Yarn Bombing!

Let’s Have Fun!

If you have never heard of Yarn Bombing, it is described on Wikipedia as:

“Yarn bombing, yarnbombing, yarn storming, guerrilla knitting, kniffiti, urban knitting or graffiti knitting is a type of graffiti or street art that employs colourful displays of knitted or crocheted yarn or fibre rather than paint or chalk.”

This is a very different and fun way to use up the extra yarn you have on hand.  The actual yarn bombing will take place around June 11th in Mission.

If you would like to contribute strips to this community project, please drop them off at Once Upon a Sheep before 4:00 pm on Tuesday, May 30th, and we will deliver them for you.

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Thanks to Our Volunteers

In recognition of National Volunteer Week from April 23rd to 27th, we would like to express a huge Thank You to all of our volunteers who keep the shop running so smoothly.

In addition to assisting our customers and staffing the shop, there are many endless hours spent behind the scenes as well. Your dedication, knowledge, special skills and individual talents are very much appreciated.

Woolith Fair Starts Friday!

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Woolith Fair 2017 Yarn Crawl Starts Friday
We are open
Friday, April 28th and Saturday, April 29th
10 am to 5 pm
Don’t forget to drop off your 8″ squares to support the blanket drive for Variety – The Children’s Charity of British Columbia by April 29th.

And, while you are in the shop, be sure to enter our “Button Guess” for a chance to win a $20 Gift Certificate for Once Upon a Sheep

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Visit the Woolith Fair website (click here) to learn more about this fun event and be sure to download your official Woolith Fair Passport ahead of time to participate in their prize raffles!

Woolith Fair Coming Soon!


Once Upon a Sheep is a Passport Stop on the
Woolith Fair 2017 Yarn Crawl

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We are Open:
Friday, April 28th and Saturday, April 29th
10 am to 5 pm

During this event, Once Upon a Sheep is offering:

  • 10% off all regular priced yarns, needles, and accessories; plus
  • an additional 10% discount for shoppers who hold a current Once Upon A Sheep Passionknitter Discount Card or a valid West Coast Knitters’ Guild Membership Card.

Woolith Fair is asking Crawlers to help support the blanket drive for Variety – The Children’s Charity of British Columbia by knitting or crocheting an 8″ square using a soft, acrylic based yarn. You can use any pattern or thickness of yarn, provided it is mostly acrylic (and therefore machine washable), and soft to the touch.

Your knitted or crocheted squares can be dropped off at Once Upon a Sheep anytime between now and April 29th. 

So far, we have collected some lovely squares, but please help us make a much larger contribution to this great cause.

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Note:
  • Woolith Fair actually runs Friday through Sunday; however, we are CLOSED on Sunday, April 30th.

Visit the Woolith Fair website (click on the link below) to learn more about this fun event and be sure to download your official Woolith Fair Passport ahead of time to participate in the prize raffles!

New Arrival: Cascade Hampton

Cascade Hampton
$14.00 / 100 g skein (250 m)
Hampton is a Pima Cotton and Linen blend of yarn that boasts a delicate texture and shine. The natural look of linen paired with soft Pima cotton in this DK weight yarn is the yarn you will fall in love with. Hampton is the perfect choice for summer shawls and garments.

 

DETAILS

  • 70% Pima Cotton / 30% Linen
  • Weight: 100 g / 3.5 oz
  • Approx: 273 yards / 250 m
  • Knitting Needle Size: US 5 – 6 / 3.75 – 4.0 mm
  • Knitting Gauge: 22 – 24 sts = 4″ (10 cm)
* Suggested gauge only. Yarn weight is based on Craft Yarn Council guidelines.

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Suggested Care:
Hand Wash Cold. Lay Flat to Dry.

 

3rd Shipment of Spring Yarns

 New Yarns

Diamond Little Darlings Jack & Jill DK

100% Premium Anti-Pill Acrylic
$8.00 per 100 gram ball (250 meters)

Diamond Little Darlings Soft

75% Acrylic / 25% Polyamide
$7.00 per 50 gram ball (95 meters)

Diamond Tradition

42% Wool / 51% Acrylic 7% Nylon
$12.00 per 100 gram skein (200 meters)

Diamond Luxury Summertime Light

55% Acrylic / 26% Cotton / 9% Linen / 10% Polester
$9.00 per 50 gram ball (140 meters)

Diamond Luxury Pure Organic

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55% Organic Merino / 45% Organic Cotton
$8.00 per 50 gram ball (230 meters)

New Stock

James C Brett Flutterby Chunky

100% Supersoft Polyester
$10.45 per 100 gram ball (175 meters)

James C Brett Marble Chunky

100% Acrylic
$14.99 per 200 gram ball (312 meters)

 

 

 

Another Shipment of New Yarns and Colours Just Arrived

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New Yarns

Berroco Pima 100  –  $12.99 / 100 gram skein
 Berroco Remix Light –  $15.59 / 100 gram ball

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Berroco Vintage DK –  $8.99 / 100 gram skein

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UPDATED:  Berroco Modern Cotton DK –  $11.10 / 100 gram skein

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New Colours

Berroco Folio  –  $9.75 / 50 gram ball

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Cascade Yarns Sunseeker Shade  –  $9.00 / 100 gram skein

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