Wednesday, May 9, 2018

MARVELOUS MAY

We have finally seen the tail end of winter and it is full steam ahead for all the wonderful outdoor stuff that we have been itching to do from gardening to home renos, hiking to boating, and planning summer road trips too.


Speaking of heading out on the open road....... Did you know?  We are participating in an exciting NEW event, a yarn crawl!!  Yes, that's right... from June 9th to September 3rd, so fasten your seatbelts and fill up the car with fibre-loving friends, its going to be a really fun summer. 


This is the inaugural year for the
COTTAGE COUNTRY YARN CRAWL- a great way to introduce you to eight wonderful shops in our neck of the woods, Muskoka, Haliburton and Kawartha area.  Experience the unique ambience each yarn shop has to offer, discover new products, get your passport stamped at every store for entry into our grand prize draw, collect your FREE limited edition crawl button and CLUES for our Mystery Crawl Cowl, connect with other fibre enthusiasts, all the while exploring the area with friends and family who decide to join you on the journey.  Check out the COTTAGE COUNTRY blog right here for all the details and to print off your passport.  Once you have your passport in hand, take some time to plan out your route.  This is a self-guided tour and with more than two months to crawl through cottage country you will have plenty of opportunity to check out each and every store along the way at your leisure.  We will also be posting shop special events, plus recommendations for lunch and interesting sightseeing options to make it a really fun outing.    


Happy Crawling!






Wednesday, April 4, 2018

AWESOME APRIL

Yay!  Its April... the month that transitions us from a wintry white landscape to a somewhat greener terrain.  We have a lot packed into these thirty days and hopefully the fun activities will get you through to the sunny days of May. 


Lets start with the first item on the agenda-


Each month at Muskoka Yarn Connection, we try to feature a 'Muskoka Maker'... someone who creates an outstanding product or service, and is passionate about working with their hands.  Its our way of supporting local business and sharing what we love most about our community.


This month we are featuring Muskoka Soap Box, a home-based business owned and operated by Colleen Nisbet, " I make soap with quality, natural ingredients that uses colour, design, fragrance and botanical elements to create functional art that not only looks beautiful in your soap dish but makes a silky, soft lather that you won’t be able to resist."


Colleen will be here on Friday April 6th from 1 to 3 pm with a SPRING sampling of her scent-sational soap collection. Her soaps are lovingly-crafted from botanical ingredients and truly look good enough to eat!  Drop by and meet Colleen and learn a bit more about the soapmaking process!








If you are looking to branch out from knitting and get hooked on crochet ... we have a really FUN Crochet Basket Workshop happening on Saturday April 14th from 1 to 3 pm.  Ideal for beginners and those who want to refresh their crochet skill set, this project is worked in the round (no seams!) in a squishy-soft cotton rope yarn that feels as soft and stretchy as your favorite T shirt.  Its machine washable and comes in two sizes, LITTLE BERTHA and BIG BERTHA. We have more than SIX fashionable shades to choose from including Aqua and Woodberry (shown below). This exclusive pattern is included FREE with your workshop fee.  
Please contact the shop to sign up. 








On Saturday April 21st, we will be celebrating LYS Day. Its an inaugural event designed to support your Local Yarn Store and offer knitters, crocheters, and fibre enthusiasts an opportunity to come together and share in a close-knit community. 
We have a fun-filled day planned with a MAKE n TAKE WORKSHOP, plus a 20% discount on yarns, and a preview of OUR newest samples, yarns and accessories for SPRING. Bring a friend or bring a WIP and join in our knitting social.
BE  inspired ....
BE creative ....
BE social ....





Wednesday, February 28, 2018

MARCH - A - LONG

The first robin has been sighted and its all uphill from here!!  Spring is officially within grasp.  To keep our spirits soaring and our fingers busy, we have a few fun things planned for the month of MARCH.


First up... our MARCH - A - LONG !!


We have chosen a great project...







S U N S H I N E ~ C O A S T
by Heidi Kirrmaier 


The pattern is available here to purchase on Ravelry or in store.  This stunning A-line pullover is knit top down with NO seams!  There are many ways to customize the style to suit your liking.  Short sleeves or long sleeves... stripes or gradient....ribbed borders or moss stitch edging.... whatever you choose. Here are just a few ideas from fellow knitters to inspire you. 


If you would like to join, just head on over to our EVENTS page and follow along here where we will post weekly updates with hints and tips to get you from start to finish. We will also host an in store KAL every Friday in March from 1 to 3 pm. You are welcome to join in either in person or follow along at home. 


Here comes the BONUS... Receive 20% off your yarn purchase for this KAL... just mention the code: Sunshine Coast







Saturday, February 10, 2018

SAVE THE DATE

If you love celebrations....   you wont want to miss this one!!  We know its a busy time when summer rolls around, so for that reason, we wanted to give you plenty of notice for this B-I-G shindig!!




Stay tuned for more details....





MYSTERY NEEDLE FELTING WORKSHOP



This is the month to really heat things up with a fun fibre-filled afternoon.  Bring a friend and double the F-U-N!


To register please call the shop or drop in before February 24th. 



Thursday, December 28, 2017

JANUARY CLASSES

Are you all geared up for 2018!  A NEW YEAR... A NEW PROJECT... A NEW TECHNIQUE.... we have a full line up of classes starting in January to keep your needles clicking!



Saturday, December 16, 2017

HAPPY HOLIDAYS

Its beginning to look a lot like K N I T M A S!  At least in our tiny corner of the world where the piles of snow are fluffy and white outside and the skeins of yarn are multi-coloured and just as fluffy inside. 


We are counting down the days until Christmas and planning NEW workshops, classes and fun events for 2018.  Stay tuned for our January calendar.   


Wishing you a warm
and wonderful holiday season!






HOLIDAY HOURS
Dec. 23rd: OPEN 10 to 3 pm
Dec. 24th - 27th: CLOSED
Dec. 28th - 29th: OPEN 10 to 5 pm
Dec. 30th: OPEN 10 to 3 pm
Dec. 31st - Jan 1st: CLOSED