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The Colours of Spring

May 24, 2016

My very first posting last year was to showcase Sweet Georgia Yarns newest Spring colourways and bases, so for full circle I am pleased to announce that we now have stocked up on the newest 2016 Spring colours from Sweet Georgia!

(From left to right): Passionfruit, Apricot, Lilac and Mint Julep… tropical mohito, anyone?

 

My four favorite colours include beautiful soft mid-tones that remind me of the early blooms if the season.

The multis of spring: (l-r) Canary Island, Tooth Fairy, Gelato, Mirror Pond & Night Owl.

 

Dyer Felicia Lo also captured the season of Spring in a skein in her collection of new multi-coloured yarns and fibres.

The three top braids are from the Spring collection: Tooth Fairy, Mirror Pond & Gelato.

 

And a sneak peek of one of Sweet Georgia’s new Gradient Set colourways set to come out over the summer. This mixture of black-grey-white neutrals called Graphite is smashing!

The Graphite gradient set.

Come visit these gorgeous new additions to the SG line in store as they are so beautiful in person! Thank you Felicia for continuing to bring the yarn community your unapologetic colour (that is such a clever tag line!).

Open May Long Weekend for Malabrigo Madness!

May 23, 2016

Happy Victoria Day! We are open our regular Spring/Summer hours from 11am-6pm today. Stop by to take advantage of our ONE DAY MAY MALABRIGO MADNESS SALE!

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All Malabrigo in store 15% off! Today only!!

 

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Selection of Malabrigo Nube merino roving.

FOCUS on LOCAL: Josée Paquin of UandIKnit

May 20, 2016

We’re pretty excited that Josée Paquin, from UandIKnit Designs, is bringing her designs to our next monthly FOCUS ON LOCAL Trunk Show happening 1-4pm on Saturday May 28th!

 

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Josee sporting her perfect-for-Spring Ellie sweater.

 

Quite recently Josée left her day job and moved across the country from Ottawa to settle down in Richmond and focus on knitting and designing full time. Stop in to check out the amazing talent she brings to our local knitwear community.

 

The amazing Definitely Susan sweater/shawl combo

 

In store you can browse a binder full of information about her patterns, which bring together Westcoast casual and Quebecoise dress-it-up. (Can you guess where she grew up?) And we are charmed by her Friends First Collection–yes, those Friends.

 

 

Be sure to stop in on the 28th to try some of her designs on for size as we’re sure you will fall in love with them as quickly as we did!

From Shawl to Sheep

May 10, 2016

Some exciting news from our pal Anna Hunter, after moving the family to Winnipeg last summer they set their sights on starting up their own homestead with an eye on ultimately producing YARN!

 

Read about Anna’s plans below, and how you can get involved in bringing her move from shawl to sheep back to sheep to shawl!

 

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Hello my dear Baaad Anna’s friends!

It has been a full year since I left Vancouver. It’s hard to believe that it has been that long, and at the same time it feels as though I have been gone forever. I do try and keep up with all the amazing things happening in Vancouver’s fibre community and Baaad Anna’s! I’m happy to see so many of your faces on social media and at Baaad Anna’s events!
We have had an amazing year full of big changes, challenges, and lots of fun!  We found and moved into a beautiful place at the end of June last year. We fond 140 acres of mostly tree and bush, perfect for all the exploring that we love to do!  We quickly added chickens and pigs to the homestead, and in March we started planning for the next stage of our homestead!
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I am starting a sheep and fibre farm and CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). I have just launched a kickstarter campaign to get us going with a fence and sheep shelter!  The Video is a great look at our farm and land, and we also talk about the plans and potential for the sheep farm!
We are planning to have the sheep moved onto the property by this summer!  I can’t believe how fast things are moving, but I’m also exhilarated by the possibility! I wish that all of you could come and see the farm, and meet the sheep (and hopefully some of you will).
I hope to return to Vancouver with a truckload of yarn that I grew and produced on the farm, and to see all of you again! In the meantime, please check out the video and spread the word to your ‘knitterly’ friends! You can also follow me:
Instagram @kids_unplugged
Facebook: Long Way Homestead
Thank you all for your ongoing support; fibre-folk truly are the best!
Anna
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Anna — you are such an inspiration — from all of the Baaad Anna’s community on the West Coast, we wish you great success and look forward to hearing more on your journey!

 

Celebrating Woolith Fair and Mother’s Day

May 7, 2016

One last day of the West Coast Knitters Guild’s first annual yarn crawl, and to celebrate we are offering all Regia sock yarns at 50% off!

Come by and pick up something special for Mother’s Day, check out our other weekend-long specials, or just cozy up on our couch for a little knit therapy.

My little girl’s first weaving project!

 

And don’t forget to give a special person in your life an extra hug. Happy Mother’s Day!

Woolith Fair Day Two Specials!!!

May 7, 2016

Everything in store will be 10% off today!!!

And cool cat Alexa Ludeman from Tincanknits will be joining us from 1-3pm today to sign books, show off samples of her gorgeous designs or just read your palm, so come by to say hi!

 

Some of the beautiful Tincanknits designs on display for the weekend. Come meet Alexa 1-3pm today.

 

Some additional specials include:

* Take an extra 10% off all of our already discounted sale yarns

* Sirdar Softspun Chunky $2/ball (over 75% off from $8.95)

* ChiaoGoo wooden swifts 25% off

* All individual patterns 30% off

* All YOTH Yarns 25% off

And there will be a special doorcrasher surprise for any Yarn Crawlers on Sunday so keep an eye for another announcement here tomorrow!

Woolith Fair Day One Doorcrashers 

May 6, 2016

What a wonderful weekend for a sale! To celebrate Woolith Fair’s first day we are thanking crawlers with a few doorcrashers!
* 25% off all YOTH Yarn On The House yarns throughout crawl weekend (Friday to Sunday)

 

ALL YOTH 25% OFF Friday, Saturday and Sunday only.

 
* 75% off Sirdar Softspun Chunky ($2/ball down from $8.95)
 

Doorcrasher for the weekend: Sirdar Softspun $2/ball!

 

* A variety of knitting books marked down to $5 and all paper individual patterns 30% off
 

Variety of books $5/each.

 

And check back for more specials tomorrow! We will have Alexa Ludeman from Tincanknits in store signing books from 1-3 on Saturday while everything in store will be 10% off for the day! And more…!

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