Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Malabrigo Trunk Show

Change of Date for
Mary Scott Huff



Okay. here's the deal. I don't know how I missed it but I had scheduled the 1st class for
MSH on Father's Day.
Doh!
No worries, people.
Mary has graciously agreed to move the 1st workshop to a week later from June 19th to
Sunday, June 26th. at 12:30.
The scheduled day & time for all following classes will remain the same.
Thanks for pointing this out to me, Bonnie.

I REALLY need to invest in a calendar with all the holidays on it. Sheesh!




We are pleased and proud to announce
Yorkshire Ya
rns
is now an authorized retailer of


Miche Bag

Miche is a 3-step system which allows folks to change bags as quickly as changing her mood.
Come in and try one on for fun.
You're gonna love 'em.









Thank you for all those who did
the "Crawl"






"Three Babes & A Crawl"

The South Sound Yarn Crawl was an enormous success. I don't think I've talked to one person who didn't have a GREAT time.
Folks did it alone or with friends and/or family.
But I do believe the bus buddies had the wildest time. :-)
Thank you all for crawling through.
We (your local yarn shops) loved seeing you and meeting new friends.



We look forward to seeing you soon.
Remember, befo
re you go online support your LYS first!





For those who still want a commemorative notebook, we still have 3 available.
Unfortunately, we have no stitch markers left.
Heck. I didn't even snag one!
But I promise
we'll have some really cute one for next year.




What's next?
Coming up:
Woldwide Knitting in Public- June 18th, 10-4pm in Allyn
Tacoma Rainiers Stitch N Pitch! Thursday, June 30th




Introducing Yorkshire Yarns Paw Prints Patterns




We revealed our new pattern line during the SSYC.
This beginning lace scarf pattern was made with lace handpaint by Punta Yarns.
Okay. So, we ran out of the yarn the 1st day but alas, we'll get more.

"Dancing Paws"
is written for a scarf or shawl.

The instore shawl pattern was displayed using Unique Sheep Gradiance.
We're excited about our new line.
Watch for more patterns to be added to our line very soon.






Heeeeeey!
Check this out!
Yorkie Yarns just received the coveted
Malabrigo Trunk Show.
We'll have it for the next couple weeks.
Come enjoy and grab several ideas for the most beautiful garmets made from Malabrigo!



Wanna LOL?





This is the funniest dog on the web.
Every now and then we all need to smile for no other reason but to change the landscape on our mugs.
I PROMISE you'll smile when you see this.
Seriously, take a look.

Listen, it was this or Arnold.
I choose the dog.

Wait.
Is that the same thing?

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The Knitty Titty Committee

Ever heard of
Knitted Knockers
???



Seriously.
This is for real.
One of our wonderful patrons told me about a unique campaign that supports breast cancer survivors who have gone through a mastectomy.

And if it's "unique" you KNOW I'm all over that.

In 2007 The Knitting Experience Cafe in Brunswick, ME began knitting prosthetic breasts for women who could not afford expensive "replacements".

The idea worked and took off like a rocket
and has gone national.
READ more about it here.

The Yorkshire Yarns spring/summer charity knitting campaign will be in support of the
Knitted Knockers or (as we'll call ourselves)
"The Knitty Titty Committee".

We plan to donate our knockers to our local American Cancer Society and or send them to the KE Cafe.

We may as well get started sooner than later. Here's a link to the Knitty.com
"Tit Bits" pattern from sizes A to DD.

Remember, they must be made out of a soft, comfortable, breathable fiber because they will be next to scar tissue.
For example, Cascade's Pima Tencel would be a nice choice.

Okay? Are ya ready? Let's get busy!





Heads up!

We'll be on our summer hours beginning April 1st
Monday 10-8pm
Tuesday - Friday 10-6pm
Saturday 10-5pm
CLOSED Sunday

FREE Help Clinic
every Monday night from 6-8pm.




New Stuff

.
Polaris is back!
This beautiful, sparkly yarn has been a shop favorite ever since it was introduced last year.
We just received every color!



The Polaris "First Snow Evening Wrap"
is available for free on line.
----------------
15 colors of Classic Shades by Universal!




I made these beautiful gloves with Classic Shades. The colorway is long & vibrant. This yarn is wonderfully soft and easy to work with.
(70/30 (acrylic/wool) washable easy care)
-------
This just in~~
Jade Sapphire 4-ply 100% Mongolian Cashmere
in 6 colors.

Ain't nothin' like the real thing.






Classes & Events for March

You may now sign up for classes online!

Colorwork Crochet-
THIS Saturday, 1-2:30pm



Learn to crochet any picture you'd like
into your work!
4 spots left.

----

Knitting 2.0
THIS Saturday 1-3pm
(Groupon Students welcome.)

Take your skill level from beginner to the next step. Learn decrease, increase, pattern reading and much more!
4 spots left.



  • Beginning Knitting & Crochet- Every Monday 6-8pm & Saturdays 10- noon. -Groupon students welcome!



Check out our April Calendar!

Magic Loop Socks
Continental Knitting
Entralac
Next Step Scarf
Tunisian Crochet in the Round
Diversify Cowl KAL
Beginning knitting/crochet



UH OH!

Did you miss the big last minute
Monday Night Madness Sale
with 45% off sale yarn???

Girrrrrrrrrl, you should'a been there!



Wanna hear what's new....FAST and never miss another suprise sale?

Join the
Yorkshire Yarns
Facebook Group!




Don't say I didn't warn you. :-)






The South Sound Yarn Crawl is May 13-15.
This year we have 2 new shops!


A Good Yarn- Port Orchard
Allyn Knit Shop- Allyn
Amanda's Art Yarns- Poulsbo
Fancy Image- Shelton
Fibers Etc. - Tacoma
Linda's Knit N Stitch- Silverdale
NEW**Unraveled Yarns & Artful Gifts- Federal Way
NEW**Yellow House Yarns- Puyallup
Yorkshire Yarns- Lakewood


Visit our site for more information and to
download your passport and map.



Period of Purple Crying

Thank you to all those who are already knitting caps! That's one of the things I love about the YY clientele. We're serious about helping others. :-)

The PPC campaign is a nationwide campaign to bring awareness to the
Shaken Baby Syndrome.

During the SSYC all participating shops will be collecting knitted hats. Let's make this BIG and knit/crochet as many purple hats for babies as possible.
After the crawl we'll deliver our hats to
Mary Bridge Hospital- Child Abuse Intervention Dept.

Here are plenty of patterns to choose from.
Let's get busy!
Here are the guidelines for the baby hats.





Song of the Day



"Spring"

Let's do this!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


Hey Twilighters!!


Story teller, Anita Wheeler, from La Push,
will join us at
Yorkie Yarns
to share the real stories of the Quileute on
Feb. 19th.
Story time begins at 4pm.


Now, you may register for this and ALL
YY events & classes on line!

Admission/reservations for Anita are only
$10.

Space IS limited!
18 seats left
~~Call or register on line.~~
253-589-9276







Be the FIRST to know what's going on at Yorkie Yarns.
Join the
YY Facebook Group!




The 2011 South Sound Yarn Crawl is
May 13th-15th.
Mark your calendars!
Stay tuned for details.
This one's gonna be BIG!

Have a WONDERFUL day!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

February Newsletter

Superbowl Party
This Sunday, February 6th
!


Bring a snack to share and don't forget your UFO's!
Festivities begin at 2:30.
Be sure to RSVP!
253-589-9276



YY Classes & Events


February

Saturday, Feb. 5th & 19th- Beginning Socks w/Shirley 10-12
2 spots left




Sunday, February 6th MY FIRST SWEATER w/Shirley- 1-4pm
You know you want to do it. You've always wanted to make a sweater but have been nervous about "getting stuck" somewhere along the way. This class is designed to hold your hand from start to finish. Shirley is the perfect person to help you along the way. Frankly, she's dah bomb.
(All yarn must be purchased from YY for this class.)
$50

2 spots left




Monday(s), Feb. 7 & 21- Beginning Knitting or Crochet 6-8pm
4 spots left


Tuesday(s), February 8th & 22nd -Magic Loop Socks- 10:30-12:30
Learn to make socks on one circular needle. Say goodbye to those double points!
3 spots left



Saturday, February 12th Introducing the
Cascade Spring Collection
1-2:30

Receive 20% off new spring yarns that day!
This event is open to everyone.
No reservations required.



Saturday, February 19th Beginning Lace 2-3:30
5 spots left




Saturday, February 19th- Storyteller,
Anita Wheeler-Quileute Legends
4-5:30pm
Admission $10

limited seating!

For more details visit our Google Calendar.





Introducing the
Cascade Yarns
spring collection!


The yarn tasting event is
Saturday, February 12th
1-2:30pm.



Join us and receive
20% off
your purchase of any of the new yarns.
And ye
s...you can use layaway and be ready to knit your summer shell as soon as the birds start to sing.

(Discounts will not apply to layaways.)



Here's a list of the tasty yarns.
  • Pima tencel
  • Pima silk
  • 220 & 220 sw sport
  • Kid seta 5. Eco cloud
  • Ultra pima
  • Sierra 8. Epiphany
  • Heritage Paints
Be sure to plan your buying strategy. Full bags will be available for purchase. Try going in with a friend and split the cost.


Hey Twilighters!!


Story teller, Anita Wheeler, from La Push, is coming to Yorkie Yarns to share the real stories of the Quileute on
Feb. 19th.
Story time begins at 4pm.


Admission/reservations are only
$10.

Space IS limited!
Call and reserve you spot!







Be the FIRST to know what's going on at Yorkie Yarns.
Join the
YY Facebook Group!


Have a WONDERFUL day!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Jan/Feb calendar update

Be the FIRST to know what's going on at Yorkie Yarns.
Join the
YY Facebook Group!







Introducing
the
Cascade Yarns
spring collection!

The yarn tasting event is
Saturday, February 12th
1-2:30pm.



Join us and receive
20% off
your purchase of any of the new yarns.
And ye
s...you can use on layaway and be ready to knit your summer shell as soon as the birds start to sing.

(Discounts will not apply to layaways.)



Here's a list of the tasty yarns.
  • Pima tencel
  • Pima silk
  • 220 & 220 sw sport
  • Kid seta 5. Eco cloud
  • Ultra pima
  • Sierra 8. Epiphany
  • Heritage Paints
Be sure to plan your buying strategy. Full bags will be available for purchase. Try going in with a friend and split the cost.


Hey Twilighters!!



Story teller, Anita Wheeler, from La Push, is coming to Yorkie Yarns to share the real stories of the Quileute on
Feb. 19th.
Story time begins at 4pm.


Admission/reservations are only
$10.

Space IS limited!
Call and reserve you spot!





YY Classes & Events

January

Finally! TWO at a time socks! Saturday, Jan. 29th - 10:30-12:30
This class is NOT for first-time sock knitters.
You must have knitted at least one pair of socks. Okey doke?
3 spot left


Saturday, January 29, Surprise Jacket KAL -12:30pm – 2:00pm
It's cute. It looks easy. But, it can get complicated. Let's make it together every Saturday for 4 weeks. The best part...the KAL is FREE!!!

February

Saturday, Feb. 5th & 19th- Beginning Socks w/Shirley 10-12
4 spots left



Monday(s), Feb. 7 & 21- Beginning Knitting or Crochet 6-8pm
4 spot open for each class

Sunday, February 6th MY FIRST SWEATER w/Shirley- 1-4pm
You know you want to do it. You've always wanted to make a sweater but have been nervous about "getting stuck" somewhere along the way. This class is designed to hold your hand from start to finish. Shirley is the perfect person to help you along the way. Frankly, she's dah bomb.
(All yarn must be purchased from YY for this class.)
$50

4 spots left




Tuesday(s), February 8th & 22nd -Magic Loop Socks- 10:30-12:30
Learn to make socks on one circular needle. Say goodbye to those double points!
5 spots left
Saturday, February 12th Introducing the
Cascade Spring Collection

1-2:30

Receive 20% off new spring yarns that day!
This event is open to everyone. No reservations required.

Saturday, February 19th Beginning Lace 2-3:30
5 spots left

Saturday, February 19th- Storyteller,
Anita Wheeler-Quileute Legends
4-5:30pm
Admission $10

limited seating!

For more details visit our Google Calendar.


Superbowl Sunday Party
Sunday, February 6th!




Happy New Year, y'all.

How are those resolutions holding up?
Here's my inspiration to keep things going.








Tuesday, October 5, 2010

October Newsletter



*|MC:SUBJECT|*























 



"A Place For Yarn Solace"


Yorkshire Yarns of Lakewood, WA










That's What's Up!





  • Cascade Yarn             Warehouse Run


  • WINTER hours


  • Classes & Events


  • Ode to October -                    Breast Cancer Awareness Month




Sunday, October 17th we're heading to the Cascade Yarns warehouse for some serious shopping!



Join us from 12pm-5pm and get 20% off all Cascade Yarns!!







You MUST RSVP to attend. Thanks people!

253-589-9276



Cascade Yarns

1224 Andover Park E

Tukwila, WA 98188-3905




 





There's a LOT going on this month. Check it out.





Don't forget!

Our winter hours begin this week.

Listen up!






Monday 10-8pm

Tuesday-Thursday 10-6pm

Friday 12-8pm <---- whoop! there it is!

Saturday 10-5

CLOSED Sunday




~~~



October Classes & Events



Beginning Knitting/Crochet classes

1st & 3rd Monday

of every month.



~~~



Join us every Friday from 6-8pm for

Hooks & Needle Club and

Friday Night Knitting Club.




~~~



Guest instructor, Lisa Ellis

will be with us all day October 16th!



Saturday, Oct. 16th- 10am-12pm

Lisa Ellis' jogless hat-

Learn how to work with color knitting wit
hOUT jogs!

Cost $30









Saturday, Oct. 16th-12:30-3:30

Thrummed Slippers with designer, Lisa Ellis

Oh my gosh! have you seen these?

They're SO cute & fluffy and stuffed with fleece! I think Lisa has created the perfect Christmas gift.



Learn to make quick slippers that have fleece in the inside for extra comfort & warmth. 

Cost $40 - includes pattern & roving.

See our google calendar for additional class supplies.




TAKE BOTH LISA'S CLASSES FOR $60.



~~~



Saturday, Oct 16th - 10-11:30am- Beginning Tunisian Crochet with Terri

Saturday, Oct. 16th - 1pm-2:30pm MY FIRST HAT w/Terri




~~~





Sunday, Oct. 17th - Cascade Yarns ROAD TRIP!

12-5pm


RSVP



~~~



Monday, Oct. 18th- 6-m-8pm

SPECIAL EVENT!

Join the YY crew as we welcome author/designer,

Julie Turjoman!

Ms. Turjoman will be autographing her new book, "Brave New Knits" and displaying her trunk show.

Featured designer, Jennifer Hagan will join us as well.

Figheadh made the cover!!!


(There will be NO Hooks & Needles Club tonight.)







~~~



Wednesday, Oct. 20th - 2-3:30pm Beginning Knitted Lace w/Terri



~~~





Saturday, Oct. 23rd-

OCTOBER birthdays

all-day birthday party


with 25% off all regular priced yarn for one purchase for October birthday babies.




~~~



Saturday, Oct. 30th-10:30-12:30 -  Double Knitting w/the one & only Darlene Cloud.

(this class is offered once a year)










~~~



Saturday, Oct. 30th 5:30pm- 7:30pm- CHICKS, FLICKS & STICKS (Yorkie Yarns movie night!) I promise...it WILL be a chick flick. :-) Suggestions?



~~~



Saturday, November 6th - 10am-4:30pm 

Join guest instructor, Jennifer Hagan

for TOP DOWN Gloves--yep! with fingers!




~~~



Check out the Yorkshire Yarns Google calendar for more details.







October is

Breast Cancer Awareness Month.


We have several project ideas featured.

Knit or crochet something special for you or someone you love in honor of those have fought the battle.







I've seen many beautiful women lose their hair during chemo.

This song is for you.

"I Am Not Hair" by India Arie






Tuesday, September 28, 2010

COUNTDOWN!




The Excitement Is Building!

The Yorkie Yarns Chill Retreat
Details





Okay, ladies!
Check in is any time after 2pm. Be sure to bring your receipt showing your pre-paid reservation.
You can choose a cabin and a bed then relax for the rest of the day.
Dinner will be served at 7pm on Friday to accomodate late-comers.

Breakfast will be served at 9am on Saturday & Sunday.
Chow time is 6pm for Saturday's dinner.
I'M SO EXCITED!
SO! Will you be joining us for the retreat? I think some of your closest friends will be there. Don't miss out!
We've got seminars on Saturday & Sunday that include

  • Knitting w/color with Pam
  • Shirley's tool box class
  • Figheadh's Top down gloves
  • Valerie's Basic Boobie Fitting Class

A supply list for each seminar is available in the store.

We're having yarn swap/trade tables!
They will be set up according to yarn quality, price & fiber content. Participants will be given gold, silver and/or black coins depending on what they have contributed to the trade tables. Clear as mud? No problem. It will be once you arrive. So, if you have some de-stashing to do bring it to the retreat and take home something different!

FASHION SHOW
at the Retreat!






And guess who the models will be. YOU!! Bring your favorite knitted or crochet item to show and tell during our fashion show Saturday night
at the retreat.

~~~~~

What to Bring
Here's a list of the things you may or may not need to bring. :-)

NOT Optional
bedding- sleeping bag, pillow
toiletries
clothes
towel
knitting/crochet
a GREAT attitude :-)

Optional
snacks
drinks - hot or cold (NO ALCOHOL)
your favorite chair
Class supplies
books
cards
board games

~~~~

Oct. 1-3

Gwinwood Conference Center
in Lacey
6015 30th Ave SE
Lacey, WA 98503-3823
(360) 491-0195

$135.00 will get you a nice bed, 4 meals and a very good time.

Day tripper price is $55. One meal is included.

Call or come in for more information.
253-589-YARN (9276)
Last day for refunds is September 1st.
The final day for reservations is Sept. 30th.


And by the way. I'll be making a BIG announcement on Saturday at the retreat.
Don't eeeeeeven try and get it out of me before then because if I tell you...well...you know the rest. :-)


See y'all this weekend!