Just Classes August!

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Well we had a blast with the hop.  We hope you did too!  We’re a little wiped out though.  Don’t mind us, we’re just going to curl up on this pile of yarn and sleep for a bit.

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We wanted to thank you for making this event a success.  We couldn’t do it without your shining smiling face.  It was so fun to see you and your friends lined up outside the shop waiting for us to open!  Thank you!  Please do make sure to check your phone messages in case we called you about winning a prize.

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We were so happy to see how generous all our suppliers were with donations.  Thank you to Amy Herzog, Berroco, Blue Sky Alpaca, Brown Sheep, Bryson, Bumblebirch, Cascade, Classic Elite, Crystal Palace, Euro Yarns, Feza, Kelbourne Woolens, Knit Collage, Knitting Fever, Kraemer, MadelineTosh, Malabrigo, Plymouth Yarn, Shibui, Swans Island, Universal Yarns, Westminster, Brooklyn Tweed, Jaggerspun, Woolfolk, RYN Yarns.  I hope I haven’t missed anyone.

We were unable to have the Caascade yarn tasting this weekend, but Chad has promised to come out and host this for us another day.  If you are interested, please let us know.  We will contact you when we get this rescheduled.
We would also like to say a big thank you to Tammy from Universal for her help with the Trunk show and for answering Ravelry questions.
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Big Big Big thank you to Karen, your demos are always a hit!

Wow, that’s a lot of thanks!  I feel like I’m on an awards show or something! Hah!

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Sonoma County Yarn Shop

Don’t forget the Universal and Berroco Trunk Show garments are still in the shop.  You have another week to stop by and check them out!  We have the yarn in stock or can order your perfect color for you and will get you the pattern so you can have your summer or fall garment ready just in time!

Well I had better get to the point here sometime I guess.  We wanted to give you the August class list in case you haven’t been checking our website.  The offerings are a bit fewer this time around.

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As always please let us know if there is something you would like to learn. We will be happy to oblige!

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It isn’t too late to start your Exploration Station Shawl.  Many people are still working on it and I (Lesley) have barely had time to Work on mine!  There is plenty of time to finish this one!

This a super fun pattern by Stephen West.  The color Choices are endless.  Just check out the Ravelry Projects  to see some of the options.  We have many yarns in the shop that would be perfect for this shawl.  Just stop by and see.  We will help you pick out your color scheme and get you ready to start.  We will officially start on Friday, July 1.  But a few people who will have to be out of town have already gotten started.  I admit that I started early myself.  I wanted to make sure I could answer any questions that come up though!  Here are the details!

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Exploration Station Knit-a-Long

July 1 – August 31

– FREE

Please let us know if you would like to participate so we can help you find yarn and get you the pattern.

Knit-a-long starts the week of July 1 and runs through August.  There is no cut-off for starting; you have plenty of time.  Lesley will be in the shop Wednesday evenings and Friday afternoons during our social knitting gatherings to help you if you get stuck or just want company while you knit.

No charge for knit-a-long but please purchase pattern and yarn at Yarnitudes.

Knit this crazy fun Stephen West shawl.  There are so many possibilities for color with this shawl.  Go subtle or go crazy. The choice is up to you!  Check it out on Ravelry to see what others have done.  The pattern is very well written and tells you exactly what you need to do.  There are YouTube videos to help you if you get stuck when the store isn’t open.  Knit it with a group to see the different versions unfold.  Help others and get help as we knit this together.

New techniques include:  Short rows, i-cord edging, YO.

For this knit-a-long you need to know how to:
Long tail and cable cast on, bind off, knit, purl, recognize a stitch, read a pattern

Homework:
Purchase yarn, pattern, and needles

Materials:
40″ – 60″ US 6 circular needles (or size needed to get good fabric
4 contrasting colors of fingering weight yarn (minimum 275 yards each) You may use Tosh Sock, Malabrigo Sock, Tosh Merino Light, Cascade Heritage or Heritage Silk.  I recommend using a solid or semisolid colored yarn but the choice is yours.  There really are no rules.

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Beginning Knitting Class

August 2 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

– $20

Please contact us to sign up for the class.

Instructor – Trudy

Cost does not include materials

In this class we will learn to make a basic hat.  This is the perfect project for a new knitter.  It works up quickly; you’ll be finished before you know it.   You will learn the building blocks for more complicated knits and be able to learn something more challenging with ease.

New Techniques Include:
Cast on
knit flat (garter Stitch)
knit in the round (stockinette)
You will learn to decrease

Materials:
One skein Malabrigo Chunky
US Size 11, 24″ circular needles

Homework:
Purchase yarn and needles, have yarn wound

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Crocheted Felted Sheepy Slippers

August 7 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

– $40

Please contact us to sign up for the class.

Two sessions – Sun. Aug 7 & 21, 4:30-6:00pm

TIME HAS CHANGED!

Instructor – Karen

Cost includes pattern

Comfy, cozy feet are what you need this winter.  These house shoes make wonderful gifts.  Make it more fun by not felting them until after you gift them and look at the recipient’s face when they open a package with a huge pair of wooly shoes inside! Easy to crochet, easy to felt.  And just look at those little sheepies!  You won’t be able to make just one pair!

New techniques include:
following a pattern, adding a sheep motif
Instructions are given for felting at home

For this class you need to know how to:
Basic crochet stitches
This is an advanced beginner class.

Homework:
Purchase yarn & hook, pick up pattern

You will need:
Worsted Weight (non-superwash) Wool:  Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride or Cascade 220

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Knitted Easy Lace Poncho Class

August 11 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

– $26

Please contact us to sign up for the class.

Instructor – Linda

Cost includes pattern

Learn to knit this fun and lacy poncho.  Simple to make and works up fast!  Why not give it a try?

New techniques include:
Basic lace techniques

For this class you need to know how to:
Knit, purl, recognize a stitch
This is an advanced beginner class

Homework:
Purchase yarn and needles before day of class.
Pick up pattern.

Cast on for your selected size before day of class

Materials:

US 5, 10, and 15 Needles

DK weight yarn (We suggest Cascade 220 Superwash or Berroco Fiora)

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Easy Knitted Garter Stitch Baby Booties

August 15 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

– $20

Please contact us to sign up for the class.

Instructor – Karen

Cost includes pattern

Learn to make these adorable and easy baby booties in just one class!  The simple construction will amaze you.  This gives you the freedom to be creative with color and really enjoy the process.  These make great gifts for that new little one in your life! Two sizes available:  newborn or 6 months

New techniques include:
Following a pattern, picking up stitches, seaming

For this class you need to know how to:
Knit, purl, recognize a stitch
This is an advanced beginner class.

Homework:
Purchase yarn & Needles, pick up pattern, make cuff.

You will need:

24″ US4 Circular needle, Locking Stitch markers, Stitch holders or waste yarn, Tapestry needle

One Skein Royale Hare Alexander Valley Superwash merino (optional contrast color) or similar weight yarn such as Cascade 220 Superwash, Malabrigo Rios, or MadelineTosh DK.

 

Beginning Crochet Class

August 16 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

– $20

Please contact us to sign up for the class.

Additional sessions will be scheduled one on one at your own pace.

Instructor – Trudy

In this class we will teach you to chain, work a double and single crochet in order to make a simple washcloth.  These are the building blocks needed for more advanced projects.  Get the basics down and we can teach you how to do more complicated patterns using these basic stitches.

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Crochet Stitch-a-Month

January 16 @ 10:30 am – December 17 @ 12:00 pm

– $15

Twelve Session Series (usually the 3nd Saturday of the month) 1/16, 2/20, 3/19, 4/23 (1-2:30pm), 5/21, 6/18, 7/16, 8/20, 9/17, 10/15, 11/19, 12/10 (all other sessions 10:30am-12:00pm)

Instructor – Linda

Cost – $15 per session or $120 for the 12 month series ($60 savings)

Don’t worry if you miss a session we will be happy to help you at a later date.

You will learn to make 12 new stitch patterns in this series!  Make 12 different dishcloths or join the squares together into a lap or baby blanket.  Double or triple your squares to make a bed sized blanket.  We will try to keep it interesting so you don’t get bored.

New techniques may include:
lace, cables, colorwork, increases, decreases, reading charts, or written instructions

For this series of classes you need to know how to:
Chain, single, double, half double crochet etc.

Homework:
Purchase yarn and hooks

Materials:
Blanket squares:  Cascade 220 Superwash, Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece, Cascade Sierra, Plymouth Encore.

Dishcoths:  Cascade Ultra Pima, K1C2 2nd Time Cotton
You will likely use one skein per block.

 

Knit Fixes Class

August 22 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

– $20

Please contact us to sign up for the class.

Instructor – Linda

Have you ever knitted when you should have purled?  Dropped a stitch?  Don’t know what you did wrong?  Well then this is the class for you.  We will show you how to pick up that dropped stitch and how to turn that purl into a knit.  We can teach you how to undo a bind off and take back those pesky wrong stitches.  You just have to bring in a couple of swatches to work with!  Afterwards we can try to diagnose a problem with your existing project.  You may need to make an appointment for a private lesson for help with larger problems.

Homework:  Before class you need to knit up two swatches in light colored worsted weight yarn.  Cast on 30 stitches and work for 4″.  One swatch in stockinette, one in garter stitch.  Make sure to leave one swatch on the needles (or a holder) and the other should be bound off.

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Knitting Stitch-a-Month

January 23 @ 10:30 am – December 17 @ 12:00 pm

– $15

Twelve Session Series (usually the 4th Saturday of the month)  1/23, 2/27, 3/26, 4/23, 5/28, 6/18 (1:00-2:30pm), 7/23, 8/27, 9/24, 10/22, 11/26, 12/17 (all other sessions 10:30am-12:00pm)

Instructor – Linda

Cost – $15 per session or $120 for the 12 month series ($60 savings)

Don’t worry if you miss a session we will be happy to help you at a later date.

You will learn to make 12 new stitch patterns in this series!  Make 12 different dishcloths or join the squares together into a lap or baby blanket.  Double or triple your squares to make a bed sized blanket.  We will try to keep it interesting so you don’t get bored.

New techniques may include:
lace, cables, colorwork, increases, decreases, reading charts, or written instructions

For this series of classes you need to know how to:
Cast on, bind off, knit, purl, recognize a stitch, read a pattern

Homework:
Purchase yarn and needles

Materials:
Blanket squares:  Cascade 220 Superwash, Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece, Cascade Sierra, Plymouth Encore.

Dishcoths:  Cascade Ultra Pima, K1C2 2nd Time Cotton
You will likely use less than one skein per block.

 

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Start Spinning Class

August 29 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

– $30

Please contact us to sign up for the class

Instructor – Karen

Cost includes materials

Learn to spin your own yarn for use in one of-a-kind projects!
You do not need to bring anything with you.  You will be given roving and may borrow a drop spindle. There will be a wheel demonstration. You may bring your wheel if you have one.

New techniques include:
Drafting wool
Using a drop spindle

Yarnitudes Classes!
Classes this week
Classes Next week
Social Spinning
Second Monday of the month 5:00-7:00pm
Thursday afternoons 1:00-4:00pm
Social Knit/Crochet:
Wednesday evenings 4:00-7:00pm
Friday afternoons 3:00-5:00pm
Knit-A-Long
All future and previous class details are available on our website, click here.

To sign up for a class please reply to this email, call us at the shop 707-827-3618, or contact us.  Please sign up early! We now require pre-payment for all classes. Classes with fewer than two attendees will have to be canceled and a refund will be issued.

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

 

Ready, Set, Go!

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Just a quick note to tell you the specials we have in store for you for the Hop this weekend!
*10% off All Addi Needles
*10% off Books
*20% off all Knitter’s Pride Nova needles (not Platina)
*25% off Cascade 220 Superwash Sport, Cascade Venezia Worsted, James Brett Aztec, Plymouth Encore, Xie Bamboo cones, Rowan Felted Tweed, Berroco Tweed, Island Organic Merino, Soft Donegal, all Fiesta yarns
*40% off Select Knitting Kits
*Extra 10% off all Clearance Yarn – Currently 35% off or 45% if you take all of a color.  Now 45% or 55% if you take it all!
* make sure to check out the bargain bin for $2.00 skeins.  We will be restocking the bin all weekend!
And here is the Yarnitudes schedule in case you need it!
Saturday  – Shop Opens at 10am
The Berroco and Universal Yarns Trunk Shows will be on display both days and if you don’t get chance to look then, don’t worry.  We will have them for the whole week.
Chad will be here around 11 with the Cascade Yarn tasting.
Then we have our Free demos with Karen:
11-12 Needle felted bunny Demo
1-2 Crochet Flower Demo
3-4 Spinning Demo
Shop Closes at 5pm
Sunday – Shop Opens at 11am
More demos with Karen:
11-12 needle felted Hedgehog Demo
12.30 – 1.30 Crochet flower
2- 3 – Spinning
Tamara from Universal will be here from 12-3 to show off the Universal Trunk Show Garments and Yarn,  and to give a brief overview of Ravelry.  Pop in to ask her any questions.
Shop closes at 4pm
All  of the demos are free on a first come first served basis and as always space is limited.  Also, these demos will be hands on and materials will be provided.  Of course as always space is limited to 6 participants for each session so plan ahead.
Thanks!  See you tomorrow!
~Lesley

Hopping along.

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Well hello there,

How are you doing? Are you keeping up with the weather?  We have cold mornings, hot days, and cooler nights.  It’s a good job we have layers.  Did you know there are other parts of the country that have two wardrobes, or maybe more?  Mine is year round, is yours?  I tried it once, putting away my cold weather clothes or my warm weather clothes but I soon found I had to get them out again.

It is the same in the store.  In parts of the country they have their spring/summer and autumn/winter selections out.  At Yarnitudes we have it all out all the time.  Apart from here in Sonoma County so many people travel all over and you never know what you might want.  Of course we do have more selection of each at different times and we always try to keep up with the new things.

We have just stocked up on some really great cottons and cotton mixes.  They are really pretty, soft and some are unusual.  There are lots of wonderful colors too. They have to be seen to be believed and just you wait until you see how they all work together.

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To emphasize what I have just said, we have just got a large order in from Malabrigo, this time it is all wool.  Last time, not sure if you remember we had some of their wonderful silk too.  Talk about an all season fabric nothing works as well as silk to keep you cool when it’s hot and warm when it’s cool, not sure how it does that.

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Also just arrived MadelineTosh in Prairie, DK, Vintage, and Pashimina, can we ask for more?

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Well it’s almost hop time, are you ready?  We almost are, we definitely will be by Friday night, he he!

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I have picked up the project bags, they are so CUTE and I will be stuffing away very soon.  I think you will be extremely happy with them.  Here is our list of activities for the weekend here at Yarnitudes.

Expect a quick note from us on Friday evening to let you know about the special deals we have in store for you during the Hop!

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Saturday  – Shop Opens at 10am

The Berroco and Universal Yarns Trunk Shows will be on display both days and if you don’t get chance to look then, don’t worry.  We will have them for the whole week.

Chad will be here around 11 with the Cascade Yarn tasting.

Then we have our Free demos with Karen:

11-12 Needle felted bunny Demo

1-2 Crochet Flower Demo

3-4 Spinning Demo

Shop Closes at 5pm

 

Sunday – Shop Opens at 11am

More demos with Karen:

11-12 needle felted Hedgehog Demo

12.30 – 1.30 Crochet flower

2- 3 – Spinning

Tamara from Universal will be here from 12–3 to show off the Universal Trunk Show Garments and Yarn,  and to give a brief overview of Ravelry.  Pop in to ask her any questions.

Shop closes at 4pm

All  of the demos are free on a first come first served basis and as always space is limited.

All of these demos will be hands on and materials will be provided.  Of course as always space is limited to 6 participants for each session so plan ahead.

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Don’t forget that on Monday we have the Ravelry Classes

Tamara will be back to give two classes on Ravelry.

11-12.30 Ravelry Basics  (SPACE AVAILABLE)

1-2.30 Advanced Ravelry (FULL)

These classes are free.  We already have people signed up for both so if you want to join in please call ASAP as space is limited and we only have a few spaces left.  The Advanced Ravelry Class is FULL.  If there is enough interest we can schedule this again the next time she is in town.  There is still space available in the Basics class.

If you are attending either of these sessions please remember your iPad, tablet or laptop and make sure you have your Ravelry account set up ahead of time.  If you need help with this we will be happy to help you before Friday.

Well have we got you excited? I hope so.  We have been working very hard to make this an exceptional Hop and a spectacular July.

We are looking forward to seeing you soon.

Until next time, take care and Happy Yarning!!

~ Trudy

 

 

What a busy Month!

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Hi, I’m home!!!

Well I have been back a week now.  Oh how time flies.  I think I am getting back to normal, well my normal anyway. Yes, I knew what you were thinking.

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It was a busy three weeks and I will get around to telling you more about that at a later date.  We have so much coming up that I need to fill you in on now that it will have to wait.

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What a busy month July will be.  I know Lesley has been keeping you up to date, thank you Lesley, Again.  We have really been working on making this year’s Yarn Hop the best yet.  Along with yarn, lots and lots of great yarn, we will have our usual demonstrations with Karen of Royale Hare.  Spinning and felting and crochet oh my.  Because we are holding the hop over two days this year you will be able to take advantage of these since there is more time.

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On Saturday, Chad from Cascade will be back with samples of their yarn for you to taste.  We hope he will show you what’s new for the fall and winter seasons.  We have a couple of new yarns coming from Cascade. This is your chance to try them out.  We had fun with him last year and know you did too.  What a nice guy.  I wish I had his energy.

We will also have some nibbles and Prizes, of course there will be Prizes.  Along with the grand prize – each shop will have their own grand prize this year – we will be having hourly drawings. Don’t forget to put your name in before you check out.

There will be specials and deals to be found.  Each store will do their own thing so make sure you check them all out.  When you have your passport completed make sure to drop it at the last store or store of your choice for a chance to win their grand prize.

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Something new that Yarnitudes is doing this year is – Ravelry!  Many of you have heard all about it, some haven’t.  But do you know all the things you can do on it.  Well Tammy from Universal will be here in the shop to tell you and show you how to make it work for you.  Have yarn at home you don’t know what to do with?  See how Ravelry can find you just the right project. Tammy will be in the store on Sunday to show you some of the basics and for those who have a bit of an idea but would like to know more, she will come back on Monday to show you further tips and tricks.  This is taking Ravelry to the next level.  For the Ravelry sessions, PLEASE call or email us and sign up.  You must let us know if you are interested as space will definitely be limited.  Oh and bring your IPad or tablet with you. You will wonder what you did without it.  Follow the links below for details and homework.

There is no fee for these classes.

What a deal!

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OK leading up to and after the Yarn Hop we will have trunk shows from both Berocco and Universal Yarns.  From Berocco we will have items made from Fiora and Folio.  From Universal we will have garments in several summer weight yarns.  These garments are made in Flax, Good Earth, Cotton Supreme and Bamboo Pop. Come in and get inspired.  It’s not too late to whip up a quick warm weather favorite!

Next Monday the 11th  from 5-7pm Karen will host her Monday evening Spin, knit, crochet, yarn evening.  Please come and join her, she is a wealth of information.

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And don’t forget our annual Sheep Shearing on Saturday, July 16th.  Come by to see exactly where the wool comes from and how it goes from Sheep to Shawl – sweater, gloves, hats etc.  Sergeant Speckles will be making his once a year appearance.  He is such a good boy.  I bet he will be happy to get rid of his coat if the temperatures rise again.  We always have a fun time with this and Paul our shearer will answer questions on the shearing process.

Well I am sure I have forgotten something, my mind is like Swiss cheese as Lesley puts it, full of holes.  But check our Facebook page for last minute updates.  Like I said this is going to be a busy month.

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Looking forward to seeing you soon

Happy Yarning ~ Trudy

Yarnitudes Classes!
Classes this week:
Classes next week
Social Spinning
Second Monday of the month 5:00-7:00pm
Thursday afternoons 1:00-4:00pm
Social Knit/Crochet:
Wednesday evenings 4:00-7:00pm
Friday afternoons 3:00-5:00pm
Knit-A-Long
All future and previous class details are available on our website, click here.
To sign up for a class please reply to this email, call us at the shop 707-827-3618, or contact us.  Please sign up early! We now require pre-payment for all classes. Classes with fewer than two attendees will have to be canceled and a refund will be issued.

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

Happy Fourth of July! Did someone say yarn?

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Hi Hi!

Happy Fourth!  I hope this finds you well.  Did you have a nice holiday weekend?  Was your pet cowering in the corner like mine was with all the rattles and booms?  Poor guy.  You wouldn’t think a big dog would be such a baby!  Oh well.

I have some fun new things to share with you today!  We keep getting in new things. Have you noticed?  I guess the yarn reps are doing their jobs well convincing us to try out new things!  Now it is my turn to convince you.  Here look, shiny new yarn! Let me twist your arm.  Ha ha!

First up I have something completely different for Yarnitudes.  We are going to be carrying some stitching themed coffee mugs that just became available.  We got a few in to the store so you can see what they look like.  But if you want a specific design and have missed out never fear.  We are taking preorders for these.  Then I will do a big order and have them all shipped out together!  Check out the cute designs!

There are a couple for crochet ($10.50.)

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There are the same designs available but for knitting.

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And finally, there is one for stitching.  If you know a quilter we can even order quilting mugs just let us know.

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I find these last ones especially neat.  Look the sheep is a ball of yarn that then is knit into socks, mittens, a sweater and more!  There are four color choices available here.  They are $12.50 apiece, but if you want the whole set I will give you a discounted price of $46 for four mugs.

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Just stop by the shop and let us know which ones you want.  Don’t forget that special someone on your list with the holidays coming in a few months.  Don’t laugh, I have to plan ahead these days!  We will place a couple of orders for these so don’t worry if you miss the first shipment.  We will continue to take orders in the fall.

Enough about cups.  Let’s talk yarn!!!

I have gotten in a couple of great new baby yarns recently that I’d like to share with you.

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Remember Uptown anti pilling acrylic in DK, Worsted, and Chunky?  Well we now carry it in Baby Sport weight as well.  It is so soft, lovely to knit with, and it doesn’t squeak at all.  If you’ve ever knit with some other acrylics you know what I’m talking about.  This stuff is great! It is perfect for a wash and wear project for the little one in your life.  This weight has a whopping 361 yards per 100g and is perfect for little sweaters, booties and blankets.  They recommend 24 stitches and 30 rows per four inches on a size 4 needle or 24 stitches and 28 rows in single crochet over four inches on a size F hook.  We love Universal Yarns.  They have their own mills so their products are sooo reasonably priced!

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Two other Universal yarns that are due in any day now are Cotton Supreme and Cotton Supreme Batik.  We briefly had a little of this on the shelf and have decided to jump in with both feet.  We are expecting forty five bags of yarn in this cotton.  Nope, that’s not a typo.  It was so much fun picking out coordinating colors for this!  I tried to pick solids that matched the batiks so that you could have even more fun with your projects.  This worsted/aran weight yarn has 180 yards per 100g in solids and batiks both.  It knits up to 16-20 stitches per four inches on a US 6-8 needle and calls for an H-J hook.  We will have sample garments knit up in both the solids and the batiks so you can see just how great this yarn works up.  Stop in and see!

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Next up we have Euro Baby Maypole DK.  This polyester yarn machine washes but dries flat. It is super squishy and has long color repeats.  This makes your projects interesting to work on because you get to see the different colors flow by!  You get 262 yards per 100g with 18-24 stitches per four inches with a US 6 to 8 needle or 11-14 stitches per four inches in single crochet with an I or K hook.  I just love the bright colors in this yarn.

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Another Euro Yarn we got in is called Cana Ruca by Arucania.  This one is 100% viscose made from sugar cane. Can you believe it?  The hand dyed colors are just gorgeous.  This yarn has 319 yards per 100g and knits up at 24stitches per four inches on a US 4 or 5 needle.  You get 16-20 stitches per four inches in single crochet on an E or size 7 hook.  Viscose is a great yarn for drapey summer tops.  Stop by to check this out in person.  The photos do not do the colors justice!!!

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I will leave you with one parting thought.  With all the new things coming in, the old stuff has to go out.  I have restocked the clearance shelves.  The $2/ball bin gets refreshed regularly.  Please help us out and take home some of this yarn!  Nothing is wrong with it.  We are just trying new things and the store gets overfull when we get overzealous with ordering.  The clearance shelves are also fully stocked!   Stop in and check it out.  Plenty of yarn for big projects and small!

~Lesley

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