December, 2016

  It is definitely December.  There is a chill in the air and we are expecting snow for a few days in Victoria.  It is just what we need to get us in the mood for a white Christmas!

Christmas is coming quickly and a lot of us are still madly finishing (or starting) some projects for gift giving.

I finally finished the Nymphaledeia Shawl by Melinda Vermeer.
I stitched it with Schoppel Zauberball,color 2082 and Zitron Trekking Sport, color 1474

Ceonothus Shawl from Berroco Booklet 363

Spun of silk and wool, and dip dyed in a range of vivid jewel tones, Artisan creates a tonal, tweedy, textured fabric with a luxurious hand.

see details and the color range here:

A few quick-knit projects to add to your gift giving list:

Paloma Cowl by Little Victoria Knits

Knit with Debbie Bliss Paloma, col. 42501
Quick and easy last minute project!

New Mini Color Packs of Sueno, by Hikoo

These color coordinated mini packs will inspire all kinds of knitting project ideas.

Includes 250g of yarn, 685 total yards,.  10 colors, each skein is 25grams.  80% Superwash Merino, 20% Viscose from Bamboo.  US3-5 needle, 5-6sts/inch

Jubilant Jewels

Nicely Neutral

Pleasantly Pale


Some new Hat books loaded with great projects:

The Ultimate Hat Book

Knit Beanies


Daylight Halo Table Magnifier

Finally a portable lamp and magnifier in one.  This stylish Daylight table magnifying lamp is lightweight with great clarity and magnification.  Wonderful for items that need close up attention to detail when working on projects. Three brightness levels give you great flexibility.  The Halo folds completely flat for storage or travel.

Naturalight Smart Lamp
The Smart Lamp is perfect when you need to enhance your lighting for crafts, needlework, or reading. Small, and slim, it features Daylight LED's with 2-step dimmer. Highly portable, with three ways to power: rechargeable batteries (included), plug in to your power supply, or use a USB cable.


The Drawn Thread has two new charts for December:

Christmas Baskets

Knit as a sampler, or as individual ornaments.
Each square is 41x41 stitches (2.75" square).
Chart: $13.95

Good Tidings

Stitched on 32ct. linen using silk threads.
Design size: 56 x 167 (3.5" x 10.44")
Chart: $13.95

We wish you all a Very Merry Christmas.  Enjoy the holidays, and all the very best for 2017!

Christmas Hours:
Christmas Eve 9:30-3:00
Closed Christmas Day
and Boxing Day

Happy Knitting and Stitching!

Want to learn a new knitting skill?  Check out our class listing here.

Keeping the chill off

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To November, 2016