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Lopi Blankets Pre-Order

I know it’s a bit warm to start thinking about wool blankets, holiday gifts, and etc, but we have to place our our by the end of August … just think of a beautiful, chilly holiday season, curling up and sharing down-time with the people you love.

Lopi Blankets

Lopi blankets are gorgeous, ready-made heirloom pieces for your home, chalet or cottage. Comparable to the Canadian HBC blanket, Lopi Blankets are true statement pieces. They’re perfect in the living room, or at the end of the bed, and also make beautiful gifts. Made of Icelandic wool, they are extremely durable, lightweight, breathable and warm. The fabric is additionally combed after weaving to make it soft. The blankets come in various patterns and all are reversible. Please note, these are ready-made blankets, they are not a knitting kit.

  • Size ranges from 51″ x 71″ to 51″ x 79″
  • Five different styles available
  • Reversible
  • Machine wash gentle/cold with delicate wash, air dry
  • Made in Iceland

Pre-Orders

We are accepting pre-orders until the end of August and will ship in in October 2019 (exact date will depend on when we receive our order). We will only be ordering these blankets once this year, and will only be filling pre-orders, so be sure to place your order if you want one! Since this is a pre-order we’ll throw in a discount too!

The Wool
Icelandic wool has historically been crucial to the survival of the nation as it provided both warmth and protection throughout centuries of harsh weather. It is also quite unique compared to the wool of other sheep breeds. The inner fibres are fine, soft and highly insulating while the outer fibres are long, glossy and water repellent. Therefore products made of Icelandic wool are extremely durable, lightweight and breathable.

The Manufacturer
Ístex Ltd. is the main wool manufacturer in Iceland, with over a century of wool tradition behind their products. They create wool blankets, with narrative threads that weave together a modern sensibility of style, the artistic inspiration of a dramatic landscape and the unique quality of Icelandic yarn.

Spring Storage + Cute Bags, Gleeners

It’s Time to Store Your Woollens!

Yup, it’s May, and you can officially put all your woollens away for the season!!! I’ve written a lot about this in the past, so instead of reinventing the wheel, I’m just going to gently nudge you to read our CARE AND MAINTENANCE INFO. A quick summary of the salient points:

SWET Bags from Gleener

Last week at the Knitter’s Frolic (a local show hosted by the Toronto Knitting Guild) we sold out of all of our adorable project bags from Gleener, and they have graciously and quickly restocked them!

Gleener Swet Bags make perfect project bags, but they’re so much more. They’re designed to keep odours, wetness and messed contained. The zipper and lining are both waterproof, so they also make a great travel companion to the gym, swimming or beyond. Keep your projects safe, clean and dry anywhere you go! They come in two sizes, the medium is great for regular projects, and the larger is perfect for large sweaters and blankets (I also use it for my swimming gear, as do my niece and nephew).

  • Medium: 10.5″ x 14″
  • Large: 16″ x 21″ (fits a large sweater or a blanket project)
  • Machine wash in cold water, flip it inside out and hang it up to line dry overnight.

Gleener (Full Size)

While you are cleaning your knits, you might as well de-pill them and get them ready for the fall with a Gleener® Ultimate Fuzz Remover™. This award winning fabric de-piller and lint brush combo safely removes fuzz balls, lint and pet hair from even the finest of fabrics. Yes, it really works, I have one at the ready in my closet. Plus, it’s a Canadian company! READ MORE HERE!

Gleener (Travel Size)

Gleeners are also available in a compact travel size, which is super handy if your carry-on luggage is frequently in use (Gleeners work on all fabrics, not just knitwear, so it;s great for cleaning up suits & such).

Yarn Bowls

Mango Wood Yarn Bowls

Better late than never, look what just showed up I the mail – the prettiest yarn bow on the block! Yarn bowls are a great way to hold your yarn while you’re working on a project. These yarn bowls are made of mango wood, so they’re sturdier and lighter than their ceramic cousins. They won’t snag or imprison your yarn in the carved swirl, so you can access your project at any time. They’re heavy enough to stay in place while you’re working but light enough that you can bring it with you to knit night.

  •  Size: 6″/15 cm wide x 3″/7 cm high 
  • Weight: 300g 
  • Colour: dark brown
  • Material: Mango Wood
  • Made in India

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NEW DellaQ Yarn Caddies & Bowls

DellaQ’s Yarn Caddies and Bowls are a lot like their brilliant needle cases – beautiful, well made, and extremely useful. They’re specially designed to hold and care for your needlework. They’re also ethically made in Vietnam under Della’s own watchful eye, which goes a long way to ensure the high quality of the product. As you can see, we really believe in these products!

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DellaQ Cleo Yarn Caddy (Medium Bag)

DellaQ’s Cleo Yarn Caddy is a great way to stash and transport your small and medium-sized knitting and crochet projects. Cleo stands on her own with pockets, pockets, pockets – four on the outside and two on the inside. She won’t let you down and fall over. The Cleo Yarn Caddy is perfect for medium size projects or a bunch of small ones. The inside includes a zip pocket and an open pocket for smaller tools.

  • Width: 8 inches
  • Height: 12.5 inches
  • Machine wash delicate, air dry

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DellaQ Tess Yarn Caddy (Large Bag)

DellaQ’s Tess Yarn Caddy is all the knitting bag you’ll ever need! It’s a large bag designed to hold and carry your projects, and it’s big enough for a sweater or blanket project. Tess stands on her own with pockets, pockets, pockets – four on the outside and two on the inside. Plus Tess stands up, and won’t let you down and fall over. The inside includes a zip pocket and an open pocket for smaller tools.

  • Width: 12″
  • Height: 14″
  • Machine wash delicate, air dry

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NEW DellaQ Soft Yarn Bowls

Finally, a yarn bowl that can travel with you and won’t break! DellaQ’s fabric bowls are stiff enough to hold your work, yet soft enough to collapse for storage when not in use.  The top band unfolds to increase the bowl size.  Accented with detailed stitching.

  • Folded: 6″ h x 6″ w
  • Unfolded: 8.5″ h x 6″ w

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NEW DellaQ Needle Cases

DellaQ makes some of the best needle cases we’ve ever found, and we think they’re definitely the best that are currently on the market. Della’s products are well thought out, high quality, and have been tested and used by knitters and crocheters for over a decade and a half – they’re made to be beautiful, to be used, to be useful, and to last. They organize your needles in a compact, portable solution that’s easy to put away, but also easy to take out and use. They’re also ethically made in Vietnam under Della’s own watchful eye, which goes a long way to ensure the high quality of the product. As you can see, we really believe in these products – I personally have at least 4 of her needle cases!

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DellaQ “The Que” Circular Needle Case

For those who don’t know about DellaQ’s circular needle cases, let’s just say they rock, and “The Que” circular needle case is one of our longstanding favourites (actually, it’s the best solution we’ve found so far)! It includes twelve numbered pockets. Did you catch that? Numbered. For those who need directions, put the size 6 needle in the size 6 pocket. You can even store more than one set in each pocket. The security flap on each pocket can be folded over the top or tucked in like an envelope. Includes a small zip pocket behind the sixth pocket for storing notions or an emergency piece of chocolate. This case is an excellent gift for anyone with a burgeoning collection of circular knitting needles!

 

  • Twelve numbered pockets
  • Secure flap on each pocket to hold needles
  • US Numbers: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 10.5, 11, 13, 15
  • Metric Numbers: 3.25, 3.5, 3.75, 4, 4.5, 5, 5.5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
  • Closed: 8.5″ w x 8.5″ h Open: 18.5″ x 8.5″

 

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DellaQ Combo Needle Case

Haven’t made the decision yet whether you like straights, circulars or double points? Maybe you like them all and want them in one case. This tri-fold case includes nine pockets in the centre for circulars. The outer flaps hold 18 straights and/or double points. We know this is a common design, but our case holds more than most cases and it is far prettier! The case is tall enough for those needles that insist on being a bit too tall to fit in any other case. There are no numbers like many of our other cases so you’ll need to be a little bit organized or keep a needle gauge in the case. Oh, right, there is also a zip pocket for stitch markers or a piece of chocolate. Fold it up and tie it in a bow (refer to your mother for bow tying instructions).

  • Eighteen unnumbered pockets for straights and double points
  • Nine unnumbered pockets for circulars
  • Includes numbered tabs for customization
  • Open: 14.5″ w x 15″ h Closed: 15.5″ x 6″
  • Taffeta silk and Poly Silk

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DellaQ Double Point Roll

It’s time to organize your double pointed needles and store them in something other than those plastic sleeves or “ahem” your special needle drawer. DellaQ’s DPN roll is the best solution we’ve found, and we swear by it for our own personal needle collections!

  • Two rows of fourteen numbered pockets, two unnumbered
  • Accommodates DPN’s up to 8″ in length
  • US Numbers: 0, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 10.5
  • Metric Numbers: 2, 2.25, 2.5, 2.75, 3, 3.25, 3.5, 3.75, 4, 4.5, 5, 5.5, 6, 6.5
  • Closed: 10.25″ h. Open: 16″ w x 10.25″ h.
  • Cotton

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NEW DellaQ Project Bags

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DellaQ Large Project Bags

You put a lot of work into your knits, so treat your projects with the love and respect they deserve and store your work-in-progress in this fabulous cotton project bag? An interior pocket holds small notions, and the easy slide drawstring makes opening and closing a snap. These bags are large enough to carry a sweater or small blanket. They make a great gift for any yarn enthusiast or consider using the bag as a gift bag when you are finished with your project.

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NEW Needle Licious Kits

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Needle Licious Crochet Bunny Kit

Crochet your own funny bunny! This is a complete crochet kit including step-by-step instructions. Kit makes 1 toy.

Kit Includes:

  • acrylic yarn
  • felt, safety eyes
  • fiberfill
  • 3mm crochet hook
  • darning needle
  • instruction sheet.

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Needle Licious Crochet Monkey Kit

Crochet your own funny monkey! This is a complete crochet kit including step-by-step instructions. Kit makes 1 toy.

Kit Includes:

  • acrylic yarn
  • felt, safety eyes
  • fiberfill
  • 3mm crochet hook
  • darning needle
  • instruction sheet

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Needle Licious Crochet Monster Kit

Crochet your own funny monster! This is a complete crochet kit including step-by-step instructions. Kit makes 1 toy.

Kit Includes:

  • acrylic yarn
  • felt
  • safety eyes
  • fiberfill
  • 3mm crochet hook
  • darning needle
  • instruction sheet

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Needle Licious Coin Purse Sewing Kit

Sew your own adorable monster coin purse! This is a complete kit including step-by-step instructions. Kit makes one 12cm coin purse.

Kit Includes:

  •  Fabric
  • Felt
  • fusible fleece
  • fusible interfacing
  • zipper
  • buttons
  • ribbon
  • embroidery thread
  • instructions

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