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Charity Knitting This Sunday, and Next

December 8, 2017

In the lead up to Baaad Anna’s annual Charity Knitathon happening on Sunday Dec 17th one of our regulars is hosting an extra day of charity knitting in store this Sunday from 1pm to 4pm. Bring your needles, grab a skein or two of one of our donation yarns and enjoy some charity knitting with other like-minded knitters.

 

Some of the lovely charity knits from past years’ knitathons, donated to recipients in the Downtown East Side.

Circular Weaving Workshop

December 3, 2017

Check out this amazing new workshop by fibre artist Sarah Elizabeth from Rossland, BC. We met this talented artist on our roadtrip last summer, and have been supplying the local weaving and felting community with her unique hand-carded batts ever since! Now we have the pleasure of hosting this great workshop, just in time to bring home a tapestry as a holiday gift.

 

 

To register call us at (604) 255 2577 or visit us in store!

Time for a Fall Yarn Tasting

November 25, 2017

With lots new in store these days including some great local finds from KnitCity and top-ups on some of favorites from earlier this year, it is definitely time to warm up our needles and hooks for a yarn tasting event. We will be hosting Our Fall Line-Up Yarn Tasting on Friday December 8th from 7:15pm.

 

What is a yarn tasting?

This will be a sit-down event with some refreshments, hands-on knitting and good company! Your reservation will include five mini-skeins of autumn-weight yarns from some of our favorite dyers and farmers: Hedgehog Fibres, Wollmeise, Hummingbee, Cestari and Americo! Compare different yarn weights and fibre content head to head while knitting up a small holiday ornament or simple swatch.

 

What: Baaad Anna’s Good Fall Lines Yarn Tasting Event

When: Friday, December 8th, 2017

Time: 7:15pm – 10:00pm

Cost: $25

All featured yarns will be 10% off for the duration of the evening. Don’t forget to bring your own needles and hooks.

There are only 20 spots available so get your ticket soon!

 

Here’s some eye candy from a yarn tasting we hosted around this time of year in 2016. It was such a wonderful way to spend a pre-holiday rainy autumn evening. Hope you can join us this round as we have some pretty exciting yarn in store for you to try on your needles!

 

Weekender SOCK Sale Online

November 23, 2017

Check out our online weekender sale starting on Black Friday going clear through to Cyber Monday! Just in time to stock up to knit a few pairs of holidays socks to ward off cold feet!

Extended Winter Hours

November 10, 2017

Starting this week, we will open until 7pm on Thursdays and Fridays to help with all your wintery fibre needs.

 

Time to Knit Your First Sweater? Join us!

November 10, 2017

My First Sweater

You are comfortable with the knit and purl stitches and now would like to try knitting your first sweater? In this introductory sweater class, local designer Holli Yeoh will guide you through the process, and have your first sweater knit in time for the holidays!

DATES: Mondays, Nov 13, 20, 27  from 6:00-8:00pm

Bring your own choice of pattern and all materials as needed. We would be happy to help you find a great beginner pattern and match it with the perfect yarn.

 

There are many talented local designers to turn to for sweater patterns, including this Flax Sweater by Tin Can Knits which is a great pattern choice for your very first sweater.

 

To register visit us in-store in person, or give us a call at (604) 255 2577.

COST: $70 – $90(+tax) sliding scale

INSTRUCTOR: Holli Yeoh

2017 Advent Calendar

November 2, 2017

Baaad Anna’s is proud to present their 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS knitty advent calendar!

 

With 12 presents for the yarn enthusiast, this is a great way to treat yourself or a loved one to the spirit of the season! Curated by staff at Baaad Anna’s this will include knit /crochet tools, yarny surprises (including a full skein of my very favorite yarn!). Tell us your favorite colour, or trade in-store after Christmas for another colour choice! Only a limited number of these will be available, so spoil yourself before they are gone!

 

Please note: As these have not yet been created, they will not be as shown, but they will be awesome nonetheless!!!

 

Included will be 12 wrapped presents which you will receive by Dec 1st. You can open one every two days leading up to Christmas, or just keep it for the last 12 days before Christmas. The final yarny surprise will be well worth waiting to open over a cup of tea on Christmas morning. Or just indulge in opening them all as soon as you get them, cause that’s probably what I would do! Please note: they will not be as pictured above, but they promise to be awesome!

 

SOLD OUT

Mail date: Nov 20th, 2017

In Store Pick Up Date: Nov 27th, 2017

Seattle Weekend Roadtrip

November 1, 2017

We’re on the road again in two weeks, this time heading south of the border to the Knit Fit! show at the Seattle Center Armory right beside the Space Needle on Nov 11th and 12th.

Knit Fit! is Seattle’s own independent knitting festival.On offer is a weekend full of classes taught by independent designers, a fiber market with a focus on independent, regional craftspeople, fun and informative evening events, and prizes!

 

On the road again… following our Summer Roadtrip into BC’s Interior.

 

We have a great line-up ready for the show including Woolen Boon, Tusken Knits, Wollmeise, Hummingbee Fibres and Sweet Georgia Yarns. What a great weekend to take a roadtrip! Hope to see you there!

Cheeky Sweater KAL (Knit A ‘Long)

October 17, 2017

So what’s on YOUR needles? The summer was a blur and the school and KNIT season started off at a gallop so I have to admit I have done very little knitting in the last six months. But that stops now. At the amazing Stephen West presentation at Knit City on Sept 29th I cast on the new Tin Can Knit’s pattern Dog Star and am loving every stitch.

 

Pair the sharp definition of the Wollmeise DK merino with the halo’d glow of alpaca to flirt with texture for this knit.

 

 

Have you seen Tin Can Knit’s matching pattern Strange Brew that was launched that same weekend? It is a choose-your-own-adventure colourwork sweater! Those crazy kids at TCKs did it again with knit-xplorating something fresh for knitters everywhere. With this pattern you can customize your own colourwork yoke for a DK-weight fair isle sweater… perfect for the West Coast autumn! Check out more on this creative pattern-working on their blog and if it moves you, join their knit-along that starts October 19 and runs for a full 7 weeks, until Monday December 11th!

 

 

 

And check out the Zombie Pin-Up project bags that we recently brought in-store from Frog Peak Creations!

 

But being a cheeky-monkey, I just went ahead and cast on my Dog Star as soon as the ink was dry on the pattern. I’m using one of my all-time favorite yarns, Wollmeise DK, and then flirting with a bit of texture by combining this clean-knitting yarn with the wild fuzz of alpaca for the colourwork. So far I am thrilled with how its knitting together. Come join me in this KAL and I’ll donate a little something-something into the TCK prize booty as well! Happy knitting!

Happy Thanksgiving!

October 9, 2017

We will have slightly shortened hours from 11am to 4pm today to celebrate Thanksgiving.