Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The Knitty Titty Committee

Ever heard of
Knitted Knockers
???



Seriously.
This is for real.
One of our wonderful patrons told me about a unique campaign that supports breast cancer survivors who have gone through a mastectomy.

And if it's "unique" you KNOW I'm all over that.

In 2007 The Knitting Experience Cafe in Brunswick, ME began knitting prosthetic breasts for women who could not afford expensive "replacements".

The idea worked and took off like a rocket
and has gone national.
READ more about it here.

The Yorkshire Yarns spring/summer charity knitting campaign will be in support of the
Knitted Knockers or (as we'll call ourselves)
"The Knitty Titty Committee".

We plan to donate our knockers to our local American Cancer Society and or send them to the KE Cafe.

We may as well get started sooner than later. Here's a link to the Knitty.com
"Tit Bits" pattern from sizes A to DD.

Remember, they must be made out of a soft, comfortable, breathable fiber because they will be next to scar tissue.
For example, Cascade's Pima Tencel would be a nice choice.

Okay? Are ya ready? Let's get busy!





Heads up!

We'll be on our summer hours beginning April 1st
Monday 10-8pm
Tuesday - Friday 10-6pm
Saturday 10-5pm
CLOSED Sunday

FREE Help Clinic
every Monday night from 6-8pm.




New Stuff

.
Polaris is back!
This beautiful, sparkly yarn has been a shop favorite ever since it was introduced last year.
We just received every color!



The Polaris "First Snow Evening Wrap"
is available for free on line.
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15 colors of Classic Shades by Universal!




I made these beautiful gloves with Classic Shades. The colorway is long & vibrant. This yarn is wonderfully soft and easy to work with.
(70/30 (acrylic/wool) washable easy care)
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This just in~~
Jade Sapphire 4-ply 100% Mongolian Cashmere
in 6 colors.

Ain't nothin' like the real thing.






Classes & Events for March

You may now sign up for classes online!

Colorwork Crochet-
THIS Saturday, 1-2:30pm



Learn to crochet any picture you'd like
into your work!
4 spots left.

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Knitting 2.0
THIS Saturday 1-3pm
(Groupon Students welcome.)

Take your skill level from beginner to the next step. Learn decrease, increase, pattern reading and much more!
4 spots left.



  • Beginning Knitting & Crochet- Every Monday 6-8pm & Saturdays 10- noon. -Groupon students welcome!



Check out our April Calendar!

Magic Loop Socks
Continental Knitting
Entralac
Next Step Scarf
Tunisian Crochet in the Round
Diversify Cowl KAL
Beginning knitting/crochet



UH OH!

Did you miss the big last minute
Monday Night Madness Sale
with 45% off sale yarn???

Girrrrrrrrrl, you should'a been there!



Wanna hear what's new....FAST and never miss another suprise sale?

Join the
Yorkshire Yarns
Facebook Group!




Don't say I didn't warn you. :-)






The South Sound Yarn Crawl is May 13-15.
This year we have 2 new shops!


A Good Yarn- Port Orchard
Allyn Knit Shop- Allyn
Amanda's Art Yarns- Poulsbo
Fancy Image- Shelton
Fibers Etc. - Tacoma
Linda's Knit N Stitch- Silverdale
NEW**Unraveled Yarns & Artful Gifts- Federal Way
NEW**Yellow House Yarns- Puyallup
Yorkshire Yarns- Lakewood


Visit our site for more information and to
download your passport and map.



Period of Purple Crying

Thank you to all those who are already knitting caps! That's one of the things I love about the YY clientele. We're serious about helping others. :-)

The PPC campaign is a nationwide campaign to bring awareness to the
Shaken Baby Syndrome.

During the SSYC all participating shops will be collecting knitted hats. Let's make this BIG and knit/crochet as many purple hats for babies as possible.
After the crawl we'll deliver our hats to
Mary Bridge Hospital- Child Abuse Intervention Dept.

Here are plenty of patterns to choose from.
Let's get busy!
Here are the guidelines for the baby hats.





Song of the Day



"Spring"

Let's do this!