Friday, July 29, 2011

New Class with a Special Teacher!

We are very excited to be offering a Beyond the Basics Crochet class on Monday August 8th from 6:00 to 9:00 with a special guest teacher!  Bev Ireland is a published designer and avid crocheter.  She brings a wealth of knowledge and is very excited to have some time to teach while visiting the west coast!  The Beyond the Basics crochet class will be taught using the In Bloom Cloche hat.  So you will learn how to do a star stitch and how to read a pattern.  And this hat is perfect for any season with the cute flowers on the side!  So don't miss this great opportunity to learn some new crochet stitches, make a cute hat and meet Bev!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

New Kits and New Samples!

Sandy has just dropped off some new kits here at the shop.  We are so excited to have these new needle felting kits to add to our collection.  We now offer two different sheep kits and an alpaca kit!  The kit comes with everything you need to make these cute fuzzy animals (including the bell for the sheep!) and the alpaca is actually made with alpaca!  Come in and see these cute new additions to the shop.

The July newsletter has been posted!  See what is happening at the shop for the month.  Just click here.

Two new samples are now on display at the shop.  Thank you to Claire for knitting up this very cute little cardigan out of Blue Sky Alpaca Organic Cotton.  This eyelet cardigan is the perfect sweater for those cooler summer evenings.  The sand dollar buttons add a little bit of fun and summer to the sweater. And being made out of 100% cotton it's breathable and not too heavy.

The Cedar Leaf Shawlette by Alana Dakos was knit up in Marjorie a silk and merino 4 ply yarn by Sweatermaker yarns which is hand dyed in Courtenay.  Patterns and yarn are available at the shop so come on in for a visit!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Sex and the City Stitch Night!

It was a great night at Shelter this past Wednesday for our special Stitch Night.  We moved the Stitch Night to Shelter Restaurant so that we could say goodbye to Stacey in style!  So we decided to make it a Sex and the City theme with cosmos and our high heels!  Thanks to all the ladies who came out.  It was lots of fun and we even did a little knitting!

Happy Birthday Canada!  There are lots of Canada day festivities going on here in Tofino.  There is a market all day in the Village Green and a skateboard competition in the afternoon.  This evening there will be fireworks off a barge so be sure to head down to First Street dock for a great show.