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Yarn Swap

April 9th, 2016 at Jackson’s Falls Country Inn

2 pm to 4:30 pm

Jackson’s Falls Country Inn

1768 County Road 17 Milford

This is a free event for the whole community!

Bring along full balls or skeins of yarn that you are interested in trading with someone. We will be doing the swap in a way that you will be swapping yarns of equal value with the yarn that you bring in.

Any yarns that are leftover after the swap will be going to a group of charity knitters.

Also bring along any knitting magazines, books or patterns that you are tired of and want to trade as well!


Freebies! What Could be Better!

imageWhen I came into ownership of Rosehaven I acquired a rather large amount of knitting, crocheting, Piecework, Fibre Focus and other magazines. Plus of course there is also my own stash of magazines to add to that.

They were all a year or so old and not worth really anything much but there were still some good patterns in them and then I thought why don’t we work a trade system? ¬†Originally the idea was that people could bring in their old magazines and trade for some different ones. I quickly discovered that when someone brought me their magazines it usually consisted of large bags of them!

I quickly changed the whole trade idea to just take what you like and if at some point you have a few to donate back, great! If not I wasn’t going to worry because we seem to have an never ending supply of magazines! I think one of the best things that came out of this idea was the day a woman came in to check things out on her way to visit her elderly mother who at one time was an avid knitter, sewer and all around amazing crafter. Her mother was unable to do any of the things she loved due to her arthritis but she still loved to see what others create. I loaded this lovely lady up with lots of magazines of different crafting genres and sent her happily on her way.

She popped back into the shop about a week later with some of the magazines to return and said how it made her mother’s day to have all these magazines to look through. She got very excited about all the creations in the articles and spent the entire week pouring over the magazines. It really made my day hearing that!

It proves that sharing can be fun so come and check out the pile of magazines and get a good laugh over a few of the much older ones and grab a couple with ideas and patterns you would like to create.

New Textural Yarns In the House!

I am a lover of anything colourful and textural when it comes to my knitter’s dreams so when Marsha came with her books of samples from Estelle and I saw these my heart was going pitter, patter rather loudly!

hudson-estelle yarnhudson_455 ocean floor hudson_768red hudson_760pastel rainbow




These are the three colours we currently have in stock. I make a cowl out of the pastel rainbow one. It turned out gorgeous and it only took an evening to knit up.

I love those quick instant gratification projects!

They also come with a pack of the free patterns that the yarns have been used on, like this one.

New Yarns from Rowan!

Hi All,

Thick n Thin 963 Shale - CopyJust giving you a heads up that we have two of Rowan’s newest yarns. There is the yummy soft and varigated coloured Thick & Thin wool yarn by Rowan.

Sweater knit with Rowan Thick & Thin yarn.
Sweater knit with Rowan Thick & Thin yarn.

Kidsilk Haze Eclipse 454 AquariusAlso adding to the ever popular Kidsilk Haze Rowan mohair they have created Eclipse, which is the similar to Kidsilk Haze but with the addition of a bit of glimmer. A sparkly thread to plyed with the mohair to add a dash of sparkle to your knitted garment.

A sweater knit with Rowan Kidsilk Haze Eclipse.
A sweater knit with Rowan Kidsilk Haze Eclipse.