rediscover the YARN mart

have you visited us lately?

well now is the time to rediscover the YARN mart!

the YARN mart is hopping these days! the new space is a buzz of activity!

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new yarns are arriving weekly, if not daily, and we are continuing to restock our staples!

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wanna know what is coming in? follow us on instagram or like us on Facebook for all the latest updates!

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wanna know what you should make with all these wonderful yarns? check out our bundled favorites feature on ravelry! (this is so COOL!) & then come in or shop online to get them while the gettin’ good!

so come in & be a part of the all the fun & excited at the YARN mart.

new space. new lower prices. new attitude. the new YARN mart!

 

 

 

when i have all the time in the world…

most people think that because i own a yarn shop, i knit all day long. well sorry to burst the bubble but i don’t. too many other things to do like order yarn, plan classes, and clean the bathroom.

i knit at home but like all of us, there are dishes, laundry, & other stuff that get in the way!

so i have a knitting bucket list of projects that i want to do when i have all the time in the world to knit! i use my ravelry queue & favorites to keep track of them!

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fair isle is the reason i started knitting! i have always LOVED those great ski sweater (child of the 80s here!) & like so many beginner knitter, i thought i could knit it cheaper than i could buy it. *rolling on the floor laughing*

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cool, challenging new stitches are always on my list. the challenge of learning new things is the reason knitting continues to get all the press about its health benefit & keeping your mind active.

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this sweater has been in my ravelry queue from the very beginning! & i even have the yarn to knit it. but i’m not sure i would every wear it. it’s mohair and mohair is so HOT!

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oh bella’s mittens!!! those cables! some day! some day i will knit you!

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this will be my sweater quest! if you haven’t read the book, you should! a hard to get pattern! a nearly impossible to find yarn! & a journey through knitting! the aimee pull will be my sweater quest! it is knitted out of mission falls 1824 wool (discontinued)! so i lurk on ebay and ravelry to see when i can get a new color to add to my collection!

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and if i can ever decide on a color combination (so unlike me), then i just might cast this baby on!

we all have a knitting bucket list! what’s on yours? tell us in the blog comments, on our Facebook page or through instagram! make sure to use the hashtag #theyarnmartlr!

1st thursday sale

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the 1st thursday of every month is a special day at the YARN mart. that’s the day that we mark down our adoption center yarn! if it was 25% off in february then it will be 50% in march. if it was 50% off in february then it will be 75% off in march. and we’ll add a few yarns to the adoption center at 25% off.

but i wouldn’t wait for a yarn to go to the adoption center. cause we are ordering new yarns all the time and the yarn you had your heart set on, might not be here or in the color/quantity you want.

so join us this thursday morning at 10am to get the first shot at the 1st thursday sale yarns!

cozy, warm sweaters!

i have always loved sweaters! always! it is probably why i started knitting in the first place. & when the weather turns cold, i’m like the rest of world! i want to knit a sweater!

well here is some inspiration!

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boston top down hooded coat

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hidden ridge (custom fit by amy herzog)

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north shore by tincankits

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madame g by nadia cretin-lechenne

 

 

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gin and tonic by thea coleman

 

 

make knitting a priority

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we’ve gotten a lot of attention at our new location! people going to the chinese restaurant stopping by to see what we are about! walkers on their afternoon stroll popping in to tell us how glad they are we just moved and didn’t close!

we always ask if they knit or crochet. and more often then not we hear “i used to but i don’t have time now!” or “i want to learn when i retire and i have more time!” or “life is just so busy i can’t seem to find the time!”

notice a thread! TIME!

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we have so many demands on our time in this modern world. as a working parent, i totally understand. there are all the things we have to do. my husband calls it the adult stuff.

all work and no play makes jack a dull boy!

we need to have a hobby to make our lives fun and enjoyable! we only get this trip once so we need to make the most of it! some folks garden or run or read. others play video games, watch tv, or do jigsaw puzzles. something that gets you to your happy place mentally, physically and emotionally.

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well knitting, crocheting, needlepointing, and weaving bring me to my happy place. i can do them while i’m watching tv with my family. or when we are driving on vacation. i take a small project to dinner with friends and sit knitting away while we chat before dinner. my husband says that if i’m sitting i’m knitting. and that’s the truth. i find time to knit. i make time to knit.

well we got to going on at the YARN mart! no more excuses!

but you don’t know how? well join the BEGINNER KNITTER CLUB or the BEGINNER CROCHETER CLUB! or sign up for the WEAVING 1.0 class starting in january!

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know the basics but want to learn more? want to get back in the game? try BUILDING BLOCKS (starting in january). commit to 10 weeks at an hour a week and we will have you knitting like a pro!
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need a group to knit with? how about our thursday night knit night? we have more fun than i can describe in one blog post! and beginner are welcome! these ladies LOVE to share their knowledge of all things knitting!

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want to learn a few tricks to improve you knitting? join us on 2nd saturday @ theYARNmart for a 30 minute workshop. starts at 9:45am! reserve your spot for our december workshop & learn how to make your stitches blossom with soakwash!

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and last but not least! just come hang out with us! if we are open, the table is open!

come and sit with us! come and chat with us!

come and knit! come and crochet!

come and needlepoint! come and weave! 

come and find your happy place!