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!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

New, New, New!!!

Boxes and boxes of new goodies are pouring in the door at Yarn Cravin' so this post is full of photos to show a just a few.
The BIG game is coming up. Show your team spirit in style with one of these kits.
These Alchemy Wool and Straw combos came in. People are using them to knit the Waterfall Scarf (Ravelry link). The shop should have a sample soon, and the shop does have the pattern.


More Crazy came in!


We now have Boboli Lace. (Pssst! It is hiding, but there is regular Boboli too!)


Marmot is deliciously soft and fluffy. It is also great for anyone with sensitivity to wool or other animal fibers.

Noro Cashmere/Silk blend. Soft Noro, fiber friends!


Holiday Yarns sock yarns are back!



Bacon!!!! (Get it while it's hot.)

New Hadaki bags are in stock. These wipe clean with a damp cloth.


Miss those giant hanks of Mushishi? They're back!


Love yarn that stripes? Check out Gina, from Plymouth.


Gina looks very much like another striping yarn, but is nicer in some ways that you will quickly notice.

Shepherd's Wool DK is here.


The cold days will soon be upon us, and Winter is a great time to take a class.  Avoid the tendency toward hibernation!  Watch the website for the Winter schedule, or check to see if any of the current classes still have openings. Email is a great way to receive the newsletter. Sign up at the shop.  Remember, now that Labor Day has passed, the shop is open on Mondays.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

It's Time

Have you noticed? Even though the days are still warm, the daylight hours are a getting a bit shorter. The mornings are a bit cooler. There are some changes going on in your neighborhood, signalling that it's time, fiber friends.  These kinds of changes:


It's time for wool. It's time to get ready for sweaters and hand knit socks. It's time to get ready to knit by the fire and spend Tuesday and Thursday nights at Yarn Cravin' with your friends. It's time to prepare for holiday gift-giving. It's almost mitten, hat and scarf weather.

As always, Yarn Cravin' has just what you need - from your old favorites to some new and exciting finds! Look at these jewelry kits - make a bracelet or necklace for yourself or a friend.


Stocking kits in multiple styles are in stock at the shop right now.


There are kits to make a shawl designed by Stephen West and also kits to knit the Tulip Baby Sweater. The kits are a great gift for a knitter or are great to knit yourself!


Have you seen the super soft Caribou yarn in the shop and wondered what to do with it? Try your hand at making a soft, cuddly toy for someone. Toys aren't just for kids!


Do you know someone who eats and sleeps knitting? How about a night shirt or t-shirt? There are also crochet-themed shirts.

Sheepy mugs are always a big hit. Popular with knitters and spinner and fiber artists of all kinds, these sell out quickly.
Dream In Color Yarns are available at Yarn Cravin' now.

A fabulous selection of sock yarns is always available, but these are new, including Lorna's Laces and some other self-striping yarns. One of those Sheepshanks skeins came home in my knitting bag.


Classes continue to be available from beginning knitting to more advanced levels. Check for class schedules and other information. We have added 2 FREE Mitered Square Classes that are not listed. Please call or stop by to reserve your spot and get a supply list. Wed. Sept. 11; 2-4 or Thurs. Sept. 19; 6-8

          Dale Ann teaching a Saturday morning sock class

Taking a class is a great way to improve your skills, step out of your comfort zone and also to meet other fiber enthusiasts.

Stop by, look around, browse the books and patterns, or just bring your knitting/crocheting/spinning and sit for a while.  See what's new, get inspired.

This is the Aranami Shawl from Ravelry, made by Dale Ann. See? Get inspired.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

It's Time For SUMMER CAMP 2013!

Remember when you were a little younger than you are now, and you went off to summer camp?  There were great friends and fun activities just for you, and at the end of it all you had some pretty neat things to take home to give to your family and friends, or keep for yourself... Remember?  If you never went to summer camp, here is your chance to find out about the fun.

This summer, Yarn Cravin' is having Summer Camp for you!  Each week there are new workshops for you to participate in as you desire, and the cost of each workshop is only $5!  There are both knitting and crochet workshops.  You provide your materials, and in a few cases, there may be an additional pattern cost ($2-3).

Here are photos of what you can make this summer!  Please stop by Yarn Cravin' to sign up and pay for your summer fun soon.




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There are plenty of new goodies at Yarn Cravin' as well. New yarns, new notions, new bags... Need some new stitch markers or a tape measure? These have a way of disappearing. Buy a few to put into your swap packages!



There is some gorgeous, new Araucania yarn...


And lovely Lantern Moon bags for your projects. One can never have too many bags! DSC_0994

If you want to make your own bag, this little Noni kit for making a felted, Lipstick & Change purse might be just for you!

Mark your calendars now, Fiber Friends, for this upcoming event:


Yarn Cravin' will be the Northern-most shop on the Yarn Crawl. There are currently 10 shops committed to this event. Each shop will have one project for crafters. There are projects for crochet enthusiasts, as well!

Reminders: Yarn Cravin' is closed on Mondays from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
The Porch is open for knitting! Tuesday and Thursday nights are late nights.
June 8 and June 15 we are celebrating World Wide Knit in Public (WWKIP)Day. Bring a lawn chair and knit with us!
Be sure to check out the website for class and Summer Camp info. Yarn Cravin'