Thursday, May 24, 2007

JUNE project of the month is in!

"Okay. So check it out!" Do I sound like Randy Jackson? heh...heh...

Our project of the month is the mobius scarf. This beauty can be knit or crocheted. The mobius requires about 260 yards of sport or lace weight yarn. We provide the pattern for free with purchase of your yarn. All you need to provide is your enthusiasm and smile.

We plan to work on our monthly projects during Monday night Needles and Hooks club from 6-8pm, weekly. We'll have a blast working together, encouraging each other or throwing our projects across the room if we feel like it. :-)

****Mobius: A normal backside roll with a full twist.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Say WHAT????

I was pondering some of the silliest questions I've ever heard from people. Then it dawned on me. I may have issued such a question myself thus providing hours of entertainment to strangers everywhere. Oh well. It's like the old song says, "Everybody plays the fool... sometimes".

Anyway, here are a couple of my favs of recent.

I was standing in line at a local Subway shop when I heard a customer ask an employee, "What size is the foot-long sandwich?"

While working in a yarn shop a fellow knitter was asked by a customer, "I see this yarn is made of mohair. What kind of animal is a Mo? "

My all-time favorite came from the love of my life. My husband seriously asked me, "Why do y'all knit and crochet? Is it to save money?"

You've gotta be kidding me.

I've since interviewed many yarners asking this question. My friend, Kellie insists knitting does save money. She said, "It's cheaper than therapy."

For the most part the answers are always consistent. It's agreed that we simply LOVE the craft. We knit/crochet because we can. We can complete something w/our own hands, time, love and We brag to one another proudly showing our latest accomplishment knowing we'll receive praise and encouragement from kindred spirits. It's our own way of being an adult while going back to childhood and saying, "Hey! Look what I did!"

The only way I could truly help my DH to understand was for me to my love for yarn to his love for woodworking. He still held a blank stare. :-) I quoted a recent Qwest commercial at that point. "Hey chill! You'll get it." ....eventually. .....maybe.


So, Glen reads this post and insists he asked no such thing. I'm a fair person. I'll post his response. Check it out.

"ruh roh! I'm afraid I sound stupid! When the heck did I ever ask that? I don't think I've ever thought it might save money!!!!!!!! Remember I'm the one who always paid the yarn bills!

And why would I give a blank stare when comparing it with woodworking? I think I suggested the comparison myself!

just looking for truth in advertising..." comment.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

What next???

I opened during the slowest season for knitting. No worries. That's a VERY good thing. This gives me a chance to really buckle-down and get ready for fall madness and winter rush. I'm preparing samples and kits for you to make easier decisions during the gift giving season.

I just received several copies of "One Skein Wonders" edited by Judith Durant. I love it because the patterns really call for ONE SKEIN. I worked-up this little number last night. AND it's the 1st pink thing I've ever knitted! This is called the "Yorkshire Tweed Beret". Get it???? *smirk*

In the meantime, you should check-out the red, white and blue felted bag designed just for the up-coming patriotic holidays. Fushia, our resident purse designer will teach her 1st felting class on the 28th of May at 1pm. She plans to instruct students on how to make the ever-popular button bag. Interested? Go to and email me. Also you can call to make your reservation or just drop by the shop! (253)589-YARN. <-- I know...corny but it works. *grin*

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

My name is Sonya Kaye and I'm a LYS owner in Lakewood Washington. Most folks know me as a R&B Christian vocalist . Naturally, the question comes as to why I opened a yarn shop this late in the game. The answer is simple. I love yarn but especially love people. I picked-up knitting again after about 30 years after most excellent friend & author, Shannon Woodward encouraged me to do so.

It's been a year and I've not been able to put down my needles. In addition to knitting I've enjoyed the bond between women who knit. With us there's a sense of goals and accomplishments. We encourage one another. We help one another. We REALLY like each other.

Yorkshire Yarns was born on May 8th, 2007. The name was inspired by my other love of raising beautiful Yorkshire Terriers.

I look forward to developing new friendships while building Yorkshire Yarns. And of course, I hope to strengthen existing bonds as well.

Humble beginnings...

She finds wool and flax and busily spins it.
She is like a merchant's ship; she brings her food from afar.
She gets up before dawn to prepare breakfast for her household
and plan the day's work for her servant girls.
She goes out to inspect a field and buys it;
with her earnings she plants a vineyard.
She is energetic and strong, a hard worker.
She watches for bargains; her lights burn late into the night.
Her hands are busy spinning thread, her fingers twisting fiber.
She extends a helping hand to the poor and opens her arms to the needy.
She has no fear of winter for her household
because all of them have warm clothes.
She quilts her own bedspreads.
She dresses like royalty in gowns of finest cloth ...
She makes belted linen garments and sashes to sell to the merchants.
She is clothed with strength and dignity,
and she laughs with no fear of the future.

--Prov 31:10-25 (NLT)