Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Friday, 18 December 2015

JUL Designs on SALE

Shawl Sticks, regularly $28 - on for $24
Shawl Pins, regularly $39 - on for $24
Great product ... Great Buy
 

Atlantic Star Kits - 40% off !!!

The beautiful Atlantic Star Kits featured at KnitEast 2015 by Fleece Artist are now on for 40% off ... These are a hot seller, stop by a Cricket Cove near you and check them out !!!
 

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Yarn Bowl

A project that will keep little hands busy until its time for a snack and what a wonderful way to upcycle all those yarn ends.  Materials: Assorted yarns, scissors, diluted white glue, plastic wrap, medium or large bowl.  How To: Turn medium or large size bowl upside down, cover with plastic wrap.  Dilute white glue in a smaller bowl, dip yarn in bowl.  Run yarn through fingers to remove excess glue, place over plastic wrap in a loose fashion.  Leave until fully dry (one or two days).

Monday, 16 November 2015

Now in stock! Royale Interchangable Needles set!


We're pleased to announce that the Holiday 2015 Royale Interchangable set is now in stock! 

Knitter's Pride The Royale Interchangable Needles Collection
This set includes nine pairs of needles (3.5mm-8mm), made of the lovely Knitter's Pride Dreamz wood, with brass tips. Each set will retail for $148.50

Here's what Knitter's Pride has to say about them:
The Royale interchangeable needles set will make for a wonderful gift this season, presented in a specially designed box with pearly effect. The set contains 9 pairs of our ever-popular laminated birch wood interchangeable needles in sizes US 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 10.5, 11, four colour coded cords in lengths of 24” (green), 32” (orange - 2) & 40” (red) and a set of cord connectors. Each interchangeable needle is made from the colourful wood used for Dreamz needles in a striking new striped pattern with shiny brass tips adorning the ends of the needles. Each size comes in its own unique colour making it easy to identify each size. The unique combination of wood and metal gives a refined look to the needles and also provides an incomparable knitting experience!

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

St. Andrews Location

Please note that the Cricket Cove St. Andrews location will be closed for the season after Sunday September 27th. We would like to thank all our great customers who visited us and look forward to returning next Summer. Also a big thank you to our lovely staff !!!

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Sock Kits ...

 
Cricket Cove is proud to partner with the Saint John Hospital Auxiliary ... Sock Kits are now available in the Gift Shop at the Saint John Regional Hospital. 
 

NEW OPAL !!! - Classics now available


Thursday, 27 August 2015

Cat Scarves

Now available at Cricket Cove ... great project for the kiddies, when its time to head back to school, the kids will be fashionably outfitted in whimsical cat scarves in pint-sized kits ready to knit.

Saturday, 22 August 2015

Knitting Lingo

Is there a secret code in the world of knitting?  In order to fully relate to other knitters, who knew we had to learn not only the written pattern abbreviations but also the hidden meanings of acronyms currently winging their way around online knit n chat groups, ravelry forums, and any other chicks with sticks get-togethers.  Is it just a matter of convenience?  Or is this new-fangled lingo designed to create a close-knit society who can essentially communicate in a secret language?
Here are sixteen of the most common knitting acronyms decoded-
FO – Finished Object (newly finished project).
FOTN – Fresh Off The Needles (the needles are still warm to the touch).
ISO In Search Of (a term often used on ravelry to signify a yarn search between knitters).
KAL – Knit A Long (a project worked on at the same time by a group of knitters).
KIP Knit in Public (taking a project to the streets).
LYS – Local Yarn Shop (better than any ice cream or candy shop).
LYSO – Local Yarn Shop Owner (that special someone who gets to rule the yarn castle).
MKAL Mystery Knit A Long (an organized group project especially popular on ravelry with a series of clues posted over a designated time period).
OTN On The Needles (current project).
SABLE Stash Acquisition Beyond Life Expectancy (never enough yarn!).
SIP – Sock In Progress (most current sock project).
SSS – Second Sock Syndrome (just like a virus, it hits every sock knitter at some point).
TINK (KNIT spelled backwards, refers to using both needles to un-knit a project one stitch at a time in order to repair a mistake.  Not to be confused with FROGGING, the rip-it, rip-it method of unraveling stitches row-by-row).
TU – Toe Up (a specific type of sock pattern).
UFO – UnFinished Object (the ‘never speak of it again’ project that hides in the shadows).
WIP Work in Progress (a current project).

Monday, 17 August 2015

How To Make A Yarn Lampshade With Glue


This is a great summer project! With simple and easy-to-find materials, she made a fun globe. The best part is that one project can actually make either a lampshade, lantern, or yarn globe.

All that she used was a few balls of yarn, school glue, water, and a bouncy beach ball. She also grabs acrylic paint to make the colorful lampshade, lantern, or yarn globe. She first placed trash bags on the counter and made a plastic poncho to wear in order to make the project less messy. She then mixes equal parts of glue and water in a bowl to dunk a ball of yarn into.

Once the yarn is soaked in the mixture, she wrapped the yarn around the bouncy ball, and let it sit to dry for two days. Once the yarn has dried, she deflated the ball and starts pulling the ball away from the yarn. Then she strings an electrical cord through the globe and adds a light bulb to create a great yarn lampshade that is colorful and fun. This project is ridiculously simple and inexpensive to create. It may also be a great project to work on with your kids to add a colorful lampshade or lantern to their room.

Monday, 22 June 2015

St. Andrews Shop

Now open for the season. 10-5 every day except 12-5 on Sunday. Cmon by for a "yarn".

Friday, 22 May 2015

We're expanding!

As promised, we have lots of plans that we are unfolding in 2015. We're please to announce that we are expanding our shop in Brunswick Square. This expansion will offer you more shopping choices and we thank our friends at Fleece Artist/Handmaiden as we venture with them on a new partnership. 
Drop by for the Opening Friday, May 22, noon-6pm, No tax



Friday, 24 April 2015

This says it all ...


St. Andrews made the Top 10 Most Beautiful Towns in Canada

Location of KnitEast 2015

St. Andrews-by-the-Sea, New Brunswick

Canada’s oldest seaside resort town, St. Andrews-by-the-Sea is set on the edge of a peninsula pointing south into the Bay of Fundy. Founded in the 18th century by Loyalists, the town quickly became a popular summer retreat for the region’s well-heeled citizens. Around a dozen buildings survive from the town’s origins in the 1700s, while several hundred others date back to the late 19th century. Relatively unspoilt by modern development, the town’s wide, tree-lined streets evoke the atmosphere of centuries past. Water Street, which runs along the shoreline, is lined with appealing restaurants, boutiques, and artists’ studios.

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Estonian Dream Shawl Class ...

Date: May 9
Time: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Join us on May 9th and learn how to knit another delightful pattern from Canadian designer Judy Marples. The Estonian Dream Shawl has an easy lace border, on all three sides, which is knit as part of the body of the shawl so you don't have to sew it on afterwards. The shawl features optional nupps which are fun to do but may be replaced with a simple knit stitch if you prefer. Once you have established the leafy panel you get to relax with a stocking stitch section. The pattern has charts only but they are easy to follow. The pattern is available on ravelry.com.

You will need: approximately 350 m/ 380 yards fingering weight yarn.

3.5 mm circular needle 32" long.
Stitch markers.

Price: $35.00

Limited seating, Hope you can join us on May 9th.



Thursday, 26 March 2015

CRICKET COVE SPRING KNIT IN

10 AM—2 PM / Saturday April 18
Brunswick Square Level 1 Centre Court
SPRING is nature’s way of saying ‘Let’s party!’ —Robin Williams
Enjoy treats, coffee, the company of wool lovers, See and do fun projects
Join us & Enter to win a Special Gift Card for KnitEast Fashion Show



Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Great time at the Algonquin

Thank you all whom attended the Knit One, Purl Two, Wine Three event at the Algonquin over the weekend, it was a huge success and a lot of fun !!! Hats off to the Algonquin and the staff !!!




Thursday, 5 March 2015

Brand New - Marblz

We are happy to announce Marblz, a beautiful new needle offering from Knitter's Pride.
These needles are each unique, as the needles are all produced by hand where colours are mixed individually. The results are quite lovely! 
Marblz needles are available in Interchangable, DPN, Fixed Circular, and Straight in a range of sizes.

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

KnitEast 2015 booming !!!

Stashbuster Magic & Twisting with the Cable Girl are now SOLD OUT ! That's 14 class sold out, book now before they are all gone !!!

Friday, 30 January 2015

Cricket Cove at The Algonquin, Knit one, Purl two, Wine Three

On Saturday, March 14th, 2015, gather some friends and enjoy a cozy knitting getaway at the Algonquin Resort! The project for this weekend will be a gorgeous scarf/shawl.
You will receive a project kit that includes hand painted KnitEast yarn by Fleece Artist, 100% soft wool, and a pattern. The 11 AM until 4 PM instruction will be taught by instructor Mona. Come early to choose from the wide array of beautiful yarn colours!
Please note that the project kit requires 4.5 or 5mm needles and stitch markers. We’ll have lots on hand for purchase as well as some other knitter goodies.
Don’t miss this relaxing weekend perfect for the knitter of any skill.
The Cricket Cove at The Alonquin, Knit one, Purl two, Wine Three package includes:
•Overnight accommodation (Saturday, March 14th)
•11 AM – 4 PM knitting instruction
•Project kit containing pattern & yarn
•12:30 PM light lunch and glass of wine
•Free knitting time by the fire
•Sunday morning light breakfast
If you are sharing the room with another person who is registered for the week-end get-away - the cost for you for the week-end is $159 - that is, for $159 you check in to the hotel Saturday am, attend workshop with instruction,receive the materials for the workshop, enjoy lunch with a glass of wine, Saturday evening knitting around the many fireplaces, breakfast Sunday morning, more knitting if you wish and then check-out. All of this for $159 if you are sharing a room.
If you are not sharing the room with someone who is registered for the week-end getaway, that is, if you wish to stay alone, bring your husband, bring your friend or bring whoever you like, the cost for you is $213 for the week-end - and includes the same as above.
Wanting to stay the night before? Add a room for Friday night for only $119. Call us directly at 1.855.529.8693 or 1.506.529.8823 to book for Friday night.

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Opal Contest Winner !!!

Congrats to MissMartin8 - winner of the Opal Contest on our Cricket Cove ravelry group!
Join the group for updates,contests and everything knittery. www.ravelry.com and while you're there check out our KnitEast group.


Monday, 12 January 2015

Calling all amateur designers…..

Enter KnitEast’s - Top Designer Contest and win a $100 Gift Certificate to Cricket Cove (may be redeemed at Cricket Cove in the Market or any shop).
Many of you design your own beautiful knits all year long. Dream up something for the contest and be KnitEast’s Top Designer for 2015. All entries must be received at the Cricket Cove booth in the market by Friday afternoon…. please have your item tagged with your name and phone number and brief description.
Entries will be on display for all to see in the marketplace - the entry with the most votes wins.
The Top Designer will be announced at the Saturday evening Fashion Show.
(We will do our very best to protect your item but cannot be held responsible in the case that something unforeseen happens)
Let’s Go Designers!!!.

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Knit-In??? ... GET RIGHT OUT !!!! JANUARY 17th at 10 am

Please join us at our third Cricket Cove Knit-In at Brunswick Square in Saint John. There will be refreshments, draws for some great prizes and Starbucks once again will support our event with hot coffee to warm up all of those knitting fingers. Don’t miss this knittery event. Bring your favourite project and enjoy the day with us.
Lots of fun with lots of people.
January 17,10 am
Brunswick Square Atrium 

Turtlepurl in da house !!!

We’re excited to invite you to our Trunk Show which will be hosted by Cricket Cove in Moncton. Come join us in the warmth and coziness of this LYS for a great chance to see many of our yarns up close.
Genevieve, Owner & Creative Guru for Turtlepurl Yarns & notions will share a little about her yarns, the business and some of our upcoming projects.
We hope you’ll join us for a lovely yarn afternoon.
February 7th from 1pm till 4pm