May Happenings

Hello Everyone!

We’ve been busy down at the shop. Just when you think you’re getting settled you end up rearranging things, putting this and that here and there. It’s an endless process and than you to all our volunteers who give their time to make Once Upon a Sheep a great little shop.

We’re loving this new yarn! 60% Cotton 40% Acrylic


May and June are the months that our yarn companies get their fall line up ready to show and so the sales reps load up their cars and they hit the road touring around to all the LYS’s. That’s the fun part of what we do – seeing all the wonderful yarns and choosing which ones we want to bring you.

So we are asking you for input into the process for us. We want to know how better to serve you and have prepared a short survey for you to fill out. It should only take you only a few minutes to fill it out, but your answers will help guide us as we order for the fall. As always, feel free to message us through the comment section below, our email address, our Facebook page or on Ravelry.

Here is the survey:



We’ve added some more yarns to our sale bin!

30% off plus!

Come and check them out.

Happy knitting & crochet!


April Happenings

Hello fellow knitters and crocheters.

We’re all beginning to settle in to the new space quite nicely and finding a place for everything. The volunteers at the shop are all waiting for you to drop by and see our new space and latest goodies we’ve received.

Woolith Fair is Happening Now!

Come on down to the shop with your passport for Woolith Fair 2018!

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We have a special sale on – 25% off all yarns! The PK or FVKG (Fraser Valley Knitters Guild) discount does not apply to sale yarns, but does apply to needles and accessories, which are not on sale.

Focus on Yarn

I’ve been working with one of our new yarns and if you follow us on Instagram (@onceuponasheepyarn) you’ll see what I mean. I decided to try out the new yarn we got in this spring from Katia’s Concept line – Cotton Cashmere. It has 90% Cotton and 10% Cashmere – just enough to soften the yarn a little bit more.

Baby Teddy Hat

I’ve been using 3.25mm needles with it for a 26 st tension, and I made a lovely little baby teddy hat for the shop as a sample. You can see that there was still so much yarn left when I finished the hat. What could I make with it? I decided on a cute little pair of booties from one of the books in my collection. (Sorry for the different colour – Instagram filters)

cottoncashbootiesHowever, even after that I still have yarn left! So I’m going to make up a pair of tiny mittens to go with the hat and booties. I’ll likely have yarn left over still after that.



So kudos to Katia for a great yarn that’s lovely to work with and seems to last forever! I knit this for the shop but I think I’m going to buy some of the cream or tan colour and make a baby set for a future grand baby.

New Bags!

We’re so excited to tell you about our new bags! I was looking for a place to source new bags for the shop and I stumbled upon a local company in Richmond that uses recycled plastic to make their bags. Econobags are made from recycled plastic sourced from a recycling company in Burnaby. We used a local artist, Derek Chiu, to design the lettering for us and we picked them up in time for Woolith Fair.

We’re quite pleased with how they turned out. I was surprised to find out they mostly ship to the states and don’t have Canadian customers! Let’s try to change that and spread the word about these great bags doing our bit for the planet!

Fall Ordering Time…

It’s almost time to get our orders for the fall together. We’ll be meeting with distributors soon and choosing yarns and colours – always so much fun! We’re looking at some local yarn companies and indie dyers as well and hoping to bring yarns to the shop you’re going to love.  If there’s a yarn you’d like to see us carry, let us know by dropping us an note at We’d love to hear from you.

Happy knitting & crocheting!


Spring Has Sprung!

Here in the Lower Mainland we’re having a great Easter long weekend weather wise. The sun is shining and I feel the urge to start knitting up some some spring or summer knitting. I love cotton yarns and blends and we’ve got quite a few of them in our shop. Here are just a few of the yarns we’ve got for you. Be sure to come in and see what else we have in our new location!




One thing I love about being a knitter is community. There’s nothing more enjoyable for me than sitting with a group of knitters and crocheters and sharing in the creative process. Sometimes we sit and knit quietly. Other times there is laughter and dropped stitches. Every time there is a sharing and fellowship of the heart.

You are welcome to drop in any time to knit or crochet, but you will find this special kind of fellowship every Tuesday night from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. If you’re looking for a community of knitters, you’ll find it at Once Upon a Sheep. I hope you’ll check out our Tuesday Night Drop In one day. You’ll be glad you did.

Annual Mad About Ewe Sale!

February 8th, 9th, & 10th

(Thursday, Friday & Saturday)

from 9 am to 4 pm


This is our favourite event of the year!
We look forward to seeing you there…

Now is the time to stock up!
There will be a 25% Discount on all regular priced yarns, needles and accessories
As always, we will have our “Clearance Room” with great bargains to be had at deep discounts

Additional Information

  • Passionknitter (PK) or West Coast Knitters’ Guild (WCKG) discounts will not apply
  • All sales are final
  • Please bring your own reusable bags

To prepare for the sale, Once Upon a Sheep will be CLOSED from Tuesday, February 6th & Wednesday, February 7th


We Are Moving!

Yes, we are moving and we are excited at the new possibilities!

Due to the increase need for space at The Salvation Army Ridge Meadows Ministries, the Shepherd’s Heart Society was asked to find another space to operate from. We’ve been so pleased to have the assistance of the Executive Director, Darrell Pilgrim, and his staff, who have always supported Once Upon a Sheep, and as a result we have been successful in locating the perfect spot.

We will be sharing a space with one of the ministries from The Salvation Army – Sonia’s Cradle at our new location at 22554 Lougheed Hwy beside the Family Education & Support Centre. They are excited about us coming there as well. Screen Shot 2018-01-15 at 5.28.37 PM

We will be occupying the left side of the building and will have our own store front entrance.

We will be having our grand opening at the new location on Tuesday, February 20th, 2018!

Please watch this page for more information to come. We’ll be having news of new yarns we’re bringing in, our big Annual Mad About Ewe sale in February with even more deals than ever before.

Stay tuned!

The Board of Directors of The Shepherd’s Heart Society