Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Last call for Cat Bordhi!

Cat Bordhi July 10th-12th. (That's a week from Friday!) Special hours for shopping Friday & Saturday.


Yorkshire Yarns will open for the public to shop from NOON-1PM and 5-6pm on Friday & Saturday, July 10th & 11th. AND WE WILL BE CLOSED THE REST OF THE TIME DURING THE WORKSHOPS.

Okay. There's still some room in all three workshops! Don't miss your chance to see Cat Bordhi. Shoot. It could be another 2 years before I book her here again. (I'm not kidding.) :-)

The following are the class materials will be available for purchase. Yorkshire Yarns will open early at 9am Friday & Saturday FOR STUDENTS ONLY. Workshops will go from 10am-5pm with a one-hour lunch.

Here's a heads-up for class materials.

Sock Workshops July 10th & 11th:

Lorna's Laces has designed a yarn specifically for Cat's instruction. The yarn changes colors as the knitter reaches a new technique in the sock anatomy. Cat's yarn will be available for purchase for each of her classes. Students will need a size 8/24" circular needle or size 8 double points. Cat will be teaching her techniques from her book, "New Pathways for Sock Knitters".

Mobieus Workshop, Sunday, July 12th:

Cat will be teaching from her books, "Treasury of Magical Knitting" & "A Second Treasury of Magical Knitting". Either book will work for the workshop. You'll need a needle appropriate to the project you select to do from one of the books. The needles need to be 47" long.

Are we as clear as mud? If you have any questions please call the shop at 253-589-9276. We'll clear up the muddy waters for ya. ***There will be no refunds given for cancellations after July 1st.

Tacoma Rainiers Stitch & Pitch tickets are available at the shop for $29. Kristeen Griffin-Grimes (French Girl Knits) will be throwing out the 1st pitch and she'll be in our booth for a book signing. And guess who's singing the National Anthem. Moi! :-)

  • July 22nd at Cheney staduim

  • Gates open at 6pm

  • We have our own private deck with 250 yarnies & 15 vendors

  • Enjoy and all-you-can-eat/drink buffet

  • Watch a great baseball game from the deck

That's all from me for now!

***Located adjacent to the RAM restaurant at the main entrance of the Lakewood Towne Centre.


Monday 10-8pm

Tuesday-Friday 10-6pm

Saturday 10-5pm


Friday, June 5, 2009

CAT BORHI to teach at Yorkshire Yarns July 11th & 12th

This will be Cat Bordhi's 1st visit to a Lakewood/Tacoma yarn shop. And it took 2 years to get her here! I know. I can't believe it either. I flew all the way to Long Beach to take a couple of her classes a few years back. It was worth eeeeeeeevery frequent flier mile!

We're excited that Cat will be teaching 2 workshops at Yorkshire Yarns on **July 11th & 12th**. (We'll be open on Sunday the 12th for this special event.)

Workshops will be 6 hours long and begin at 10am. The cost is $85 each class.

To reserve your spot to be in Cat's class call 253-589-9276 and leave your name & phone number. I'll get back to you immediately with details.

Wow! Cat Bordhi!

**Saturday, July 11th - Setting Out on New Pathways for Sock Knitting**

After this workshop even new sock knitters will be ready to knit custom-fitted socks for any size foot. You’ll be knitting a little sock or two which will give you the understanding and skills needed to happily play with all 8 new kinds of sock architecture in New Pathways, and will learn many special
tips and tricks.

**Skill level:** must be fluent knitting in the round with 1 circ, 2
circs, or dpn's
Materials: Light-colored worsted weight wool yarn
(dpns’s, 2 circs or 1 long circular needle). Also bring sock yarn and appropriate size needles to start a life-size sock, as well as the usual little bag of knitting supplies.

**Sunday, July 12th - The Magic of Moebius Knitting**

It takes only minutes to learn Cat’s unique Moebius Cast-On, and then you have the key to everything in the Treasuries. For your first project, you’ll knit a Moebius scarf - to become familiar with this magical, friendly form, which is the heart of every Moebius bag, bowl, boot, cape, wrap, and bed. **(My favorite item is the one I affectionately call the "booty bowl".)** You can use one or multiple strands, or change yarns and textures along the way, and will discover that everything you do forms a beautiful mirror reflection growing from
the middle of the scarf out to the edges. We’ll talk about what happens if you introduce a diagonal stitch pattern, how to work with stripes, how to sequence lace repeats, learn several edge treatments, and explore the basics of designing your own Moebius scarf or wrap.

**Skill level:** confident beginner and up
Materials: Yarn and needles for your chosen project(s) (see either
Treasury), and the usual knitting supplies, including a stitch
marker. You must have a 47” circular needle or a Denise Kit with an
extra 30” or 40” cable.