Tuesday, July 31, 2007

August already???? Time for another project!

Ya know... the best way to improve a skill is to practice that skill and surround yourself w/people who are experts in the field. I've been incredibly blessed to have met & mixed with the most gifted needle workers in the Pacific Northwest. My new friend, Sue, is one such talent.

I discovered Sue's blog a few weeks back and fell in love w/one of her knitted FO's (finished objects). She's crafted several versions of Fiber Trends' "Landscape Scarf". My mouth dropped open as I gazed upon it's colorful and masterful beauty.

And then....one day....Sue walked into Yorkshire Yarns. I didn't even give her a chance to pet the yarn before I said, "Hi Sue Knits!" After seeing the puzzled look on her face I decided to let the cat out of the bag. Soon I asked her if I could feature her beautiful scarf on the YY blog as our August project of the month. Not only did Sue say yes but she offered to come and show her many versions of the scarf. She's created the "Landscape" w/beads, tassels, & picots. Seriously, you've gotta see these.

Sue will join us during our Hooks & Needles Club on August 6th from 6pm-8. The pictures shown on the side of this post are beautiful but do NO justice to these drop-dead beauties.

Our crocheted pattern is just as stunning. The model (made by m'girl, Stayce) will be displayed August 6th as well. Stayce's 1st in-shop, crocheted shawl has been on my mind since seeing it back in April. It too is breath-taking. The picture does her work NO justice.

Okay...so don't miss August's Project of the Month. And join us each Monday for Hooks & Needles and get your craft on. :-)

We're reading book 2 in the Debbie Macomber yarn shop trilogy. The book of the month for August is "A Good Yarn" . I've already started reading it. ...oh my gooooooooodness. :-)

Oh What a Night!

I guess it's time to brag....eh....blog about our wonderful evening w/Debbie Macomber. Frankly, she's awesome. She's a woman who's truly in touch w/her audience.

We set-up our new room w/wall to wall chairs and not one was empty. Mrs. Macomber came in and immediately captivated all of us w/her at easy charm, wit and conversation.

After speaking for a good while she was gracious enough to sign a LOT of copies of her books.

We hope to have Mrs. Macomber back some day soon. Keep an eye on this spot for some fun pictures of our exciting evening.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Author, Debbie Macomber to visit Yorkshire Yarns July 30th!

Yorkshire Yarns is proud to welcome New York Times best selling author, Debbie Macomber for a fun and exciting evening. On July 30, 2007 from 6:00-8:00pm, Ms. Macomber will be here in our store to share with all of us her books; “A Good Yarn” and “The shop on Blossom Street” and her latest, “Back on Blossom Street”.

Books are available for purchase here in the store for her novels and companion knitting books which pair w/her novels. Feel free to bring your own copy for the book signing as well.

Light refreshments will be served. Space is very limited so please RSVP your seat reservation by 7/25/07. We are sorry but we can make no exceptions for the RSVP seating. Your name must be on the list to enter that evening. If you have changes in plans, please let us know ASAP so someone else can get a seat to meet this wonderful and talented local author.

RSVP soon at info@yorkshireyarns.com

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Gladys' reversible, thermal blanket

Join us this Saturday at Yorkshire Yarns to learn how
to make Gladys Walton's reversible, thermal, crochet
blanket.Mrs. Walton is the president of the
Peirce County Knitting Guild and has been knitting &
crocheting for over 30 years. Her unique
blanket has been causing quite a stir at YY.
The question is always,
"How did she DO that??"

Class begins at 10:30 and goes till noon.
There are only 6 spots and 5 are already taken.
So, if you want a spot let me know sooner than later and
I'll save you one. :-)

Class is $10.00.
You need to already know how to single crochet.
For supplies, you'll need two balls of worsted
weight yarn each being different in color.
Finally, you'll need a size N crochet hook.

So! Give me a call or come in to sign-up
for this entirely cool class.
(253) 589-9276

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Tulip Sweater by Dream In Color

Remember all the recent hype about the DIC Tulip sweater? I think every LYS in the country ran out of the yarn necessary to make this beauty. All I had was DIC smooshy sock yarn. So...guess what? I had one of my employees knit it up. Stormy Autumn adjusted the gauge and made a PERFECT Tulip. It's soft, smooshy and actually hugs baby's arms because DIC smooshy seems to be a bit more elastic than the Classic.

Pretty cool, eh? :-)

I have one kit left which includes 8
balls of yarn and the pattern. Also, we're encouraging customers to build their own Tulip sweater w/different color ways. If you're interested let me know SOON. :-)