Sunday, 4 December 2011

Your throw will steal the show

This afghan in cool colours is part of Universal 
Yarn's afghan kit collection. The kit includes yarns 
and instructions and costs $99. Stix & Stones can 
also create kits specific to what you're looking for 
in cotton, silk, mohair or any other yarn. Start 
envisioning your perfect throw! 
Enhance your living room with a cozy throw this winter. Not only does a throw keep you warm and toasty. It's also great for pulling the colours of a room together, and for introducing an accent colour that will make your space come alive. If you can't find that perfect throw in the stores, think about making it yourself. With North Bay's Stix & Stones around it has never been easier! This downtown knitters' paradise has everything you need for the project: needles and hooks, afghan kit collections, beautiful yarns and an enthusiastic knitting community to support you in your efforts. A visit to Stix & Stones is sure to get your creative juices flowing. And if you're hesitating about taking on yet another project, you have the option to buy one of the fantastic throws displayed in the store. Just take a look at these:

This throw is knit as a square and comes
in a range of beautiful hand-died variegated 
wool yarns. You need two skeins at $16 each,
thick needles and one very bad movie night to 
complete it. The result: a gorgeous, highly 
personalized afghan. Tempting! 

Let yourself be inspired by Universal
Yarn's afghan knit collection.
This amazingly colourful afghan is 
made by Dianne Giroux and is for
sale at Stix & Stones. If you prefer 
a calmer colour scheme, the throw 
below by the same knitter could be 
an option. $295 each.

This baby blanket is also knit as a square and should
be a piece of cake (says the time optimist). It is made
out of wool yarn and requires four skeins at $9 each.
Whether it's a throw or a quilt, who doesn't want
to see our little ones warmly wrapped up and
happy? In a future blog, I'll show inspiring quilt photos
and beautiful quilts available in our local stores. 


  1. This is my favourite knitting store in the whole world. The owner, Rae, is supportive and sweet, and really knows her stuff. She hosts knitting classes, knitting help nights, and social knitting nights, to help both beginners and experienced knitters "get their knit on"!

    I made one of the afghans featured, and it was easy, quick, and the results were incredible! Made a VERY loved gift.

  2. Thanks for your comment, Kim. Yes, Stix & Stones truly is an inspiring store! Even for those of us who are not knitters (yet!), I recommend a visit to check out super funky fashion for yourself and your home.


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