Sunday, 29 November 2015

Collection Depot at L.K. Yarns in Halifax NS

L.K. Yarns has agreed to be our first collection depot in Nova Scotia!

The address is 5545 Young St, Halifax, NS B3K 1Z7

Monday – Saturday: 10am-5pm,
Thursday: 10am-6pm
Closed Sundays and Holidays

Website here!

Located in the historic Hydrostone Market, L.K.Yarns Inc is the largest yarn shop in the area. We carry a full range of yarns, ranging from basics to luxurious and exotic fibres in colours and textures to please the most discerning knitter.

Of course there are patterns, books, needles, crochet hooks, buttons, and lovely baskets as well. Our staff are knitters and are pleased to give assistance and advice with your purchase. We offer lessons and sell gift certificates to make gift buying simpler.

New products are carefully selected regularly, so drop in soon to see for yourself!

We are now operational in Halifax!

A very very big thank you shout out to Ann Morrison!

Don't knit or crochet? You can still help!

Many thanks to Lauren E., Penelope G., and Sharron T. who have stepped up to monitor the collection boxes at 3 of our locations. There are additional boxes to look in on, and if you'd like to help but don't stitch, adopting a collection depot box is a huge help to us. Please message us thru Facebook if you'd like to help in this way.

Collection Depot at Wool 'N' Things in Orleans ON

Our project has expanded to Orleans ON. Wool 'n' Things has agreed to host a collection depot.

The address is 1439 Youville Dr, Orléans, ON K1C 4M8

Monday* 10:00 am to 5:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am to 5:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am to 5:30pm
Thursday 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am to 5:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday Closed
Holiday Hours:
Thursday, December 24th Closes at noon
Friday, December 25th Closed
Thursday, December 31st Closed
Friday, January 1st, 2016 Closed
*Closed Mondays during June, July & August

Website here!

Wool 'N' Things was opened by Gisele Goulet in October 2004. Currently she has the only wool shop in Ottawa, east of the downtown core. Wool N' Things is situated in a cozy mall on Youville Drive and is easily accessible from Highway 174, off the Queensway East.

Wool N' Things has just received the following yarns:
- 4 new colours in Cocoon by Rowan
- 3 new colours in Aztek by James Brett
- 5 new colours in Marble Chunky by James Brett
- 5 new colours of Thick & Thin by Rowan (the new accessories book is full of small projects for this yarn)
- 4 new colours in Misti Tonos Chunky (50% Merino, 50% Alpaca)
- 5 new variegated colours in Rowan Worsted
- All colours in the new Super Fine Merino, 4-ply, DK and Aran by Rowan

What we are NOT collecting...

We are not collecting blankets or afghans. If you have one you would like to donate, please consider Project Linus. There is a drop-off at Wool-Tyme in Ottawa.

We are not collecting knitted dish cloths. But if you have more of them than you can use, you could always stitch them together make a patchwork blanket!

We are only collecting hand-crafted warm accessories. Please do not leave other items.


What we are collecting...

... portable hand-knit or crocheted warm things for incoming refugees, such as:

- hats

- mittens

- scarves

- neckwarmers

- arm/wrist warmers

- slippers

- legwarmers

Saturday, 28 November 2015

Collection Depot at Yarn Forward in Kanata ON

Here we grow again! Yarn Forward will host a collection box in their Kanata store.

The address is 474 Hazeldean Road, Kanata, ON  K2L 1V2

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursday - 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday - Noon to 5 p.m.

Website here!

From their web page:

We have a well stocked, modern store with an ever growing selection of yarns, knitting needles, crochet hooks, knitting accessories, woven goods, tatting supplies, knitting bags, knitting stands, and various related craft items.

We carry a great selection of Wool, Cotton, Acrylic, Polyester, Nylon, Bamboo yarn......

We also have our famous wall of books and patterns - thousands of patterns in fact. We also have an incredible selection of needles, pairs, double pointed, circular, Turbo, crochet hooks, and knitting accessories. Yarn Forward offers lessons in knitting, tatting, crochet, and finishing seminars.

We have tables for lessons, and for customers to just sit and relax in peace and quiet.

Every Thursday afternoon we have a Sit 'N Knit. Just come along to the store, bring your current project, sit around our table and chat, swap ideas, and have a good time. We provide the coffee, tea and cookies, and help if you need it. There is no charge, and no purchase is necessary.