Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Late Winter 2014 Newletter is out!

Late Winter 2014 Newletter is out! Read it here!

18 Yarn Stores kicked off the 2014 Rose City Yarn Crawl in January with a Mystery Knit Along and a Mystery Crochet Along. I joined in and it was fabulous! These patterns will be available for purchase after February 21!
Crochet Wrap

Watch here for the Crochet Pattern

I used Cascade's Heritage Silk. 1 hank each of Pastel Mix #9805 and Strawberry Cream #5648.
Cascade Heritage Silk is on $15.60 for soids and $18 for multis. An excellent price for a merino silk blend!
Rosaria Shawl

Watch here for the Rosaria Shawl.

I used Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock. 1 hank each of Avondale and Old Rose. This scrumptious yarn is hand dyed here in the U.S. A company that was founded and fully owned by fiber enthusiasts.
We've met every month and we are really excited this year! 18 amazing yarn stores joined together to bring knitters and crocheters this exciting event! See More Here!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Cascade 220 SW  Yarn Free Kids Sweater Pattern


Look Closer! Isn't this the perfectly simply go-to sweater for kids? Boys or girls!!

The pattern is free.....just add yarn!

Yarn: Cascades 220 Superwash Wool Yarn
Pattern: Cascade's Charlie Sweater by Tanis Grey.


Credit Card Chargebacks hurt businesses

It's interesting to look at how far we've come in methods to pay our bills. From only paying cash, to opening checking accounts, then onto credit cards and now automatic online payments. While some of these changes have made some things very convenient for some, for others the learning curve has been frustrating. These days, in light of all the credit card fraud, it is even now more important to be able to log onto your credit card accounts and credit history to protect the good rating we've worked so hard for.

I would like to share something many people don't know. Credit card companies assure us we will not incur any fraudulant charges on our credit cards. They are very reassuring about this. "We will take care of this" is their response. And we go to bed at night thinking the credit card company is taking care of us. But, do you know that that fruadulent charges are not absorbed by the credit card companies? It is the business that accepted the credit card that takes the loss. The credit card company turns around and takes it back from the company, who in good faith, accepted the credit card.

There are 3 key elements we, as businesses who accept cards, check before we process internet orders. The street, zip and security code must all give us a "Y" (Yes)match to what the credit card company has on file. If it gives us back a "N", it is up to us to decide whether we want to ship product. But even if it is a positive match, there is no guarantee that the credit card company can't charge it back 3 months later.

And if someone walks into a business, there is no way to confirm that card is good at all, unless id is checked.

The point of my commentary? I want all card holders to know who is really taking the loss when credit card accounts are used fraudlently.

Friday, January 17, 2014

The Rose City Mystery Crochet-a-Long began this week, with the 1st clue being released Wednesday morning.  And they are off and running!!!  It's not to late to catch up!  Order your pattern at Rose City Yarn Crawl Ravelry page.
Our project is out of Cascade Heritage Silk.  If a mystery crochet-a-long isn't to your liking, here is a free pattern for you to do at your leisure!

A delicate and elegant scarf knit of fingering weight with a mulberry silk, merino wool blend. Very rich! Free pattern !
Orange Crush Shawl --- or any color you like!  I'd go with ruby red!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Lorna's Laces Heaven Yarn Sale!!

OMG! You won't find sales like this!!

Angelika's Yarn Store is going to offer weekly specials.

Nearly 1/2 off full lines.

For the week ending 1/21/14, Lorna's Laces Heaven is our featured yarn. 975 yards of scrumptious luscious mohair for only $35.50!!!


Buy now, because next week it ends!

For another 24 hrs we will keep Lorna's Laces Yarns Lion and Lamb. on sale....
Don't wait, the good colors will not last!

A stunning yarn that knits to a soft worsted weight.
205 yds per hank. 50% silk 50% Wool. 4.5 sts per inch on US#8
The Knitty, an online knitting magazine has a beautiful Lion and Lamp shawl ( http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall04/PATTclapotis.html ).
Lorna's Laces Lion & Lamb is a luscious hand dyed yarn. You MUST try them at least once! Guaranteed you will love it!

Friday, January 10, 2014

Rose City Mystery Crochet and/or Knit a Long.

Mystery Knit- and Crochet-Along
Attention all knitters, crocheters, Portland, Oregon yarn fans, folks coming to the 2014 Rose City Yarn Crawl, and anyone who likes a good mystery-along!
We are excited to announce that, as a part of the 2014 Rose City Yarn Crawl, there will be both a Mystery Knit-along AND a Mystery Crochet-along. We’ve teamed up with two fabulous local designers, Michele Bernstein the knitter and Laurinda Reddig the crocheter, and we couldn’t be happier with what they’ve come up with for us. Two very different and very Portland designs.
The patterns are being sold through Ravelry, but even if you're not a member, you can purchase them and get updates. If you're not a member, you may want to consider joining – it's a fantastic resource for all crafty folk.
This are the colors we are going to do ours in. These hanks of Cascade Heritage Silk in Strawberry Creme and Pastel Mix. We love this silky yarn, and its sweet price!!  We will be using this one for the Crochet.  For the Knit Along, we are using  Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock in Old Rose and Avalon.
We will have two small Mystery Knit/Crochet a long groups at our classroom table. Thursday at 11:30 until ? for downtown worker-bees wishing to take a lunch hour here.
And on Saturday from 11:00-5:00 for those who wish to enjoy ending the day with us.
Angelika’s is located at 1975 SW 1st Ave (Portland Center Plaza)…cross streets are SW Lincoln & SW Harrison.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

OMG! You won't find sales like this!!

OMG! You won't find sales like this!!

Angelika's Yarn Store is going to offer weekly specials. 

Nearly 1/2 off full lines. 

Buy now, because next week it ends! 
This week it is Lorna's Laces Yarns Lion and Lamb. 
Don't wait, the good colors will not last!


A stunning yarn that knits to a soft worsted weight. 

205 yds per hank. 50% silk 50% Wool. 4.5 sts per inch on US#8

The Knitty, an online knitting magazine has a beautiful Lion and Lamp shawl (http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall04/PATTclapotis.html ). 

Lorna's Laces Lion & Lamb is a luscious hand dyed yarn. You MUST try them at least once! Guaranteed you will love it!