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4-21-18 Newsletter

Happy Local Yarn Shop Day 
Today is the First Annual Local Yarn Shop (LYS) Day. We hope that if you have not already been in to celebrate with us that you will pop in today! 

TNNA, The National Needle Arts Association, initiated the day not only to celebrate the LYS but also to help us combat on-line shopping.  They asked all participating yarn companies, designers, and stores to make the exclusive LYS Day items available only in brick and mortar stores.  And doing so, it made me wonder, do we really have to fear on-line sales and big box stores?  I would say yes and no... 
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First Annual LYS Day(s) Today!

Today is the final day of the LYS celebration.  We still have some fun kits left and have added two new give-a-ways!

Be sure to post on the "Why we Love our LYS" board in store.  We will share images on line later!
LYS Day Kits & Goodies 
Zen Yarn Garden 
Trunk Show

Suzanne brought a bunch of yummy yarns for us and some beautiful samples to try on.  Zen Yarn Garden is best known for their amazing colorways and for their use of cashmere in their yarns.  They have a merino, silk, cashmere blend that will bring tears of joy to your eyes!!

This is the last day we will have the yarn!  And if you buy the yarn for one of the patterns in store, we will buy the pattern for you!
Door Prizes from Clover!!

No, not our Clover!  The door prizes were donated by Clover -- our main vendor for knitting notions!

We will give away a bag at noon2:004:00, and 6:00.  No purchase necessary but you must be present to win!

Huge thanks to Jennifer, our local Clover Marketing rep, for the donations!
Free Shawl Pattern Booklet
Berroco donated a fabulous booklet with 6 really lovely shawls.  The booklet is free with the purchase of Medina, Corsica, Millefiori Light, or Pima 100 yarns.  While supplies last...
Bah Bah Fibers and 
Under Dutch Skies
Exclusive Ply Partners: 
"My LYS:

Felicia and Alex teamed up to make a gorgeous Ply-Partner kit -- both doing what they do best.  There are only three...  They will not be around long.
Catching Butterflies

Carol's latest design is so very pretty and airy enough to make it your go to shawl for cool summer evenings (or excessive air conditioning!).  The shawl is knit out of only one skein of Fino -- a light lovely blend of merino and silk with very generous yardage.

We have a sample in store for you to try on.

We buy the pattern for you when you buy a skein of Manos del Uruguay's Fino this Wednesday through Saturday only.

 Catching Butterflies Pattern
Oink LYS Day Kit

Super cute cowl made with three skeins of Oink Pigment's Nimbus -- a soft squishy combo of merino, cashmere, and nylon.  The pattern is included in the kit.

We have a sample all knit up for you to check out and try on.  We have two color ways left to choose from!
Take the Chill Off

Kathy knit the store sample a few weeks ago and many of you have been waiting for this yarn with baited breath!  It is finally here -- or will be beginning tomorrow!

The yarn is called Dark Side of the Moon and has just a splash of color on a silver background.  The base is merino and silk -- and it is yummy!  We have 2 color ways left to choose from.

We also brought in a super yummy, limited edition LYS Day color that is gone when it is gone and you will not be able to get it again...  This yarn is a merino/tencel combo that is gorgeous and soft and luscious and even though it has a bit of purple, I am completely in love with it!

We will pay for the pattern when you buy the two required skeins of Alexandra's Crafts yarn during our LYS Day celebration.

Take the Chill off Pattern
Lake District Shawl

Also from Alexandra's Crafts we have Black Butte cakes.  This is amazing yarn is a combo of wool, yak, and silk and is one of the drapiest yarns ever!  They come in extra big cakes with 800 yards -- enough to do most shawls.

Diane kindly knit a shop sample of this shawl and many of you have seen (and potentially drooled) over it already.  Well the yarn is finally here!!  There are only 4 cakes left...

We will pay for the pattern for you when you buy one of a Black Butte Skein during LYS Day celebration.

Lake District Shawl
Fino Shadow Shawl

We brought in some Mini-Kits of Fino just for this event and kitted them up with one skein of Fino to make this really lovely, and really easy, triangular shawl.  We only have two of each of the five colors of the mini skein kits so pop in early if you know you want one!

We have a shop sample for you to try on and pet.

Fino Shadow Shawl
Classic Elite Six Pack Kits

We are excited to introduce Classic Elite Yarns!  You will see more of their lovely yarns at the In-Store Yarn Crawl in May.  They have some amazing plant based fibers -- but more on that later!

The Six Pack kit is a pack of six different bases all in the same color family.  You get 4 patterns with the pack -- and all are really easy!  This is some serious TV or car knitting!  4 patterns are included with the kit.

This was a KAL that they started in February.  So we are late to the game but we like to run our own KALs!  They do not have to be official or anything...  Again, supplies are pretty limited and we have six color ways to choose from.

There is even a bonus pattern for two kits if you are like me and love the extra big shawls!

Six Pack Pattern Images -- Patterns included in the kit
CEY Short Row Shawl -- Bonus pattern
Six Pack Triangular Shawl -- Bonus pattern -- two kits required
LYS Day Classes:
Ever wanted to try a spinning wheel?

Alex of Under Dutch Skies and Felicia of Bah Bah Fiber are teaming up today to give you a chance to try your hand at spinning yarn on a wheel.

At 1:00 they will do a short, 30 minute lecture on spinning wheels and after that you will have time to give a few a try.  Members of SpinInland donated the wheels for demo and a few are even for sale if you fall in love!

Click here to sign up to learn more about Spinning Wheels on Saturday, April 21st from 1:00 - 3:00.  
Shawls Deconstructed -- Suzanne Nielsen
Saturday April 21st 11:30 - 12:30
Ever wondered if you would like a pattern before you start?

Suzanne, our rep for Zen Yarn Garden will be here teaching a one hour class to determine ahead of time if you will like a pattern!  She will also spend some time on how to wear different shaped shawls.  There is no homework for the class.  You can bring patterns or shawls you have questions about.  
Class fee is $5.00

Click here to sign up.  Only 3 spots left!
Crock Pot Yarn Dying
Saturday April 21
4:00 pm to 5:30ish

Ever wanted to give dying your own yarn a try?  Molly will teach you how to kettle dye yarn in crock pot!  The class is limited to 8 people and the $15 fee covers the cost of the dye and a small skein of yarn.

Be sure to wear clothing that can be stained!!

Click here to register.  Only 1 spot left!
Class fees may be refunded for store credit if the class is cancelled at least 24 hours ahead.  Class fees vary by teacher.  Classes are limited to between 6 and 9 people so register early to guarantee your spot.
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