Minor Interruptions, Major Yarn.

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Well Hello again.

How does this lovely Monday find you?

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Did you visit the Apple fair?  Are you ready for back to school and for more time to yourself? The roads will be busier again.  We will have to avoid certain routes at certain times but hopefully we will have more time on your hands.

A quick note, We wanted you to know we still have some of the goodies bags left over from the Yarn Hop available for purchase.  Please pop in to get one!  They are great project bags with very cute artwork on them.  They cost is only $5 and $1 of that goes to the Redwood Food bank.  See aren’t they cute?


As you may know we had a little excitement at the shop last Monday night.  Unfortunately, an unknown person decided to take a late turn onto Lone pine from 116 North, was obviously going too fast and ended up in the front left side (facing) of the store.  No one was there at the time and as far as we know no one was injured.  We don’t know about the driver because they were able to get the vehicle towed away and left no note, apology, nothing, except a big mess for others to clear up.  Can you tell I am a little ticked off about the selfishness of this act?

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It could have been much worse.  It happened late at night, as a witness spotted a tow truck taking away a green or dark colored Honda at 11.30pm reported to us.  We didn’t miss a beat though.  Lesley and I both rushed to the shop and were able to open the store at 10 am.  We were a little worse for wear at the time but open.  We managed to get things cleaned, tidied, and safe pretty quickly.  Things had to be moved to different locations but everything is still here.  The only thing damaged of ours was the electrical open sign.  Everything else was just jiggled about.  I wish the same could be said for the building.

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The left front of the store is not accessible at the moment and our Landlords are now in the process of getting that all put back together and will get it done as soon as possible.  It hasn’t interrupted business though and we are pleased to say that apart from that corner and a little rearranging – everything is business as usual.

So now on to happier things, things that help us keep sane in these situations and many others.  Yarn!  What would we do without it?

As Lesley promised last week I am going to tell you about some of our newer yarn.

Cascade 220 Superwash Effects

Cascade 220 Superwash Aran in Solids and Splatter

Bamboo Bloom from Universal with the Interrupted Cowl free pattern.

So first, Cascade. This is one of our favorite yarn companies.  They always have a good value and solid quality product.  We saw these additions to the collection and decided that we had to have some for you.

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220 Superwash Effects

Effects is in the same family as our most popular 220 Superwash® yarn.  It’s the same light worsted/DK weight as our old favorite composed of 100% Superwash Wool yarn with a subtle color changing variation that’s sure to please.  It is a natural fiber that is easy-care; meaning you can machine wash and dry it!  It’s great for all ages, and comes in a wide array of colors.  This is great for all things from accessories and kids items to blankets and quick sweaters, this is the perfect yarn!  The best part yet is that it coordinates perfectly with the 220 Superwash solids.  You have so many options when you start combining these yarns!


  • 100% Superwash Wool
  • Weight: 100 g / 3.5 oz
  • Yardage: 220 yds / 200 m
  • Knitting Needle Size: US 6 – 7 / 4.0 – 4.5 mm
  • Knitting Gauge: 20 – 22 sts = 4″ (10 cm)
  • Crochet Hook Size: G / 4.25 mm (7 / 4.50 mm, H / 5.00 mm)
  • Crochet Gauge: 16 sc = 4″ (10 cm) (14 sc = 4″ (10 cm), 13 sc = 4″ (10 cm)

* Suggested gauge only. Yarn weight is based on Craft Yarn Council guidelines.


size 3 size 4


Suggested Care:  Machine Wash. Tumble Dry Low.

Store your masterpiece carefully; it may one day be a timeless family heirloom.

Here is a link to Cascade’s free patterns for 220 Superwash Effects

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220 Superwash Aran & 220 Superwash Aran Splatter –

This aran weight yarn is thicker than our traditional 220 Superwash® but not quite as thick as 128 Superwash making it a perfect in between weight.  Try this soft, impeccably plied yarn in big fisherman sweater projects, cowls, hats, mittens or any project that needs durable yet oh so soft 100% superwash merino wool. Splatter has added flecks of color.  It’s bursting with possibilities!  This yarn knits up perfectly for patterns calling for a worsted or heavy worsted weight yarn.


  • 100% Superwash Merino Wool
  • Weight: 100 g / 3.5 oz
  • Yardage: 150 yds / 137.5 m
  • Knitting Needle Size: US 8 – 9 / 5.0 – 5.5 mm
  • Knitting Gauge: 16 – 18 sts = 4″ (10 cm)
  • Crochet Hook Size:
  • Crochet Gauge:

* Suggested gauge only. Yarn weight is based on Craft Yarn Council guidelines.

size 4 



Suggested Care:  Machine Wash. Tumble Dry Low.

Store your masterpiece carefully; it may one day be a timeless family heirloom.

Again, more free patterns.

The above information was taken directly from their website.

We really think you will love this yarn as much as we do.


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Bamboo Bloom –

Last but not least this week is Bamboo Bloom from Universal.

Just in time for the holidays and quick projects, this yarn is pure fun. It is thick and thin, matte and shiny.  Bamboo Bloom is a versatile yarn that makes even the simplest garment pop.

Skein Information:  154 Yards per 100 Grams

Yarn Composition:  Acrylic 8%, Wool 44%, Rayon from Bamboo 48%

Yarn Weight Information:  Bulky Chunky,

Needles & Hooks

Needles: 9.0, 10.0, 10.5, 11.0

Hooks: K-10.5, L-11, M/N-13

Suggested Care:  hand wash lay flat to dry, do not bleach, do not tumble dry.

One Skein makes a lovely cowl, a sample of which is on display in the store, free pattern with purchase.

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We have lots of great colors of the above yarns on hand and ready to go.  What a way to get a jump on those holiday knitting/crochet.  As always we have chosen wonderful yarn at very affordable prices.  You know our motto, if it isn’t good value and we wouldn’t like to knit with it, then we don’t carry it!

I hope that I have given you something to think about this week.  Get your hooks and needles raring to get into action with some of these lovely ideas.  If you want to see Lesley or need help with a CustomFit sweater before the big event, don’t waste too much time, she is at the stage that she could leave at any moment.

We wish you a wonderful, safe and happy week ahead, until next time, take care

~ Trudy