THE END of a chapter…

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Today at 6:00 pm we ceased operations of the brick & mortar store, Lettuce Knit! Ange and I are overwhelmed by the support that the knitting community locally and across Canada & the US showed us this past month. With … Continue reading

Closing Sale – Sept. 19 – ???

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PLEASE NOTE THAT WE OPEN AT 12PM ON SATURDAY & SUNDAY Hi everyone! Thank you so much for getting us nearly there. We are hoping that this will be the last week of the sale. To that end, we’ve discounted … Continue reading

Closing Sale – Week of September 12-18

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Outlined below are this week’s sale items. As you can see in the fibre picture below, there’s still a lot of yarn. You may combine items in the same category. For example, if you buy 2 skeins of Berroco Vintage … Continue reading

WEEK 2 OF CLOSING SALE (Sept 5-11, 2015)

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Sorry I haven’t had a chance to post this yet but here are the details of this week’s closing sale. Buy 2 get one free Cascade Eco + Blue Moon Fiber Arts Twisted Malabrigo Rios Malabrigo Mecha Mineville Single DK … Continue reading

WEEK ONE OF CLOSING SALE – AUG. 29 – SEPT. 4TH

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Books & magazines – 20% off Needles – 20% off Notions – 20% off Yarn – Buy 4 regular priced balls/skeins & get one of equal or lesser value free on the following brands: Madelinetosh Unicorn Tails Madelinetosh DK Topsy … Continue reading

We are closing Lettuce Knit

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Dear friends, followers, community members, artists and suppliers! As you know, Ange and I put Lettuce Knit up for sale early in June. We entertained many offers to keep the dream alive. Alas it didn’t work out. Our lease is up at … Continue reading

Updated Summer Hours

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We are updating our summer  hours effective May 18th. We constantly have new yarns coming in with our exclusive line up of Canadian yarns from Julie Asselin, NBK, Meow, Riverside Studio, Mineville,  Scrumptiouspurl, and others … and let’s not forget Blue Moon … Continue reading

The Gay Sweater…

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What does it mean to you when someone says “that’s so gay?” Well here’s a video of a truly gay sweater that our own Brenna and Amelia created last year. I will let the video speak for itself. I am so … Continue reading

Body Image Issues… and knitting

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It’s International Women’s Day today and I’ve been thinking about writing a blog about body image issues and knitting. It’s a difficult topic to talk about because it’s politically sensitive so I’ve procrastinated. Then I saw a customer yesterday who had … Continue reading

Oh les crap… We Made USA Today’s 10 BEST!!!!!!!!!!

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I was approached recently by Courney Sunday, a reporter for USA Today’s 10 Best. I’m a good sport so if opportunity knocks at my door, I’ll open… but  oh les crap!!!! Check out the article that Courtney wrote about us. … Continue reading

Baby it’s cold outside…

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It’s morning of February 15th as I write this. On Valentine’s Day, we hosted a Stitch-A-Thon to benefit StreetKnit & DriveTO, both of which distribute warmth to Toronto’s homeless. What’s there not to love and support? These volunteers’ dedication inspires me. … Continue reading

Beat the February Blahs!!

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We have noticed that the world outside is rather slushy or white and it’s blazing cold. The desire to stay in and work on our knitting and crochet projects is justifiable, but we want to get you off the couch. Our Beat … Continue reading

Welcome 2015!

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Hello 2015! I am so excited about this year. Many things are happening at Lettuce Knit.  You know us, we’re a dynamic, controversial, and trendsetting bunch so there’s never a dull moment.  Speaking of which, Americo Original and Lettuce Knit have … Continue reading

A community member’s feedback…

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I received an email this morning afternoon that brought tears of love and appreciation. Ange and I, our staff and all our regulars have worked hard to make Lettuce Knit the store and community it is. I asked Arielle if … Continue reading

Yarn Bombing on an entirely different level

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I’ve been pretty quiet of late because I’ve been home sick from both my day job and the store because of some medication I was prescribed for PLMD. I think you all know me to be a bit of a … Continue reading

What does Knitting have to do with Organ Transplants?

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Nothing! Absolutely nothing, except that somehow there’s a correlation.  Here goes… Two years ago, I went to the Knit Trade show up in Barrie.  I met Dennis the Addi distributor and this funky woman named Janie. Janie and I have … Continue reading

Before we go…

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Ange and I are taking a week off.  It’s no secret that I haven’t been well so I hope that this helps.  We’re going to visit family, Mont Tricot in Sutton, Quebec, then visiting Julie Asselin before heading off to … Continue reading

A summer sale like no other!

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We are very excited to announce our huge summer sale!  It’s supposed to rain this weekend, so make sure you’re ready for the weather by stocking up on these fantastic brands at 20-50% off! The sale will run only Saturday … Continue reading

Tomorrow’s WWKIP Day Sale

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Tomorrow’s our WWKIP event from noon-6:00 pm We’re going to be setting up outside to knit.  Indoors, there will be delicious yarns on sale, including the following yarns at 25% off: – Dream in Color Sport & Worsted – Berroco … Continue reading

Announcing our Summer Knitalong!

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Who says summer’s too hot for knitting?  Not for us!  We’re very excited to get started on our chosen Summer Knitalong pattern, “Cinnie” by Bonne Marie Burns.  Cinnie is a chic, short-sleeved, summery top that can be knit either in … Continue reading

Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation

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Hello Stitchers! As you may be aware, we are required by law to ask you if you still wish to receive notification of our blog posts.  Can you confirm on the attached link whether you still want to receive news … Continue reading

Special Workshop with Lucy Neatby!

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We are so excited to have the opportunity to bring renowned knitting instructor and designer Lucy Neatby to Lettuce Knit on Wednesday, May 28th from 6-9pm to do a special workshop on Double Knitting. The workshop is $60 for the … Continue reading

December Events, Gift Ideas & Winter Classes

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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 … Continue reading

Even more exclusivity at Lettuce Knit… Meow!!!!

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Sorry to bombard you with two posts in one week but I’m bursting with excitement for yet another reason.  Welcome Ancient Art Yarn’s Kitten Inspired Yarn!  What’s even more awesome about this yarn is that a portion of the proceeds … Continue reading

Instant Gratification of Square One

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I’ve got quite a story for you.  On the weekend of 21-22 September last or so, a lady came in with a beautiful dog.  I fawned over the dog while she looked at yarn.  She was specifically looking for yarn … Continue reading

Reedunkulous!

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Have you ever wondered how yarn stores set prices?  I was very surprised when I bought Lettuce Knit to find out how pricing works.  I had no retail experience whatsoever.  Without fail, every single vendor I met asked me “Why … Continue reading

October News, Charity Knitting, Nuit Blanche & Artists’ Corner

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Hello Stitchers!  I hope that you’re enjoying this very unFall-like weather we’re having (in Toronto anyway).  While it’s not the best for yarn stores, I’m enjoying it personally.  Despite this, business is good and the community is vibrant.  What more … Continue reading

September Pedestrian Sunday & more…

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Please join us this Sunday for another day of knitting, hooking & spinning outdoors on our patio.  There will be apple cider, tea, coffee, probably some baked goodies, and live entertainment on the streets of Kensington market.  It’s seriously a … Continue reading

What’s better than yarn? New yarn, and a Sale!!!

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If you follow me on Twitter and Facebook, you know that I’ve been pretty excited, nervous, animated, stressed… about the Kitchener Waterloo Knitters’ Fair.  As I told Rhichard DeVrieze, this was my first show as a yarn vendor, but it … Continue reading

September News at Lettuce Knit

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We had a very busy August at Lettuce Knit, probably in no small part because of the article that appeared in Canadian Living as a follow up to my March newsletter piece on knitting and depression.  I’d like to thank Canadian Living for … Continue reading

Upcoming Events, Fall Class Schedule,…

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Hello Sitchers! I have been quiet lately but like a duck in water, there’s been a lot going on.  We finally met Lisa Mutch of NBK and while I already knew from talking to her that she was AWESOME, she … Continue reading

New yarn, new AC, new camera, new artists at Pedestrian Sunday…

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Illimani CADENA – We welcome Illimani CADENA to Lettuce Knit in all colours.  This super chunky is unbelievably soft.  For much better pictures, check out Illimani‘s website.  Now the crazy thing is that I just bought a new camera — a Canon … Continue reading

Rhichard DeVrieze Superwash Merino Fingering

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For a limited time, we’re selling the Fingering for $15/skein instead of $17/skein for 225 yards.  Here’s a sampling of some of the fingering colours.                                                

Have I got a deal for you!!!

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Yesterday a few of us were at the shop talking about our most popular and asked about patterns. Without a doubt, our most popular pattern is the Color Affection by Veera Välimäki. The problem with the shawl is always picking colour … Continue reading

Long Weekend, Pedestrian Sunday & Pride

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I’m soooooo excited.  This weekend is a triple whammy — a long weekend, Pedestrian Sunday in Kensington Market, and Pride!!!  Here’s what’s going to happen at Lettuce Knit on Sunday, June 30th. Starting around noon on Sunday, Kensington Market will be … Continue reading

Lettuce Knit Blog

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Dearest Stitcher! Do you not love this new blog interface that our friend and client, Beata, created for us?  I personally love it and it will be such a nice change to the newsletter format.   Now since I’m mostly going … Continue reading