Wednesday, January 26, 2011

January/February Calendar

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Introducing
the
Cascade Yarns
spring collection!

The yarn tasting event is
Saturday, February 12th
1-2:30pm.



Join us and receive
20% off
your purchase of any of the new yarns.
And ye
s...you can use on layaway and be ready to knit your summer shell as soon as the birds start to sing.

(Discounts will not apply to layaways.)



Here's a list of the tasty yarns.
  • Pima tencel
  • Pima silk
  • 220 & 220 sw sport
  • Kid seta 5. Eco cloud
  • Ultra pima
  • Sierra 8. Epiphany
  • Heritage Paints
Be sure to plan your buying strategy. Full bags will be available for purchase. Try going in with a friend and split the cost.


Hey Twilighters!!



Story teller, Anita Wheeler, from La Push, is coming to Yorkie Yarns to share the real stories of the Quileute on
Feb. 19th.
Story time begins at 4pm.


Admission/reservations are only
$10.

Space IS limited!
Call and reserve you spot!





YY Classes & Events

January

Finally! TWO at a time socks! Saturday, Jan. 29th - 10:30-12:30
This class is NOT for first-time sock knitters.
You must have knitted at least one pair of socks. Okey doke?
3 spot left


Saturday, January 29, Surprise Jacket KAL -12:30pm – 2:00pm
It's cute. It looks easy. But, it can get complicated. Let's make it together every Saturday for 4 weeks. The best part...the KAL is FREE!!!

February

Saturday, Feb. 5th & 19th- Beginning Socks w/Shirley 10-12
4 spots left



Monday(s), Feb. 7 & 21- Beginning Knitting or Crochet 6-8pm
4 spot open for each class

Sunday, February 6th MY FIRST SWEATER w/Shirley- 1-4pm
You know you want to do it. You've always wanted to make a sweater but have been nervous about "getting stuck" somewhere along the way. This class is designed to hold your hand from start to finish. Shirley is the perfect person to help you along the way. Frankly, she's dah bomb.
(All yarn must be purchased from YY for this class.)
$50

4 spots left




Tuesday(s), February 8th & 22nd -Magic Loop Socks- 10:30-12:30
Learn to make socks on one circular needle. Say goodbye to those double points!
5 spots left
Saturday, February 12th Introducing the
Cascade Spring Collection

1-2:30

Receive 20% off new spring yarns that day!
This event is open to everyone. No reservations required.

Saturday, February 19th Beginning Lace 2-3:30
5 spots left

Saturday, February 19th- Storyteller,
Anita Wheeler-Quileute Legends
4-5:30pm
Admission $10

limited seating!

For more details visit our Google Calendar.


Superbowl Sunday Party
Sunday, February 6th!





Wednesday, January 19, 2011

YY Classes & Events


Friday, Jan. 21st - Chart Reading 4-5pm
No. No. No. We're not talking horoscopes. Charts for knitting are a great form of knitting shorthand- IF you can read them! We'll leave that other stuff to the "stars". :-)
8 spots left

Finally! TWO at a time socks! Saturday, Jan. 29th - 10:30-12:30
This class is NOT for first-time sock knitters.
You must have knitted at least one pair of socks. Okey doke?
6 spot left


Saturday, January 29, Surprise Jacket KAL -12:30pm – 2:00pm
It's cute. it looks easy. But, it can get complicated. let's make it together every Saturday for 4 weeks. the best part...the KAL is FREE!!!


Saturday, Feb. 5th & 19th- Beginning Socks w/Shirley 10-12
6 spots left


Sunday, February 6th MY FIRST SWEATER w/Shirley- 1-4pm
You know you want to do it. You've always wanted to make a sweater but have been nervous about "getting stuck" somewhere along the way. This class is designed to hold your hand from start to finish. Shirley is the perfect person to help you along the way. Frankly, she's dah bomb.
(All yarn must be purchased from YY for this class.)
$50

6 spots left

Saturday, February 12th Introducing the Cascade Spring Collection
1-2:30

Receive 20% off that day!

Saturday, February 19th- Storyteller,
Anita Wheeler-Quileute Legends
4-5:30pm
Admission $10

limited seating!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

September Classes

Classes & Events

Beginning Sept. 1st
Beginning Knitting/Crochet classes
will be held the
1st & 3rd Monday
of every month.

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My 1st Sweater Series
begins Saturday, Sept. 11th at 10am w/Shirley.
This is a complete, comprehensive, hand-holding series to get you through the axiety of knitting your 1st sweater. And you'll be done by Christmas!

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World Wide Spin In Public Day,
September 18th, 10-4pm in Allyn!


Tuesday, April 6, 2010

YY April Newsletter

Yorkshire Yarns Tax Relief Weekend
April 15-17th!
You pay NO taxes for anything. :-)



Yorkshire Yarns is official on summer store hours.

Monday 10-8pm
Tuesday-Friday 10-6pm
Saturday 10-5pm
CLOSED Sunday



Monday Night Madness happens every
Monday from 6-8pm.
There's something on "special" weekly.
Come see what it's all about!


If you'd like to receive advance notice about every sale please email me back and I'll place you on the speeeeeecial list.



April Class/Events Schedule

April 7th (Wednesday) 11-1pm Entralac Scarf Pattern w/Shirley



April 10, 17, 24 (Saturday) 10:30-12:30 - Fair Isle Knitting PARTS 1, 2 & 3 w/Sheila Joynes



April 10th (Saturday) 10:30-12:30 - FINISHING w/Shirley
April 10th & 17th (Saturday) 10:30-12:30 - Magic Loop Socks PARTS 1 & 2 w/Sonya (This is a 2-PART class w/part 2 the following week.)



April 12th (Monday) 6-8- Tool Box 2 "After Beginning Knitting" w/Shirley
April 14th (Wednesday) 11-1pm- Beaded Wristlet (Beginning lace with bead work) w/Shirley


April 14th (Wednesday) 2:30-4- Beginning Lace w/Terri
April 17th (Saturday) 1-3pm Entralac Knitted Scarf w/Shirley
April 19th (Monday) 6-8pm Sock of the Month Club - Entralac Sock (Homework required!)


April 24th (Saturday) 10:30-1:30- Drop Spindle Spinning Class C w/Theresa


April 27th (Tuesday) 2-3pm Sampler Square Afghan KAL w/Terri
May 1st (Saturday) 1-3pm Knit & Crochet Embellishments w/Terri


Stuff of the Month

Yarn of the Month

Jojo Land Sport Weight 100% Cashmere
200 yards
Save 20% all month!



Book of the Month
"Pints & Purls" by Collins & Bruce





The next Yorkie Yarns getaway retreat is on October 1-3!


(This is a shot of the main lodge and Hicks Lake as seen out of the main window.)


This time yarnies will occupy in the main lodge and surrounding cabins.
Cost is $135.00 and includes dinner on Friday & Saturday and breakfast on Saturday & Sunday.
We're taking reservations right now so this time you don't have to miss out. :-)



Tid bits
  • Did you know that YY celebrates YOUR birthday by giving you 20% off any amount of regular priced yarn you want for one purchase during your birthday week?
  • Did you know you earn $25 in store credit when you spend up to $250? Heck. You may have credit right now!
  • We're expecting a HUGE shipment of Kertzer this week! That's right. We're getting more Marble Chunky, DK & Baby!


That's it for me! Have a wonderful week!


Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Summer Hours for Yorkie Yarns

Summer hours
beginning April 1st.


Monday 10-8pm (Hooks & Needles Club 6-8)
Tuesday-Friday 10-6pm
Saturday 10-5
CLOSED Sundays

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

questions about the upcoming RETREAT? We've got answers!

Your Company
Yorkshire Yarns Retreat -March 26-28th
ALL are welcome. (thowers/pickers/spinners/crocheters)
And yes. The picture above is Hicks Lake on the retreat site!


Overnight cost is $115
Daytripper cost is $25
**Overnighters bring your own bedding. (sleeping bag, pillow).
Everyone bring a snack or two to share...or not. :-)
We'll have the tea and coffee pots on 24/7.

We've got the facility aaaaaaall day on Friday & Sunday.
So!
We can arrive any time on the 26th and leave whenever we want on Sunday.
***NOTE: Dinner will be served at 6:30pm Friday night. I'll keep plates for those who arrive later.

Our lodge is the Westwood Retreat Centre. We have a big o' kitchen, large meeting/dining area, sleeping accomodations and WI-FI.
We'll be staying in our own lodge away from other guests on the grounds.
All our meals will be served there as well.

"The Gwinwood Retreat Facility is a 29 acre retreat hidden within the urbanized area of Lacey, Washington, near Olympia. It is located on Hicks Lake. The property includes 650 feet of developed waterfront and over 700 feet of natural waterfront, including significant shoreline along the Hicks Lake wetland. The park-like setting includes about 18 acres of forested land with first-generation, second-growth timber, 4 acres of open meadow lands and 7 acres of undisturbed wetlands."


Here's the Agenda---
There isn't one.
YOU fill in the blanks. We have no guest speakers, teachers, presentations, etc. If you & your homegirls want to go on a local yarn crawl, hang out in your pj's all day or jog around the lake go right ahead. The goal is to relax!
Or as my kids say, "chillax".

There's plenty to do outdoors if you choose as well. Wanna play tennis? Knock yourself out. Care to sit by the lake with girlfriends?
You can do that too. Or you can take a canoe ride while I stand on the shoreline and wave.
Sup to you!



DIRECTIONS:

Gwinwood Christian Conference
6015 30th Avenue Southeast
Lacey, WA 98503-3823
(360) 491-0195


From the North:
Take I-5 South to Exit 109 Martin Way. Turn right onto Martin Way and take immediate left onto College St. Turn left on Lacey Blvd (One Way).
Follow directions below.

From the South:
Take I-5 North to Exit 107 Pacific Ave. Turn right onto Pacific Ave. Proceed through round-a-bout as Pacific Ave becomes Lacey Blvd.
Follow directions below.

From either direction:
Turn right onto Ruddell Rd. Turn left on 25th Ave. Turn right on Hicks Lake Dr follow to end and turn left onto 30th Ave. Gwinwood is at end of 30th Ave on the right.



If you have any more questions call or email me and I'll do the best I can to answer them. :-)


www.yorkshireyarns.com
info@yorkshireyarns.com
253-589-9276

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

YY March Calendar


Author/designer Chrissy Gardiner's 2 sox at a time




This Saturday, March 6th from 4-8pm

advanced beginner- must have some experience knitting socks

"Two At A Time Toe-Up Socks"
$65
6 spots left!
  • Wouldn't you love to be able to try on your socks as you go and make sure they will fit?
  • What about eliminating the dreaded Kitchener graft at the end?
  • And what about NOT having to worry about running out of yarn to complete your sox?

**How about learning this technique from someone who wrote the book on it? ...literally.**
Well now. Need I say more?

For more details check out our
Google Calendar.

Join us for Yorkshire Yarns 1st
Knitting/Crochet Retreat March
26-28th!


Come hang out w/the ladies of YY and knit, chat, paint your toe nails, swap girly stories and in the morning “we’re making waffles!” - Donkey

On March 26-28 our retreat will be held at the Gwinwood Christian Retreat Center in Lacey.

There are only 40 spots available. The cost is $115.00. Your reservation includes dinner on Friday, breakfast & dinner on Saturday and then breakfast on Sunday morning. After that the weekend slumber party is over and we aaaaaall head back to reality. :-)

Each room houses 4 people so get your buddies together and come have some fun!

Plan for a festive, relaxing atmosphere while we lounge in comfortable surroundings. Saturday we plan to hit a couple yarn shops in the area and maybe even the outlet mall down the road. Just be open to just about anything and bring your projects and a good attitude and I'll guarantee you'll have a GREAT time.

Call the shop for more details.
253-589-9276



Gear-up for the 2010 SSYC!

Mark your calendars for the annual
South Sound Yarn Crawl May 14, 15 & 16.
And guess what.
This year the crawl is not on the same weekend as the northern crawl!
Eight gorrrrrrrrgeous south sound shops are planning 3 days of fun, fiber and serious prizes.
And listen.
I don't plan on being in the parking lot this year. :-)
Do yourself a favor and join the SSYC Rav group to keep up on all the latest.



Stuff of the Month
Yarn of the Month-

Malabrigo Worsted!
Receive 10% off all month



Pattern(s) of the Month-

All Fiber Trends Patterns
Receive 10% off all month!





Classes & Events for
March
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  • BEGINNING KNITTING & CROCHET every Monday 6-8pm
  • THIS SATURDAY- ABC's of Spinning, Saturday, March 6th, 10:30-12:30
  • THIS SATURDAY- TWO at a Time Socks w/Chrissy Gardiner,Saturday, March 6th 4-8pm
  • YY Christmas Club, Saturday, March 6th 10:30-11
  • Hand Felting Embellishments w/Lisa Ellis, Saturday, March 13th 10:30-12:30
  • Free Form Summer Shell w/Lisa Ellis, Saturday, March 13th 1-3pm
  • Magic Loop Socks, Tuesday, March 16 & 23 (parts 1 & 2) 6-8pm
  • Crochet Market Bag, Wednesday, March 17th 2-4pm
  • Beginning Knitting, Saturday, March 20th 10:30-12:30
  • KNIT TO FIT, Saturday, March 20th 10:30-12
  • Thrummed Mittens w/Lisa Ellis, Saturday, March 27th 10:30-12:30
  • Finishing Techniques w/Shirley, Saturday, March 27th 10:30-12


Check out the details on our Google Calendar.

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Special Events

NEW!! We now offer FREE help clinics to our Yorkie Yarns customers Mondays & Fridays from 6-8pm.
NEW!! YY Christmas Club- Saturday, March 6th 10:30-11:30 -FREE!
Hooks & Needles - Mondays 6-8pm
Friday Night Knitting Club - Fridays 6-8pm
Chicks, Flicks & Sticks Movie Night - Saturday, March 20th 5:30-8pm