The Yarn Gourmet Important Information

Location: 2915 Mishawaka Ave, South Bend IN 46615 (across from River Park Furniture)
Phone: 574-232-9276

Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 10 - 5
Friday: 10 - 8
Saturday: 9 - 3
Closed Sunday & Monday

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

New stuff 23 November 2011

Greetings and Happy Day Before Turkey Day!  I am pleased to announce two new yarns at the shop, the first of which is Interlacements "Spider Web", 2500 yards of hand-painted lace-weight.  At $0.02 per yards, this is a very affordable yarn for that big shawl project.  I currently have 8 colorways, and more to follow.

The second new yarn is Katmandu Kreations "Yeti", a bulky weight yarn very similar to Malabrigo's "Rasta", but with 50% more yardage for the same price.  I am painting "Yeti" myself, so this yarn is available exclusively to Yarn Gourmet customers.  I currently have 9 colorways, and am constantly developing more. 

Have a great holiday!

Purls of wisdom: to do nothing is in everyone's power.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Black Friday is coming!

Black Friday is coming, and that means Christmas shopping "officially" starts  There will be just 31 days left to Christmas, so get those needles smokin'! 

Come to the shop on Black Friday for the First Annual Black Friday Event.  After your purchases are totaled you draw a ball from a box with the percentage discount you will receive.  Balls are labeled 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30 percent off.  (This excludes items already discounted.)  There will be goodies to buy and goodies to eat.

Also worth noting: yesterday on my way in I saw a bald eagle flying in the vicinity of Cleveland Road.  Impressive, to say the least.

Purls of wisdom:  never be afraid to make mistakes - if Columbus had been afraid, where would we be now?

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Shop Update 17 November 2011

As I was typing the date above, I remembered all the doom, gloom & hysteria about Y2K.  Seems like only yesterday I sat up on New Year's Eve 1999 waiting to see if Australia - on the leading edge of the International date line, thus the first to hit midnight - would come to an end when the clock struck 12.  It didn't, and I went to bed.

Anyhow, I am pleased to announce that I have received scented candles from Parlour Candle Co.  These candles are clean burning soy wax, and I have 32 different scents on hand.  Great gift for the Secret Santa Party or the mother-in-law that has everything else.

Also new - I now have the "Knit One, Sip One" wine glasses in blue stems as well as the red and violet.  Every glass has its own box, so you don't have to worry about finding one to fit for gift giving purposes.

I have several quick, simple patterns for last minute hats, mittens and such for small Christmas gifts.  Which prompts me to bring up that there are only 38 knitting days left to Christmas.  Is it time to panic?  I would say no; wait till there are only 37 knitting days left. 

Remember I have a Wish List book - you can put in what you want from the shop, then send your loved ones in to get it for you.  This way they don't have to guess and you get what you want.  You can even email me your Wish List and I will enter it in the book for you.

Knit happy (and faster)!

Purls of wisdom: Eat more lamb; 50,000 coyotes can't be wrong.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

New stuff 03 November

Greetings and defenestrations!  I am pleased to be able to tell you that the Madelinetosh sport is finally here!  I have also gotten in more of the Pagewood Kugiak and felted silk scarf kits, and I have three new yarns from Feza: Tokyo (perfect for dressy wraps), Mesmerize (so named for a reason - you really have to see this yarn), and Plataino, a thick & thin extra bulky yarn that knits up in a heartbeat.

I have been playing with dyeing some of the superwash combed top I have in the shop.  So far the initial attempts have been very successful, so if you are in the market for fiber, stop in and check them out.  I am now going to try my hand at painting some worsted and sport weight yarns....stay tuned.

Also in today: the "Knit One, Sip One" wine glasses, in clear with purple stems and clear with red stems.   Yesterday I received Christmas ornaments from Pet Sheep Ranch - small balls of real wool with little black faces and feet, just begging to be hung on a Christmas tree.  Perfect gifts for knitters.

Purls of wisdom: success lies not in being the best, but in doing your best.