Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Knitscene Summer 2015

Southwest inspired knits - how wonderful - vibrant colours - great designs

Summer tops, tanks and tees

Knit Purl Spring Summer 2015 arrives

Again, this magazine presents 22 lovely patterns ready for warmer weather wearing. 

Tops: Tees: Pullovers: Cardies: Accessories

Knitting Traditions Spring 2015 arrives

As usual, Knitting Traditions never disappoints me. 

This issues is all about explorers and adventurers—some were attempting to reach the North or the South Pole, others to circumnavigate the globe. Not all of them were men. 
Fabulous article - brief excerpt below... 

Knitting Traditions Spring 2015
Physical Issue 

In her article, “Knitwear for Polar Explorers,” Angharad Thomas examines the exploits of a number of famous explorers, including Robert Scott and Ernest Shackleton. She notes, “To study accounts of polar exploits is to become overwhelmed by the descriptions of the harshness of the physical conditions the expeditions encountered.” Two American women who experienced those conditions firsthand were Josephine Peary and Jackie Ronne. Josephine Peary first traveled with her husband, Robert Peary, to the Arctic in 1891. Author Kathy Augustine writes, “[Josephine] forged ahead on a path of unyielding support for her husband, whether by his side in the frozen north or from the warmth of her parlor where she entertained sponsors.” In 1947, Jackie Ronne became the first American woman to reach Antarctica, with knitting needles and yarn in tow. For twelve months, she and her husband, expedition leader Finn Ronne, lived in a 12-foot (3.7-m) square hut. 

This is is just the tip of the iceberg (pun intended!). 

Many other compelling stories and twenty-one stand-out projects—socks, sweaters, mittens and gloves, hats and balaclava, a scarf, and a shawl—await you. 

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

We're having a party!! It's Outlander-ish

Outlanderish – Party @ Grey Heron

How many of you have been keeping up with the Outlander TV series?

Last weekend was the Outlander marathon – Oh, It was great!!
So, just for a bit of fun, we thought we’d host a fun afternoon

Thursday April 9th – 1pm to 3pm
Serving scones, jam, tea, coffee and sweets!!
Joining our fun afternoon will be Carolyn MacPherson

She was so inspired to create these lovely patterns 
based on her interpretations of styles 
she saw while watching the Outlander series.

Please RSVP so we know how many to plan for.
Regards, Karen 

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Learn to Knit Socks

Learn to Knit Socks @ Grey Heron


                                    Cuff Down Class

                      Thursday April 9 @ 9:30am- 12:30pm
                  Saturday April 11 @ 9:30am to 12:30pm   
                                      Toe Up Class

                  Thursday April 16 @ 9:30am – 12:30pm
                   Saturday April 18 @ 9:30am – 12:30pm

Learn sock anatomy – Cuff, Gusset, Heel, Instep, Sole
Knit a small sock sample – Learn new techniques
Then, you will cast on for a pair of cozy warm socks – 
good “learner” sock- FREE pattern
Or, start your first “sock yarn weight” sock

Skills needed:  
Must know how to knit using DPNs and circular needles

So, join in the fun!!              You will be very glad you did!!

Cost: $30.00 for 3 hours of instruction – 

Limited seating - Pre-registration required

Call, drop in or email for further details:

705-444-0370                    greyheron@bellnet.ca

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Apple Pie Trail Stop # 3

Grey Heron Yarn Shop, a crafter’s paradise located in historic Downtown Collingwood, opened its doors in 2009 and has been serving the knit and crochet community with skeins and skeins of beautiful and texturally alluring products ever since. This quaint shop offers a wide range of yarn weights in both natural and synthetic fibres, pattern books, knit & crochet magazines, as well as knitting accessories and notions. Among the many knitting kits available is the Apple Pie Sock Kit, which contains enough yarn plus the pattern to create an adult sized pair of socks available in charming colours modeled after the local apples such as Ginger Gold, Red Delicious and McIntosh. Also available, specifically designed for the Apple Pie Trail, are wooden shall pins and buttons made from local apple wood – each is truly unique and one of a kind - a great embellishment to adorn any handmade sweater, cardigan or shall. 

Grey Heron Yarn ShopOwner, Karen Farmilo is a self-taught knitting expert who offers a fantastic calendar of classes available from beginner knitting and crochet to more complicated classes that focus on lace, cables and Fair Isle, a knitting technique that use three or more colours. When you start to learn to knit or crochet, it’s nice to know that expert advice is always available. While many of us love to knit our Christmas presents, Karen’s advice is to start as early as July or August giving yourself more time than needed ‘just in case’. For more information about the Grey Heron Yarn Shop visit their website.
grey-heron-4Grey Heron Yarn Shop

Friday, February 20, 2015

Knitting a Warm Wrap- Knit-Along Challenge - Are You Ready?

A little warm knitting for this frigid weather – Knit-Along Challenge
Join us for a fun knitting adventure
Jared Flood has created this gorgeous wrap called “Guernsey”

This is a fun Traditional Channel Island textured knit

We have five yarn choice options ranging in price from 

$30.00 to $60.00

Beautiful colours and textures available!!

So, what’s the challenge you ask??

1) Buy your yarn for this project @ Grey Heron
2) Start your project on Sunday March 1, 2015
3) Finish Guernsey by Tuesday March 31, 2015
4) Now, your name is entered in our draw for a chance to –
WIN a set of HiyaHiya Magic Loop needles – valued @ $60.00
Sign up by Saturday February 28, 2015 @ 4:00pm