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The Life of Riley October 23, 2016 – Posted in: Miscellaneous

A little while ago, Sally, one of our wonderful customers, called to let us know that she had just noticed that we had forgotten to put a skein of yarn in her bag a few days earlier.  We were pretty sure that we had packed up her complete purchase but, as mistakes happen, we were happy to put aside another skein of the yarn until her next visit.  A week or so later we received the following message – not from Sally,…

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A few spots left in these upcoming classes… October 18, 2016 – Posted in: Classes, Miscellaneous, Project Ideas, Store Activities

There are still some spaces in these upcoming classes this month.  Courses are always a great opportunity to learn new techniques and meet other knitters in the community! Call us at 514-486-5648 to reserve your spot. ? WORKSHOP: CONTINENTAL KNITTING (Bilingual Class) $48 Monday, 6 pm – 9 pm, October 24 Continental knitting has many advantages – learn what this style of knitting is all about and how to get started. This workshop includes an orientation to continental knitting, guided assistance, and tips…

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Rhinebeck (mostly in pictures) October 17, 2016 – Posted in: Miscellaneous

Lisa and I have been trying to visit the New York State Sheep and Wool Festival in Rhinebeck for years but, with one thing and another, we’ve never managed to make the trek.  Happily, the stars aligned for me this year – my son had no scheduled soccer games, we had no weekend guests, and my lovely friend Nikki was keen to join me. As I now live in the NYC area, the festival is less than 2 hours away – truly, a…

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Falling for Murray October 14, 2016 – Posted in: Miscellaneous, Project Ideas

We’ve had a beautiful summer here in Montreal, and the Fall is proving to be just as glorious. As knitters, we’re definitely in a quandary, hold onto the beautiful sunny warm days or dig out the woolens and begin our winter projects! This brings me to my sweet sister-in-law Sandi, who just adopted a little French bulldog with a wonky leg, and is anticipating his need for some warmth and protection against the elements this winter. As…

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BLANKETS ON MY MIND September 26, 2016 – Posted in: Miscellaneous, Project Ideas

It seems that I’ve been on a bit of a blanket kick lately and there appears to be no stopping me at the moment!  With every new yarn that comes into the store, visions of knitted blankets dance in my head! The only drawback to this new love affair is that my desire for wooly warmers far exceeds the time I have to produce them. Nonetheless I forge ahead and keep the dream alive! A few weeks after I finished…

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Focus on: Twist Collective September 12, 2016 – Posted in: Miscellaneous, Project Ideas

In 2008 when I first learned to knit I had the good fortune of having the support and kindness of a lovely local yarn shop called Ariadne in the Saint Henri district of Montreal. After taking a Knitting 101 class and finishing my first scarf (a 2×2 rib that was so tight it practically stood up on its own), then moving on to a textured throw, I was ready for something more challenging! With the…

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Summer Loving August 22, 2016 – Posted in: Miscellaneous, Project Ideas

Back to school is right around the corner and that means that Fall knitting fever is slowly creeping back into my mind and my fingers! After all the wonderful comments and advice I received about my “Coming Clean” blog post I was inspired to finish some of those summer projects so that I could begin the Fall season renewed, inspired, and guilt free! It felt great to knock off a few projects and to be…

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Update + New store photos July 27, 2016 – Posted in: Miscellaneous

My apologies for the longer than expected blogging hiatus! As many of you know, my little family and I moved to the US a couple of years ago when my husband embarked on a new job with a company based in NYC.  While the move has presented some challenges (e.g. not having daily access to yarn!) Lisa and I have managed to make the arrangement work through a natural division of labour that has functioned…

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Closed June 24th and July 1st June 23, 2016 – Posted in: Miscellaneous, Store Scheduling

Please note that we will be closed Friday, June 24th (St. Jean Baptiste Day) and Friday, July 1st (Canada Day). May the holidays bring you lots of happy knitting time 🙂 Veuillez noter que nous serons fermer vendredi le 24 juin (Fête de la Saint-Jean-Baptiste) et vendredi le 1 juillet (Fête du Canada).  Profitez-en pour tricoter 🙂 Melissa & Lisa

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