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
The calendar tells us that November is upon us. Mother Nature seems to have found her groove and brought November weather – grey and dreary. Here at the shop, there’s nothing dreary to be found. We are so excited by the new yarns that have arrived and the many exciting projects that are being started and finished!
Did I mention new yarns? Why, yes I did. The first of our new arrivals was Winter Rainbow from Katia. This is a wool/acrylic long colour change yarn, perfect for shawls, scarves and garments. It is 200g/700m and the colours are delightful! Six in all, and Carol and Barb are arm wrestling to see who gets to make the sample.
Also new in the shop is a lovely fingering weight alpaca/silk blend from Bremont, called Victoria. The jewel tones are breathtaking, as only silk can do. At $9.00 for 200m, this gem will make some absolutely beautiful holiday gifts!
Seasons from Ella Rae is another new arrival at the shop. It is a colour-changing, worsted weight in a lovely wool/acrylic blend. Because it is a chained wool, the finished project will feel much lighter but still warm, than your standard worsted weight.
Finally, another gem from Katia is Melody. This is a lighter-than-air chained wool, with a lovely gradient effect. Of course, Katia has thoughtfully provided free pattern support – a one-ball project to be precise. Barb found a lovely one-ball project and made up a sample for those evenings when a chill breeze blows across her shoulders.
What is on our needles this month? Carol is working on a cabled shawl intended as a prayer shawl for a friend, made with Berroco Gingko, along with the Nymphaea shawl designed by Mindy Dykman. Also, the Lilliana afghan, made from Estelle Andean DK Heathers is progressing nicely. Barb is working on an Albina capelet and an ever-present pair of socks from Magic Kette and a second pair from Lizzy-Anne yarns.
Not to be a kill-joy, but don’t forget THAT holiday is rapidly approaching. Remember that we do not hold classes in December, so feel free to drop in on Tuesday evening for some uninterrupted knitting and crocheting time.
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.
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 5 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.
November - Thrummed Mittens! – Just in time for holiday gifting and cold weather activities, we will be teaching the art of creating warm, woolly thrummed mittens. Never have cold fingers again! Class begins November 7 at either 1:00pm or 7:00 pm. Cost: $25 plus 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.