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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

 

Winter Sale – March 14 & 15 2015

March 12, 2015

Join us this weekend for our WINTER SALE

Saturday & Sunday

March 14 & 15

11am – 6pm

 

Check out our sale items for the weekend!

 

60% off

Viking Balder

Louet Gems

Viking Balder

Baby Alpaca Glimmer

 

 

40% off

Grignasco Loden

Mirasol Tuhu

Briggs & Little Sport

 

 

 

30% off

Briggs and Little Super

Imperial Columbia

Mirasol Hasa

 

 

 

20% off

Diamond Luxury Mulberry Merino

Malabrigo Arroyo

Diamond Luxury Merino Superwash Lace

Sirdar Baby Bamboo

Noro Kureyon

 

 

Existing Sale items are 75% off

Old Magazines are all $2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Celebrating Hilary and her soon-to-be baby

March 10, 2015

Many of you have met Hilary – she has worked at Baaad Anna’s almost since the beginning (February 2010). She has been a dedicated staff person, and our main teacher for all our knitting/crochet classes.

We will miss you Hilary!

We will miss you Hilary!

Most of you started knitting – or improved your existing skills with the help of Hilary.  Well don’t worry, she will continue to teach at Baaad Anna’s (starting again in May), but she is taking two months off to have a baby!  We are so happy for her, and really want to celebrate her. She has been such an amazing part of the team – and we will miss her helpful advice and welcoming smile. Hilary is an amazing teacher and I’m pretty sure has a 100% success rate – I’m so thankful that Hilary walked into the store on that sunny Oct day (what feels like a million years ago) and asked if we were looking for a knitting teacher!

 

While you are stopping by to check out our WINTER SALE this weekend (Sat&Sun 11am – 6pm) come raise a glass of sparkling juice to Hilary, and enjoy some cupcakes and wish her well!

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 15

2:30 – 3:30

Come say Farewell to Hilary on Sunday at 2:30

Come say Farewell to Hilary on Sunday at 2:30

Looking forward to seeing all of you!

Icelandic Sweater: Sweater-A-Month August 2014

March 3, 2015

I thought it fitting to share this post – especially when I saw that one of my favourite Yarn Stores TOLT in Washington State is having a month of Icelandic Wool!

My beautiful MIL in her Freya

My beautiful MIL in her Freya

 

My Mother-in-law has Icelandic ancestry – which naturally I thought was a sign that I should marry her son when I found out! Last winter, I promised her I would make her an Icelandic sweater, so we spent hours looking at options on Ravelry, and she choose the beautiful Freya pattern by one of my most favourite designer Ragga! This is what she has to say about the pattern:

 

“This lovely lopapeysa (Icelandic for the classic woollen yoke sweater/cardigan). It is knitted from the lightweight and versatile unspun Lopi. The pattern is an old eight petal rose taken from the Icelandic “Sjónabók”, a collection of old patterns found in Icelandic art and handcrafts through the ages.  Freyja was the goddess of love, beauty and fertility in old Norse mythology. In modern times Freyja is often used to poetically symbolize Iceland, the nature and the earth. Freyja is also a common Icelandic name.”

 

My MIL does not wear wool – so I actually knit the sweater out of the only synthetic yarn we carry in the shop – Uptown Worsted (by Universal Yarns). I was very nervous about knitting and steeking a sweater made from synthetic wool – but it turned out lovely, and my MIL was so pleased with it!

 

Moon Pulls

February 18, 2015

Hilary recently finished knitting up the Moon Pulls Sweater designed by Diana Walla.

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She knit the sweater in the Briggs and Little Regal, and I swear she finished it in only 2 weeks. Hilary is on a bit of a finishing streak and has made so many beautiful sweaters I can barely keep up.

Moon Pulls Sweater

Moon Pulls Sweater

She used the light brown, white and turquoise colourways.

Moon Pulls Sweater

Moon Pulls Sweater

Thanks Christina for modelling the sweater!

 

Moon Pulls Sweater

Moon Pulls Sweater

 

 

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