Wednesday, December 30, 2009

CLOSED FOR INVENTORY SATURDAY, JAN. 2ND



It's time for counting. See you at 10am Monday when we resume our regular store hours.


Happy New Year!


Tuesday, December 29, 2009

January's going to be a GREAT month!



Football Widow Wives Party January 1st NOON-4pm!

Bring your favorite snack(s) to share & let's sit, knit, crochet, eat, drink , watch football & be with friends!

Special store hours for this event are from NOON - 4pm.
















We have lots of special guest instructors visiting Yorkshire Yarns!




Mary Scott Huff, author of The New Stranded Colorwork will be at Madrona but all her classes are sold out.

Doh!




The good news is Mary will be teaching at Yorkshire Yarns on January 30th!

There will be a meet & greet reception from 3-4pm. Classes w/Mary will begin at 4 on Saturday & Sunday at 12:30.

Learn Norwegian Selbu Knitting and the scary art of steeking on Saturday the 30th & Sunday the 31st, respectively.

Call or come in for details.




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Local knitter & designer Marsha Cunningham (Marshknits) is teaching on Saturday, January 16th, 2-4pm.




She will show you all the different things you can do w/all that extra stash! Space is limited so reserve your spot soon!

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We're always glad to have Lisa Ellis back. On Saturday, January 23rd, 10-noon Lisa will teach her very popular TWINING class.

She'll take a quick lunch and be back to teach TOE-UP sox (Cat Bordhi toe-up style) from 12:30-2:30.




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Spinners! Theresa Waldo is back to help you finish what you've started!

It's time for the DEF's of Spinning.(Spinning Part 2)

This class is for those who are ready to take the next step and learn more about types of fiber, different drop spindles and wheels.

Space is limited so hurry and get your spot for Saturday, January 23rd from 10:30-12:30.

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Other classes offered this month are:




Grace Note Fingerless Gloves- Saturday, Jan. 9th, 10:30-12:30
Knitting 2.0- Monday, Jan 11th, 6-8pm
Magic Loop Sox- Tuesday, Jan. 12th/19th (parts 1 & 2), 6-8pm
My 1st Sweater- Saturday, Jan. 16th, 10:30-12:30
Using Up Your Stash w/Marsha Cunningham, Saturday, Jan. 16th, 2-4pm
My 1st Hat- Monday, Jan. 18th, 6-8pm
Sock of the Month Club w/Shirley- Monday, Jan. 18th 6-8pm
Twining Workshop w/Lisa Ellis, Saturday, Jan. 23rd 10-noon
Spinning Part 2 w/Theresa Waldo, Saturday, Jan 23rd 10:30-1:30
Toe Up Sox w/Lisa Ellis, Saturday, Jan. 23rd, 12:30-2:30
Norwegian Selbu Knitting w/Mary Scott Huff, Saturday, Jan. 30th, 4-8pm
EEEK! STEEKS w/Mary Scott Huff, Sunday, Jan. 31st, 12:30-4:30pm



Check out the details on our Google Calendar.



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Special Events




NEW!! We now offer FREE help clinics to our Yorkie Yarns customers Monday's & Friday's from 6-8pm.
Hooks & Needles Club - Monday's 6-8pm
Friday Night Knitting Club - Friday's 6-8pm
Chicks, Flicks & Sticks Movie Night - Saturday, Jan. 23rd 5:30-8pm

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Are you ready for the Stuff of the Month?




Yarn of the Month

Flat Feet Yarn by Conjoined Creations and Noro Sock yarns are 15% off during January






Gadgets of the Month

Check out our new, affordable KA bamboo needles.





Patterns of The Month

All Lisa Ellis patterns & books are 10% during January.








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50 is fabulous!


Thank you to all of you who came to celebrate my 50th in a wonderful way. We took about 30-35 blankets to the homeless shelter. They even shared some birthday cake with me after 10 of the residents serenaded me with "Happy Birthday". I will never forget what a great day we had. :-)






Valerie Robertson, photographer


Happy New Year, everyone!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

40% off YARN for ONE HOUR!




LET'S DO IT AGAIN!


Here's the deal.

Get 40% off ALL regular priced yarn on December 26th from 6am-7am.
OUR DOORS WILL OPEN AT PRECISELY 6AM and close at 7.
We will reopen at 10 for our regular store hours till 5pm.
So, if you're not in the shop by then saaaaaaaaawy!

This was our biggest event last year and we learned a lot from it.
To ease things a bit we'll have 2 registers set up.
One will be for plastic and the other for cash.
All currencies will be accepted except RED gift cards and store credit.

And for you not-so-early-I'm-going-to-miss-out people, when we open at 10am all regular priced yarn will be
25% off for the rest of the day.

Ahem....that is, if we have any yarn left. mmmmmahahaha! :-)

So go easy on the eggnog on Christmas Day and we'll see you bright and ridiculously early on Saturday, Dec. 26th.

And remember, you snooze....





Wednesday, December 16, 2009

We need blankets!!

The party is this Saturday, Dec.19th all day!



Come celebrate w/me as I embark on 50, fabulous and...well...a little fluffy.
All day on Saturday December 19th we'll have cake, coffee & comments. Eeeeeeeesy. :-)
In addition we'll have a Christmas cookie exchange.

No gifts, please. Nope. Not even any yarn.
Instead, PLEASE bring new or gently used blankets for our area shelters.
There's a shortage this winter and (as you know) it's biting cold out there!

Thank you.



Wanna really impress your favorite yarnie for the holidays?
How about putting a Boye Electric ball winder under the tree?



It's only $99 and you don't have to be a human yarn holder any more! I'm serious.
She/he will love you forever for getting this.
I only have 3 in stock. You snooze on this one....well...you know the rest.




New Stuff!


Cascade Superwash Paints


Eco Alpaca
Eco Alpaca Lace
Cascade 220 Quatro

Aaaaaaaand a shipment of Malabrigo worsted & sock weight is expected in the shop any day now!!!

My Christmas CD is kind of new.
We only offer it during the holiday season. As promised, here it is.
"Christmas: The Revelation" is available now!






Stuff of the Month

Yarn of the Month
Berroco Peruvian Quick are 15% off all month!
10 colors available.


Gadget of the Month
"The Perfect Notion Case"
4" X 2.5"





Late night shoppers, remember we're open till 8pm on Mondays AND Friday nights!

That's all for now. Have a GREAT week!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

50, fabulous & fluffy.

I'm turning 50 and I want to celebrate in a great way!



Come celebrate w/me as I embark on 50, fabulous and...well...a little fluffy.
All day on Saturday December 19th we'll have cake, coffee & comments. Eeeeeeeesy. :-)
In addition we'll have a Christmas cookie exchange.

No gifts, please. Nope. Not even any yarn.
Instead, PLEASE bring new or gently used blankets for our area shelters.
There's a shortage this winter and (as you know) it's biting cold out there!

Thank you.


New Stuff!


Dream in Color hand-dyed & Starry fingering weight yarn.
Starry is bright & glittery & has REAL silver in it!
Come see!



Up-coming classes at Yorkshire Yarns


  • Twining w/Lisa Ellis Saturday, December 12th 12:30-2:30
  • Cat Bordhi Sox w/Lisa Ellis Saturday, December 12th 2:30-4:30
  • Beginning Knitting/Crochet- EVERY Monday evening 6-8pm
****No Movie Night this month. See you in January!


For details visit our Google Calendar.


Stuff of the Month

Yarn of the Month
Berroco Peruvian Quick are 15% off all month!
10 colors available.


Gadget of the Month
"The Perfect Notion Case"





Late night shoppers, remember we're open till 8pm on Mondays AND Friday nights!

That's all for now. Have a GREAT week!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Black Friday Poker!

Come play the odds.





Here's how it works. You shop. When you ready to check out you draw a playing card.
The card you pull dictates your Black Friday discount.
Receive 20-50% off!

SPECIAL STORE HOURS!!
Yorkshire Yarns is open from 8am to 8pm this Black Friday.


Up-coming classes & events at Yorkshire Yarns


  • Beginning Knitted Hats Wednesday Nov. 25th 2:30-4:30
  • Sticks Chicks & Flicks- YY Movie Night! This Saturday, November 28th 5-7pm!
  • The ABC's of Spinning Saturday Dec. 5th 10:30-1:30 (6 spots left)
For details visit our Google Calendar.

Black Friday Poker!



Come play the odds.


Here's how it works. You shop. When you ready to check out you draw a playing card.
The card you pull dictates your Black Friday discount.
Receive 20-50% off!

SPECIAL STORE HOURS!!
Yorkshire Yarns is open from 8am to 8pm this Black Friday.


Up-coming classes & events at Yorkshire Yarns


  • Beginning Knitted Hats Wednesday Nov. 25th 2:30-4:30
  • Sticks Chicks & Flicks- YY Movie Night! This Saturday, November 28th 5-7pm!
  • The ABC's of Spinning Saturday Dec. 5th 10:30-1:30 (6 spots left)
For details visit our Google Calendar.

Black Friday Poker!

Your Company

Come play the odds.


Here's how it works. You shop. When you ready to check out you draw a playing card.
The card you pull dictates your Black Friday discount.
Receive 20-50% off!

SPECIAL STORE HOURS!!
Yorkshire Yarns is open from 8am to 8pm this Black Friday.


Up-coming classes & events at Yorkshire Yarns


  • Beginning Knitted Hats Wednesday Nov. 25th 2:30-4:30
  • Sticks Chicks & Flicks- YY Movie Night! This Saturday, November 28th 5-7pm!
  • The ABC's of Spinning Saturday Dec. 5th 10:30-1:30 (6 spots left)
For details visit our Google Calendar.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

20% OFF Gift Cards this Friday/Saturday, Nov. 20th & 21st



20% off Yorkie Yarns gift cards this
Friday & Saturday,
November 20th & 21st!


Yep. This is how it works.
For example, if you want a gift card for $100 you buy it for $80.
And the card is
actually worth $100. Pretty cool, eh?

Now for the rules.

  • The cards can be used for regular priced yarn only.
  • Good after December 25th, 2009
  • ALL sales final on sale merchandise
  • Cards can be used alone & not with any other special


Up-coming classes at Yorkshire Yarns

  • 45 Minute Mittens Wednesday, Nov. 18th 12:30- 2pm
  • Tool Box III - Reading Charts Monday, Nov. 23rd 5:30-7:30
  • Beginning Knitted Hat Wednesday Nov. 25th 2:30-4:30
  • The ABC's of Spinning Saturday Dec. 5th 10:30-1:30
For details visit our Google Calendar.


Gators are still Game



Dustin Vinyard is the inspiration behind the nationwide Gator campaign.
He's married to one of our favorite patrons of Yorkshire Yarns.
Kerlina has received over 330 gators so far but she could always use more.
In her words, "If there's another Gator I will find a soldier who can use it."

I've got more Gator yarn. So let's get busy!
Thank you. :-)


Stuff of the Month

ALL Cascade Yarns are 10% off all month! That includes:
220
220 superwash
Greenland
Magnum
Heritage Sock Yarn
Sassy Stripe Sock Yarn
Eco Wool and MUCH more

Pattern(s) of the Month are ALL Figheadh designs.
Receive 10% off all month! Designs include:
Ian
Ian Jr.
Sherrod
Declan and MUCH more!


Our Gadget of the Month is the
Knit Kit.
The makers of the KK have discontinued the kit in white because they said it looks too much like a toilet seat, smoke detector, birth control pill holder, etc.
Well duh! I could have told 'em that! Anyhoo, they're now available in black.
I have some of those too.
And guess what.
They look like black toilet seats, smoke detectors, etc. :-)



Late night shoppers, remember we're open till 8pm on Mondays AND Friday nights!

That's all for now. Have a GREAT week!

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

13% off ALL day this Friday the 13th!

13% off ALL regular priced yarn ALL day this Friday the 13th!
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Take advantage of this spectacular special
this Friday from
noon to 8pm.


Up-coming classes at Yorkshire Yarns


  • Beginning Knitting- Friday, Nov. 13th 10:30-12:30 (6 spots left)
  • Beginning Socks (Top Down) Friday, Nov. 13th 6-8pm (4 spots left)
  • Continental Knitting Saturday, Nov. 14th 10:30-12:30 (6 spots left)
  • Beginning Knitting/Crochet- Monday, Nov. 16th 6-8pm
  • Knitted Felted Slippers Monday, Nov. 16th 6-7:30pm (4 spots left)
  • 45 Minute Mittens Wednesday, Nov. 18th 12:30- 2pm
  • Tool Box III - Reading Charts Monday, Nov. 23rd 5:30-7:30
  • Beginning Knitted Hat Wednesday Nov. 25th 2:30-4:30
  • The ABC's of Spinning Saturday Dec. 5th 10:30-1:30
For details visit our Google Calendar.



20% off Yorkie Yarns gift cards
November 20th & 21st!


Yep. This is how it works.
For example, if you want a gift card for $100 you buy it for $80.
And the card is actually worth $100. Pretty cool, eh?

Now for the rules.

  • The cards can be used for regular priced yarn only.
  • Good after December 25th, 2009
  • ALL sales final on sale merchandise
  • Cards can be used alone & not with any other special




Stuff of the Month

ALL Cascade Yarns are 10% off all month! That includes:
220
220 superwash
Greenland
Magnum
Eco Wool and MUCH more

Pattern(s) of the Month are ALL Figheadh designs.
Receive 10% off all month! Designs include:
Ian
Ian Jr.
Sherrod
Declan and MUCH more!


Our Gadget of the Month is the Knit Kit.
The makers of the KK have discontinued the kit in white because they said it looks too much like a toilet seat, smoke detector, birth control pill holder, etc. Well duh! I could have told 'em that! Anyhoo, they're now available in black.
I have some of those too.
And guess what.
They look like black toilet seats, smoke detectors, etc. :-)



Late night shoppers, remember we're open till 8pm on Mondays AND Friday nights!

That's all for now. Have a GREAT week!


**NEW LOCATION!
Yorkshire Yarns
5808 100th St. SW
Lakewood, WA 98499



Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Cast on Christmas Kick-off Party!

Cast On Christmas Kick-off Party this Saturday!

Come join the fun this Saturday all day as we cast on our Christmas/holiday projects.
There will be live Christmas music, holiday cookies, hot apple cider and door prizes!

Need a project or two?
Remember, we have our table with 20 projects for under $20.





Stuff of the Month


It's November so that means there's a new Yarn of the Month.
ALL Cascade Yarns are 10% off all month! That includes:
220
220 superwash
Greenland
Magnum
Eco Wool and MUCH more

Pattern(s) of the Month are ALL Figheadh designs.
Receive 10% off all month! Designs include:
Ian
Ian Jr.
Sherrod
Declan and MUCH more!


Our Gadget of the Month is the Knit Kit.
The makers of the KK have discontinued the kit in white because they said it looks too much like a toilet seat, smoke detector, birth control pill holder, etc. Well duh! I could have told 'em that! Anyhoo, they're now available in black.
I have some of those too.
And guess what.
They look like black toilet seats, smoke detectors, etc. :-)




Up-coming classes at Yorkshire Yarns
  • The ABC's of drop spindle spinning- Saturday, Nov. 7th 10:30 (FULL)
  • The Art & Technique of Double Knitting- Saturday, Nov. 7th 12:30-3:30 (1 spot left)
  • Beginning Knitting/Crochet- Monday, Nov. 9th 6-8pm
  • Knitting 2.0 "The Next Level"- Monday, Nov. 9th 6-8pm (learn decrease, increase & yo's)
  • Magic Loop Socks (PART 1) - Tuesday, Nov. 10th 6-8pm -part 2 Nov. 17th
  • Beginning Knitting- Friday, Nov. 13th 10:30-12:30
  • Beginning Socks (Top Down) Friday, Nov. 13th 6-8pm
  • Continental Knitting Saturday, Nov. 14th 10:30-12:30
For details visit our Google Calendar.

20% off Yorkie Yarns gift cards November 20th & 21st!


Come in for details.




Late night shoppers, remember we're open till 8pm on Mondays AND Friday nights!

That's all for now. Have a GREAT week!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Cascade Yarns/Figheadh Trunk Shows at YY

Cascade Yarns/Figheadh Trunk Shows This Weekend

Yep! From 11-3pm we'll have Cliff in our store. (Our friendly, stunningly handsome local Cascade Yarns rep.) He'll be there to show you some of the new fibers and colors from Cascade yarns.
Cliff will be there to answer questions and take special orders in any fiber you desire from this wonderful company.


Jennifer Hagan of Figheadh Designs will be there also to display and discuss her new designs.
And most of them happen to be Cascade Yarns friendly. hmmm...imagine that. :-) Jennifer's newly designed trunk show is a must see!

We'll keep the excitement and momentum going with our 1st ever Figheadh Fashion Show this Monday, September 19th from 6-8pm. Light snacks & beverages will be served during this special event.





Spinning. Wanna See? Wanna learn?


Come see spinning at it's finest all day Saturday in the shop.
Ten to 15 local spinners will be doing so on their wheels & spindles.
Come play and learn.
We'll have Bluefaced Leicester & Mountain Colors Targee Top, Turkish & regular spindles available.




More Marble, please.


We received a HUGE shipment of more Marble, Marble Chunky and New Baby Marble. Come snag your favorite color(s) while supplies lasts!




She Knits Bag Trunk Show Now at Yorkie Yarns



It's back! The SheKnits Purse trunk show will be at Yorkshire Yarns until November 1st. SheKnits is popular and known for her mystery KAL's on Ravelry. (Her recent KAL had 427 members!)
Check out the versatile felted bag style of SK displayed at our front door.


Christmas Stocking Contest!



We're having a contest for the best AND ugliest knitted or crocheted Christmas Stocking.
Here's the deal.

1. All entries must be in by December 14th.
2. At least half the material in the stocking must have been purchased at Yorkshire Yarns. (proof of purchase required)
3. All entries must have been made beginning Oct. 14th, 2009.
4. There will be 2 catagories. We want the best AND ugliest. (The ugliest will be deliberate entries only. LOL)

Winners will be judged and announced December 18th during our Christmas/holiday party 6-8pm.
This is a people's choice decision.
The winners will recieve at $50 gift certificate each from.....where else? Yorkshire Yarns! Be creative and have fun.

Rules: Keep it clean, socially correct and basically non-offensive and you'll be fine. If you question it it'll probably offend somebody.




It's time to get started on those holiday gifts!

How about got 20 gifts for UNDER $20 to get you started?

Let's concentrate on small, quick & easy. And in this economy affordable.
We have fingerless gloves, hats, scarves, Bella (Twilight) mittens, socks, Christmas stockings and more!
Suggestions include the yarn & patterns.
When you enter the shop look to your left to see all the goodie goodness.




Yep. We'll get cha goin'. :-)



UPCOMING Events:

October 17th - All-day Spin In - Several local spinners will be in the shop with their wheels & spindles to demonstrate. They will answer all your spinning questions too!
October 17th - Cascade Yarns/Figheadh Designs Trunk Show. Cliff, our lovely Cascade rep will be on hand to show you what's new. Special orders are welcome! 11-3pm
October 19th- Figheadh Designs Fashion Show 6-8pm
October 24th- Kristeen Griffin-Grimes "French Girl Knits" 2-4pm Meet & Greet
October 27th - Yorkshire Yarns welcomes Debbie Macomber 3-5pm
October 31st - Flicks & Stitch- Yorkshire Yarns Movie Night 5:30-7:30pm


TID BITS


Frequent Buyer Program
Listen up, my friends!
As many of you know customers can earn credit at YY with our frequent buyer program.
When you spend $250.00 you earn an in-store $25.00 credit.
It can used toward the purchase of any merchandise.
Beginning October 1st all store credit will be redeemable up to 6 months after the time it was issued. After that time credit will expire.
This policy will be retroactive.
So, the next time you're in be sure to take advantage of this great perk given only to Yorkie Yarns customers.


Birthday Program
And did you know that you can get 20% any amount of regularly priced yarn for one purchase during your birthday week?
Doh!
Come in, show your ID and go for it!


Layaway
Our layaway plan has been the best service in this economy...hands down.
You never have to "pass" on that lovely yarn, books, patterns or whatever any more.
Just place your dream yarn on layaway!



Yorkshire Yarns Gift Cards 20% off
"What?? You've got to be kidding me!"
Our gift cards are going on sale for 20% off November 13th & 14th.
Here's how it works. It's very simple. Let's say you want a $100 gift card. No prob. We'll sell it to you for $80 but the gift card will still be worth $100.
The special gift cards will be redeemable after December 25th and can be used for regularly priced merchandise only.
Pretty cool, eh?




Evening Magazine's Best of Western Washington

Have y'all heard about the "Best of Western Washington"?
It's really cool because you can vote for your favorite yarn shop and have 100's of people hear about it. Gee.
All one would have to do is go to the Arts & Crafts section and vote. *hint hint*

They don't call me "Suble" for... well, no one has ever called me subtle. :-)


Isn't he cute?

And finally, many of you asked me if my son really does resemble the alpaca in my last email. I'll let you be the judge.






That's all from me for now. It's time to knit!



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Sincerely,
Sonya Acord, owner

**NEW LOCATION!
Yorkshire Yarns
5808 100th St. SW
Lakewood, WA 98499

***Located adjacent to the RAM restaurant at the main entrance of the Lakewood Towne Centre on 59th & 100th.

(253)589-9276
www.yorkshireyarns.com

WINTER STORE HOURS:
Monday 10-8pm (Hooks & Needles Club 6-8)
Tuesday-Thursday 10-6pm
Friday NOON-8pm (Friday Night Knitting Club 6-8)
Saturday 10-5pm
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