Happy Anniversary!

Today marks our 17th anniversary at Old Village Yarn Shop, and to celebrate we decided to give you, our fabulous customers, a sale!  A large group of yarns (including Louisa Harding, some Debbie Bliss, and others) will be 40% off through the 17th of November.  We encourage you to take advantage of this great discount while supplies last–this is a great time and opportunity to whip up some holiday gifts without breaking the bank!  Come celebrate with us!

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Knit, Nibble & Sip Date Change

Just wanted to let you know we’ve had to change the date for Knit, Nibble & Sip (originally scheduled for October 14) to October 21.  We can’t wait to see you all then!

You might not want to wait till then to see all the delectable new yarns that have arrived for our fall and winter knitting and crocheting delight:  Berroco Ultrawool, a plethora of beautiful colors of Andean Mist, the sumptuous Bento, a raft of fabulous sock yarn colors, new shades in Folio, Millefiori, and Gusto, Millefiori Big, cloudlike Catena, Zauberball Cotton, Spud and Chloe Sweater, and the incredible Swan’s Island Eco-wash sport weight.  Whew!  Let’s get those needles and hooks working!

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Fast and Fabulous

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This might be the easiest, most luxurious gift you could give yourself or someone else you love!  It requires just three balls of Berroco’s glorious Andean Mist (alpaca and silk) used double so it works up quickly.

Come in and check out how cozy this feels–like a cloud, but warm–and how beautiful the new colors that just arrived are.

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New Class Schedule

The fall class schedule is ready!  We’ve brought back two classes that are perennial favorites:  Oops! and Socks, and we’ve added  the 21-Color Slouch Hat.  21 Color Slouch Hat KitThe 21-Color Slouch Hat is a kit from Blue Sky Fibers which uses all 21 colors of their lovely Woolstok yarn, and in the class we plan to cover working in the round, using double points or magic loop, jogless stripes, and knitting in your ends or doing Russian Join.  For those of you who don’t need to take the class but would like to purchase the kit (the hat is adorable) we will enthusiastically order you the kit!

Of course our Beginner, Advanced Beginner, and Intermediate knitting classes are on the schedule as well as Crochet and Help class.  Any or all may be signed up for now!

 

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Summer Class Schedule

Our summer class schedule is ready! We are offering the Oops! class and the Socks class which are perennial favorites, and a couple of one-day technique workshops which should prove very useful:

Gauge:  How to make an appropriate gauge swatch, why it matters so much, and how to deal with dilemmas and problems with gauge.  Offered Saturday June 17 from 1-3 pm, $20.00

Cast On/Bind Off:  When and how to choose and use various methods.  Offered Saturday July 22 from 1-3 pm, $20.00

Check out the full schedule under the Classes/Events tab, then drop by or give us a call to sign up.

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Memorial Day

Just thought we’d let you all know that we’ll be open this Saturday (10-4) and Sunday (1-4), but closed Monday May 29 in observance of Memorial Day.

Our spring/summer knitting is at full speed:  sweaters, tanks, scarves, shawls all made in lovely cool fibers.  Ask us about them!

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Happy Mother’s Day!

Just thought we’d let you all know that we’ll be closed this Sunday, May 14 for Mother’s Day.  We wish all the moms a happy celebration.

We have really flung ourselves into spring and summer knitting this year–a direct result of how great the new yarns and designs for this spring are.  Stop by and check them out–ask us to show you what we are knitting and crocheting for spring/summer ourselves, and the many projects we’ve lined up but haven’t begun yet!

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