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September class - "just do it"

Hi everyone, We are announcing the start to our fall knitting and crocheting classes. Every Wednesday – from 1:00pm to 3:00pm  $10.00 Brenda’s back on Sept. 12 th “911 Knitting Afternoon” - It’s our version of help on demand. Are you working on a project that has you puzzled about techniques or perhaps is a bit advanced for you? Not to worry, come in on a Wednesday – it’s a drop in class where you can get the help you need to finish your project. Every Thursday afternoon - 1:00pm to 4:00pm is our Drop in Knit Café. Its FREE   Heather’s in the house Bring your knitting or crocheting – join us for tea or coffee. We have a fun time. Skills classes Wednesday Sept. 5 –       1 -3 in the classroom Knitting 101 - Part 1 &2  = $40.00 If you are a beginner knitter or in need of a refresher course, this is the class for you. This class gives you a full introduction to knitting – knit stitch, purl stitch, cast on ,cast off, simple increase/decrease We pr

Casablanca new yarn arriving from Cascade

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Check out these colours- seriously, Noro Silk Garden move there's a new kid in town Skein = 220 yds 18sts gorgeous colours..... Seven colours on the way... line up your projects girls, Christmas is coming

Apple Pie Trail article - Grey Heron gets BIG shout

Ontario’s Apple Country near Collingwood dishes out delicious apple treats. In the Blue Mountains surrounding Collingwood, Ontario , it’s all about the apple. Though the region , about two hours northwest of Toronto, boasts Georgian Bay and countless other sparkling cottage country lakes as well as great ski resorts such as Craigleith, Osler and Blue Mountain (the province’s largest ski centre), the area now has a new focus — the Apple Pie Trail . www.applepietrail.ca Winner of the Ontario Culinary Association’s 2011 Culinary Experience Award, the Trail features 32 members including restaurants, bakeries, cheese shops, cafés and wineries and offers a delectable guide to Ontario’s Apple Country. Not every Apple Pie Trail stop is dining-oriented, but all celebrate the area’s most plentiful and popular fruit. Start your tour at a farmer’s market — the ones in downtown Collingwood, Owen Sound and Meaford are great choices — to buy a basket of Red Prince apples, a variety

KnitFest Sat Sept 29th info

Hi everyone, Fall is right around the corner so it’s time for KnitFest. This workshop is full of exciting techniques to learn as both Kate Atherley and Glenna C will be returning to Collingwood for another sensational visit.   We have maintained the same pricing as last time $87.00 + HST. Lunch is provided and goodie bags will be supplied. Choose from one morning class and one afternoon class. Since Grey Heron has expanded their space, the workshop will be held @ 66 Pine St. Collingwood Saturday September 29, 2012       9:30am to 4:30pm The workshop participation has been limited to 24. Please register early so you don’t miss out on your choices. Call with your credit card number or stop in at your earliest convenience. Happy Knitting, Karen Farmilo    705-444-0370  Class description as follows:   Knit Faster... Continental Knitting - morning Continental knitting is arguably a faster method of knitting as it minimizes the number of motions in creating a st

Catchy billboard...LOL

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Every once and a while we take a daytrip out to Lake Huron area - Kincardine, Port Elgin, Southampton My old stomping grounds as a child. We slipped into the multiple car pile up @ Tim's in Southampton - look what we found... this amazingly funny billboard across the street... We laughed our heads off - and we won't forget to join in the fun every Saturday night in the summer to drop by the lighthouse to listen to the pipe band parade go by..... marketing at it's best... The sandy beach was gorgeous and full of families having a picnic and swim... what a great day we had

More sweater examples

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Samus knit in Lamb's Pride worsted Sit-Com choose from 6 chunky knit patterns What ever your choice is, these beauties would do the trick... Now, what shall I choose?

Fall KAL sweater of your choice...

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Typically, KALs knit the same projects - different colours perhaps, or maybe different yarns but traditionally the same project - well, @ Grey Heron we choose to express our individuality and knit a sweater of your choice, here's an example Takoma by Julia Farwell-Clay from knitty.com  The yarn has just arrived in the exact colours from Cascade... Maybe this will be your choice for the sweater KAL starting Thursday Sept 6th @ 10am and running for 8 weeks, plenty of time to knit your fall cardi. Week one, let's examain your pattern. Go over every detail making sure you get off on the right foot. Then we meet up every other Thursday morning to see the progress, sort out any blipps and carry on... Need to learn a few new skills - check Need the gentle peer pressure to knit - check Need to order buttons - check By the time you are ready for the buttons, your personally choosen ones have arrived - pewter - wooden - toggles - Does this sound scary - not so - we are here

Soakboxes on the way...

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One of the hotest new products out is called Soakboxes. Lorna's Laces, SOAKwash, Handmaid cream and a wonderful pattern designer, Fioan Ellis have all partnered to bring knitters these to die for gifts. Clark Cable in red, Lace Kelly in teal blue, Double Pointe Pink in soft pink, Cuff au Lait in taupe including a colour matching nail polish - count me in... Here this week. Makes for a great knitter gift - or for yourself first to try it out and then think of your BFF knitter.. LOL

Vogue Fall 2012 Pantone colours

 Here's the Fall 2012 colours as setout by Vogue. Lime, Lavender, Turquoise, Hot Pink, Gold, Olive - check out the rest on the ink below. The article is quite lengthy but detailed.  http://www.vogueknitting.com/magazine/article_archive/knitting_up_pantones_fall_2012_colors.aspx

August knitting classes @ Grey Heron

Hi Everyone, Here’s an update of our August knitting classes. Wednesday - August 1 st , 8 th , 15 th , 22 nd , 29th from 1:00pm to 3:00pm  $10.00 “911 Knitting Afternoon” - It’s our version of help on demand. Are you working on a project that has you puzzled about techniques or perhaps is a bit advanced for you? Not to worry, come in on a Wednesday – it’s a drop in class where you can get the help you need to finish your project. ********************************* Classes on Wednesday afternoons; Wednesday August 8 th 1:00pm to 3:00pm $10.00 – How to knit cables without a cable needle – It’s not difficult. It’s faster… Wednesday August 15 th 1:00pm to 3:00pm $10.00 – Learn all about short rows. They make your sweaters fit better. Receive a short row scarf pattern FREE – so you can practise your new skill (value $5.00) Wednesday August 22 nd 1:00pm to 3;00pm $10.00 – Embroidery & Embellishments – have fun with this class. Learn simple stitches and touch