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Never Enough Wool
26 Water Street,

Port Perry, ON
L9L 1J1
905 985-0030

Hours:
Tue, Thur: 10:00am to 9:00pm
Wed, Fri: 10:00am to 6:00pm

Sat: 10:00am to 5:00pm
Other times: by chance or appointment

Knitting night Thursdays 7-9


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Never Enough Wool

NEWSLETTER

February 2018


February has arrived, bringing the promise of spring with its longer days and hints of sunshine. Though winter is still going strong, knitters and crocheters are browsing summer pattern ideas and waiting (im)patiently for the arrival of seasonal yarns.  Meanwhile, Carol is moaning about the lack of snow and cross-country ski opportunities.  Some people are just … different.


Curiosity yarnIn the meantime, we did receive Curiosity from King Cole.  This is a 100% acrylic colour-changing yarn in a DK-weight, perfect for little people and our folks who are allergic to wool.











Uneek yarnWool?  How about Uneek from Urth?  This is a 100% superwash wool in a fingering weight in a multitude of beautiful colours.  We have already had to place a reorder on this – it’s so nice to look at, pet, and work with.






If you are craving a little warmth but not a lot of weight, why not try Revolutions by Universal Yarns. It is a chunky weight mohair/alpaca/wool and acrylic blend with a long colour repeat. For inspiration, see Carol’s lovely Kaya Cropped Shrug. So fuzzy and soft! 






Books 3 and 8Just in time for spring babies we received two new pattern books from King Cole.   The first, titled Baby Book 8 by Sue Batley-Kyle, features DK-weight yarns and 29 patterns for both boys and girls.  The second, Aran Book 3 features 28 patterns for aran-weight yarns, again for both boys and girls.  The best thing is that both books offer sizes up to 7 years.


   


What’s in our knitting bags?  Barb is working a colour-work scarf and hat set using Katia Earth and the Lola Cowl using Trenzar by Louisa Harding, a sample for the April class.  Carol is working on Quilted Lattice Cowl and Linientreu, a sample for our March class, using Uneek Urth and Misti International  Hand-Painted Sock.



Happy knitting and crocheting!


 Classes:

We attempt to keep our class fees at the lowest possible rates.  In order to do so, we ask that our students purchase their supplies here at the shop.  In addition, we offer class discounts to our students.  Please note that if you are not able to finish your project in the allotted time, you are welcome to continue attending the lesson times until you are finished.  

You must register for your class before class time.  Class times are generally Tuesday afternoon from 1-3:00 pm and Tuesday evening 7-9:00 pm.  Other times may be arranged to suit, but we will strive to hold classes primarily on Tuesdays.   Drop-in knitters are always welcome, space allowing.


Crochet-Along -  Practice a multitude of crochet stitches by working the Lilliana crocheted afghan.  This is a free pattern, with sections released on a weekly basis. 

Knit-ALong –  Always wanted to learn lace knitting, but were too nervous to go it alone?  We have the answer.  Michelle Hunter has produced Building Blocks:  Lace.  The end project is a lovely lace scarf, featuring 12 different lace techniques.  We will begin in February ….Cost:  $20 for the book and estimated materials cost $50 to $100.


February – Socks - Top Down - Learn to knit socks, starting at the cuff and progressing towards the toes.  Socks are a great travel project, perfect for doctor’s offices, etc.  Class starts on February 6 and continue through the month.  Cost:  $25 plus estimated materials cost of $25.

March – Linientreu Shawl - This absolutely lovely shawl uses a combination of techniques.  It starts with working in the round and picking up stitches, changing colours, AND short rows.  Fortunately, you aren’t doing more than one or two techniques at a time.  The designer suggests this pattern is perfect for those lovely hand-paint yarns that you can’t resist, but then don’t know what to use them for!   Class starts March 6 and continues through the month.   Cost:  $25 for class, approximately $5.50 for the pattern, and  $20-50 for materials.

April - Fisherman Rib - Lola Cowl - Learn to work Fisherman’s Rib in this lovely multi-colour, unisex cowl.  This project requires four colours of worsted weight yarn.  Cost:  $25 plus materials, approximately $25-40. 



Continuing Events:

Sit ‘n Stitch:  Every Wednesday afternoon, from 1 until 3.  Bring your latest project and join us for some stitching, questions answered, tea, and lots of laughter.  Everyone is welcome!  

Saturday Stitching:  Every Saturday, from 2 until 4.  What better way to spend a Saturday afternoon than with friends both new and old, some handwork, and some tea?  

Knitting Night:  Every Thursday, from 7 until 9.  Although it’s called Knitting Night, crocheters are encouraged and welcomed.  There is plenty of friendship, tea, and yummy goodies for all.