Ice Ice Baby!
Wow, well I wanted snow, but ice will have to do. Isn't it wonderful the feeling you get when you are reprieved from the everyday agenda! Giddy children,relieved teachers, and moms getting to sleep in for a day or two!. Its a blessing for sure.
We have warped our little loom and actually woven a small project. It was surprisingly easy and fun. We are going to have our first classes very soon.
KAL!KAl!! We will be having our first KAL of the year starting week after next. We are giving everyone a chance to come and purchase their yarn, and pick up their pattern. We will meet every other week on Saturday afternoon about 4:15 or so and sit and exchange thoughts on the project. There will be prizes each meeting randomly drawn for participation, and progress. If you have questions regarding the pattern during the week, you may of course come in the shop and we will help you as we can! This is a great way to meet new knitters, and learn a few new techniques. If you have never made a garment this is perfect for your first foray into the garment world! The yarn we are using is made by Berroco, and is a perfect all year round weight for us in the south. Colors are beautiful! we still have a few great colors in stock and will be recieving some new ones this week! Come see and join in the fun!
We have a couple of new classes on the schedule. Beginning Hat is one of them. This is a fun class and the pattern is adorable and can be for a man or woman. Its the Wurm Pattern, and it can be made out of Dk, or Worsted and chunky too! Class fee is 55$ for two sessions. You will need to get your supplies at the shop. And the classes will be held on consecutive Saturdays in March.
We also are having a Cable class! You will be making a single cable scarf with garter edging. Bella Chenille is the yarn we will be using. It is soft,chunky and gorgeous! The cable looks stunning in it! This is a two session class also, and the class fee is 55$. Cabling is such a beautiful design element, and you will be admired for your startling talent!
Come by and see us soon,check out the KAL,weaving and all the ofhter stuff join on at Yarn on Youree. Spring is around the corner, and we have so many plans for the future! We hope you can take the time to be included in the fun! Have a safe wonderful week, and we haop to see your smiling face!
In the past several weeks we have had some folks come in who are spinners. One young man brought his wheel to the shop and sat and spun some beautiful lace weight yarn. As he sat and I watched, he moved his feet silently on the two pedals and guided the soft,fluffy wool through the opening and onto the wheel. I thought about the beginnings of yarn, thread and all it takes to make a piece of cloth. What a wonder! I am inspired to do this wonderful craft. Not to the point of not knitting mind you, but to add to my love for fiber. This is not a quick thing to do, but mindful and peaceful. Sitting and focusing on drafting the roving through the orifice of the wheel requires some concentration. Carding the fiber to make your own personal blend is amazing too! We want to be able to share the love of fiber from beginning to end. So, I have ordered an Ashford Joy 2 spinning wheel, and a drum carder to learn about spinning and blending fiber! We welcome all who spin, weave and of course knit and crochet. Linda and I have been so surprised at how many people in our area that spin! So if you know someone, or you spin, bring your wheel and share this beautiful craft with us. We have so much to learn, and it excites me that I am still able to learn!
Speaking of inspiration, I am so proud of all of you that come in and share your finished projects! I have been posting pics of them on Facebook!. Thank all of you for being our customers and allowing us to serve you.
Oh my goodness, we have so much coming up in the next months. Weaving is going to begin soon. We are waiting on the stands to come in. There has evidently been a strike somewhere, and so they are sitting somewhere in the Pacific Ocean waiting to be unloaded. We have fresh fiber being sent for spinners. And of course, we have some beautiful new yarns arriving almost daily.If you like knitting Do-Dads we have in the cutest new ones from Puffin and Co. She has made beautiful maple boxes to hold your markers,scissors,darning needles. Gauge finders with little pins with sheep and alpacas on them. These are all handcrafted from Utah! Come see.
We will also have new classes listed on the calendar this week. A beginning hat class,How to make cables, and a fabulous scarf felting class that we will let you pick your colors for. This class incorporates silk scarfs with the felted yarn! If you love one of a kind scarves you will not want to miss this class!
For beginning knitters who have had their first two classes, the Hat class is awesome! You will continue to learn how to use your knitting skills to make a hat and knit in the round! Cables,Cable,Cables... Oh they look so beautiful entwined and twisted in beautiful yarns! The technique is amazingly simple, and we will have a two session class on a single cable scarf! This is low stress too:) Our Two at a Time sock class has started and we all survived the first class! Dont give up, slow and steady wins the two socks!
We hope to see you this week, get out and enjoy this beautiful weather! Bring some knitting, crochet, or spinning to the shop and visit with us! Heck, bring your lunch and spend the afternoon with us! We love seeing you and catching your inspiration! Love to you all! Knit on!
Penny and Linda
Warp and weft;)
We have our beautiful Ashford looms in! They are a warm smooth maple. Rigid heddle weaving is coming to Yarn on Youree! As soon as we recieve the stands our classes will begin. We will make a project, either a scarf or dish towel. There will be a couple of yarns to choose from. It will be a two day class. Saturday and Sunday, approximately 3-4 hours per day. You will warp the loom and weave. There will be a good bit of written material that you will be able to review at home. This will be hands on, and there can only be 4 in this class. We already have a waiting list for 12 people. I will be conducting the classes twice a month,every other weekend. Im so excited to be introducing this to our area from our shop. I love learning something new, I think knowledge keeps us happy,and invested in life. Now, know this I am no expert and I am new to this as well. I am going to do my best to teach basic weaving. I hope you are patient and forgiving.
We have many new people coming in everyday to our wonderful little shop. We are so grateful for the opportunity to teach, share and meet each and every one of you. If you have classes you are interested in please give us your suggestions.
Our Two at a time toe up socks class begins this weekend at 8:30 am on Saturday. We will begin with Judys magic cast on. Check out this link to get a head start https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pmxRDZ-cwo
We have lots of new yarn coming in everyday, and lots of cool accoutrements too! Romantic Fripperies has made us some fabulous new needle gauges! You must see to appreciate. Fleur-de-lis,Beehives,Sheep, and a Birds nest with a swatch gauge and our Yarn on Youree logo! We have new handmade maple needle boxes with sheep on them, boxes for markers, needle minders, scissor minders, a really awesome gauge swatch with magnets and pins. These are special. if you know of someone who loves handcrafted items any of these would be a beautiful gift. Treat yourself with something lovely to hold and use.
SALE SALE SALE! All of our project bags and baskets, Atenti bags are all 20% of this week only! If you have wanted a certain one come see! Don't wait though everyone seems to have their eyes on their special one!
Looking forward to this spring and can't believe we have been here for 3 months already! So much inspiration flooding in all of the time. New techniques, new faces, new yarn, new ideas! Life is wonderful! If you're wondering why the birthday cake is up at the top, its because we have a gift for your birthday! In your birthday month you will receive 20% off of one purchase! So if you have been wanting to make a big project or buy that special yarn, needle set, or just one skein of cashmere come in and bring your license or ID with proof of your birthday in the correct month and you can get your purchase 20% off! Happy Birthday from Yarn on Youree! Ok, Have a great week, And also!!! Valentines day SALE 14% Off all red,pink, and white yarn!
I am just a simple knitter who is living the dream of running a yarn store, where beautiful yarn is turned into wonderful products and friendships are knit together just as wonderfully! I hope to just share my joy of fiber arts and the joy of sharing with you, as well. Enjoy!