Thursday, 18 September 2014

BSJ Class Start Date

This Friday September 19th--as in tomorrow--the Baby Surprise Jacket Class with Carola starts, from 3-5 pm. So, if you're signed up, great. If not, call right away!

Shirley made this one during the last class.

We Are Excited

Jude Skeers' newest shawl, knit by Roisin, modeled by Dianne.  This pattern will be on the list for his workshops September 2015 in Powell River. 

Did you catch that? Jude Skeers, Australian Textile Artist, will be here! In Powell River! At GBOW! Get your name on the list now!

Jude Skeers' newest circular shawl pattern will be available NEXT September from the man himself. So exciting that he will be visiting us.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Katniss Cowl #3

Dianne modeling Roisin's latest Katniss Cowl.  Check it out at the store soon. It may find a new home as quickly as the other two did. 

Cute Baby Alert!

Brenda's latest family addition, Aliza, modeling Brenda's favourite Malabrigo yarn knit into a vest and hat for the precious babe.  Awww.
Proud mum (and Brenda's daughter) Ruth who happens to be wearing earrings that go with Aliza's outfit.  Our crystal ball foresees many more outfits for Aliza knit by grandma in Malabrigo yarn--which, if you haven't tried, please do! It is so nice to knit with.

Grandma Marcie's Sweater

Apologies for the delay in getting important woolly pictures loaded! Something got unlinked on my laptop which made it impossible to save photos, but all is well now!

Marcie's grandkid is probably wearing this cute owly sweater right now! A cozy knit, in roving yarn.

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Maria's Skeers' Shawl

Another of Jude Skeers circular shawl patterns, this one tenderly made by Maria using Amerino cotton/acrylic blend.  Beautifully knit, and looks beautiful for a beautiful person! That colour is absolutely marvellous on Maria. 

Time To Knit Hats

Two Knitted Hat classes for you to chose from, depending on your skill level. Or do both!
An evening class is offered for you worker bees. 

Easy Chunky Knit Hat - with Carola
Start date Monday Sept 15th or 22nd. 5-7 pm with Carola.  As you can see, you will be adding a cool button or brooch to finish off your hat.
$60.00 plus materials. 3 x 2 hr classes

Celtic Hat - with Roisin
Start the week of Sept 15th or 22nd, and either Wednesday 3-5 pm or Friday 3-5, depending on the preference of participants.
This is Roisin's own pattern, specially designed for comfortably snug fit. Knitting experience necessary.
$60.00 plus materials.  3 x 2 hr classes. 
And in the background, there's the flowers from my garden that I gave Roisin for her birthday which was last week. Happy Birthday, O Leader of the Woolly Flock. 

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Fall Classes

Here we are starting the fall class sessions. Depending on registration and preferences, all dates and times are flexible for now, so get in touch if you are interested in a class--or perhaps several. As always, please plan on purchasing your yarn at the store.

The one exception is the Sockistas class with Roisin which is every Tuesday 2-4 pm. Start any Tuesday for the never-ending class. Learn to knit a pair of sox on 2 circular needles, toe-up, invisible cast-on, afterthought heel, crochet cast-off.
$75.00 entitles you to Sockistas membership for life.  Such a deal.

Wednesday 3-5 pm:  Learn Roisin's own patterns.  Either fingerless gloves or cabled hat pattern. Minimum 5 participants for either/or.  $60.00 plus materials.  4 x 2 hr classes

Thursday 3-5 pm:  Elizabeth Zimmerman's Baby Surprise Jacket Class with Carola. $60.00 for 4 x 2 hr classes + purchase of materials.

Friday 3-5 pm:  Hipster Handbag Class or Cat Bordhi Moebius class, with Roisin.  Minimum 5 participants for either/or.
$60.00 plus purchase of materials and 4 x 2 hr classes,

Saturday 11-1 pm:  Beginner's Knit AND poncho class. $60.00 plus purchase of materials, Roisin's pattern and Roisin's guidance.  4 x 2 hr classes.

Beginner's Crochet class anyone?? Carola will teach you.  Date and time TBD. 

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Katniss Cowl For Siobhan

Roisin's latest Katniss Cowl barely had any shop time before Siobhan scooped it. However, Roisin is happy that it is going to a loving home. Don't you think it looks like it was custom made for Siobhan? The bracelet is perfect with it.

Myrt's Skeers' Shawl

Myrt's Jude Skeer's design/pattern Circular Shawl nearing completion last week (done yet, Myrt?).  She used 'Canella' from Ester Birtram, a rayon and cotton, hand dyed yarn from Chile. Looks great with the top and pants Myrt is wearing.
Scroll down to see the back view...

We love the way this one does the centre swirl with Jude's pattern.