New Arrival: Handmaiden Casbah at Stix & Stones.

I am so thrilled to have finally received my first shipment of Handmaiden Casbah, a divine blend of 81% merino, 10% Cashmere and 9% Nylon. Casbah is put up in 115g/4oz skeins with 355yds/325m.

Casbah is hand dyed by Handmaiden Yarns in Vancouver, British Columbia and the colours they have developed for their yarn line are spectacular.

One touch of this yarn and you will be hooked. Fair warning! There are MCN yarns (merino-cashmere-nylon) and then there is Casbah! Treat your tootsies to some lovin' with this soft yarn. Delightful to knit with, fabulous to wear!

Handmaiden sources only the finest fibres from mills which meet their high standards for quality and this MCN Yarn blend takes time to be spun and then hand dyed. Some things are definitely worth waiting for!

Perfect timing for gifting that special knitter in your life. We received 15 great colours of Casbah, featuring both their Variegated and Semi-Solid Colours.

I invite you to visit Stix & Stones in North Bay, to view our selection of Hand Maiden Yarns, Kits and Patterns.

Stix & Stones Gift Certificates and Gift Baskets
Stix & Stones Gift Certificates are the perfect stocking stuffer for the fibre loving individual in your life. 

Stix & Stones Gift Certificates are available in any dollar amount you choose, or for specific upcoming instructional classes.

Stix & Stones is also happy to create a unique Fibre Fantasy Gift Basket, featuring skeins of quality hand knitting yarns, coordinating patterns, the best needles and accessories. Prices start at $40. Inquire at the store during your next visit or contact Stix & Stones at 705-223-8245 to order your gift basket for delivery via Canada Post. We ship across North America and around the world!

Thank you for your continued support and I look forward to seeing you at our retail location soon.

Rae Brenne.
Stix & Stones. 
North Bay, Ontario.


Flirt by Sirdar

Introducing Flirt by Sirdar of England at Stix & Stones.

While images of palm trees and sunny locales may be the furthest thing from your reality, we have a well-travelled clientele at Stix & Stones who winter in warmer locations and also there are many knitters who can appreciate bulkier, quick-knit garments, but never wear them, nor never knit them. For these knitters everything they choose to knit and wear has to be DK weight and finer. Enter Sirdar Flirt.

Flirt is put up in a 50g ball with 92m /104 yds and knits on a suggested needle size of 4mm.

Flirt is the perfect consideration for finer gauge knits. Flirt is a soft blend of 80% Bamboo Sourced Viscose and 20% Wool, dyed in a sophisticated colour palette for adults, including a lovely bronze and silver metallic and deep rich purple and pink.

Flirt provides wonderful drape, good stitch definition and has a silky, cool feeling next to the skin, making this an investment yarn for year round wear.

Sirdar, as always, has lovely pattern support for Flirt and these designs are refined classics, perfect for the office, entertaining or at your winter resort.

I invite you to visit Stix & Stones in North Bay to view our selection of Sirdar and other fine knitting and crochet yarns or contact us at 705-223-8245 to discuss colours and quantities. We use Canada Post for mail order world wide.

Take care and thank you for your continued support.

Rae Brenne
Stix and Stones
North Bay, Ontario.

Luxury Yarn Knitting Night: December 08, 2010

Luxury Yarn Knitting Night!

Stix & Stones invites you to join us on Wednesday, December 8, 2010 from 6pm to 9pm for our Luxury Yarn Knitting Night

At this event participants will receive a fantastic goody bag of luxury yarns featuring Cashmere, Silk and Angora, as well as multiple patterns for these yarns! 
We will work on a few sample pieces to see first hand why yarns like Cashmere and Silk get such high praise from knitters! 

The pattern projects will be geared towards quick and easy gift knits and accessories. 

We will also discuss washing and blocking techniques for these quality fibres while enjoying appetizers, treats and beverages. 

We will also have a draw for a Luxury Yarn Gift Basket! 
So gather your friends and make it a fun night out with other fibre loving enthusiasts!

Cost is $35 per person

Be sure to call 705-223-8245 and reserve your seat quickly as this event is almost sold out and seats are on a first come first serve basis.  
We hope you can join us!

Rae Brenne.


Dream In Colour Yarns At Stix & Stones

I am pleased to announce the arrival of Dream In Colour Yarn to Stix & Stones in North Bay!

I am introducing Dream In Colour Hand Painted Yarn in two weights:

Classy: Worsted Weight Hand Painted 100% Merino Wool put up in 100g Skeins with 250yd/229m.

This yarn was made famous by the popular Tulip Cardigan designed by Lindsay Pekny for Dream In Colour

I have Classy in the following colours: 

Here are two very cute patterns featuring Classy, free for members of Ravelry:

A Colourful Hat For Baby by Amanda Kathleen Morgan.

Diamond Hand Wrist Warmers by Micah Hazlett - 2 pair from one skein - one for you one to gift!

Smooshy: Sock Weight Hand Painted 100% Merino Wool put up in 100g Skeins with 450yds/411m.

I have ordered 7 colours of Smooshy to start and of course, if you have any request for a favourite shade of Dream In Colour Yarn, contact me at 705-223-8245 or visit our store in North Bay and we can discuss your special order. 

Plenty of pattern support for this Sock Weight which means it's great for shawls, baby patterns, Socks and have a look at these free patterns for Smooshy available on Ravelry - too cute!

Darling Darby Sweater by Jean Clement

Cubist Sock by Cookie A.

Thank you for your continued support and I look forward to showing you the Dream In Colour Yarn line at your next visit to the store! See you soon.

Ms. Rae Brenne
Stix & Stones


Noro Kirameki: New For Autumn/Winter 2010.

Introducing Noro Kirimeki:  a 4-Ply Weight of hand spun, hand dyed yarn from Japan with amazing yardage, great earthy and vibrant colours, perfect for shawls, light weight knit cardi's and accessories.

Kirimeki is is a blend of Viscose ~ Nylon ~ Wool ~ Cashmere, producing great stitch definition with beautiful drape and put up in a 50g ball with a generous 452 meters of yarn.

One 50g ball will make a shawl or generous scarf. Follow these links to view projects on Ravelry made with Kirimeki including Citron by Hilary Smith Callis, published in Knitty Magazine.

I invite you to stop by our store to view our selection of Kirimeki and the Noro Yarn Collection or call us at 1-705-223-8245 to place a secure phone order. We ship worldwide by Canada Post.

Take care and thank you for your continued support.

Rae Brenne
Stix & Stones