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.


Thursday, March 9, 2017

SPRING EVENTS

Is it just our imagination or has the winter gone by quickly?  Could it be that we have knit a little bit more than usual?  Well, one thing is for certain, S P R I N G is on its way and March could not be more exciting as we have two fun events planned. 




Join us on Monday March 20th to celebrate the first day of S P R I N G and enjoy a night out with your favorite WIP (Work In Progress). 


Enjoy a delicious three course meal at the Pasta Tree & Smokehouse with your choice of entrĂ©e from a menu created especially for our event by chef David Friesen.  Bring along your WIP for some quality time surrounded by fellow knitters and share in the laughter and fun! 


Tickets are available in advance at Muskoka Yarn Connection for $38.00 and include all taxes and gratuities.  
RSVP only.


 



Have you dreamed of creating you own ONE OF A KIND yarn?  We have the workshop for you!  On Saturday March 25th, from 10 am to 1 pm we will be hosting a Gradient Dye Workshop with Annika from Dragon Strings.  Immerse yourself in a world of colour and design your own custom yarn cake.  There is also an optional second yarn cake available if you wish to dye more than one.  Just imagine the colourful possibilities! 
Please register early to ensure your space in this workshop.
Cost: $48.00 
















Wednesday, January 4, 2017

JANUARY CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

With the holidays quickly fading into the background, there is a brand new year of possibilities ahead of us.  This month while the snow is piling up outside we are getting cosy inside with knitting classes and workshops.  



BEGINNER KNITTING CLASSES
This is a four week session in which students will learn to cast on, cast off, knit, purl and complete a sampler cowl on circular needles. Day or evening.
Sat. Jan. 7th at 10:30 to 12:00
or
Wed. Jan. 11th at 6:00 to 7:30
$60.00

INTERMEDIATE CLASSES
This is an open session for students who are looking to improve their skills and learn new techniques while working at their own pace on a variety of projects.  
Day or evening.
Wed. Jan. 11th at 1:00 to 3:00
or
Thurs. Jan. 12th at 5:30 to 7:30
$15.00 per class

TWO AT A TIME SOCK WORKSHOP
This is a two week session to learn two at a time toe up sock knitting on circular needles. Students should be familiar with working in the round and basic sock construction.  
Sat. Jan. 14th and 21st at 1:00 to 2:30
$40.00

TWO COLOUR BRIOCHE WORKSHOP
This is a two week session to learn two colour Brioche, the most popular stitch of 2016!.  Students will complete a cowl project on circular needles.
Sat. Jan. 28th and Feb. 4th at 1:00 to 2:30
$40.00

Call 705-645-5819 for further details or to sign up.

Limited space. Sign up early!


Monday, November 21, 2016

WINTER EVENTS

Well, well...its the first blast of winter this week and for knitters that is just an invitation to get cosy indoors with lots of wonderful knitting projects on the go.  If you haven't had a chance to drop in for awhile this is as good a time as any to get you all caught up on our upcoming events.  

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 26th
10 to 3 pm
Annika from Dragon Strings, an indie dyer located in Victoria Harbour will be here with a pop up trunk show!  Come see her wonderful hand dyed gradient yarn cakes as well as her latest projects on display.  



SATURDAY DECEMBER 3rd
10 to 3 pm 
Stop in for a bit of festive cheer during our annual CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE.  We will have knitting demos during the day, sweet treats, candy cane discounts and much more....




Friday, October 21, 2016

SOCK SEASON

It seems to sneak up on us all too quickly...., that first moment in Autumn when we have the urge to pull on a pair of hand knit socks and feel the instant warmth radiate through our feet.  This month we have a N E W pattern that is curling the toes of our sock fans and it is surprisingly quick and simple to make in a lovely worsted weight washer friendly yarn that knits up as smooth as butter.

KEEPER OF THE WOODS is a top down design embellished with the iconic pine trees that stretch high above the granite rocks of Muskoka.  Sized to fit Women and Men in S, M , and L.  This pattern is available to purchase and download here on Ravelry or in store.   

We have some beautiful heathery shades to choose, denim, light grey, charcoal, linen, and hazy green....

as well as....aqua, pink, lilac, perriwinkle, taupe and cream.