Turkish Bed Socks
an all time favorite Churchmouse pattern, done in your favorite fingering weight yarn.
This week’s Holiday Gift idea is the Karen Double Layer Mittens.
They are knit with two colors of Pepperberry 100% Cashmere Sport. See the pink peeking through the eyelets?? That’s the lining…
…they are knit in one piece, you cast on at the top of the lining and work through to the top of the outer mitten.
We’ll be helping with the cast on this Wednesday at our Santa’s Workshop (see our events page )
Here we are with Week #2 of our Holiday Gift projects. This week’s entry is the Cascade Cowl
The Cascade Cowl is a free pattern with your purchase of Embrace, the lovely 100% Tibetan Yak fiber from Reywa FIbers.
For more information about our Holiday Gift projects, check our Events page
Monday,September 22, 2014
10 Weeks of Holiday Gifts
Our project for Week 1 is the Biscotti Shawl
We’ve used the lovely Findley DK from Juniper Moon Farms
Don’t forget, this Wednesday, September 24 is the first of our Santa’s Workshop-get-together-to-knit-gifts evening, from 7-9pm.
Friday, June 27, 2014
Stop in soon to get your limited edition bag for the 2014 Steel Valley Yarn Crawl. The bag contains your passport and 7 tickets to be used at the in-store raffles at all 7 shops.
The Steel Valley Yarn Crawl will take place from Friday, August 1st through Sunday August 10th at 7 participating Western Pennsylvania yarn shops.
The shops are: Dyed in the Wool, Kathy’s Kreations,Kid Ewe Knot, Natural Stitches, Wolf Creek Yarns, Yarns By Design, and us, Yarns Unlimited. There will be 2 overall grand prizes. There will also be three raffle baskets at each shop.
Get your passport stamped at each shop and then deposit it at the last shop you visit to enter the grand prize drawings – #1 a $25 gift certificate to each shop #2 a $10 gift certificate to each shop.
Each shop will have three raffle baskets filled with goodies. You can use your 7 tickets from the tote bag at any shop, or level up on tickets at each shop based on what you spend!! $25-$50 4 tickets $50-$100 10 tickets $100+ 25 tickets
So gather your fiber buddies and plan your journey.( We scheduled the crawl to give you plenty of time to visit all our far flung shops.)
Rules of the Crawl!
RULES OF THE CRAWL:
-Passports must be purchased from one of the participating yarn stores.
-Each participant must have their own passport. Only ONE passport per person.
-Each participant must fill out the contact information on the passport. Please print clearly – we need this information to be able to contact you!
-Each participant must be present at each yarn shop to receive their stamp (i.e., no proxy crawling).
-Each participant must be at least 18 years of age.
-All passports must be turned in by the end of business on August 10th, 2014 to the last store you visit.
-All winners will be posted online at our Ravelry and Facebook pages and will be contacted by August 18th.
-Winners who have not claimed their prizes in 30 days will forfeit them and alternate winners will be chosen.
So here’s an update on what’s in the shop new for spring…
from Baah yarns : La Jolla and Shasta
from Katia : Jaipur ( striping cotton lace weight) and Bombay ( striping worsted weight cotton)
from Shibui: Kavo, their luscious new yarn
from Rowan: new yarns Pure Linen and Silkystones
from Juniper Moon: Moonshine and Zooey
stop in and visit soon!!
This is one of those times of the year when we get an almost daily influx of new yarns, books and assorted goodies…so far here’s what has arrived..
Rowan Magazine and all spring books
Pure Wool Worsted and books
Our Back 40 American Classic -sport weight alpaca
Ne Plus Ultra-worsted weight alpaca
Cherry Tree Hill Broadband fingering
Swan Island Sport Weight
Ella Rae New colors in Lace Merino
Debbie Bliss Juliet
New colors in Taiyo Sock
New colors in Silk Garden Lite
Louisa Harding Colline
Our annual sale will be this Saturday, February 15th, during our normal business hours, 10am-4pm.
Here’s a list of the yarns that you can expect to find on sale..
Rowan -Siena,Savannah, Pima Cotton DK, Angora Haze, Kidsilk Creation
Berroco-Lindsay, Lago, Seduce
Imperial Stock Ranch-Bulky 2 Strand
The Alpaca Yarn Co-Halo
Crystal Palace-Mochi Plus and Mini Mochi
Classic Elite-Minnow Merino
Art Yarns-Cashmere Sock
Island Yarn- Papyrus,Chesterfield
Alisha Goes Around-Stable of Horses DK
We’ll also have selected kits and misc items on sale.
As a reminder, sale prices do not apply to special orders or layaways!
See You Saturday!!!
Saturday, February 8, 2014
We don’t say it enough, but we have super customers, friends actually, who make our life here at the yarn barn very special. If you’ve never joined us for our First Friday Happy Hour, you really should, we have a terrific time. Here’s some photographic evidence from last night’s installment….
Why not join us next time? It’ll be March 7. See you then…
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Our suggestion box entries continue, but since we are getting closer to the holidays, lots of our suggestions, like today’s, are also GIFT IDEAS!
Yep, we have lots of ideas for quick gifts to knit, starting with this..
Annabella’s Cowl from Churchmouse and 4 skeins of Rowan Frost
6 tempting shades to choose from!
You can even pull it up over your noggin!