Saturday, June 14, 2008

Summer Hours Start June 14!
Due to the warm weather and construction ourside the store we're starting summer hours a little early this year. Until the construction ends we'll be closed on Sundays and Mondays, once it ends we may re-open on Mondays. All classes remain the same.

Sunday Closed

Monday Closed
Tuesday 11am - 6pm
Wednesday 11am - 6pm
Thursday 11am - 8pm
Friday 11 am - 5pm
Saturday 11am - 6pm

New Holiday: YARN SWAP DAY!
Our last yarn & craft swap was so much fun and was so well received that we are going to host one every month!

Where & When?
Saturday June 21 from 1 to 5pm
Knit-O-Matic, 1378 Bathurst St, Toronto ON M5R 3J1
(416) 653-7849

What is a Yarn Swap?
A yarn swap is a big eco-friendly redistribution of yarn, needles and other craft supplies. Bring in the crafty stuff you never want to see again and deposit it in one of our baskets. Poke around at all the other donations and take home whatever you like. It's OK If you don't have any yarn to bring, you can still take whatever you like. Don't be embarrassed by the quality of yarn you bring, whatever is left over is donated to charities like Street Knit, Sistering Toronto, Women's Shelters and the Hospital for Sick Children, most of whom prefer acrylic!

Next Up: Beauty & Clothing Swap!
Since the Yarn swap went so well we've been asked to host a clothing & beauty swap. If it works well we'll look into making it into a monthly affair on the 4th Sunday of every month.

Where & When?
Saturday June 21 from 1 to 5pm
Knit-O-Matic, 1378 Bathurst St, Toronto ON M5R 3J1
(416) 653-7849

What is a Clothing & Beauty Swap?
It's a little like going to a party at a consignment store, but everything you take home is FREE. Bring in clean & wearable clothes, shoes, handbags, jewellery, accessories and beauty products and take home what you want. Beauty products can range from hair dryer to nail polish. Vintage Clothes are good. All leftovers will be donated to the local Women's Shelter and Goodwill.

For this event to work, PLEASE NOTE:
1. All cosmetics must be new & unused. A brand new shampoo or nail polish that you used once & didn't like is OK, but all lip, eye & other facial cosmetics must be new, unused & unopened. If there are any signs of use better not bring it.

2. Please don't bring clothes that have already had their day in the sun. Use discretion: If it's showing signs of wear, is smelly or is hopelessly out of date
it's best to send them directly to the Goodwill. Here are some helpful guidelines for questionable garments. When you look at it, what are you thinking?:

  • "What were we thinking back then?" = NOT GOOD, save for Halloween
  • "I wouldn't be caught dead in that" = BAD
  • "What's that Stain?" = BAD, anyway you'll need it for court
  • "But homeless people could still use that" = REALLY BAD
  • "I wonder if that smell will come out in the wash?" = INCINERATE IMMEDIATELY
  • "What the Fuck is that?!" = TOO MUCH INFORMATION
  • "This old fabric is special but the style is hopeless" = GOOD, the crafty will likey
  • "I don't know why, but all the kids are wearing things like this" = GOOD
  • "It reminds me of old photos from the 20s/30s/40s/50s" = VERY GOOD
  • "Is Chanel/Prada/Dior a good label?" = GOD

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