Minis and bigger minis!

Do you enjoy mini-skein projects? Whether it’s little 10 gram minis for a mitred square or hexipuff blanket, franken-socks and stripey hats, or larger 20 gram minis for contrasting heels, toes and cuffs, or even a multi-coloured stripey shawl, we’ve got you covered! We now have a basket of assorted 10 gram minis, at $3 each, as well as cupcake boxes full of 6 coordinating 20 gram minis in coordinating coluors of our Faking Sanity Fixation yarn. Here’s a peak!

Yarn Cupcake Sets

Mini skeins


Project Bags

This one’s for the crafters among you. Do you love having a small project bag for every project, so you can just grab and go? We’ve got an assortment of both nylon and cloth drawstring bags that are perfect for the job, and starting at $5, they’re a great deal, too!

project bags

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!



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

New yarn!

BisSockIf you like self-striping sock yarn, have we got a treat for you!

We’ve started getting in Biscotte & Cie’s Bis-Sock yarn. We have 7 lovely, stripey options for you, as well as a deep charcoal grey semi-solid for coordinating with some of them. It’s an amazingly soft 85% merino/15% nylon base that’s a treat to knit, and with 400 yards, you can knit a whole lot of sock out of a single skein! Current self-striping colourways in stock are Sorcerer’s Uniform (from the Harry Potter line), Tang Fish, Rainbow, Apple’s Heart, Hope, Grincheux (Grinch), and For Him. We’ll have the website up at the till, too, so you can see how each colour knits up. Come have a peek, and maybe a squeeze!

Please note: if you drool on it, you have to buy it!  :)

Yarn Review: Malabrigo Sock

Malabrigo SockMalabrigo Sock is a classic in my mind. Lots of people love it for socks, but to me, it’s the perfect shawl yarn. A 100% super soft merino is great for big cozy shawls or lacey cowls against your neck. It has a great hand, which lends itself well to drapey shawls, but also holds blocking well and has great stitch definition, which is great for cozy, textured shawls. I’m also always tempted by pretty variegated colourways, but some companies and dyers are better at laying out the colourways so they look just as nice once they’re knit as they did in the skein. Malabrigo is definitely one of those companies. I’ve yet to see a colourway that didn’t knit up amazingly.


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?


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