December 2018

December is here, and Christmas will be here before you know it.  I can't quite believe it!  The days seem to go by faster and faster.  The rains are here again, but it doesn't bother me at all.  It gives me a chance to slow down, put a cup of tea on, and knit and stitch inside. I'm not ready for Christmas, are you?  Here are a few last minute ideas for your Christmas gift giving.



Lacy Boot Cuffs by Betsey Reed

Knit in HiKoo Simplinatural yarn.  A luxe blend of 40% Baby Alpaca, 40% Fine Merino and 20% Mulberry Silk.

 Takes just one ball, get the free pattern here:

McKenna, by Berroco

Knit these fingerless handwarmers with just one ball of Berroco's Alpaca Chunky or Berroco Vintage Chunky.

Camille by Allison Green

Face the winter in style with this lacy hat knit in Berroco's Skye yarn.  Takes just one ball of this soft, light yarn.

Get the free pattern here:

Concentrically Twisted Cowl by Chuck Milmesher

This simple cowl imeasures 33" x 18" and takes just one ball of the luxurious 100% baby alpaca Concentric yarn.
100% baby alpaca  440 yds, US8 (5mm) needles

Find this free pattern here:

 New Stitch Markers, handmade in BC
These are wonderful gifts for lace or sock knitters as the wires are fine and help prevent "ladders" in your knitting.


Do you want to make your own bookmarks?  This 16ct. banding comes in white, cream, grey, light blue, royal blue, light green, terracotta, and red.
5cm wide, 100cm long  $6.95

Ornament Cross Stitch Kits

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These santa ornament kits come with:  aida fabric, threads, lining, and cord for hanging.  All you need is some stuffing to finish the ornament.  $14.95
See more of these kits here:


Handcrafted Tools

These fine wooden tools are handcrafted and turned by one of the finest craftsmen on Vancouver Island.  The attention to detail is undeniable and the quality and beauty of the woods is amazing

Acorn Tape Measure

Beautiful tape measure that retracts by twisting the stem of the acorn.  I yard measure.  Available in Pacific Yew, Cocobolo Rosewood, and Birds Eye Maple.  $46.95

Needle Minders

Extra strong rare earth magnets will hold your needles or your scissors.  These needle minders are perfect for blunt tapestry needles.  Clip it to your project so your needles are always at hand.  Available in Pacific Yew, Laburnum, Cocobolo Rosewood and Birds Eye Maple.  $21.95 

Cocobolo Rosewood

Needlecase and Scissor Sets
Beautifully handcrafted wooden tool sets.  Needlecase with companion Scissor and Case.  $69.00


Birds Eye Maple

Pacific Yew


Bohin Medieval Scissors $28.95

Made in France, these high quality 3 1/2" embroidery scissors have a sharp edge and sharp tips.

Bohin Arabesque Scissors $29.95

Made in France, these high quality 3 1/2" embroidery scissors have a sharp edge and gilded handles.


We wish you all a Very Merry Christmas.  Enjoy the holidays, and all the very best for 2019!

Holiday Hours:
Christmas Eve Noon-4:00
Closed Christmas Day
Closed Boxing Day and New Years Day

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