Guess what’s back in stock?

Skull tea infuser

Have you seen our new journals?

I love them! Slim hardcover journals, with gilt pages and gold foil detailing on the front covers, and a simple lined journal on the inside. Classic!

gilt journals

More yarn!

We’re topped up our stock of Malabrigo Sock, Malabrigo Rios and the nylon Sidekick project bags. Come have a look!

Cashmere, gradient sets and socks, oh my!

We just got in another yarn shipment, and we think you’re in for a treat!

If you like to wrap up in large, squishy shawls, you’ll love our new gradient sets. They contain five 50g skeins of light worsted weight Casbah 5 Ply in classic tonal gradients. Casbah is a lovely blend of soft merino, a touch of nylon for strength, and a little cashmere for a soft, squishy, luxurious treat. Here’s a sneak peak through the bags:

casbah gradient sets

If you’re more into cozy socks, we’ve got a treat for you too. We’re now carrying Fleece Artist’s Cottage Sock. It’s a supersoft fingering weight merino sock yarn, with 20% nylon for added strength. And as always, Fleece Artist’s colourways are awesome. This sneak peek just doesn’t do them justice:

Cottage Sock

Yarn Review: Fleece Artist Merino 3/6

We’re starting a new little series of blog posts today, with some reviews of our favourite yarns in the shop.
We love carrying Fleece Artist/Handmaiden yarns, because it’s always nice to support other Canadian businesses, so today, we’ll start with their Merino 3/6 yarn.

Fleece Artist Merino 3/6This is a lovely DK weight yarn, with a nice tight ply twist that gives it great stitch definition for cables and the like, and an awesome squish factor. The merino base is super soft, and machine washable, too. I also really like that it now comes in slightly larger 125g skeins – a little extra yardage is always nice! As with all of the Fleece Artist yarns, the dye job is always awesome. Whether you like a subtle tonal or a bright multicoloured/variegated yarn, there’s always such depth to all of their colourways. See what I mean?

 

Knitted Soap?

Yes, that’s right – knitted soap! Well, sort of. The soap isn’t knit, but it does look like a knitted bar of soap or a knitted toque-shaped soap. It’s the perfect soap for knitters!

knitted soap

Turtles, Turtles, Rah, Rah, Rah!

Ever wondered what our Turtles, Turtles, Rah, Rah, Rah tea would look like as soap? Well, here you go!

Turtles Leaf Soap

Dollar Days

We decided it was time for another $1 book sale – all books on our markdown table are now only $1 each. If there’s anything you’re interested in, now’s the time!

Delivery Day!

We got in a beautiful shipment of Merino 3/6 from Fleece Artist this morning. It’s a plump, squishy, heavy DK/light worsted 3 ply yarn, with great stitch definition and amazing colours. Here’s a sneak peak of a few of the colours, but you have to squish this one!

Merino 3 6

The Mayan Prophecy

The Mayan ProphecyI first read a Steve Alten novel when a friend jokingly pointed out his Meg series as a joke (prehistoric Megalodon in modern day waters). I loved it! This past month, I decided it was time to try another from his Domain Trilogy this time: The Mayan Prophecy. It was an interesting look at an old story. The story begins as we meet Michael Gabriel, a long-term patient in a psychiatric ward, and the new intern assigned to his case. Michael’s father had some pretty unbelievable theories about the origins and meanings of the monolithic structures we’ve all studied in history classes, and was exiled from the scientific community. Michael believes that the fate of all mankind rests on his father’s research, though, and so… the adventure begins.

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