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Let's Blanket Halton

Blankets Youngs Blankets 01 1For 20 years Georgetown Yarn has been fortunate enough to have the most amazing volunteer knitters, crocheters and sewers to help us make blankets which we donate to local charities.  This year as it is Canada's 150th birthday two local heros, Dale and Dave Cox has taken it upon themselves to gather even more knitters and crocheters to focus on red and/or white patches to make our much sought after blankets.

Their recommended yarn is Estelle Worsted in white (colour #201) and red (colour #207).  If purchased at Georgetown Yarn you will receive a 10% discount as our way of saying thank you for contributing to this amazing cause.

There are so many people who have already contributed to this that we have already received well over 900 patches and have more collage 2017 06 01 1coming in almost daily.  We truly appreciate the work everyone is doing and thanks to Anne who has put together the blankets you see here along with several more.

We will continue the red and white patches until the end of the year to make these red and white blankets but we also appreciate patches of any colour and will continue to use all to make the beautiful blankets that we donate each year.  

If you wish to help out then we are looking for the patches to be a solid (not lace) knit or crochet item using worsted weight yarn and a 4.0-4.5 mm knitting need or a 4.0-4.5 mm crochet hook with the finished size being 7" x 9".  The reason we are steering away from lacework is that it is too airy and would not provide the warmth required despite its beauty.

Thanks for the great work and keep your sticks clicking,
Betty-Anne

Canada 150 Trunk Show and Sale

WNY WendyLast night was the latest in our year long salute to Canadian Indie Dyers in celebration of Canada's 150th birthday.  Wow, and what a night it was.  Wendy of WN Yarns was here showcasing her yarns.  She brought in some 80/20 merino sock yarn as well as 75/25 merino sock yarn and DK merino.We got to learn about Wendy and why she got started dying yarn.  collage 2017 06 01

Once the formalities were over the play began and everyone dove in to find their favourite base and colour and it was not easy because we all wanted everything.  

 In addition to Wendy's yarns we were treated to kits that she had prepared in support of Georgetown's Kam who designed the Nido Shawl which is available on Ravelry.

WNY Kam and Nido Shawl


Finally, congratulations to Janice and Lesley who were both winners of yarn donated by Wendy.

Mark you calendars for the next Trunk Show which will take place on Wednesday, June 18 at 7:00 p.m. and will feature The Blue Brick.  

See you then and keep your sticks clicking.

Betty-Anne

Bikini Season with Bamboo Pop

Knit Bikini

We are in the thick of Spring and Summer is coming up fast.  What are you plans for summer knitting or crocheting?  Swimsuits are a light fun knit or crochet item and with Bamboo Pop it will make a very comfortable garment to wear.  Some of our crocheters are starting early so they can be ready when the time is right for playing on the beach.  

Crochet Bikini

 

 

 

Bamboo Pop is 50% Cotton and 50% Bamboo and has a gorgeous drape and is soft to the touch.  

Bamboo Pop 

Canada 150 - WN Yarns

We are gearing up for our next Canada 150 Trunk Show and Sale and this month we are featuring WN Yarns.  Wendy is a hand dyer WN Yarnsfrom Mississauga who makes lovely, rich and unique yarns for you to craft your heirloom pieces.






Nido
This month we have a double whammy as Wendy has teamed up with Kam of HandKnitByKam for kits to create the Nido Shawl.

Come out and join us on Wednesday, May 31 at 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.  Wendy has a few surprises in store for us.


 

 

 

We are having a sale

Yes, in our shop we are having a sale where many items are marked down by 45%.  We have a lot of sweet yarns in different weights, fibres and colours to bring joy to your crafting.

In our newly created Sale room we have end of line Berroco yarns and Plymouth Encore along with Queensland Brisbane.  We have yarn in weights from lace to super chunky.  Come in and see what we have for you.  We are adding new yarns every few days so come back often.

Sale

Meeting all of your knitting needs: classes, yarn, needles & meeting place
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      170 Guelph Street
      Georgetown, ON L7G 4A7

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      Sunday: CLOSED
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