Tuesday, March 22, 2011

New Season, New Window!

Kiersten, Kat and I had a fun evening here last Friday revamping the window just in time for the Whale Festival Parade on Saturday. A big thank you to Kiersten for her help and for putting together an amazing new display. Come and see for yourself as the picture doesn't do it justice! Lots of yummy yarns on display including a little taste of the SweetGeorgia yarn that will be out in full display for the weekend of April 1-3 for our first Sock Retreat with Cookie A.

And another yarn teaser- we received a big shipment from YarnCandy (now known as Sweet Fibre). We will also be putting out this lovely yarn on Friday April 1. We brought in more of her amazing sock yarn with 10% cashmere that makes it just SO soft and more colours of her cashmere and silk blend.

So lots of new yarns to come and pet. Be sure to stop by!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Learn to Crochet Part 2!

Knits by the Sea is now offering our first beyond the basics crochet class coming up on Tuesday March 29 from 6:00 - 9:00. If you already have a basic knowledge of crocheting this is a great next step. The class is based on a mobile phone case so you get to learn to read a pattern and increase your stitch knowledge! It's a fun evening of crocheting that is not to be missed! The pattern is included in the cost of the class. Love the design? You can see more of Sandra Claesen's designs on Ravelry.

Whale Festival is starting this Saturday and we are looking forward to the parade and all the other fun events happening next week. Due to all the events happening in town we will be cancelling our Stitch Night for the first time ever! We hope you understand. So Wednesday March 23 there will be no Stitch Night.

And with Cookie A. joining us the following weekend after Whale Festival we are moving our Stitch Night to Friday April 1. There will be lots of good food and some new sock yarn to gaze upon. So be sure to come out for this special Stitch Night/kick off to our very first retreat!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

More Patterns!

We just got in some more great patterns from Never Not Knitting designer Alana Dakos. This talented designer always has great patterns and these new ones are no exception! Two great berets (like the Seedling beret pictured above), a great hand warmer and a beautiful neck warmer. Come in and see for yourself!

And just in case you aren't following us on Facebook we wanted to mention here that we got voted one of Tofino's favourite new businesses of 2010 in the Tofino Times. We are so thrilled and honoured to have been one of the businesses selected. Thank you Tofino for voting for us!!

Still some space in our upcoming sock retreat if you are thinking about coming out. We are really looking forward to meeting author/designer Cookie A. and learning more about sock design. For more details you can go here.

Friday, March 4, 2011

March Newsletter Posted

Our March Newsletter is posted! Go here to find out what is happening here at Knits by the Sea. We have some new project classes that have been posted and some new technique classes that we are offering over the next couple of months. For all the details on upcoming classes go here!

Whale Fest is coming and we are very excited about the grey whales coming back to Tofino. Whale Fest will be happening from March 19-26 with lots of different events. Sandy has put together some great kits for this special time of year. We now offer a complete Grey Whale needle felting kit! Make your very own grey whale. This is a complete kit with everything you need to make it. We will be adding more west coast themed kits over the next couple of months so stay tuned!