Monday, November 10, 2014

Veteran's Day Special for our Military and Vets!

As our way of saying thank you to all of our amazing service members, we are having a one day sale on Veteran's Day, just for our Veterans, Retirees, Active Duty Service members and their dependents.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Thursday, October 23, 2014

We are having a special sale this weekend to help you kick start your holiday gift-making. We've got wonderful yarns in stock and patterns and project ideas to help you get started.

Check out our restock of Malabrigo Rasta in all sorts of delicious colors, and our stock of what is now probably the last to be available in the US stock of Naturwolle from Europe - this handspun bulky yarn is unique in that it each colorway is spun by an individual spinner from a batch of dyed fiber mixed together just for that specific batch of that specific colorway.

Also, Cascade is discontinuing their 128 Handpaints but we still have some instock. 128SW is a wonderful yarn for winter projects - it is soft and quick to knit or crochet and washable!!

And Cascade Magnum is wonderful for felted projects - super thick and felts like a charm, great for household accessory projects such as placemats, bowls, baskets.

Speaking of baskets, have you tried out our t-shirt yarn? We have a free pattern available with purchase.

We have about 100 new skeins in from MadelineTosh in some of their newest colorways; and a restock of many colors of Berroco Vintage, a great washable wool blend for scarves, hats, afghans and more.

And we've updated some of the classes information, with new dates. So read on....

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Lots of Great Crocheting and Knitting Classes Starting Right Now!

And running all the way into December. Do you  need ideas for your holiday gift giving. These classes and workshops will help you out.

There will not be another Intro Knitting class before the end of the year, so if you are interested in learning to knit, call the shop and set up some private lessons. Our staff will be happy to help you get started.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Indie Dyer Yarns on Sale this weekend!

Some updates on the upcoming classes, and the Wounded Warrior project and the sale of the shop....

Thursday, August 28, 2014


We have Stash Sale with new additions, a super clearance sale on sale merchandise to make room for incoming new merchandise, and ALL FIESTA YARN & PATTERNS ON SALE!

Sharon's Zoom Loom class on Saturday still has a few openings so sign up - class size is limited by loom availability.

Check out the list of upcoming classes and get started on your Wounded Warrior shawl.

And I've another request for to all of you for everyone to cast their votes on Tuesday night for Emil and Dariel on America's Got Talent!


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Lots and Lots and Lots of Classes and Something else a little different - read on!

Today's newsletter has a slightly different assortment of news: We have over 20 classes on the schedule over the next two months, knitting and crocheting classes and some other fun classes, and more coming, for later in October and November.

There's also a reminder to everyone about our participation in the Wounded Warriors Shawl Knitting project. And another reminder about the shop being up for sale.

And something truly different: Read the newsletter to learn more about these talented teenagers appearing on America's Got Talent on Tuesday, August 19th - and I am hustling votes for them:

Check out their YouTube channel:

and then go online tonight and vote for them.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Saturday, June 14, 2014

World Wide Knit in Public Day (Week) begins TODAY!! So come out and knit or crochet or spin or????

We are having a sale to celebrate WWKIPD and we are actively encouraging you to come out and Knit or Crochet in Public, either in our shop, or at the WWKIPD get together at Books-a-Million on North Parkway, or anywhere else you feel like it. Pick you favorite coffee shop and grab some friends, or your favorite bookstore or ??? And sit and knit, crochet, spin, weave - make something wonderful out of fiber.

I will be travelling this week, but I can promise you, I will be knitting or crocheting in public, everywhere I go (a flight attendant on my last flight last week wanted the shawl I was crocheting)!

And don't forget, we have a bunch of great knitting and crocheting classes coming up; they are listed in the newsletter below.

We have two new ones we'll be adding this week - Kirsten will be offering her Cozy Cowl 2 session workshop on Wednesday, July 9 and 16 from 530 to 730 and another session of Knitting Essentials 101 beginning on July 15th - if while knitting (or other fibercrafting) in public, anyone asks, please mention that we have introductory knitting and crocheting classes coming up and that we also offer private lessons for those in need of a more flexible schedule.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Last chance to sign up for this week's classes.... And more classes to come!

2 classes starting this week - sign up today - and more every week all summer....

There are still some openings in the classes starting this week - Kirsten asked me to send out this reminder so that you can sign up for Knitting Essentials 102 and let all your fledgling knitter friends know about Thursday mornings Knitting Essentials 101 Introductory class.
Click on the class name for all the details:

Knitting Essentials 102: Knit a Slouchy Hat:  a 3 session class: Wednesday evenings at 530pm, starting on 4 June; $65.
Knitting Essentials 101: Introduction to Knitting:  a 3 session class: Thursday mornings at 930am, starting on 5 June; $65.

Knitting Essentials 103: Simple Lace Shawl: a 3 session class: Tuesday evenings at 530pm, starting 10 June; $65.
Crocheted Broomstick Lace Scarf: a 1 session workshop: Saturday afternoon at 430pm, 14 June; $30. 
 Crochet Essentials 102: Crochet in the Round: a 2 session class: Tuesday (not Saturday as shown on the flyer, and not June 17  - both typos I can't fix right now - sorry - corrected copies at the shop)  evenings at 530pm, starting 10 June. $35.
Crochet Essentials 103: Granny Square Blanket: a 3 session class (2 hours each, another typo in the flyer that I can't fix right now): Tuesday evening at 530p, starting 24 June; $65.

Crochet Essentials 104: Bavarian Cowl: a 1 session workshop: Wednesday evening at 530pm, 25 June: $30.
Crocheted Lucci Cowl: a 1 session workshop: Sunday afternoon at 430pm, Sunday 29 June; $30.
Christmas in July (Knitting): a 3 session class: Monday evenings at 530pm, starting on 7 July; $65.

Blocking Essentials: a 1 session workshop: Saturday morning at 930am, 12 July; $30.

Christmas in July (Crochet): a 3 session class: Wednesday evenings at 530pm, starting 15 July; $65.

Crochet Essentials 101: Learn to Crochet: a 3 session class: Tuesday evenings at 530pm, starting on 5 August; $65.
We have more classes in the works, but we wanted to get you started with these. Some of the other classes we're working on is a needle felted scarf class, a needle felted "critters" class, a triloom class, possibly a children's knitting class, a ZoomLoom workshop, a class using weaving sticks, something in the late fall on RIgid Heddle looms, and ????? What else would you like to see?
It's KnitAlong CrochetAlong Season!
The Classic Elite KnitAlong is in process - if you're making something from one of this season's books using CEY yarn, and you bought both the yarn and the book from us, make sure we have you on the sign up list to be eligible for the Gift Basket prize. Make sure we have pictures of your completed project by 25 July.

Sharon is working on a Crochet Along - it will meet once a month, on a Saturday afternoon. You can work the project on your own, or you c200CrochetBlocksan participate in the group. The group will run like a group class, at a discounted rate from our private lessons, and you will be able to sign up for as few or as many sessions as you want.  We will be crocheting squares from Interweave's 200 Crochet Blocks, starting with simple ones and increasing in complexity. Since the book does have 200 blocks, if you're an intermediate or advanced crocheter, you can skip the simple ones if you choose to do so, but Sharon has a plan for beginners to develop their crocheting skills. We are hoping to start up in July and continue indefinitely, as long as their is interest.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

We've got a great schedule of summer classes for you!

We've got beginner and advanced classes for knitters and crocheters this summer, 3 session classes and one session workshops for those of you with busy summer schedules, and more planned, as well as special classes we're planning for the fall, so read on.

Sharon is working on a crochet along to start in July; there's some advance news about that as well.

If there's anything special you'd like to see us offer, please let Kirsten or Sharon know. And if you have a group of 4 or more, either of them will custom-design a class for you. Assuming the instructor you need isn't out of town for whatever reason when you want your class to meet or already scheduled for another class, we can make it happen.

Thanks all, and happy knitting/crocheting. And post pictures of your finished project to our Ravelry group. We love to see what you do with the wonderful yarns you buy from us.

Thursday, May 22, 2014


Yes, our Memorial Day Sale has started - everything in the shop is at least 20% off, but there are lots of things 30% OFF and 50% OFF!

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Mother's Day Celebration Sale this weekend!

We're having Stash Sale for Animal Rescue, Bonus Sale on Orange-sticker merchandise and on clearance merchandise and a great sale on all in-stock kits.

Monday, April 28, 2014


We've just gotten in some of the most gorgeous wooden yarn bowls, and lots of interesting new fiber and some great lightweight shawl pins for summer.

And it's time for the Classic Elite KnitAlong with their wonderful Prize basket for one lucky winner per shop.

And Sharon wants to host a CrochetAlong!

So read on....

Friday, April 25, 2014

This weekend, we're doing a Sock Weight Yarn Sale and

a bonus sale on clearance yarns - we marked a hundred or more skeins down to 40% off and this weekend, they're on special at 60% off.And we have 3 new classes beginning in the next few days, so if you've been thinking about signing up but not committed, now is the time!!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Design Your Own Yarn Sale!!! And Welcome Back to Debit Cards - we finally have a PinPad again!!

We are having a Sale on Lace-weight yarns, but it's not about working with lace-weight yarns; it's about the wonderful things you can do when you combine these wonderful yarns.  

We are having a Very Special
& slightly Different Sale,
from Thursday through Sunday,
to encourage you to create your own 
special one-of a kind yarn blends
using lace weight yarns.
You combine multiple strands of lace weight yarns to create the color and texture and weight you want, and then use patterns designed for fingering, sport, DK or even worsted weight yarn to come up with something totally unique. Yes, our shop staff will help you figure it all out. 
We've got some samples in the shop for you to check out using Cascade Alpaca Lace, Classic Elite Silky Alpaca Lace, Shibui Silk Cloud, Shibui Cima, Zitron Filigran, Alpaca Yarn Company Suri Elegance, JoJoLand Consonance and more.

So here's the sale part:
30% off any LaceWeight (Size 0) yarn - buy 5 or more skeins and they're 40% off; laceweight yarns already on sale are a bonus 10% off but don't count towards the 5 or more discount.

And crochet cottons are considered lace-weight, so they're included in the sale as are glittery and sequined carryalongs - so you can go for bling, or you can go for fuzzy; you can do solids, tonals, or mix them together - they sky's the limit. 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Books Patterns and Magazines Blowout Sale!

Orange Stickered Books Patterns and Magazine are ALL 50% OFF through Sunday!!
Regular Price Books, Patterns and Magazines are 35% OFF through Sunday!

We've just orange stickered hundreds of patterns and piles of books, and will be marking more down throughout the weekend.

And our PinPad is finally on it's way, overnighted this morning, so we should start accepting debit cards again sometime on Friday or Saturday. 

Don't forget to sign up for some of our great classes while you're in the shop.

Monday, April 7, 2014


We've got a full schedule of knitting and crocheting classes set for April, May and on into June. We're offering Knitting 101 and Crocheting 101 again, and Crocheting 102 in addition to other classes for different skill levels.

Registration is now open on all of these wonderful classes: Flyers for all the classes are available at the shop and were sent out with the newsletter. If you need me to email you a copy, just ask - We should also have the up-to-date flyers on the website by the end of the week (I hope):

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Classic Elite Yarns on Sale!

Housekeeping news first - apparently our Merchant Services provider shipped our new CC pinpad on March 1st, and it has gotten lost in transit. Hopefully, they will reship a replacement this week, while they look for the missing one.

Friday, February 14, 2014


We are having a sale to celebrate Valentine's Day, the Olympics, Women's Heart Health, President's Day and all the wonderful snow we had this week! Read on!

Friday, February 7, 2014

Let's All celebrate National Wear Red Day and save money too!

Learn about Women's Heart Health at We also have an assortment of useful women's heart health references that we've put out to accompany our red yarns and red clothing bonsus specials.

Friday, January 24, 2014

List of Yarns Currently Included in the Sale!!

We're adding new yarns to the sale every few days as we make room - this list is reasonably correct, although some of the yarns are starting to run low. Classic Elite Allegoro and Jade Sapphire Cashmere were added today, and JojoLand Consonance (another cashmere) and Aurora Whisper Lace were added yesterday.

Monday, January 20, 2014


We are having a huge INVENTORY REDUCTION SALE on ALMOST 100 SELECT Yarns. Once these yarns are gone, they are GONE!! Read all about it!


Knitting Essentials (101 & 102) and Crochet Essentials (101 & 102) & Intro to Drop Spindle Spinning, and ArmKnitted Cowl, and Blocking Essentials and Cowl classes and a Sweater Class and Diane is coming back to reprise her absolutely awesome Sock Anatomy class.

So read on and get all the details! Classes are limited to 8 participants, so come in and sign up  soon!!