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1128 Martin Grove Rd
Toronto, ON, M9W 4W1
Canada

Toronto-based yarn and gift store focusing on Alpacas and sourcing natural fibres spun in North America. Alpacas have a luxurious, naturally hypoallergenic fibre, which occurs in twenty-two natural colours. Additional collaborations with Indie Dyers, create an endless colour palette to choose from.

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NEWS

KNITTING COMFORTABLY

kerstin kerr

The first shipment of this wonderful new book by Carson Demers is almost sold out but a second shipment is on its way. It is available in the shoppe on Martin Grove Rd and I am also shipping it on request. The best way is to contact me with your postal code and I can provide the exact cost to ship. The cost of the book is $62 CAD + 3.10 tax.

Have a wonderful day! Take breaks and go for a walk:)

 

Summer news!

kerstin kerr

After a busy Spring which included The Toronto Knitters Frolic (which was awesome) the sale of my husbands business (which was stressful) some travel to visit family (which was wonderful) and some health issues (which was not fun but better now) we had the absolute privilege of a vacation in St Lucia for some needed rest and recovery!

Summer Hours at the shoppe are as follows:  Tuesday to Thursday 11-5, Some Saturdays 10-2 and by appointment. I am using the Summer pace to reorganize, add new products and learn new skills...On July 8th I will be taking a beginners weaving workshop which I am really looking forward to. Check out www.rovingtextiles.com for more information.

Hand dyed sock yarn by Paula of Li'l Red KettleHead is available at Alpaca Avenue now and perfect for Summer knitting....come on in and take a look at the lovely selection of Stout Sock BFL, Fine Foot BFL and Fine Foot 50!!

This book will be available from me very soon...contact me if you are interested .... be sure to watch the interview with Carson Demers on the latest Fruity Knitting Podcast.

Over the Summer I am planning to find more local alpaca yarn which is where my focus is and more delicious hand made soap by Tara of On a Branch Soaps will be here tomorrow:) They make wonderful hostess gifts....the packaging alone is beautiful and the soap is awesome:)

I came across this quote by Jennifer Edwards, a watercolour and fibre artist whose work inspires me. I will leave you with it and wish you many happy hours of making beautiful things! "Befriend interruptions. Befriend new directions. Befriend busyness. Befriend the curiosity to try new things!"

Have a wonderful Summer and don't forget your hat:)

 Hand made by Anna Shoub www.hatjunkie.com 

 Hand made by Anna Shoub www.hatjunkie.com 

Taking a break.

kerstin kerr

WOW!! the Toronto Knitters Frolic is over and it was amazing! It was busy and a lot of fun to be with so many fiber enthusiasts in one place! I want to thank everyone who came and helped, brought food:) and who purchased items from us...it is with much appreciation that I say Thank you!! It is our 5th year at the Frolic and each year, it has grown a little and much of it can be attributed to the help and direction of my friend Paula and her husband Michael as well as the support of family and knit night friends:) I will be taking a break to tidy, regroup and decide what direction Alpaca Avenue should take from here. Hours of business and contact information will be posted on my website.

Wishing you times of rest and refreshment as you make beautiful things with your hands! 

Gratefully yours...Kerstin

Countdown to The Toronto Knitters Frolic

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Vendors and customers alike are getting ready for The Toronto Knitters Frolic!! I am looking forward to it and catching up with knitting friends and seeing all the beautiful work that will be on display!  Alpaca Avenue will be in Booth K24 and all the details that you need are available on http://frolic.torontoknittersguild.ca/

Are you a fan of the beautiful Kitchen Sink Lopi ?? There will be lots to choose from:)

Are you a fan of the beautiful Kitchen Sink Lopi ?? There will be lots to choose from:)

O-Wool Local will be available in all the colors as well as 2 kits...one shawl and one scarf...

O-Wool Local will be available in all the colors as well as 2 kits...one shawl and one scarf...

Locally sourced alpaca sock yarn...

Locally sourced alpaca sock yarn...

Natural....and hand dyed....

Natural....and hand dyed....

There will always be lots of natural alpaca yarns from several local farms in all different weights from lace all the way to the interesting rug or creative yarns...

There will always be lots of natural alpaca yarns from several local farms in all different weights from lace all the way to the interesting rug or creative yarns...

Soapnuts will be available in trial sizes packages....and lavender buds to scent and protect your yarn and hand knits.

Soapnuts will be available in trial sizes packages....and lavender buds to scent and protect your yarn and hand knits.

A peak at some beautiful pottery yarn bowls....in 4 different designs :)

A peak at some beautiful pottery yarn bowls....in 4 different designs :)

Well, that is a random sampling of things that will be coming to the Frolic with me and we are very happy to be able to offer a brand new selection of hand dyed sock yarn by Paula of Li'l Red KettleHead!  I hope to see you and welcome you to come and say hello!!