Thursday, July 17, 2014

Summertime and The Living is Awesome!

It's mid-summer and the weather is absolutely gorgeous! What better time to start thinking about Christmas/Holiday knitting? Yarn Cravin' is just starting a big summer sale that you won't want to miss! It is set up in the library/class area and you won't believe all the goodies!  Dale and Bobbie have to make room for new yarns.

*Now through July 26, all sale yarns are 25% off. Pay with cash or check and receive and additional 5% off! 

*July 29 - August 2, all sale yarns are 35% off!

*August 5 - August 9, all sale yarns are 45% off!

*All sale books are 40% off! There's a great selection of sale books - everything that is still on the library shelves in the front room! There are great pattern books, too.

NOTE: The I-75 Yarn Crawl is coming up Yarn Crawl info and this sale will be going on then. Shop early for the best selection, as Yarn Cravin' is a stop on the Crawl tour!

Want a peek?




 And all of these books!


Last month we celebrated WWKIP Day.  There are photos of many of you enjoying the beautiful weather and community fun.  And Sandy finished her Space Invaders Socks!






Stop in soon to take advantage of this amazing sale.  Bobbie has some of her project bags marked down, as well.  Those are going fast!

As always, the helpers at Yarn Cravin' are there to assist you with questions, pattern support and ideas. Bring your knitting and enjoy the shade of the porch.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

It's May! Get Ready for Summer Camp!

Happy Spring!

It's finally looking like spring with everything starting to bloom, finally.

Here's important news about Summer Camp 2014 at Yarn Cravin' - we big kids need summer camp, too!

Tuesday, May 13 - 6:00 - 8:00 PM - Summer Camp sign ups. The cost is $25 for the whole summer and and you may choose as many projects as you wish with this fee. BONUS - all yarns for Summer Camp that are purchased this evening are eligible for a special discount. There will be dinner, and participants should have already RSVP'd.

Thursday, May 15 is Throwback Thursday (TBT) from 6:00 to 8:00. Bring in unfinished projects (UFO's) from last summer's camp to receive help with completion. Snacks provided, and plenty of fun. Cost: $10.

Tuesday, May 20 and 27 FREE sock yarn Mitered Square class from 6:00 - 8:00. Bring some sock yarn and size 2 needles. Be sure to let the shop know you plan to attend. Wait until you see what can be made with mitered squares! Jill Bigelow Suttell was recently at Yarn Cravin' to do a book signing for her book "A Knitter's Gallery of Mitered Squares." Check out the shop for her beautiful book!


Thursday, May 22 Wine and Yarn Tasting. 6:00-8:00 Come and enjoy snacks, beverages, and get to sample some new yarns by actually knitting with them! Bring a few different needle sizes and $10. Special discounts on the featured yarns that evening. Thursday, May 29 Ice cream sundaes and knitting! 6:00-8:00 with a door prize drawing at 7:00. You must be present to win. Cost $10

June 3 - August 30 is Summer Camp! Here are some of the projects we will be making:
Snuggle bunny/blankie and ruffled scarf
Adorable knitted tape measure covers. Look at that pie!

Knitted wine bottle cozy and cupcake pin cushion

Wine glass charms with beads

Knitted cowl, watermelon dishcloth and pot holder, and flower cloth

Knitted lip balm holder key chain

Crochet key chains and bracelet

Knitted and crocheted drink coasters

Knitted and crocheted market bags

Crochet a beach bag

There's so much fun to be had, and project for every skill level.  It's Summer Camp!  Challenge yourself to learn something new.  There will be help and support for every project.

REMINDER!  In June we celebrate WWKIP Day (World Wide Knit In Public).  There will be fun activities and an indie dyer selling her yarns.  

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Porch Party Time!

Yes, Fiber Friends, the porch at Yarn Cravin' is once again open for your knitting pleasure. The furniture has been rescued from the basement, dusted off, and is ready to go!

If you haven't yet made note of the event, there's a book signing at Yarn Cravin' on Thursday, April 24 starting at 6:00 PM.  Jill Bigelow Suttell will be signing copies of her book, A Knitter's Gallery of Mitered Squares.  So many patrons of Yarn Cravin' have mitered square blankets in progress.  See what else can be made with mitered squares!  Come and meet Jill and have your book signed.

Have a project that's not quite finished?  Yarn Cravin' has the supplies you need to finish off that project beautifully.  There's a large selection of buttons from which to choose, as well.

Stop in soon and see what's new!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

So Long, Winter... Hello SPRING!

By now, most of the people in this area have professed a loathing for snow and are desperately wishing for warmer, sunny days.
Have you found yourself making this face with each new snowfall?

Tired of this?

 Are you dreaming of this?


There's hope, Fiber Friends! Spring arrives this Thursday. Spring has already arrived at Yarn Cravin'! Boxes upon boxes of new yarns and goodies for Spring/Summer knitting and crocheting have been pouring into the shop. (Poor UPS guy!) Exciting new cottons, cotton blends and amazing, happy colors are being unpacked daily. Here's a sample for you to feast your eyes upon.

This is Cascade Pima Ultra

Brand new is Sunseeker, by Cascasde.  237 yards in each, and the colors mix and match.  There are multis and solids to mix as you desire.  Great yarn for a summer shawl or light scarf, Fiber Friends!

See the glitter?  Yarn with bling!!

Pima Ultra comes in solids and multis.  It's a dream to knit with.

More gorgeous Pima.

If you were once a fan of chenille-type yarns, you're in luck!  Plucious by Cascade is decadently soft.  Baby items, hats and blankets are some ideas for this yarn.

As always, there is a plethora of sock yarn just waiting on you to ply your needle and turn it into something amazing. Opal "Smile" is brand new.


 Notions, treats, mugs, yarn bowls, and yarns special to Yarn Cravin' are available.

Co-owner Bobbie makes great project bags to protect your knitting while out and about. These are cash or check only.

 Lately there seems to be an abundance of babies for "Gramma" Dale to hold and love. (This is Mary Nicholas' little boy.)

 As always, the helpers at Yarn Cravin' are happy and to answer questions and help you find the perfect yarn for your project. Check the website for class schedule and upcoming events. March 29 is Market Day at the Bowling Green Fairgrounds. Great vendors of yarn, books, knitting notions, spinning wheels, weaving looms and more will be there! Mark it on your calendar now. Support individual shops and indie dyers.

Now is the time to start your spring/summer crafting so that your items will be ready for the warm weather. It's coming. Really.  In the meantime, try to enjoy the beauty of a winter season that will not repeat for again for 20 years.

See you soon!