Posts Tagged ‘yarn sale’


Further Reading 11/28/14

Written by Sarah. Posted in further reading

I don’t think an ad has ever spoken to me as much as that one.

Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! It was such a busy one for me. Hope you all ate your weight in a variety of pies.

First things first, if you’re looking for Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals on your favorite patterns, notions, and yarns, Marly Bird is putting together a fairly comprehensive list of knit and crochet deals. I must add Jill Draper’s First Snowfall pattern is available for FREE with code anythingbutblack on Ravelry.

>> I actually remember buying this knitting book at my LYS when I was in high school. I was in love with Rowan yarns but couldn’t afford any. I loved this denim-inspired  book. Who knew Eddie Redmayne was lurking in there?

>> Mocking Jay Part 1 is here! I’m obsessed with the marketing behind the movies (and the books, of course). These “District Voices” videos are awesome. You might recognize the District 8 representatives (my favorite district, obviously) as the hosts of Threadbanger.

>> Therapy alpacas!!!

>> I love this marled Tory Burch short sleeved sweater. Definitely forsee making a knock off for spring!

>> Very excited that Zady is selling a sweater made and sourced entirely in the US! The wool is from Imperial Stock Ranch which makes this extra exciting. The video is gorgeous. Never get tired of that sheep-to-sweater process!

>> This 7Up ad features Magda Sayeg and her gorgeous yarnbombs!

What are you knitting up this holiday weekend?

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Goodbye, Yarntopia!

Written by Sarah. Posted in knits, new york city, yarn

Yesterday, I went to my LYS, Yarntopia for the last time! This is the closest I’ve ever lived to a yarn shop so it’s very selfish of me but I’m going to be sad to see it go. The lovely owner Dona, that is in there every day is closing up shop and   going to Yarnphoria in Philly.

While I’m going to miss the comfort of an afternoon stroll to my LYS,  Dona is throwing a big closing sale and I took advantage, of course. I ended up snagging some sock yarn including some yummy Malabrigo and two skeins of 2-ply Jade Sapphire cashmere. (Ok, I was only going to buy one but Dona really twisted my arm – as if I needed to be convinced – on the second one saying, “When will you ever get cashmere 30% off!?” YOU’RE SO RIGHT.)

If you’re in Manhattan Valley or Morningside, the sale isn’t over yet! Yarntopia will be open until Tuesday this week with a 30% off sale. Next weekend (Saturday-Tuesday 12-7pm) Dona will be offering whatever is left for 40% off! I bought a lot of yarn but she’s still got a lot there!

I’ll miss Dona and her shop! She is so helpful and friendly and she is in there every day! I hate to see a LYS go away but she’s not finished! I plan on visiting her in Philly at Yarnphoria.

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