Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Monday, 27 October 2014

Circular Shawl Class Coming

Roisin will be teaching a Circular Shawl Class soon, using a Jude Skeer's design (he'll be visiting us in September!) Get on the list quick. Christmas is coming! Here are two examples of the shawl, showing very different colourways. 

Our 4th Anniversary!

November 1st we celebrate the 4th Anniversary of Great Balls of Wool with an afternoon “Knit-In” at our Loopy Lounge 1-4pm. Visit our beautiful yarns, check out our new Fall stock, and celebrate the vibrant yarn community here. And catch our surprise sale (although it's not a surprise now, right?). 

Image result for birthday cake 4 candlesFour years! Thanks to all of you for making it possible.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Classes Starting Next Week

We need a minimum of 4 pre-registered participants to run the classes below....all starting next Monday, October 27th.

Mondays: 5-7pm. An after-work/school class with Carola, $60.00 plus materials for four 2 hr. lessons - Knit at your own speed. With this package “easy knit” deal you will create one or all of the following:
a Slouch Hat, Boot Cuffs and Fingerless Gloves.  Aside from lots of fun socializing you will also learn many new skills and knitting tricks.  And possibly some really bad jokes.

Tuesdays: 2-4pm our Sockistas meet for our 2 "Sox-on-2-Circs" Class with Roisin (translation: knit 2 socks at once, toe-up, using 2 circular needles to accomplish this magic) - $75.00 plus materials and you are a lifer, NO end date. You will learn an invisible cast-on method, the after-thought heel, a special elastic-like crochet cast-off. The one-time fee entitles you to never-ending classes.

Wednesdays: 3-5pm New Class with Roisin. Fancy Fingerless Gloves OR Moebius(Cat Bordhi pattern) $60.00 plus materials for four 2 hr. classes.

Thursdays: 1-3pm Free Help with Roisin at our Loopy Lounge. Roisin offers this time to help anyone with anything knitting related. THIS is YOUR time to come for knitting help as we are now in our busy season, this is the BEST time to have your knitting problems addressed. (I'll be there with my impossibly tangled skein of lovely Malabrigo...) 

Fridays: 3-5pm Beginner’s Crochet Class with Carola, $50.00 plus materials for four 2 hr. classes. Learn how to decipher a crochet pattern and create a few useful pieces while learning the basic stitches.

Saturdays: 11-1pm Beginner’s Knit Class Continental Style with Roisin, $60.00 plus materials for four 2 hr. lessons. On completion of these classes (which do not need to be taken on consecutive Saturdays) And the Poncho Knitting Class runs at the same time (because Roisin is a multitasker) Also four 2hr. classes  $60.00.

Monday, 20 October 2014

Dee's Socks...We Think

We thought Dee might be knitting a Dream Catcher, but no, she's just doing her thing--making messes for Roisin to sort out.  Roisin is sure she'll never have memory problems as long as she has Dee challenging her mind.
Another shot of Dee's knitting adventure. This puzzle will turn into bedsocks sooner rather than later.  (Did we tell you that Dee is now a very very proud grandmother?  Well she is.  Mum and baby doing fine.)

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Brenda's Infinity Scarf

Brenda P. has knit this lovely infinity scarf with Diamond Select Chroma which is 100% wool and very reasonably priced.  We like the colour changes in this yarn too.  Less than 2 skeins makes the scarf.

BSJ Progress

Debbie's BSJ reached a critical turning point during the last class--she had an "aha!" moment and teacher Carola was pleased as punch.

Here is Debbie's BSJ with Carola's current BSJ snuggled up beside it, knit with Diamond Luxury Lima.  Debbie's is knit with Vikinggarn Odin.  We have some stock still of the Odin, but if you like this yarn grab it NOW as it will no longer be available from our supplier. 

Shirley's BSJ is very interesting....we are looking forward to seeing how this looks finished.  The surprise jackets are always a surprise.

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Claire's Sweater

Claire's Galway Chunky 100% Wool sweater is being knit in one piece.  Here, it is joined all across the back, sleeves and fronts.  Not much left! She'll be wearing it before the weather gets cold.  Looking good. 

(Have you noticed there's a lot of blue things being knit right now?)

Helen's Socks

Helen's first kids socks using Roisin's method which worked well (of course).  These very cute socks will be worn, proudly, by granddaughter Brielle. Matching (but not quite) Mummy socks are next on Helen's agenda.

Lisa's Socks

Teacher's pet Lisa has completed these socks (finally....)  They fit so well and WE ALL think they look great.  Expect to see her showing them off around town.

And she just keeps going! LIsa is loving this yarn, Drops Delight.  She will be even more delighted when she gets to wear these socks as well. It looks like that will be soon.
Remember, if you too want to learn to knit socks in this way...two needles, toe up...Tuesdays: 2-4pm our Sockistas meet for our 2 Sox-on-2-Circs Class with Roisin - $75.00 plus materials and you are a lifer, NO end date. You will learn an invisible cast-on method, the after-thought heel, a special elastic-like crochet cast-off. The one-time fee entitles you to never-ending classes.