Knit, Nibble and Sip (and a little break)!

We’re hoping to see you Saturday, June 19 for Knit, Nibble & Sip! Yes, its time for another Knit, Nibble, and Sip gathering! This one can be partly indoors and partly outdoors, so bring your tailgating chairs etc. in case the day is so nice you’d enjoy being outside. We have access to overflow space just in case the weather is bad and/or the crowd is too large (who am I kidding–there’s no such thing in retail!) I’m looking forward to it!!

We’re going to be closed Wednesday June 9 through Monday June 14–taking a little break for some family stuff! See you the 15th!

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Holiday and inventory closures

We’ll be closed for Christmas December 23-25. We’ll be open December 26 (Saturday) and 27 (Sunday) from 12-4.

We’ll be closed for inventory Monday December 28 through Friday January 1, reopening Saturday January 2.

See you soon!

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Pemberton Pullover KAL

Time to choose YOUR color! Choosing one won’t be easy, because there are many and all of them are great colors! Come in and check out the available colors in this wonderful yarn.

If we need to special order one for you it will need to be soon, as the KAL begins January 11, so visit us tomorrow, December 22, December 26-27, or January 2-3 (we’re open 12-4 each of those days) so we can get your yarn in time for the beginning of the KAL. Or check out the colors on Blue Sky’s website and give us a call to place your order. A download code to get the pattern free is included with your purchase.

We’ll be closed for Christmas December 23-25, and for inventory December 28-Jan. 1. We wish all of our wonderful customers a joyous, safe, and peaceful Christmas and a happy New Year!

Stay safe and healthy!

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Happy Thanksgiving from Old Village Yarn Shop

We’ll be celebrating the holiday Wednesday-Friday (Nov. 25-27) so we’ll be closed then, but hoping to see you Small Business Saturday. We’ll be back to work refreshed after our little 3 day break!

Our friends at Blue Sky Fibers are providing us with a free pattern code to give out with every Blue Sky Fibers purchase, good through Monday November 30th on Ravelry or the Blue Sky Fibers website.

Have a grateful, delicious, and most importantly SAFE Thanksgiving. We’re thankful to have such great customers!

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LYS Appreciation Day and Berroco

As promised, here are the details from Berroco! This dropship offer from Berroco is good only through September 13, so don’t miss out! We have two of the yarns in-stock so you can see them in person and either purchase immediately from us or (if we run out of a color or you need more than we have) we can have them shipped directly to your door.

See you soon, and please stay safe and healthy.

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LYS day, Labor Day, and a temporary schedule change

Happy Labor Day! And we’re celebrating LYS day all week! Different open days this week, and finally another tailgate Knit, Nibble, & Sip!

First, I wish you all a happy and safely distanced Labor Day. I’m taking that day off so we’ll be closed on Monday.

The annual LYS day, rescheduled from April, takes place this Saturday, September 12. We’ve decided to celebrate all week! Blue Sky Fibers is offering a code for a free pattern with any Blue Sky Fibers purchase (the code is good 9/11/20-9/13/20 only) and Berroco has something great on offer, but info on that will have to wait a couple of days! My grab bags were such a success that for this week, for every $30 you spend on regular-priced yarn you can choose a grab bag (valued at at least $30) for free.

Our schedule will be slightly different this week. We’ll be closed Monday, open Tuesday 12-4, closed Wednesday and Thursday, then open 12-4 Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Our first tailgate Knit, Nibble and Sip was so much fun that we’re repeating it this Saturday to coincide with LYS day. The event will take place in our parking lot beginning at 3 pm and last until everyone has had a chance to cycle through the shop (in groups of up to 5) at least once to see all our new goodies. Berroco’s new fall yarns are all here and some glorious new sock yarn from Schoppel has arrived.

You will need to bring your own sips and nibbles, and don’t forget a chair, a side table… whatever you need for comfortable crafting in a tailgate situation! And I probably don’t need to remind you to maintain social distancing (even outdoors), to wear a mask when approaching someone to admire their work, and to sanitize your hands before touching other peoples’ knitting and/or crocheting.

See you soon!

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A Little Bit Open

We are now able to allow customers to shop in person, by appointment only! Hurray! It will be great to see your faces (masked, of course, and at an appropriate social distance) in the flesh as opposed to the various screens we’ve all been using.

We will be taking abundant precautions: masks will be mandatory, surfaces will be frequently sanitized, only a very few people (pre-arranged) will be allowed in at a time, customers’ hands will be sanitized upon arrival, and we ask that at least a 6 foot distance between customers be observed.

To request an appointment contact me at oldvillageyarn@wowway.com with contact information, or call the shop between 1 and 4pm Tuesday through Thursday, Saturday, or Sunday, and we’ll set something up. Appointments may be made for other days and times depending on my schedule so don’t hesitate to ask! Let me know whether you prefer a solo appointment or are comfortable with a couple of other customers being there at the same time.

We will be happy to continue to provide contact-free curbside pickup as well as drop shipping of anything Berroco makes or distributes (Lopi, Lang, Amano, WoolAddicts) as long as Berroco supports its drop shipping program.

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Mystery KAL Progress

I’m really enjoying this knit:

If you’d like to knit it along with us, please join us Saturdays from 1-4PM October 19 through November 2 and at any of our Free for All Knit and Crochet times (Thursdays 3:30-7 and Sundays 1-4). We’re looking forward to seeing you and admiring how everyone’s color choices look!

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The Yarn for the Knit Purl Hunter Mystery KAL Has Arrived!

It is on the shelf, ready for purchase, and beautiful!

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Knit Purl Hunter’s Final Mystery KAL

Have you heard? We’re joining Skacel for Michelle “Knit Purl” Hunter’s last KAL before her sabbatical: the Audition shawl.

Here’s what we know about the mystery shawl: it’s an asymmetrical triangle approximately 16″ deep and 67″ long, and requires one cake of Hikoo Simplicity Spray and 2 hanks of a coordinating solid in Hikoo Simplicity. Four unique stitch patterns will be debuted, and improved ways to execute old standards will be presented. Knit Purl Hunter will make video tutorials and daily support available throughout the knit along. And we’ll be knitting it too!

The pattern is free, and the first portion will be released Thursday October 10, with additional pattern portions being published weekly thereafter throughout the month.

We’ve ordered every color of Simplicity Spray and a multitude of coordinating solids in Simplicity, and they’ll be arriving Wednesday (October 9) afternoon, just in time for Thursday’s first pattern portion release. We recommend calling before you head to the shop on Wednesday to make your selections, just to make sure UPS has already brought our yarn!

This will be such a worthwhile project–lots of fun with some learning as a bonus! Join us!

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