Tuesday, December 30, 2008

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Start the New Year right with fun at Yorkshire Yarns!!

**For details regarding class fees, supplies, etc visit our Google Calendar.

Let's talk socks 1st:

  • Toe-Up Socks Sunday, PARTS 1 & 2 w/Theresa M. - Sunday's, Jan. 11th & 18th 1:30-3:30pm (intermediate)
  • Beginning Socks PARTS 1 & 2 w/ Shirley. - Saturday, Jan. 24th & 31st 1:00-3:00pm (beginner intermediate)
  • Magic Loop Socks w/Sonya - Saturday, Jan. 25th 10:30-1:30 (beginner intermediate)
  • Sock of the Month Club- Monday, Jan. 19th 6-8pm (intermediate)



Techniques:

  • Beginning Knitting every Monday 6-8pm
  • Beginning Crochet every Thursday 1-3pm
  • Beginning Knitting Saturday, Jan. 10th 10:30-12:30pm
  • Beginning Crochet Saturday, Jan. 10th 1pm-3pm
  • Beginning Continental Knitting- Saturday, Jan. 17th 2-4pm (beginner)


  • Beginning Colorworks w/designer Lisa Ellis, Sunday, Jan. 18th 1-3pm (beginner intermediate)
  • Beginning Two-Handed Fair Isle- Sunday, Jan. 25th 1-3pm (beginner intermediate)
  • Finishing w/Shirley S. of Saturday, Jan. 31st 10:30am-12:30pm (intermediate)




Projects:



  • Top-Down Wallaby (garter stitch) Cardigan w/Pam S. Sizes run from child to adult for this pattern. Saturday, Jan. 17th 10:30-1:30 (beginner intermediate)
  • Toe-Up Socks Sunday, Jan. 11th (PART 1) & 18th (PART 2) 1:30-3:30pm (intermediate)
  • Beginning Socks PARTS 1 & 2 w/ Shirley S. Saturday, Jan. 24th & 31st 1:00-3:00pm (beginner intermediate)
  • Magic Loop Socks w/Sonya Saturday, Jan. 25th 10:30-1:30 (beginner intermediate)
  • One Skein/One project Beginning Knitting w/Terri K. Saturday, Jan. 31st 2-5pm (beginner)

Social Knitting & Crochet Clubs:

  • Hooks & Needles Club - every Monday 6-8pm
  • Lunch Bunch Knitting - every Wednesday 12-2pm
  • Lunch Bunch Crochet- every Thursday 12-2pm
  • Lakewood/Tacoma Knitter's Meetup - every Thursday 6-8pm
  • Pacific NW Christian Needlecrafters - Nov. 15th 10am-11:30

**For details regarding class fees, supplies, etc visit our Google Calendar.

BEGINNER -Good attitude & willing to learn.
BEG INTERMEDIATE- able to knit, purl, cast on, bind off & knit in the round
INTERMEDIATE - understands basics of knitting, able to cable & read intermediate patterns
INTERMEDIATE ADVANCE- has all skills of beginner & advance and can read complicated patterns.
ADVANCED - has all basic and advanced skills & has advanced finishing skills
EXPERIENCED- please. these guys are off the charts & they teach the classes





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Monday, December 22, 2008

SALE! 40% off ALL regular priced yarn :-) SALE! SALE! SALE!



Merry Christmas
Happy Hanukkah
and have a Kwazy Kwanza
from the Acord Clan!

Now, let's talk about the serious sale.

Yep. Take 40% off ALL regularly priced yarn at
Yorkshire Yarns.

But there's a catch. Listen up because if you snooze you lose BIG time.
On Saturday, December 27th get 40% off regularly priced yarn at
Yorkie Yarns
from 6AM to 7AM.

Did you catch that???

You've exactly one hour to take advantage of our deepest cut in prices in 2008.

And from 7-8AM take 30% off.
From 8AM on December 27th through December 30th get 20% off all regularly priced yarn all day every day.

You want to know the truth as to why we're doing this? It's time for inventory and I don't want to count it. Lucky for you I'm a bum.

**All sales FINAL on sale merchandise**

Thursday, December 18, 2008

ALL DAY Knitting/Crochet marathon THIS Saturday!



Let's get 'er done this Saturday!


Saturday marks only 5 days left till Christmas. We all know there's nothing like giving a gift made w/your own hands. The only thing that could put a damper on it is presenting half done with a promise to finish it ....."some day".  Yeah right. *smirk*

Tell ya what. Come to the all day knitting/crochet marathon this Saturday and Yorkie Yarns and I promise you'll get at least one project done. We'll have fun, fast and gorgeous 2-hour project ideas for you. Or bring your almost done sweater, hat, etc and we'll encourage you to FINISH. :-)

There will be coffee, tea, apple cider, hot chocolate, snacks and lunch. See? Now you've no excuse but to GET 'ER DONE. I'll ask you one little favor. Please RSVP so I can know how much Starbucks to brew. A'ight?

Be sure to check out the Flat Feet SOCK OF THE MONTH Christmas colors. They're simply wild!




We got in our Addi Turbo Click sets and they're aaaaaaaall gone. I've ordered 5 more sets which are up for adoption. If you want to secure your set we'll take prepayment to make sure you get yours 1st. They're $150 for 10 sizes and 3 connecting chords. They even throw in a "brag pin" you can wear on your lapel to tell the world, "I'm all that because I've got a click set." :-)



 

I've got some quick gift ideas for you!

How about purchasing some beginner knitting/crochet classes for the person who's always wanted to learn?
A the Vogue Stitchtionary series?
Or you could get that coveted Addi needle set she/he's always wanted.



See you at the party!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Yorshire Yarns Customer Appreciation


This Saturday, December 6th is the
Yorkshire Yarns

Christmas Cookie Social
from 5-7pm.

Bring one dozen of your favorite Christmas cookies to share and a knitted/crocheted ornament to help decorate the Christmas tree if you’d like. And prepare to enjoy socializing with other crafters and exchange ideas. This is a spouse/significant other social to help them understand why we “hang-out at the shop”.

For the convenience of the holidays I’m offering gift cards & layaway.

So come & make a list. There will be door prizes, coffee , tea and live Christmas music. (And no. I’m not going to sing.)

QUESTIONS? Call me at 253-589-9276

We’ll be open Saturday for our regular store hours as well from 10-5pm. So don’t trip.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

November Class & Events Schedule

We've got just the right classes at Yorkie Yarns

**For details regarding class fees, supplies, etc visit our Google Calendar.

Let's talk socks 1st:

1. Two Socks/One circular needle - Sunday, Nov. 2nd & 9th (PARTS 1 &2) 2pm-4pm (intermediate)
2. Beginning Socks -double point OR magic loop - Saturday, Nov. 8th & 15th (PARTS 1 & 2) 1pm-3pm (beginner intermediate)



3. Sock of the Month Club- Monday, Nov. 17th 6-8pm (intermediate)
4. Treasury of Magical Knitting sock class- Saturday, Nov. 22nd & 29th (PARTS 1 & 2) 3-5pm (beginning intermediate)


Techniques:

1. Beginning Knitting every Monday 6-8pm (beginner)
2. Beginning Crochet every Thursday 1-3pm (beginner)
3. Finishing w/Jen Hagan of Figheadh Designs!- Saturday, Nov. 8th 10:30am-1pm (intermediate) <--That's my daughter modeling on the Figheadh page. And yes. She's only 12. Pray for me. :-)
4. Beginning Continental Knitting- Saturday, Nov. 15th 10:30-12:30 (beginner)
5. Beginning Two-Handed Fair Isle- Sunday, Nov. 16th 2-4pm (beginner intermediate)



6. Free Sweater Wizard Seminar- Saturday, Nov. 22nd 1:30-2:30 (beginner intermediate)
7. Beginning Intarsia (using blocks of color when knitting a Christmas stocking)- Sunday, Nov. 23rd 1-3pm (beginner intermediate)






8. Shirley's Knitting Tool Box PART 2 (M1L, M1R, YO, etc)- Saturday, Nov. 29th 10:30-11:30 (beginner)


Projects:

1. TWO-hour speed knitting gift projects- Sunday, Nov. 9th at 1pm & Saturday, Nov 22nd at 3pm. (beginner intermediate)

2. Crocheted Thermal Blanket w/Gladys! -Sunday, Nov. 16th 1pm-2:30 (beginner)
3. Fingerless Gloves - Tuesday, Nov. 18th 5pm-7pm (beginner intermediate)



4. Cat Borhdi's Mobius Technique- Sunday, Nov. 23rd -2pm-4pm (beginner intermediate)
5. Lisa Ellis' Malabrigo Hat class. Sizes run from kids to adult. - Sunday, Nov. 30th - 1-3pm (beginner intermediate)




Social Knitting & Crochet Clubs:
Hooks & Needles Club - every Monday 6-8pm
Lunch Bunch Knitting - every Wednesday 12-2pm
Lunch Bunch Crochet- every Thursday 12-2pm
YY CAL (crochet along) - every Sunday 1pm
Pacific NW Christian Needlecrafters - Nov. 15th 10am-11:30

**For details regarding class fees, supplies, etc visit our Google Calendar.

BEGINNER -Good attitude & willing to learn.
BEG INTERMEDIATE- able to knit, purl, cast on, bind off
INTERMEDIATE - understands basics of knitting, able to cable & read intermediate patterns
INTERMEDIATE ADVANCE- has all skills of beginner & advance and can read complicated patterns.
ADVANCED - has all basic and advanced skills & has advanced finishing skills
EXPERIENCED- please. these guys are off the charts & they teach the classes


November Stuff of the Month


YARN OF THE MONTH

Gaway 100% wool




PATTERN OF THE MONTH
All Ann Norling Christmas stocking patterns




BOOK OF THE MONTH
Leisure Arts "Crocheted Christmas Stockings"




GADGET OF THE MONTH
Yorkie Yarns circular needle and crochet hook holders






Come see all the new stuff in store at Yorkie Yarns.

PAGEWOOD FARMS bamboo sock yarn
ULTRA ALPACA 50/50 wool-alpaca
GREAT ADIRONDACK hand dyed yarns
CLAUDIA HANDPAINTS sock yarn
HAZEL KNITS new fall colors
ALPACA WITH A TWIST 100% dk alpaca

and so on...
See you soon!


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Monday, September 29, 2008

OCTOBER classes & events schedule

We're offering lots of fun, interesting and practical classes in October.

Click HERE for google calendar showing details and costs of each class.

Saturday Oct. 11th/10:30-1:30pm Double Knitting (NOT a dying art)




Oct. 11th & 18th/1-3pm - Magic Loop-1 sock on ONE circular Needle
Oct. 11th & 18th / 3-5pm- Two Sox ONE needle




Saturday Oct. 18th/10:30-12:30 Broomstick Crochet



Sunday Oct. 19th/1-3pm Twining Workshop

Monday Oct. 20th/6-7:30 Sock of the Month Club

Saturday Oct. 25th/Cat Bordhi's Mobieus





Oct. 25th 1-4pm/Top Down Sweater Class w/designer Jen Hagan "Figheadh". MAKE YOUR FIRST SWEATER!

Sunday Oct. 26th/1-3pm Filet Crochet

Sunday Oct. 26th 1-2pm/Free Sweater Wizard Clinic


Click HERE for google calendar showing details and costs of each class.

October Stuff of the Month
Yarn of the Month: Cascade's Pastaza 50% Llama 50% wool
receive 10% off all month!





Pattern of the Month:
Lisa Ellis' Happy Hallowtwining Hat made w/Pastaza (of course) *grin*
Come in for the pattern and/or take the class and learn how to twine w/Lisa. Twining is unique, European technique that will make any knitted item air resistant. This is a perfect gift for folks you know who like to spend lots of time in the winter weather fun.






Book of the Month:
"Knitting for Dummies" This is NOT a good gift idea. :-) This simple reference book is packed w/lots of basic & advanced knitting information. I really like the pictures too. Give me visuals.







Gadget of the Month:
Susan Bates Knit Chek. <-- And yes. "Chek" is spelled correctly. Is it me or have the numbers on hooks & needles gotten smaller over the years? hmmm.... Anyhoo, the Knit Chek can be used to check the size of your crochet hooks & knitting needles in a flash.






Click HERE for google calendar showing details and costs of each class.




Social get-togethers



HOOKS & NEEDLES CLUB
Every Monday evening “Hooks & Needles” Club 6-8pm

KNITTER’S LUNCH BUNCH
Every Wednesday 12-2pm
Bring your lunch and enjoy the company of other knitters.

CROCHET MEETUP GROUP
Every Thursday 12-2pm
Bring your lunch and enjoy the company of other crocheters.


Pacific NW Christian Needle Crafters

Every 3rd Saturday of every month. (Saturday, . October 18th, 10am)


Yorkie Yarns Movie Night!

Every 4th Saturday of every month. (Saturday, Oct. 25th, 5pm-7:30)


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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Christmas in September


September Classes & Events

Mean Christmas is coming!

Beginning Knitting:

Every Monday Night 6-8pm

You'll learn the basics of knitting which includes casting on, knitting, purling and binding off. Left handed knitters are especially welcome.

Cost: $25
Class supplies:


worsted weight yarn
size 8 needles

*ALL CLASS MATERIALS ARE 10% OFF AT TIME OF SIGN-UP

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Beginning Crochet:

Every Thursday 1-3pm

Learn the basics of crochet.
Instructor: Stayce

Cost: $25
Class supplies:


crochet hook size J
worsted weight yarn

*ALL CLASS MATERIALS ARE 10% OFF AT TIME OF SIGN-UP

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FREE "Sweater Wizard" seminar w/Sonya

Saturday, Sept 6th AND Sept. 27th -10:30-11:30

Many of you have seen us use this handy, dandy tool in the store. You can create your own sweater JUST your size w/this easy computer program. You can also adjust patterns you already own by placing in correct measurements. You want a v-neck? Cardigan? Scoop neck? No prob! And this just the tip of the iceberg!

We’re offering this seminar twice. Each class size will be limited to 6 so sign-up early to grab a spot.

Optional Materials:

***bring in a swatch of a yarn with which you desire to make a sweater.

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Cast on "PLUS" Class
Saturday, Sept. 13th 10:30-12

Instructor: Shirley

Have you ever run out of tail before casting on all your stitches? Don't you HATE that?! Have you made socks just to find out they're too tight to get past your foot? doh!

Listen, there's more than one way to skin the cast-on cat. Shirley will teach you several ways to create beautiful, creative, elastic and practical beginnings.
Instructor: Shirley

Cost: $10
Suggested supplies
"A to Z of Knitting" or
"The Knitter's Companion" or any knitting reference guide.

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Beyond Basic Knitting
Saturday, Sept. 13th 1:30-3:30

Instructor: Theresa

Have you just learned to knit and purl? Want to become more confident in your knitting? This class you will teach you how to make a scarf using your knit and purl skills and learn a few new stitches.

Prereq: Basic Knitting -Know how to cast on, K, P. Class Materials: 2 skeins of Noro, size 10.5 needles, and free one row scarf pattern.

Class Materials: 2 skeins of Noro, size 10.5 needles, and free one row scarf pattern

COST: $35

*All class supplies are 10% off during registration.

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Beginner-TWO SOCKS on 1 circular-magic

Sunday, Sept. 14th PART 1 2pm-4pm AND Sept. 28th PART 2 2pm-4pm

Instructor: Theresa

THIS IS A 2 SESSION CLASS

Learn to make 2 socks on ONE LOOONG circular needle! Just think... no more second sock syndrome! When you're done you're done! Want to learn how to make socks, how about TWO socks at once on ONE long circular needle. Whether you have knitted a sock before or have always wanted to learn to knit socks this class is for you. Left handed knitters especially welcomed!!

Prereq: Must know basic knitting (K, P, and cast on)

Class materials: 1 skein DK Marble, Size 5 us circular needle - 60" cable and markers

Cost: $50 for two 2-hour sessions (materials not included) minimum class size 3

ALL CLASS MATERIALS ARE 10% OFF AT TIME OF SIGN-UP.

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Sock of The Month Club

Monday, Sept. 22nd, / 6-8pm

SOTMC: Sock of the Month Club meets once a month on the 3rd Monday from 6-7:30pm. The cost is $35 each month and includes a pattern, a skein of the finest of sock yarn and 1.5 hours of instruction. Here’s the tricky part so listen closely. You do NOT have to attend club meetings but if you do you’ll receive a free skein of sock yarn after 12 punches. Uh…ahem…I mean punches on your attendance card. The purpose of
the club is to stretch and challenge sock knitters to new heights. You’ll be introduced to lace, argyle, fancy rib stitching, knee-highs, stockings and much more. We’ll announce the featured pattern at the beginning of each month. You may sign-up at any time. Heck. You can even skip a month or two. To join the SOTM Club you would have had to have knit socks previously.

Cost: $35 which includes pattern, yarn & instruction.

**This month Stormy is teaching Toe-Socks. :-)


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Embellish Your Finished Projects

Wednesday, Sept. 17th 5pm-7pm

Instructor: Jodi

So, your sweater is done... and it needs a little extra 'umph'? Join us as we work on knitted trims, basic embroidery, and other little 'gems' of ideas. Store closes at 6pm but the class ends at 7pm! Every knitter's dream - - to be locked into a yarn shop!!

Class Fee is: $30

Materials list available at registration (10% supplies when you sign up!)

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Beginning Socks: Magic Loop/One sock One circular

Friday, Sept. 19th PART 1 -4pm-6pm AND Friday Sept. 26th PART 2 -4pm-6pm

Instructor: Stormy

THIS IS A 2-PART CLASS. This is a beginning sock class to help you learn to make a sock on ONE circular needle! You must be comfortable knitting and purling.

Cost: $50 for two 2-hours

Class supplies: worsted weight yarn
appropriate size circular needle at least 24" long
stitch markers

*ALL CLASS MATERIALS ARE 10% OFF AT TIME OF SIGN-UP

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Beginning two-handed fair isle for beginning/intermediate knitters

Saturday, Sept. 20th -10:30-12:30

Instructor: Deborah G.

Learn a quick and simple way to work w/color using the 2-handed fair isle method. You'll be surprised at how fun & easy it is to finally use 2 or more colors in your knitting! Prereq: must know how to knit & purl. Materials: 16” size 8 circular needles, 4 colors worsted weight scrap yarn, Fair Isle pattern (we have plenty from which to choose)

Limit 8 students

COST $40

*All class supplies are 10% off during registration.

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My first sweater!

Saturday, Sept. 20th -1:00-4pm

Instructor: Jane

It's time to move on up to sweaters! Jane will teach you to knit a simple sweater. You learn how to swatch, take measurements, read intermediate patterns and simple finishing work.

Materials: Pattern Knitting Pure & Simple #9724, appropriate yarn amount for desired size 24" circ needles sizes 9 & 6; 16" circ needles 9 & 6; dbl pt needles 9 & 6 stitch markers

***Class size limited to 6.

HOMEWORK before class. Please knit a swatch before class! :-) If you need help please don't hesitate to ask.

COST: $50

*All class supplies are 10% off during registration.

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Fix it class! “OOPS! There it is.”

Monday, Sept. 22th -5:307:30pm

Instructor: Jodi

Join Jodi for the FULL Length course and learn how to clean up your own mess and free yourself to advance to the next level in knitting. We will be diving into the Fix It book, and will have time toward the end of the class to dive into a current 'crisis' (if you should have one)!

Class Fee is $20 10% off Class Materials at registration!!

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Fingerless Gloves- beginner

Saturday, Sept. 27th -1:002:30pm

Rumor has it fingerless gloves will be the hot item for the holidays this year. Well, let's get started! They're easy, quick and make excellent gifts.

Material: aprox 220 yards of fingering or dk weight yarn; appropriate size 24" circ needles; stitch markers; cable needle; "Truffle" fingerless glove pattern

COST: $25

*All class supplies are 10% off during registration.

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Movie Night! Saturday, Sept. 27th -5pm-7:30

Bring your crochet/knitting and enjoy a movie w/friends!

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Social get-togethers

HOOKS & NEEDLES CLUB
Every Monday evening “Hooks & Needles” Club 6-8pm

KNITTER’S LUNCH BUNCH
Every Wednesday 12-2pm
Bring your lunch and enjoy the company of other knitters.

CROCHET MEETUP GROUP
Every Thursday 12-2pm
Bring your lunch and enjoy the company of other crocheters.


Pacific NW Christian Needle Crafters

Every 3rd Saturday of every month. (Saturday, Sept. 20th, 10am)

Yorkie Yarns Movie Night is back! Every 4th Saturday of every month. (Saturday, Sept. 27th, 5pm-7:30)

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