Tag Archives: Knitting

Knit City At The PNE Forum October 1- 2

27 Sep

PurpleYarnThe 5th Annual Knit City takes place at the PNE Forum this weekend.  If you love to knit or want to learn, this is the event for you.  There will be a variety of workshops, demonstrations, book signings, tips and a host of vendors on hand with everything you need to knit. If you are interested in the workshops, the deadline for registration is Wednesday, September 28th.  The event runs from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on October 1st and 2nd. Admission is $10 per day or $15 for a weekend pass, children under 12 are free (admission is cash only).   If you get hungry, some delish food trucks will be on hand including C’est Si Bon, NamaChickpea, Vainicey Pakoras, Melt City, Culver City Salads and Serious Sausage. So whether you are looking for vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, meat or coffee, they’ve got you covered.  Added bonus is the Girl Guides of Canada will be on hand, so if you are craving their chocolate mint cookies, you will find them at the PNE Forum this weekend. For a full rundown of vendors and workshops, we invite you to check out Knit City 2016.  If you are unable to attend this weekend’s event, but want to learn how to knit, we invite you to check out Baaad Anna’s Yarn Store on 2667 East Hastings Street.  They have a variety of workshops for all ages and levels of experience.

Knit City At The PNE Forum October 3 & 4

2 Oct

PurpleYarnKnit City ‘A Modern Fibre Event’ happens on October 3rd and 4th at the PNE Forum, 2901 East Hastings Street. If you are a maker and love to knit or want to learn, this is the event for you.  There will be a variety of workshops all day long, plus demonstrations, tips, tricks and much more. There is quite the extensive list of vendors.  For a full rundown of who will be at this weekend’s event, we invite you to visit Knit City.  If you get hungry, quite a few food trucks will be on hand including Varinicey Pakoras and Taser Grilled Cheese, Big Red’s Poutine, Disco Cheetah, Serious Sausage and Johnny Pops.  Admission to the event is $10 per day (children under 12 are free). Your admission includes free demonstrations, book signings and a chance to win a gift basket filled with items from participating vendors. Event runs 9:00 am to 5:00 pm each day.

Photo Credit: Ula Kapala

Baaad Anna’s 5th Annual Knit-A-Thon-Fundraiser December 8th for Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre

4 Dec


Baaad Anna’s is hosting its 5th Annual Knit-A-Thon this Sunday, December 8th from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.  You are invited to come down for an hour, two or whatever time you can spare and knit hats, scarves and mittens for the folks at the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre.  Baaad Anna’s will also be accepting donations of canned food and cash for the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre.   For all those knitters that contribute food, you will receive 15% off all yarn this Sunday.   If you have yarn to donate, that is welcomed as well.  For any yarn that is not used, it will redistributed to local schools and seniors groups.  Also, donations of yarn can be dropped at the store anytime during regular business hours: Saturday to Tuesday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm and Wednesday to Friday 11:00 am – 7:00 pm.   For more information, contact Baaad Anna’s at T: 604-255-2577 or info@baaadannas.com.  I hear there will be a great spread of treats, fruit, hot chocolate and tea for all those who participate in the Knit-A-Thon.  Baaad Anna’s is one of many local businesses giving back to the community this Christmas.  Come out and support this great cause.

Knit Social 2013 Croatian Cultural Centre October 26th & 27th

23 Oct


Knit Social is back for a second year at the Croatian Cultural Centre, 3250 Commercial Drive.   If you love to knit, purl one, purl two this event is for you.  There will be a lots of great workshops, demos, tips, tricks and much more. The list of vendors participating in this weekend’s event is quite extensive, but include Baaad Anna’s, Astor Tsang, Drama Llama, The Red Fox and Gown, Sanjo Silk, Vegan Yarn, The Wacky Windmill and Yarn Makes Me Happy. For a full rundown of all the vendors on site for the show, visit Knit Social’s website.  If you get hungry, food trucks will be at the venue for the duration of the show specifically: The Bean Buggy, Varinicey Pakoras and Taser Sandwiches.  Knit Social will also be giving away 50 swag bags this weekend, but instead of handing them out at the door, they will be drawing 25 names each day at 1:00 p.m. If your name gets drawn, you win a bag.  Knit Social takes place Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day. Admission is $5.00 (cash only) with children 12 and under free.

Photo Credit: Ula Kapala

Autumn Knitting Soiree Sunday October 6th At River District

3 Oct


A Vancouver Knitting MeetUp group holds bi-monthly knitting meet ups at the River District, 8683 Kerr Street, in SE Vancouver.  I quite like their intro line “Does life have you all tied up in knots? Join us at the River District Knitting Club to unwind!”   They invite you to come knit, purl, spin and laugh with those who understand the desire to take a long piece of thread fiber and create something uniquely yours.  All ages are welcome and no experience is required, but they request that you bring your own materials and equipment.  If you have some unused or unwanted yarn, needles or pattern books lying around, you are invited to bring them to swap and trade. This Knitting Club will be meeting this Sunday, October 6th from 4:00 – 6:00 pm for an Autumn Soiree. RSVP is requested. You can contact them at River District Knitting Club.

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