Filmed Thursday, May 21st, 2020
Welcome to all our new and returning viewers! Physical Distancing continues, so we are filming via Zoom
Store News: 00:57:11:03
Glenda is wearing Love’s Promise by Amanita Agata Mackiewicz
Marled Alpaca Hat. No pattern, made with leftovers from the shawl
Works in Progress
Socks for Mike in TurtlePurl Yarns Striped Turtle Toes in the 88 Stitches colourway.
Giant Grapevine Blanket - this is an upsized version of my baby blanket pattern that I wrote last year (apologies to everyone who has test knit it for me, for not publishing it sooner!). This was measured out to be quite large - I think this is smaller than I was thinking, but I’m not sure how much it will block out. Yarn is Custom Woolen Mills Mule Spinner 2-Ply in Jade Heather
The big news is that our storefront is open again! We have implemented some new guidelines, which I will be posting on our website. Here are the essentials:
Only 2 people in the shop at one time. As you come in, please check with staff to see if you can come in - or just take a quick look to see if there are other people already there.
We are only having 1 staff member at a time, so please be respectful of their time. They can’t offer hands-on help (we cannot touch your yarn or needles) but we can give advice, time permitting. If you need detailed help, please email us
Please use the provided hand sanitizer when you come in, and only touch things you might buy
From 11am to Noon on weekdays, we are open only to Seniors and those with Health Concerns.
Our online shop is still open for store pick ups; we have shifted our ‘Free Shipping’ minimum to $75 now that the store has reopened. If you want to pick up your order, we will email you when it is ready. Please come between Noon and 5:30pm on weekdays, and by 4:30pm on weekends.
Podiversary Giveaway Winner:
Please contact us to claim your prize!
WCW Bingo-A-Long 2020
Key Rules for Bingo
You must declare your two challenges by January 31st
You must create 24 unique projects, no double dipping
You must have Ravelry project pages for all your projects
You need to be a member of the Wet Coast Woolies Group in order to qualify for a prize.
Your challenges cannot be the same as things that are already on the board, unless you plan to do two of those things. Someone is making three Christmas stockings, for example; one is for the ‘winter holiday’ item, the other 2 are for the challenge square.
You can keep moving around your FOs until you declare a completed row. Once you claim a row, those items have to stay in their assigned squares!
In Episodes 89, 90, and 91, we gave some notes on special squares. There are also a lot of questions (and answers!) in the Bingo 2020 registration thread, and the January/February Chatter Thread. Ask us if you are unsure about anything - be sure to tag us so that we don’t miss your question.
New plans coming soon for our next Warm Hands Network Charity Knit-In. Last fall, we held a 12 hour knit-in at the store, inviting people to come and knit with us to make items for the Warm Hands Network. We collected 171 items in total, which exceeded our goal of 150 items.
If you want to start knitting and saving up items to contribute in the future, the guidelines are available at http://www.warmhandsnetwork.org/, and in the Warm Hands Network Ravelry group.
Please knit or crochet items for children aged 1 to 18 (with generous sizing) and use yarns that are at least 75% wool or other animal fibre (alpaca, yak, possum, etc). Think warm: rolled brims on hats, long sleeves on sweaters, extra-thick mittens, etc. For ideas about specific items check out their Ravelry group.
Stay At Home Sweater-A-Long
We are having an almost daily Zoom Chat for anyone wanting to join our Stay At Home Sweater-A-Long. Everyone is working on a different project, at various stages of completion. The point is really to help you tackle a sweater (either knit or crochet) - you can ask questions, get help with your patterns, or whatever you need.
There is a Stay-At-Home KAL thread in our Ravelry Group which has the link for the zoom meeting. I change it periodically, but it will always be the one in the first post. Most meetings are in the evenings Vancouver Time, but you can join from anywhere.
WCW Virtual Knit Groups
These are being held on Thursday Mornings from 11:30am to about 1:30pm, and on Monday evenings at 7pm. Look for the Zoom meeting links in our ravelry group. Everyone is welcome to join!
Check out Kelsey’s new YouTube channel, and learn how to make some yummy treats!