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Mothers’ Day Knit In and THANK YOU

May 9, 2018

Our monthly Give Back Sundays event happens this Sunday from 1-3pm and we welcome all mothers, but also fathers, daughters, or sons to join us our monthly all-welcome, free-of-charge, community-building knit-in.

 

We will have yarn and treats available for you to work on any style of community-building fibre arts together. And we have been the grateful recipients of huge amounts of unloved yarns (redistributed to local schools and hospital knit groups) as well as many finished knits that will go towards giant holiday package to the Downtown Eastside Womens Centre at Christmas, or the many, many baby hats for the the Purple Crying project in November.

Check out this amazing donation of finished cowls, hats and scarves which will be directed as holiday gifts later this year to recipients within local non-profits.

 

And we still have an ongoing challenge out for collecting 52 pairs of socks for the Kaslo Modular Housing welcome packages. So far we have collected 19 pairs with more arriving every day… please join us in trying to reach our goal! Read more here.

 

Thank you to all that have already participated, and come join us on Sunday afternoon to pick up some yarn, take a give-back project home, or drop off any knits you want to add to our knit-for-others collections!

Circular Weaving Wed Workshop

May 3, 2018

Call us at (604) 255 2577 to register for next Wednesday’s workshop!

Woolith Fair 2018 is ON!

April 27, 2018

Come stop by the store for sales, events and yarny friends at this year’s Vancouver Yarn Crawl! And if you’re not in town, we also celebrate with a YARNHEADS FLASH SALE on our webstore with 10% off EVERYTHING at www.baaadannas.store all weekend long!

 

Friday! Open 11am -6pm, with Iron Dog Books from noon to close.

Saturday! Open 11am -6pm, with a trunk show from pluckypigeonknits.

Sunday! Open 11am -6pm, with 20% off all Hedgehog Fibre and Yarns in store.

Yarnheads Mini Sale THIS WEEKEND!

April 26, 2018

As part of the 3rd annual West Coast Knitters Guild Woolith Fair Yarn Crawl, Baaad Anna’s will have 10% off ALL STOCK in store AND online this FRIDAY, SATURDAY and SUNDAY! In addition to this we have some in-store show specials including SUNDAY HEDGEHOG MADNESS where we take 20% off all of our Hedgehog Fibres yarns (which we just received a large new order of!).

 

We even have this new, special addition colourway named Anemone that can be found in one of Joji’s new patterns for her book Interpretations vol.5!

 

And also our in-store only YARNHEADS MINI SALE for our yarn crawling participants! Here’s a list of our additional Woolith Fair specials available all weekend long:

50% off

Diamond Luxury Regal Alpaca Regular: $25.95 Sale: $12.97

Diamond Luxury Caravan Regular: $12.95 Sale: $6.47

Debbie Bliss BFL Regular: $10.95 Sale: $5.47

 

30% off

Lana Grossa Aloha Regular: $17.50 Sale: $12.25

Lana Grossa Bronx Regular: $17.50 Sale: $12.25

Lana Grossa Magico II Regular: $17.50 Sale: $12.25

Cestari Monticello Regular: $17.95 Sale: $12.56

Sugar Bush Bliss Regular: $12.95 Sale: $9.06

Drunk Yarns Regular: $26.95 Sale: $18.86

 

20% off

Briggs & Little Sport Regular: $6.50 Sale: $5.20

Sarah Elizabeth Fibre Batts: Various Prices

Cascade Magnum Regular: $28.99 Sale: $23.19

 

Focus on Local Trunk Show: pluckypigeonknits THIS SATURDAY!

April 25, 2018

At this weekend’s Woolith Fair yarn crawl, we are please to bring the work of another young local designer to the store. Caitlin Sheperd of pluckypigeonknits is a super-talented designer of kids and adult garments. She will be hosting a Trunk Show at Baaad Anna’s from 11am to 4pm this Saturday April 28th.

 

Photo credit: Caitlin Sheperd.

 

She brings together locally-inspired fair-isle elements with wonderfully East Van-symbolic pigeons and bicycles, or enhances classic rustic garments a touch of delicate lace.

 

Photo credit: Caitlin Sheperd.

 

With her inspiration to design coming from what she herself would like to create for her loved ones, her creations hold elements of tenderness and keepsake. And Caitlin is hoping to launch a few new patterns at this weekend’s show! Come by to check out some knit-up versions of her designs, pick up hard-copies of the patterns and let our staff help you pair up her design with the perfect yarn!

 

Pigeons pigeons on parade; Photo credit: Caitlin Sheperd.

 

 

Makers Book Fair THIS FRIDAY!

April 24, 2018

At this weekend’s Woolith Fair yarn crawl, we are please to host a pop-up from Iron Dog Books, a local Mobile Book Truck from noon to 6pm this Friday April 27th.

 

We are so excited to partner with one of our regulars, Hilary Atleo whose amazing Book Truck is becoming a Lower Mainland icon! Although her amazing truck won’t fit in our East Van location, Hilary will be bringing a wide range of pre-loved knitting, fibre arts, crafting and makers books that can be swooped up by our Yarn Crawlers this Friday, including lots of Martin Storey, lots of Erica Knight, a smattering of other cool titles.

 

 

 

And if you miss her books at our event, be sure to check out her schedule of events for where her amazing truck will be next!

Woolith Fair 2018

April 23, 2018

Who is ready for Vancouver’s annual yarn crawl happening this coming up weekend? Woolith Fair is in its 3rd year and we are thrilled to again be able to offer a variety of amazing happenings throughout the weekend to welcome all the Lower Mainland crawlers. In addition to offering 10% OFF EVERYTHING in our store to Woolith Fair participants, here’s a sneak peek of what you can plan for!

 

 

On Friday April 27th Baaad Anna’s will be hosting Iron Dog Books, a mobile book store that will be setting up a knitting, fibre arts and makers book section in our store for the day!

 

On Saturday April 28th Baaad Anna’s will be hosting a Trunk Show from local designer Caitlin Sheperd from pluckypigeonknits!

 

On Sunday April 29th Baaad Anna’s will host a Hedgehog fest with 20% off all of our Hedgehog Fibre Arts; AND we just got a giant new order of her new spring colours and all her favorites!

 

We will also be hosting a weekend-long Yarnheads Spring Sale taking an additional 20-50% off a variety of items in store all weekend long! Keep an eye out on this week’s blogs featuring more on this weekend’s happenings!

Local Yarn Shawl

April 19, 2018

The yarn community is an amazing place. Fibre artists, crafters, makers, designers, dyers and farmers all come together to create a vibrant and active community that grows cultural, physical and mental well-being. A Local Yarn Store (known affectionately as a LYS by many in the fibre arts community) both serves and celebrates with this community, so to be at the giving-end of this new community-driven day of celebrating LYSs this Saturday is such an honour!

 

On Raverly, the online knitting and crocheting forum, you may have already heard about the Local Yarn Shawl.

 

 

The knitwear designer Casapinka has recently published a beautiful shawl pattern that she is offering free of charge to anyone who wants to support LYSs on the 1st annual Local Yarn Store Day. With purchase of any yarn for this pattern on April 21st you will receive a coupon code to get the pattern delivered directly to your Ravelry library for free.

 

This version of the Local Yarn Shawl makes use of a gradient kit.

 

The best thing about this shawl is that it can be done with any weight and colour combination that your heart desires! Join along with us as we knit this gorgeous shawl over the next few weeks, as we would love to see what many and varied yarn combinations are chosen for this project. By not giving a single yarn suggestion for this project, everyone’s finished object will be as unique and diverse as the various Local Yarn Stores that this community frequents! Come celebrate with us this Saturday!

 

To create a pop of colour, this knitter paired a semi-solid yarn with a complimentary speckled yarn.

 

1st Annual Local Yarn Store Day

April 16, 2018

Let’s celebrate!

 

There’s a few of our suppliers adding to the festivities this Saturday:

 

  • Free shawl pattern from Sugar Bush with a purchase of any of their yarns which can be used with either Sport, DK or their worsted weight yarns; Or if you buy any 5 or more of the same yarn base, you will get a full pattern book for that yarn, free of charge!

 

  • PomPom Quarterly Magazine is offering a coupon code with purchase of any of their magazines and books, to be used towards a free Ravelry download of any of their out of print PPQ magazines!

 

  • We will be taking pre-orders for Andrea Rangal’s AlterKnits Stitch Dictionary at 20% off its cover price ($27.95 down from $34.95); this amazing resource from this local designer from Victoria sold out in the first week the last time we ordered them!

 

  • All other Interweave knitting and crocheting magazines in store will all be 15% off!

 

Come celebrate with us!

 

 

NEW for SPRING: Wooden Sock Blockers

April 7, 2018

Check out these amazing hand made wooden sock blockers we just got in! They are BC-made by a young maker couple going by Blue Coop Creative from the Okanagan, using pine wood rubbed with beeswax and orange oil.

 

 

If you’ve never used sock blockers after washing your hand knit foot warmers, check out my blog post on it here. And the beauty of these hand created ones are a marvelous way to celebrate a valuable step in the creation of this slow clothing project. We’ve thrilled to add them to our lineup, although they are of a limited quantity, being a labour of love!

$34.00/available in Women’s Medium or Small in store or online at www.baaadannas.store; Contact us for special order for a different size.