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

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

TWO at a time Socks- wanna learn how?

Learn to make 2 sox at a time from
Designer, Chrissy Gardiner of Gardiner Yarn Studios.




CLASS: Saturday, March 6th from 4-8pm
advanced beginner- must have some experience knitting socks
"Two At A Time Toe-Up Socks"
$65



CLASS: Sunday, March 7th 12-5pm
"Intro to Triangular Lace Shawls"
Students will use the Gardiner pattern design pictured above. advanced beginner-must know how to inc, dec, K2tog
$65

It'll be a while before we can get Chrissy back to YY. She's a very popular & busy artist & mother. Come learn from her while the you can!

For more details check out our Google Calendar.
Comercial Break....

This just in. We received our 1st shipment of the NEW Knit Kit (aka "TOILET SEAT").
These puppies have a darning needle and a double ended crochet hook! AND they're sporting the hot new spring color
turquiose!



Now back to the news...



SPINNERS!
Renown Spinner, Sarah Anderson will teach during the YY Spin-In,
Saturday, February 20th

"Controlled Spinning: Drafting & Plying" Students will explore different drafting & plying techniques with the wheel. But spindles ARE welcome!
Class is from 4-7pm.
Cost is $45.
Class size limited to 16 wheels.




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.


Classes & Events for
February http://www.freewebs.com/aephi/ist2_419124_painted_hearts.jpg




  • My 1s Hat w/Terri- Wednesday, Feb. 17th 2-4pm
  • All-day SPIN IN! February 20th 10-4pm

  • Controlled Spinning:Drafting & Plying w/Sarah Anderson Feb. 20th 4-7pm
  • My 1st Sweater- Saturday, Feb. 27th, 10:30-12:30
  • Beginning Lace w/Terri, Saturday, Feb. 27th 1-3pm


Check out the details on our Google Calendar.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Yorkshire Yarns February Calendar

Designer, Chrissy Gardiner of Gardiner Yarn Studios will teach on March 6th & 7th.



Stay tuned for details!




Renown Spinner, Sarah Anderson will teach during the YY Spin-In,
February 20th

"Controlled Spinning: Drafting & Plying" Students will explore different drafting & plying techniques with the wheel. But spindles ARE welcome!
Class begins is 4-7pm.
Cost is $45.
Class size limited to 16 wheels.

Check out some of the spec on Sarah.


Teaching Experience:

Soar- Spin Off's Autumn Retreat, 2008 & 2009 - Mentor/Teacher
Madrona Fiber Arts Festival - Teacher & Spinning Mentor
Shepherd's Extravaganza- Instructor
Instructor & Speaker at various spinning & fiber guild throughout the PNW

Contributor To:
  • Spin Off Magazine (Spring 2008)
  • All New Homespun Handknit book (2009)
"Moth Mittens" pp. 16-21
"Nordic Child's Cardigan, Hats & Mittens" pp 90-101
  • U Tube Video- Wrap & Roll Yarn Technique & Navajo Plying
Memberships & Awards:
Member - Valley Spinners, Snohomish WA
Member - Northwest Regional Spinner's Association
Ravelry.com - member & contributor
Spinoffmagazine.com - member & contributor
Winner of 4 Diamond awards from the Oregon Flock & Fiber Festival
Various Awards/ribbons Evergreen State Fair, Puyallup State Fair, Polk Co. Fair & NWRsA Conference




Classes & Events for February

  • YY Christmas Club- Saturday, Feb. 6th 10:30-11:30(Start knitting for Christmas right now!)
  • Magic Loop Socks w/Sonya- Tuesday, Feb. 9th & 16th 6-8pm
  • Knit To Fit- Saturday, Feb. 13th 10:30-12 w/Pam S.!
  • Sock of the Month Club w/Shirley- Monday, Feb. 15th 6-8pm
  • Entralac Knitting w/Shirley - Wednesday, Feb. 17th 12-2pm
  • My 1s Hat w/Terri- Wednesday, Feb. 17th 2-4pm
  • All-day SPIN IN! February 20th 10-4pm
  • Controlled Spinning:Drafting & Plying w/Sarah Anderson Feb. 20th 4-7pm
  • My 1st Sweater- Saturday, Feb. 27th, 10:30-12:30
  • Beginning Lace w/Terri, Saturday, Feb. 27th 1-3pm


Check out the details on our Google Calendar.

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Special Events for February

NEW!! We now offer FREE help clinics to our Yorkie Yarns customers Mondays & Fridays from 6-8pm.
NEW!! YY Christmas Club- Saturday, Feb. 6th 10:30-11:30 -FREE!
Hooks & Needles Club - Mondays 6-8pm
Friday Night Knitting Club - Fridays 6-8pm
Chicks, Flicks & Sticks Movie Night - Saturday, Feb. 27th 5:30-8pm


Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Mary Scott Huff to teach at YY Jan. 30th & 31st!

Mary Scott Huff January 30th & 31st at Yorkshire Yarns!


 


Mary Scott Huff, author of The New Stranded Colorwork will be at Madrona but all her classes are sold out.

Doh!







The good news is Mary will be teaching at Yorkshire Yarns on January 30th & 31st!

There will be a meet & greet reception on Saturday from 3-4pm. Classes w/Mary will begin at 4pm on Saturday & Sunday at 12:30.

Classes include Norwegian Selbu Knitting     and the scary art of steeking ("Eeek! Steeks!) on Saturday the 30th & Sunday the 31st, respectively.

Check her out on YouTube.

She shows the "Queen of Hearts" mitten for the Selbu class. This lady is a kick in the pants!

Call or come in for details.

 



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This Saturday!

Truffle Fingerless Gloves- Saturday, Jan. 9th,  10:30-12:30







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Local knitter & designer Marsha Cunningham (Marshknits) is teaching on Saturday, January 16th, 2-4pm.







She will show you all the different things you can do w/all that extra stash! Space is limited so reserve your spot soon! 



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We're always glad to have Lisa Ellis back. On Saturday, January 23rd, 10-noon Lisa will teach her very popular TWINING class.

She'll take a quick lunch and be back to teach TOE-UP sox (Cat Bordhi toe-up style) from 12:30-2:30.







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Spinners! Theresa Waldo is back to help you finish what you've started!

It's time for the DEF's of Spinning. (Spinning Part 2)

This class is for those who are ready to take the next step and learn more about types of fiber, different drop spindles and wheels. 

Space is limited so hurry and get your spot for Saturday, January 23rd from 10:30-12:30. 



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Other classes offered this month are:


This Saturday!

Truffle Fingerless Gloves- Saturday, Jan. 9th,  10:30-12:30









Knitting 2.0- Monday, Jan 11th, 6-8pm

Magic Loop Sox- Tuesday, Jan. 12th/19th (parts 1 & 2), 6-8pm

My 1st Sweater- Saturday, Jan. 16th, 10:30-12:30

Using Up Your Stash w/Marsha Cunningham, Saturday, Jan. 16th, 2-4pm

My 1st Hat- Monday, Jan. 18th, 6-8pm

Sock of the Month Club w/Shirley- Monday, Jan. 18th 6-8pm

Twining Workshop w/Lisa Ellis, Saturday, Jan. 23rd 10-noon

Spinning Part 2 w/Theresa Waldo, Saturday, Jan 23rd 10:30-1:30

Toe Up Sox w/Lisa Ellis, Saturday, Jan. 23rd, 12:30-2:30

Norwegian Selbu Knitting w/Mary Scott Huff, Saturday, Jan. 30th, 4-8pm

EEEK! STEEKS w/Mary Scott Huff, Sunday, Jan. 31st, 12:30-4:30pm




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.

Hooks & Needles Club - Mondays 6-8pm

Friday Night Knitting Club - Fridays 6-8pm

Chicks, Flicks & Sticks Movie Night - Saturday, Jan. 23rd 5:30-8pm







 






Are you ready for the Stuff of the Month?



Yarn of the Month

Flat Feet Yarn by Conjoined Creations & Noro Sock Yarns are 15% off during January







Gadgets of the Month

Check out our new, affordable KA bamboo needles.



 



Patterns of The Month

All Lisa Ellis patterns & books are 10% OFF during January.












That's it for me! Have a great week. :-)