Autumn is Here!

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Hello There,

Autumn has arrived.  What a lovely time of year.  The temperatures are cooling off (some days that is,) the colors are changing from the cool greens to shades copper and gold – all of which are visible in this photo which comes to us from Lesley’s mum in Colorado.  It is a time of change certainly.  The evenings are drawing in, sometimes we still make it home before dark. A time to break out the sweaters and comfy blankets, a time to snuggle on the couch.


Now is the time to finish those projects that have been waiting for you all summer and to start some new ones. The holidays will be here before you know it. As always we have lots of ideas for you, and new yarn arriving daily.  If you are interested in making a Christmas Stocking,

Sebastopol Knitting Classes

I am planning on an after hours or Sunday class between October 6th and 16th or November 13th to 20th.  Please, let me know as soon as possible so that I can firm up some dates.  You can learn so many techniques in this class.  You will be amazed!

We have been seeing more and more of your finished projects lately.  I guess the show and tell is really inspiring you.

Here is Gillian with her modified Tiong Bahru shawl:


This is Deirdre with her most recent shawl and a pair of socks.


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Here is LeeAnne with her Miette cardigan!

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Stay tuned next week for more customer projects we have a bunch more for you to see!

We have posted past customer projects in the photo gallery.

It is not too late to start a Svalbard Sweater for the knit-a-long. Here are a few to whet your appetite.  All of these came by the store on Friday!

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Sue G’s

Shirley gillian peggy

Peggy’s (top), Shirley’s (left), and Gillian’s (right)

We did a head count and I think there are 11 of these at least in progress already!  Come on, you know you want to knit one too!

Until next week, stay cool, or warm, or both as the weather allows and keep on knitting!

~Trudy & Lesley

All New!

Sonoma County Yarn Shop

Hello!   How are you today?  We have had a busy week at the shop!  There is so much going with new classes starting and the knit-a-long.  We’ve had deliveries of yarn and we are so happy to still see new faces arriving every day.

We’ve been collecting photos of customer projects and we’ll have more of those to share with you next week.  So if you have something you’ve finished recently, come on in and share with us.  As I always say. I want to see what the yarn grows up to be!
But the best news of all, we have something new for you.  It is so exciting to have our new website up and running at last!  I’ve also refreshed this newsletter format.  Yeay!  Shiny and new!  Take some time to check it out.

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We have a class’s page with all the details.  There are lots of pretty pictures too.   Our newsletter will be posted there every week.  If you click the link below it will take you to the rest of this week’s newsletter.  I’m going to tell you all about my 12 sweaters!  Spoiler, they are finished!

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Yes you read that right! I finished all 12 sweaters!  I have a few more on the needles still so I’m not sure what the final count will be for the year.  You’ll just have to stay tuned to find out.

In case you missed my message earlier this year, I joined the 12 sweaters in 2015 challenge put on by Tin Can Knits.

I had finished five sweaters by the end of April.

The Lady Marple by Nadia Crétin-Léchenne that I started back in October of last year but finished this January counts towards the challenge.  I love this one and may just decide to make it again with a different lace accent.

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The next sweater I finished  was an Effortless Cardigan by Hannah Fettig.  It seems like a lot of stockinette, but it went very quickly!  We have a class for this one coming up very soon!

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My third sweater is a Little Coffee Bean in Notre Dame Colors for a friend who had her baby shortly after my March sweater message.

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The fourth sweater off the needles was an Offset Wraplan by Sara Morris.  This one went into my hope chest.

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Finally, the last one I had finished so far was a Tin Can Knits design called the Antler Cardigan.  This one ended up having to undergo surgery. It came out about six inches too long in the body so I had to remove some of the fabric and re-knit the ribbing from the top down.  It was work but now I can wear the sweater so I am happier.

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So, want to know what the final seven sweaters for my 12 were?  Here we go!

I finished a Tea Leaves Cardigan in April, just after I sent out the message.  It is still hard to photograph.  Gotta love black.

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Next, I knocked out a cute kid’s sweater called Snug.

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The next two I made for shop samples Children’s Neck Down Cardigan, and Jolyon Cardigan.

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After that I made a McDreamy Jumper that turned out really cute.

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After that I made a Baby Surprise Jacket in preparation for the classes we are running now.  I enjoyed that so much I am making another one.

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Finally, I finished the Svalbard Cardigan that we are making for the knit-a-long.  I am making one for my mom as part of the knit-a-long.  I really love how this sweater works up!

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Whew! That is a lot of knitting.  I’m also noticing a theme here, greeny/ blue, red, and black/grey.  Hmmm.  Anyhoo, stay tuned. I have at least five more sweaters on the needles right now.  I might be able to make it to 20 for the year!

Thanks for listening to me ramble.  Now that you are here, play a little on our new website.  Until next time!



Yarnitudes Classes This Week.  Call now to get signed up!


Felted Soap

Bath Set

Entrelac Scarf

Circle Mitts

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Sea Turtles Mitts



Class details available on the classes tab.

To sign up for a class please call us at 708-827-3618 or contact us via email.

Please let us know if a day or time does not work for you. We will try to repeat a class at a different time.

As always – to allow us to continue classes and maintain the low cost, please purchase the materials here in the store. Thank you


Charity Knitting

We will accept any finished Alice’s Embrace project at the store even if you didn’t get the yarn here. I know you all have stashes.

If you haven’t had the opportunity to check them out, you can do so now by clicking here.

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Thank you.

Check out our other Charity projects in the store.


Social knitting

Knitting and Crocheting groups meet at Yarnitudes on Wednesday evenings or Friday afternoons.  Spinning group meets on Thurday afternoon. Please join us!

The Santa Rosa Sit and Stitch meetings occur every Second and Fourth Tuesday at Cafe des Croissants, 2444 Lomitas Ave.  Cross streets – Chanate off of Mendocino. New knitters, crocheters always welcome.

For more info on this group contact:

Nancy Jensen –  or Andi Cassin Bowen –

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