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.
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!


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. :-)


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"
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

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.

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

  • 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.


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