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World Wide Knit In Public Day

Save the Date WWKIP

Saturday, June 10 is World Wide Knit In Public Day where we bring our knitting and crocheting out of the closet and do it in public.  Most of us already do but for those more bashful types, this is your day and we want to help you celebrate your craft.  Join us at Georgetown Yarn at 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. for a gathering of very social people who will be knitting and crocheting and if we are lucky we will see some spinning and weaving as well.

We will be providing cookies and water but feel free to bring your favourite non-alcoholic beverage and join us.  We do have chairs but bring your own just in case we run out.  We will be meeting in from of the shop at 170 Guelph Street in Georgetown (corner of Guelph St and Windsor St) across the road from the Superstore so come out and play, the weathe is supposed to be very fine.

Keep you sticks clicking in public,

Betty-Anne

Moroccan Market Tote

Moroccan Market ToteIt is Farmer's Market season - Georgetown had their first of the season this past Saturday - and this tote (pattern by Tamara Kelly available on Ravelry) is the perfect bag to take with you when you are at the market.  And it is a fun project to make as well.Ball Large Image 337x295

Totes can be utilitarian, handy, functional, and fun. And the Moroccan Market Tote is all of these - plus beautiful and luxurious! The stitch pattern reminds me of Moroccan Tile (hence the name), and is gorgeous enough to carry anywhere you go - Farmer’s market to foreign shores!

Paired with either Bamboo Pop in solid colours or Cottonsoft Crush DK in varigates this Bamboo Popwould make a very pretty bag you can be thrilled to take everywhere with you.



 

Warm weather knitting

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Don't let the warm weather slow down your crafting.  There are so many light weight smaller projects that can keep you entertained such as these cute slippers made with DK weight yarn.  This is a free pattern on Ravelry

slipperThese classic house slippers are easy to wear and quick to knit. With a toe inspired by mittens they are extra rounded and leave the focus on the garter and stockinette stitch.

Suitable for beginners as well as more advanced knitters looking for an in between project.  One size fits most.

Keep your sticks clicking,
Betty-Anne

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

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      Georgetown, ON L7G 4A7

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