Monday, February 28, 2011

Portland Yarn Crawl!

We had so much fun at Stitches West! There will be a full recap in our March newsletter. Sign up on our website to receive our free monthly can go now...I'll wait;)
And now here we are ready for the next event! This coming weekend we are participating in the annual Portland Yarn Crawl. You will find 20 stores and our dyeworks involved this year. Every stop has a huge gift basket to be raffled off at the end of the weekend. Every store you go to will have tickets to fill out. So you have more chances to win when you visit more stores! I love that all of Portland's yarn stores are unique and very special. This is a way to support your local shops and find some special, yarny events as well.

Pico Accuardi will have sale yarns throughout the weekend. We will be showing yarns that are currently not being offered in any of our supporting Portland stores.

On Friday we will be having a wine and chocolate reception from 4-6 pm.

Saturday we will have Cricket loom demos throughout the day.

Sunday there will be a beginning spinning class from 12-1p. with Schacht spinning products for sale and layaway.

We invite knitters and spinners to come hang out at the studio during the weekend. Put in a yarn order when you arrive and we will dye it while you wait.

If the weather calms down a bit Deb will be bringing some bunnies down from her snowy bit of Mt Hood for a Sunday Angora spinning demo too. We had hoped a few goaties could join in, but it looks like rain and we don't want them inside tasting all the yarn;)

And don't forget--Knitted Wit lives at the studio as well! Lots of Lorajean's beautiful yarns and spinning fibers will be right there beside ours.

The open studio hours for this event will be: Friday 11-6 / Saturday and Sunday 11-4

Friday, February 11, 2011

Headed South

All dyeing all the time! This week has been crazy busy at the dyeworks getting ready forStitches West. There are so many amazing yarns and fiber being dyed up, I was ready to start wrestling Teri over a few of the skeins!
The drying racks are filled to the max!
Debby and Teri labeling all the new pretties.
All the yarn that needs to get packed!
People, I am telling you, I would line up at booth #1144 and sharpen the elbows! Sweater quantities of beautiful semi solids, amazing wool/alpaca yarn, rich colors in Stevie Sparkles. I could go on for days! I haven't even mentioned the fiber going! I would love to see photos of what you get at Stitches, maybe post them to the facebook page or in the Ravelry group!

A quick thank you to everybody that joined us for Open Studio Saturday last weekend. A great time was had by a lot of people! I'm looking forward to next month during the yarn crawl!