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Knit Sock Philanthropist Making Headlines

January 15, 2017

Just had to share my favorite news story of the year

Thank you CBC for spotlighting this amazing individual!

Warm and happy in so many ways!

Pizza Knit Night with Tin Can Knits!

January 12, 2017

Come by tonight (Fri night) for a book signing by Alexa Ludeman of TinCanKnits from 6-8pm.


We’ll have a Trunk Show and I’ll bring in pizza to share for sale by donation to the Vancouver Food Bank. BYOB and knitting as well!

Baaad Resolutions!

January 8, 2017

Happy new years! With this wintery welcome to 2017, how many of you have put forward some new years resolutions? Do they include cleaning up your knits, figuring out your to-knit list, or busting through your stash?

Well if you want to figure out some new techniques, we have a great learning series for you: Holli Yeoh‘s Fine Finishing Techniques!

We’re putting together a series of workshops that cover the ins and outs of transforming your projects from ‘home made’ to ‘hand knit.’ You’ve spent all that time knitting a beautiful garment, now don’t skimp on the finishing. You’ll learn finishing techniques that rival commercially made garments and you’ll have the confidence to tackle sweater projects.

Photo credit: Holli Yeoh



Part I:  Fine Finishings – Beginnings

In the first class we’ll work on cast ons, selvages, fully fashioned increases and decreases and bind offs.

DATE: Sat,  Jan 21st from 11:30-1:30pm

COST: $45 for the one class OR $110 for the series

Photo credit: Holli Yeoh



Part II:  Fine Finishings – Endings

After all the pieces of your project are completed you’ll want to prepare them for assembly and wearing. In the second class in the series we’ll cover blocking, ends, applied edgings and if time permits, buttonholes.

DATE: Sat,  Jan 21st from 2:30-4:30pm

COST: $45 for the one class OR $110 for the series

Photo credit: Holli Yeoh



Part III:  Fine Finishings – Seaming

Make sure to give your knitting the attention it deserves when seaming your garments. You’ll have a chance to try your hand at mattress stitch on both stocking stitch and garter stitch as well as false grafting. We’ll discuss the merits of reinforced seams and cover other seaming techniques as time permits.

DATE: Sun,  Jan 22st from 2:30-4:30pm

COST: $45 for the one class OR $110 for the series

Photo credit: Holli Yeoh



Also, we are thinking of starting a #baaadresolution Instagram tag to share our new 2017 projects and resolutions. Join us!

Photo credit: Sarah Peschell

Happy Holidays SALE and Holiday Hours 2016

December 24, 2016

Happy holidays everyone! With another amazing year coming to a close we want to thank our lovely customers with a happy holidays sale, so Baaad Anna’s will be offering 20% off ALL yarn in the store on Boxing Day (2pm-6pm) and Tuesday the 27th (11am-6pm).


A quiet Christmas night at Baaad Annas!

Our Holiday Hours:

* Dec 24th 11am-2pm

* Dec 25th CLOSED

* Dec 26th 2pm-6pm

* Dec 27th 11am-6pm

* Dec 28th 11am-6pm

* Dec 29th 2pm-7pm

* Dec 30th 11am-6pm

* Dec 31 11am-3pm

* Jan 1st CLOSED


Hope you have a joyful time with those near and dear. We look forward to seeing you soon either post- or mid- celebration!

2016 Giving Ideas: Yarn Bowls and Needle Sets

December 21, 2016

For the knitter that has enough yarn (is that a thing?) there are a couple gift choices that are sure to please. Yarn bowls are a work of art that also come in handy to stop a ball of yarn flopping about while knitting. These gorgeous unique pieces are made by a local potter Talking Clay whose details in each piece are just stunning.



And once a knitter knows the tools they enjoy working with, a needle set is oftern their poison of choice. As with most other yarn stores, we do not usually sell needles with a refund option, but for the month of December any needle set you purchase this month can be exchanged or refunded with a store credit until December 31st to be sure the recipient truly has the tools he/she desires.



And take an additional 15% off all yarn bowls and needle sets on Thursday Dec 22rd and Friday Dec 23rd.

Kids Off School?

December 18, 2016

Nothing to do? They can FELT a snowman on Wednesday or ARM KNIT an infinity shawl on Thursday and Friday. Last minute gifts… we got em!


Check out this gorgeous infinity shawl you can recieve as a gift from your kids!


Register in person or by phone at (604) 255 2577.

Knit-A-Thon and Warm Things Charity Drive 2016

December 16, 2016

As every year since Anna opened in 2012 we will spend the day knitting & crocheting hats, scarves, mittens etc. to be handed out in the Downtown Eastside. Come spend the day with us for some charity making. Anyone making a donation of warmth will receive 10% off all yarn on the day of the event!

This year we are also encouraging donations of any other good condition warm winter items that are not in use in your household such as hats, mitts, scarves or sweaters/hoodies, handknit or not.

And it doesn’t stop there, you can also bring in any unwanted yarn you may have to be donated for use in this event. Any yarn that is donated but not used will then be redistributed by Baaad Anna’s to various school and seniors groups!

Sunday, December 18th 2016

1pm – 6pm


* Donate yarn to be knit into hats, mittens, scarves (must be in organized skeins or balls – no ends or mini balls please!)
* Come and knit for an hour or two (or all day if you are hard-core!)
* Donate unused, good condition winter accessories


Items knit at 2015 Knit-a-thon

Donations of yarn can be dropped at the store anytime during our regular business hours! For more information contact Baaad Anna’s 604-255-2577 or

As always, there will be a great spread of treats, fruit, hot chocolate and tea for all those who participate! We are looking forward to seeing you there!