Friday, January 29, 2016

Absolute Beginner Classes starting in February...

Hi Everyone,
Here’s the schedule for the next Absolute Beginner classes. This is a two part class.
Please let me know if you are interested in this class and timing as we only have 4 spots per class.
Beginner Knitting Class – 2 sessions 4 hours = $50.00
For the absolute beginner - 2 consecutive weeks

Wednesday morning – 10am to 12pm Feb 17 and 24
Saturday morning – 10am to 12pm Feb 13 and 20
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 $50.00 paid in advance by Wednesday Feb. 10th.
Class fee includes - instruction handout and practice yarn
Materials: need 5mm needles, FREE scarf pattern available to work on
Grey Heron Yarn Shop 65 Simcoe St. Collingwood, ON L9Y 1H7      705-444-0370

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Cable Sweater Class

Cable Sweater Class with Guidance
We have chosen several pullover and cardigan patterns for you to choose from. Each design has been selected based on interesting features, Traditional aran look, fun/new techniques, well known designers, some Canadians in the group, suggested skill level, worsted weight yarn and well written patterns.
FREE overview of patterns review morning – approximately 10 patterns to choose from, or bring along a pattern you would like to knit 

Sneak peek of 3 = Antler- tincanknits, Catherine - Glenna C, Dark & Stormy- by Baby Cocktails
Check them out on ravelry!!

5 classes of 2 hours each session – Thursday or Saturday
6th bonus session FREE (more details to follow on using this 2 hr period time)
10% off sweater yarn purchase for class
Pattern overview meeting – we get together to chat about the pattern selections and
any modifications you might consider adding.

What size do I knit? – We will measure you to choose the appropriate size.

Learn new methods- we are always learning new things
Here’s a list of possible new techniques – stretchy cast ons, cable chart reading, create waist shapings, twisted stitches, bottom up/top down construction, worked flat, buttonholes, set in sleeves, raglan sleeves, saddle shoulder, crew neck, cowl neck line, zipper installation, provisional cast on, short rows, finishing tips, blocking help and more….

Cost: 5 sessions (6th FREE session) $80.00 – materials and patterns extra

Pattern review timing: RSVP please

Thursday January 14th @ 10am to 12pm –
Saturday January 16th @ 10am to 12pm

Class schedule - All classes: 10am to 12pm
Thursday January 28th, Feb 11th, Feb 25th, March 10th, March 24th
Saturday January 30th, Feb 13th, Feb 27th, March 12th, March 26th

NOTE: If you can’t make the class but still want to join in the fun, check out our pattern selection and we can help you get started. If you run into any problems, book a private class and get back on track.
Help from beginning to end!!

Register early as we have limited spaces. 

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Happy New Year!! 2016

2016 is the Year of the Monkey!! 

It's a special year for me and I'm a stay tuned 

for fun happenings at the shop... until then

Happy New Year!! 

It's the Year of the Monkey!! 

We are closed until Monday January 4th 10am.

Cheers, Karen 

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Boxing Week SALE

Boxing Week SALE

Monday Dec 28th – Wednesday Dec 30th

What a Deal!! 
Super Special - Cascade 220 Wool - $7.99 (in stock only)

ALL printed patterns - 50% off
ALL Apple Pie Trail Sock Kits - 50% off
ALL Magazines – 30% off
Various other sundry items – up to 50% off

The following yarns are on SALE- up to 50% off 

Sock and Fingering yarns
Regia Sorbet Sport – 9.48
Regia Active Sport – 3.48
HiKoo Cobasi sock (no wool content) solid – 3.98 multi – 4.48
Shelridge merino sock – 6.00
Rhichard Devrieze yarns (local) – 8.50
Rowan Fine Art fingering – 14.98
Shantiknits (local) – 13.00
American Brand – 14.98
Grundl Wina – 7.50
Various collection of sock yarns
Various lace weight yarns – Manos and Malabrigo

DK - Double Knitting yarns
SMC Bravo DK – 1.75
Cascade Ultra Pima Cotton – 6.00
King Cole Merino DK superwash – 3.00
Sirdar Baby Bamboo – 3.25
Sirdar Baby Crofter – 3.25
Stylecraft Stars DK with glitter – 5.00
King Cole Flash – 4.00
King Cole Country Tweed – 6.50
Misty Alpaca Pima Cotton and Silk – 11.80

Worsted weight yarns
Classic Elite Liberty Prints – 7.48
Rowan Original Denim – 3.00
Rhichard Devrieze worsted (local) – 7.50

Aran Weight yarns
Estelle Cloud Organic Cotton aran – 5.00
Cascade Avalon solid and multi – 4.00
Rowan Fine Art Aran – 12.48
Cascade Longwood fine Merino Aran – 7.50
Filatura – Cashmere Lux – 8.00
Cascade 220 Aran superwash – 8.00
Manos Clasica – 9.00

Chunky Weight yarns
Diamond Chroma – 4.50
Borgo Bio Chunky – 7.50
Cascade Jewel chunky – 6.50
King Cole Opium chunky – 6.50
Cascade Pacific chunky – 5.00

Bulky to Super Bulky
Viking Balder superwash – 7.00
Viking Naturagarn – 3.25
Sirdar Big Softee – 3.00
Borgo de Grosso – 19.00
Borgo de Nat Degrade – 15.00
Sirdar Indie – 4.00

ALL SALES FINAL – No exchanges - 
Sale applies to in stock yarns only.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Holiday Hours

Grey Heron Holiday Hours

Thursday December 24th – OPEN 10am to 2pm

Friday December 25th – CLOSED

Saturday December 26th – CLOSED

Sunday December 27th – CLOSED

Monday December 28th to Wednesday 30th – OPEN 10am – 5:30pm

Thursday December 31st – CLOSED       Happy New Year!!

Friday January 1st – CLOSED

Saturday January 2nd – CLOSED

Sunday January 3rd – CLOSED

Monday January 4th – OPEN 10am to 5:30pm

Wishing everyone a very 
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Monday, December 7, 2015

Grey Heron 2016 Beginner and Novice Knitting classes

Grey Heron 2016 Beginner and Novice Knitters

This class is for the Absolute Beginner! 101

Two session class (4 hours total) learn the hands on knitting basics of how to cast on, knit, purl, cast off.
We study a little theory of pattern reading, pattern abbreviations, yarn labels,   
Several projects to work on between sessions.

Jan 6th and Jan 13th Wed mornings 10 – 12 class includes - handout, yarn and needles - $50

Previous experience: None

Attention Beginners and Returning to Knitting  - 102 
(This class would be perfect for Knitters returning to the knitting world)

Two session class (4 hours total) Review of basics + learn the hands on knitting basics of how to increase and decrease, apply stitch combinations and discussion about more theory details.
Several projects choices to work on between sessions.

Jan 20th and Jan 27th Wed mornings 10 – 12 – $40.00 - Must bring 4.50mm to needles, yarn 

Previous experience – must have the 101 skills

Learn to knit in the round with Circulars 103

How to knit with circular needles. – Learn all the techniques to make knitting in the round fun and exciting. Without any seams to sew, knitting in the round works up quickly and allows for all kinds of projects.   
Previous experience – must have the 101 and 102 skills
Several simple cowl patterns to choose from to work on between class

Feb 3rd Wed morning 10 – 12 - $22.00 – pattern and hand out included - materials extra
Previous experience – must have the skills taught in 101 and 102 classes

Learn to knit in the round with DPNs 104

This class a great next step to Learn to Knit 102 and 103.
In this 2 hours class we'll take the mystery out of knitting on double pointed needles

Skills required: 102 and 103 Level skills needed: You are comfortable creating the knit stitch, the purl stitch, work basic increases and decreases, and can cast on and bind off.

Feb 10th Wed morning – 10 – 12 - $22.00 – pattern and handout included – materials extra

Pre-registration required. 

Monday, November 30, 2015

The knitted skirt - lovely addition to your winter wardrobe

One of my customers dropped in yesterday to brighten up my first Sunday working in a while.

It's the season to be OPEN all days from Nov 27th to Dec 24th... long haul but it's our shop's way of providing all opportunity for our customers to shop during a busy time.

The topic of skirts came up. My friend V loves skirts over leggings, very practical I say since our winter winds can be very harsh.
She is currently working on one called Tartan Love. This sweet little plaid number could easily fit over leggings and what a dynamite fashion accessory.  

Tartan Love

Here's a few other skirts - cables, lace, transitioning colours

Dickson - Worsted 
Autumn Folige - DK

Lanesplitter - Aranish 

So, check them out on ravelry - have some fun with style and colours... Thanks V for the great idea!!