right and then left into the JCCC parking lot.
  • Free parking and wheelchair Accessible
  • Click Here for a Map.

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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Holiday Hours

We will be closed on Good Friday, April 22, and open regular hours for the rest of the Easter holiday. 

Friday:       Closed
Saturday:  11am to 6pm
Sunday:    12pm to 5pm
Monday:    11am to 6pm

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

New Sublime Baby Patterns Books

Sublime has delivered another in their line of astonishingly cute (if cuteness can astonish) baby patterns in their new yarn, Baby Silk & Bamboo DK.  The book contains Sublime's usuall selection of beautiful, stylish, and wearable baby clothes for both boys and girls. Patterns include sweaters (pullovers and cardigans), a coat, hats, booties, a blanket, a vest, and a very cute romper. Book $20.

The yarn, Baby Silk & Bamboo DK, has a very soft and silky composition of 80% bamboo and 20% silk.  It is machine washable, but I always use the delicate cycle just to be safe.  It knits up a standard 22 sts & 28 rows on 4mm needles, 50g/95m. Yarn $9 ea.

Pictures aren't available yet for this little book, but it's full of vintage inspired sweaters for boys and girls. It is heavy on texture, lots of beautiful arans, a couple simple fair isles, and some simpler cardies for girls. They yarn used is a DK weight, so Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK or Cascade 220 Superwash Sport would both work. 

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Sunday, April 10, 2011

Video How-To on Dealing with Those Pesky Ends!

Check out this GREAT instructional video from Berroco, it is all about ends: how weave them in, how to attach them when you start a new ball of yarn, etc. 

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Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Spring Holiday Inspiration Part 2: Easter

Rebecca Danger makes great toys, you may know her from books such as The Big Book of Knitted Monsters.  These toylets are not only free, but they can be made with bits of leftover yarn. If you want to make a bigger chirp, just use thicker yarn.

Bunny Nuggets are also a Rebecca Danger joint - the lady's good. The same rules apply as the Chirps above, you can use leftover yarn, and the size depends on the thickness of yarn used.

Fuzzy Mitten is another talented crafter of toys and her Freebie chicks are a quick & easy Easter project. It's actually really hard to find egg-yolk yellow mohair, but all you need is a bit of worsted weight, yellow yarn (Cascade 220 Superwash or Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran).

Baaaaaaaaaaaaa! Fuzzy Mitten's Laaaaaaaamb is adorable, Free, and if you wish you can purchase some simple clothing patterns for it (she also sells a second set of clothes, and a third and more elaborate set of outfits). 

This little puppy is just too cute to be true. My little piece of a niece may have one in her near future.  :-) Aran weight yarn is applicable, I'll use Malabrigo Worsted or  or Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran.

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Saturday, April 02, 2011

Spring Cleaning Sale!

We're having a Spring Cleaing Sale! 
Take 30% off Bulky & Super Bulky Yarns all April!

Yarns included:

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Spring Holiday Inspiration Part 1: Passover

This pattern is completely unique and I feel it is, in concept, well worth the $12.50 the author is charging. Buy it through Ravelry to download it immediately, and the proceeds go to a charitable organization. Passover starts on the 19th this year, so you've got a few weeks to work up your little bits of Judaica. 

Option 2 is less playful, but is just as nice. This pattern if a Freebie and comes with a little tutorial. It uses fingering/sock weight yarn and a 3 or 3.25mm (D) hook. 

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Friday, April 01, 2011

New Colours of Noro Taiyo!

New colours of Noro Taiyo came in this week, and they look great!  This bunch is for the most part more muted. As always with Noro, you really have to come in and check out the colours for yourself, the computer monintor never does them justice, and you never know what kind of goodies are lurking at the centre of the ball. 
  • 21:  Orange, Russet, Blue, Grey. It's dark & moody like THIS
  • 23:  Blue, Turquoise, Lime, Orange. Maritime blues like THIS
  • 24: Blue, Green, Yellow, Burgundy. Autumnal and muted.
  • 29: Pink, Fuschia, Purple, Orange, Brown. Warm and comforting, like THIS
  • 30: Purple, Teal, Black, Cream.Pretty and surprising, little like THIS
  • 31:  Red, Lime, Orange, Pink. It is bright & stripy like THIS
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