Friday, October 6, 2017

OCTOBER HAPPENINGS

Its the beginning of cooler days and M O R E indoor time which equals knitting!  This month we have a few fun activities going on. 


Take a peek-


Tuesday, October 3, 2017

LADY MUSKOKA KNITTING CRUISE RECAP



AHOY KNITTING MATES!


"Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale,
A tale of a fun-filled knitting trip
That started from this Bracebridge port...
Aboard this tiny ship.

The knitters were mighty sailors,
The skipper brave and sure.
A crew of happy passengers set sail that day
For a three hour tour, …. a three hour tour."


Hope you can join us next year!


SHAWL Foliage
Cosy Knits
Mrs. Howell Kept Us In Stitches
Our Stowaway 'CHUCK CANUCK'
Ginger and The Professor
Summer Road Trippers Celebrating The End of Our MKAL
CONGRATULATIONS To Our Door Prize Winner- ANNETTE!!


Friday, August 25, 2017

SEPTEMBER EVENTS

As the lazy days of summer sift through our fingers, we are looking ahead to the crisp cool days of September and are busy planning a few fun events. 




BACK TO SWEATERS SALE
Saturday September 2nd from 10 am to 3 pm



Yes, it happens every year just before the kids go back to school!  Huge savings 50% or more on our discontinued store samples, cowls, scarves, sweaters ........ a great opportunity to stash away a few of these goodies for Christmas gifts!



YARN INDULGENCES POP UP TRUNK SHOW
Saturday September 23rd from 10 am to 3 pm





Meet the maker of our summer stunner, 'MUSKOKA MAGIC' and many other fabulous indie-dyed colourways! Deborah from Yarn Indulgences is coming to Muskoka for the first time with her trunk load of gorgeous yarns!   'Always Unique, and Often One of a Kind Yarns'

LADY MUSKOKA KNITTING CRUISE
Friday September 29th from 12 noon to 2:45 pm


Join us for a fun-filled sightseeing/knitting cruise along the Muskoka River and through Millionaire's Row on Lake Muskoka.  Pack your WIP and hop onboard to enjoy the stunning scenery and narrated tour with our **special guest** Get ready for the first live viewing of our shawlarama with a parade of colour from the recently completed Summer Road Trip MKAL
Pls msg or call the shop for further details or to book your ticket.   

Thursday, August 17, 2017

SUMMER ROAD TRIP MKAL UPDATE

It has been a fabulous summer ... hasn't it? All that rain we received in July has been good for watering the flowers, preventing forest fires, overnight car washes and of course the main event.... knitting!


We are z-o-o-ming through our Summer Road Trip MKAL with a few pit stops along the way to soak up the sun and enjoy the changing landscape as we celebrate the beauty of CANADA from coast to coast. With just a week or so left until we take off our driving gloves and set the needles down, here are some of the colourful postcards sent from 'the road'


Wish you were here...


http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/summer-road-trip-mkal






Sunday, June 18, 2017

SUMMER ROAD TRIP MKAL

Big news for fans of the Yours Truly, Summer MKAL..... the sequel is due out on July 1st!!
This time we are taking a S U M M E R   R O A D   T R I P  across
C A N A D A  starting at the Pacific Coast and ending at the Atlantic Coast.


Kick back and relax..... breath in the fresh air... enjoy the view as we wind our way from coast to coast taking in four thousand miles of stunning scenery in celebration of
C A N A D A  150

This crescent-shaped shawl will be knit with the wonderful yarns of Rhichard Devrieze, and depending on your preference may or may not be color specific.  Five colors are required for this project, one skein of each in Peppino fingering weight merino. There will be at least 10g remaining after completion of each CLUE.

We will host an in store Knit A Long on Friday afternoons from 1 to 3 pm throughout the summer!  Please feel to join in or follow along at home.  There are many colors to choose from at the shop or through mail order.  Please contact us by phone or email and we are more than happy to help customize your color selection.


Suggested colors (shown above)-
Seabreeze (blue variegated)
Honey On The Go (gold stippled)
O Canada (red solid)
When I Think Of You (green stippled)
Twyla Brae (multi-color stippled)

Step outside the box when choosing your colors, as stipples, variegated and solids will all work well together.  If you prefer to swap out some of your colors along the way.... go for it!  Its your road trip!

ONE clue will be released every TWO weeks for a total of FIVE clues.  The FIRST clue will be FREE in honor of Canada's big day on July 1st!  Following clues will be 1.50 each.

Clue 1 - July 1st
Clue 2 - July 15th
Clue 3 - July 29th
Clue 4 - August 12th
Clue 5 - August 26th

Hop on and enjoy the ride!

Friday, June 2, 2017

JUNE EVENTS

You wouldn't know it by the weather, but we are well on our way into the lazy hazy days of  s-u-m-m-e-r.  Just think of all those projects you can work on in the fresh air, sitting on the deck listening to the birds chatter or down by the lake while the kids are playing in the water.  Its the season for outdoor knitting!  We have lots of new kits in stock to tempt your needles!


Our June calendar is full of fun events-


SOCK SAMPLER KAL takes place every Friday in June from 1 to 3 pm.  This is a  creative way to mix n match colours and pattern stitches.  If you wish to follow along just click on the free pattern link available to download here.






DYE WORKSHOP with Annika from Dragon Strings on Saturday June 3rd from 10 am to noon.  Learn how to create your own ONE OF A KIND yarns in this hands-on  morning session.  Its a very popular workshop and we have just a few spaces left. 




Annika will also be bringing her pop up trunk show featuring gradient cakes, rainbow-licious skeins and shimmer yarns.  Come in and see her latest dye work on display  June 3rd from 10 - 2 pm. 


WWKIP DAY is on Saturday June 10th! This annual event is held only once a year, for knitters to gather in public all around the world to share their passion for the craft.  We will be meeting at our usual spot in Annie Williams Park from 1:30 to 3:30 down by the river for a fun-filled afternoon.  Admission is FREE.  Just bring a folding chair and your favorite knitting project.



SUMMER MUSKOKA LIFE SHOW will be held in Huntsville at the Summit Centre on Saturday June 17th from 9 am to 5 pm.  Colin and Justin are headlining this fabulous show.  Look for our booth filled with all our favorite summer knit kits and just maybe.......... a special guest!  For further info check the website here


SUMMER MKAL is coming back for 2017!  For those of you who enjoyed our last one, Yours Truly, Summer, we have planned a NEW exciting design with lots of interesting pattern stitches and colours to choose from.  Stay tuned for all the details this month! 

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

MAY FLOWERS AND KNITTING

We are into a brand new month of knitting and that means NEW yarns are arriving weekly!  Pop in to the store and ask Barb, Sandy or Michele to show you the latest arrivals for SPRING.

Here are our MAY events-

This week we are teaming up with our neighbors, MANNA FOOD BANK to help bring good food to our community-





Are you a basic sock knitter looking to improve your skills?  Why not take your socks to the next level and learn to knit from the toe up on circular needles with an afterthought heel.  The best part of all .....  its TWO AT A TIME!  Join us for this two session workshop on May 13th and 27th.  Sign up early as space is limited.


We have added a few new designs to RAVELRY  here including the very popular
K R I ST A ~ T U N I C which knits up quickly in a soft cotton ribbon yarn.  Kits are available in store or mail order.