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  March 2017



Uhh? Where did February go?

This year seems to be flying by so fast. We can hardly believe that the Frolic is just around the corner. Yep, we will be there once again!

SAVE THE DATE April 29, 2017...

We will be there... in the same location, just beside the entrance as per usual!


And did you know that Sunday, April 30th The Toronto Knitters Guild is hosting a new event to celebrate the arrival of spring and our talented fibre community?


Dress up in your best knitted and crocheted finery and enjoy Afternoon Tea, a presentation by celebrated author and designer Sally Melville, and a fashion show highlighting Ontario designers and artisans.

Amy Singer of Knitty Magazine and Julia Grunau of Patternfish will co-host the event, which will feature the artwork of Ontario fibre artist Debbie New, author of Unexpected Knitting.

The Frolic Spring Social is the perfect finale to a weekend of knitterly activities and the perfect time to socialize and build community. Sounds like a good time! Tickets went on sale 9am EST March 1, 2017 exclusively through this website. (click the link to get your ticket today)

Sunday, April 30, 2017, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Doors open at 12 noon

$45 in advance
$50 at the Frolic (if any remain the day of)



On the Needles...


Robbie is working on the a new shawl project out of a yarn that will be arriving over the next 2 weeks ...Painted Desert by Knitting Fever. it is a fingering weight, 100% Superwash gradient Wool. The pattern is Flyway Twist by Veera Välimäki. It is a garter and brioche pattern and the yarn has a subtle ombre like striping effect that is adding a lot of depth that we are just loving.

On Jennifer's needles is a pet project that will take a bit of time... Malgven by Lucy Hague. The yarn is Shibui Cima which it is a lace weight alpaca and wool blend.

Working the travelling twists and turns on lace weight is a bit of a time consuming endeavour, but the fabric being created is just luscious. Be sure to give it a look when you are in!

Also on Jennifer's needles...because sometimes life doesn't allow for working on a complicated project... is another Viajante, but this time out of Dovestone DK, by Baa Ram Ewe.

The pattern is written for a lace weight, but Jenn is working this pattern at a DK/worsted gauge to create a warm woolly version...that will work up more quickly and feel like a wee bit of instant gratification compared to Malgven.





The weather is giving us hints of the spring to come and we are enjoying the refreshed enthusiasm for picking out lighter weight projects in anticipation of warmer weather. One of the hot items this month is Volute by Shellie Anderson for Shibui... we have a sample in the shop of it done up in the amazing Pebble and Cima... we have the garment for a very limited time so be sure to come by soon and to see and fall in love with this versatile, dreaming of summer shrug.


We look forward to stitching with you!



Happy Stitching!

Jennifer & Miko

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