Monday, August 2, 2010
We've been going all over town with our Knit Nights and now we're coming home. Sunday, August 29, we are going to celebrate Artistic Framers 20th anniversary. We've been neighbors with them for 13 years and it's time to throw a party together. We're putting up the tents, setting up the tables and BBQ and inviting the whole family to come out and enjoy one of the last days of summer. Bring your projects, too, and enjoy a few good laughs as we help each other get through these interesting times.
We are hosting two benefits during this event.
First we are doing a school supply drive for the foster children at TreeHouseforKids.Org.
Now more than ever these children need a helping hand.
Then we've invited the folks from the National Bone Marrow Organization. They will be available to screen people for the Be The Match Registry. Currently the only hope for survival for Leukemia patients is a bone marrow match. Marrow.Org has more information.
Hopefully the weather will be great and we'll fill the tents with community starting at 5 pm.
Saturday, July 10, 2010
August 5 is the date and we are getting ready for more striking fun with our needles and crochet hooks. Tickets are now available at Seattle Yarn--$15 each and we'll throw in a free punch on your yarn card for every ticket purchased.
Debbie Bliss will be there to throw out the first ball and Bobble heads will be given out until they run out.
Here's a picture from last year with Lia, Ruth and Sue. What can I say, we gotta lotta balls.
Friday, July 2, 2010
This is the big one--come early and enjoy great bargains, great laughs and lots of yarn. We set up the tent every year but this year we are coordinating with the rest of the street fair merchants in West Seattle even if we aren't in the Junction proper.
Our sale starts on Thursday, July 8, from 10-8 and runs from 10-5 Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Everything will be at least 10% off with great big discounts for end of season, discontinued and unloved yarn. This year we are also offering samples at great prices so you can get some early gift shopping started.
Apparently our weather was really good last August so let's pray for good weather for all of West Seattle during this summer festival.
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
If you've been to the shop you've probably met Murphy and Sammy, Marguerite's well-behaved dogs.
Now they've been selected for the "Pet of the Week" column in the West Seattle Herald!
Read the whole article here. And stop by Seattle Yarn to meet the famous duo!
Posted by JM at 11:38 AM
Friday, April 16, 2010
Begin the week with Monday night knitting, crafting, or just socializing with Seattle Yarn at wonderfully delicious Endolyne Joe's.
This place has great food and drinks so come enjoy a carefree evening starting at 6:30.
As always, we’ll donate some yarn goodies and give you an opportunity to contribute to a good cause.
Hope to see you there!
Posted by JM at 11:10 AM
Friday, March 5, 2010
One of the great things that happens at the Sewing Expo is the minutes of down time we have between the waves of people. So we create quick projects that require no brain power--like this great little number.
One skein of Galaxy
Size 17 needles and a yarn needle.
Cast on 25 stitches. Knit each row. When you have about 18 inches of yarn left, thread the yarn needle with the end of the yarn, fold the cast on side of the work with one twist and sew the yarn through the end of the cast on edge, then through the first loop on the knitting needle. Slide this loop off of the needle and sew it to the cast on side. Repeat these steps to create a nice loose scarf that will add a touch of color to your life.
We've been doing this for ten years. It's a lot of work, but it really shakes out the cobwebs and gets creative juices flowing. This year we invited Snooterdoots and Woolpets to play with us. It was great fun. I also taught a class on The Perfect Button Bracelet. The ladies had a great time here are a few pictures from Puyallup.
We had a great time--about 30 people appeared throughout the evening. A little wine, a little coffee, a few snacks, lots of conversation, a prize filled drawing --- who could ask for more. And of course, knitting--now that's perfection.
We're planning another outing, and we're expanding our ideas of what a great outing will be. I'm thinking that we need to do a dance venue so we can get our juices flowing for better crafting. What do you think?
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Join us for our second Knit Night at C&P Coffee!
Work on your projects, meet new people and enjoy C&P’s famous coffee and wine.
We’ll supply snacks, hat patterns, and give you a chance to donate to Northwest Hope & Healing.
The first Knit Night was great so this should be even better since practice makes perfect.
Friday, February 19, 6:30-9 pm, at 5630 California SW.
RSVP so we can prepare enough goodies to: Ruth@seattleyarn.com
Posted by JM at 9:54 PM