It's cold outside, and we've got a yarn for that! We've just received a whole bunch of new yarns that are guaranteed to help you ward off those winter chills and the January blues.
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Love Wool - $16/ball, 55 yards, made of virgin wool and alpaca
This is a great wool for those bulky weight projects that you've been thinking about. We also have ready-made kits that contain three balls of Love Wool (in three different colours), a pair of needles and links to patterns, all for $56.00! What a great gift for that beginner knitter in your life!
Ushuaia - $17/ball, 93 yards, made of virgin wool and acrylic.
Look at all of those wonderfully bright colours! Any one of these would bring a smile to your face on the coldest day.
Malabrigo Aquarella/Gruesa = $20/skein, 65 yards, made of hand-painted pure wool
Yet another chunky weight yarn that is so gorgeous! Just 3 skeins of this yarn will be enough to knit a "Scarlet" (a cross between a scarf and a blanket, seen at left) to keep you warm and cozy, not matter how low the temperature drops.
Galway - $10/ball, approx. 220 yards, made of 100% pure wool
Galway is the perfect worsted weight wool for your felted projects. Slippers, here we come!
Malabrigo Worsted - $20/skein, approx. 210 yards, made of pure merino wool
Malabrigo Worsted is a staff favourite! It comes in so many gorgeous colours, that we can't even choose our favourite. And we can make so many things with it! Hats, scarves, mittens! The list is endless.
Pure Wool Superwash - $12/ball, approx. 219 yards, made of 100% Superwash wool
This new yarn is so great that it has quickly become a new staff favourite. Pure Wool Superwash comes in lots of great colours, so you will have lots of selection for that hat or baby item you've been planning. And if it gets dirty? No worries! It will easily survive a round in the washing machine.
Waikiwi Prints - $25/ball, 198 yards, made of merino, nylon, alpaca, possum
This luxurious yarn is a great option for that special little project. One ball is enough for a pair of fingerless gloves to keep your hands warm at the office, or a hat, a pair of ankle socks, or even a little cowl!
Americo Fine Tweed - $28/skein, 465 yards, made of superfine alpaca, merino wool and viscose
This new yarn only arrived today! This alpaca-blend sock yarn will keep your feet warm and toasty. For now, we only have one colour and a limited quantity. Get it while you can!
Remember, our Happy Hearts class is coming up soon! Please note the change of date to February 14th!
Happy Hearts Class - Saturday February 14, 2015 Stix and Stones wants to make your heart happy...with a class!
Description: In this class, you will make adorable little heart shaped decorations, just in time for Valentine's Day! These projects make great stash-busters, so bring along all of those leftover balls of yarn and a good selection of needles to match.
Cost: The very best part? You'll also be giving to charity! The class will cost $25 per person, and part of that will be donated to The Heart and Stroke Foundation by Stix and Stones.
We will be running two sessions so that everyone will have a chance to come out and enjoy this event!
Date and time: Saturday February 14, 2015 Morning Session: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Afternoon Session: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
To reserve your spot please drop by the store, or give us a call at 705-223-8245. Only paid seats can be reserved in advance.
Knitting and Technique ClassesStay tuned for upcoming classes!
And don't forget about our weekly drop-in classes! It's only $10.00 per class, and we can help you with any problems you might be having with your current knitting project.
Tuesdays: 1:30p.m.- 3:30p.m. and 5:00p.m. - 7:00p.m.
Thursdays: 5:30p.m. - 7:30p.m.
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