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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.

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.  


Why do you knit/crochet?


People knit or crochet for many reasons and we have all heard about the many studies that have been done that outline the many mental health benefits of fibre arts. For me, I grew up with knitting. My Mom is from Scotland and I am convinced that the Scots come out of the womb with needles and yarn in hand. They all do it, men, women and children.

I remember from early years my Mom was always knitting something for someone. Great big sweater coats for my father, Nordic sweaters for me and my four siblings and beautiful glamour sweaters for me as I got older. And then of course the grandchildren started coming. Well you can just imagine what happened then.

Over the years I have had many influences in my knitting and spent many an hour at karate and music lessons with my children, they would be playing music, doing their art or practicing karate whilst I whiled away my time with my knitting. Now I am the proud owner of Georgetown Yarn and I am able to share my enthusiasm and passion with so many more people. I am even learning to crochet which is exciting.

Why do you knit or crochet? Come share you passion with other like-minded souls at our socials, Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., or Thursday from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Keep your sticks clicking.


Meeting all of your knitting needs: classes, yarn, needles & meeting place
    • Location

      170 Guelph Street
      Georgetown, ON L7G 4A7


       Mon - Wed : 10AM – 5:30 PM 

      Thurs: 10AM – 9PM
      Fri - Sat: 10AM – 6:00 PM 
      Sunday: CLOSED
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      (905) 877-1521

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