Thursday, September 29, 2011

Great company and a little knitting!

A big thank you to everyone who came out last night for our second Sex and the City Stitch Night!  This time we went to Sobos and it was a wonderful evening.  With tasty margaritas, yummy food and a bit of knitting in there too it was a fun evening.  Sadly I forgot to do the full group shot with all our lovely shoes!  But these photos give you an idea of how the evening went.

And a big congratulations to Emily who finished her first sock! Emily took the Intro to Socks class earlier this month and this is the finished product!  Way to go Emily!

And we just received a new shipment of Never Not Knitting patterns!  Two new ones are the Cloudy Day hat and Roses Are Red.  You can come by the shop or purchase them online

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

We've been Podcasted!

We had a lovely visit from Ursa earlier this September who until earlier this year was the the owner and dyer of Gaia's Colours based in Victoria.  She has since switched gears and is now doing a podcast called The Pagan Knitter and can be found here or on iTunes.  We were very flattered when she asked if she could come by the shop to interview us.  If you want to hear the full podcast we are part of Episode 4 - West Coast Wool.   Thanks for thinking of us Ursa and having us on your show!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Sobo Stitch Night!

Well the rain has come to Tofino this last week making it great knitting and crocheting weather.  And to say goodbye to summer properly we felt it was necessary to have another Sex and the City Stitch Night!  This time it will be at Sobos.  So get your heels out and come and join us this Wednesday September 28 at 6:00 for an evening of margaritas, great food and stitching!

And after much unpacking and photographing the entire shipment of Sweatermaker yarns is now on the shelves and online!  So be sure to take a look at all the lovely yarns we now have in stock including some great shawl kits!

Lots of classes are coming up this fall so be sure to check our website.  We have some great project classes to help with your upcoming holiday knitting and crocheting needs!  And we have a new class on Saturday October 1st!  Learn to use a drop spindle and spin your own yarn. This fun 3 hour class will take you through the basics of using a drop spindle and all the fun you can have spinning your own yarn. See our website for a full details.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Christmas in September

Carol a regular at our weekly Stitch Night was kind enough to point out last night that the recent delivery of Sweatermaker yarns is like Christmas in September.  And it really does seem that way!  We have brought in a huge order of Sweatermaker with a wide range of yarns.  We are very exited about this delivery and are doing our best to get it all unpacked and in the shop and online as quick as possible!  The Fiona which is a lace weight 50% merino 50% silk blend is up online already which you can see here. But we still have a boucle silk, Marjorie which is a 4 ply silk and merino blend, beaded mohair, looped beaded mohair, a worsted weight organic merino that is beaded, Simply Sock, Lily which is a DK mulberry and merino blend and 3 different.  So lots more to come!  Be sure to keep checking our online store or come in for a visit at the shop to see all the beautiful yarn we have in!

And speaking of Christmas the new Interweave Knits Holiday Issue is in!  It's filled with lots of great gift ideas and projects.  It's a great resources for inspiration!  Come and see all the great projects they have!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

It's Fall!!!

We here at Knits by the Sea LOVE LOVE LOVE fall!  We have been knitting for this season since the summer time and have some great new fall sweaters on display for inspiration.  Our September newsletter has been posted and you can view it here to see some of the new sweaters on display.

To add to the love of fall knitting and crocheting we have a whole lot of new classes coming up!  October 1st we will be offering our very first drop spindle class!  Learn how to spin your own yarn.  And we have lovely hand dyed fleece from Dandelion Lane to help inspire you for your spinning projects.

We also have lots of project classes coming up to help you get ready for the holiday season.  Lots of great gift ideas for yourself or the ones you love.  So be sure to check out our classes schedule here and sign up!

And to help with your inspiration needs we have been updating the online shop.  Be sure to check it out regularly as we are adding more items daily.  We have up some of our local buttons and needle felting kits.  We will also be receiving a big shipment from Sweatermaker yarns on Monday and are hoping to have most of that online by the end of the week including the lovely Fiona and the Beaded Mohair which have been very popular!  You can find our online store from our website or by going here.