Holiday Gifts: Week #3

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

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

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…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

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

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

Ready, Set..Crawl!

Friday, June 27, 2014

 

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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

Monday, February 10

Sale News

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

Debbie Bliss-Amalfi,Bella

Louisa Harding-Ondine

Berroco-Lindsay, Lago, Seduce

Imperial Stock Ranch-Bulky 2 Strand

Wagtail

Schulana- Cashmere

JoJoland- Cashmere

The Alpaca Yarn Co-Halo

Crystal Palace-Mochi Plus and Mini Mochi

Classic Elite-Minnow Merino

Yarn Hollow-Chime,Chrome

Art Yarns-Cashmere Sock

Tahki-Ripple

Island Yarn- Papyrus,Chesterfield

Shalimar-Breathless

Alisha Goes Around-Stable of Horses DK

Colorflow

Mille Colori

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….

DSC02195 A great group…

DSC02200..time for chatting..

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DSC02213even some knitting is happening..

DSC02208our fearless leader…

 

DSC02209 crochet corner..

DSC02203…checking Ravelry!!

Why not join us next time? It’ll be March 7. See you then…

 

 

Suggestion Box..continues…

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..

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Annabella’s Cowl from Churchmouse and 4 skeins of Rowan Frost

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6 tempting shades to choose from!

You can even pull it up over your noggin!

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