Yarn Indulgences

Do you love the thrill of finding a new indie dyer? I do. And have we found a great one (with a little help of course)!

We just got in our very first shipment of Yarn Indulgences. Setting this up has been a delight, and we absolutely love the yarn, so we’ll definitely be getting more next year.

For now, we’re stocking her Style Fingering – a fingering weight merino/silk blend with an amazing hand, and her Indulgent DK – a super squishy merino. And the colours! You just have to see and feel this stuff in person, so I’m not even going to try to put up a picture that would do it justice…

So, come on in and take a look, and treat yourself to a little indulgence!

Can you believe it?

It’s hard to believe it’s already December, and yet, here it is! We’ve filled up our kids table and  front window display with an assortment of Christmas novels, Christmas craft books, etc, to get you in the mood for the season.

We’ve also got an assortment of gifts for that special person in your life. Little tea or coffee goody baskets make great teacher presents, and we’ve got travel mugs, tea/coffee presses, Torani syrups, milk frothers, etc. for the tea or coffee lover on your list. We’ve also got an assortment of knitting needles and tools, wooden crochet hook sets, yarn, SOAK products (wool wash, Handmaiden hand cream and Heel foot cream), as well as Namaste knitting bags and purses, and of course our very own hand made soaps.

Or, if you see something you would like for yourself, leave us your wishlist and tell your Santa it’s here. We’ll be happy to share it with him when we see him next!

 

Andy Everson Wallets

Looking for a new wallet for Christmas? We just got in a new shipment, including several of the Andy Everson designs. Here’s a sneak peak:

New Andy Everson Wallet Designs

3…2…1… Sale!

What is a 3, 2, 1 sale, you ask?

It’s our newly stocked sale table! These are all books we’re clearing out to make space for newer stock, and all are priced at $3, $2 or $1. There’s a little bit of everything in this sale. Right now, the table is loaded up with young readers, fiction, romance and a few cookbooks. Check in often, though; we’ll be adding lots more over the coming weeks, from history to Christian fiction and everything in between!

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!

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