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September Events at Georgetown Yarn

September N'ewes and Notes

This month we have welcomed some new yarns into the shop.  Some are new to market which means that we are among the first shops to have them available. Included in this collection are King Cole Smarty, Drifter and Drifter for Baby.  Don't let the word Baby fool you, this yarn can be used for any DK project. 

King Cole Smarty        King Cole Drifter     IMG 1488

Last newsletter I alluded to a new dyer that we are trying to get into the shop and unfortunately that is going to take a little longer than we anticipated as they are having difficulties with their mill so we are working with two other dyers to bring in their yarn.  What this means is that we will continue to have new and exciting yarns coming in for you to play and create with.  As well we will continue to carry the yarns you have come to know and love.

Knit-A-Long

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Starting Thursday, September 24th we are going to be having a Stephen West Knit-A-Long.  For those who don't know, Stephen West is a very talented designer who creates some of the most interesting shawls available.  His work is available for sale on Ravelry and the pattern that we have chosen to work on together is Exploration Station.  This pattern requires four colours of fingering weight yarn.  If you are interested in joining us for this group Knit-A-Long then come in and purchase your yarn and mark your calendar for four Thursday evenings from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. starting September 24th and concluding October 15th. Pattern can be purchased on Ravelry.  If you do not have a Ravelry account (free to join) then come in and see me any Monday, Wednesday or Thursday and I will help you.

And for the crochet enthusiasts, we are looking for an equally interesting pattern for a Crochet-A-Long so watch your email inbox for updates on that event.

To register for any course check our calendar and email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 905-877-1521.

Fall Hours and Events

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Georgetown Yarn is participating in the Kitchener-Waterloo Kniters' Fair 2015 on Saturday, September 12th so that means that we will be closing at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, September 11th so we can go to set up and we will also be closed all day on Saturday, September 12th as we will be at the event.  We hope that you will be able to come out and visit us at the Aud in Kitchener.
 
 
 
 

Effective September 14th, Georgetown Yarn will be open again on Mondays and as of September 18th we will be extending our Friday hours again.

Monday         10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday        10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday   10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Thursday       10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday            10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday        10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday         Closed
 

If you have any questions you can email us a This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or reach out on Facebook.

Sip n' Stitch

Wednesday afternoons from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. we host a Sip n' Stitch for all fibre lovers who want to come out and enjoy a social afternoon with like minded people.

Thursday evening from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. we host an evening Sip n' Stitch again for crocheters, knitters, and fibre lovers who are available to come out and enjoy an evening of crafting and conversation.

We hope to see you at either or both of these weekly events.

Georgetown Yarn Crank-in 

On Saturday, September 19th, Georgetown Yarn will be hosting a crank-in for local "crankers".  If you are interested please contact Georgetown Yarn by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us at 905-877-1521 to reserve your spot.  The cost is $10 per person and includes snacks, coffee, tea and water.  You are welcome to bring your own lunch.  It will run from 10:30 to 5:30 and space is limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Calendar and Classes 

We are in the process of finalizing some classes so now that Autumn is upon us we are going to be adding more classes to our calendar so keep watching for Sock Knitting 101, Beginner Crochet, Crochet Sock, Drop Spindle and many more.  

I wish you and your family a wonderful finish to this summer and a great start to the school year ahead.

Keep your sticks clicking!

Betty-Anne

Fall Fairs

Georgetown Fall Fair LogoActon Fall FairThe Georgetown Agricultural Society and The Acton Agricultural Society are preparing for their 169th and 102nd, respectively, Fall Fairs, and they are looking for entries in their Homecraft categories.  I know what beautiful knitters and crocheters we have here at Georgetown Yarn, I have seen gorgeous baby garments, shawls, socks, sweaters, toys and even bikinis and I am encouraging you to enter either or both of these Fairs.  

The Georgetown Fall Fair is Friday, September 4th until Sunday, September 6th and the theme is "Apple Trees and Honey Bees".  The Acton Fall Fair is Friday, September 18th until Sunday September 20th and the theme is "Pigs Go Hog Wild At The Acton Fair".

If you enter something in either of these Fairs, please send me a picture of it and we will put it up on our Facebook page and on our website to help promote you.

Betty-Anne

 

July Happenings at Georgetown Yarn

Road Trip Projects

Summer is here but the heat and humidity should not keep you from your favourite passtime.  We have some great cotton/acrylic blend yarns that are longing to be turned into tank tops and beach cover ups.  As well if you need a simple car project to keep you busy on your road trip we have beautifully coloured cotton that make lovely summer berets or dishcloths so be sure to stop in on your way out to the cottage or wherever you happen to be vacationing this summer.

Classes

Starting Wednesday, July 8 we have a three day class to learn Two At A Time Sock knitting.  Our instructor, Christyne, is the most incredible sock knitter I have ever met.  You will learn a lot from her.  Don't worry if you miss out on this session, we will be running it again in the Fall.

Wednesday Sip 'n Stitch

Every Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. we gather in the lounge to crochet, knit and socialize.  We are always happy to welcome new comers so come out and play with us.

Thursday Knit Open Knit/Crochet Night

Every Thursday from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. an avid group of knitters and crocheters meet in the lounge for a lively evening of crafting and conversation.  There is a wide age range and skill level.  Everyone is welcome so don't be shy.  

Saturday Socials 

As usual, every Saturday is Social Saturday and you are welcome to come in and spend the day in the lounge with your crochet, knitting, spinning or other favourite fibre project.  Bring your friends and make new ones as well.  We open at 10:00 a.m. and close at 6:00 p.m.

Summer Hours

During the months of July and August we have modified hours for the shop and they are as follows:

Monday CLOSED
Tuesday - Wednesday 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday CLOSED

 

Toronto Knitters Frolic

Georgetown Yarn will be participating in the Toronto Knitters Frolic again this year so that means that we will be closing at 2:00 ish on Friday, April 29th to go and set up and then we will be closed all day on Saturday April 30th.  We look forward to seeing you at the Frolic.

Website: frolic.torontoknittersguild.ca/
Location:
Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre
6 Garamond Court
Toronto, ON 

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Emergency Preparedness Week

Emergency PreparednessEmergency Preparedness is an annual event that takes place the first full week of May every year.  The Government of Canada has a great list of resources on their website with links for what you and your family will need during the first 72 hours as well as how to build your kit and what you should include in it.

The theme this year is Plan. Prepare. Be Aware.  The idea is to help Canadians be ready in case of an emergency and be able to take care of themselves and their family.  Part of the kit is to include activities to entertain children and ourselves so remember, knitting and crocheting are not just hobbies, they are post-apocalyptic life skills.  Your family will thank you when you keep them warm and protected with your pointy sticks.

All joking aside, nobody wants to be caught in an emergency but we all want to know how to survive it so please take time to read the links above and prepare your family's emergency kit.  

Betty-Anne

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      170 Guelph Street
      Georgetown, ON L7G 4A7

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       Mon - Wed : 10AM – 5:30 PM 

      Thurs: 10AM – 9PM
      Fri - Sat: 10AM – 6:00 PM 
      Sunday: CLOSED
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