Time for a Sale!

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Good Morning,
Well Christmas is once more behind us, we hope you had a great time.  Now you can take a break from the last minute gift giving knitting and start working on something for yourself.  Or you can get a head start on next year, he, he!
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In order to help you out a bit, and also help us out from all the counting we have to do at this time of the year we will be having an end of year inventory sale.  Great savings for you, and hopefully a little time saving for us.
All Yarn that is already on sale, will now receive an additional 20% reduction.  So Yarn that was 20% off will now be 40% off and so on.
All books will now be 20% off
All kits will be 20% off, so this is a great time to stock up.
yarn sale
As we still have some Christmas items in the store you can also save on them for next year.  Why not get a head start.  We will be going through the store this week and adding additional items to the sale, so stop in and see how much you can save.
silly sale
If you are trying to get through some of your stash but don’t know what to do with it, stop on in and we can help you chose something.  If you don’t need anything for yourself, think of knitting for Charity, there are so many great causes around that are always looking for hats, gloves, scarves, blankets etc.  Knitting for charity keeps you warm on the outside and toasty warm on the insides too.
I am keeping this short this week as we have lots to do to get everything ready so we can get a fresh new start and fresh new products for the New Year.
Please note –
Today, 12/28 is the last Monday we will be open
10:00am-5:30pm then back to our normal hours (closed on Mondays) in the New Year.
We will be closing several days for New Years and inventory.
Thursday 12/31, 10:00am – 2:00pm
Friday 1/1-Monday 1/4 closed for inventory.
Tuesday 1/5 we return to business as usual 🙂
They have finally finished the work on the building, you will all be glad to hear, It is looking pretty spiffy.  Come and check it out.

Seasons Greetings

We hope this finds you dry and warm.  We are keeping the shop warm and toasty should you want to come in and join us.
Twas the week of Christmas and all through the shop the yarn was all waiting and ready to hop,
Onto the needles and hooks as the case may be, for that last minute project to start to take shape.
We still have people coming in for their last minute gift items and it is fun seeing all of the lovely gifts being made and the love that is being shared.  I would like to be a fly on the wall Christmas morning.
We would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a very Happy Holiday Season from our family to yours.  Whatever you are doing, may you be surrounded by warmth and love. We will be back here again on Sunday ready to welcome you back after all the merriment.
I have just been reminded that today is the Winter Solstice and to commemorate the new season we have just restocked our
Ella Rae Seasons yarn, we have more colors and they are truly amazing and such a quick knit and really soft.
Well we will keep this short this week as we are sure you still have lots to do.  Take care and have fun.
Please note –
Next Monday is the last Monday we will be open
10:00am-5:30pm then back to our normal hours in the New Year.
We will be closing several days over the holidays.
First off, we will close early Thursday, December 24, 2:00 pm for Christmas.
We will be closed Friday and Saturday, December 25 and26.

Baaaah Baaaah Sheepies!

Sonoma County Yarn Shop

Hello there,

How is the world treating you today?  All is well I hope.

I have some great news to share with you today.  It is just in time for the holidays too.  The sheep have finally arrived.  After finding these little guys while on a trip to the UK back in September and working very hard to get them across the pond, we have finally managed it.

Sonoma County Yarn Shop

First of all I have a little background.  While visiting my mum and doing a little investigation of the area Trevor saw a sign that said “Yarn Market.”  Being the great guy he is, he made a turn and we entered the little village of Dunster in Somerset which used to be a center for the wool and sheep traders etc, in the 17th century.

Sonoma County Yarn Shop

Sonoma County Yarn Shop

Of course I was disappointed that there was no yarn in sight.  There was no trading.  There was not a sheep to be seen until we walked into a little shop.  There were flocks of them.  They were just sooooo cute.  It was hard to leave without any.  Trevor suggested I contacted the company that makes them, Jomanda.  Over the next couple of days I attempted to do so, but alas I was unable.  When it came time to leave the UK I was very sad not to have found my own little flock to bring back.  When I got home, I attempted yet again to correspond with the people in Skeffington, Leicestershire.  At last I received a reply.  Now I was on track.  Finally after months of waiting for their passports and visas to be obtained; after getting the all clear from fish and game, after completing paperwork with the California department of food and agriculture and following some time in quarantine with my brother, Laura brought them home to us after her visit with my mum.

Sonoma County Yarn Shop

Lesley has had so much fun with them; there were squeals of joy and lots of cooing in the air.  They finally arrived here and are now awaiting their new forever homes in the USA.  They have been having fun getting into mischief and hiding in different places in the store.

Sonoma County Yarn Shop

They are definitely making themselves at home.   Some have already been adopted.  So if you are interested you had better get in quick as they are being snapped up fast.  They are just so loveable and cheeky and just look at those great big smiles.  We did notice that they managed to bring a couple of little friends with them too.  There are a few little hedgehogs that joined them on their journey.

Sonoma County Yarn Shop

As far as I know this is the farthest they have ever travelled as a flock.  One or two may have found their way across the oceans but are mainly found in the UK and some countries in Europe, so I feel very excited to be the one to offer them here.  Talk about soft and cuddly!  They have to be seen and touched to appreciate how wonderful they are.  Even Trevor said what cute little creatures they are.  Come on in and adopt one or even start your own little flock, you will be so happy that you did and so sorry you didn’t if you miss them.

Sonoma County Yarn Shop

If the need is great enough I will attempt to bring another flock or two home with me the next time I visit.

Come in and meet them in person.


We are sorry to say they are still working on the outside of the building. As much as we so need the rain I guess it is not helping with the paint job.  You may have noticed the signs are down too, but be assured we are still here and it is warm and cozy inside (once the heating gets going.)  At least there is always a warm welcome waiting for you.  Once the work is finished it will look lovely and we even have a nice new sign to hang too.  Until then we are really sorry for the inconvenience.  Hopefully it will not be too much longer.

Thank you!

thank you


Good morning, how’s it going?

Well we are full steam now into the holidays.  At one time, back in June, it seemed so far away didn’t it? Now it is upon us.   We are very lucky here in the store; people are patient and want to be here, no everyone is so lucky.  We are all so busy rushing from one thing to another, and everything seems to take so long.  The cars on the roads, the shoppers and workers in the shops all taking too long to do something, it is all so much.  I know I can and have been guilty of feeling irritated when I have to wait for something but now I can and do see it from another point of view.  Yes there is always that one person out there that only thinks about themselves.  Perhaps we should feel sorry for them; they obviously don’t have anyone in their life work caring about.  Most of the times though there are reasons.

There are business owners who cannot afford to pay for more staff in order to keep the doors of his business open for us.  There are overworked, or overtired workers who have to be there to support their family, etc.  Not everything is black and white.  Sometimes we should wonder about the grey.  I saw something on Facebook today that kind of hit home, and I have shared it on our Facebook page.  It is not the type of thing I typically share on our page but I think it is worth a listen.  But like I said we are the lucky ones, here at Yarnitudes, and we thank you for it.  It is truly a joy to see so many excited and happy people coming into our store.  Thank you!  If only everyone had the luxury of knitting and crochet in their lives to fuel their soul.


That was probably a little unexpected wasn’t it, although;  people who know me well are never surprised at what I might say.

Hopefully you are having a wonderful season so far and your projects are all finished or almost.  Your plans are coming together.  Perhaps friends and family coming to celebrate with you, or maybe you will just have some quiet time.  Whatever you have planned, I hope all is good for you.

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The Secret Santa gift registry is going well.  We have lots of little lists of goodies that people are requesting for their stockings.  Some have even been collected already!  This not only helps the gift receiver and giver it helps us to know what kind of things we need to have in the store to make those wishes come true.  So if there is something you would like to receive for the holidays this year come in and fill out a card.  We have so many ideas for great gifts, for the knitter or crocheter in your life as well as some really neat last minute things for you to make and give.  Lucky dip corner too come in and I will explain that one.

Of course as always we are planning ahead.  I hope if you attended the Knit the Sky workshop with Author Lea Redmond yesterday that you had a blast.  Lesley really enjoyed it.  She even had her book autographed!  Fun wasn’t it?

Please save te date for January 24th.  We will be having something new to entertain and inspire you.

Sonoma County Knitting Class

Lee Gant, Author of Love in Every­ Stitch will be coming in to talk about her book, her life, and to share her enthusiasm for the craft.  You might want to RSVP early her appearances in bookstores have been standing room only.

Here is what Lee has to say about the book and the event:

“Why do you knit?

Do you love the process? Do you enjoy the meditative state that wrapping yarn around a stick brings? Are you project driven? Do you see a sweater or a sock or a hat and you just know you have to make that?

No matter what motivates you to pick up yarn and needles, when knitters get together, great things happen. We tell stories. We speak to one another, share important things. Our pains lessen while we wrap and listen.

Our world grows less anxious.

We heal.”

Bring your knitting and hear stories from Love in Every Stitch. Meet Lee Gant and learn how something as simple as wrapping loops around a stick can change a life.

Join us Sunday, January 24th from 4:30 – 6:30 for refreshments, camaraderie, and to have your book signed!

We have a lot more fun in store for you in the following month.  So stay tuned for an exciting time.

Well that’s probably more than enough from me for one day, don’t forget we are open Mondays now until the end of the year.  Hope to see you soon.

Take care and again, thank you for being part of our family

~ Trudy



Yarnitudes Classes This Week:
Yarnitudes Classes Next Week:
Wednesdays 2:00-3:00pm
Fridays 10:00-11:00
Tues. Jan. 5 & 12, 5:30-7:00
Thurs. Jan. 7 & 14, 5:30-7:00pm
Fri. Jan. 8 & 15, 9:00-10:30am
Fri. Jan. 8 & 15, 11:00am-12:30pm
Sun. Jan. 10 & 17, 4:30-6:00pm
The CustomFit workshops are already filling up.  Please let us know which you would prefer to attend.  If necessary we will schedule additional dates.

F.Y.I. Open Mondays Through December

Sonoma County Yarn Shop

Good Afternoon,

We wanted to let you know that we will be open on Mondays from 10:00am-5:30pm through the end of the year.  Just in case you need something and you just can’t wait!  We will return to our regular schedule in January.
Please note – we will be closing several days over the holidays.
First off, we will close early Thursday, December 24, 2:00 pm for Christmas.
We will be closed Friday and Saturday, December 25 and 26.
For a full list of all the holiday closures, please go to the contact page of our website.