Filmed on June 5th, 2020
Welcome to all our new and returning viewers! We are coming to you via Zoom, from Vancouver and Surrey
Glenda is glendamcdonald on Instagram, and Glenda on Ravelry
Sweater Segment: 00:56:28:06
Store News: 01:17:42:23
Octopus Sweater (aka Tweedy Grey Hybrid the 2nd) - made this in 2008/09; some stitches had broken on the cuffs and the turning rows were all wearing thin. I frogged back and redid the cuffs and bottom hem.
Trucker Pullover - this is from last fall; the sleeves were too short so I frogged them back and added an extra inch of length. Mike might want the body lengthened as well - I’m making him wear it a bit more before I change it.
Works in Progress
Socks for Mike in TurtlePurl Yarns Striped Turtle Toes in the 88 Stitches colourway - 1 sock is done!
Giant Grapevine Blanket - this is an up-sized 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 2-Ply in Jade Heather
Raglan Sweater knit in Katia Merino Aran, I am not using a pattern exactly. I compared three different raglans I already had patterns for and chose numbers based on my gauge and the size of sweater I am hoping to achieve (something that will fit an 8.5 year old and last him a couple winters!).
Corofin Asks: I never really know what cast-on to use for different projects - long-tail, German, Norwegian; provisional, cable, etc. I’m starting a top down sweater, Gemini and don’t know the best one to use even though it says long-tail.
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. Please don’t linger if there are other people waiting. You can ‘pre-shop’ on the website to get an idea of what you might be interested in - that way you can be more efficient on the busier shopping days.
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 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 Prize Winner:
We have not heard from you yet - please contact us to claim your prize! If we don’t hear from you by June 10th, we will pick a new winner (the winner was announced in Episode 98 - you have to watch in order to win! ;)
WCW Bingo-A-Long 2020
May Bingo Winner, please contact us to arrange for delivery of your prize!
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.
Stay At Home Sweater-A-Long & Virtual Knit Groups
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 Monday Nights from 7:00pm to around 8:00pm, and on Thursday Mornings from 11:30am to about 1:30pm. 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!
Temporary Closure of In-Store Shopping
Due to the rising numbers of COVID-19 cases in BC, we have temporarily closed our bricks and mortar shop. We feel that there is an increased risk right now in the busy store environment, even with all of our precautionary measures in place. Our biggest concern continues to be, the health and wellness of our staff and customers.
Online shopping is still available, however, there will be some delays in processing and shipping of orders. Local Pick-Up will also be delayed. We will contact you to arrange a pick up time.