Gift Guide!!!

Here’s a few suggestions of some great gifts to give or get!!

sheepbags

First up are some sheep-y things:

Linen project bags from Lantern Moon with either a white or black sheep embroidered on.

A darling eyeglass case, again with an embroidered sheep. ( this one is sporting red glasses!)

Sheep made from vetiver. Vetiver is grown on the mountainsides in Haiti to provent soil erosion caused by deforestation. The root is a natural moth repellent.

lmbags

 

Next we have a variety of silk cases..some for interchangeable sets, some for circulars, some for double points. In the back is a great project bag from Yarn Pop-the clutch-enough room for a project and essentials like a phone and wallet.

needles

We have lots of needle sets – interchangeable circulars and double points.

afghans

 

A glorious gift for a knitter or non knitter, a beautiful afghan kit from Mountain Colors. ( of course there would be a promise to KNIT the afghan for the non knitter!)

Perhaps less of a commitment would be to knit one of these cute beaded bracelets…

stereo

 

…Laura Nelkin’s Stereo Cuff kit!  To make for a non knitter, or give the kit as a fun project for a knitter.

Stop in to see us soon for more gift ideas!

 

 

Holiday Gifts: Week #3

This week’s Holiday Gift idea is the Karen Double Layer Mittens.

pepmitt

 

They are knit with two colors of Pepperberry 100% Cashmere Sport. See the pink peeking through the eyelets?? That’s the lining…

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 )

Week #2-Holiday Gifts

 

Here we are with Week #2 of our Holiday Gift projects. This week’s entry is the Cascade Cowl

cowl

cowldetail

 

The Cascade Cowl is a free pattern with your purchase of Embrace, the lovely 100% Tibetan Yak fiber from Reywa FIbers.

embrace

For more information about our Holiday Gift projects, check our Events page

Ready, Set..Crawl!

Friday, June 27, 2014

 

yarncrbag

 

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.

Crawl Info:

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.

Additional Information:
-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.

More New Goodies

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!!

New Goodies…

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

Mia

Noro       Kibou

New colors in Taiyo Sock

Ayatori

New colors in Silk Garden Lite

Taiyo Sport

Louisa Harding   Colline

Noema