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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