Cafe. Yarn. Friends

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





  April 2015


There is so much happening this April! The Annual Knitter's Frolic! A special event with Genevieve of Turtlepurl. Classes. A new Canadian Indi-Dyer in the yarn cellar!

    It has been a busy winter and is ramping up to be an inspiring spring! We look forward to seeing what is keeping your hands busy!

    A new favourite beverage from the kitchen is the "La Rosa": a splash of pink lemonade topped up with sparkling water for a tart and refreshing concoction. We are thinking it will be THE knitterly beverage of the summer!


    Come Frolic With Us ...


    It's the 18th Annual Knitter's Frolic Saturday, April 25, 2015.

    The Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre
    6 Garamond Court, Toronto, Ontario

    We are very excited that we will be there once again... and in the very same location... just inside the entrance! Booth: S27


    In case you were making a shopping list...

    We are super excited to be launching MORE Sweetgeorgia ...

    Be sure to swing by to squish and snap up the first wave of gorgeous colours. We are pleased to be introducing sweetgeorgia superwash worsted to our yarn cellar as a lovely sweater and blanket staple! So soft and saturated and yet still easy care!

    We will also be bringing all of the colourways of the highly coveted Party of Five Mini Skein Sets in Tough Love Sock and Glitterati! Check out the Reverb Shawl as a perfect pattern pairing!



    Similar to a Live Etsy Update... Viola Viola will be in the booth...

    We will have an exclusive section of our booth dedicated to a specially dyed small batch of yarn by Viola Viola! No joke... the lovely and talented Emily will be dying up a very limited run of her amazing colourways that we will host at this year's Frolic! We are talking only about 200 skeins... so be sure to pop by early! Emily will be joining us in our booth for the first hour or so in case you want to say hi!

    The photos above are just a teaser of the yarn just out of the dye pots! sooooo beautiful. We will have a lovely collection of her Merino Sock, and a small collection of her Merino Lace (seen above) for your enjoyment!

    Due to very limited stock levels, we are unable to take pre-orders or holds. All of this loveliness is available as first-come: first-served.


    Also on the roster is a colourful and gorgeous collection from ...

    Look for a lovely selection of Peppino Merino (fingering weight) in the wonderful colourways of the Yarns of Rhichard Devrieze! Miko is making a special trip to personally select a fun assortment of colours to bring with us!


    Other goodness to look forward to ...

  • Weatherhead Project Bags and Buttons!
  • Juniper Moon- Findley (lace)
  • Naturally - Amuri - Wool and Possum blend(DK)
  • some great cotton options for spring and summer knitting
  • ...and more!

    Note, for those driving...Frolic Sheep in Roadster 1
    The Don Valley Parkway, from the Gardiner Expressway to Highway 401, will be closed from
    Friday, April 24 at 8 p.m. to Sunday, April 26 at 6 a.m.

    This may affect your route to and from the Frolic on Saturday.
    DVP will be open Sunday for anyone attending workshops that day.




    Meet Genevieve of Turtlepurl Yarns...

    The lovely and wonderful and Genevieve (the genius behind the Turtlepurl striping sock yarn that we are constantly replenishing) will be personally delivering our next batch of Striped Turtle Toes and we thought you might like to swing by for a chance to meet her as she premiers her new colourways enroute to this year's Knitter's Frolic!


    Join us Thursday, April 23rd
    from 5-8pm

    Not only will you get a chance to get your hands on her latest cololurways in advance... we will also be launching her Striped Superwash Worsted in the shop! Gen will give a little talk about her dying process and is keen to see what you are making with her yarns!

    Receive a gift with purchase of 3 or more skeins of Turtlepurl yarns!

    PLUS... Bring a Turtlepurl Project (finished or not) to be entered into a draw for a skein of one of the newest Turtlepurl colourways!!!

    Remember our 5th anniversary colourway???

    Gen has generously agreed to whip up a special batch for us in both her sock and her worsted weight yarn as well! Hurrah! We can have a hat to match our socks! And mitts, and scarf. And maybe a sweater?



Om (left) and City Girl (right)


Yarn, Yarn, Yarn...

we have more Can-Con Sock yarn fun in store for you in the yarn cellar!


Basic Sock - New


An indi-dyer out of Ottawa...we are so pleased to add this yarn to our Canadian Content of our shop!


Tough Love Sock - New

From sweetgeorgia is in the house!!!

We are really happy to be launching sweetgeorgia Tough Love Sock as a regular addition to our Canadian content and the wall of sock yarn! Sooooo many colours to choose from!






Happy Stitching!

Jennifer & Miko

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