January 2016


Happy New Year everyone.  It is a great time for making plans, re-grouping, reflecting on the year passed, and looking ahead.  Nothing inspires me more, or brings me back to the "present moment" than nature.  A rare Northern Saw-Whet Owl was spotted in Oak Bay a few months back.  They are gorgeous birds! 

We have had some chilly days, but no snow in town yet.  It is a great time for knitting some needed accessories. The designs below are a few classics to keep you warm and cozy this winter.

Berroco's Vintage Afghan
is a practical project made with Berroco's Vintage yarn.  It just makes you want to cuddle up and knit!.  Get the free pattern here:


Vintage Afghan by Norah Gaughn

Garter Cable Wristlets by Amy Loberg
Stylish and quick to knit, these wristlets will keep your hands warm while you go on with your day's activities. Knit in Classic Elite's Fresco yarn.

Find the pattern here:


Classic Family Hat by John Crane
  Knit this hat in a DK or Worsted yarn for everyone in the family!  This pattern has instructions for sizes ranging from child to adult XL (18" -24").  This classic hat is must have hat to keep the chill off this winter.


Classic Beanie

With Pomom
Find the pattern here:

Road Trip by Tin Can Knits
Paddle Mitts by Tin Can Knits
Use a DK weight in two colors to knit these mitts.  Individual pattern available in store, and also included in the Road Trip Collection Book (also available in store).

Stovetop Slouchy Hat
In the Tin Can Knits Book, "Road Trip"
Knit with a worsted or aran weight yarn and includes toddler, child, and adult sizing.

Cirrus Mitts by Anne Hanson

A great project for beginner lace knitting.  Knits up quickly and in two sizes with an openwork cuff and offset panel.  Knit in a DK weight yarn.  May we suggest Berroco's Vintage DK or Sublime's Baby Cashmerino Silk DK. Pattern and yarn available in store.



Zepher Cove Shawl by Rosemary Hill
This asymmetrical shawl fashioned after leaves and waves is perfect as a warm scarf or a shoulder wrap.
Knit in a fingering or sock weight yarn.
Pattern available in store.

Beautiful New Shawl Pins are here!

Lotus Garden Shawl Pin

Palace Pavillion Shawl Stick

Lotus Garden Shawl Stick

Indian City Shawl Stick

Palace Courtyard Shawl Pin

New from The Victoria Sampler

Winter Cottage
Winter Cottage depicts a beautiful, serene winter scene at the cottage as children enjoy the outdoors.
The design utilizes cross stitch and other embroidery stitches.

Stitched on 28ct. Smokey Pearl Cashel using silk and overdyed threads.  Design size 89 x 82 (6.4" x 5.9").
Accessory/thread pack available seperately.

Peacock Sampler
by The Victoria Sampler

Peacock Sampler stitched in beautiful shades of turquoise blue, cobalt, tan, black and gold, this sampler can be used as a totebag as well (directions for finishing into a tote included in the pattern).

Stitched on 28ct Clay Cashel Linen using silk and overdyed threads. 84 x 137 stitches (6" x 9.5").
Accessory/thread pack available seperately.

Classes are started up again for another term.  See what is coming up here Classes.

Lil keeping Cozy on a winter day
(heated bag and all!)

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To December 2015