I’m loading up on the caffeine a day early, in anticipation of a long fun day of knitting on Saturday. Here are a couple of updates about those two most crucial sources of sustenance: food and yarn.

In food news, we’re happy to say that Ciboulette, our upstairs cafe neighbour, will be open on Saturday at a special time: 5p.m. to midnight, providing hot drinks and the best grilled panini sandwiches to art patrons and knitters.

Ciboulette, as you may know, is the little sister to Chives restaurant. Both specialize in fresh gourmet cooking using local seasonal ingredients. They also make great coffee!

In yarn news, we’ve been receiving shipments every day this week. We are well stocked up on the elusive, increasingly rare alpaca delights from the Susan Andrew collection. Warani, Stella, Gabriella, Inca Gold 100% baby alpaca … we have lots. This entire line is being discontinued, unfortunately, so this is our last or next-to-last shipment of these yarns.

We are preparing some sale bins for the weekend. Yarns with original prices ranging from $5.50 to $12.30 will be on sale for $5.00 and $7.50, helping us make room for all the new yarns.

And Cascade Superwash 220 will be 20% off to celebrate the knit-a-thon projects. (Regular $11.50, sale price $9.20 per 100g ball.)

Hope to see you here!