The second annual Local Yarn Shop Day (sponsored by TNNA) is coming up this Saturday, April 27. This is the day we ask all of you yarnies to come out and show your yarn shop love! We have several new vendors, as well as special colorways and patterns just for the occasion, And, we’ll have …. COOKIES! (You know, those chewy thick delicious old fashioned ginger molasses cookies Sue makes for us … those cookies!)
Here’s a quick rundown of what’s new in the shop this week … any day now we are expecting our first shipment of Brew City Yarns! Located in Waukesha, Wisconsin, this mother and daughters team produces lovely colorways in yarns humanely sourced from the UK and South America. Their first ‘brewski of the month’ installment is scheduled to arrive just in time for LYSD ~ we’ve selected their YakYak sock (70/20/10 Merino/Yak/nylon blend), the colorway is a rich jewel tone blend aptly named ‘Heart Sisters’ …
Next up is Dream in Color ~ their LYS colorway is called ‘Grand Canyon’; this yarn commemorates the centennial of the Grand Canyon’s declaration as one of our most treasured National Monuments, and 10% of the proceeds from the sale of this yarn will be donated (by Dream in Color) to the maintenance and preservation of this national treasure. Also, they have paired up kits and offer a free pattern on LYSDay …. we have these in Smooshy with Cashmere. Because who doesn’t love cashmere!
Koigu … love working with this Canadian mother-daughter team ~ they sent a door prize! We selected ‘Deep South’ as our club selection this month, and it is lovely … I do believe this would make a beautiful fade combined with their ‘Vitamin D’ and ‘Ocean’ colorways! Plus, we have all the new LYS Pencil Box combos (Don’t love this collage, it’s like a storyboard of how they came up with the color combos!)
Mountain Colors is introducing their new tweed yarn, and we’ll have their LYS Appreciation kits for you to enjoy (and they’re sending us a door prize)! And we still have a good selection of their Wildberries sock (their sprinkle yarn) and Twizzlefoot!
Madelintosh is in! This is not just for LYSDay, but I did want to tell you about it. We’re pretty excited to add this label … we have started with Tosh Merino and Tosh Merino Light. These are single ply yarns (which we just love) – we have a shop model of the Goramus shawl that is lovely!
Old Soul Fibers is another new addition. Samantha is an indie dyer in Greenville, SC with a real eye for color! We have 10 colorways of her Old Soul Classic … you really need to try this one!
Knitting Fever adds a little spice to the mix … any of their pdf patterns published on their site will be FREE with your yarn purchase on Saturday! So give them a browse … knittingfever.com. They are one of the (if not the) largest yarn distributors in the country, bringing us Noro, Mirasol, Elsbeth Lavold, Juniper Moon …. really too many yarn labels to list here.
And … BinkWaffle, Laurel Burch, LePapillon bags! Private label candles from Southern Elegance (Ewe & Company, Main Street, Kingston Springs, Nashville). NumNum’s Goat Milk Soap. Solemate socks. In2Green wraps and blankets. Fair trade baskets. More things that I’m sure I’ve forgotten to mention but this is enough for now.
Also, Jan Quarles is conducting an Indigo Dye Workshop this Saturday from 9-2, pop over to our Facebook page for the details. And she is bringing some of her indigo pieces (scarves, leggings, tops) for your shopping pleasure!
We are always glad to see you, and we particularly look forward to your support this week for LYS Day (week?)! We’ll be open Wednesday through Thursday from 11-4, and Saturday from 9-3. (Saturday is cookie day, and we’ll draw for door prizes after closing … your $25 purchase any time this week automatically gets you entered!)