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6 Year Anniversary SALE List!

August 19, 2015

Over half the store is going on SALE this SATURDAY, SUNDAY and MONDAY to celebrate the 6th anniversary of Baaad Anna’s! We appreciate all who come into our store on a daily basis and are thrilled to help kick start the fall knitting season with one of Anna’s great traditions!!

15% off

MALABRIGO RASTA: regular price: $31.95; sale price: $27.15

NORO LACE: regular price: $24.95; sale price: $21.20

MALABRIGO WORSTED: regular price: $19.95; sale price: $16.95

SIDHAR BABY BAMBOO: regular price: 6.95; sale price: $5.90

BRIGGS & LITTLE REGAL: regular price: $6.75; sale price: $5.75

GALWAY WORSTED: regular price: $9.50; sale price: $8.10

MIRASOL SULKA: regular price: $8.95; sale price: $7.60

DIAMOND BABY ALPACA SPORT: regular price: $22.95; sale price: $19.50

BRIGGS & LITTLE COUNTRY ROVING: regular price: $10.50; sale price: $8.95

DIAMOND MULBERRY LINEN: regular price: $12.95; sale price: $11.00


25% off

ELSEBETH LAVOLD SILKY WOOL: regular price: $11.50; sale price: $8.65

BRIGGS & LITTLE SUPER: regular price: $6.25; sale price: $4.70

DIAMOND PRIMA LINO LACE: regular price: $7.50; sale price: $5.65

DIAMOND MERINO S/W LACE: regular price: $8.95; sale price: $6.70

LOUET EUROFLAX: regular price: $25.95; sale price: $19.45

FIBRA NATURA GOOD EARTH COTTON LINEN: regular price: $11.50; sale price: $8.65

UNIVERSAL COTTON SUPREME: regular price: $10.95; sale price: $8.20

SWEET GEORGIA SPUN SILK LACE: regular price: $24.00; sale price: $18.00

ASLAN ROYAL ALPACA: regular price: $23.95; sale price: $17.95


30% off

NORO TAIYO SPORT: regular price: $19.95; sale price: $13.95

LOUET ORGANIC COTTOLIN (WEAVING YARN CONE): regular price: $13.20; sale price: $9.25

LOUET EUROFLAX LACE (WEAVING YARN CONE): regular price: $25.95; sale price: $18.15

MIRASOL HACHITO: regular price: $8.95; sale price: $6.25

MIRASOL HASA: regular price: $9.95; sale price: $6.95

DIAMOND LLAMA SILK: regular price: $16.95; sale price: $11.85


50% off

DIAMOND ALPACA PRIMA: regular price: $6.95; sale price: $3.50

KATIA OLE SOCK: regular price: $17.95; sale price: $8.95

IMPERIAL COLUMBIA: regular price: $21.50; sale price: $10.75


65% off

DIAMOND BABY ALPACA GLIMMER: regular price: $16.95; sale price: $5.95

VIKING BALDER: regular price: $12.95; sale price: $4.55

GRIGNASCO LODEN: regular price: $8.95; sale price: $3.15

NORO KURUTA: regular price: $19.95; sale price: $6.95

73% off   ($3/ball)

VIKING PURE MILK YARN: regular price: $10.95; sale price: $3/ball!!!


We’ve been busy busy busy this week unpacking our giant FALL STOCK and filling the shelves with our regulars, stockpiling the sale yarns and making room for new Fall features which will make their appearance in early September!

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Anniversary Sale & Knit In Public at Hastings Racecourse

August 14, 2015

We’re in the midst of a busy busy week… Our Fall stock is starting to arrive, our 6th Anniversary Sale  is coming up, and we have a few fun summer events to squeeze in before September arrives!


Our 6th annual Anniversary Sale to celebrate the store’s opening will be held August 22nd, 23rd and 24th from 11am-6pm. We’ve added Monday to the sale weekend to include any weekend warriors who wish to stock up on their Fall knitting needs. Almost half of all store stock will be on sale from 15% to 60% off, so be sure to stop by! We’ll also post a list of the sale items on our blog page a few days prior so check back!


Summer of Sock



There’s still free yarn for the taking during our Summer of Sock event. Three chances to win:

  • Sign up on our homepage to receive our blog via email (easy sign up can be found on the right hand side of our homepage where you can fill in your email addy). A skein of our amazing specialty sock yarn will be awarded to one lucky name from our blog email list on September 30th
  • Bring in a pair of socks that you knit between the start of summer and the end of September… we will keep one of the pair for a week to decorate our store, and will enter you for another skein of free yarn to be given away on September 30th when you come back to retrieve your sock
  • Sign up to join SOCK SNIPER 2015. Read the rules here, sign up by August 24th, chat with us on the Baaad Anna’s Ravelry group and I will award a skein of free yarn to the last man/woman standing from the Lower Mainland or BC-area (see the Sock Sniper thread in our Ravelry group for full details). The rules look complicated but are deceptively simple: Knit socks, get a pair of socks and try to be the ‘last man standing’ in a wink-murder style sock knitting contest. All funds raised through entrance fees support Doctors Without Borders, and there are many more skeins of yarn to win through the organizers of this Ravelry-based game. Join, play and win!

Enter all, enter often and have a chance to win all three skeins!


Come learn with us… beginner knit, crochet, weaving, wheel and drop spinning, as well as many internediate and advanced classes and workshops available in the Fall. check out our website fir the full list and details.



Our Fall class and workshop schedule is now updated online, and many are are already filling up fast. Lots of great teachers, guests and new skills to learn!
Lastly, come join us for an evening at the Hastings Racecourse on Friday August 21st. A group of us will be doing some knitting/crocheting/felting-in-public and enjoying the warm summer night; bring a blanket, your current project and join us on the grass just west of the west entrance from 7pm. Free of charge; additional info on the Hastings Racecourse can be found here. If it’s raining, look for us on the west end of the covered bleachers.

Hope to see you there!

PS… Our Wednesday Knit Night will still occur next week in addition to this Knit In Public event… And for those who know our Nicola, she will be stitching and bitching along with us that night!

Pop Up Sale – All NORO!

July 31, 2015

This weekend the Powell Street Festival celebrates it’s Japanese-Canadian history and heritage. Make sure to stop by to check out the free history walks, food trucks and amateur open sumo wrestling competition! My family looks forward to it every year!


To help celebrate, we are taking 10% off all Noro in the store!


From now until next Wednesday… stock up on Noro!



One of our lovely regulars, Sarah, stopped into the store earlier this week to show off her newest finished knit, The W from Stephen West, knit in Noro Taiyo, along with some Rain City Knits, Baby Bamboo and a few others. It turned out beautifully, and I was able to convince her to showcase it in store for the week of our sale.


The W shawl, by Stephen West… often lovingly referred to as the Rocketship!



This is just a gorgeous knit… like so many of Stephen West’s patterns just plays with structure and style in such a balanced combination… thanks for sharing Sarah!


Such beautiful a beautiful set of colour and yarn combinations used in this work!

New Yarn – VICE Yarn’s Blurred Lines

July 29, 2015

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.


A little Vice is always nice.



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.



Full length poncho knit with two skeins of the 150g/skein Blurred Lines.



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!


Best mail day ever! 50+ skeins of shawl gradient yarns!



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!



Pop Up Sale – Needles, Needles, Hooks, Needles!

July 21, 2015

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…

So many different sets to choose from!

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!

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Just in… Interchangeable Karbonz tips!

And a rainbow of soft grip Waves crochet hooks… also sold individually or as full sets.

Soft and ergonomic… a crocheter’s favorite.

Visit us to treat yourself to a mid-summer very-merry-unbirthday gift to self!

Just an inkling of the full selection of fibre-arts tools currently available.

New Yarn – Diamond Select Alpaca Prima & the Cross Canada KAL

July 19, 2015

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.

So last week I started a new child-sized sweater knit from our Canadian designer pals at Tin Can Knits called Harvest Cardigan, with a yarn new to the store call Diamond Select Alpaca Prima. This pattern can be found online as part of their amazing and entirely FREE Simple Collection.


Knit a long


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.


Some of the one dozen colours available.


Pleiades Sock from Vegan Yarns and… Baaad Anna’s is Hiring!

July 14, 2015

We are thrilled to stock up again on so many lovely hand-dyes from Heidi of Vegan Yarns, a local and international favorite!

Currently you can find a wide selection of Vegan Yarns’s Pleiades sock-weight, Anilam worsted-weight and Sirius bulky-weight lovelies among many others in store.

This week try out Vegan Yarn’s stretchy bamboo cotton Pleiades Sock yarn for 15% off!

Pleiades Sock in many colours… 15% off until the end of this coming weekend.

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!

Heidi from Vegan Yarns offer her Kamaji Shawl pattern free on Ravelry which work beautifully with this stretchy sock yarn.


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