Hello again!

13 Mar

Hello love,

Wowza! It’s been a while!
I’ve been keeping busy, don’t you doubt it. Over at Sheepish Grin I’ve been dyeing yarn, teaching knitting classes and having a great time. But I’ve been feeling like Maker’s House has been neglected and since SGKC doesn’t indulge ALL of my creative outputs, I’m resurrecting this place here. YAY!
And, I’ve opened an Etsy shop! I’ll be adding to it over the next few daze and I’d love it if you popped over and took a looksee. Of course, this paves the way for SGKC to make the move to Etsy, too. I’ll keep you posted.

With love from the Maker’s House,

Sylvia

Wow! Changes!

10 Oct

Hey Friend,

I’m so excited to tell you about the launch of the new Sheepish Grin Knit Company website! Over the past couple weeks I’ve been splitting my time between dyeing like a mad woman, working on my (dreadfully overdue) Etsy shop and importing SGKC related posts from Maker’s House to the new site. On top of all that, I got to take an amazing holiday with my little bub on a cruise ship and to San Diego and we’ve been hiking around Vernon, too.

Please check out the new site and let me know what you think. This is the fork in the road – from now on, all art/craft/baby related posts will be here on Maker’s House and all dyeing and most knitting posts will be on SGKC.

Also exciting, if you didn’t know already, Vernon has a new yarn shop!! A Twist of Yarn just opened and it’s a lovely little shop.

Okay, now for fun pictures!

With Love from the Maker’s House,

Sylvia

Falling Headlong; or Autumn Starts.

18 Sep


Hey Friend,

Here’s a quick post with a few little updates for ya! Fall starts soon and I’m feeling it. I just finished knitting my Cowichan-style sweater and need to get started on some mittens and a scarf or two, methinks.

Sheepish Grin Knit Company has a brand spankin’ new logo. This is because it was originally designed for signage for a brick and mortar shop. That is, to be seen BIG!!! But with the direction things have gone, I’m now using the logo on ball bands for yarn. That is, SMALL!!! So I’ve redesigned the logo to be more clear and simple. Tell me what you think.

In related news, I’ve almost got the Etsy shop ready to open. I think by the end of the week everything should be in order. I’ll keep you posted. And please accept this humble reminder that Thursday, September 20th will be my last day for the season at the Vernon Farmer’s Market. So, if you can’t make it this Thursday, the Etsy shop should be open (almost) right away. Or, if you’re in the North Okanagan and would like to peruse my yarn, please contact me and we can meet up in person.

Lastly, I’m going away next week and I need something to put into my knitting bag. Any ideas?

With love from the Maker’s House,

Sylvia

Big News!

7 Sep

Hey friend,
Today I have big news for you. Sheepish Grin Knit Company will be at Got Craft? Vancouver at the Croatian Cultural Centre on December 8th and 9th!!!

We are so, so, SO excited about this. There are tons of awesome vendors including Sublime Stitching who I just luuurrrve as well as makers of beautiful jewellery, letterpress and so much more! You can see a list of all this year’s makers here.

In preparation, I’ll be stocking up on all our yarns in all the current colourways and creating some new ones too. I’ve got a lot of work to do and some huge orders to place, so I’m going to run now and start making lists.

In conclusion, OH MY GAWWWWD!!!

With love from the Maker’s House,

Sylvia

Fall Knitting Classes

28 Aug

Hey Friend!

I’ve been getting quite a few questions about my fall knitting classes, so here we go. All of these classes are offered at the Vernon Community Arts Centre, located in beautiful Polson Park. Word to the wise, classes there fill quickly, so if you wanna hang out and learn to knit, sign up sooner than later. All of the materials lists are on their website and I’ve added links so that you can register if you see one you like!

Hope you see you at the Arts Centre this fall. With love from the Maker’s House,

Sylvia

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Knotty Knits

Thursdays, October 4-November 1, 6:00 – 8:00pm
Don’t get yer knickers in a knot! Skip the frustration and sign up. You’ll learn all the basic stitches to get started with needles and yarn. Discover how to decipher those cryptic knitting patterns, too! Learn the skills in several small projects including a stitch sampler and a knitted ornament so that you’ll be knitting on your own in no time! Please note that the Oct. 18th class will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 17th. Members $70 Non Members $80 Register here.

Stark Raving Knitters

Thursdays, November 15-December 13, 6:00-8:00pm
You already know the basics and you want to get more out of your yarn and needles. This class covers intermediate techniques like: knitting with more than two needles, colourwork, basic openwork, shaping garments and more! Solidify your written-and chart-pattern reading skills, too! Members $70 Non Members $80 Register here.

Knitty Clinic: Thrummed Mittens

Tuesdays, December 4 & 11, 6:00-8:00pm
Thrummed mittens are a Canadian classic. Hailing from northern Newfoundland and Labrador, their warm, fleecy insides will keep your fingers warm on the coldest of winter days. This clinic covers the construction and techniques that go into includes a free thrummed mitt pattern by Sylvia V. Students must be fluent in basic knitting and have some experience knitting in the round on double pointed needles. Members $ 35 Non Members $ 45 Register here.

Knitty Clinic: Socks for the Way You Walk!

Tuesdays, November 13 & 20, 6:00-8:00pm
Got cold feet? Make some socks! If you know the basic knitty skills and are ready to go beyond the realm of scarves, this clinic is for you. Learn from a custom pattern designed by the instructor with the new-sock-knitter in mind. Members $35 Non Members $45 Register here.

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