Monday, May 24, 2010

Fun Socks!!

Want the look of fair isle socks without all the extra yarn and stranding? Then self-patterning socks are for you! Knits by the Sea has two fun patterned socks in stock right now. The orange and green sock is a great bamboo blend for that extra soft touch around your feet. The red multicolour sock is a warm wool blend for those chilly rainy days. And nothing goes better with gum boots than hand knit socks!! Come into the shop to see these lovely socks up close and all the colour varieties that are available for these patterns.

Don't know how to knit socks but want to learn? The Sock it to you! classes will be coming soon. An easy and practical approach to knitting socks. They aren't so scary to knit once you have it all broken down into easy steps. Keep an eye on our website or the blog for more info on the upcoming sock classes.

Stitch night is coming up again on Wednesday. Hopefully you can make it out for a fun evening of refreshments and sweets...and stitching!!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Dark Ending to Stitch Night!

Well it was an even bigger crowd last night for Knits by the Sea's second Stitch Night! Luckily extra chairs had been brought in and an extra table courtesy of Sugar Shack made it possible to fit everyone in comfortably! It was a fun night of knitting and crocheting and the perfect stormy night to be inside. Unfortunately this stormy night was the reason for the early ending to the night. Just after 8:00 the power went out leaving everyone in the dark! It was a truly Tofino ending to stitch night as locals here are accustomed to black outs during the stormy winter months. Thank you to everyone who came out to make the night so much fun.

More yarn brands are coming in to Knits by the Sea over the next few months. Want some input on what we carry? Suggestions are always welcome! You can always contact us or just come by and let us know what you would like. And on Stitch Nights samples will be brought in of potential brands. So tell us what you want! We would love to hear from you.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Store Opening Sale - 50% Off All Classes in June!

Well it's official - the first Knits by the Sea class schedule is out! You can check it out here for details on the first two classes - Intro to Knitting and Learn to Knit Again! We are very excited to be offering these two classes taught by the very talented Stacey! Stacey brings many years of knitting and teaching knowledge to these classes. With a practical and easy to follow approach she will make learning to knit fun and interesting! And because this is our first month of classes all classes in June will be 50% off! Spaces are limited for these classes so make sure you book soon!

Yarn news for the shop - Knits by the Sea is offering it's very first knit kit! It is the Hacho Hat Kit. The kit offers you a great rainy (or sunny!) day project with beautiful Mirasol yarn! Come in and see the sample! The kit includes a 50g ball of Hacho yarn (your choice of colour), the needles you will need and pattern. This is a great hat pattern as you don't need to know how to knit in the round! For the great price of $13.95 plus taxes it's a great deal! Hope to see you soon!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

First Stitch Night a Success!

A big thank you to everyone who came out for Knits by the Sea's very first Stitch Night! It was so much fun to have everyone here for a night of knitting and crocheting. There were great refreshments from Green Soul Organics and Chocolate Tofino and great company which made the night so much fun! The picture was taken a bit earlier in the evening so unfortunately not all the guests are pictured here! And thank you to everyone else who just came by for a quick visit to say hi and see the shop! If you missed the stitch night last night don't worry! This will continue to be a regular event every week. So come by Wednesdays from 6:30 till ?? for a fun evening of stitching!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Star studded Tofino

There is lots of excitement in town with Jack Black, Steve Martin and Owen Wilson in town to film a movie. They are supposed to be filming only a block away from Knits by the Sea sometime this week so we will be keeping our cameras ready.

Two days ago we had an unexpected visitor in our garbage. Being in Tofino one of the great benefits is the amazing wildlife. It's just a bit scary when it's right outside your shop! A black bear had decided he was hungry and was happily feasting in the dumpster! Here is a photo of our not so little visitor.

On to knitting news! Knits by the Sea's very first knit night is being held tomorrow night!! Green Soul Organics will be providing some fresh platters and Chocolate Tofino will be supplying the sweet stuff. It will be from 6:30 till ?? We hope you can make it out for this fun night of stitching, sharing and fun!

Monday, May 10, 2010

First Entry

Well I am happy to be writing in this blog because it means that the website is up and running! Welcome to Knits by the Sea’s first blog entry and hopefully the beginning of many years of yarn! We are located in beautiful Tofino, British Columbia and have a shop full of yarny goodness!

The doors opened on May 1st but there was still lots to do. The shelves are now fully stocked (finally!!) and the first knit night is coming up soon (May 12!!). Knit nights will be held on Wednesdays from 6:30 till whenever! A class schedule will be posted soon so if you are looking to learn or expand on your current skills stay tuned! You can also follow us on Facebook.

We hope you can stop in sometime soon and see all the beautiful yarn that is here.