Check out our newsletter this week, we’re talking about Sweater Weather!
Blog Posts by Odessa Reichel
This week we’ve got our fall class list and all the details on our final summer pop up.
Check out this week’s newsletter to see what’s up at the store including some fun events and knit alongs!
Saturday July 6th, Long Way Homestead is Manitoba’s only wool mill, and shepherdess Anna Hunter is coming to talk about what it means to be a sheep farmer and the process behind making yarn directly from the sheep. She’ll also be bringing a selection of beautiful yarns that come from her farm and mill. Come at 11:30 to hear Anna give a talk about her farm and different sheep breeds from fleece to yarn and all the steps in between! She’ll be talking about the different breeds and the fibres they make and how to best make use of their characteristics. It’s going to be a great talk! If you can’t make it for the talk, she’ll be here all day talking about her yarn and fibre which will be available for sale all day. Come meet Anna and learn about… Read more »
This week we have SO much going on! New Knit Alongs, some popups with local friends, new yarn and the last chance for sale Shawl Kits and up to 25% off sock yarn with Sockstravaganza.
Come participate in Wolseley Wool’s summer knit alongs every Tuesday this summer from 6-8 PM. A few of us here at the store have each picked a pattern so there is some KAL variety. As the summer goes on, we might add some new patterns to our KAL list so check back! Kicking off, Josh is knitting The Beauceron by Designs by Delz, a young Montrealer who is an up and coming designer. The unisex pullover features a slip stitch colour work yoke in a DK weight. He picked Estelle Andean DK Heathers that are knitting up nicely. Mona is knitting Beaubourg by Julie Knits in Paris, this rectangular wrap features brioche and slip stitch colour work to create a cozy worsted weight wrap. She’s using Uneek worsted weights yarns in a mix of solid and self striping yarns that… Read more »
Thursday June 27th, Mika Cavers of Terra Therapies is coming to give hand reflexology taster sessions. Mika is a RAC certified reflexologist who believes in whole body health and taking care of yourself, she practices foot, hand and face reflexology. As we all know knitting can cause some serious repetitive motion injuries or soreness. Mika joined us at our spring retreat this year and everyone loved it so much we thought it was time to bring her to the shop! Mika is coming to give 10$ / 15 minute taster sessions. At 1:30 she’s going to give a short talk about hand care and the importance of preventing injuries. The sign up sheet will be ready on Thursday, June 20th and you can call the store then to book your spot!
On Saturday, June 29th, Crystal, former employee of Wolseley Wool and creative genius, is coming back to share her amazing new project, Purl and Hank. Crystal has been practicing leather work since her time at Wolseley Wool and she’s ready to show what she’s got. Her focus is on making beautiful tools, notions, and accessories for knitting. She creates leather buttons, shawl belts, notion kits, and lots more. If you’re looking to meet Crystal and learn about her process come by at 11 while she demos some of her leather working skills. She’ll be around all day to answer questions and chat about the amazing products she makes. We’re very excited to have Crystal back in the shop even if its just for one day.
A sweater in 4 days? Challenge yourself with the 4 Day Sweater KAL! The Foxtrot pattern by Marie Greene is an easy to wear and (hopefully) quick to knit sweater. We’ll be hosting a Cast-On Party on Thursday, July 4th from 6-8 PM to get your needles fired up! We’ll have snacks and get ready to knit sweaters together. Come with any questions you have about the sweater, we’re here to help! The starter packet you can download once you’ve purchased your pattern also includes adjusted timelines for larger sizes. Just get a copy of the Foxtrot pattern on Ravelry and you’re ready to go! This sweater is knit using worsted weight yarn and we have lots of great yarns for this sweater in the store right now! Odessa picked out Berroco Pima 100 for a light summery sweater that… Read more »
We’re kicking off the summer with our first local maker trunk show! We’re so excited about some of the guests we have coming to the store this summer to share their craft with us. Scroll past the classes to get a peek at what else is coming up. Join us at the store next Saturday, June 22 to hang out with ash for the launch of their natural as practice dyeing ebook launch and trunk show! If you’re curious about natural dyes and craft practices you are not going to want to miss it. Ash will also have a trunk show with some new things they have. natural dyeing as practice ebook launch & trunk show when: saturday, june 22, 11am-3pm drinks and light refreshments provided. come join ash in celebrating the release of their new natural dyeing ebook, and browse new… Read more »