Cafe. Yarn. Friends

1162 Queen St. E. Toronto, ON. M4M 1L4
416 463 1162





  December 2014



November 15th was our 7th Anniversary!...


What a heart warming day it was! Thanks to all of you who came out to celebrate and join us for our Purple Sale and those delectable purple icing'd mini cakes!


Speaking of great... we raised $205 plus 1.5 large jars of pennies (still to be counted), and a large, and very full car load of food for The Toronto Daily Bread Food Bank!  Thank you all so much for participating!



And a big Congrats to all the raffle winners! Our suppliers went all out this year with donation of some truly wonderful prizes, bags and yarn kits, books, and even a Rosewood interchangeable Needle set!



there are more photos here...



    Carpino Wrap Up ...

    Our Carpino KAL has come to a close and we would like to congratulate Jen on winning the $100 Purple Purl Gift Certificate for powering through and finishing her sweater in time for the Photo Shoot date this past Sunday!

    We had 6 fully finished sweaters and lots of us are still knitting... ahh yes, Fine weight yarns can take a little bit of time... But be sure to check out the photos as encouragement to finish! There were some really cool modifications to the pattern to see!

    You can peruse the Ravelry projects for this KAL here.

    And we have popped up an Album of pictures from Sunday's sweater show off!




Pre-Boxing-Day Boxing Day Sale...

ooops, we are doing it again...

Sunday, December 21st only!

We are clearing out the comfy chairs for the day
to make way for yummy sales! 

Doors will be open 10am-5pm

Our regular line-up of in-stock Yarns, Books, Needles and Accessories will be

a festive 20% off regular prices!

... PLUS a little elf told me there may be door crasher sales
at even steeper discounts!!! 

And just in time to pick up last minute gifts for your favourite stitcher
(and yes... you count!)


Please note that while you will not be able to redeem your Purly Points on the sale day, you will be able to rack them up!  Some exceptions will apply.  Sale prices will not apply to holds, special orders, spindles, handspun, Weather Head Project Bags,& Slashpile Designs Jewellry.

We do not process exchanges on sale days. And the ball winder and swift will not be available for the day, due to the general happy chaos... thanks for understanding.



Speaking of the holidays...

    Looking for a gift? How about something from a special Knitterly Collection of jewellry by
    in stock at our purl of shop... just in time to hit your wishlist

    Crochet Ring: Need to find the perfect gift for someone who loves to crochet? This cute crochet hook ring is made in sterling silver and is adjustable to fit a wide range of finger sizes. ... you might even be able to crochet with it?!?

    Knitting needle ring: This clever knitting needle ring is made is sterling silver and is adjustable to fit a wide range of finger sizes.  The silver knitting needle wraps elegantly around the finger.

    Purple Pearl Necklace: An elegant floating pearl on an 18" silver snake chain.

    Knitted heart necklace: This adorable necklace features a heart pendant with an engraved knitted texture on the surface to keep you cozy and warm. Perfect for anyone who loves to knit! The pendant is approximately 1/2" wide and hangs on an 18" sterling silver faceted ball chain.

    We have limited stock of these touching gems!



Keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter feeds for lots of gift ideas all month! To get your giftie thoughts under way, here are some Staff picks...


The Gleener, The Ultimate Fuzz Remover...


The Gleener works like magic to quickly and easily remove fuzz, pills and lint from most woven or knitted fabrics. Everything from sweaters, t-shirts, pants, jackets, and scarves to drapes, cushions and upholstery will be completely revitalized!  Check out the videos!


Ravelry colours of SOAKbox nail polish sets


to have stylish looking nails as you stitch up your next project!

Gorgeous hand thrown Yarn Bowls! Perfect for any stitcher!

Sets of hooks and needles make treasured gifts!
Give your favourite stitcher the gift of always having the right size!


For the utter beginner on your list, might we suggest ...







    Speaking of Stitch Night...


    8th Annual New Year's Day

    Pyjama Party Stitch-In!


    Back by very popular demand... We will be sitting around in our flannel finery with needles and hooks in hand to start 2015 off right! Enthusiasm is high so it sounds like it will be turning into quite a party!

    We hope you will don your flannel finery and join us for an afternoon that rings in the new year right...
    stitching up a storm!

    New Year's Day
    Thursday, January 1st, 2014



    We can't wait to see your choice of the first project of 2015!


    Regular Hours Interruptions...


    Closed for the holidays

    We will be taking some holiday time to spend with our families so we will be closed from: Monday, December 22nd - Wednesday, December 31st. We will be re-opening on January 1st from 1:00-4:00pm for our New Year's Day Pajama Party stitch-in afternoon, and of course back to regular hours from there on in!

    Be sure to get all your last minute purly needs in
    before close on Sunday the 21st!

    Our final Stitch night of the year will be Tuesday, December 16th!

    We will be making it a an extra festive affair with Jenn's traditional holiday treats...Warm Apple Cider, Whipped shortbread and Caramel corn! Festive holiday carols will be on the speakers as we all scurry to get our holiday stitching finished!



If you are stitching up gifts in a frenzy for the Holidays be sure to remember to stretch your hands and wrists at least once an hour! 

December is a great month to wrap yourself in Fiber.  Stay snuggly warm and know that trekking through the winter snow (cuz you know it is gonna happen eventually) to our shop will reward with you with warmth, yummy treats and an opportunity for that much deserved dedicated stitching time! Mmmm hot chocolate!

We hope you all have a festive and awesome holiday season!  Don't forget to treat yourself to at least 2 items of shear decadence... you deserve it!


Happy Holidays & Happy Stitching!

Jennifer & Miko

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