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

Friday, May 18, 2012

River Park Day!

Tomorrow is River Park Day!  We will have the "Ping Pong Ball Discounts" - after your order is totaled you draw a ping pong ball with the discount you receive written on it.  Discounts range from 5% to 30%!  (You may not add to your purchase after drawing - additional purchases require a separate drawing.  Already discounted items are not included in the ping pong ball discount.)

ALSO - we have some great door prizes this year!  Door prizes will be drawn at 11 AM, noon, 1 and 2 PM.  We have tickets for the Firefighters' Blues Fest on 28 July 2012 - two for couples and one for a family - and one ticket to Stitches Midwest 2012!

Purls of wisdom: some days it doesn't pay to chew through the leather restraints.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Don't miss out!

On the HPKY trunk show!  Today from 5 - 8 and tomorrow from 9 - 2!  Kits & yarns for knitters & weavers, and fiber for spinners!  Freshly baked snickerdoodles, too!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012


TODAY ONLY!!!!  25% off ALL yarns, patterns, and books!  Does not apply to already discounted items, spinning wheels, or needles.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012


This Friday night from 5 - 8 and Saturday from 9 - 2 is the HPKY Trunk show!  There will be lots of wonderful yarns and kits, including kits for weavers and fiber for spinners!  Refreshments will also be served!

Purls of wisdom: illegitimati non carborundum.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Me again....

Greetings, knitterati!  This week I have received both MadelineTosh Sport and Pagewood Chugiak (sock yarn).  The colors of both are delicious, as usual, and they are selling like hotcakes, so if you want some I urge you not to dawdle.

I also got in more of Pagewood's Melange, a collection of fibers and fabric scraps for spinning and other fiber art activities.  This stuff is like a new box of crayons - I just want to play with it in a corner until my tuna sandwich is ready.

Last week I got some new, mostly one-of-a-kind dichroic glass buttons.  These buttons are the perfect finishing touch for a special knitted article, be it a sweater, wrap or even a hat.

I seem to have hit a plateau in the healing process, which by all accounts is normal.  I am trying to strike a balance between using my arm enough to get it working 100% again, and trying not to overdo it.  Sometimes I lose my balance.  Typical, I must say.

On days when the weather is like today I ache from my neck to my fingers, like an abscessed tooth.  I hope I'm not going to end up with a large barometer on the left side of my body for the rest of my life.  I can imagine my husband poking my shoulder on Tuesday to see what the weather will be like on Wednesday....

Purls of wisdom: an investment in knowledge pays the best interest.