Thursday, May 30, 2013

Lettuce Knit Is Good For You


The Lettuce Knit patio. Photo courtesy of Lettuce Knit via Facebook
You can't get lettuce at Lettuce Knit but it is readily available in surrounding Kensington Market. As is cheese, fish,  lima beans, dried fruit, vintage clothing and furniture, organic beef, spices, and pretty much anything else. For lunch you can try burrito, sushi, empanada or falafel. The Market is one of Toronto's most eclectic neighbourhoods for shopping and eating. At the heart of this international bazaar, for more than ten years now, Lettuce Knit has been teaching knitting and selling beautiful yarn on Nassau Street. Once again, they are part of the TTC Knitalong.

"Ange and Sylvie purchased Lettuce Knit on July 1st last year and weren't quite sure what to expect when the first team of the TTC Knitalong arrived last year, but now we are ready.  There will be prizes, snacks and discounts.  And of course, you will see first hand a kaleidoscope of incredible colours and fibres," says manager/owner Sylvie.

Lettuce, as it is fondly called by regulars, features weaving, spinning, crochet and of course, knitting. They offer a variety of classes and host a lively social knit night each Wednesday. A point of particular pride is their mandate to support Canadian indie dyers. Rain City Knits & Indigo Moon from BC, Julie Asselin & Kathryn Drysdale from Quebec, Rhichard DeVrieze from New Brunswick, and Blueberry Pie Studio from Ontario are all on hand. Sock knitters will be thrilled to hear that the shop is also well stocked with Socks that Rock.

Closest TTC: The market area is easy to find. It's bordered by the 506 Carlton streetcar on the North, 510 Spadina on the East, the 505 Dundas car on the South and 511 Bathurst to the West

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