Tuesday, May 05, 2009


Its Alive!

We're back! Check out the details here and be sure to mark your calendars!


Sunday, June 24, 2007


A Big Thanks!

Now that we're coming out of our yarn induced comas, we'd love to thank the kind and generous folks who donated to our awards ceremony. Without their donations we wouldn't be able to award the ones who Most Needed A Sherpa, was a Yarnorexic, had one of the First Finished Objects, Traveled The Farthest to be on our KAL or any of the other prizes we handed out. But since people were so generous, The Naked Sheep was practically bursting at the seams!

ALTERKNIT donated two $25 gift certificates
AMERICO donated three skeins of cotton yarn with a hooded shrug pattern
AMY SINGER donated two knitting bags from Timeless Totes
CRYSTAL PALACE donated yarn and needle gift packs
ESTELLE DESIGN & SALES donated three balls of sock yarn (each ball enough for 1 pair of socks)
KNITOMATIC donated six secret kits (Did you win one? Please let us know what it contained!)
SOAK donated three Soak gift packs
THE SWEET SHEEP donated two skeins of sock yarn
BERYL TSANG donated two scarf kits made up of nice and naughty yarns.

Thanks again to all that donated!! We appreciate your support!

Read all about it

Did you blog about the KAL? Send us the link and we'll reference you here. Below is the list of links for the team captains:

Central Team

West Team

North Team

Thursday, June 07, 2007


Rabble Rewards

The yarn shops on the Knit-A-Long always make it worth the Rabble's while to visit! Here's the details on what two shops have in store for us on Saturday, and only on Saturday. Remember it's not too late to register for the West or North teams!

Village Yarns (West Team): visitors will get a personal tour, personal shopping assistance, and lots of chances to win the door prize!

The Naked Sheep (all teams):

Here are some other exciting items that are currently on sale at the Naked Sheep:

In addition to these great deals, The Naked Sheep will also be giving out a gift with purchase to the first 5 people who purchase $100 or more before tax and a Yarn Girls Guide note card pattern to anyone who spends $50 or more before tax.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007


Registration Update: One team full!

The Central Team is now officially full!

But there's still space on the North team (meeting at the Starbucks near Passionknit, starting at 9am) and the West team (meeting at Village Yarns, arrive by 10am), and you're welcome to join us! Register at ttcknit.register@gmail.com.

Monday, May 21, 2007


Details on the day! (includes passport link)

TTC Knit-A-Long logo

Saturday June 9th, 2007 is International Knit in Public Day and those crazy fibre fashionistas will once again be taking to the subways, streetcars and buses of Toronto?

Why KIP? According to Jacquie Blackman of the Toronto Knit Collective, “Knitters have rights! They’ve been hiding in their yarn stash for far too long it’s time to take knitting to the streets.”

Katherine Hajer of the Toronto Knit Rabble adds, “Knitting in public teaches children where socks, sweaters and toques really come from. Contrary to popular mythology, it’s not the mall!”

Riding on the success of their three previous knit-a-longs the Knit Rabble is inviting hip, funky and ironic knitters of every shape, size and colour for their second Spring Fling—a fantasmagorical day of “Stash Enhancement Adventures” (a.k.a. yarn shopping).

The brainchild of Knit Blogger Vivienne Suen and Knitwear Designer Beryl Tsang, of Tit-Bits fame, the Great TTC Knit-A-Long seeks to reclaim public space while celebrating craft and art. Knitters wishing to join the Knit Rabble can start their day at one of three locations: the vibrant Village Yarns at Bloor and Royal York, the latte-fuelled Alterknit St.Clair or the ever-so-elegant Passion Knit at Yonge and Lawrence. From there they will “Ride the Rocket” and hit the city’s best independent yarn stores, including Fab Haley’s Knitomatic; the Grande Dame of them all, Romni Wools; the funky Lettuce Knit and the new kid on the block Americo. The Rabble will be wrapping up the day in the Beach at “nabe fave” the Naked Sheep, where rumour has it champagne and treats and maybe Knitting Royalty will be waiting.

Schedule for 9 June


West team: "Go West, Ye Knitters, Go West"
10:00 Village Yarns
11:30 Romni Wools
12:30 Lettuce Knit

North team: N X NE
9:00 Starbucks near Passion Knit
10:00 Passion Knit
11:30 Knitomatic
1:00 Lettuce Knit

Central team: The Central Committee
9:00 Alterknit -- light breakfast menu available (including waffles!) -- see menu for pricing
10:30 Knitomatic
12:00 Lettuce Knit


All teams
Lunch in Kensington Market, Americo, Art on Beads
Commandeer Street Car and KIP to the Naked Sheep for the After Party

To register contact the Knit Rabble at ttcknit.register@gmail.com. The Great TTC Knit-A-Long Passport can be downloaded from the Knit Rabble here. Registration includes:

There will even be prizes for “First Finished Object”, “Most original Object”, Yarnorexia, “Wittiest Knitticism” and “Needs a Sherpa.”

Don't forget that there is a $2 registration fee and you will need to have a valid TTC Day Pass (or a Monthly Pass, tokens, or lots o' loose change).

Rumour has it that a film crew may also be following us!

Sunday, April 29, 2007


Calling all Knit Rabble -- get ready

Are you a mighty, mighty yarnovre?

If the answer is yes...

Then join the Toronto Knit Rabble on what Liz Clayton as described, "Roving Party" and Spring Fling on Saturday June 9th, 2007.

Details to follow, but rumour has it that we have new stores (Village Yarns and Americo) to forage for stash in, a bead expedition at Arton planned and an after party at the Naked Sheep to look forward to... there may even be a film crew surreptitiously filming us.

Watch this space...

Tuesday, January 30, 2007


Yarn Id and Knitting Super Ego

Yes there is such a thing as yarnoholism. In a recent therapy session the following transpired. BTW: I'm not the yarnohol, I'm the therapist.


Me: Natalia, what would you and your mother Anne like to discuss with me today.

Natalia: Well I think that my mum really needs to deal with her umm, habit, you know.

Me: Actually I don't. (Knitting)

Natalia: My mum is a yarnoholic. I've been to yarnateen, and they tell me that I must let her take responsibility for her own life, if she doesn't sleep all night because she's trying to finish a shrug, I'm not to call her office and say that she's sick when she's really yarnover.

Anne: I thought that knitting in moderation would be good for me. I've gone to a few guided self change sessions, with professional help, you know to try to cut down and be in a supportive environment. How was I to know they would all turn out to be enablers? But we're really committed to communing with the higher power.

Natalia: I don't buy your story that Romni Wools is a higher power.

Anne: Well, they have a cashmere section, doesn't that count for anything?

Natalia: You have a problem, mum!

Anne: I don't have a problem, I just knit too much. It's cold out and I need sweaters.

Natalia: (Rolling eyes) You're in denial mum.

Anne: I am not an addict,I managed not to knit for one whole day. I can stop any time I want. I just won't finish anything if I do. We will be overrun with UFOs and then where would we live? Do you want Fritz to be homeless?

Natalia: (Rolling eyes again) Isn't there a residential program she can go to?

Me: Yes, but they make you crochet instead.

Natalia: Arghhhh!

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