COVID-19 Shop Closure

Dear friends,

Based on government and health authority information and recommendations, we feel the time has come for us to temporarily close the shop and the Tuesday night drop-in.

There has been much thought and prayer over this.  We believe it is the right decision for our customers, our community and our volunteers.

We are in unprecedented times, so the time for re-opening cannot be accurately determined at this time.  How the virus moves through BC will determine what is allowed and how the shop can respond.  We will do our best to communicate with you regularly as things unfold.

We are looking into options for yarn emergencies and will post again if we have a way to do orders over the phone. Stay tuned.

Thank you so much for your patronage and support for our little shop. We appreciate you all very much.

In the meantime, we have yarn and needles and can mindfully knit the hours away while we are isolating at home.

Now is the time to keep in touch with our loved ones. Some of us are in isolation because of our physical health and are in the high risk category for serious illness with this virus. Keep all those affected this way in your thoughts and prayers.

Keep well.

Once Upon a Sheep- Board of Directors


We’re doing our part to keep our community safe

With the rapid spread of COVID-19 around the world, people are concerned about going out and coming in contact with the virus. We want to assure our customers we are doing what we can to keep the store clean and ready should you want to come in.

  • We are sanitizing the door and other surfaces frequently
  • We are wiping down the debit machine
  • We are keeping hand sanitizer by the check out for your convenience.

If you are experiencing any symptoms we kindly ask that you stay home. If you are well and you wish to limit your time in the shop, feel free to call ahead and ask if we have what you’re looking for. We will hold it aside for you for when you come into the shop, making your stop here shorter.

We will continue to be open our regular hours, 10am to 4pm, Tuesday to Saturday.

Our thoughts and prayers are with our community and those whose lives have been affected by this virus. May God bless you and keep you.

New Spring Yarns


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We’re having a fun St. Patrick’s Day!

A sale is on and there is 25% off all GREEN yarns! If you love green or know someone who does, come in from March 17th – 21st, between 10 am to 4 pm and grab all the green you can get your hands on!

And now for our new yarns….


Yes, we have this lovely yarn!  190 metres of DK soft organic vegan cotton. I have a few projects in mind already!

And that is not all…

yarn wool polynesia knit cotton linen viscose light pistachio spring summer katia 77 fhyarn wool cottonyak knit cotton wool yak brown all katia 102 p


yarn wool harmonia knit cotton khaki rust orange spring summer katia 205 p

yarn wool veganette knit cotton polyamide fawn brown mustard spring summer katia 100 fh

Ultra Pima


Concept Polynesia – 56% Cotton – 22% Linen – 22% Viscose, 24sts

Concept Cotton Yak – 60% Cotton – 30% Wool – 10% Yak, DK

Concept Veganette – 90% Cotton – 10% Polyamide, 19sts

Katia Harmonia – 100% Cotton DK striping 540 metres!

Cascade Ultra Pima – 100% Pima Cotton DK


This is something we have brought in to sample. One of each colour of this 100% Llama Lace is 100% super-soft baby llama.  Knit or crochet up your favourite shawl with this beautiful yarn – all 550 metres of it.

Llama Lace Colour Pack


And coming up in April – Woolith Fair. Stay tuned for details.

Happy Knitting!


Mad About Ewe!


It’s that time again!

Our annual Mad About Ewe SALE is happening this month.


10:00 AM TO 5:00 PM

25% off yarns and needles and other great deals!

All sales final!

We hope to see you at the shop during these two days of great deals. Be sure to bring a friend!

Snow & Ice Attack!


With the winter weather upon us in a sudden way and snow and ice all over the streets of Maple Ridge, Once Upon a Sheep will be closing. We do not want any of our volunteers to risk their safety trying and the parking lot is full of snow and not cleared.

Therefore, Once Upon a Sheep will be closed until Tuesday, January 21st, 2020.

Please stay safe and we’ll see you next week.


Holiday Hours

Hello everyone.

We want to let you know what our hours are over the holidays.

Closed Christmas &  Boxing Day

December 27th –  10:00-4:00

December 31st – 10:00-1:00

January 1st – Closed

January 2nd back to usual hours 10:00-4:00

Merry Christmas

& Happy New Year



black friday sale


Friday, November 29th, 2019

Between 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm ONLY!

(PK Discount does NOT apply.)

Join us on Black Friday to get some smokin deals on all our yarns and needles. Yeah, I know, the shop is a bit small and you may even have to line up to get to what you want, but let’s face it, that’s what makes a great sale great!

If you haven’t seen our new yarns this is a great time to catch up on what we’ve got in the shop. Christmas is just around the corner and there is still time to grab  that great yarn to make some wrist warmers, a cowl or hat for that special person in your life.


Don’t forget every Tuesday the women are gathering at the shop for the drop-in. This is a free evening for you to get out in the evening and have some fun with some knitting sisters. Everyone needs knitting sisters! Even if you’re a beginner, someone there will help you through the process and give you some knitting advice. Bring along whatever you’re working on or you can get what you need at the shop.

See you Friday!


October Promotion!



Hello everyone,

It’s been a while since we’ve posted and that’s because we’re busy, busy, busy! What are we doing? Stocking the shelves with all the new yarns and new colours of current yarns! You need to come in the shop and see what’s going on.

First, we have a special promotion. We have a special giveaway for you.

This beautiful yarn and pattern to make this lovely shawl can be yours. All you have to do is come into the shop and spend at least $15.00 and your name will be entered to win this great kit provided by Estelle Yarns.

Meet the newest member of the Estelle Yarns family – Llama Natural Worsted is a Merino and Llama blend that is available in 8 naturally undyed shades. It is extremely warm and soft due to the Llama fibres, and makes stunning sweaters, hats, scarves and mittens. It has 20% Llama, 80% Merino Wool, Hand wash, lay flat to dry. Each 100g skein has 25o mts and you get 20sts tension using 4.5 mm needles.

New Yarns!

We’re so happy to share with you some of the new yarns we’re bringing to you this fall.

Happy Cotton from Sirdar! A beautiful display with great patterns to crochet lovely little creatures. Check it out!

Cotton Merino Craft by Katia Concept. 70% Cotton – 30% Merino Extrafine, 16st tension, 120 mts, 50g.Beautiful yarn, lovely hand and we have this garment on display. Come in and see how it knits up.

Katia Concept Lagom – 47% Merino Extrafine – 40% Cotton – 13% Polyamide. 17st tension, 200 mts in 50g, 4-5mm needles.

Katia Concept Alpaca Silver and Gold. Beautifully soft, 73% Superfine Alpaca – 20% Polyamide – 7% Polyester. 120 mts, 25g, lovely patterns online.

Stay tuned for more to come….

Don’t forget we’re not open this weekend. Enjoy the time with family & friends.

Happy Thanksgiving!

End of Summer Sale 25%


Cloud Cotton

100% Pima Cotton – an aran weight cotton of exceptional strength and firmness and is produced by breeding a selection of Egyptian cottons.



Urth’s Uneek Cotton

The Uneek Cotton line brings rich vibrant colours with an earthy feel to a plant-based and vegan friendly cotton! 100% Cotton DK weight



Cascade’s Anchor Bay

This easy-care, Superwash merino and cotton yarn has great stitch definition and is ultra-soft making it perfect for accessories, summery tops, children’s garments, and baby blankets. The beautiful colors and supple texture will make this one of your favorite yarns! Worsted to DK weight


These and other yarns are on sale August 23 to 30th 

PK Discount does NOT apply to sale yarns


Sold Out!

Beautiful yarn, a blend of cotton, linen and viscose.


This yarn sold completely out! I was disappointed when I came in to town to exchange a colour to finish the Clapotis Scarf in this lovely yarn. It knits up beautifully! Lang yarns are such good quality, we knew this one would not disappoint.


Fall Yarns

Yarns are starting to arrive for the fall. We’re excited to bring some new yarns for you to enjoy. Watch for our next newsletter for a sneak peek at what to expect from this fall’s lineup.

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June News

New Yarns

Beautiful DK yarn, a blend of cotton, viscose and linen. The fibres contraict each other with an exciting result. The shiny viscose just has a subtle pop and the colours are luscious! A 150g ball with 450 metres, it will make a lovely small scarf.LA1010-Model-Img-265x265


Great yarn for knitting light scarves for summer. A cotton/acrylic blend in a DK weight. Tension from 22-28 sts depending on pattern. This ball of striping yarn is 800 metres! Enough to make this triangle scarf below on 5.5 mm needles. Free pattern download here


Summer knitting – a great time for small projects and a chance to knit up some early Christmas gifts for stocking stuffers. Ravelry has some great patterns for dishcloths and hand towels. We brought it a great assortment of multi-coloured Sudz Crafting Cotton


We’re so excited – 25% OFF Winter Yarns*

We are putting all our winter yarns on sale. There are so many that it would be impossible to list them all. You’ll find yarns from Berroco, Cascade, Sirdar, Rowan and all our sock yarns as well.

*There is no PK discount with this sale and all sales are final.