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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 

Boxing Week SALE

Boxing Week SALE Monday Dec 28 th  – 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

Holiday Hours

Grey Heron Holiday Hours Thursday December 24 th – OPEN 10am to 2pm Friday December 25 th – CLOSED Saturday December 26 th – CLOSED Sunday December 27 th – CLOSED Monday December 28 th to Wednesday 30 th – OPEN 10am – 5:30pm Thursday December 31 st – CLOSED       Happy New Year!! Friday January 1 st – CLOSED Saturday January 2 nd – CLOSED Sunday January 3 rd – CLOSED Monday January 4 th – OPEN 10am to 5:30pm Wishing everyone a very  Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

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 6 th and Jan 13 th 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 20 th and Jan 27 th Wed mornings 10 – 12 – $40.00 - Must bring 4.50mm to needles, yarn 

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!!

Grey Heron November News

Grey Heron News November 2015 We have expanded our holiday shopping hours for your convenience. Sundays :  Nov 29 th , Dec 6 th , 13 th and 20 th - 11:00am to 4:00pm Fridays: Nov 27 th , Dec 4 th , 11 th , 18 th – 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….

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 Karen  

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 21 st - Jared Flood – Turn a Square hat – tubular cast on, stripes Wednesday Oct 28 th - Yarn Harlot – The Unoriginal Hat – different cables, textured Wednesday Nov 4 th - Boho Knits – Antelope – picot hemmed edge, eyelets, texture Wednesday Nov 11 th - K

Grey Heron October News

Grey Heron October News New classes coming up: Wednesday October 14 th @ 10am to 12pm – Thrum Mittens $25.00 Learn how to make these fabulously warm mittens. Homework required – Friday October 23 rd @ 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 

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.

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 26 th 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 30 th from 10am to 12pm = $25.00 Please bring practice yarn and 4mm – 5mm needles if you have them We offer one FRE

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. 16 th and 23 rd - 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

Mitten Class details - September 2015

Mitten Class – 2 sessions 4 hours = $52.00 It’s the time of year for knitting cosy mittens. Small project Perfect for gift giving!! We start by knitting a small mitten so you become familiar with the different techniques. We then move on with a regular sized adult mitten pattern. Friday Sept 18 th – 9: 30 to 12pm - Friday Sept 25 th – 10am to 11:30am Week one – Anatomy of a mitten discussion, pattern review Knit small mitt – ribbing, gusset, thumb, decreases, – start adult mitten Week two – Sort out issues, Q & A – How do I add a pattern?,   What’s your favourite thumb? Graft top or not? Stripes?  Fingerless? Flip Top? Etc….. Skills required = Intermediate Must know how to knit, purl, knit with DPNs and/or magic loop Materials = worsted weight  - 200yds, needles to achieve gauge  (3.75mm – 4.5mm)  in the format you wish to knit – DPNs, Magic Loop, 2 Circulars Class policy = pre – registration required Purchase materials at G

Zen Yarn Garden in abundance arrives... come and get it!!

Zen Yarn Garden is in the house!! all 60 skeins of it I know Christine, I said I was keeping this for the show... BUT I just can't hide it away until the Knitter's Fair in Kitchener...  Serenity 20 = 70% SW merino, 20% cashmere, 10% nylon – 400yds = $34.00 Serenity Silk + = 75% SW merino, 15% cashmere, 10% silk – 500yds = $36.00 Serenity DK = 90% SW merino, 10% cashmere – 250yds = $34.00 Serenity Worsted = 75% SW merino, 15% cashmere, 10% nylon – 175yds  = $34.00 Of course, we all know computer screen colours are not really a good reflection of the real thing... so, drop by, check it out for yourself it is irresistible I will order more for Kitchener... 

What's a clothesline??

THIS IS FUN TO READ AND QUITE TRUE... WE ARE PROBABLY THE LAST GENERATION THAT WILL REMEMBER WHAT A CLOTHESLINE WAS.     And in lots of places they are now illegal. It's the poem at the end that's the best!!!       Remembering Mom's Clothesline.     THE BASIC RULES FOR CLOTHESLINES:  (If you don't even know what clotheslines are, better skip this)      1. You had to hang the socks by the toes... NOT the top.       2. You hung pants by the BOTTOM/cuffs... NOT the waistbands.     3. You had to WASH the clothesline(s) before hanging any clothes -         Walk the entire length of each line with a damp cloth around the lines.        4. You had to hang the clothes in a certain order, and always       hang "whites" with "whites," and hang them first.     5. You NEVER hung a shirt by the shoulders - always by the tail!       What would the neighbors think?     6. Wash day on a Monday! NEVER hang clothes o