Are you having a hard time making it to the end of winter? We sure are.
Come join us while we power through February with the Beat the February Blahs Sale!! It runs from Saturday the 15th to the end of the day on Monday the 17th. (great Family Day activity!)
The way it work is thus:
Worsted, aran, bulky, and super bulky yarns are all 20% off! (This includes Blue Moon’s Twisted, the Dr. Who-inspired scarf kits seen below, and ALL the Illimani yarn as well as many other fantastic finds).
This stunning “Sweetheart Wrap” pattern is knit up in Illimani’s Cadena I and there are still a few colours left!! This yarn is also 20% off.
And heeeeeeeere’s the 40% off stuff!!
It includes, but is not limited to these gorgeous choices:
I’m really happy to be introducing some new-to-Lettuce Knit yarns today. These are a bit of a family pet-project for me since they were brought to us by my sister, via the hand-craft import company that she has been working for. They operate out of Ottawa and bring in all kinds of beautiful hand-made things from all over the world. On her most recent trip to South America, she was seeing alpaca yarn all over the place and jumped at the chance to bring some back to Canada with her. Although she’s not a knitter or crocheter, I was thrilled to see what she had picked out on this trip: two DK weights and a worsted weight.
Indiecita, one of the DKs, is a soft and luxurious 100% baby alpaca that comes in a wide variety of warm and earthy colours. At $12 per 50g skein, it’s perfect for everything from the smallest headband to the most luxurious afghan and everything in between. The evening blue colour is my new favourite.
The remaining two yarns are both Alpaca Soft and although their labels feature very little english information, we can help you out with gauge, needles, and pattern choice to find the perfect thing to match your tastes. Here’s where the real deal is. These are only $6 for 50g and $10 for 100g. You won’t find alpaca yarn for this price anywhere else!
Working with a small company like this means that we’re able to keep our prices nice and low on these yarns. But this also means that they won’t last long in store! Come and see us to check them out and get a taste of South America in Kensington Market.
As a bonus, here’s Brenna sporting a new bodieKnits pattern inspired by the baby alpaca: “Where’s Walter?” made with two skeins of Indiecita DK.
It starts Dec. 24th at 11:00 am through to Dec. 29th at 6:00 pm. All regular priced items will be 25% off. There will be many buckets with items marked down at 40% off, including Jordana Paige bags, Noro, Rhichard DeVrieze Polwarth, Zauberball, Regia, and many, many others. The 25% applies to everything — yarn, notions, needles, books, spinning wheels, looms, knitting boards, etc. There are a couple of exceptions — Topsy, Artyarn and Artist’s corner yarns which are consigned items.
Please note that we will not be winding yarn for customers during the Boxing Day Sale.
We will be closed on Dec. 25 and 26 for the Christmas break, and on Dec. 30-31 for inventory, January 1st for New Years and reopening January 2nd at 11:00 am.
December is a fun time at Lettuce Knit. The store is chock full of beautiful yarns in every conceivable colour. Come on in and be blown away.
We’re still tweaking the class schedule but it’s pretty much up. Book early because winter classes fill up quickly. We have a lot of new types of classes and way more for Crocheters.
Holiday Party - Preparations are underway for our holiday party which is taking place on December 18th from 6:00-10:00 pm. There will be a charge for the party of $15/person which will also be your ballot for the door prize. All the money will be donated in equal shares to the Daily Bread Food Bank and to Sistering. We will also be selling raffle tickets for additional prizes, and if you were there last year, you know there are lots of prizes. Again, all the proceeds are going to charity. We are grateful to our vendors, artists and staff for their donations.
Queer Stitch Night - We’ll once again be having our Queer Stitch Night on Dec. 15th. We welcome all our queer and queer friendly customers. Queer Stitch Night is like our regular Stitch Nights — pot luck, hang out & stitch.
Boxing Day Sale - Our Boxing Day sale is actually a weekend long this year, beginning December 27th through to December 29th. We’ll be closed for inventory on December 30th but open on December 31st.
No Stitch Night on January 1st - Since we won’t be open on January 1st, we’ll need to skip that stitch night. We’ll resume Stitch Night on January 8th.
There’s are a few weeks left before Xmas.
We have knitting boards that are appropriate for all ages. Brenna is pictured below in a cowl that Ange made. We have Sock Knitting boards, regular knitting boards, and even board large enough for blankets.
Our shipment of Schacht Cricket Looms should come in this week in 10″ and 15″, that were were a huge hit last year. Daf Summers (Farmable Fibres) is teaching our weaving classes.
The Doctor Who sock and scarf kits have come in.
The Rainbow bundle Blueberry Pie Studio Box of Crayons come with a project bag.
Tulip Sweater kits from Dream in Color.
Our Art Yarn Meow collection is as popular as I anticipated it would be. The BFL is extraordinary.