Almost Turkey Time!

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Felted Turkey Pattern

Good Morning, I hope you are well and have had a great week.  Can you believe next week will be Thanksgiving?  Wow!  We have so much to be thankful for.  We live in one of the best places on earth; have great families and friends, and the greatest customers ever.  My list goes on and on but that is for another time.

I know I have really freaked Lesley out about how soon the holiday is coming on.  She is still busy on her Thanksgiving hats.  A few things have managed to take her attention away from them lately, oops.  She will do it though, we all know she will.  Stay tuned for next week she has a special addition to email planned for you so that she can show you all the hats!  I’m pretty sure this isn’t what she is making,  but wouldn’t it be funny?

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Cooked turkey hat pattern

Now that we have you thinking about silly hats.  We now have the Top This Hat kits in the store.   They are going fast too!  Have you seen them?

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They are soooo cute.  There are all kinds of animals  I am making one for Lesley, so don’t be surprised if you come in and see her with a monkey on her head.  They even have some new ones for Christmas and the holidays; you will have to let us know if you want those though as they are not available until next month so we have to get our order in quick with them.

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They are a great quick knit and a very reasonable price, only $9.50.  You don’t have to just make a hat though.  We have instructions at the shop to make a pair of slippers with 2 kits or a cute scarf.

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Speaking of quick projects, I have finally, yay, finished putting all the clearance items together into bags with ideas of what you can make from them.  I have mixed and matched colors too, so now you can just pick one up and away you go.  We have quite a selections of kits put together from hats, scarves, washcloths – which make great hostess gifts, to Fair Isle cardigans, and vests.  Prices range from 25% to 60% off.  Also, if you look around the store you will see other discounts on selected yarn, and needles.  Be sure to check the signs on each shelf to see our specials.


Our gift list/registration, Secret Santa, whatever you would like to call it is now going strong.  Some of you have already gotten your list ready.  Needle sets and yarn are most popular, but bags and books are a great idea too.  We will soon have more Della Q and Atenti bags in the store.  We have extra needles sets in stock and will special order for you if we need to to make your gift just perfect!  It is all way too exciting.  The knitters Pride Royale collection is here, minus one set, I just had to have one for myself.  Have you seen them? They really are beautiful.

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Speaking of books, was I?   We now have the Knit the Sky books in stock.  Come by and get a taste of what is to come in the workshop that we are having soon.  We have a correction to the workshop cost.  It should have read $20 for the workshop or $35 with the book.  We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to meet a local author and learn from her in person!  I had a lady in yesterday who had already been inspired by it and had knit one of the projects from the book.  Come and join Lea, Lesley, and I for a couple of hours of fun.  A reminder the date for this is Sunday, December 6th, 4:30-6:30pm.  Sign up now!

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We are getting ready, planning for next year, classes, visits from local celebrities etc.  We are really trying to keep things hopping, and get you inspired.   Please continue to check the website for current information on classes and workshops.  We have some exciting things in store for you!


Speaking of what we have in store for you, we have made a great change.  We have scheduled drop in help sessions twice a week so that hopefully you can get help on your projects in progress.  Our schedule is Wednesdays from 2:00-3:00pm and Fridays from 10:00-11:00am.  Madeline has agreed to come in and help us during these times so you will have plenty of opportunity to get help.  The cost is just $10 per hour.  We hope you will take advantage of this time to get your projects back on track.  As always if you have a quick question, there is not charge but anything that takes more than about 5-10 minutes would be better answered during a drop in help session or a private lesson.  Thank you for your understanding.

While I have you let me show you the second finished Svalbard knit-a-long sweater.  Would you believe Lesley still hasn’t finished hers?  This one was completed last week by Sue G.  Isn’t it a great heathery green?  SO many more are cooking along.  We’ll have more to show you next week I bet.

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One more finished project.  Madeline has finished her gradient vest in Mirasol Nuna.  She double stranded the yarn and the fabric is truly decadent.  Can you just imagine how SOFT this must be???

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What are you working on?  Bring it by the shop.  We’d love to see!

So for now I will leave you – until next time – happy knitting!



There is plenty of time to sign up for classes this week!
Yarnitudes Classes This Week:
Yarnitudes Classes Next week:
All other 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 let us know if a day or time does not work for you. We will try to repeat a class at a another time.
As always – to allow us to continue classes and maintain the low cost, please purchase your materials here in the store. Thank you

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:

Andi Cassin Bowen – or Nancy Jensen –