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Welcome to Knitting Time

 

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Since October of 1986, We started out as a knitting machine shop. In 1990, we grew into a knitting & stitchery shop. Our shop is located in Centre Village Mall in Lethbridge.

Our staff is kept busy, helping customers find and choose from a great selection of yarns, crochet cottons, and stitchery products. New products continually arrive and our customers come back often as not to miss out on new products.

Our staff are professionals at knitting, machine and hand, crocheting, and cross stitching. We have lessons in knitting and crocheting and look forward to offering other classes in the future.

 

CROSS STITCH

Learn the basics - visit out LESSONS page.

 

LESSONS

Our staff will go to great lengths to make sure you understand and are enjoying the class. We even throw in some laughter, some camaraderie, and the time flies by way too fast. We even break out the rooibos tea! - visit out LESSONS page.

 

FRAMING

Framing is the art of making a stitchery piece finished and being able to hang on your wall.

Your piece is as good as your framing. It should always appear to enhance your work and not take over. After all it is your work that needs to be shown off.

 

EVENTS

We are thrilled so many had a great time at the last 2 events and that they were enjoyed by so many. Stay tuned for our upcoming events.

 

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International Back to Back challenge in 2016.

Back to Back International Wool Challenge - a bit of history.

As early as 1811 at Newbury in Berkshire, UK, a one thousand pound wage was made to make a coat from the sheep’s back to a man’s back in one day. Over 5000 watched this challenge.

In 1992, Richard Snow, suffering from thyroid cancer, decided it to be a great PR and clever wool promotion, and to raise funds for cancer, challenged teams to shear, spin and knit a sweater in one day.

In 2000, Knitting Time sponsoring the event, and the Poly Westers decided to take up the challenge. Our first effort was very elementary. The spinning was heavy and so was the sweater. It was a chunky sweater. We strived to have a sweater knitted to a double knit gauge! We laugh at this today, and for some reason the sweater is not displayed! Through the years, we’ve had ups and downs. Some years the times were never published and other times we came tops in Canada.

Now this year for the first time the Poly Westers can hold their heads high and have bragging rights, THIRD IN THE WORLD! Wow, clap and congratulate our team, on Facebook, posted on Knitting Time. Poly Westers will appreciate it. Along with the event we continually raise money for our local Chinook Regional Hospital, the Breast Health Program.

Result of the International Back to Back International Wool Challenge in May 2016

FIRST

Groenewoud Garden Guesthouse, Swalmen, The Netherlands – 5 hours 01 minute 07 seconds.

SECOND

Spinning Knitwits Newcastle, Tocal Agricultural College, Paterson, NSW, Australia – 6 hours 31minutes 19 seconds.

THIRD

Poly Westers Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada – 7 hours 47 minutes 00 seconds.

 

Before the event The shearing begins. The challenge requires the shearer to use hand shears. The shearing processes, almost shearing complete.
A view of one of our spinners and the fibre from the sheep on display. The hoorah of a job well done and beating the clock of yesteryears. Pic of sweater. Some of the team with pic of finished sweater.
Last years sweater and 2016 sweater. What Lobsang looks like before the shearing. What Lobsang looks like after the shearing.