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Win a Skein of Wollmeise! Follow us on Instagram

August 22, 2019

Today, in our Celebrate 10 festivities, we are holding an Anniversary Followers Contest! This one is easy! Follow us on Instagram, tag three friends, and be eligible to WIN a Wollmeise Prize Pack.

Winning: One winner will be chosen by random draw from all entries made between 12:00AM and 11:59PM on August 22, 2019.

Prize: Wollmeise Prize Pack

 


 

And…there is also STILL time to enter our Show & Tell Project of the Decade.

We want you to share a project you’ve made using Baaad Anna’s yarn or fibre over the past 10 years and WIN. Your project can be any fibre art – knitting, crocheting, felting, weaving – the only criteria is that you bought the yarn at Baaad Anna’s. Three winners will be chosen from submitted projects.

Show & Tell Projects of the Decade

To enter: Between August 15-24. post your project on Instagram and tag it with #baaadannasmemories; share your project on our Ravelry thread; or bring your project into the store to be photographed and posted on Instagram.

Winning: Enter between August 15-24, 2019. Winners will be chosen by random draw from all entries made between 12:00AM August 15 and 11:59PM August 24, 2019.

Prizes include: (A) a skein of Wollmeise, (B) a Longway Homestead prize pack, and (C) a Indie Yarn prize.

 


Contest winners will be announced August 28th at our Celebrate 10 Knit Night! Good luck to everyone!

FLASH SALE! Noro Taiyo Aran

August 21, 2019

Today’s Celebrate 10 Flash Sale: Noro Taiyo aran weight at 50% off!

A blend of cotton, silk, wool, and nylon, Noro Taiyo is comprised of two soft spun, thick-to-thin, multi-coloured strands, and comes in a range of unique and fabulous colourways. This yarn is perfect for scarves, wraps, and sweaters! The sheen from the silk makes the colours in the yarn pop even more!

Note: Hand-dyed yarns have subtle variations in colours that are natural and may vary from skein to skein.

Fibres:  40% Cotton / 30% Silk / 15% Wool / 15% Nylon
Gauge:  18 stitches = 4 inches (10 cm)
Needles:  4.5 – 5 mm (US 7 – 8)
Weight:  Worsted/Aran (4)
Length:  100 g / 220 yards (200 m)

Regular price: 23.95

TODAY ONLY FLASH SALE $11.97

Celebrate 10! 2019 Big Weekend Anniversary Sale

August 20, 2019

We are finishing off our Celebrate 10 festivities with a bang! Our Baaad Annas annual Anniversary Sale is bigger and better this year, a fitting way to mark our 10th year of yarny madness. Come by and check out the deals happening SATURDAY and SUNDAY August 24th and 25th from 11am-6pm. And for anyone away for the weekend, our sale continues on MONDAY August 26th as well!

In addition to our in-store sale, we will offer everything online at www.baaadannas.store on sale from Saturday August 24th starting at 1 pm, to end of day Monday 26th.

Plan your purchases and projects NOW! Here’s a sneak peek at what will be on sale!

30% off

EUCALAN 100 ml: regular price: $5.70; sale price: $4.00

BRIGGS & LITTLE SPORT: regular price: $6.50; sale price: $4.55

WOLLMEISE BLEND MCN: regular price: $64.95; sale price: $45.45

SUGAR BUSH BLISS: regular price: $12.95; sale price: $9.05

BIG BLUE MOMA WOODEN SOCK BLOCKERS: regular price: $32.00; sale price: $22.40

SEWULATION BOX-BAGE STYLE PROJECT BAG (LARGE SIZE): reg price: $36.00; sale price: $25.20

SEWULATION BOX-BAGE STYLE PROJECT BAG (MED SIZE): reg price: $34.00; sale price: $23.80

WEST COAST COLOUR Fits of Giggles Too): regular price: $24.00; sale price: $16.80

FLOCK LONE PINE SINGLES: Regular price: $31.95; Sale price: $22.35

ELDERBERRY NATURE DYED SOCK: Regular price: $16.00; Sale price: $11.20

LYKKE 5” INTERCHANGABLE NEEDLE SETS in INDIGO, UMBER or DRIFTWOOD: Regular price: $140.00; Sale price: $98.00

CHIAOGOO RED LACE TWIST 5” MINI SETS: Regular price: $110.60; Sale price: $77.40

40% off

GALWAY WORSTED: regular price $11.50; sale price: $6.90

GALWAY HIGHLAND HEATHERS: regular price $11.95; sale price: $7.15

DIAMOND TRADITION: regular price $12.50; sale price: $7.50

DIAMOND TRADITION CHUNKY: regular price $11.95; sale price: $7.15

ESTELLE ECO ALPACA CHUNKY: regular price $18.95; sale price: $11.35

ESTELLE SUPER ALPACA: regular price $18.95; sale price: $11.35

LIBRE GLASS TEA INFUSER 420mL: regular price: $35.00; sale price $21.00

DRUNK YARN KITS (fingering/worsted): regular price: $26.95; sale price $16.15

50% off

AMERICO PIMA COTTON: regular price $25.00; sale price: $12.50

AMERICO COTTON FLAMME: regular price $25.00; sale price: $12.50

AMERICO SUPERWASH MERINO FINE SPORT: regular price $25.00; sale price: $12.50

AMERICO ECO RASTA: regular price $18.00; sale price: $9.00

DIAMOND LUXURY REGAL ALPACA: regular price: $25.95; sale price: $12.98

LANG YAK: regular price: $19.95; sale price: $9.95

MYBOSHI COMFORT SOCK: regular price: $14.00; sale price: $7.00

MANOS EXTRA-FINE MERINO TOP:  Regular price: $28.00; Sale price: $14.00

NORO TAIYO ARAN:  Regular price: $23.95; Sale price: $12.00

NORO TAIYO SOCK:  Regular price: $21.95; Sale price: $11.00

MIRASOL PAQU PURA:  Regular price: $25.00; Sale price: $12.50

MIRASOL QULLA:  Regular price: $27.00; Sale price: $13.50

MIRASOL UMINA:  Regular price: $25.00; Sale price: $12.50

MIRASOL SULKA NINA:  Regular price: $11.50; Sale price: $5.75

Noro Taiyo Sport – Seven and Zero Shawl

Celebrate 10! Canadian designer pattern + yarn sale

August 20, 2019

Today we Celebrate 10…and we celebrate our wonderful local talent with and in-store sale on patterns by Canadian designers! TODAY ONLY (August 20) and IN-STORE ONLY, buy a Ravelry pattern by any Canadian designer, and a yarn to make your project, and get 20% off.

Check out some of the beautiful things we’ve made recently, designed by some of our best local talent.

 

 

If you’ve never visited us in person before, we are at 2667 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, and we are open daily, 11 am to 6 pm. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Celebrate 10! Knit-A-Long today!

August 19, 2019

Join us today for our one-day Anniversary Knit-A-Long! Choose any yarn and project, and start and finish it today for a chance to win a yarny prize!

Check out these Quick Knits by BC designer Faye Kennington (@ukeeknits) for inspiration. We knit five of her hats earlier this year — all of them made with one skein of Malabrigo Rasta, each knit in a single day.

Check out our Ravelry Group for more info on the Knit-A-Long. Let’s get knitting!

FLASH SALE! 30% off Malabrigo Rasta

August 18, 2019

Our third 10th Anniversary Flash Sale features Malabrigo Rasta at 30% off!

This luscious, colourful yarn from Malabrigo is a favourite of ours!  It is the perfect yarn to get back into winter knitting, or to whip up something for a gift! A super bulky yarn for quick and fast projects; cowls, hats, scarves, and outerwear. The premium Uruguayan merino wool is super soft, in a range of Malabrigo’s unique “watercolor multi” colorways as well as a rainbow of semi-solid basics.

NOTE: This yarn is one of the recommended yarns for our August 19 Knit-A-Long!

Fibres:  100% Merino Wool
Gauge:  8 – 10 stitches = 4 inches (10 cm)
Needles:  9 – 15 mm (US 13 – 19)
Weight:  Super Bulky (6)
Length:  150 g / 90 yards (82 m)

Made in Uruguay.

Hand wash. Dry flat.

Please purchase sufficient yarn for your project as tones may vary between dye lots and from skein to skein. You may wish to alternate skeins if you are using multiple skeins in a single project.

Regular price: 35.95

TODAY ONLY FLASH SALE $25.16

FLASH SALE! 50% Estelle Eco Alpaca

August 17, 2019

Next up in our 10th Anniversary Flash Sales: 50% off Estelle Eco Alpaca Chunky!

Soft, chunky Alpaca for the winter! What better way to get ready for the deceptively close cold season of knitting and crafting than to stock up on some cozy yarn in warm colours? This undyed, Peruvian alpaca is great for making garments that call for a luxurious drape, felting projects, and anything that calls for a soft, chunky yarn. NOTE: This yarn is one of the recommended yarns for our August 19 Knit-A-Long!

Estelle Eco Alpaca Chunky

Fibres:  100% superfine Alpaca
Gauge:  16 stitches = 4 inches (10 cm)
Needles:  6 mm (US 10)
Weight:  Bulky (5)
Length:  100 g / 109 yards (100 m)

Made in Peru.

Hand wash cold. Dry flat.

Regular price: 18.50

TODAY ONLY FLASH SALE $9.50.

Project of the Decade: Paula’s Baby Bamboo Bear

August 16, 2019

As today is our Flash Sale of our Sirdar Snuggly Baby Bamboo, I thought I’d share one of my Projects of the Decade, made with this very yarn.

 

 

This was one of my first knitting projects ever and it is still one of my favorites. Knit in Sirdar Snuggly Baby Bamboo which Baaad Anna’s has been stocking for much of its ten years, I knit this with the totally wrong yarn but the end result has become a family heirloom. It was knit so early in my kniutting journey and long enough ago for me to not be able to remember or recognize the pattern I used — this one seems to be the closest.

With a waffle-style stitch definition, and hand and foot coverings with slits that allow access to the hands or growth of legs, this is certainly a similar pattern, but the Bamboo I used was far from bulky, making me think there was another version of a similar pattern. This easily adaptable animal onesie by Debbie Bliss is possibly closer…but doesn’t allow for the design elements I loved so much.

One of the reasons this yarn was a happy accident is that the bamboo and wool blend give it a drape and growth so it fit both my daughters when they were under a year old, but all the way up to their third birthdays! Not what you want in a fitted piece, but certainly lovely for anything you want to knit with ease and drape… perfect for summery airy top, or apparently a bear onesie!

Make sure to check out our FLASH SALE today (August 16) on one of our longtime favourite yarns.

And…don’t forget to submit your Project of the Decade before August 24th to win!

FLASH SALE! 50% off Sirdar Snuggly Baby Bamboo

August 16, 2019

Our series of 10th Anniversary Flash Sales kicks off today with our first yarn, Sirdar Snuggly Baby Bamboo. This soft and gentle, DK weight, natural bamboo/wool blend is perfect for baby wear, blankets, and accessories…and it comes in a rainbow of fun, happy colours!

Sirdar Baby Bamboo

Composition: 80% Bamboo / 20% Wool
Gauge: 22 stitches = 4 inches (10 cm)
Needles: 4 mm (US 6)
Weight: DK (3)
Length: 50 g / 105 yards (96 m)

Machine wash. Dry flat. Do not tumble dry.

$7.50/skein TODAY ONLY FLASH SALE $3.75.

What’s your Project of the Decade?

August 15, 2019

Our birthday celebrations launch today and we want to see what you’ve made with our yarns over the last 10 years! We are asking our customers, friends and followers to share a project you’ve made using Baaad Anna’s yarn or fibre and WIN. Your project can be any fibre art – knitting, crocheting, felting, weaving – the only criteria is that you bought the yarn at Baaad Anna’s. Three winners will be chosen from submitted projects.

Having trouble picking a favourite? Check out some of our staff’s past projects for inspiration!

Cheryl

My Project of the Decade is my epic colourwork and steeking Cruden vest designed by Ysolda Teague and made with Wollmeise.  It was a “many firsts” for me.

  • My first serious all-over colourwork in fingering weight — that’s a lot of knitting! and in the summer months too!
  • The first time using Wollmeise fingering weight Pure and Twin Birdies mini-skein pack — fell in love with Wollmeise yarn!
  • My first time steeking (eek!)

And there is a story to this project too. Just recently, a customer was making the same Cruden vest, and she got stuck and needed some pointers. She saw my project on Ravelry and came to the store specifically to look for me. Her vest has lots and lots of awesome colours from all her stash. We chatted and chatted, from knitting and steeking to sewing and to podcasts and videocasts.

Sarah

My Electric Soul Warmer!

I started this project in December 2017 as soon as I came back from a trip to Ireland where I saw the most elegant sample knit of the Soul Warmer in shades of grey. When I got home I contemplated making it in greys but instead went a little wild with colour using Hedgehog Minis. I love this project because it is a great way to use up minis or leftovers from socks and it adds a splash of colour when the winter greys set in.

Tracy

I started tapestry weaving in 2016. At first, I built a series of DIY looms to practice — then, in late 2016, I purchased a Mirrix loom, and started weaving for real ;). With my new loom sitting empty, I needed some nice yarn to break it in, so headed to Baaad Anna’s to beef up my stash! This was the first tapestry I made with that yarn. I think the yarns I used in this particular piece were Galway Worsted and Sugar Bush Bold.

As you can probably see, the edges are unfinished. I didn’t like this piece much when I pulled if off the loom, so left it this way…but it has since grown on me. I may just decided complete it after all!


Show us your Project of the Decade!

To enter: Between August 15-24. post your project on Instagram and tag it with #baaadannasmemories; share your project on our Ravelry thread ; or bring your project into the store to be photographed and posted on Instagram.