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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The Fall 2019 Class Schedule is Ready

What are you planning to knit or crochet this fall? Our line-up of classes, yarn-sampling events, and a knit-along may help you decide what to create this season.

We have three yarn tasting events planned–two for Berroco (Sept. 7 or Oct. 5–your choice) and one for Blue Sky Fibers on Oct. 12. All will be lots of fun, so come discover your new favorite yarn(s).

I mentioned in an email our knit-along of the Riverside pullover (from the cover of the Fall 2019 Knitscene) and there is still time to join in–just come in and order your colors! The best part (aside from camaraderie and sharing knowledge) is that participation is free!

Check out our full schedule (below) and definitely don’t forget the Social Knitting and Crocheting Events–there are free ones, others that are deliciously catered (for those there is a fee and reservations are required) and everyone is always welcome.

Just so you know, we’ll be closed Sept. 1 and Sept. 2 for Labor Day. Have a safe and happy holiday!

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Summer Sale of the Week

This week’s summer sale (which begins 7/19 and ends 7/25) includes five great Aran weight yarns:

Castello from Louisa Harding. A subtle metallic accent with wool, polyester, acrylic, nylon and viscose. A little fancy but not too much.

Cirrus from Berroco. Mohair, nylon and merino. Great colors and looks like the cloud for which it is named.

Fleuris from Louisa Harding. Bamboo (mostly) and wool, a true three-season yarn.

Ca’d’Oro from Louisa Harding. Wool, viscose, acrylic and mohair. It shines!

Hulda from Louisa Harding. Rustic-look wool, acrylic and linen. Great for accessories.

While you’re in the store checking out the sale, also check out the masses of new baby yarn we’ve received recently. Baby Crofter DK, 10 shades of Baby Blossom DK with a couple of coordinating solids, Bonus Aran with Wool (HUGE), and Supersoft Aran (solids and dots).

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Knit, Nibble & Sip and a Sale

Please join us this Saturday, July 13, for Knit, Nibble, Sip. Crochet too! It’s too much fun to miss!

We’re starting a month-long series (maybe longer?) of weekly summer sales. The first one starts tomorrow, July 12 and ends July 18. Included in the 50% off sale are the following worsted weight yarns:

Cash Iroha from Noro. A blend of lambswool, cashmere, and nylon. So soft.

Cool Wool from Elspeth Lavold. Wool and cotton blend. A real season spanner.

Indigo from Berroco. Recycled jeans!

Sabine from Juniper Moon Farms. Royal llama, merino, cotton. Elegant but homey.

Rustic Wool from Queensland. 100% superwash wool, variegated. Versatile.

While you’re in the store checking out the sale or for Knit Nibble, and Sip, check out the masses of new baby yarn we’ve received recently: Baby Crofter DK, Bonus Aran with Wool, Supersoft Aran, and 10 shades of Baby Blossom DK (with a couple of coordinating solids).

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