With our new counter system on this site, I've been able to watch how many have been coming to visit, and although I don't know who they are, I do know that many are from away...and can't come into the store to take advantage of the sales that we offer.

Never fear, you who are not lucky enough to be in the Kingston area. We do have a way for you to take part in our annual inventory sale. Just call the store during the sale period and we will be glad to let you know what we have in stock and take your order with your credit card. We will ship it off in the blink of an eye and it will be in your expectant hands before you know it.
(**See the end of this post for contact details.)

This week - until Sat. June 16th only, we have all of our summer yarns on special for 20% off.
Here are some of what we have:
From Estelle: 100% Aran Silk, Young Touch DK cotton, Mystic DK cotton/viscose,
From Diamond: Cantata DK crepe cotton
From Sirdar: Just Bamboo, Ocean, Surfer, Breeze, Denim Tweed DK, Denim Sport Aran, Denim Chunky
From Elsbeth Lavold: Hempathy DK hemp/cotton.
From Needful Yarns: Isis DK linen and viscose.
From Dale of Norway: Stork 4ply baby cotton.
From Basics: HP No 31 ( a weird name for a glorious DK crepe cotton).
From Mission Falls: 1824 cotton.
From James Brett: Kool Kotton.
From Cascade: Fixation cotton/spandex sock yarn.
2 other cotton blend self patterning sock yarns.
All of our Crochet cottons: Opera, Clea, Anne, Traditions,

** Contact Details
The store is open Monday to Saturday from 9:30am to 5:30pm, and on Thursday evenings, we are open until 8pm.
Phone: 613-384-3951,
fax 613-384-3137 (don't fax your credit card #, leave us your phone number and we'll call you back to get it.)


I remember when we were kids the Sears Christmas catalogue would come in the mail about the time of my brother's birthday, which was September 25th and it was so delightful to see the toys, the trees, the candy, the pictures of the (fake) snow when we had barely gone back to school.

I love it when we would go away with the kids for "spring" break with snow still to our knees, yet we could shop summer clothes in the stores.

Lately, I'm reminded of this slightly out of synch quality that delights us about the marketing world. That's what I am living now at the store. In early May many of our distributors in Toronto have open-houses to display what's coming up for fall. Then starting about now, the sales reps come around with their cases of samples that are set up for maximum drool effect.
But one of the great things about all this new "fall" stuff is that it will be actually coming to us relatively soon. In July there will be some new 6ply Jacquard (self patterning) sock yarn which is brand new for us. We've never carried this thicker sandal-sock weight of fancy sock yarn. It should be fun. Also in July, we're expecting new colours in some of our favourites: Country Style, Baby Snuggly, Super ball: YO YO. Early in August, there is an amazing selection of new yarns - both fancy and classic - from several suppliers to get us all revved up to get back into the knitting season. And I have new things coming regularly until October.

All of this selection can be a bit overwhelming but this year, I've decided that I will be vigilant, I will keep track of what is coming in, I will not order 3 versions of the same yarn from 3 different suppliers, I WILL BE ORGANIZED! Yeah, right.