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Mar-17-2019|The PWS Team|Happy St.Patrick’s Day!Apr-28-2019|The PWS Team|The First Annual Peace Fibre Fest is on today in Dawson Creek.Jun-8-2019|The PWS Team|Happy International Knit in Public Day Take your knitting and a picnic lunch and enjoy a day in the park.Jun-14-2019|The PWS Team|First day of Yarn Crawl. Grab your Passport. Shop early, shop often. Enjoy!Jun-25-2019|The PWS Team|Learn a new bind-off technique. Romi demonstrates a decorative edge finishing.Jul-1-2019|The PWS Team|wishes you a Happy Canada Day!Sep-15-2019|The PWS Team|Last day of Yarn Crawl. Go to your local yarn store for another fun visit and don’t forget Fibre Fest next Sunday.Sep-22-2019|The PWS Team|Fibre Fest today! Come enjoy a day full of fibre and fun.Jun-21-2019|The PWS Team|First day of Summer - Plan your vacation carefully. Visit as many yarn stores as you can. Happy Yarn CrawlJul-13-2019|The PWS Team|Darling Deviance is having their Grand Re-opening today in their new location: 6549 Hart Highway (in the Hart Shopping Centre) Come enjoy the festivities!!Sep-14-2019|Yarn and Sew On|Looking forward to meeting new and "old" knitters. A chance for knitters/crocheters/crafters to meet and greet.
 => I keep my end tables full of knitting projects so I don’t have to dust them.
 => I’m a yarnaholic on the road to recovery ‑ JUST KIDDING ‑ I’m on the road to the yarn store.
 => Why do spiders spin webs? Answer: No one’s ever taught them to crochet!
 => You know you knit too much when . . . You take yarn to a wedding in case there’s a little time before the bride comes down the aisle. Double points if you are the bride.
 => People say that love is the best feeling. But I think finding the clearance section at the yarn store is better.
 => I am not a hoarder. I am an explorer of new yarns.
 => You know why I knit? If I clean the house, do the laundry or wash the dishes it just gets dirty again. But if i knit something IT STAYS KNITTED
 => If you ever see me gazing into the distance and wonder what I’m thinking about, the answer is YARN.
 => Behind every great knitter ‑ is a big pile of yarn
 => So this lady was driving down the highway crocheting as she drove. A highway patrolman noticed her and began pursuit. He drove up next toher car, rolled down his window and yelled, “pull over!” She yelled back,”no it’s a scarf!”
 => I’m knitting you a sweater. Do you want it too big or too small?
 => It’s not a pile of yarn ‑ it’s a pile of potential.
 => What happened to the cat who ate a ball of yarn? Answer: She had mittens!
 => When knitters go to heaven they get a comfortable chair with good lighting and all the time they need to make those things that they didn’t buy because they could make them. Knitters who have been very good also get a cat that doesn’t tangle their yarn.
 => My doctor suggested a high fibre diet. So I went yarn shopping.
 => In the nineteeth century, knitting was prescribed to women as a cure for nervousness and hysteria. Many new knitters find this sort of hard to believe because, until you get good at it, knitting seems to cause those ailments. ~ Stephanie Pearl‑McPhee
 => I do wish you wouldn’t argue with me when I’m knitting. ~ Gerald Durrell
 => And in the act of making things, just by living their daily lives, they also make history. Knitting is clothing made in spare moments, or round the fire, whenever women gathered together. ~ Anne Bartlett
 => The only place where housework comes before knitting is in the dictionary.
 => Some days you eat salads and go to the gym. Some days you eat donuts and crochet all day long. It’s called balance!
 => Mr Howard Saxby, literary agent, was knitting a sock. He knitted a good deal, he would tell you if you asked him, to keep himself from smoking, adding that he also smoked a good deal to keep himself from knitting. ~ P.G. Wodehouse
 => There are twice as many knitters as golfers in North America. Still, if you walk into any airport in North America, you can find a golf magazine but not a knitting magazine, even though you can’t golf on a plane. ~ Stephanie Pearl‑McPhee
 => It took me years and years of trial efforts to work out that there is absolutely no knitting triumph I can achieve that my husband will think is worth being woken up for. ~ Stephanie Pearl‑McPhee
 => Who can focus on work when there are so many pretty yarns in the world?
 => A clean house is a sign of not having enough yarn.
 => It is pure potential. Every ball or skein of yarn holds something inside it, and the great mystery of what that might be can be almost spiritual. ~ Stephanie Pearl‑McPhee
 => Really, all you need to become a good knitter are wool, needles, hands, and slightly below‑average intelligence. Of course, superior intelligence, such as yours and mine, is an advantage. ~ Elizabeth Zimmermann
 => Stop telling me I’m hard to shop for. Surely you know where the yarn store is.
 => Click, clack, click, clack, went their conversation, like so many knitting‑needles, purl, plain, purl, plain, achieving a complex pattern of references, crossreferences, Christian names, nicknames, and fleeting allusions. ~ Vita Sackville‑West
 => I’m sorry I didn’t answer my phone when you called. I really only use it to find knitting patterns.
 => Sadly, it is still infuriatingly true that being beautiful without being clever is almost worth more points than being clever without being beautiful, but such are the rules of life and knitting‑they are cruel, but there anyway. ~ Stephanie Pearl‑McPhee
 => There’s one little room in my house which is filled with all my clutter and bits and pieces. My sewing machine is up there, and all my knitting stuff. Its a place where I can go to relax and unwind. I don’t get to spend a lot of time up there, but at least I know its there. ~ Julia Roberts
 => I said to myself “I won’t buy any more yarn until I’ve used up my stash at home” . . . then I laughted and laughed.
 => Note to self: I’m doing the best I can with what I have at the moment. But I’m going to need more yarn.
 => My mother used to do all the things that were important to her after midnight. . . . Sometimes I’d sneak downstairs and see her knitting, or reading, or writing letters. I’d think of her as a thief, stealing the tail end of the day, the hours nobody else wanted or used. ~ Marita Golden
 => Spent all my time looking for a pattern to crochet and now I don’t have any time to actually crochet.
 => What did the invisible man make when he learned to knit? Answer: An afghan like you’ve never seen!
 => I find your lack of yarn disturbing.
 => Now, let us all take a deep breath and forge on into the future; knitting at the ready. ~ Elizabeth Zimmermann
 => If you knit fast enough is it aerobic?
 => I’m not just a crochet artist, I’m also a proficient yarn shopper.
 => It takes a very strong woman to admit she has too much yarn. Which I totally don’t.
 => “Oh, there you are, Albus,” he said. “You’ve been a very long time. Upset stomach?” “No, I was merely reading the Muggle magazines,” said Dumbledore. “I do love knitting patterns.” ~ J.K. Rowling
 => When total strangers notice my knitting, there’s a fifty percent chance they’ll say it’s pretty ‑ but they haven’t got the patience to do it themselves. There’s a one hundred percent chance that I will reply that I knit constantly because I have no patience. ~ Franklin Habit
 => There’s no feeling in the world like the one you get when you actually have time to knit something for yourself.
 => In knitting there are ancient possibilities; the earth is enriched with the dust of the millions of knitters who have held wool and needles since the beginning of sheep. ~ Elizabeth Zimmermann
 => Sometimes I get depressed, but then I remember I have a giant yarn stash at home and that makes everything better.
 => Despite our diversity, the tendency to be accompanied by a cat is an oddity among knitters that cannot be explained. ~ Stephanie Pearl‑McPhee
 => Someday I’ll realize that I never will have enough time to make all those things that I didn’t buy because “I could make that myself”.
 => Yarn fills a special place in my heart. Not to mention my bedroom, my living room, my closet and anywhere else I can find room to stash it.
 => Teach your kids to knit and they’ll never have money for drugs.
 => God grant me the serenity to accept the yarn I cannot return, the courage to change the yarn I can, and the receipt to know the difference.
 => I will clean the house today! I think I’ll start by turning this pile of yarn into a sweater . . .
 => I often dream about a world where I’m in charge. All yarn is free and crocheting makes you skinny!
 => Knitting is very conducive to thought. It is nice to knit a while, put down the needles, write a while, then take up the sock again. ~ Dorothy Day
 => Activities demanding manual and bodily skill, such as knitting, lead to the enhancement of the faculty of judgment. This faculty is actually developed least of all by exercises in logic. ~ Rudolf Steiner
 => There is nothing to fear but fear itself. That and running out of yarm.
 => Practice safe knitting: Look before you sit!
 => If I could just find a way to read and knit at the same time, my life would be perfect.
 => One tends to give one’s fingers too little credit for their own good sense. ~ Elizabeth Zimmermann
 => Sometimes my yarn stash is like the Bermuda triangle . . . yarn goes in and then it’s never seen again. So clearly I have to buy more.
 => Best way to untangle yarn: 1. burn it. 2. go back to yarn store.
 => Wool is a favorite material to use in yarn, and everyone knows that wool yarn comes from sheep. But do you know how many sheep it takes to make a whole sweater? Answer: None, because sheep can’t knit!
 => I’m not a hoarder. This is a carefully curated yarn collection.
 => As I get older, I just prefer to knit. ~ Tracey Ullman
 => Really, handknitting is a dreamy activity, built into many people’s thumbs and fingers by genes already there, itching to display their skills and achievement possibilities. ~ Elizabeth Zimmermann
 => If I gave my mother a knitted scarf she’d be worried I was wasting my time doing stupid stuff like knitting instead of school work. Presenting a homemade knitted object to my parents was actually like handing them a detailed backlog of my idleness. ~ Mindy Kaling
 => Any question asked while I’m counting stitches will be answered with LOUDER COUNTING!
 => I like making a piece of string into something I can wear.
 => If I wanted this sweater to fit . . . I would have bought it!
 => Why are Christmas trees such bad knitters? Answer: They keep dropping their needles!
 => It’s only because I feel like such a philistine spending all that time in hair and makeup that I started to knit. I used to spend that time studying Italian and French. Then after I had two kids, my brain turned to mush and I took up knitting. ~ Felicity Huffman
 => Achieving the state of SABLE is not, as many people who live with these knitters believe, a reason to stop buying yarn, but for the knitter it is an indication to write a will, bequeathing the stash to an appropriate heir. ~ Stephanie Pearl‑McPhee SABLE ‑ Stash Acquisition Beyond Life Expectancy
 => Knitting: It’s not a hobby ‑ it’s a post‑Apocalyptic life‑skill.
 => Don’t think of all that yarn I brought home. Think of all that yarn I let the stores keep!
 => Be kind to everyone you meet. You never know who had to frog their entire project today.
 => Money can’t buy happiness, but it can buy yarn which is kind of the same thing.
 => You never know how truly evil you are until someone makes you lose your stitch count.
 => WARNING: The constant rubbing of two sticks together may produce fire. If this occurs, you need more yarn!
 => Knitter? I prefer the term “Yarn Goddess”.
 => True friendship: Helping someone untangle her yarn.
 => The first time you find yourself having a conversation about moss stitch with a group of people who aren’t desperately trying to escape you . . . it’s like coming home. ~ Stephanie Pearl‑McPhee
 => . . . the number one reason knitters knit is because they are so smart that they need knitting to make boring things interesting . . . they need an outlet or they get into trouble. ~ Stephanie Pearl‑McPhee
 => You haven’t truly multi‑tasked until you’ve counted stitches and carried on a conversation at the sametime.
 => So much yarn. So few hiding spots.
 => Knitters come with strings attached.
 => This weekend’s forecast is mostly knitting with a chance of wine.
 => Pass by the synthetic yarn, then, with your nose in the air. Should a clerk come out with the remark that All Young Mothers In This Day and Age (why can’t they save their breath and say “now”?) insist on a yarn which can be machine‑washed and machine‑dried, come back at her with the reply that one day, you suppose, they will develop a baby that can be machine‑washed and ‑dried. ~ Elizabeth Zimmermann
 => By picking up loops and working in the opposite direction you are really picking up the concavities between the loops, and it is sheer unexpected witchcraft that stocking stitch and garter stitch will permit such an anomaly. Be grateful for this and don’t expect anymore. ~ Elizabeth Zimmermann
 => Housework is for those who don’t know how to knit.
 => What do you mean I have enough yarn? Have you seen my Pintrest boards? It’s like you don’t even know me anymore.
 => How to organize your stash: •by weight •by color •by fibre How I organize my stash: •someday I’ll find a project •it was on sale •too pretty not to buy •what was I thinking
 => You know you knit too much when . . . You get off the train with your knitting bag but leave your suitcase behind.
 => It’s not about how big the yarn stash is, it’s about how happy the knitter is.
 => The way I see it, I have the rest of my life to exercise . . . but these 63 skeins of yarn I just bought aren’t going to crochet themselves!
 => There is practically no activity that cannot be enhanced or replaced by knitting, if you really want to get obsessive about it. ~ Stephanie Pearl‑McPhee
 => I see you don’t use stitch markers. I too like to live dangerously.
 => Buy skein of beautiful, expensive yarn. Spend two years looking for the perfect pattern for it.
 => What did the crocheter say when her doily thread got tangled up? Answer: “I guess that’s what you get when bad strings happen to good people”!
 => Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn’t hurt the untroubled spirit either. ~ Elizabeth Zimmermann
 => I do not run from my problems. I sit on the couch, crochet, and ignore them like a normal adult.
 => Marry the one who gives you the same feeling you get when you enter the yarn store.
 => It is a little known fact that much like birds, who can always find north, knitters can always find yarn. ~ Stephanie Pearl‑McPhee
 => It’s all fun and games until someone loses their stitch count.
 => It is important for knitters to know two things about frogging: that cats are capable of this knitting action and even seem to enjoy it . . . and that foul language is a normal, healthy accompaniment to frogging, whether it is you or the cat that accomplished the task. ~ Stephanie Pearl‑McPhee
 => My other creative outlet is knitting; aside from being fun, it is my antidote to the film business: I have full creative control, there is no development process, and I can self‑finance. ~ Linda Goldstein Knowlton
 => Dear Yarn Shop: Please don’t ask me what I’ll be making with this yarn. I have run out of lies and will be forced to admit that I am just feeding the stash.
 => Personally I don’t think my problem is too much yarn. I think it’s a serious shortage of knitting time.
 => I did this scene in Lars and the Real Girl where I was in a room full of old ladies who were knitting, and it was an all‑day scene, so they showed me how. It was one of the most relaxing days of my life. ~ Ryan Gosling
 => Virginia Woolf’s writing is no more than glamorous knitting. I believe she must have a pattern somewhere. ~ Edith Sitwell
 => What do you get when you cross a sheep with a kangaroo? Answer: A woolly jumper
 => I’m in a bad mood today. Just pour me a coffee, hand me my knitting and slowly back away.
 => The day may come when knitting patterns do not distract me. But today is not that day.
 => The best reason for a knitter to marry is that you can’t teach the cat to be impressed when you finish a lace scarf. ~ Stephanie Pearl‑McPhee
 => Dear Diamonds, We all know who is really a girl’s best friend. Yours sincerely, Yarn
 => I’m not addicted to knitting ‑ I can stop after just one more row . . .
 => I would love to close my eyes and see myself with my girlfriend when we’re 99 years old and I have a pipe and she’s knitting a sweater, and I hope that’s the way it goes. ~ Chris Messina
 => Sticks and stones may break my bones, but sticks and strings excite me!
 => Cat lovers can readily be identified. Their clothes always look old and well used. Their sheets look like bath towels, and their bath towels look like a collection of knitting mistakes. ~ Eric Gurney
 => What do you call the steps it takes to learn to crochet? Answer: A chain of events!
 => Kids are so small, until you have to cover one in knitting.
 => What did the little crocheter dress up as for Halloween? Answer: Captain Hook, of course!
 => Now comes what I perhaps inflatedly call my philosophy of knitting. Like many philosophies, it is hard to express in a few words. Its main tenets are enjoyment and satisfaction, accompanied by thrift, inventiveness, an appearance of industry, and, above all, resourcefulness. ~ Elizabeth Zimmermann
 => I’m sorry for all the things I said when I was yarn deprived. I get kind of cranky when I don’t crochet.
 => Never ask me how much I spent on yarn, hooks or patterns. That will only force me to lie to you. Then I will feel guilty for lying, and of course, I can only allay my guilt by buying more yarn.
 => I make hats with sticks and string. What’s your superpower?
 => I’m not addicted to yarn. We’re just in a committed relationship.