Friday, April 21, 2017

Save the date!  Saturday July 15th, 2017 marks the return of the TTC Knitalong.  We have a new team at the helm and will be updating this site with details over the next few weeks, so stay tuned!

Saturday, September 5, 2015

The Final Count. Wow.

The yarn dust has settled and the math has been done. We are thrilled to announce that the 
2015 TTC Knitalong raised a record $2900.00 for Sistering!!!! 

Thanks to everyone for coming out and making the day so special. We hope you all had fun. A huge thank you to all the sponsors, donors, & volunteers who were so generous. 
Please visit our participating sponsors and stores often and let them know how great we think they are!

 Qiviat Level Sponsors

Merino & Cashmere Donors

Monday, June 15, 2015

LYS Roll Call

Can't decide which amazing LYS is your favourite? Need information on a yarn store you've been meaning to visit for the first time? Like a reminder on which stores take part in the TTC Knitalong?

Well stay tuned. Over the next few days, we will be posting the profiles of all 10 participating shops along with any news or updates they'd like you to know about. We hope this helps you pick the teams that are the best match for you in plenty of time before Saturday's sign ups. If your first choice fills up fast, don't worry! As you are about to see, each of the Knitalong stops is uniquely awesome and well worth a visit. We're just thrilled that the LYS's from previous years are as excited as we are that the TTC Knitalong is back!

Thursday, June 11, 2015

2015 TTC Knitalong - Registration Starts Soon!

Is everyone ready for the biggest TTC knitalong ever?

Route announcements and Registration for the 2015 TTC knitalong will begin at Noon on Saturday June 20th.

Once again we will be using the automated registration system and the same policy of registering a maximum of 2 people at a time.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Save the Date!

The 2015 Knitalong is scheduled for Saturday August 22. 
Registration will begin in late June.
Watch this space for details.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Ladee Bee Lands in The Junction

photo courtesy of LadeeBee on Facebook

In the heart of the Dundas West strip known as The Junction, is another new stop on the TTC Knitalong. Thank you for joining us LadyBee.

This latest LYS had been operating as part of another retail establishment at this location.. They recently took over the whole of the two floor corner shop.

On the airy, sun filled, first floor you will find a lovely yarn selection that includes harder to find items like Ella Rae Lace Merino and Sakura Cotton. Spinners will be happy to hear of the roving available, hand-dyed by Turtlepurl and LadeeBee herself. They also carry cross stitch, embroidery and needle felting supplies. On the lower floor is a large table surrounded by a huge selection of beads and jewelry making supplies. There is ample seating on both floors to sit 'n knit.

The Junction is a family friendly neighbourhood and the store has responded by holding classes for both adults and children. Owner Melissa McColl hosts Crafty Kids Saturday afternoons on a drop in basis. Check out the Facebook page for deets on the weekly projects. The store is also occasional host to other arts and crafts events such as the upcoming June 21 Summer Solstice Fair.
LadeeBee looks forward to welcoming you on July 12. Those of you choosing a team with a midday stop there will be happy to find many great lunch and coffee options nearby.

Closest TTC: The #40 Junction bus between Dundas West Station & the Runnymede Loop passes very frequently with a stop right in front of the store.

Knitters West! Welcome to Wool Gathering

Detail of one of the rugs created by Wool Gathering. Photo courtesy of  Wool Gathering.

After heading bravely into Scarborough for the first time last year (Creative Yarns is back this year! Yay!), it only seemed right to give Etobicoke its due. It’s been a few years since the Knitalong hit Kipling Station, so we are very happy that Wool Gathering  has recently opened to fill that void.

Wool Gathering is Toronto’s newest yarn and knitting store. They have a lovely yarn selection and several comfy chairs in which to knit with it. What sets them apart is that  they also specialize in traditional rug hooking, selling the fabric strips and supplies you need to create your own beautiful rugs.  A beginner? Don’t worry – there’s a class for that! There are also specialized knitting classes available such as the upcoming one on thrummed mittens.

 “The store is set up so it is welcoming to come and sit and knit or hook for an afternoon or an evening.  I want people to be comfortable coming for an extended period of time.” says owner/manager Jo-Anne Harris.  Jo-Anne has been busily building up her inventory and class offerings according to what her customers want and is always open to suggestions regarding what you’d like to see at your LYS.

Currently the shop is on reduced summer hours getting ready for a busy fall. However, Joanne is often in the shop working and is happy to accommodate requests to visit outside of posted hours. Visit the website for details. Stop by on your own or as part of a Knitalong team to see the gorgeous rugs on display.

Closest TTC:  Located on Advance Road at Kipling, just three stops from Kipling station on the 44 Kipling South bus.