Monday, November 2, 2015

Grey Heron November News

Grey Heron News November 2015
We have expanded our holiday shopping hours for your convenience.

SundaysNov 29th, Dec 6th, 13th and 20th - 11:00am to 4:00pm

Fridays: Nov 27th, Dec 4th, 11th, 18th – 10:00am to 7:00pm

NEW yarns this week:

DROPS Andes:
65% wool, 35% Alpaca 10sts = 4” @ 9mm needle = 
Super Bulky $10.45 per ball
Lovely and soft – perfect for cowls, hats and scarves

Fleece Artist Classic Thrum mitten kits: $36.00
Lovely selection of colours – hand dyed in Nova Scotia
Kit contains yarn, fleece and pattern

More Regia: 
Arne and Carlos sock yarn Second edition – limited quantity $17.50

New from Regia – 
Pairfect sock yarn – creates perfect stripes and matching socks

Looking for your next project? Come in and let us help you….

Friday, October 16, 2015

CLOSED Saturday October 17th

We will be CLOSED on Saturday Oct 17th

We are attending a funeral

OPEN again on Monday October 19th @ 10:00am


Saturday, October 10, 2015

Grey Heron Project Classes

Grey Heron Project Classes

New project classes coming up:       Cost: $18 per class Time: 10am to 12pm

Must know how to knit and purl already – confidently

We like to choose projects that offer learning so, here’s our line up so far…

Wednesday Oct 21st - Jared Flood – Turn a Square hat – tubular cast on, stripes

Wednesday Oct 28th - Yarn Harlot – The Unoriginal Hat – different cables, textured

Wednesday Nov 4th - Boho Knits – Antelope – picot hemmed edge, eyelets, texture

Wednesday Nov 11th - Kate Atherley – Slouchy Lace Hat - lace, increases, decreases

Wednesday Nov 18th - Caitlyn Ffrench – Distinction Shawl – 3 colours, top down

Maximum 6 per class: First come first served: 
Pre-registration required: Purchase yarns at Grey Heron: 
Receive 10% discount on yarns purchased for these project classes 

Friday, October 9, 2015

Grey Heron October News

Grey Heron October News
New classes coming up:

Wednesday October 14th @ 10am to 12pm – Thrum Mittens $25.00
Learn how to make these fabulously warm mittens.
Homework required –

Friday October 23rd @ 10:30am to 12pm – Learn How to explore Ravelry $ 18.00
Learn the basics of Ravelry.
Search for patterns, Use your library, How to use the tabs, Groups, Forums, etc.
Please bring your laptop, tablet, smart phone
Make the best of your search time – connect with other knitters worldwide!!

Anyone interested in this yarn by Turtlepurl?
"Blue Jays" - Self Striping sock Yarn – 450yds $30.00

Do you have any class ideas that you would like us to plan? Let us know…

Thanksgiving hours –
Sat 10am to 4pm, Sun and Mon CLOSED, Tues 10am to 5:30pm

Have a wonderful weekend, Karen 

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Sock Designing binge...

Well, Pam and Carolyn have been on a sock designing binge.... and look what they have created!!

These gorgeous patterns can all be found on ravelry as purchase patterns.

We launched these patterns at the KW Knitter's Fair this year.

If socks aren't your thing, then of course they both have stunning designs available as hats, fingerless, shawls,scarves, ponchos and much more on the way.....

We have Pam's socks on display at the shop - so do drop by to see her designs.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Grey Heron Fall Knitting Classes

Grey Heron Fall Class List

Here’s our list of some of the fall knitting classes.

Knitting “Refresher” Bootcamp – 3 hours of relearning
If, you are a previous knitter who wants to rekindle your love for knitting, this class is for you.
We change topics every 15mins… We get you up to speed and ready to knit for fall.
Saturday September 26th from 9am to 12pm = $40.00
Our focus is to provide a concentrated relearning of cast on, cast off, increase, decrease,
read a pattern, understand yarn labels, abbreviations, pick up stitches, buttonholes,
joining yarn, yarn weights,
More info – materials list provided at registration

In in the Round – Time to knit Hats and Cowls – 2 hour class –
MUST know how to knit already. This is NOT a beginner class
Time to learn how to knit in the round and make hats and cowls for everyone.
Wednesday September 30th from 10am to 12pm = $25.00
Please bring practice yarn and 4mm – 5mm needles if you have them
We offer one FREE hat or cowl pattern for you to get started with.

Fair Isle “Mad For Plaid” theme class – 4 hour class – Intermediate level
Thursday October 1st and October 8th from 10am to 12pm = $30.00
Let’s have fun with colour! Learn to knit with more than one colour.
We are creating a Plaid patterned wrap, or mittens, or cowl or??
Learn different techniques to create your family tartan perhaps.
More info to follow…

Beginner Felting class – 2 hour class – $25.00
Wednesday October 7th10am to 12pm
Let’s make felted mittens or slippers. Patterns supplied. Discussion on “knit and then felt”.
Each pattern is knit oversize, then “felted” in the washing machine.
Knit a very warm wind proof pair of mittens.
Felted slippers are the perfect cool weather cosy item.
Two perfect items for gift giving.
We will help you choose your yarn and get you started on your project.
Handouts included

Traditional Gansey knitting theme class – 4 hour class Enthusiastic Beginner ++
Thursday October 22nd and October 29th from 10am to 12pm = $30.00
Come learn about traditional British Gansey knitting.
We offer a FREE fingerless or a hat pattern for you to knit.
Homework – have ready to go a 6” swatch still on the needles, ready for working
sample Gansey stitches.

All classes:
All classes must be paid for in advance.
Please arrived 10 minutes early to get settled and grab a coffee.
Please make sure if you are choosing yarns for your projects that you
come in before the class to purchase your yarn and wind it ready to start in class.
Please remember to put your phone on vibrate.
Should you need to take a call, please step out in the hall to chat.
All classes are non-refundable, non-transferable.
Call us 705-444-0370 to register.

Drop in Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm Saturday 10am to 4pm

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Beginner Knitting Classes Fall 2015 - Come learn with us!!

Beginner Knitting Class – 2 sessions 4 hours = $52.00

For the absolute beginner - 2 consecutive weeks

Wednesday daytime = Sept. 16th and 23rd - 10am to 12pm
You will learn: setting up the ground work to knit - discussion
cast on, knit, purl, increase, decrease, cast off, read your pattern
abbreviations, yarn weights, needles, knitting notions, etc…

Cost $52.00 paid in advance by Tuesday Sept 14th.
Class fee includes - instruction book and practice yarn
Materials: need 5mm needles, FREE scarf pattern available to work on
Saturday will be offered at a later date. Please send me your request.

Grey Heron Yarn Shop 65 Simcoe St. Collingwood, ON L9Y 1H7      705-444-0370