Bis-Sock… now speckled!

Have you tried Biscotte et Cie yarn yet? Their Bis-Sock yarn is an amazing base, and we’ve had their self-striping yarns in for a little while now, but we decided it was time for a small addition. We’ve got a few new colourways of the self-striping in, as well as their new speckled colourways, which are so cheery!

Bis-Sock Speckles

Love journals?

Do you have a writing journal tucked away in every corner of your home? Or a drawer full of pretty journals? Cindy’s the same, so we’ve gotten in a variety of journals for the shop. Come have a peek! From punch/thread bound ones with beautiful cover prints to small nautical themed leather ones, to larger leather ones with refillable pages, to tiny bird-themed ones that are easy to carry around everywhere, there’s a little something for everyone.

Journals

It’s our Back to School Sale!

Whether you have a kid in school, or are a student or teacher yourself, we’ve got something for you. This week and next, until we close Saturday, September 16th, all kids and teen books are 20% off, as are all teacher resources. Come check them out!

Gender Failure

Gender FailureEvery once in a while, you read a book that seems to be exactly what you need to read at that very moment. It’s happened to me a few times, and those books tend to stick with you. That was Gender Failure for me.

I first heard Rae’s music at a folk fest in Calgary, and encountered Ivan through one of their other books (The Slow Fix), but didn’t know much else about either of them. I always enjoy getting to know the author behind a book a bit better, so this book was great in that regard. It’s not a book that fits in or describes neat little boxes, though. It’s not about coming out, or choosing a new label to identify by, or transitioning from female to male or vice versa. It’s both simpler and more complicated than all of those. It’s about the journey of self-discovery both of these authors have taken. It’s about being ok with who you are, and not worrying about labels, and about coming to terms with the fact that other people might not see the same labels or boxes for you that you do – choosing to focus on our similarities rather than pointing out each other’s differences, and celebrating the diversity, whether we all use the exact same terms to describe ourselves or not.

Horror of Horrors…

New horror section
Do you love classic horror novels? We’ve made finding them easier than ever before. We’ve created a new small section for horror in our main book room, just at the end of fiction. Happy hunting!

Tea time!

I just love the variety of styles for tea infusers, and I have to admit, I have a soft spot for the slightly whimsical ones. We’ve gotten a few in recently that I just love. What do you think? My favourite is the diver – he even comes with a little tray to set him on after removing him from your cup, so he doesn’t drip all over the table.

Diver, snail, fish on a line, shark, platypus and elephant tea infusers

The Perfect Shot

Are you a photograper with a serious need for caffeine? We have just the thing – a lidded camera lens mug!

lens mugs

New Yarn for Canada and for you!

The lovely Fleece Artist team has done it again! This time, they’ve designed 13 new exclusive, limited edition colourways, each inspired by the colours of one of the national parks in each of our provinces and territories for Canada’s 150th anniversary. The colours, as usual are beautiful, and they are available in 2 different 100% superwash merino bases – Chinook (a soft 2 ply yarn) and Merino Slim (a soft single). We’ve got 1 set of the Chinook and 2 of the Merino Slim. Come check them out – they’re already going quickly!

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Remember my Tang Fish?

Just wanted to show you all how the Bis-Sock self-striping colourways knit up. This is the beginnings of a sock in the Tang Fish colourway. Squishy, fishy feet!

Tang fish

 

More new yarn!

We just got in 5 new colours of 100% squooshy merino Malabrigo Chunky – just in time for a quick knit hat for the inevitable May long weekend snowstorm! ;)

Isn’t it pretty?

Malabrigo Chunky

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