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Why local yarn stores matter

Why local yarn stores matter

Saturday is Local Yarn Store Day, a day to visit and celebrate your local yarn store.  We have tons of fun things planned, from yarn tastings and trunk shows to new products and prizes all day.  and I invite you to come and see what's special for this day.  But first, why is LYS day even a thing?  I'm more than a little biased, but here's why local yarn stores matter.

Obviously, with a local yarn store you have a chance to see and touch all the yarns in real life.  You can compare colors and hold the skein up to your face to see what best suits your complexion.  Instant gratification too.  See it, touch it, and walk out the door with it. Right. Now.  Get help, take a class, take a moment.  Your local yarn store is a place to come and a place to be.  It's a third place

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Good Mood Shawl - April First Friday

Good Mood Shawl - April First Friday
For April First Friday, indulge yourself in luscious Wooladdicts Happiness. 
This is the yarn that makes you go "aaaaahhhh" I could tell you all day that it's a super soft cotton blend, but that does absolutely nothing to convey what Happiness feels like. It's like sun on your face and a warm sand at your feet. It's so utterly soft that you really do have to feel it to understand. Believe me when I say tell you that you want to wear this stuff right next to your skin more Continue reading

Local Yarn Store Day

Local Yarn Store Day

What a great weekend this is going to be!  Local Yarn Store Day Saturday, Earth Day and Sample Sale Sunday.  Unlike Earth Day, which has been celebrated for many years and has quite a following, Local Yarn Store Day is a new event intended to bring attention to those brick and mortar operations that sell yarn. Since you're reading this, you are obviously a customer of my shop, and probably more

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Spring Fling 2018

Spring Fling 2018

It's finally getting warm enough for me to be excited about spring.  It's been a long time coming, and I'll admit, I've had a bit of a hard time getting psyched up about it, but I'm ready for spring yarns, spring sweaters, and spring everything.  Come see the demo of our Cocoknits Sweater Care Kit and get a free sample of Soak.  Try out the new fibers, and see the new samples! 

We've gotten huge shipments of fabulous fibers from several of our favorite companies!  First is the elegant new Fern and new colors from Shibui.  Clean more

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March Manos Madness

March Manos Madness

The shop is brimming with exactly what you want to knit and need to wear right now - lots of fresh spring produce!  I'm especially excited that we've finally received our big order from Manos del Uruguay in all the fibers and colors you crave.  We still have the trunk show, and I'm going to do a Facebook Live event as we open each box and see all the new lovelies!  It's all my effort to lure you to the more

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It's all about the color

It's all about the color

Going through my mom's boxes looking for pictures to use for her service, I found all kinds of treasures she'd saved -- from letters of my misery at summer camp to scrawling drawings I'd done.  Even then it was clear that my talents were verbal rather than artistic.  Despite her encouragement and indulgence with all manner of media, I simply never progressed past stick figures and their landscape equivalent.  That's okay, because drawing was never my interest -- I only drew things more

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Winter Mystery Knitalong

Winter Mystery Knitalong

The Winter 2017 Mystery Knitalong starts December 21st, first day of winter.  This is the shortest day of the year with only 9 and half hours between sunrise and sunset.  We thought this would be the perfect day to begin our mystery knit, shrouded in darkness and, well, mystery.  Plus, by this time, most of the rush of holiday planning, baking, shopping, etc, is probably done, and you'll be settling in or traveling off for the coziest time of the year read more

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