Monday, December 22, 2008

SALE! 40% off ALL regular priced yarn :-) SALE!

Merry Christmas
Happy Hanukkah
and have a Kwazy Kwanza
from the Acord Clan!

Now, let's talk about the serious sale.

Yep. Take 40% off ALL regularly priced yarn at
Yorkshire Yarns.

But there's a catch. Listen up because if you snooze you lose BIG time.
On Saturday, December 27th get 40% off regularly priced yarn at
Yorkie Yarns
from 6AM to 7AM.

Did you catch that???

You've exactly one hour to take advantage of our deepest cut in prices in 2008.

And from 7-8AM take 30% off.
From 8AM on December 27th through December 30th get 20% off all regularly priced yarn all day every day.

You want to know the truth as to why we're doing this? It's time for inventory and I don't want to count it. Lucky for you I'm a bum.

**All sales FINAL on sale merchandise**

Thursday, December 18, 2008

ALL DAY knitting/crochet marathon THIS Saturday!

Let's get 'er done this Saturday!

Saturday marks only 5 days left till Christmas. We all know there's nothing like giving a gift made w/your own hands. The only thing that could put a damper on it is presenting half done with a promise to finish it ....."some day".  Yeah right. *smirk*

Tell ya what. Come to the all day knitting/crochet marathon this Saturday and Yorkie Yarns and I promise you'll get at least one project done. We'll have fun, fast and gorgeous 2-hour project ideas for you. Or bring your almost done sweater, hat, etc and we'll encourage you to FINISH. :-)

There will be coffee, tea, apple cider, hot chocolate, snacks and lunch. See? Now you've no excuse but to GET 'ER DONE. I'll ask you one little favor. Please RSVP so I can know how much Starbucks to brew. A'ight?

Be sure to check out the Flat Feet SOCK OF THE MONTH Christmas colors. They're simply wild!

We got in our Addi Turbo Click sets and they're aaaaaaaall gone. I've ordered 5 more sets which are up for adoption. If you want to secure your set we'll take prepayment to make sure you get yours 1st. They're $150 for 10 sizes and 3 connecting chords. They even throw in a "brag pin" you can wear on your lapel to tell the world, "I'm all that because I've got a click set." :-)


I've got some quick gift ideas for you!

How about purchasing some beginner knitting/crochet classes for the person who's always wanted to learn?
A the Vogue Stitchtionary series?
Or you could get that coveted Addi needle set she/he's always wanted.

See you at the party!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Customer Appreciation!

This Saturday, December 6th is the
Yorkshire Yarns

Christmas Cookie Social
from 5-7pm.

Bring one dozen of your favorite Christmas cookies to share and a knitted/crocheted ornament to help decorate the Christmas tree if you’d like. And prepare to enjoy socializing with other crafters and exchange ideas. This is a spouse/significant other social to help them understand why we “hang-out at the shop”.

For the convenience of the holidays I’m offering gift cards & layaway.

So come & make a list. There will be door prizes, coffee , tea and live Christmas music. (And no. I’m not going to sing.)

QUESTIONS? Call me at 253-589-9276

We’ll be open Saturday for our regular store hours as well from 10-5pm. So don’t trip.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Black Friday Specials at Yorkshire Yarns!

First of all, as I sit here working on my laptop I remembered I promised not to mention the Apple Cup. I'm a woman of my word.

We're celebrating Black Friday with hourly & all-day specials at Yorkshire Yarns.
So, listen up!

On Friday, November 28th we're
OPEN FROM 8am to 8pm!


8-9am CASCADE 220 & super wash 20% off
9-10am All NORO yarn 15% off
10-11am All ROWAN yarn 15% off
11-noon BERROCO yarn Highland Peruvian Quick

selected lace weight yarn 15% off (Merino Oro, Yarn Place, Frog Tree, Dawn, Great Adirondack)
1-2pm Berroco Ultra Alpaca 20% off
2-3pm All regular priced books & patterns 10% off

All regular priced hooks, needles & notions 10% off. YES. That includes Addi Turbos! (CD programs, project bags and Debbie Macomber items NOT included.)


* Buy one skein of sock yarn receive and FREE Knoxville sock pattern. (one per customer)
* Buy two Figheadh patterns at regular price and receive a 3rd for 25% off
* 25% off Sensational, Elsebeth Lavold Chunky Alpaca, jumbo mohair hanks and Kool-Aid dye kits

See you early for coffee, bagels and goodies!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Wazzup in November at Yorkie Yarns?

November Stuff of the Month

Gaway 100% wool

All Ann Norling Christmas stocking patterns

Leisure Arts "Crocheted Christmas Stockings"

Yorkie Yarns circular needle and crochet hook holders

Come see all the new stuff in store at Yorkie Yarns.

PAGEWOOD FARMS bamboo sock yarn
ULTRA ALPACA 50/50 wool-alpaca
GREAT ADIRONDACK hand dyed yarns
HAZEL KNITS new fall colors
ALPACA WITH A TWIST 100% dk alpaca

and so on...
See you soon!

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Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Oh my gosh! New Addi Turbo Interchangeable Needles~~~

The NEW Addi Click Interchangeable Needle System is on the way.

Yes. It's true. Addi Turbo Needle System will be available by mid October. :-)
We have 10 on order. You can call and put your name 1st on the list to own one of these coveted beauties.
Here are the specs.

"The addi Click system provides 10 different sizes of addi Turbo™ tips (US 4 – US
15), three different lengths of our new, extremely pliable blue cord (24”, 32” and
40”), and one connector piece which helps to either store stitches or combine your
cords. The Click tips require no tools to change; simply insert the cord deep into
the tip, twist and release. The tips will remain secure until you change them."

This week in Classes:

Don't forget. This Saturday, September 13th at 10:30 Shirley is teaching our Cast-On Class for only $10.
Have you ever run out of tail before casting on all your stitches? Don't you HATE that?! Have you made socks just to find out they're too tight to get past your foot? doh!
Listen, there's more than one way to skin the cast-on cat. Shirley will teach you several ways to create beautiful, creative, elastic and practical beginnings.

Suggested supplies
"A to Z of Knitting" or
"The Knitter's Companion" or any knitting reference guide.
*All class supplies are 10% off during registration.

And at 1:30 is "Beyond Basic Knitting" w/Theresa.

Have you just learned to knit and purl? Want to become more confident in
your knitting? This class you will teach you how to make a scarf using your
knit and purl skills and learn a few new stitches. Prereq: Basic Knitting -
Know how to cast on, K, P. Class Materials: 2 skeins of Noro, size 10.5
needles, and free one row scarf pattern.

Prereq: Basic Knitting - Know how to cast on, K, P.
Class Materials: 2 skeins of Noro, size 10.5 needles, and free one row
scarf pattern
COST: $35
*All class supplies are 10% off during registration.

Sunday, September 7th from 2-4pm
is the highly anticipated
"Beginner-TWO SOCKS 1 circular-magic loop"

Learn to make 2 socks on ONE LOOONG circular needle! Just think... no more second sock syndrome!
When you're done you're done! Beginner two socks on one long loop:

Want to learn how to make socks, how about TWO socks at once on ONE long circular needle.

Whether you have knitted a sock before or have always wanted to learn to knit socks this class is for you.
Left handed knitters especially welcomed!!

Prereq: Must know basic knitting (K, P, and cast on)
Class materials: 1 skein DK Marble, Size 5 us circular needle - 60" cable and markers
$50 for two 2-hour sessions (materials not included)
*All class supplies are 10% off during registration.

Have a blessed week!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008


Yorkshire Yarns
is having a big ole back to school sale

THIS Friday-Sunday, September 5th-7th.

I’ll give you a taste of what’s going on sale.

ALL 100% leather tote bags 30% off

Drops Patterns books 30% off

Quality Baby yarns 25% off
Noro, Opal & several sock yarns 25% off

Trust me.

There’s a lot more savings up to 60% off..

Come in early for the best selection.

You know me. When I have a sale, I’M SERIOUS.

Yorkshire Yarns September Stuff of the Month

Yarn of the Month:

Cascade 220 super wash

Receive 15% off all month

Book(s) of the Month:

Rowan Magazine 40 & 42

Receive 10% off

Gadget of the Month

Chibi darning needles w/case

This multi-needle set features rounded points to easily sew together your knitted fabric without snagging. Comes in a convenient holder with screw top.

Pattern of the Month

Knitwhits “Snowbird” hat pattern


Saturday, August 2, 2008

AUGUST is a must. :-)

The August calendar of classes and events is up and running.
This is going to be a great month!

Our Yarn of The Month is
the wonderfully soft, merino, kettle dyed
Get 10% off all month!

The Pattern of the Month is
"The Lucy Bag" by Two Old Bags

The YY Book of the Month is
"Pursenalities" for knit or crochet.

Our fun & practical Gadget of the Month are
un/locking stitch markers.

The next time you're in ask us about our
Frequent Buyer Program.
It'll make your day. And who knows? You may already qualify. :-)

Happy birthday August babies!
Remember, you get 20% during your birthday week on one purchase of regular priced yarn. There's no limit! Go nuts!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

We will all miss Ming

It is with extreme sadness to have to tell you one of my favorite people
passed away. Ming Dildine died Monday. Services will be held this Friday
(tomorrow) at 6pm in Tacoma. Ming had requested everyone wear red in celebration of her life. If you're wanting to attend please give me a
call at (253)589-9276 for more information.

Most of you knew Ming from Monday night Hooks & Needles and our fall/winter
Thursday night knitting group. Of course I meet a lot of people in this
business but some just grab your heart from the beginning. Ming was one of
those people. The immediate impression I got was that Ming was passionate
about knitting and even more so about her family. After meeting her lovely
daughter and doting husband I knew why. They loved and supported Ming's
passion and zest for _anything_ she liked to do.

I can't say enough good things about her. Ming was always encouraging and
positive. She supported YY from the beginning worked personally towards our
success. As a matter of fact, Ming was the 1st person to knit samples for
the shop. There was only one condition from her perspective. If it didn't
felt she'd have nothing to do with it. :-)

I took her felted fish & turtle off the sales floor and place them in my
office. I'll cherish them always as I will the great memories of spending
time with Ming in the store and last year at Stitch & Pitch. I will miss her
and always love me some Ming. :-)

Please keep her family in your prayers.
God bless.

Friday, June 27, 2008

It's July and it's finally HOT!

It's July!'s finally "summer" here in the PNW. The heat is on. We're vacationing, gardening and yarning.

I love the attitude of die-hard knitters & crocheters.

  • The weather won't seem to change over from spring to summer. No worries. They knit.

  • Tempertures shoot into the 90's. No worries. They crochet.

  • It's too hot to knit afghans. Shoooot. Give folks socks, a tank top or a Fixation tankini and yarnies are there.

Our Yarn of the month is Cascade's light weight Sierra.
The fiber content is 80% pima cotton and 20% wool. And it comes in 80 colors! We carry several in the shop and we have the color card on hand for you to choose a custom color.
Receive 10% off all month long!

Our patterns of the month come from Oat Couture and are quite fitting for the intense heat. This beautiful tank can be knit or crochet.

Our gadget of the month is a fun one. Many of us like to sip a little Chablis while knitting/crocheting. You're with friends. It's the end of the day. The lights are low. (Well, not too low.) The music jazz is smooth. But who's glass belongs to whom???
Try these wine glass markers with cute little yarny charms!

Our book of the month is the classic Elizabeth Zimmerman's "Knitting Without Tears". Zimmerman's book is popular because it's great for new and experienced knitters.

Enjoy July with Yorkie Yarns by taking a class you've been "dyeing" to attend. Comes see our summer yarns and whip up something quick and easy for our 2 days of summer. *smirk*

One of the highlights during our heatwave is when many of us get together for Stitch N Pitch on August 7th. Yorkie Yarns has a block of 30 seats. This should be a blast! Call and get yours at YY while supplies last.

Have safe and great 4th!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Yorkshire Yarns WWKIP BBQ this Saturday!

World Wide Knit In Public Day is this Saturday, June 14th.
To celebrate Yorkie Yarns is having a BBQ!

Join us at Harry Todd Park when the "picknitting" & BBQ begins at 3:30pm this Saturday, June 14th. Bring the kids, neighbors, frenemies, postal worker and your favorite barista.
Well, the barista is optional.
What's not optional is your food. :-) Bring your favorite meat, chicken or seafood to grill and a side dish or two for your group. I'll provide the drinks, dishes and music. (No. I'm not singing. There's nothing like a good old fashioned boom box.) Oh! Don't forget your knitting and crochet! Please RSVP me so I can know how much Kool Aid to bring.
And if it rains, fahgettahboutit.

Folks, as we continue SOCK Month at YY let us remember that this Friday, June 13th & 20th begins our 2-part class for knitting 2 sox on ONE circular knitting. This is a great class for those of us who have SSS (second sock syndrome). By knitting two socks at a time when you're done you're DONE. Sign up and receive 10% off all your class supplies.
As usual, space is limited so if ya snooze....

Yesterday was Heather's 12th birthday. (Heather is our tweener.) She took advantage of her 20% birthday discount at Yorkshire Yarns. Say what? YOU have a June birthday as well? No problem. During your birthday week come in and get 20% off any amount of regular priced yarn and have a stupendous birthday on us!

***HEADS UP! Saturday, June 21st we have sock yarn guru Wendee of HAZEL KNITS visiting YY! Come see her new colors and trunk show and meet the woman behind the
Yarn Harlot Hazel Knits hysteria. :-)

Check out our new SOCK yarn.
(this sock is knitted from...well, a flat "skein" of yarn.)

(437 yards of hand dyed merino goodness)

Have a great ridiculously chilly June week!
(sup with thhhhhat?)

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

June News :-)

June is officially
SOCK Month at
Yorkshire Yarns!

Now is your opportunity to finally learn how to make socks or improve your sock skills. This month the majority of our classes will focus on socks, socks, socks! And socks are a wonderfully small, travel project for the summer months ahead. So let's just get to it.

This Friday, June 6th at 3:30pm-5:30 we
kick-off SOCK Month with sock yarn KOOL AID dying. This class is for adults only. We'll have a kids KOOL AID clinic later in the month. The cost is $25 plus materials.

Then on Saturday, June 7th & June 14th you can take a beginner's 2-hour/2-part sock class either at 10:30am or 1:00pm w/double point needles or at 1:30-3:30 w/the magic loop technique (one sock on one circular needle).

Also in June we have classes for
  • 2 socks on ONE circular
  • Toe-up socks
  • SOTM Club
  • Kids KOOL AID dying
Yarn of the Month:
Noro Kureyon Sock yarn
Receive 17% off the entire month!

We've got 18 delicious colors in stock.

Gadget, Book/Pattern of the Month:
The Universal Knit Gauge is a counter which can be hung right off your circular cable!

The "Little Box of Socks" is a book of individual card
s with 20 different, creative sock patterns. A magnetic strip closure keeps the cards nice & neat inside the box and easy for on the go knitting.

July 1st marks YY’s Sock Battle! Sign-up during the month of June. Registration fee if $2.50. The last day for signups is June 30th! Join in the battle and kill or be killed, sockers. :-)
Ask for details at Yorkie Yarns.

Now for some Tidbits.

  • Did you know June 14th is World Wide Knit In Public Day? (WWKIP) We plan to celebrate by having a big ole BBQ with knitters & crocheters, families & kids! Stay tuned for details.
  • Need to stay on a yarn junkie budget? We now have "Yarn Diet" cards! The cards are kind of like Starbucks cards in that they are refillable and can double as gift cards. The best part is the cards will speed up your shopping. We just swipe it and you go! You can purchase the YY yarn diet cards in any demonination. Yeah, baby!
  • I have a block of 30 tickets for sale for Stitch N Pitch August 7th w/the Mariners!
  • On Saturday, June 21st, Yorkshire Yarns welcomes sock yarn & dying guru, Wendee of HAZEL KNITS!
    And we’ll have the Hazel Knits Trunk Show for several days. Come visit w/Wendee and see the new colors she’s created for fall. Festivities begin at 11am.

That's it for now, peeps. Remember, we're on
Monday 10-8pm (Hook & Needles club 6-8)
Tuesday-Friday 10-6pm
Saturday 10-5pm

Sonya Acord, owner
Yorkshire Yarns
7504 86th St. SW #150
Lakewood, WA 98498

***Located 1/2 block up from the corner of Steilacoom Blvd & Phillips Rd.

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Tuesday, May 6, 2008

BIG Anniversary Sale beginning this Thursday!

Come celebrate our 1st Anniversary and get in on the

BIG Anniversary Sale!

Check it out.

60% off select Berroco

50% off Summer Linen

25% off ALL Louisa Harding

20% off Tofustie

Trust me. This is just a drop in the bucket. There's a whoooooooole lot more!

Sale begins this Thursday, May 8th - Saturday, May 10th.

Store hours are

Thursday 10-8pm

Friday 10-6pm

Saturday 10-5pm

CLOSED Sunday for Mother's Day

Also, we're featuring trunk shows from Handpainted Knitting Yarns & Mountain Colors.

Come see the beautiful, colorful kits we have for sale by both companies.

Why not treat mom to a designer Afghan, sweater, scarf or pair of socks?

See you at the BIG Sale!

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

One Year Anniversary-GHASP!


Yes. It's true. We're celebrating ONE year Anniversary at Yorkshire Yarns.
Stay tuned for celebration details. Everyone wins!

**NEW! Receive 10% off class materials at the time of class sign-up!

  • Saturday, May 3rd at 10:30- FREE finishing seminar with Figheadh's Jennifer Hagan. Please RSVP if you plan to attend. We have just a few spots left.

  • Saturday, May 3rd at 10:30- The final Wonderful Wallaby KAL with Pam S. ends this Saturday.

  • Saturday, May 3rd at 2pm- TWO socks on ONE circular needle PART 1. I'm looking forward to this class because I absolutely love knitting socks on magic loop. And as most of you know, I have serious issues with completing the second sock. Imagine that. I can finish both socks at the same time using magic loop! Whoohoo! This is for intermediate knitters and space is limited to 8 students. Part 2 for this class is on Saturday, May 24th at 2. Cost $50 **Receive 10% off class materials at the time of class sign-up.

  • Sunday, May 4th at 1pm- 3pm- Slip-Stitch Knitting Class Level: Advanced Beginner 1, 2-hour session Are you intimidated by Intarsia and Fair Isle or don't want the challenge of carrying more than one yarn at a time - then this is the class for you. Slip Stitch knitting is the simplest form of working in color yet it gives the allusion of complexity. This technique also uses less yarn and is easier to knit than fair isle and is just as sturdy yet easier than the linen stitch. We learn to slip stitch both in the round and in the flat as well as practice several slip stitch graphs. It's an addicting technique and a great way to use up stash yarn as well. The perfect summer take along project! Supplies: Slip Stich purse pattern (LEDA-15) needles according to pattern yarn according to pattern. Cost: $25. Receive 10% off class materials at the time of class sign-up.

That's all for now. I'm off to plan festivities for our One Year! :-)
God bless you!