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NEW Floss & Rock Knitting Dolls

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Floss & Rock Knitting Dolls

Floss & Rock knitting dolls are a great way to keep kids busy and help them develop their fine motor skills. They also make great little gifts! Each doll comes in a pretty box with a mini knitting needle, 6 colours of yarn and instructions. Made of painted wood, ages 6+. Great for use with WorstedDK and Sport weight yarns.

Great yarns for use with knitting dolls:

 

 

NEW Gleener Fuzz Removers!

Gleener Fuzz Removers are a safe and easy way to remove pilling from your sweaters, plus they make a great gift for ANYONE. They make an awesome holiday gift – I know one will make it;s way into my family’s holiday gift exchange.

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Gleener Ultimate Fuzz Remover

Save Your Faves! Restore your wardrobe and other treasured textiles with the 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. Colour is Slate Blue.

3 Fabric-Safe Edges

Each carefully designed edge targets a different kind of fuzz ball — from big and bulky to medium and super fine — reviving natural fibers, synthetics and blends.
  • Edge #1: Ideal for big & bulky pills like those found on heavy woolens, blends and synthetics.
  • Edge #2: Best for medium pilling like those found on cashmere, merino and finer wools. It also works great on fleece.
  • Edge #3: Revitalizes your summer knits, t-shirts, silk blends and ultra delicates by removing fine pills.
  • Did we mention that these are interchangeable with the Gleener On the Go?

Built-in Lint Brush

The Gleener Ultimate Fuzz Remover is 2 clever products in one. The integrated lint brush picks up pet hair in a flash, dusts away dandruff and can be used to beautifully finish any de-pilling job.

Ergonomic Design

The Ultimate Fuzz Remover’s ergonomic handle with a soft over moulded grip, makes de-fuzzing a cinch. A strategically placed Quick Release Button lets you easily swap edges between projects.

Ready When You Are

Battery-free and easily portable thanks to the included travel pouch, you have all the tools necessary to save any fave.
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Gleener On The Go Travel Fuzz Remover

Tackle Fuzz On The Fly!

Smaller than a glasses case, this travel fuzz remover is compact enough to take anywhere that last minute wardrobe touch-ups are needed. 3 fabric-safe edges eliminate pilling while a built-in lint brush dusts away pet hair and dandruff. Keep one in your purse, car, briefcase or desk drawer.

3 Fabric-Safe Edges

Each carefully designed edge targets a different kind of fuzz ball — from big and bulky to medium and super fine — reviving natural fibers, synthetics and blends.

  • Edge #1: Ideal for big & bulky pills like those found on heavy woolens, blends and synthetics.
  • Edge #2: Best for medium pilling like those found on cashmere, merino and finer wools. It also works great on fleece.
  • Edge #3: Revitalizes your summer knits, t-shirts, silk blends and ultra delicates by removing fine pills.
  • Did we mention that these are fully interchangeable with the Gleener Ultimate Fuzz Remover?

Convenient Lint Brush

The Gleener® On the Go™ is 2 clever products in one. The integrated lint brush picks up pesky pet hair in a flash, dusts away dandruff and can be used to beautifully finish any de-pilling job.

Travel-Friendly Design

This pint-sized fuzz remover is smaller than a glasses case and ready for travel. It fits in pockets, purses, glove compartments and carry-on luggage. It’s also ingeniously designed to store the interchangeable edges inside, along with quick Gleening instructions. Bon voyage!

Ready When You Are

Battery-free and easily portable thanks to its compact design, you have all the tools necessary to save any fave.
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RESTOCKED Mini Notions & Needles

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Polkadot Embroidery Scissors

These popular little cutting implements are back! They’re adorable, sturdy, and easy to use (3.5″.9cm long). They also match our Polkadot Tape Measures.

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Soak Minis

Soak is a super easy, eco-friendly, no-rinse wash for hand or machine washing delicates, from lingerie to cashmere. Soak products are manufactured in Toronto Canada and are available in an assortment of fresh fragrances plus Scentless (for your sensitive side).   Each Mini Soak pack is 5ml, enough for a single use.

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Chiaogoo 12″ Circular Needles

12″ circular needles are great for working in the round on small things that normally requires double pointed needles; socks, legwarmers, sleeves, etc.

ChiaoGoo Red Lace Circular Knitting Needles are a premium line of stainless steel circulars. They feature a flexible, multi-strand, nylon-coated, steel cable allowing for your yarn to slide right over. The tips and joins are precisely machined.

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KNIT HACK

Knit Hack DPN Tube

Today I offer up two simple little hacks to make your sock knitting go smoothly. If you are already familiar with them, I acknowledge your wisdom.

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SOCK HACK no.1: DPN Tubes

Socks are great projects because they are small and portable, but if you use DPNs (double pointed needles) the portability decreases. These pointy little sticks are vulnerable; they bump around in transit, poke holes in your project bag, and can slide out of the live stitches, and god forbid break.

Not to worry, you don’t have to give up your DPNs, but you might be interested in investing in a set of DPN Tubes. They’re light, cheap, and easy to use. Each set comes with 3 tubes: two with slits (presumably one for each sock) and one that is solid that holds your sock needles. They look like old fashioned cigar tubes, but with notches down the side.

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How they Work

1. Each tube has an inside piece and an outside piece. Each piece has a long notch cut down one side.

2. Fold up your work so the needles are all parallel. Slide the work in the inner tube, the fabric hands down through the notch.

3. Push the work all the way down to the end of the notch, or as far as it will go.

4. Slide the outer tube oner the inner tube, lining the notches up.

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Your work and needles will be secured inside the tubes and will be safe in your bag.

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SOCK HACK no.2: Calabash Markers

Knit Hack Stitch Markers

The Calabash

I swear by locking stitch markers, they’re my absolute favourite knitting gadget, and I have crates and crates of the Clover Locking Markers (353) in my notions pouch. But micro yarns require micro markers. The only problem is that regular safety pins get caught in knit stitches.

Enter the Calabash Pin – made for sewing but perfect for knitting, these little pins have neither a coil at the tail nor a notch at the head, so they are much less likely to get caught in your work and botch it all up. YAY!

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Mark Your Increases

But that’s not all folks! Sure markers are useful when knitting lace or cables, but vanilla socks can benefit too. Whenever I’m working on something that involves increase or decreases I place a locking marker (or in this case a Calabash Pin) *in* the stitch, as soon as I make it.

Benefits

  • Easily count rows between increases/decreases.
  • Easily figure out how many rows have been work since the last increase/decrease.
  • Having a visual reference is much more reliable than taking notes, especially if you forget to make a note/can’t read your own handwriting/forget where you are in the pattern.
  • Easily duplicate increases/decreases on your second sock, sleeve, gauntlet, legwarmer, etc.
  • Calabash Pins are cheap.

Deficits

  • You’ll see your LYS staff much less because you won’t be going in all the time to ask for help to figure out the last time you made an increase/decrease.
  • You’ll have fewer (legitimate) reasons to complain about botching your work.
  • You’ll want to find a special place to store your Calaabash Pins, like a little pouch or a notions box (file under “first world knitting problems”).

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Awesome Newbies in Store!

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Nancy’s Knit Knacks is the Cadillac of Ball Winders. It is the world’s leading commercial quality ball winder. It is a heavy duty unit made from wood with top quality steel components, which is used manually, but can be upgraded to an electrical unit (with the NKK power base).  Whether you are very good at breaking ball winders, or just want a sexy piece of knitterly equipment, this is the tool for you.

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Felt Storage Bins

A good sized basket or bin is a necessity for every knitter or crocheter to keep order.

  • Synthetic felt
  • 32cm x 33 cm x 35cm

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Felt Tote Project bags

These little totes are the perfect size for carrying your project in style. Made from synthetic felt, they have a flat gusseted base, and stand on their own. They won’t be around for long, so get one while they last!

  • Velcro Closure
  • 10 cm deep x 37 cm wide x 37 cm high (4″ x 14.5″ x 14″)

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Nancys Knit Knacks WPI tool

Wraps Per Inch (WPI) Tool

A Wraps Per Inch (WPI) tool is a very handy device for measuring the thickness of your yarn. If you have unlabelled mystery yarn in your stash, you may find these little gadgets very, very helpful. The WPI tool also comes with a laminated conversion chart which includes instructions on using the tool plus reference data for interpreting the WPI.

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Folding Scissors BLOG

Folding Scissors

Compact Folding Scissors are a must for any notions pouch.

  • Stainless steel blades, plastic grip (makes them a bit lighter)
  • Folded length 13.2cm
  • Unfolded length: 8.9cm

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NEW Fruity Mini Zipper Pouches

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Fruity Mini Zipper Pouches

These cool little pouches/purses hold your precious little notions that always seem to escape (tapestry needles, mini-scissors, stitch markers, point protectors, etc).

  • 12cm wide x 10.5cm high (5″W x 4.25″ H)
  • fully lined
  • slightly plush
  • zipper closure
  • polyester

 

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Restocked: Polkadot Scissors

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Polkadot Embroidery Scissors

These popular little cutting implements are back! They’re adorable, sturdy, and easy to use (3.5″.9cm long). They also match our Polkadot Tape Measures.

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