Tuesday, December 6, 2011

December Classes & Workshops

Please be sure to call the shop if you would like to take a class, but need it offered at a different time ~ we are always open to scheduling classes at your convenience. Also ask about special pricing for groups of four or more.

Sock Class ~ One Sock on Two Circulars, $60
Wednesdays, December 7, 14, 21, 28, 10am - 12pm
As a student in this class you will knit socks from the toe up on two circular knitting needles, one at a time. You will learn the Turkish cast-on, joining in the round, working with two circular needles, increasing, decreasing, and reading a pattern. (Intermediate Class)

Sock Class ~ Two Socks at a Time on Two Circulars, $40
Wednesdays, December 7, 14, 21, 28, 10am - 12pm
In this class you will build on the information from the One Sock on Two Circulars class as you learn to knit two socks at a time! (Intermediate Class)
Prerequisite: One Sock on Two Circulars Class

Create Your Own Knitting or Crochet Class, $20 per 2 hour lesson
This class is for anyone from the beginner who wants to learn the basics to the advanced student who would like help tackling a specific project. If you would like to schedule a one-on-one lesson let us know ~ we will be glad to schedule a lesson at your convenience.

December Knit-a-long


The Bandana Cowl has been chosen as our December knit-a-long project. This fun little cowl is full of interesting techniques and is a great way to learn and master short rows! Come by soon to sign-up and to choose your yarn ~ we have lots of beautiful yarns that would be perfect for this project!


We will meet on Tuesdays, December 6, 13, 20, and 27, 10am - 12pm.

December Sit & Stitch Schedule

7th ~ CCs in River Ranch (6pm - 8pm)
14th ~ Yarn Nook (5:30pm - 8pm)
21st ~ CCs in River Ranch (6pm - 8pm)
28th ~ Yarn Nook (5:30pm - 8pm)

Holiday Hours

Yarn Nook will be closed on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.

Show Your Team Spirit

Want to knit something special this winter to show support for your favorite sports team? We have stocked lots of great yarns this season to help you do just that. Red, purple, black, gold....we have just what you need ~ come by the shop to check it out!

New Arrivals


The shop is full of new yarns, notions, bags, books and gift items and even more new items are arriving daily. Some of the newest yarns are Plymouth's Juli, Baby Alpaca, Deaire, Baby Alpaca Grande and Knit Col as well as Berroco's Lacey Yarn.

One of our new favorite finds is pottery yarn bowls hand-crafted by local artisans. You've got to see them yourself to see just how beautiful they are ~ what a great gift for the fiber artist in your life!

Holiday Wish List

Does someone you know need a little help from Santa's elves when it comes to gift giving? Help is here! Come by Yarn Nook today to make your Christmas Wish List. We will keep your list on file at the shop and will be glad to help your friends and family choose the perfect gift when they come by to shop for you. Come by today to take advantage of this great service. Gift certificates are also available for sale in any denomination.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Mark Your Calendars!

Yarn Nook will host our annual Open House during the Oil Center Festival of Lights on Friday, December 2nd, 5pm - 8pm. We will open the front of the shop for visitors and will have refreshments and items for sale. We encourage you to knit, crochet, or spin items to be placed for sale at the shop during the festival. We will provide tags for your items the week prior to the festival (you decide on the price), and you will receive all money for the sale of your items.

This year we will host a separate Yarn Nook Christmas party that is not a part of the Festival of Lights. We will announce the date of the Christmas party in the December newsletter.

November Knit-a-long


This month we will be knitting the amazing Commuter Fingerless Mittens. These convertible mitts will keep your hands warm and your fingers free! Knit using worsted weight yarn they work up quickly and the size 4 knitting needles give the mitts a beautiful firm fabric and outstanding cable definition. Come by soon to sign-up and to choose your yarn!

We will meet on Tuesdays, November 8, 15, 22, and 29, 10am - 12pm.

The knit-a-long fee is $20 plus the cost of your supplies and includes all the help you need to complete your mitts. You many attend as many or as few of the gatherings as you would like. If you are unable to attend the scheduled knit-a-long dates, we invite you to create your own project class ~ for a fee of $20 you will receive all the help you need to complete your project at your own pace!

November Sit & Stitch

9th ~ CCs in River Ranch (6pm - 8pm)
16th ~ Yarn Nook (5:30pm - 8pm)
23rd ~ CCs in River Ranch (6pm - 8pm)
30th ~ Yarn Nook (5:30pm - 8pm)

Birthday Club

Yarn Nook's birthday club is new and improved! Drop by the shop to join our birthday club and you will receive an great coupon by email for use during your birthday month.

November Classes & Workshops

Please be sure to call the shop if you would like to take a class, but need it offered at a different time ~ we are always open to scheduling classes at your convenience. Also ask about special pricing for groups of four or more.

Sock Class ~ One Sock on Two Circulars, $60
Wednesdays, November 9, 16, 23, 30, 1pm - 3pm
As a student in this sock class you will knit socks from the toe up on two circular knitting needles, one at a time. You will learn the Turkish cast-on, joining in the round, working with two circular needles, increasing, decreasing, and reading a pattern. (Intermediate Class)

Sock Class ~ Two Socks at a Time on Two Circulars, $40
Wednesdays, November 9, 16, 23, 30, 1pm - 3pm
In this class you will build on the information from the One Sock on Two Circulars class as you learn to knit two socks at a time! (Intermediate Class)
Prerequisite: One Sock on Two Circulars Class

Create Your Own Knitting or Crochet Class, $20 per 2 hour lesson
This class is for anyone from the beginner who wants to learn the basics to the advanced student who would like help tackling a specific project. If you would like to schedule a one-on-one lesson let us know ~ we will be glad to schedule a lesson at your convenience.

Monday, October 10, 2011

The Cottage Shoppe's Fall Gathering Craft Show

The Cottage Shoppe's Fall Gathering Craft Show will be held October 29th and 30th. If you have any items to be included in our Yarn Nook booth, please bring them to the shop by noon on Friday, October 28th. We will provide tags for your items the week prior to the craft fair (you decide on the price), and you will receive all money for the sale of your items. You are also invited to come out for a Knit in Public event at our booth, so mark your calendars! Don't forget your lawn chairs and your knitting, crochet, or spinning projects!

October Knit-a-longs

In October we are celebrating the arrival of Fall with two knit-a-longs!

We will be knitting the terrific Thorpe hat on Wednesdays October 5, 12, 19 and 26, 1pm - 3pm. Please stop by the shop to see our solid color and fair isle shop samples of this fun ear-flap hat!

We will work on the beautiful Kate Middleton Shawl on Fridays October 7, 14, 21 and 28, 1pm - 3pm. In May, The Duchess of Cambridge was photographed wearing this amazing shawl ~ you too can sport your own hand-knit version this fall!

The knit-a-long fee is $20 plus the cost of your supplies and includes all the help you need to complete your hat or shawl. You many attend as many or as few of the gatherings as you would like. If you are unable to attend the scheduled knit-a-long dates, we invite you to create your own project class ~ for a fee of $20 you will receive all the help you need to complete your project at your own pace! Come by soon to sign-up and to choose your yarn!

October Sit & Stitch Schedule

We hope you can join us at Sit & Stitch this month. We continue to alternate between meeting at Yarn Nook and the CC's coffee shop in River Ranch. Come by for fiber, food, fun, and great friends!

5th ~ Yarn Nook (5:30pm - 8pm)
12th ~ CCs in River Ranch (6pm - 8pm)
19th ~ Yarn Nook (5:30pm - 8pm)
26th ~ CCs in River Ranch (6pm - 8pm)

October Sale

Our October sale is 25% off select summer yarns. Come by soon for best selection!

Yarn Nook Supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! In support of the quest for a cure, we will be donating 5% of all October sales to a local cancer charity. What a great way for you to show your support for a cure ~ enjoy a shopping trip at Yarn Nook while helping to donate to the cause!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

August Sale Items

Come in to check out our "Bargain Bin" which has been filled with pattern booklets & pamphlets that have been significantly reduced. We have also added new yarns to the sale wall!

Sadly, Cascade Yarns has gone up on the price of many of the yarns in their line. We hsve recently received many boxes of new yarn reflecting the new price increase. Because we know that many of you love Cascade yarns and use them on on a regular basis, we are offering the entire line at the original price thru the month of August ~ come by soon for best selection! (Original pricing applies to in-stock yarns only.)

Upcoming Events

Once again, Yarn Nook will have a booth at The Cottage Shoppe Craft Fair which is scheduled for October 29th and 30th. We encourage you to knit, crochet, or spin items to be place for sale in our booth. Yarn Nook will pay for the booth fee and you will receive all money for the sale of your items. We will provide tags for your items the week prior to the fair (you decide on the price). You are also invited to come out for a Knit in Public event at our booth, so mark your calendars!

The Oil Center will host its annual Festival of Lights on Friday, December 2nd. We will host our annual Open House during this event and plan to have an area of the shop setup with items for sale ~ just as mentioned above, we will have tags for you to mark your items and you will receive all money for the sale of your items.

Shop Hours & Schedules

Starting August 9th, Kim and Kitty's schedules will change a bit.
Kim will work Wednesday & Friday. Kitty will work Tuesday & Thursday.

Our shop hours will be extended beginning in September:
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 10am - 5:30pm
Friday & Saturday 10am - 4pm

August Sit & Stitch Activities

August (5pm - 8pm):
3rd ~ CCs in River Ranch
10th ~ Yarn Nook
17th ~ CCs in River Ranch
24th ~ Yarn Nook
31st ~ CCs in River Ranch

At Sit & Stitch on August 24th, we are offering a special treat to anyone who is interested. Fellow Yarn Nooker, ChrisAnne, will hypnotize us to enhance our Creativity. How fun will that be! ChrisAnne came to our Sit & Stitch last October from the Denver area. She worked for many years there as a counselor and social worker. There will be no fee for the short session and you may definitely choose not to participate. ChrisAnne promises not to make any of us act like farm animals while we are hypnotized!

Happy Birthday Elizabeth Zimmermann!! (Giveaways & Knit-a-long)

This month we honor the birthday of revolutionary knitter, Elizabeth Zimmermann (August 9, 1910 - November 30, 1999). Also known as EZ, she is one of the most well-known and influential knitters ever. Her most popular patterns include the Baby Surprise Jacket, the
Pi Shawl, and the February Baby Sweater.
EZ's books are wonderful and full of patterns and her musings about knitting as well as photos of herself and her family. To celebrate her birthday we will have drawings throughout the month to give away copies of her books. Come by the shop to signup for the drawings and to check out EZ's terrific books!

We are happy to announce our August knit-a-long ~ the terrific, amazing and of course, surprising "Baby Surprise Jacket" by Elizabeth Zimmermann. If you are looking for a fun and interesting knit this summer, this one is definitely for you! The
knit-a-long fee is $20 plus the cost of your supplies and includes all the help you need to complete this amazing baby sweater. We will meet on Thursdays, 12pm - 2pm beginning Thursday, August 11th. If you are unable to attend the knit-a-long on Thursdays, we invite you to create your own project class ~ for a fee of $20 you will receive all the help you need to complete the sweater at your own pace!
Come by soon to sign-up and to choose your yarn!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

New Items

Beautiful new yarns are arriving all the time including: Manos Silk Blend, Manos Serena (with new Manos patterns ); from Tahki Stacey Charles ~ Cotton Tweed, Natural Earth Cotton, & Misty; and also Sari Ribbon yarn.

New to our abundant and ever-growing notions stash: Dumplings stitch markers, puppy snips, and new project bags.

July Sale!

25% off all regular price in stock Berocco yarn and patterns.

So that you can knit even if the power goes out, we are offering 25% off all Knit Lite needles in stock ~ the needles tips light up so that you can knit in the dark!

July Classes & Workshops

Call or stop by the shop to sign-up for classes.

Any of the classes listed below can be scheduled at your convenience ~ for you or a group of your friends. Call the shop for special pricing for groups of four or more.

Bead & Wire Jewelry Class, $20 + supply fee
Saturday, July 9, 10am - 12pm
During this class, Devy Missner of Fun Lady Jewelry & Fashion will teach you to create an amazing wire and bead ring. Class fee is $20 plus a supply fee of $10 to $12 (depending on the beads you choose). Please call or come by the shop soon to sign-up ~ class size is limited!

Baby Booties Class, $20
Saturday, July 9, 1pm - 3pm
Learn to knit a beautiful pair of baby booties in this fun and technique packed class!

Embellish Your Knitting Class, $20 (one-time two hour class)
Wednesday, July 20 OR Saturday, July 30, 1pm - 3pm
Learn how to add edgings, flowers, etc. to your knitting projects.

Sock Class ~ One Sock on Two Circulars, $60
Wednesdays, July 6, 13, 20, 27 1pm - 3pm
As a student in this sock class you will knit socks from the toe up on two circular knitting needles, one at a time. You will learn the Turkish cast-on, joining in the round, working with two circular needles, increasing, decreasing, and reading a pattern. (Intermediate Class)

Sock Class ~ Two Socks at a Time on Two Circulars, $40
Wednesdays, July 6, 13, 20, 27 1pm - 3pm
In this class you will build on the information from the One Sock on Two Circulars class as you learn to knit two socks at a time! (Intermediate Class)
Prerequisite: One Sock on Two Circulars Class

Project Class, $20 per session
Join us to work on a project that you have always wanted to make but are hesitant to attempt on your own. Call to schedule at your convenience.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Thank you and Congrats Jacqueline!

Suzette's daughter, Jacqueline, had some time on her hands last week after receiving the news that she had passed her exams and is now officially an RN!!! Congratulations Jacqueline!

So with this little break between school and beginning a nursing job she found the time to bake us the cutest cupcakes. She arrived at last Wednesday's Sit & Stitch with these:

Thanks and congrats again, Jacqueline. We are all very proud of you and very appreciative of your thoughtfulness!!

Friday, February 4, 2011

New Items in Stock!!

Yarn Nook has has never before been so well stocked with yarn, needles, notions, books, bags and novelties ~ new items continue to arrive daily! Below you will find a partial list of the new goodies. Come by to check them out for yourself and don't forget to send your special someone in so we can help them find you a perfect Valentine gift! (Don't forget to sign-up for a Wishlist!)

Annie Adams buttons, keychains, scarf pins and necklaces

Della Q project bags

Pagewood Farms BFL roving ~ beautiful spinning fiber!

Universal yarns including Papier (paper, nylon), Flax (100% linen), Wisdom Sock (superwash wool), Fibranatura "Mermaid" (cotton, wool, silk, and seacell), Fibranatura "Sea Song" (cotton and seacell), Cotton Supreme "batik" (100% cotton), and Fibranatura "Exquisite Bamboo" (bamboo & superwash wool)

Cascade yarns including Kid Seta (mohair, silk & wool), Heritage SIlk (superwash wool & mulberry silk), and 128 Superwash (superwash merino)

Pagewood Farms Handyed Superwash Merino sock yarn

Rozetti Magnolia Yarn ~ this one works up into a beautiful "Mardi Gras" scarf

February Sale

February Sale: Mention this blog post and get 25% off anything red or pink, excluding books. Also, Clover needles are 25% off and Susan Bates Circular needles are 50% off!

We continue to add yarn weekly to the 50% off wall in the shop and have added a new section for 25% off yarn. Both sections are stocked with great bargains!
Note: All reduced yarns are sold as is ~ no returns or rolling.

February Classes & Workshops

Call or stop by the shop to sign-up for classes.

Any of the classes listed below can be scheduled at your convenience ~ for you or a group of your friends. Call the shop for special pricing for groups of four or more.

M. K. Carol Crochet Scarf Class
Tuesdays & Wednesdays
This crocheted scarf is a beautiful piece that will be a terrific accent your wardrobe all year long! If you are interested in crochet this is the class for you. Please call the shop to schedule a class at your convenience.

Sock Class ~ One Sock on Two Circulars, $60

Wednesdays, February 9, 16, 23, 1pm - 3pm
As a student in this sock class you will knit socks from the toe up on two circular knitting needles, one at a time. You will learn the Turkish cast-on, joining in the round, working with two circular needles, increasing, decreasing, and reading a pattern. (Intermediate Class)

Sock Class ~ Two Socks at a Time on Two Circulars, $40
Wednesdays, February 9, 16, 23, 1pm - 3pm
In this class you will build on the information from the One Sock on Two Circulars class as you learn to knit two socks at a time! (Intermediate Class)
Prerequisite: One Sock on Two Circulars Class

All the Rage - Berroco Kirra Knit Jacket, $40
Schedule at your convenience
Learn to make this stylish and flattering sweater/jacket. Class fee is for the total project from start to finish. Come by the shop to sign up and pick out your yarn.

Project Class, $20 per session
Join us to work on a project that you have always wanted to make but are hesitant to attempt on your own. Call to schedule at your convenience.

Our plans to offer a spinning class are ongoing. We hope to receive the necessary supplies very soon so we can schedule a date for the class. As soon as a date is set, we will let you know!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

January Sale

20% off of Southwest Trading Company's Karaoke yarn~ a beautiful and versitile 50% soy silk, 50% wool blend. (Note: sale includes solids only)

Don't forget the great deal that began in December ~ bring in your December receipts and you will get $5 off coupons for every $50 you spent. Coupons must be redeemed by January 31, 2011.

Shop Hours

Tuesday and Wednesday shop hours have changed slightly. Here is a complete list of the shop hours:
Tuesday & Thursday: 10am - 5pm
Wednesday: 10am - 8pm (with Sit & Stitch 6pm - 8pm)
Friday & Saturday: 10am - 4pm

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

Once again the Yarn Nook will be participating in the Susan G. Komen Race for for the Cure in March. We hope to have a large group walking with our Yarn Nook team and will be sending out more information to let you know how to register when we get our team setup online. Click here for more information on this terrific race which takes place at Girard Park ~ just a block from the shop!

January Classes & Workshops

Call or stop by the shop to sign-up for classes.

Any of the classes listed below can be scheduled at your convenience ~ for you or a group of your friends. Call the shop for special pricing for groups of four or more.

M. K. Carol Crochet Scarf Class
Tuesdays & Wednesdays in January
This crocheted scarf is a beautiful piece that will be a terrific accent your wardrobe all year long! If you are interested in crochet this is the class for you. Please call the shop to schedule a class at your convenience.

Sock Class ~ One Sock on Two Circulars, $60
Wednesdays, January 12, 19, 26, 1pm - 3pm
As a student in this sock class you will knit socks from the toe up on two circular knitting needles, one at a time. You will learn the Turkish cast-on, joining in the round, working with two circular needles, increasing, decreasing, and reading a pattern. (Intermediate Class)

Sock Class ~ Two Socks at a Time on Two Circulars, $40
Wednesdays, January 12, 19, 26, 1pm - 3pm
In this class you will build on the information from the One Sock on Two Circulars class as you learn to knit two socks at a time! (Intermediate Class)
Prerequisite: One Sock on Two Circulars Class

All the Rage - Berroco Kirra Knit Jacket, $40
Learn to make this stylish and flattering sweater/jacket. Class fee is for the total project from start to finish. Come by the shop to sign up and pick out your yarn. Sign up by Friday, January 14th ~ yarn will be ordered soon and classes will be scheduled, at your convenience, to begin when the yarn arrives.

Project Class, $20 per session
Join us to work on a project that you have always wanted to make but are hesitant to attempt on your own. Call to schedule at your convenience.