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.
Contact us for details.
Never Enough Wool
Welcome to the happiest, most frenzied month of the year. Cookies and treats are baking, shopping is happening, and we crafters are crafting madly. Looking for a quiet time, away from dirty dishes, laundry and families demanding attention? Every Tuesday and Thursday evening, here at the shop, we can provide just that – peace and quiet and time to work on your holiday gift projects.
We can also provide some distractions, of course. We have received a shipment of a truly delightful wool, named Fourteeen from Juniper Moon Farms.
This wool is a blend of 14-micron wool (the finest and highest quality
wool) and cashmere. It is SO soft and squishable.
Like sock knitting? We have received a restock of sock yarn sets from Lizzie-Anne Yarns.
These are hand-painted yarns locally produced in Leaskdale. The
colours are delightful, as are the names. How could you resist a
yarn named “Peanut Butter and Jelly” I ask you!
James Brett sent us some
delightful Fairy Cakes,
which are the perfect size and texture to make baby blankets. In
fact, there is a free pattern on the ball band! Baby is sure to
love this blanket.
Also from James Brett is Harmony Chunky. This is a self-patterning chunky yarn that is perfect for all those folks in your life that are too hot to wear wool, but need a sweater. It is a blend of acrylic and cotton, with fabulous colours.
Finally, from Schoppel, we received Zauberball Cotton and Jeans. The cotton yarn (at right) is a lace-weight in the oh-so-delightful colourways of Zauberball sock yarn – perfect for shawls and scarves. And Jeans (below) is the perfect fiber for socks – in multi-toned colourways. Shades of blue. Shades of green. Shades of brown. We can’t decide which one
to start first!
What is on our needles this month? We probably shouldn’t say, since some of them are gifts. Non-gift items include Linen-stitch scarf from left-over sock yarns, a vest made from Cascade Peruvian Tones, a JayJay eyelet shawl made in the Katia Degrade Cake and an ever-present pair of socks. What are you working on?
Please note that the store will be closed on Tuesday, December 26. Barb and Carol will be recovering from an abundance of good food and family.
Barb and Carol wish everyone a safe and fun holiday month.
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 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. Carol and Leeanne are finishing up Section 8 at the moment, and both afghans are beautiful.
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 materials.
December - Time to Catch Up! - With the holiday looming large and everyone feeling stressed, we will once again host evening knit & crochet times so that you may craft without fear of interruption from children, husbands, dogs, cats, parents, or chores. Tuesdays at 1:00 pm or 7:00 pm. Cost: Only a smile!
January – Linen Stitch Scarf – Wondering what to do with all those left-over bits from your sock projects? We have the perfect answer - this linen stitch scarf. Classes start January 9 and continue through the month, for both afternoons and evenings. Cost: $25 plus materials (if needed).
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 materials.
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.