September Newsletter

14 Sep 2020

Lots on the go right now:

  • Lakeside Yarn Crawl - In Store Prize has been drawn
  • End of Summer Sale
  • Ponchos
  • Fresh Berries Tee KAL update

Sweater Season? - I think so

Are you starting to feel the need to reach for a sweater? Me too. It was cold and damp the other day and I just went nuts and turned on the furnace. (I think I’m getting old - lol). No holding out till October for me. At this same time of year our minds turn to cozy knitting. Just like our little sweatered friend above here, we feel the need to work with warm woolies.

The 2020 Lakeside Yarn Crawl has drawn to a close. This week we did our in-store draw from all of the ballots that were collected over the past 2 months. Penny B. was our excited winner. She will receive a kit to make the Crawl Shawl and is busy entertaining colour combinations as we speak. Congratulations Penny!

Use this link to see a little video of our friend Mike S. and his daughter Grace S. moving ewes to a new pasture! Go Gracie.

  • click on the link & then click on the download button and the video will play

End of Summer Sale - 20% off

September 15-19

The dog days of summer are ending and so we are selling off our summer stock. A fabulous 20% off on all summer weights and fibres. All over the store. Just look for the little beach umbrellas!

PS: I had to drink approximately 20 Margaritas to collect these little babies. I was happy to make the sacrifice.

Shop On-Line Too! (click link)

Poncho Focus

At the start of fall, what could be more perfect than a poncho. We have quite a few ideas for you in store. This one is the Dusk Poncho. Knitted in Universal Yarns Colourburst. We have several gorgeous colourways in stock. Only 2 balls to make this quite generous poncho. Pop in and have a look.

FRESH BERRIES TEE KAL-AD (Knit-a-Long at a Distance) - Update

Quick Update - Fresh Berries Tee - KAL at a distance

I have been very poor with the “weekly” updates”. Here are a few photos of three projects. The top left photo is the sweater by Ann A., already completed in the original colour. The soft pinks, lower right is being knitted by Dannielle A. and is just nicely underway - but knowing her she is much farther along than when I asked for this photo! And the almost there (just one sleeve edge to go) one in the lower left is by our own Leeanne L. Aren’t all of the colours beautiful. We still have stock in this yarn and now it is 20% off for the end of summer sale. These tops are oh so soft and cottony and just perfect for this time of year under a light jacket. Come in and see all of the options.

(Fresh Berries Tee is a great top-down knit. Nothing hard here. The yarn does all of the work for you.)

Hours will be:
Tues - Sat: 10am-3pm every day (no evenings)

New Store Protocols: 1) for the safety of all of our customers: do not visit the store if, you have a cough, fever, have been exposed to a COVID-19 patient, or have a person in your household who may have been exposed. Staff may ask you at the door. 2) The wearing of a mask is now mandatory. Our staff will be wearing masks while interacting with customers. Please come in supplied with your own mask.
3) there will be a limit of 7 customers in the store at any time. Please check before entering 4) social distancing (keeping 6ft from others) will be maintained in the store 5) upon entry you will be given hand sanitizer 6) please limit yarn handling to items that you are
intending to purchase 7) payment will be limited to: Tap (Interac, Visa, M/C) Cash is not being accepted at this time

Please adhere to the above rules & regs as we do not wish to be fined (It’s $5000 !!) or shut down. Thank you so much for your consideration

  • no returns will be accepted (this may continue for some time)
  • no one-on-one project help - we just can’t be that close, and handle someone else’s work for what it takes to assist you

Not everyone will be comfortable with in-store shopping and of course we will continue to offer Wool & Silk Co - Online Shopping (Click this link) (Best method for ordering)

  • curbside pickup
  • pickup at my home
  • telephone ordering (519) 925-6194