Socks!!!

Have you always wanted to learn how to knit socks?

We will be offering a sock knitting workshop on Sunday, November 9th. To take part in the class, you must already be comfortable knitting in the round (on double-pointed needles, 2 circulars, or magic loop).

Details:
- The cost is $35 (including taxes) for a 4-hour workshop, covering all the skills needed to knit your own lovely handknit socks.
- Bring your own worsted or bulky, smooth, plied yarn (no singles, fuzzy, novelty/eyelash yarn, etc), and needles of the appropriate size to knit in the round in the method you find most comfortable (double-pointed needles, 2 circulars, or 1 long circular for magic loop).

Call for details and/or to register.

Going, Going, Gone!

The Art Walk is nearly here, so we’re having a sale on all our existing Chipabirdee Images photography to make space. If you’ve been eyeing any of the pieces on our walls lately, this is your chance. All pieces are 35%-45% off. Here is a little sampling:

Adult bald eagles just north of Wembley, AB.

Adult bald eagles just north of Wembley, AB.

Stubble and fence lines met at the horizon by pink clouds.

Stubble and fence lines met at the horizon by pink clouds.

 

I Love Art…

…but I’m not artistic. That’s why we bring in art from other talented people to put on our walls!

Heading up to the holidays, we’ve got Chipabirdee Images photography up. I tend to love wildlife photography the most, but I was surprised by this batch of photos. My favourites were probably the two framed in recycled barn-door wood frames: one of sun peeking through on a stand of birch trees, and the one below with the old rocking chair.  Here’s a sneak peak for those of you who haven’t been in recently:

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Come check them out, and pick your favourite! And as always, you can leave it on our wishlist for the santa in your life.

Shiny and New!

Fall always makes me happy. It may be the season where all the leaves fall and the grass turns brown, but I come alive. I love the colours – short lived as they are – and I love the cool, crisp weather. It makes me want to curl up with a good book and a cup of tea! It’s also the time for new stuff here at Faking Sanity.

We recently brought in Faking Sanity custom-milled soaps. There are a bunch of different scents and types- from organic glycerin anise soap, to scrubby oatmeal spice goat’s milk soap, to maple latte mango and shea butter soap, and tons of stuff in between.

We are now restocked on the small Bodum tea/coffee presses, and on the Shagwear wallets, including a few men’s style ones. Here’s a sneak peak of the new guys:
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For the knitters among you, we’ve got Cascade Eco and Eco+ on the way in several different colors. We’ll let you know once that arrives. In the meantime, you can check out one of Marilyn Farrow’s beautiful hand-made yarn bowls. And if you love her pottery, she has brought in a bunch of her mugs, too.

For all you tea lovers, we’ve got lots of new teas that have arrived recently, or are on the way. The new Indian Chai black tea and Walnut Green tea are some of my favourites from the past few weeks. Today, we also added caffeine-free Pumpkin Spice tea to warm you up.

New sale table!

For the next few weeks, all the foreign language books on our sale table are $1 each or 3 for $2. Come check them out, or in other words, venez voir la sélection !

We want new yarn…

… so you can get some of our older stock at a discount! Our Austermann Step, Tofutsies, Allhemp6 and Baby Alpaca Lace are all on a 20% off clearance sale. Happy hunting!

Twin Peaks / Tall Cans in Concert!

Yes, you heard right, we’re hosting another concert this month. Join Twin Peaks and fellow music act Tall Cans on Saturday, June 22nd. Many of you have heard these guys play in Dawson, so come show your support for these talented musicians. Let’s fill the place! Doors open at 6:30 and the show starts at 7:00. Tickets are $10 at the door.

Eventful day!

Yesterday was indeed an eventful day for us!

We started off the day with a class of 30 kids coming in to check out our cookies and bookstore. It was kind of fun seeing the place full of new people who didn’t know we were here before, and some of them had great questions for us.

Then, we carried on with our regular lunch, but in the afternoon, we started moving furniture to prepare for a sound check, and then a concert in the evening. If you weren’t here, you missed a great show. Sean’s music is incredible – sometimes moving and at other times, incredibly funny. I have to admit that I didn’t know his music before we booked his show, but I can see why he’s won so many awards. It was great!

         

Music!

We’ve got live guitar at lunchtime again this week: pop in and enjoy Ian’s mellow melodies with your lunch!

Next Saturday, May 25th, is the last Coffee House of the season, and several of this year’s featured performers will be at the mike. Be sure to catch what is sure to be a great show!

Finally, we’ve also got a couple of concerts in the work for all you music lovers. If you love Twin Peaks, be sure to save June 22nd in your calendar. They’ll be playing right here at Faking Sanity, along with fellow music act Tall Cans. Their sites can be found here and here respectively.

We’re also working on a Sean Hogan concert on May 31st that is sure to tickle your musical fancies, so stay tuned for details!!

School’s Almost Out!

Stock up for when school’s out — our sale table right now is half-price kids books! There are over 200 titles, mainly for ages 9-12 (but some for a little younger and some for a little older.)

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