The Blue Brick has grown beautifully, but with that come the necessary growing pains and we are long overdue for an overhaul to the way our store works. Increasingly long lead times have, completely understandably, led to frustration for folks awaiting their yarn packages. Ombre…

Changes to our online store

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So far, I’ve stayed out of the discussion on IG about racism and inclusion in the knitting world. I’ve never made a secret of the fact that I’m brown in my posts, or that my family is multi cultural. I grew up in the diverse…

Racism. It’s a Thing.

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Holiday kits are ready to roll out at last! Everything on this list is scheduled to ship before or on November 30th, which is hopefully ample time for holiday deadlines. All prices are in Canadian dollars and we ship worldwide for $12 CDN. How do…

Holiday Kits – Everything you need to know :)

A few years ago, Tito and visited Vancouver Island, rented a car and drove to Tofino. We shot there for several days; the driftwood, the kilometres of empty beaches, the massive trees, Tofino was a dream. We went during the off season, so it felt…

Mist

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This autumn we wanted to do something a little different to celebrate the coming of cooler weather. These past few weeks you might have seen some yarns with a slightly different flavour showing up on instagram; instead of having our photography inspire the yarn, we’ve…

Living Yarns

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We’ve added a small, but useful function to our website that will help users coordinate different colourways, both tonal and ombre. On any product page you will now see two tiny buttons on the left. Click “Add to compare” to save the product to your…

Compare Function on our site

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You may have noticed some watercolour’esqu teasers on our instagram – it’s not watercolour, in fact, it’s acid dye! The same dye we use on our yarns. I had quite a bit of fun, painting onto watercolour paper using dyes. Afterwards, I took the “splotches”…

Rebrand!

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By now you’ve probably seen the buzz on instagram – our new book is finally ready to share with the world and we couldn’t be happier with the results! Country House Knits has 88 pages of lovely photography, and 14 patterns in both written and…

Country House Knits

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One of the things we learned in Hawaii is that “Aloha” doesn’t just mean “Hello”, as I previously thought. According to wikipedia: Aloha (pronounced [əˈlōˌhä]) is the Hawaiian word for love, affection, peace, compassion and mercy, that is commonly used as a simple greeting.[1][2] I love…

Aloha! The Hawaiian Yarn Series and a Blue Brick Luau!

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