Never Enough Wool
26 Water Street,
Port Perry, ON
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
Shipping is available.
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Never Enough Wool
Lazy, hazy days of late summer. What could be better than enjoying a cold beverage in the back yard, at the cottage or in the comfort of your air conditioned...yarn shop! Of course, the thought of new projects starts creeping in..... What new fall yarns are coming? Which sweaters and accessories shall we make for **THAT** holiday? In short, what's new???
To start, we have the Wanderlust by Handmaiden Yarns.
(Let's be honest we can't quite let go of that summertime vibe).
It is a 65% silk, 35% linen blend that is just perfect for a summer
accessory or for that special person in your life that doesn't want
something woolie. Just remember that you must act quickly,
because this yarn flies out the door almost as soon as it arrives!
We have also received a restock of the Alpaculence by Rozetti Yarns. 400m of acrylic spiced up with alpaca and merino wool. What could be easier?
New colours of the Mille Colori by Lang have just arrived. That little beauty is 380m of wool and acrylic in equal portions, just waiting for someone special to knit into something warm and spectacular. Barb knitted up a cute little cropped cardi from just one ball. Be sure to stop by to see this one!
These past couple of days have been full of big plans here at the shop. We are busy creating some exciting classes and new challenges for the upcoming fall and winter season. If you have any special requests, now is the time to mention them.
A quick reminder that the Kitchener-Waterloo Knitter's Fair is coming soon (as in the Saturday, September 8) so that day will be a "Say Hi to Doug Day". The shop will be open, and you're welcome to drop by for a little knitting around the table and shopping. Doug is great at finding the right yarn, wool and needles. Just don't ask for more help than that!
Just to keep everyone in the know, A Canadian Afghan, eh is moving along nicely. Ask all of our knit-a-long participants to show off their finished squares. They are exceptional! This is an afghan designed to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday.
What's in our project bags right now? In addition to swatching for new projects, Barb is working her Lilliana afghan and a lace scarf. Carol has "Hey Teach" from Knitty.com on the go, as well as a pair of socks and a hat/cowl/mitten set, which will be perfect for **THAT** holiday.
Happy knitting and crocheting!
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
note that if you are
not able to finish your project in the allotted time, you are welcome
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
Crochet-Along - Have you fallen in love with Carol's Lilliana? Barb is still crocheting along on her version, and it is beautiful. Several ladies are also working along with her, and we can honestly say that there is not a single colourway we don't love. Friday's are designated as "Crochet Day", so don't be shy.
Knit-ALong – A Canadian Afghan Eh!
-- As a fitting end to Canada's 150th birthday year, we have decided to
knit this beautiful afghan. Constructed as blocks which are later
sewn together and then encircled with a maple leaf border, this is the
perfect "cottage" blanket. It will require 4600m of worsted
weight yarn. One of our knitters has finished three blocks
already! Barb is working on the centre square, the Mountie, and
enjoying herself thoroughly.
August -- Still playing catch-up with your knitting and crocheting? Drop by for a visit with us -- we are doing the same!
-- Breezy Daydream -- This
is a mistake-rib sweater with a round, fair-isle yoke. Knit in
the round from the bottom up, your sewing-up woes are a thing of the
past! This project requires worsted weight wool or cotton, so the
actual knitting will move along quickly. Cost for the
class: $25, plus materials cost of approximately $75. We
will start on September 4.
October -- Thrummed Mittens -- Get ready for those cold, cold winter months by knitting yourself a pair of thrummed mittens. These are wool mittens with unspun wool thrumming on the inside, and they will fit themselves perfectly around YOUR hands. We can't say enough good things about thrummed mittens. Cost for the class is $25, plus materials of approximately $25.
November -- Socks, glorious socks -- Barb
and Carol cannot stop talking about how wonderful hand-knit socks
are. In an effort to convert the world to the joy of hand-knit
socks, we offer sock classes pretty much once a year, and November is
it. Cost is $25, plus materials of approximately $25.
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.