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Ready to Rest

We’ve been in town a lot this week, finishing up our long lists. Here’s a question we’ve heard asked many times this week: “Are you all ready for Christmas?”   The person who asks that question is usually referring to the endless things to do and buy, cook and wrap and clean. But we like to think of it a bit differently: we like to think of Christmas – and solstice and Hanukkah and all the beautiful midwinter celebrations – as a few restful moments of badly-needed stillness in the midst of the distracted, exhausted (and exhilarating) year. It’s the...

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Carefully Curated Christmas

The Magic of One Good Thing  Black Friday! Cyber Monday! Boxing Day! January Clearance!   This time of year is all about stuff. But we knitters are creative, thoughtful people who practice a craft that is the antidote to mass production. We're glad that you’re all out there, in the midst of the craziness, planning projects that will take an investment of time and care to complete, and will be a lasting memento of your skill and thoughtfulness. Everything we bring into our lives needs to compete for the same small space, and what we want can easily overrule our good sense and...

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If you're a neighbour of ours...

If you’re a neighbour of ours, you know that Vancouver Island has been spoiled with a couple of weeks of sterling autumn weather. The sun was bright every day, and mornings had that snap of cold that makes you grateful for sheep. But in the last few days we've woken to a world cloaked with clinging fog, gathering to a chilly rain… and we've pulled on our cowls and mittens before opening our front doors. (For a quick pair of front-door mittens, we recommend one skein of Mecha and Tin Can’s free pattern.) Did you know that October is Slow Fashion month? All of you lovely knitters are...

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October Has Arrived!

October has arrived! For so many of us, it’s a favourite month: on the clear days, it gives one last burst of colour and warmth...

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September Already!

For many people, September is a fresh start. We get a little nostalgic as we watch the neighbourhood kids set out for school, ready for the big day. The garden is finishing in a burst of colour and harvest, and autumn plans are in the making.  In keeping with the learning spirit of September, our classes begin this month. “Range” is full, but there is still room in “Knittin’ A Mitten”, beginning September 17 at 5:30. Come see the samples in our studio, if you want a preview! These cozy mittens can be knit in any gauge and size: we plan to...

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