Wednesday, June 17, 2009

We've added ONE more Cat Bordhi workshop!

1st of all....

We're back in business! Thank you to all of you who turned out for our 1st & 2nd days. Wasn't that fun?

Your phone calls, email letters and face to face conversations have been very encouraging. Yep. That was a wild ride. I lost sleep. Threw temper tantrums. (That didn't do any good.) Paced a strip in our carpet at home. (That cost money.) Became a shut in. (I got hooked on Farm Town on Facebook.) Etc.

But! Here we are! And we're hearing great things about the new space. The most common is that the shop has the same welcoming feeling as the old place but with a whole lot more space. I affectionately call it "booty wiggle room".

I MUST give a special thank you to Terri Keller who put in a LOT of time & hard labor to have the shop set up in 2 fast days. Shirley Sommer has quite the muscles too. You see all that heavy furniture & fixtures? Those two "burly" women moved it all. Dang. They can knit AND kick if need be. Don't mess. :-)

Please note our shop hours are the same but we are now closed on Sunday except for special events.

Monday 10-8pm
Tues-Friday 10-6
Saturday 10-5
Closed Sunday

Drop by and check out our new private class rooms/meeting rooms. And of course, we still have the big comfy couches.

As expected the Cat Borhdi classes filled up in a hurry. We have just a few spots left in the July 11th (socks) & 12th (moebius) classes. Cat agreed for us to add a third workshop on Friday, July 10th to accomodate the overwhelming response to Cat's sensational sock workshop. Believe it or not, the class is already half full. If you're interested please let me know ASAP and we'll get you in. So! Here are the details.

July 10th (Friday) - Socks
July 11th (Saturday) - Socks
July 12th (Sunday) - Moebius

**Each workshop is from 10-6pm. The cost is $85 per class.

We have pleaty of restaurants around us including The Ram. If you'd like to bring a sack lunch no problem. We have a refrigerator to keep it all cool & crisp.

Class descriptions & supply lists:

Setting Out on New Pathways for Sock Knitting
After this workshop even new sock knitters will be ready to knit 
custom-fitted socks for any size foot. You’ll be knitting a little
sock or two which will give you the understanding and skills needed
to happily play with all 8 new kinds of sock architecture in New
Pathways, and will learn many special tips and tricks.
Skill level: must be fluent knitting in the round with 1 circ, 2
circs, or dpn's
Materials: Light-colored worsted weight wool yarn (if possible,
choose Lorna’s Laces “Cat Bordhi Ahah!” yarn, which was designed
expressly to make learning clear and easy) and suitable size needles
(dpns’s, 2 circs or 1 long circular needle 40"). Also bring sock yarn and
appropriate size needles to start a life-size sock, as well as the
usual little bag of knitting supplies.

The Magic of Moebius Knitting

It takes only minutes to learn Cat’s unique Moebius Cast-On, and then
you have the key to everything in the Treasuries. For your first
project, you’ll knit a Moebius scarf - to become familiar with this
magical, friendly form, which is the heart of every Moebius bag,
bowl, boot, cape, wrap, and bed. You can use one or multiple strands,
or change yarns and textures along the way, and will discover that
everything you do forms a beautiful mirror reflection growing from
the middle of the scarf out to the edges. We’ll talk about what
happens if you introduce a diagonal stitch pattern, how to work with
stripes, how to sequence lace repeats, learn several edge treatments,
and explore the basics of designing your own Moebius scarf or wrap.
Skill level: confident beginner and up
Materials: Yarn and needles for your chosen project(s) (see either
Treasury), and the usual knitting supplies, including a stitch
marker. You must have a 47” circular needle or a Denise Kit with an
extra 30” or 40” cable.
Homework: Please watch my Youtube Moebius video and practice the cast-

Join us for our 1st Tacoma Rainiers Stitch N Pitch July, 22nd.

The 1st Tacoma Rainiers Stich N’ Pitch in is on Wednesday July 22! Gates open at 6pm and the game starts at 7pm.

Tickets are $29 and include

  • Private Deck Party - We'll be on the one a the veeeery top. whoohooo!

  • Hour and a half buffet

  • Bottled water, soda, beer and wine

  • Shopping (15 vendors), knitting and mingling

Come meet Kristeen Griffin-Grimes of "French Girl Knits". She'll be signing books in our booth! And check this out. Kristeen is throwing out the 1st pitch right after I sing the National Anthemn. Heh...heh. This is going to be a blast!

REMEMBER- This event is for folks 21 and older. :-)
Tickets are available in the shop right now.

Have a great week, people. And I'll see you soon!

Sonya Acord, owner


Yorkshire Yarns
5808 100th St. SW
Lakewood, WA 98499

***Located in front of the RAM restaurant at the main entrance of the Lakewood Towne Centre at 100th & 59th

(253)589-YARN (9276)


Monday 10-8pm
Tuesday-Friday 10-6pm
Saturday 10-5pm