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More Fibre Arts: Needle Felting

April 20, 2015

Come by for a 2 hour workshop next Sunday to learn a new art! Needle felting is quick and fun way to create three dimensional fibre art pieces. Baaad Anna’s is happy to welcome local artist Zed Payne to come teach a class to create your own monster such as any of these lovelies…

Grow your own pet (non-shedding, drooling optional)

Grow your own pet (non-shedding, house-trained).

Marshmellows not included.

Marshmellows not included.

Or a sock monkey?

Or an entire sock monkey party?

LEARN TO NEEDLE FELT WORKSHOP: MONSTER MADNESS

This workshop will teach the basics of needle felting and will create a three dimensional fibre art monster to take home. Participants will learn: the basics of 3D needle felting, the tricks to creating a fine finish on your work, how to use wire in fibre sculptures to create flexible and poseable creatures, and mix wool like a pro. No previous felting experience necessary. Minimum 4 and maximum 6 participants.

Materials Needed: Felting needle(s), a mixture of Corriedale wool, foam blocks and wire. Materials can be purchased separate or as a kit for $10 at Baaad Anna’s Yarn Store. Please bring a pair of your own scissors.

DATE: Sunday April 26

TIME:  1:00  – 3:00pm

COST: $35 (+tax)

To register for all classes call 604-255-2577 or email info@baaadannas.com

Tin Can’s Newest!

April 12, 2015

The prolific team that designs under the name Tin Can Knits is at it again. Just six months after releasing their last book of patterns, they have published a new pattern called Playdate.

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The Playdate cardi from Tin Can Knits

 

 

The first in a series of six patterns set to be released every two weeks, this gorgeous cardi is knit in a fingering weight merino/cashmere/nylon blend similar to the heavenly Little Brother from Yarn on the House (YOTH Yarns), which we have recently stocked up on in store!

Hummada hummada.

Hummada hummada… A taste of the newest YOTH colour collection entitled “Fresh Palette”…

 

The newest YOTH colour collection entitled "The Fresh Palette" is in.

… Served alongside a restock of their “Raw Palette”.

 

And as with most Tin Can Knits patterns, each comes with sizing from 0-3 months right through adult 4XL. Matching cardis, anyone?

Another lovely choice for knitting in fingering weight is the affordable Cascade Yarn’s Heritage Sock Yarn which is a very soft 75/25 merino nylon blend.

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Some of Cascade’s many colour choices.

 

The full collection of patterns entitled Max and Bohdi’s Wardrobe is part of a Knit-A-Long that is going on in the Tin Can Knits Ravelry group, so join in to build up your closet of knitware over the next three months!

Fibre Invasion 

April 7, 2015

We’ve filled up the back wall with some new fibre and colour choices and are again offering a drop spindle learn to spin class later this month.

A rainbow of Corriedale fibre returns, and a new collection of fibres and colours just arrived.

Includes a number of Sweet Georgia’s recently released Spring collection colourways.

And some tasty sampler packs.

The Learn to Spin with a Drop Spindle class happens on April 18 and 25 from 1-3pm and includes all materials needed to start aspinnin’.

Register by phone or in person. Max class size is 6 participants.

Spring is in the Air

April 3, 2015

Happy Easter weekend! I plan on finding one of these in my basket this year…

The unapologetic colours of Sweet Georgia Yarns

The unapologetic colours of Sweet Georgia Yarns

Local dyer Felicia of Sweet Georgia Yarns has just released her spring 2015 lineup. Here’s just a peek of four of my favs…

*New* colours this spring... left to right: Dreamboat, Peony, Grapefruit and Lovestruck

Some of the *new* spring lineup… left to right: Dreamboat, Peony, Grapefruit and Lovestruck

And also new this spring, Felicia brought on a subtle sparkle to a new base called Glitterati. In addition to this little bit of bling, we’ve brought these colours in on Sweet Georgia’s other great sock bases Tough Love Sock and CashLuxe Fine.

A little bit of bling.

A little bit of bling: the subtle Glitterati alongside Tough Love Sock and Cash Luxe Fine.

Felicia is also offering a sample colour pack of mini skeins called Party of Five in celebration of Sweet Georgia’s ten year anniversary.

Party of Five Mini Skeins: A celebration of five different colours

Party of Five Mini Skeins: Each colour of sock weight yarn includes 100-105 yards.

With five different sets of five mini skeins, these are perfect for complex colourwork or simple colour happy projects such as Matilde Skår‘s free pattern on Ravelry.

Inspired by some of Felicia’s very first dye creations!

Inspired by some of Felicia’s very first dye creations!

Hope you enjoy some colour happy knitting time this long weekend! (Or come visit us as we are open regular hours).

Welcome Paula

March 30, 2015

In preparation for the change in ownership at Baaad Anna’s, please note the store will be CLOSED for inventory and cleaning:

Tue & Wed,

March 31 & April 1

The stitch n bitch on Wed. April 1 will also be cancelled.  The store will OPEN under new ownership for regular hours on Thursday, April 2 

11am – 7pm

 

 

I am so pleased to introduce (virtually) all of you to Paula Lindner – the new owner of Baaad Anna’s starting April 1st 2015!  Many of you have probably met Paula, she has been a regular at Baaad Anna’s since it opened in August 2009. She is a regular at the stitch n bitch on Wednesday, and has been an active part of the Baaad Anna’s community.  She has also been with me at the shop over the past three months learning the business and meeting all of you!

Paula (new Owner), Anna, Christina at the 5-year anniversary party

Paula (new Owner), Anna, Christina at the 5-year anniversary party

I’m sure Paula will introduce herself on here, but she has been a long-time knitter, who was previously working in the non-profit sector (when she wasn’t knitting of course). Paula has two little girls, who will no doubt bring the same life and joy to the store that so many of your kids do every week.

 

Paula has been a loyal customer, and a great friend, I know the store will thrive under her ownership and I know Paula will maintain and grow the best parts of the store, and add her own unique ideas, events, vibe and of course fantastic yarn, needles and notions! I know that she will bring so much to the business and I’m so excited that things will continue under her leadership!  I hope all of you will be able to stop by and visit/meet Paula over the next few months.

 

The blog, email newsletter, facebook, twitter and instagram that many of you follow will continue to be apart of Baaad Anna’s. Please note if you are interested in my next adventure, you can check it out here  and on Instagram @kids_unplugged

 

Welcome Paula!!

 

Goodbye Party!!!

March 24, 2015

Well, it is approaching the end of my time as the Baaad Anna – the store will be in the capable hands of the new owner Paula Lindner starting April 1st. (Watch here for a post introducing Paula – later this week)!

Please come and celebrate the new era of Baaad Anna’s and come say goodbye – as this will be the last week I am in the shop (just to re-iterate the store is staying and will remain OPEN)!!!

 

Friday, March 27th

7pm

 

There will be cake and champagne, and it will be a great time! I really hope that I have the chance to say goodbye to all of you. I have so enjoyed being apart of this awesome community of knitters, crocheters, crafters. east-vanners. My life is truly richer because of all of you – and although I am excited about our next adventure, I am sad to say goodbye.

If you want to keep in touch and see what we are up to on our next adventure, check out my newest project:

kidsunplugged.ca

Instagram: @kids_unplugged

 

This is the day we got the keys for the store - my love, my support, my personal carpenter - couldn't have done it without you luke!

This is the day we got the keys for the store – my love, my support, my personal carpenter – couldn’t have done it without you luke!

 

Empty store - big walls!

Empty store – big walls!

 

 

Hanging the first shelf - a big deal!

Hanging the first shelf – a big deal!

Caitlin and I eagerly open the first box of yarn - Caitlin you made the store full of life and style - I am eternally grateful for all you did and are!

Caitlin and I eagerly open the first box of yarn – Caitlin you made the store full of life and style – I am eternally grateful for all you did and are!

 

Opening Night!

Opening Night!

Opening Night!

Opening Night!

 

Opening Night - so many of you were there on that first weekend! Thank you for all the support and love!

Opening Night – so many of you were there on that first weekend! Thank you for all the support and love!

Spring Shawl

March 18, 2015

As we are headed into Spring, I’m excited about the newest cotton to show up on our shelves. Sirdar has put out their new Cotton DK.

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The balls are 100g with 212 metres of a beautiful shiny DK weight cotton. It can be knit into a lovely summer top like I did last year or it would perfect for your newest shawl.

More Sunlight

More Sunlight

I knit the Sunlight Shawl for Sad People by local designer Sylvia BoBilvia using three balls of the cotton. Thanks to Natalie for modeling the shawl… it’s perfect for a spring day at the beach.

Sunlight Shawl

Sunlight Shawl

 

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