Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Yarn Swap Details and Team Knits by the Sea!

We are hosting our very first Yarn Swap! It's coming up on Saturday February 19th from 4:00 to 7:00. So bring your stash and trade with other yarn lovers! Your old yarn could be someone elses inspiration! It will be a fun afternoon of trading and refreshments.

We will also be accepting donations of yarn on that day as well. All of this yarn will be knit/crocheted into items that will be sold at the store and various fairs and all profits will be donated to the SPCA. Want volunteer to knit/crochet some items? Contact us at or call the shop at 250-725-3700.

A Knits by the Sea Relay Marathon team is forming! And we need 2 more people to join! The Edge to Edge Marathon that runs between Tofino and Ucluelet on June 12th is the one we are planning on participating in. Being part of a relay team means each member will have to run 7-10 km depending on which part of the race you run. Knits by the Sea will cover all registration fees and will be providing team gear! So if you are up for a challenge and are willing to come to Tofino for the weekend of the race contact us!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Newsletter Posted

Our January Newsletter has been posted! It has some great information on what is coming up at the shop. And we hope that you can join us for some of that fun!

We will be closed this Sunday January 16th. We apologize for any inconvenience but it is that time of year where we have to do inventory! Lots of yarn to count so we need a little more time.

I am continuing to work on my self-indulgent project for January. I am slowly making my way through the first section and can't help but stop to pet the yarn once in awhile. It has been so great to hear all the self-indulgent projects people are doing for themselves.

Don't forget we have a sale on classes for January. So if you have been thinking about taking a class this is a great time to dive right in!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Self-Indulgent Knitting/Crocheting Month!

Having spoken to many knitters and crocheters over the last couple of months so many of you were rushing to finish up projects for your loved ones for the holidays. We've been busy making lots of lovely warm things for everyone on our list.

SO I am nominating that January be self-indulgent knitting/crocheting month! Take this month to make something with yarn you love and a project just for you! What better way to beat the post holiday winter blahs then to knit up something colourful and cozy just for you! I will be casting on with SweetGeorgia CashSilk yarn in saltwater to make the Lettuce Pullover that has been sitting on my project list for a few months now.

What will you be making yourself this month??