I can’t believe I haven’t written a newsletter since February! OMG! Well, truth is I wasn’t well. I’ve got a bad sleep disorder combined with depression and it kicked my butt. If you follow me on Twitter and Facebook, you’re probably aware but I’m rebounding very nicely, but enough about me!
We continue to bring new yarns to the Toronto market — witness Shantiknits. Collinette’s Jitterbug and Julie Asselin’s offerings continue to expand. We refreshed our stock of lace NBK and Riverside Studio yarns as well as fingering weight in NBK. The Meow Collection is doing really well and we have enough self-striping yarn in stock to make second sock syndrome a thing of the past. We’re expanding our offering of ArtYarns with a knit along coming up with Silk Halo. Stay tuned. The best way to see everything that we’re up to is to follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
Our classes are filling up again. Check our class schedule. The website is going through a sort of improvement redesign to make it easier for you.
There are a few events coming up this Spring.
We will be open Easter weekend with regular hours; that includes Good Friday and Easter Sunday. There will be no Queer Stitch Night however on Sunday.
On April 26th, we will have am Frolic Stitch Stitch Night at Lettuce Knit from 6:00-10:00 pm. Come on in and knit, crochet, relax. There will be nibbles and caffeinated beverages.
On Sunday, April 27th, all Frolic participants will be entitled to a 15% discount on anything in the store. We’re sorry we can’t be at the Frolic this year again. We really tried.
Lucy Neatby is Teaching at Lettuce Knit
We are so delighted that Lucy has agreed to come to Lettuce Knit on May 28th from 6:00-9:00 pm to conduct a workshop on Double-Knitting. The cost of the class is $60.00. Please call the store to register as soon as possible. Space is limited.
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.