From the hands of an ex-pat Canadian living in Texas, Vice Yarn‘s tagline is ‘A little Vice is always nice’, and I can’t agree more! This merino/nylon fingering weight yarn come in 150g skeins which is enough yarn to knit a small top or huge shawl. And they are dyed as a gradient to do a colour change throughout the length of the skein.
Dyed as a shawl gradient, these yarns do a slow transition from one colour to another leaving deliberate striping. We also are carrying her set of fade-to-black skeins which transition from your favorite colour darker and darker towards a completely black border.
Opening up this package this morning just made me catch my breath… including a set of fade to black shawl-gradients I can’t wait to try some on my needles!
Keep an eye out on our blog as we are also expecting a sock-set version of these gradients later in the summer which will include two 75g matching colour changing balls so you end up with a matching pair of socks or mitts!
From today until Sunday (July 26th) take 10% off all Knitter’s Pride needles, hooks, sets and needle accessories! Prepare yourself for all your Fall knitting and crocheting needs!
Short sets, long sets, half sets, full sets…
As requested by some of lovely customers, we just brought in a full selection of Karboz Interchangeable needles, available as just tips or in full short or long-tipped sets!
And a rainbow of soft grip Waves crochet hooks… also sold individually or as full sets.
Visit us to treat yourself to a mid-summer very-merry-unbirthday gift to self!
Christina, one of our lovely friends-of-the-store has been hosting a summer-long Instagram KAL, or knit a-long, focused on Canadian dyers or designers.
To participate, knit any design made by a Canadian or with any Canadian yarn anytime between the first and last day of summer, and tag your post cckal or crosscanadakal.
For all my love of alpaca I’ve had a hard time finding one that would hold its shape. This DK-weight workhorse yarn includes a blend of 40% Highland Wool, 30% Superfine Alpaca and 30% Polyamide that gives it strength and structure while providing the softness and subtle halo of the luxury alpaca. Diamond Select Alpaca Prima provides a bit of lush affordability at $6.95/50g/100m.
We are thrilled to stock up again on so many lovely hand-dyes from Heidi of Vegan Yarns, a local and international favorite!This week try out Vegan Yarn’s stretchy bamboo cotton Pleiades Sock yarn for 15% off! ALSO… Baaad Anna’s Yarn Store is hiring a part-time staff for 10-12 hours a week, preferably with a flexible schedule. If you are a fibre-enthusiast and want to be a part of our kick-ass team please submit a resume and cover letter in person to the shop! Here is a list of things we are looking for in a new employee.
- Someone with a good understanding of knitting/crochet and other fibre arts (skills in spinning and felting is a bonus)
- Someone with customer service experience, preferably in the retail industry.
- Someone who works well with others and enjoys being apart of a team.
- Someone who is friendly, patient, helpful and LOVES knitting!
We are excited to be celebrating Summer of Socks this year at Baaad Anna’s! Our kick off event on June 26th was a great success. Alexa Ludman from Tin Can Knits was on hand signing the newly released book: Max & Bohdi’s Wardrobe.
Our door prize for the Summer of Sock Launch Party was won by Valerie who got her choice of a copy of Tin Can Knits newly published book Max and Bodhi’s Wardrobe or a $15 gift certificate to Baaad Anna’s.
A belated prize for our Malabrigo Madness spin-a-long goes out to Grete, who spun up this lovely skein from Malabrigo Nube fibre in colourway Candombe.
And Reagan won a skein of Malabrigo Worsted for her Malabrigo Madness knit-a-long entry of this lovely Stephen West sweater knit in the Kaleidos and Polar Morn colourways of the same yarn.
The Summer of Sock event will have various other contests hosted throughout the summer, including a sock knitting contest… if you knit a pair of socks this summer, bring them in to the store for details on how to enter them for a chance to win a skein of our new summer yarn.
Also there will be a prize drawing at the end of September from all of the names on our blog email list. To sign up and be entered, simply enter your email address on the left hand size of the front page of our website. You will get a short email whenever we publish a new blog about other summer of Sock events, so you can both be informed and win yarn!
If you missed snagging one of Yarn of the House‘s gradient sticks during their trunk sale last November, you now have a chance at making your own! Using the Raw and Fresh palette from their new Spring 2015 lineup, we will host an evening of cutting up four 50g gradient colourways and making our own stick of 200g of Big Sister DK-weight yarn.
In conversations with Veronika from Yarn on the House, she mentioned that the gradient sticks, which she affectionately called ‘puppies’ cause they come on a stick, are too labour-intensive to make as regular offerings from YOTH, but she is willing to share her knowledge and hardware if we want to make our own, so Baaad Anna’s will make a night of it!
You can choose from one of six gradient colourways: blues, greens, green-blues, charcoals, browns or navies.
Just give the shop a call or a visit to sign up for the July 18th event which will run from 7-9pm. We will have bevvies and refreshments, and enough winders, scales and hardware to create multiple sets. Cost is $65 per 200g set.
Come on by the store to see the full choice of colourways to choose from. Additionally individual skeins of any of these colourways are currently also available as we just got a new shipment from YOTH!
Come cool down this Canada Day. Open 11am-8pm with our free drop-in Knit Night starting from 6pm.
Also, last chance to sign up for our inaugural Intro to Weaving class that starts Tuesday July 7th, with a follow up finishing class on Tuesday July 21st. Includes all materials and 3 weeks of loom rental, and taught by our lovely Caitlin Ffrench.