What we got Wednesday – Feb. 24, 2016

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We got a whole bunch of new classes! We have some spindle spinning, plus another Knitting 101. We’ve also added a Guided sweater class with Myrna, for anyone who wants to try their first sweater! Alana has added another Adriatico cowl class for those who missed it the first time. She is also going to …

What we got Wednesday – Feb. 17, 2016

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We got some Diamond Luxury Pima Lino lace weight, this is a blend of 60% cotton, and 40% linen. It comes in a 424 metre (464 yard)/50 gram skein. It’s a wonderful yarn for the warmer weather that is around the corner. It would be great for scarves, shawls, or lighter tops. In fact, our …

Finished Object Friday! Feb. 12, 2016

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Today’s finished object is Laura’s Antarkis (designed by Janina Kallio) shawl. She knitted it using a Julie Asselin Leizu fingering weight gradient set, on 4 mm (US 6) needles. Beautiful job, Laura!! Also, The Loop will be closed on Monday, February 15th for the Family Day holiday. We’ll re-open at 10:00 on Tuesday, February 16th. Happy Family Day!

What we got Wednesday – Feb. 10, 2016

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Woolpets!!! We had a huge box of woolly friends, animal and otherwise, arrive at the store. Penguins, kitties, puppies, guinea pigs, chickadees, and sheep (of course) as well as a gnome and elf or two!   We also received lots of Japanese seed beads in lots of sizes and colours. This is just a small …

January Winner!

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We have a knit-a-long winner for January, and it is… yarbex! She gets some patterns that were generously provided by Fiona Ellis for this month’s prize! Many thanks to Fiona for the amazing prize, and congratulations to yarbex!! If you’re interested in further exploration of the wonderful world of cables, Fiona offers two more classes …

Finished Object Friday! – February 5th

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This is Justine’s Friday finished object! Her colleague has just become a grandmother for the first time, and she made this Marple dress for her granddaughter. She used one skein of Riverstone’s fingering weight, “Amber Beauty” and 3.5 mm needles to knit an 18-24 month old size. Justine says this is a great project for new knitters! …

What we got Wednesday – Feb. 3, 2016

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We got some beautiful hand carved shawl sticks from “Nature’s Wonders” in Ontario. They are available in a variety of shapes and shades, some featuring wonderful metal accents and they will complement any shawl or scarf. We have some new yarn from Lang!   Jawoll Magic Dégradé is a fingering weight, self striping yarn. It …