Tuesday, October 5, 2010

October Newsletter



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"A Place For Yarn Solace"


Yorkshire Yarns of Lakewood, WA










That's What's Up!





  • Cascade Yarn             Warehouse Run


  • WINTER hours


  • Classes & Events


  • Ode to October -                    Breast Cancer Awareness Month




Sunday, October 17th we're heading to the Cascade Yarns warehouse for some serious shopping!



Join us from 12pm-5pm and get 20% off all Cascade Yarns!!







You MUST RSVP to attend. Thanks people!

253-589-9276



Cascade Yarns

1224 Andover Park E

Tukwila, WA 98188-3905




 





There's a LOT going on this month. Check it out.





Don't forget!

Our winter hours begin this week.

Listen up!






Monday 10-8pm

Tuesday-Thursday 10-6pm

Friday 12-8pm <---- whoop! there it is!

Saturday 10-5

CLOSED Sunday




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October Classes & Events



Beginning Knitting/Crochet classes

1st & 3rd Monday

of every month.



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Join us every Friday from 6-8pm for

Hooks & Needle Club and

Friday Night Knitting Club.




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Guest instructor, Lisa Ellis

will be with us all day October 16th!



Saturday, Oct. 16th- 10am-12pm

Lisa Ellis' jogless hat-

Learn how to work with color knitting wit
hOUT jogs!

Cost $30









Saturday, Oct. 16th-12:30-3:30

Thrummed Slippers with designer, Lisa Ellis

Oh my gosh! have you seen these?

They're SO cute & fluffy and stuffed with fleece! I think Lisa has created the perfect Christmas gift.



Learn to make quick slippers that have fleece in the inside for extra comfort & warmth. 

Cost $40 - includes pattern & roving.

See our google calendar for additional class supplies.




TAKE BOTH LISA'S CLASSES FOR $60.



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Saturday, Oct 16th - 10-11:30am- Beginning Tunisian Crochet with Terri

Saturday, Oct. 16th - 1pm-2:30pm MY FIRST HAT w/Terri




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Sunday, Oct. 17th - Cascade Yarns ROAD TRIP!

12-5pm


RSVP



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Monday, Oct. 18th- 6-m-8pm

SPECIAL EVENT!

Join the YY crew as we welcome author/designer,

Julie Turjoman!

Ms. Turjoman will be autographing her new book, "Brave New Knits" and displaying her trunk show.

Featured designer, Jennifer Hagan will join us as well.

Figheadh made the cover!!!


(There will be NO Hooks & Needles Club tonight.)







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Wednesday, Oct. 20th - 2-3:30pm Beginning Knitted Lace w/Terri



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Saturday, Oct. 23rd-

OCTOBER birthdays

all-day birthday party


with 25% off all regular priced yarn for one purchase for October birthday babies.




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Saturday, Oct. 30th-10:30-12:30 -  Double Knitting w/the one & only Darlene Cloud.

(this class is offered once a year)










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Saturday, Oct. 30th 5:30pm- 7:30pm- CHICKS, FLICKS & STICKS (Yorkie Yarns movie night!) I promise...it WILL be a chick flick. :-) Suggestions?



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Saturday, November 6th - 10am-4:30pm 

Join guest instructor, Jennifer Hagan

for TOP DOWN Gloves--yep! with fingers!




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Check out the Yorkshire Yarns Google calendar for more details.







October is

Breast Cancer Awareness Month.


We have several project ideas featured.

Knit or crochet something special for you or someone you love in honor of those have fought the battle.







I've seen many beautiful women lose their hair during chemo.

This song is for you.

"I Am Not Hair" by India Arie






Tuesday, September 28, 2010

COUNTDOWN!




The Excitement Is Building!

The Yorkie Yarns Chill Retreat
Details





Okay, ladies!
Check in is any time after 2pm. Be sure to bring your receipt showing your pre-paid reservation.
You can choose a cabin and a bed then relax for the rest of the day.
Dinner will be served at 7pm on Friday to accomodate late-comers.

Breakfast will be served at 9am on Saturday & Sunday.
Chow time is 6pm for Saturday's dinner.
I'M SO EXCITED!
SO! Will you be joining us for the retreat? I think some of your closest friends will be there. Don't miss out!
We've got seminars on Saturday & Sunday that include

  • Knitting w/color with Pam
  • Shirley's tool box class
  • Figheadh's Top down gloves
  • Valerie's Basic Boobie Fitting Class

A supply list for each seminar is available in the store.

We're having yarn swap/trade tables!
They will be set up according to yarn quality, price & fiber content. Participants will be given gold, silver and/or black coins depending on what they have contributed to the trade tables. Clear as mud? No problem. It will be once you arrive. So, if you have some de-stashing to do bring it to the retreat and take home something different!

FASHION SHOW
at the Retreat!






And guess who the models will be. YOU!! Bring your favorite knitted or crochet item to show and tell during our fashion show Saturday night
at the retreat.

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What to Bring
Here's a list of the things you may or may not need to bring. :-)

NOT Optional
bedding- sleeping bag, pillow
toiletries
clothes
towel
knitting/crochet
a GREAT attitude :-)

Optional
snacks
drinks - hot or cold (NO ALCOHOL)
your favorite chair
Class supplies
books
cards
board games

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Oct. 1-3

Gwinwood Conference Center
in Lacey
6015 30th Ave SE
Lacey, WA 98503-3823
(360) 491-0195

$135.00 will get you a nice bed, 4 meals and a very good time.

Day tripper price is $55. One meal is included.

Call or come in for more information.
253-589-YARN (9276)
Last day for refunds is September 1st.
The final day for reservations is Sept. 30th.


And by the way. I'll be making a BIG announcement on Saturday at the retreat.
Don't eeeeeeven try and get it out of me before then because if I tell you...well...you know the rest. :-)


See y'all this weekend!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Cat's Coming Back!


Cat Bordhi
Dec. 4th & 5th!

On Saturday, December 4th

Cat will be teaching her popular

sock class

from her latest book,

"Personal Footprints".

Time: 3-7pm

Cost $65




On Sunday, December 5th

join Cat for her Christmas gift class!

The projects include her Moebius Basket with a recipe for Cat's Almond Macaroons. (She's bringing samples!)

And she'll teach her super easy, fast & beautiful, felted

Christmas Stocking.

Both make stunning gifts.

Time: 12-4pm

Cost: $65

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Yorkshire Yarns
5808 100th St SW
Lakwood, WA 98499
253-589-9276

Cat's Coming Back!






Cat Bordhi

Dec. 4th & 5th!


On Saturday, December 4th

Cat will be teaching her popular

sock class

from her latest book,

"Personal Footprints".

Time: 3-7pm

Cost $65








On Sunday, December 5th

join Cat for her Christmas gift class!

The projects include her Moebius Basket with a recipe for Cat's Almond Macaroons. (She's bringing samples!)

And she'll teach her super easy, fast & beautiful, felted

Christmas Stocking.

Both make stunning gifts.

Time: 12-4pm

Cost: $65



Yorkshire Yarns
5808 100th St SW
Lakwood, WA 98499
253-589-9276

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

September Newsletter

Heads up! We'll be closed on Monday, September 6th (Labor Day)!


Winter hours and
Friday Night Knitting Club
kicks into gear Oct. 8th.
The club will run from 6-8pm





Mark your calendars for Cat Bordhi
November 20th & 21st!

I love me some Cat.
And she's coming back.
Stay tuned for details.


Cat's the one on the left. :-)


Classes & Events

Beginning Sept. 1st
Beginning Knitting/Crochet classes
will be held the
1st & 3rd Monday
of every month.

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My 1st Sweater Series
begins Saturday, Sept. 11th at 10am w/Shirley.
This is a complete, comprehensive, hand-holding series to get you through the axiety of knitting your 1st sweater. And you'll be done by Christmas!

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World Wide Spin In Public Day,
September 18th, 10-4pm in Allyn!




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Back by popular demand-
MAGIC LOOK SOCK CLASS!
(Make a sock on one circular needle.)
I'm only teaching it once this month and there are 4 spots only.
Monday, Sept. 20th (PART 1)
Monday, Sept. 27th (PART 2)




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Beginning Tunisian Crochet is here!
Saturday, Sept. 25th 1-3pm



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Beginning Crochet
Wednesday, Sept. 8th 3-5pm

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Great American ARAN Afghan KAL/CAL
every Tuesday & Thursday 1:30-3pm!




For details and more information visit out Google Calendar.


New Stuff!

We just received a very large shipment of
Mountain colors Twizzle.
Notice the white thread going through the hank? What you seeing is the silk content of Twizzle next to 85% merino. During the dying process the colors don't saturate as deeply as they do with the other fiber. Pretty cool, eh?
Anyhoo, we received 12 colors to DIE for.






The Yorkie Yarns Chill Retreat
is beefin' up!




We've got one more class/seminar added on Sunday.
Valerie Robinson will be discussing the technique of adding darts to you projects.
Why?
Because there are those of us who have a little extra junk in trunk. Or maybe we have a little too much meat and no potatoes. Either way, sometimes our garments may need a little...ahem....adjustments for our specific needs.
Val will show us how to "make it" our very own to fit our very own.

I'll be sending out a supply list for all our classes/seminars.
Be looking out!
All of the programs are FREE for retreaters!

Oct. 1-3
Gwinwood Conference Center in Lacey
$135.00 will get you a nice bed, 4 meals and a very good time.

Day tripper price is $55. One meal is included.

Call or come in for more information.
253-589-YARN (9276)
Last day for refunds is September 1st.
The final day for reservations is Sept. 30th.


And by the way. I'll be making a BIG announcement on Saturday at the retreat. Don't eeeeeeven try and get it out of me before then because if I tell you...well...you know the rest. :-)



Julie Turjoman Book Signing
"Brave New Knits"

Designer/Author, Julie Turjoman of upcoming "Brave New Knits" will be visiting Yorkshire Yarns Monday, Oct. 18th from 6-8pm.
She'll will be autographing books and talking about contributing designs & designers. The BNK trunk show will be on display as well.



Here's Julie pictured with one of her contributors to the book, Jared Flood.

Don't miss it!




Interesting Blogs

Designers Lisa Ellis and
Jen Hagan
(also featured in Brave New Knits. Matter of fact, she made the cover!)
See what's happening with two of my favorite people and designers.

Both of these lovely ladies will be teaching at Yorkshire Yarns this fall. We're excited to have them back. They're both extremely busy and tough to nail down. Be sure to watch our calendar to find out when you have a chance to learn from the best in the bizz.



Join the Yorkshire Yarns Facebook group right here!


Video of the Week
Matt Damon nails it.
No one does Matthew McConaughey better than Matt D.
Check it out and smile.

Have a great day!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

August Newsletter

WHO ARE THESE NAKED BEAUTY BABES??



Join us at Yorkshire Yarns as we meet & greet the calendar girls of The Naked Knotty Knitters Aug. 21 at noon. They will be in store to sign autographs & talk about their wonderful cause of bringing awareness to Autism.
I know what your next question will be. Come on now. You know better than that. Of COURSE they'll be wearing a smile.




WOAH! New Stuff!

Flying Saucer Sock Yarn from Skacel!




• 75% Virgin Superwash Wool - 25% Nylon
• 459 yards per 100 gram skein
• 2-3 mm (approx. US 0-2) needles
• Approx. 7.5 sts per inch

Watch this interesting tutorial on how to unwind your saucer. The music's kind of groovy too.

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Our latest addition to the YY collection is from Shalimar Yarns!
We just received a big ole shipment of Zoe Sock
yarn & patterns!
So soft. So preeeeeetty.





100% Superwash Australian Merino
Approx. 450yds/100g
Weight: Fingering
Gauge: 7-8 sts/in
Needle: US 1-2
Care: Machine washable





Our own knitting extraordinaire,
Shirley Sommer will teach her popular
"Tool Box" class at the YY Chill Retreat!

The workshop is FREE
to all retreaters.<--Is that a word?

DATE: October 1st-3rd







Gwinwood Retreat Facility
The cost is $135 per person
and includes all available facilities along with dinner on Friday & Saturday and breakfast on Saturday & Sunday.
Don't miss out. Call or email for more details.
Spots are filling up quickly.

Last day for refunds is September 1st



Classes & Events

Join us for The Great American Aran Afghan KAL
every Tuesday & Thursday from 1:30-3:30




Receive 15% off when you purchase your yarn for the project. (All the yarn must be purchased at one time to receive special price. Discount does not apply to layaways.)
Read all about it!


  • August 7, Saturday-- Knitting 2.0 (the next step) w/Shirley. 10:30-12:30 - $30

  • August 14, Saturday--Finishing Class w/Shirley 10:30-12:30 - $30
  • **NEW**August 16 & 23, Monday (PARTS 1 & 2) --Knitting 2 Fingerless Gloves at the same time w/Karin 6-8pm - $35

  • Come celebrate the end of summer/beginning of the new school year during our
YY End of the Summer Ice Cream Social.
Saturday, August 28th

Noon-4pm
THIS IS A FREE EVENT TO ALL YY CUSTOMERS!

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HELP CLINICS
Yorkshire Yarns is beginning to get a bit busy as fall approaches. Yes. That's a good thing. :-)
As we see our visitors increase for a little hands on help, we'll need to go back to regularly scheduled help clinics.
Beginning this month we invite anyone/everyone to come in for help on Monday's from 6-8pm. We'll have plenty of staff on hand to answer all your knitting/crochet questions for FREE.
So if you've got a quick question bring it!

*Private (scheduled) instruction is always available as well for a small fee.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY PARTY FOR JULY PARTY ANIMALS!
August 21st all day we're doing cake, balloons and 25% off all regular priced yarn for folks with birthdays in July.
Yes...yes...yes. Normally, birthday people get 20% off.
But if you show up on the 31st you'll get an extra 5% off!
Wowza!

Side Note: We're having monthly birthday parties as we transition to our permanent birthday card program. To participate we must have your name, address & birthday month and day. No need to give up your birth year. :-) You want in? Just email your information to info@yorkshireyarns.com





YY Birthday Club

Yorkie Yarns continues to celebrate birthdays by giving 20% off one purchase of ANY amount of regular price yarn during your birthday week.
MANY, MANY, MANY have taken advantage of their birthday discount. But WAY too many folks somehow miss the deal.
Needless to say, they were NOT happy.
So I thought I'd step up my game.

From now on you'll receive a personal birthday card wishing you a happy day.
The card will have a reminder about your YY gift with an expiration date.
Dig me?
So! If you haven't done so already, please email your name, address (with zip code) and your birth date WITHOUT the year. :-)
Then expect to see a card in the mail from me during your special month.

Now that's a happy birthday!


Hey! Want some good summertime knitting music?
Take a listen.

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Have a beautiful, pleasant and blessed week, my people!
P.S. Thx for the card & gift, Scott & Judy!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

July Newsletter

June was a pretty exciting month.
The question is,
"Can we top it?"
Sure.
Why not?


Tacoma Rainiers
Stitch N Pitch is in 2 days!
(July 8th)
And I'll be singing the National Anthem again. :-)
The weather's going to be gorgeous...finally.






Tickets available at the shop.

PARKING LOT SALE

It's time for us to clear out some of our inventory to make room for the new fall yarns. Wanna help us out?
Yorkshire Yarns
is having a parking lot sale July 16th & 17th.
Come check out the bargains from 20-50% off selected yarns, notions & books.


Classes & Events


TWO At A Time Socks on TWO circular needles- Monday(s), July 12th & 26th
(PARTS 1 & 2)
6pm-8pm

Toe-Up Socks- Saturday(s), July 17th & 31st
(PARTS 1 & 2)
10:30-12:30pm

We're beginning our Great American Aran Afghan KAL!


every Tuesday & Thursday from 1:30pm to 3:30pm.
Read all about it!


HAPPY BIRTHDAY PARTY FOR JULY PARTY ANIMALS!
July 31st all day we're doing cake, balloons and 25% off all regular priced yarn for folks with birthdays in July.
Yes...yes...yes. Normally, birthday people get 20% off.
But if you show up on the 31st you'll get an extra 5% off!
Wowza!

Side Note: We're having monthly birthday parties as we transition to our permanent birthday card program. To participate we must have your name, address & birthday month and day. No need to give up your birth year. :-) You want in? Just email your infomation to info@yorkshireyarns.com




Oh goodness me!
Look what ELSE is new!



Dream In Color "Starry" fingering weight yarn.




Pagewood Farms Needle Felting Kits & Hazel Knits sock yarn.




Pagewood Farms Handspun Flower Yarn






Nicky Epstein at
Yorkshire Yarns
Saturday, August 7th

The one & only Nicky Epstein will be visiting and teaching at Yorkshire Yarns in August 7th from 9am-1pm.
Nicky will instruct from her upcoming new book, "Knitting Block by Block" featuring Cascade Yarns.
Be the first anywhere to experience Nicky's block designing technique!



"Known for her distinctive and innovative designs, Nicky Epstein turns her attention to modular knitting (joining smaller knitted sections to create a larger piece), creating 10 stunning new designs using knitted blocks. She includes everything a knitter needs to
know to create their own one-of-a-kind afghan, bag, hat, or sweater by simply mixing, matching, and joining any of the 150 gorgeous block patterns she shares in the book. From intricate counterpanes to delicate lace, animal print motifs to entrelac and domino
knitting, Nicky Epstein’s Knitting Block by Block is an indispensable guide to creating new masterpieces, one square at a time."

Class fee is $65 and of course seating is limited.
YY is taking reservations beginning today!

Also for one day only, enjoy Nicky's trunk show from her wildly popular, "Knitting On Top of The World".





Yorkshire Yarns Knitting/Crochet Chill Retreat
October 1st-3rd






Gwinwood Retreat Facility
is located right on Lake Hicks in Lacey, WA.
This past spring was our first visit. It was awesome so we decided to go back.
The staff is extremely professional and accommodating.
And the food...? Well....it was slammin'!
The cost is $135
and includes all available facilities along with dinner on Friday & Saturday and breakfast on Saturday & Sunday.
Don't miss out.
Spots are filling up quickly.

Last day for refunds is September 1st.






YY Birthday Club

Yorkie Yarns continues to celebrate birthdays by giving 20% off one purchase of ANY amount of regular price yarn during your birthday week.
MANY, MANY, MANY have taken advantage of their birthday discount. But WAY too many folks somehow miss the deal.
Needless to say, they were NOT happy.
So I thought I'd step up my game.

From now on you'll receive a personal birthday card wishing you a happy day.
The card will have a reminder about your YY gift with an expiration date.
Dig me?
So! If you haven't done so already, please email your name, address (with zip code) and your birth date WITHOUT the year. :-)
Then expect to see a card in the mail from me during your special month.

Now that's a happy birthday!


Chuckle of the day.

I LOVE "Last Comic Standing".
Here's my latest obsession.
Wanna smile a little bit?
Click on Jonathan's Thymius' link.
He's totally off the wall.
I'll fill you in on the STP update next week.