Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Spring Fling 
April 24 
Join us for a fun afternoon at our Fredericton shop.
Treats, draws and two great classes. Call shop to register at 506-450-KNIT or visit shop 647 McLeod Avenue

Beginner Design Your Own Shawl with Gena
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Materials: (please purchase at shop)
100g/220y Worsted weight yarn in one color or two coordinating colors
5.5mm needles
Stitch Markers 
Sketch book (optional)
No pattern needed

Comfort with knit and purl stitches needed, and basic knowledge of increases and decreases are a plus.
Students will learn how to create their own basic custom shawl using purposefully placed increases to determine shawl shape. Choice of increase types, stripes, stitch textures, eyelets, and bind offs will make shawls unique and one of a kind. This class is intended to be a stepping stone to more complicated shawl designing.

Magic Loop knitting - Maine Morning Mitts with Sarah
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Materials: (please purchase at shop)
1 ball of Noro Kureyon - or any desired worseted weight yarn
4 - 4.5mm - 32" circular needle

Here's your chance to conquer Magic Loop knitting- you'll want to knit all of your socks and mitts using this fun method.


Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Meet The Renegade Sheep Who Avoided Shearing For 6 Years By Hiding

Meet Shrek, the runaway rebel sheep that managed to avoid shearing for six years!
Shrek absolutely hates getting his hair cut. So for six years, this New Zealand sheep managed to avoid spring shearings by escaping to hide in a cave.
When they found him 2004, Shrek’s owners couldn’t even tell he was a sheep!
Just how much wool is that, you may be asking?
According to ‘Modern Farmer’, when Shrek was finally brought home and sheared, there was enough wool to produce 20 men’s suits!sr2
What if Shrek had never been found? Does sheep wool grow indefinitely?
The answer is yes, but not for all sheep. Only sheep that have been domesticated will continue to produce wool in this way.  However, wild, undomesticated sheep will shed their wool regularly.
That much wool can have negative effects on a sheep – temperature management, vision impairment, and mobility issues, all become potential problems when domesticated sheep aren’t regularly sheared.
He certainly doesn’t look like a “Shrek” anymore – just look at this handsome fellow!

Tuesday, 1 March 2016


This past Saturday Wool Lovers gathered in Brunswick Square.
Eager knitters began to arrive early to put their hands to their needles.

No one was in a hurry to leave.

Great conversations and laughter were heard among the tables.
Projects were shared from dying yarns - throws - cowls - shawls - amigurumi creatures - dolls - socks.
As well as the special purchases contained in the dotted bags.
Recent newspaper clippings were circulated on the health benefits of knitting to be read.

Each hour rang in with raised delight as a name was drawn.
  1. Susan Lee - cozy mug
  2. Sherry Bagnell - Eucalan wash
  3. Sara Richards - Opal yarn
  4. Sally Margison - Cricket Cove Gift Certificate CONGRATULATIONS to each! (Amazing how each winner’s name began with the letter ‘S’!)
Throughout the name Trish Darrah’s Yarn It, “Mr. PDK (PD) for her Dad and Public Display of Knitting”, collected the names for Saint John shop’s mascot.
At the end of our time his name was selected “WOOL I AM” by Sherry Bagnell.
So glad our lamb now has a name.

Our taste buds were treated to Starbucks coffee and homemade treats by Cindy, that’s me. small chocolate cupcakes topped with melted chocolate and loaded biscuits with chopped dried dulse and an aged 5 year old cheddar cheese

Thank YOU for making our day great!
What a day!