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The Road Goes On…

May 22, 2019

We had an awesome Mid-Island Baaadass British Columbia Roadtrip earlier in the month covering mileage from Ucluelet on the West Coast right up to Campbell River on the Georgia Straight, and now we are packing up the van again for a revisit to the Okanagan and Kootenays for the latter half of this year’s trip!

If you’re in the Selkirk, Castlegar, Rossland, Grand Forks, Osoyoos, Oliver, Penticton or Okanagan area please check out and share our events listings on Facebook with any in the yarny community. We will be bringing yarn and fibre that is not otherwise available locally, and hope to meet you on our travels. We will share a Roadtrip Roundup post with all of our stops upon our return in mid-June. Happy travels!

A rainy Victoria Day…and we’re open!

May 20, 2019

Are you feeling in a yarny mood this rainy Victoria Day? Not to worry…we’ve got you covered! We’re open regular hours today for all your yarn gathering needs. Top up your stash, start a new project, or stop by to browse our full-to-the-rafters selection. We look forward to seeing you soon!

 

 

Baaad Anna’s Victoria Day Hours: 11am-6pm

And the Winner is…

May 18, 2019

We have a winner of the gorgeous limited edition Wollmeise in MamaMia for the subscriber draw for our new Knit Fast, Die Warm eNewsletter.

Congrats to Jen B. who only recently learned to knit with us at our bricks and morter store. Hopefully this gorgeous yarn set will inspire you on your new knitty adventures!

 

Keep an eye right here on our blog to keep in the loop on local events, happenings, sales and updates, and be sure to subscribe to our eNewletter to not miss a chance at another beauty to be offered up soon (to all current subscribers)!

Give Back Sunday Today

May 12, 2019

Check out this amazing use of 4lt milk containers to upcycle into pretty, pretty spring bloom hanging baskets. This was created for Mother’s Day at my youngest’s daycare… isn’t it lovely?

 

Another wonderful way to upcycle is to get your knit on today from 1-3pm at our monthly Give Back Sunday event. As always we have a variety of donated upcycled yarn to use, some treats, and the event is free of charge. The one thing we ask is that the price of entry is that you start or work on a project you are creating for a recipient in need of a fibre arts gift.

 

Some ideas for your GIVE BACK SUNDAYS! projects can include purple baby hats for the Click for Babies campaign, cotton handknit breast prosthesis for the Knitted Knockers campaign, or just whip up something to yarn-bomb our neighbourhood with! We will host these on the second Sunday of each month, so mark your calendars for June 9th, July 14th, and August 11th!

Win Mother’s Day Wollmeise!

May 10, 2019

Have you entered to win our skein of Mama Mia, the limited edition Wollmeise colourway made for Mother’s Day? You can do so by signing up for our Knit Fast Die Warm eNewsletter as all subscribers will be entered in for a draw that will happen at the end of day Sunday.

 

We have just dropped our 3rd edition of our monthly eNews with updates on Yarn Tastings and Yarny Roadtripping. Join us to work together to strengthen your knitty community whether you call home near or far! Subscribe today!!

 

And we will continue putting local and timely content on this blog as well geared for our more local community to not miss sales, events and other updates of interest!

 

Yarn Bowls for Mothers Day

May 9, 2019

We returned from our Mid-Island Roadtrip and brought back with us the works of a lovely maker of yarn bowls, Lavender Lampworks and Pottery, just in time for that special Mother’s Day treat!

 

Hailing from the Comox Valley, artist Judy Gadicke specializes in Italian glasswork and beads and also has a design eye for pottery. We met her at the Vancouver Island Fibre Fest last weekend and fell for her heart-shaped yarn bowl as well as her traditional ones with star-shaped cut outs.

 

If you’re in need to pampering this weekend, or know a fibre artist mom in your life that needs celebrating stop by in store to check out our extensive collection.

Single Breed Yarn Tasting THIS FRIDAY

May 6, 2019

Join us this Friday evening May 10th for an evening of yarn mini sampling, pattern discussions and treats. This time we will be offering a menu of single-breed yarns from local and small-scale farmers including Anna Hunter’s Longway Homestead, Caroline Dick’s Elderberry Yarns, and Lynne Anderson’s West Coast Colour. Come ‘taste’ bredd specific yarns and learn about the warmth, durability, and garment-matching for various breeds!

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 from some of our favorite dyers and farmers! Compare different yarn weights and fibre content head to head while knitting up a simple pattern or swatch square.

 

What: Single Breed Tasting Event at Baaad Anna’s Yarn Store

When: Friday, May 10th 2019

Time: 6:30 – 9:00pm

Cost: $25

To Register: Give us a call at (604) 255 2577.

Don’t forget to bring your own needles and hooks.

This week’s event will be limited to 10 spots so get your ticket quick!

Here’s some eye candy from past yarn tastings. It is a perfect way to spend a rainy winter evening. Hope you can join us this round as we have some pretty exciting yarn in store for you to try on your needles!

To Register: Give us a call at (604) 255 2577.

BC Road Trippin’: Port Alberni

May 1, 2019

Next up on our 2019 Baaadass roadtrip we will be heading to the heart of mid-Island, Port Alberni.

We will be hosting a pop up and knit circle in the Stamp Room of the Barclay Hotel from 4-8pm, so pop by to join us for a little fibre art therapy!

Port Alberni is a deep port city which lies within the Alberni Valley at the head of the Alberni Inlet, Vancouver Island’s longest inlet.

BC Road Trippin’: Ucluelet

April 30, 2019

We are starting on our 2019 Baaad Anna’s Roadtrip as far west as possible with a visit to Ucluelet on Tuesday April 30th. We are partnering with knitwear designer Faye of Ukee Knits and dyer Holly of Tofino Knit Co., to while enjoying the gardens of the Heartwood Kitchen.

Come join us for an afternoon of salty air and sunshine on this gorgeous coastline!

Ucluelet (/juːˈkluːlɪt/, also Ukee locally) is a district municipality (population about 1,717) on the Ucluelet Peninsula on the west coast of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. Ucluelet means “people of the safe harbour” in the indigenous Nuu-chah-nulth (Nootka) language.

WIN a Skein of Wollmeise!

April 25, 2019

Sign up for our knit fast, die warm eNewsletter and be entered in to win a limited-edition skein of Wollmeise!

This newsletter aims to connect the larger fibre arts community with articles in how to we can all share skills and resources, while showcasing some of the yarns and fibres that feeds our love of fine base materials.

Winner drawn from all subscribers on Mother’s Day, Sunday May 12th.

We will continue to post happenings on our blog here as your immediate connection to the local fibre arts scene. We invite you to subscribe and hope you will join us soon in our new online space!