Wednesday, February 3, 2010

February Knit All Night

Please join us this Saturday, February 6th from 6:30-11pm for the February Knit all Night! Lots of fun, food, fabulous prizes, and FIBER! Cost is $15 and includes pizza, drinks, and door prizes. Spaces are filling fast...please call the shop to register at 425.337.9606

Sunday, January 10, 2010

A New Year!

More knitting! More crochet! More spinning! More YARN! Are these your New Year's resolutions? Whether it be learning a new technique in one of our classes or trying a new yarn or fiber, we have what you need to help you keep your resolution. And it is not too early to start planning those spring and summer knitting projects, either. We're already thinking about warmer weather yarns and patterns, so if there is something that you would like to see in the shop in the upcoming year, let us know!

Our Winter quarter class schedule is now available in the shop (hopefully it will be online soon, too), and classes are beginning to fill up. Stop by if you'd like to register. We hope to see you soon!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Santa's come early this year!

And we must have been on the nice list because Santa's bag was full of yarn and fiber goodness! How about some Plymouth Kudo or Baby Alpaca Grande Hand Dye in your stocking? Or try some of the spinning fibers from Ashland Bay Trading Co.. We also have Crystal Palace Mochi Plus and some beautiful Namaste Needle Binders in a rainbow of colors.

And have you seen the gorgeous new yarn from Dream in Color? It's called Knitosophy and it's the same great Smooshy sock yarn you know and love, but in a range of new 'flash-dyed' colors. Kicky and colorful, this yarn will knit up into lovely socks, scarves, hats, or...? This yarn is not even on the Dream in Color website yet, so you will have to come in and see it for yourselves!

Happy Holiday Knitting and we'll see you soon!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Yes, We're still here!

It's been a while since we've posted, and boy, do we have lots to tell you!! We have received a ton of new yarns over the last month or so... Berroco Peruvia Quick, Mission Falls 1824 Superwash Wool, Sirdar Snuggly Baby Bamboo (are you drooling yet?) as well as a few more from Cascade like Alpaca Lace, Baby Alpaca Chunky, and 220 Tweed. We have also added some colorways from Malabrigo in both the Chunky and Sock yarns. And if you haven't seen the new Namaste bags, clutches, and accessory cases, you must get in here right now!

We've made a few small changes to the shop over the last month, too. You will likely see some new, smiling faces in the shop as we've had a couple of people join our staff. We've added Open Knit Nights on Wednesdays from 6-8:30 PM and our new Sunday hours are 12-5 PM. And don't forget to check out our new classes and knitting groups!

*Please note that these are all additions the current class schedule*

Intermediate Knitting Group 2:30-4:40PM
$60/6 class series or $15/drop-in session

  • Sundays with Sue 11/8, 11/15, 11/22, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13

Beginner Knitting Classes 12-2PM
$55/4 class series
  • Wednesdays with Connie 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 11/25
  • Sundays with Debi 11/22, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13
Spanish Intermediate Knitting Group 10:30AM-12:30PM
$30/3 class series or $15/drop-in session

  • Thursdays with Connie 11/12, 11/19, 12/3
  • Saturdays with Connie 11/14, 11/21, 11/28

As you can see, there are lots of great new things going on at Main Street Yarn! So come on in and check us out...we'll look forward to seeing you soon!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Is it Fall now?

I don't know about you, but Fall is my favorite season. Time to get out the handknits and wear the funky socks I've made in the past year and time to knit in earnest for the holidays! I found the bottomless basket of sock yarns at my house this past week and there's no way they can all be socks! If you're on Ravelry, check out some of Stephen West's luscious small kerchief-type shawls, and Evelyn Clark's, too. These two designers have come up with some fabulous ways to use up 100gm of sock-weight yarn. I've already made three, with more to come!

Speaking of Ravelry, if you're not too sure about how to use all of its features, I'm bringing my laptop to our Stitch-in this coming Friday night (9/18 from 6-8pm). I'll set it up and give you all some tips on how to use this fabulous resource. See you there!

Oh, one more thing: we've marked all the yarns we had on 25% discount down to 40% off and added a few more to tempt you! See you around the sale tables!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Labor Day

Okay, it's September already. September! Either I'm getting really old or time is flying by (no comments from the peanut gallery!). Anyway, this is just a note to remind you all that the shop will be closed on Monday, Sep 7 for the Labor Day holiday. Enjoy a day off with your family - but before that, come check out the new Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool and Hempathy yarns. These have been a couple of my all-time favorites for a few years now. Both are DK weight, perfect for those in-between-seasons sweaters and wraps. Hempathy also makes great lacy washcloths for your gift-giving pleasure.

And, our fall sale is still in effect through Sunday and there's lots of good stuff left at great prices. See you this weekend!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Fall Class Schedule is Up!

Our brand new Fall class schedule is now posted on our website, Go to the "Classes" page and you can download your very own copy. This quarter, you can learn intarsia, how to knit socks on 5 DPNs, buttonholes, bindoffs and cast-ons, lace and more on the knitting front. You can also learn to spin on a wheel or drop spindle, get a crochet refresher or pick up a felting needle and a cookie cutter and make some fabulous holiday ornaments. We think there's something for everyone - so check it out! Printed copies are also available in the shop.