Archive for June, 2008

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Alert: www.yarnharbor.com

June 29, 2008

This message is to notify you that our domain name (www.yarnharbor.com) has been stolen and is currently possessed by someone who is not affiliated with the store. Do not trust the information on the site until notified that it has either been recovered or moved to a new domain name.

Don’t ask me how this happened, as I don’t fully understand it myself. However, if you have any questions about information that was previously available on the site feel free to ask me here or talk to someone at the shop.

So sorry for the inconvenience. We’re hoping that this can be resolved very soon.

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Knitters Guild Meeting

June 10, 2008

NOTE DATE CHANGE

TUESDAY JUNE17  7-9pm

SHARE A SHAWL

Bring a Shawl to Show and Tell your secrets tips ect.

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Yarn Harbor Welcomes the Romantic Hand Knits Trunk Show

June 8, 2008

We are pleased to announce that the trunk show for Annie Modesitt’s Romantic Hand Knits is currently at Yarn Harbor. Annie Modesitt is a Minnesota designer, which makes her trunk show especially exciting. Knit items from her book are on display throughout the store, so if you have any doubt as to which items are a part of the trunk show feel free to ask a friendly employee.

We have Romantic Hand Knits in stock and it is a lovely book. Modesitt describes her idea of romance in the introduction of the book:
  “I began to explore the idea of romance, not just from the perspective of falling-in-love-with-another-person, but more as a matter of falling-in-love-with-life. Romance became a lens through which I could view life-not perfect, but idealized. I fell in love with the idea of romance! Beautiful clothing, exquisite dinners, exciting destinations-and the quest for the perfect yarn-all took on an unashamed, romantic aspect.” (7)

Most of the pieces in our trunk show are from the first section of the book, Above the Waist, which features eleven camisoles, cardigans, wraps and sweaters with lacework. Modesitt oftentimes uses multiple yarns in a single top.

If you’ve never thought of knitting a skirt or dress before, Modesitt has quite a few high-fashion designs in her book, including the cover skirt. These garments are designed to flatter the body and they certainly do!

Modesitt closes her book with a section on accessories, including stockings, gloves, scarves, wraps, and hats. If you’re seeking out a romantic summer look, Modesitt’s book is the one for you!

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Happy June!

June 1, 2008

Hats of the Month

June Hats of the Month are up. Our beginner hat is the Cabin Fever Gaugeless Hat. It can be knit in any yarn, as you determine your stitch count a way into knitting the actual hat. We made our store sample out of the stretch Cascade Fixation.

Our intermediate/advanced hat is the ever-popular Equilateral Hat. It is made out of triangles and looks great in a variegated colorway. Our sample is knit out of Plymouth’s Boku. However, you could use any worsted weight yarn–Malabrigo would look great!

Remember, any time you knit a Hat of the Month you can bring in your completed hat for 10% off supplies for the next month’s hat!

Booby Socks

We’ve received a new shipment of the ever-popular Booby Socks for breast cancer awareness. If you missed out on them before, now is your chance to pick up a sock kit!

Goodbye, Molly

Molly, one of our wonderful employees, is leaving for the Twin Cities. Today is her last day of work and we’ll miss her very much. Many of you have likely received help picking out supplies or working through a difficult project from Molly. We’ve certainly appreciated her computer expertise around the store. Molly recently graduated from college and will be moving on to her next adventure.

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