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
Pumpkin pie! Pumpkin spice lattes! Pumpkin spice cardigans… something tells me that October has arrived. Let me assure you all that I give thanks for warm wool at this time of the year. I know that each one of you gives thanks for the same… I mean… gives thanks for the important things in your life, too!
As to the new and exciting, we have received Gala by Comfort Wolle. It is 80% wool, 20% acrylic worsted weight … just perfect for a shrug or a stylish poncho. Free patterns requiring only one skein of wool are available to inspire.
Dipinto by Lang is a fingering weight long colour repeat wool/acrylic blend. This beautiful yarn can be used for shawls, mitts and hats. If you need pattern ideas, Lang has produced a pattern book that features this delightful yarn.
Albina by KFI Yarns is a fur look-alike with 350m of soft, soft goodness. Think trim on your ponchos, hats or mitts. Think warm, soft scarves. Think shawls…. Currently, we have a black/grey mix but more colours are a definite possibility.
King Cole has Cuddles Chunky which is 125m of boucle softness. This beauty could make baby bunting bags, teddy bears or other cuddly toys. It could also become a child’s favourite scarf. The possibilities for Christmas gifting are endless and fun!
Lastly, we have 4 colours of Piturissimo by Louisa Harding. This yarn is the worsted weight big brother to Piturra (also by Louisa Harding). 75% wool/25% viscose, 125m of colourful playtime. I think it calls us to make mitts
or hats. What about you?
Carol’s needles have a Floats cowl in the Stargazer by Juniper Moon and she has started the Lilliana blanket (below left) crochet along. Barb is busy making the Cabled Cardigan (below right) for our October class in the Ultra Pima by Cascade Yarns. Also on Barb’s needles is the Winter's Chill cowl from the new Holiday Knits from Interweave (available for purchase here). This pretty piece of colourwork is being made with the Extra Fine Merino Worsted by Sublime. (Soft and squishy and beautiful).
Friendly reminder time… ** That** Holiday is rapidly approaching so start knitting and crocheting SOON!
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.
Knit-A-Long – Crazed Scandinavian Cowl – check out this beauty on Ravelry! It is a jaw-dropping two colour cowl, worked with light-weight wool, and is stunning. The cowl is worked as a tube so that all your colourwork is done on the knit side (what an advantage!), and then the ends joined seamlessly.
October Knitting – Cabled Cardigan – This
is a masterwork class in cables. The classic lines of this dk weight
cardi are set off with a panel of cables at each lapel and a panel down
the back. This would be my recommendation for a perfect gift to
yourself in honour of all the hard work you do! Class starts October 3
at either 1:00 or 7:00 pm. Cost: $25 plus materials.
October Crochet – Bed Head Slouchy Hat – This easy hat is crocheted in one piece and uses increases and decreases to accomplish it’s shape. It is both practical and warm. Class begins Friday, October 6th at 10:00 am. Classes are $25 plus materials.
November – Thrummed Mittens! – Just
in time for holiday gifting and cold weather activities, we will be
teaching the art of creating warm, wooly 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 1:00pm or 7:00 pm. Cost:
Only a smile!
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.