Friday, June 27, 2014


24hr FABULOUS FRIDAY SPECIAL!!

30% off ALL Lorna's Laces Yarns
Put FBLL30 in your subject line, and we will reduce your total before doing the final charge to your card. OR stop in the store and see the colors up close and personal!Limited to stock on hand!Don't Wait!! All eleven lines we have on hand are on this limited special!

http://www.yarn-store.com/lornas-laces-yarn.html
Sale ends Saturday at midnight!

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Breathtaking!

Breathtaking! Need I say more??

ok...I will. This is Laura's project. She's doing the Hatchling Dragon Shawl using Schoppel Zauberball.
Yarn: http://www.yarn-store.com/schoppel-zauberball-sock-yarn.html
Pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/hatchling-dragon-shawl

If you like, please share!


http://www.yarn-store.com/universal-classic-shades-yarn.html
Classic Shades is a soft-to-the touch acrylic/wool roving style yarn featuring a stunning selection of colors which shade easily, one to the next. With a sheen similar to silk, finished garments in Universal's Classic Shades take on a painterly quality perfect for sweaters and winter accessories --- plus, this worsted weight yarn is machine washable!


Isn't this beautiful!! Shawls are usually all lace, but this one is all soft cables! Amay-Zing!
Sara switched from a sock weight to a slightly heavier, yet very silky cotton bamboo blend! Love it!
Yarn that Sara used is:
http://www.yarn-store.com/universal-bamboo-pop.html
and pattern is Shifting Sands by Karen Gilbank.
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/shifting-sands

Do you know a young couple who has a new home this year? Did the dog shred your tree skirt last season?






Friday, May 16, 2014

We’ve got another AMAZING Fabulous Friday Special.

We’ve got another AMAZING Fabulous Friday Special. 
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31% off our sock yarns! 
Here is a list of our sock yarns. 
http://www.yarn-store.com/yarn-store-sock-central.html 
BE SURE: 
to put fb31 in the comment line during checkout and we will apply the discount to your order before we do the final process on your credit card. 
SHARE with your friends on your blog, send us that link, and we will also tuck in a little gift in your order. 
Your shares need to be visible, so I can see that you shared. 
FINE PRINT:! 
Limited to stock on hand.
Ends Saturday Evening 5/17/14

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!