Saturday, December 30, 2006

Mary's Yarns

Where: 136 Main Street, Unionville, ON L3R 2G5
The Main Street is at north west of Kennedy Road and Highway 7.
Here is the map.

When: Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm.

Web page:

Phone #: (905) 479-7833

Features: This is a one of a kind, cottage style yarn shop as you can see from the picture!

Friday, December 15, 2006

Sweet Home

Yup! This is the place with Japanese stuff. Special thanks to Kathy Au for taking this nice photo for me!

Where: First Markham Place, Unit 125, 3255 Highway 7 East

Phone #: (905) 479 7833

Feature: I have very limited information on this store since I've only been there once. But certainly this is a nice place for gathering of Cantonese speaking knitsters. They have knitting class available - $60/month. Yes they also have a big shelf full of Japanese pattern books from the latest Keito Dama to some really vintage ones. I think it's worth it to go there and browse through those gorgeous pattern books (and also because First Markham is a huge Asian Mall with hundreds of restaurants - yummy food!) However, these books are not for SALE. If you really like a pattern, you can request for one copy cost at $1/pattern. Most of the yarn there are Japanese brands with prices close to those of the European's. They also carry some American yarns such as Needful.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

More yarn shops to come...

Xmas is coming and I am ready to hunt for more yarn shops!
Here is the list:

Mary's Yarns - 136 Main St.Unionville, ON L3R 2G5+1 (905) 479-7833

Sweet Home - First Markham Place, Markham

The Knitting Place - 1738 Avenue RoadToronto, ON+1 (416) 787 8100

Sew 'n Knit 'n Serge Outlet - 885-889 O'Connor DriveEast York, ON M4B 2S7