December 14, 2014 – Christmas Hours

Merry Christmas!

In case you missed the news, we’re open on Mondays in the weeks leading up to Christmas. The last Monday we’re open is December 22nd. We will be closed Monday December 29th.

More specifically, here’s the schedule for the weeks of Christmas and New Year’s Eve:

Open from 10am to 4pm on Monday December 22nd and Tuesday December 23rd.
Open from 10am to 1pm on Wednesday December 24th.
CLOSED on December 25th and December 26th (and Monday December 29th).

Open from 10am to 4pm on Saturday December 27th and TUESDAY December 30th.
There will also be our regular Tuesday night drop in from 7pm to 9pm.

Open Wednesday December 31st from 10am to 1pm.
CLOSED New Year’s Day.

We will re-open with our regular hours of 10am to 4pm effective January 2nd, 2015.

Thanks to our customers for your patronage of our little shop, we couldn’t have the success we’ve had without you!

 November 5, 2014 – CLOSED November 11, 2014

To honour our Veterans we are closed on Tuesday November 14th and will re-open at our regular time on Wednesday.


October 5, 2014 – 1 DAY SPECIAL SALE

img_2598On Saturday, October 25th during our regular hours of 10am to 4pm, all regular priced yarn and knitting needles will be 10% off with an additional 5% off for PK members and for members of the West Coast Knitters Guild who present a valid membership card. We’ll also have a variety of hand-knit items up for sale.

This special one day sale is to help us meet our goal of purchasing a much needed new cash register for the shop.

We hope you’ll save the date and visit us on October 25th for some great deals, and a chance to see all our new fall yarn!

September 1, 2014 – Welcome to Fall!

Welcome to September! It might still feel like summer but here at Once Upon A Sheep we’re back to our regular hours effective Tuesday, September 2, 2014.

OPEN: TUESDAY to SATURDAY from 10 am to 4 pm


OPEN: Tuesday evening from 7pm to 9pm for our drop-in knitting night, feel free to drop by for purchases as well.

We’re looking forward to seeing (and hearing) what our customers have been up to. New yarns will be arriving soon, keep checking here for further updates, or if you’re on Ravelry or Facebook I hope you’ll join us there.

July 4, 2014 – Summer Hours – Corrections!

We are now on reduced hours during the summer months.

Open Tuesday to Saturday from 11 am to 3 pm (not 10 – 4 on Saturday as earlier stated).

We are closed on Sunday and Monday, and all Canadian Statutory holidays.

Have a great summer!

February 5, 2014 – 2014 MAD ABOUT EWE SALE!

It’s time again for the much anticipated MAD ABOUT EWE SALE!

img_2597This year’s sale falls on three days – February 13, 14 and 15. We’ll be closed February 11th and 12th in order to get everything ready for this event. Please note that our PK discount will not apply during this sale.

Stay tuned for more details!

January 11, 2014 – Happy New Year!

I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas season, however you chose to celebrate!

January always seems, for me, to be the month of fresh starts – except for this year when I came face to face with the cold hard truth that I had many MANY more unfinished projects that I ever allowed myself to admit to. Being a member of the Ravelry community has been both a blessing and a curse, for while it has allowed me to become super organized as to what I’ve knitted, what I intend to knit, and what supplies are already on hand; it has also been that little niggling voice that reminds me of projects abandoned for fresher, newer, prettier projects.

img_2596With this in mind I took it upon myself to finish some of the projects that I started with such good intentions and get them out to the intended recipients. Items that have languished to the point where there is no saving them will be taken apart and the yarn recycled into the stash.

So that this recycled yarn doesn’t just sit in a box my plan of attack is to utilize Ravelry’s Pattern Search option and find something that will work with my yarn. Sometimes this means I get to head to my LYS (local yarn shop) for something to compliment or contrast with what I have on hand. Other times once I’ve finished this project I can head to my LYS for a reward, whether it’s a knitting tool I’ve coveted or a magazine or even more yarn. The promise of a reward is that dangling carrot that keeps me moving.

If you’re stuck for project ideas or just stuck on a project, the staff of Once Upon A Sheep Yarn Shop would love to give you a helping hand. We hope you’ll stop by soon for a visit and share with us what your knitting plans are for 2014!

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