It's mitten weather... here's a few of my favourite ones

It's going to be really cold tomorrow so I thought I'd get a pair of soft squishy mittens on the needles. 
I love garter stitch - springy soft thick so here's a few patterns for you to check out on Ravelry. 

Crayon Stripes - DK weight yarn - mods - add ribbed cuff

Mitered Mittens - worsted weight yarn - worked flat

Maize mittens - Worsted weight yarn - mods - all garter

Have fun choosing which style you like. 

Spring Sweater Knitting

Who's tired of the cold winter winds and ready to knit a great Spring sweater? 

Well, I think many of us are ready for those tulips and crocuses to show up. 

Have you heard about Joji's Boxy sweater line up? These easy fit fun toknit sweaters have been designed in several styles and yarn weights. 

Have a  look... 

The Boxy was Joji's first design like this. It has a unique construction with interesting details and lots of easy knitting. 

Boxy is a very simple modern sweater, with a very wide body and skinny sleeves. Worked with a lightweight yarn it is very flattering, drapey and stylish! 
A little short row section in the shoulders adds an interesting texture to the sleeves. 
Directions are given to make a seamless version (worked in the round) or a seamed version (worked back and forth) of the body. The sleeves and the neckband are worked seamlessly in the round in both versions. As per Joji's description. 

Then comes the worsted weight knit version of Boxy. Faster to knit t…

Practising Sock Heel Knitting

Sock Heels 

Cute heels :) 
How many times have you started to knit socks and 
everything's going along just fine then - 
you arrive at the heel :(

Peptalk = Read and re-read the directions, 
I can do this!! - I can do this!!... 
Well, your knitting the heel flap, okay not bad and then 
comes the dreaded.... 
"pickup so many stitches along the edge" -  Here comes trouble... 
well we have planned the class for you!!
Join us on 
Tuesday April 3rd - 10am to 12pm - $24.00
We have homework for this class so we can get 
started right away on practising our heel work. 
Pre-registration is required - 
last day to sign up Thursday Mar 29th Don't delay - Sign up now!! - Seating is limited 

Call us 613-771-9222  Email us

Making Dryer Balls - Thursday Nov 23th

Have you heard about Dryer Balls? 
We needle felt them from 100% wool
We know that wool's natural properties love to absorb water, so when you toss a few dryer balls into the dryer
your clothing drys faster
No need for expensive dryer sheets or  fabric softeners, just wool dryer balls. 

Join the class -Thursday November 23rd 10am - 1pm
includes tools/supplies to make one dryer ball
Payment required at registration Call 613-771-9222 or drop by to register 

Fall Workshop with Cheryl Toy of Little Church Knits

We are so excited to have Cheryl Toy of Little Church Knits join us for our Fall Workshop here at Grey Heron's new location in the bay side city of Belleville. 
Cheryl is an passionate knitter, designer, podcaster and instructor.
Each module has a brief description of the class and with Cheryl's flair for teaching, you will learn an abundance of techniques, skills and tips/tricks. 
Each module will have a break at the halfway point for refreshments. 
The workshop will be located at 25 Pinnacle St. S, Belleville, ON K8N 3A1

Here's our line up:    
Skills Building – 3 hour module - $65.00 –  Beginner + - Friday Oct 13th 1pm to 4pm
Here’s your chance to learn and brush up on techniques- gain confidence and add new skills to your daily knitting process.   Magic Loop, Tubular Cast On, Long tail cast on (two versions),  Stretchy Bind off, Three Needle Bind Off, Provisional Cast on
Strand and Steek – 6 hour module- $120.00 –  Intermediate (intrepid advanced begi…

Grey Heron is moving....

Grey Heron is on the move….
We are relocating to Belleville, ON
on the shores of the Bay of Quinte

25 Pinnacle St. South, Belleville

Our last day open in Collingwood will be  Thursday July 13th.
It’s been our pleasure to look after you for  the 9 years we’ve been in Collingwood.
We hope you will visit us at our new location.
We will be reopening the first week of August.
We will carry the same fabulous yarns that we currently do, so when you need more – call us and we will mail it to you!!

Check our Facebook page for further details.        @greyheronyarns

Tartan Day Celebration

Saturday, April 1, 2017 Tartan Day Celebration 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: Beaver Valley Community Center, Thornbury/Clarksburg
Scottish immigrants helped settle Grey County and we remember their efforts when we celebrate our Scottish heritage each year. Our band has helped keep this tradition alive by playing music in local parades and events over the past 57 years.  To celebrate our Scottish roots, our Band will be hosting a Tartan Day Celebration on April 1st 2017 at the Beaver Valley Community Centre in Thornbury and welcome all to enjoy an entertaining night together.  Social hour begins at 5:00 with a cash bar provided by the Thornbury/Clarksburg Rotary Club. Dinner will begin at 6PM with the “Ode to the Haggis” followed by traditional food: Scottish meat pies, neeps, tatties and of course Haggis!  There will be music throughout the evening. Special guests include Jennifer Potter, Highland Dancers, and Highland Country Dancers.  A number of new sets will be performed by the Beave…