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
Have you heard the birds singing? Seen a robin yet? Watched the ice on the lake change? These are all sure signs of spring, along with the arrival of spring and summer yarns. Barb and Carol have "tossed the store" and made room for these little beauties.
What spring and summer yarns are we bringing back? Firstly, there is Batiko Sun from Schachenmayr.
This is a ribbon-like cotton yarn, knit at a worsted weight. We
have a pattern book with some really nice summer tops - so nice that
Carol has already knit one!
Also back on the shelf is Jaipur from Katia. This is a lace-weight cotton with beautful long colour repeats. Perfect for summer shawls.
Speaking of lace-weight cotton, have you seen the Schachenmayr Tahiti? All those pretty colours, and there are patterns as well.
Brand new yarn for summer is Unity from Fibra Natura. This is a dk-weight yarn made of cotton, linen, bamboo and a bit of wool. Available in 8 solids and 3 coordinating mixed colours, this could become your favourite summer project.
King Cole Cottonsoft Crush now comes in five new colours to go along with the seven from last year.
Also pulled back onto the shelves for the summer is the Nako Fiore, a fingering-weight cotton/linen/bamboo blend that is super soft. Carol is working on a beautiful summer top in this yarn. We can't wait for it to be done!
Last but not least, our summer yarns include Tropicalia from Diamond Luxury. This is another dk-weight yarn made from cotton and viscose. Again, this is a perfect yarn for summer tops.
Be sure to mark your calendars. Saturday, April 28, is "SAY HI TO DOUG" day. Carol and Barb will be off conducting market research at the Knitters Folic at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre. The show is open to one and all, and opens at 9:00 am. The admission is $8 (cash only) and offers the opportunity to look at yarns and wools from a multitude of yarn stores.
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? Would you like to create your very own? Join us on Fridays, beginning April 6, and work along with Barb as she leads this crochet-along.
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. If you need to, order soon so that it will be ready
to start on the first Tuesday of July!
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.
May - Sandy Springs Summer Tee - This is a lovely little lace t-shirt worked in a dk-weight summer yarn. There is a bit of easy lace work, sleeves cast on and incorporated into the pattern, and a round yoke just to keep things interesting. We will start May 1, and continue through the month. Cost: $25, plus materials cost of approximately $40 and up.
June - Butterfly/Papillon Shawl - Looking for a stunning shawl to throw around your shoulders? This is the one for you! It features short rows and two colours of wool -- but only one colour at a time. Starting June 5. Cost: $25 plus materials of approximately $60.
July - Catch
your breath and enjoy the summer! We don't officially teach a
class in July, but our class times remain available for our crafters to
finish up projects and ask questions.
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.