Thursday, August 5, 2010

August Newsletter


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.


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



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.

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!

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

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.


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