Streetknit is once again participating in WWKiP Day this Sunday at High Park. We’ll be hanging out with the non prescription cialisbrand viagra 100mgDKC, cialis for daily usebuying cialis onlineSistering and canadian pharmacy viagracialis onlineNeedlework Guild of Canada in High Park at Picnic Area #15. More details brand cialis online no prescriptioncheap cialishere or cialis for daily usecialis indiahere. Bring your needles and yarn, a chair and your lovely selves down and sit a spell!
Hope to see you there!
It is with a sad heart that Streetknit says goodbye to Nathalie-Roze’s (bricks and mortar!) store. Nathalie-Roze has been a big supporter of Streetknit for a long time and we wish her all the best in her new online store (check out http://www.nathalie-roze.com/ for the details).
In the meantime, Streetknit is on the look out for a new drop off location in the east end. Stay tuned!
Once again Streetknit is participating in World Wide Knit in Public Day on June 9th. This year we’ll be breakfasting at Wise Daughters – with breakfast sponsored by local Junction businesses Locomotive and Tea Blendz, and live jazz piano provided by Michelle Willis! Check here for more details.
Then we’re off to Nathan Philips Square to join the Downtown Knit Collective for the afternoon. Come by and see us – we’ll be accepting donations and have yarn and needles available if you want to join us for some very public knitting!
Streetknit has been invited again this year to knit for those without a home on the second floor of the Gladstone Hotel during Nuit Blanche
. We will be providing needles and wool and lessons if so desired to help generate some warmth for the ordinary angels in need in our own community. Please come join us and be part of the project that connects us all one stitch at a time.
In other news StreetKnit is now on Twitter! Follow us @StreetKnit!
This Sunday, September 25th, Streetknit is holding a knitup at the Leslieville Farmer’s Market. Come on down anytime between 9 and 2, bring a chair and your knitting, chat with other knitters and enjoy the market!
Streetknit will be providing yarn for those who want to make something for the homeless and we’ll even have a few things on the go if you just want to do a few rows.
Directions to the market can be found here. Hope to see you Saturday!
Every year, knitters congregate at a Jays game to watch baseball and knit. This year, Stitch’n Pitch is being held on Wednesday July 20th and Streetknit will be there! Drop by our table and say hi and feel free to bring in any donations you may have! Here are some details, courtesy of Haley over at Knitomatic:
Stitch ‘N Pitch
is fast approaching! This year the fibre-sports mashup is being held on Wednesday July 20th. If you’ve never been to a Stitch ‘N Pitch, it’s it’s a big get-together for needle arts enthusiast, conveniently located at a baseball game (it’s the only venue that can seat all of us and also serves beer).
There will be giveaways for the first 600 people who pass through the gate (although they don’t tend to run out), plus a plethora of prizes and maybe some other freebies!
The Street Knit Project will be in attendance this year, collecting hand made outerwear for Toronto’s homeless. Knit designer Amy Swenson will also be joining us on the field at the7th Inning Stretch. Finally, there’s a contest for Stitch ‘N Pitch kids to join Amy on the field!
The tickets are available at a variety of local stores (see below), they’re just a flat price of $20 (but you have to pay cash). You can also get the tickets online, but they’ll service charge you at least an extra 5 bucks per ticket.
- Toronto Blue Jays vs. Seattle Mariners
- Wednesday July 20th, 7pm
- We enter at Gate 1, right near Skywalk
- Tickets $20 (cash,) in the store
Needles & Knits 905-713-2066
Knitters Bazaar-The Quilted Cottage 1-888-304-4418
Len’s Mill 519-752-5072
The Purple Sock 705-686-3455
Angela’s Craft Centre 905-627-9905
Happenstance Books and Yarns 705-652-7535
Gitta’s Charted Petit Point 905-274-7198
Serenity Knits 905-710-3283
Unwind Yarn House 905-954-1153
Knit One Bead Too 905-815-7712
The Wool Bin 905-845-9512
Crop Circles 705-201-1097
Port Hope, ON
The Black Lamb 905-885-0190
Never Enough Wool 905-985-0030
Richmond Hill, ON
Knitters Attic 905-508-5637
Creative Yarns 416-331-8085
St. Mary’s, ON
Macpherson Arts & Crafts 519-284-1741
St. Thomas, ON
Little Red Mitten 519-207-2880
Cock-A-Doodle Quilts 416-785-4449
Lettuce Knit 416-203-9970
Quilters Block 416-285-7400
The Knit Cafe 416-533-5648
The Purple Purl 416-463-1162
The Wool Mill 416-696-2670
Shall We Knit? 519-725-9739
This past Tuesday I was invited to visit a knitting circle held at the Kennedy and Eglinton branch of the Toronto Public Library. I was made most welcome by a lovely bunch of ladies of all ages and thoroughly enjoyed myself! So much so that I’m going to ask my local branch if they would be interested in hosting one! A few bags of yarn as left for the knitters to turn into hats and scarves for Streetknit (let me know when you run out ladies, I have lots!) and I’m looking forward to my return visit to pick up the completed items and to spend some time knitting in such good company. A huge thank you to Marie for organizing the knitting group and for inviting me over! If you live near Kennedy and Eglinton, stop by on Tuesday nights between 6 and 8 – all knitters (and even crocheters!) are welcome.
Just a reminder that this Sunday is the Streetknit Yarn Swap, scarf relay, International Yarn Bombing Day and Worldwide Knit in Public Day. Come on down to Wise Daughters and join in!
And next Saturday, June 18, the lovely folks at The Purple Purl are hosting their own Worldwide Knit in Public event (really, it’s more of a WWKIPWeek than Day) at Leslie Grove Park (Queen and Jones, in the heart of Leslieville). A Charity Knit-out is scheduled and Streetknit will be the recipient of all those donations! They’ve organized free hat and mitt kits for you to come down and put together and there are instore incentives if you finish your donation within two weeks. So bring your needles (4.0, 4.5, 5mm) and probably a lawnchair and spend a couple of hours in the sun (hopefully), enjoying the company of likeminded folks! Many thanks to Jennifer and the rest of the staff at the Purple Purl for organizing this event and for choosing Streetknit as their charity of choice. Hope to see you there!
From time to time I get donations of yarn – old stashes, odds and ends and whathaveyou. Some of this yarn is highly practical and useful for Streetknitters and is passed on at knitups or to various groups. But some of the other yarn is of a fancier variety. Since it’s currently occupying space in my basement, I’m pleased to announce that this coming June 12 (Worldwide Knit in Public Day), Wise Daughters will be hosting the first every Streetknit Yarn Swap. Bring us your practical, your conservative, your everyday yarn and trade it in for some fluffy, fantastic, fabulous stuff! We’ll trade balls of yarn one for one, but if you bring in a hand knitted donation for Streetknit, then we’ll trade it for two balls of your choice. Come early for the best selection – supplies are limited! You can also participate in the scheduled yarn bombing and we’ll be having a scarf knitting marathon too! Hope you can join us!
Worldwide Knit in Public/International Yarn Bombing Day Party
Sun, June 12, 1:00 – 5:00
Wise Daughters Craft Market
3079B Dundas Street West, Toronto
in the heart of the Junction!
I received this email a few weeks ago but due to a vacation and some family complications, I haven’t had a chance to post it. So without further ado, from St Felix Centre to all of you knitters out there, a big thanks!
On behalf of everyone here at St. Felix Centre we want to send a big huge THANK YOU to you and all your knitters, for the hats and scarves brought to us by Bambi Rutledge. The day after the bag arrived the temperature went to -22 and we were able to give hats and scarves to three men who live on the street. They couldn’t believe it. Alex, who is a lovely soft spoken man, with a good education, who lives with serious depression, said quietly to me – “these are so lovely and you can tell they’re hand made and in good wool. I can’t tell you how much this means to me or how I can thank you.”.
I think Alex has said it all. You have all made a real difference in a wonderfully tangible way. And when all is said and done, there’s not much more in the world that could be more important is there?
St. Felix Centre
I don’t really have too much to add to that except my own thanks to you all for your support of Streetknit.