Thursday, December 10, 2009

Christmas Party at the Taming of the Ewe This Sunday

Come join the fun this Sunday December13 from 1-5. There will be plenty of fun, food and laughter. Hourly door prizes. And some one day only specials.
Also don't forget to make you wish lists so family and friends can get you exactly what you want. Gift certificates are also available year round.
Special news from Interweave Press. There is a $5 off rebate on any Interweave Press item purchased between now and the end of the year at a local yarn shop. Go to to get the coupon or pick one up at the store when you make your purchase.

Monday, November 09, 2009

November and December Calendars are now Online

The link is here. Tell me what you think of the new format for the calendars. All classes through the end of the year are free. We have been having a blast at Knit Night on Tuesdays. If you haven't been lately, drop in and join the fun. Jerry has finished his Every Way Wrap from the Fall Interweave Knits 100_1605 and the Fair Isle hat from Vogue Knitting. He will be picking out his next project this week. Boy that man can knit.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Single Skein September contest

Make your favorite songle skein projects. Bring them into the store during the last week in September. The last day to enter is September 30th. There will be two categories: published pattern and original pattern. These will be displayed in the display case and customers will get to vote for their favorites. The winner in each category will get a $20 gift certificate.
Voting will end October 10th.

Friday, August 07, 2009

Sales Tax Weekend

All books under $30 are included in the sales tax weekend. Restock your knitting libraries now. Books must have an ISBN number so pattern pamphlets aren't included. Plus if you haven't been in this week, the Vintage Wool from Berroco is in as well as a number of new colors of Comfort, including baby blue and pink. Free class this weekend is a scrap scarf. Bring your odd balls of yarn and learn how to turn them into loveliness, Saturday August 8th at 2pm.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Another busy Knit Night

I was too busy talk to people to notice for sure what everyone was doing project-wise.
Robin worked on her socks, Detta started her Mariposa and helped Jamie weave in ends on her dishcloth. Not sure what Visian was working on. Evelyn was tinking her Mariposa to go back and do her decreases at the beginning of the pebble stitch section. Debra was back to working on her bright blue baby blanket. How's that for alliteration? Betsy is working on the cherry garcia ring scarf, learning cables. We have a new knitter Mary who just started Saturday and after a brief messup is now going great guns on her dishcloth. Annie was there early working on the last sleeve of her white cardigan and Susan stopped by for a few minutes earlier but went home to take care of her sinus infection. We sorely missed Barbara who had to go with her DH to the hospital this morning. Send up lots of good thoughts for Walt. For those who don't know Evelyn has started a shop for her candlemaking.

We got in two magazines yesterday, KnitScene and Knit N Style. From the reaction of those yesterday they both will be popular issues.

We also got in some new yarn yesterday. Softwist, Lustra, and Sundae from Berroco. Not many colors in yet but if you want to order a particular color we have the color cards and can special order.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Knit Night was Great

We were 11 last night at Knit Night. Everybody was working on projects and having a great time.
Evelyn is still working on her Mariposa. It's coming along great. Robin has frogged hers because she wants to change the needle size so she worked on her Tofutsie socks. Suzy finished her baby blanket and her seaman scarf earlier in the day (her first two projects) and started a prayer shawl. Debra is still working on her baby blanket. Jamie is crocheting a baby blanket and started on a knitted dishcloth. Vivian started a scarf. Karate Linda is most of the way through her summer shell made from Ty-Dy. Detta is very close to finishing up both of her Wick socks that she is doing two at a time on two circulars. Barbara is still working on her lace inset camisole top. It is going to look great on her when it is done. Annie is working on the sleeves to her white sweater, just a little more and she will have the whole thing done. I finished my Ty-Dy top and modeled it last night. Time to concentrate on a new project. If you didn't make it last night you were missed.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Holiday Headstart Class Schedule

Okay guys it's July (or will be tomorrow). Time to start thinking about starting those Christmas presents. I will be doing a series of free classes to get the creative juices rolling. Oh BTW we will be closed July 4th.

We may also add some Tuesday afternoon classes. I will keep you posted.

All classes start at 2pm

Tuesday July 7 – 2pm Kids Knit – Finger Knitting and Braided Jelly Yarn Lanyards

Mariposa KAL continues on Tuesday nights

July 11- Multi-directional Scarf

July 18- Felted purse with variations- including simple Fair Isle

July 25- Bulky Reversible Cable Scarf

August 1- Pat’s New Baby Sweater (if I can finish designing it)

August 8- Scrap Scarf

August 15- Christmas Stocking

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

I'm heading to the big yarn market this weekend

I will be in Columbus Ohio this weekend to see all the new yarn and knick knacks coming out for this fall. Susan will be manning the store for me that day. To celebrate we are having the send Pat to Market Sale this week, June 9-13, 2009 only.
Spend $100 Get a $10 gift certificate.
Spend $200 Get a $25 gift certificate
Spend $300 get a $50 gift certificate.

Just in:
Spin Off Summer Issue
Namaste Buddy cases.
Just the right size to throw into your bag for all your stitch markers, darning needles and point protectors. At only $15 it is also a great holder for "The Taming of the Ewe" gift certificates.

Kids Knits Returns in July
Mark your calendar for Tuesday July 7th at 2pm for Kids Knits.

Refer a Friend:
To thank our customers for referring people to the store we are instituting a Refer a Friend drawing. Come in to get a supply of our business cards. Put your name on the back. When the new customer comes in with the card they will write their name on the back next to yours, Once a month we will draw a card and both people will win a $10 gift certificate.

Tuesday Knit Nights - Mariposa KAL free

Anklet Sock Class- $25 plus supplies. A great way to learn socks. This pattern (included in clas fee) calls for Wick yarn from Knit 1, Crochet Too and uses size 5 needles.
Experience needed: Must know be comfortable with knitting and purling. We will teach the rest.
Saturday June 20 and Just 27 2pm Will add a Tuesday afternoon class if the there is a demand.

Scrap Scarf -$15- Turn leftover yarn into a fashionable accessory. Tuesday 16 2pm.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Satruday's Specials

All sock yarn not already on sale is 15% off. This includes the new colors of On your Toes Bamboo we just got in.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Friday Specials

Fridays Special Tesio 20% off, Autumno 20% off, Tofutsies 15% off.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Thursday Spring Cleaning Specials

In addition to the Spring Cleaning Specials we are offering today only:

On Your Toes 15% off. Great self patterning sock yarn.
Kraemer Mauch Chunky 20% off This is a wonderful all wool yarn, perfect for outwear, purses and felting.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Wednesday Additional Sale Items

Wednesday's additonal Spring Cleaning sales item are Cascade Heritage yarn in both solids and handpaints at 15% off and Kraemer's Naturally Nazareth at 20% off.

Tuesday extra Value sale

Today only
In addition to the Spring Cleaning Sale Cascade Cloud 9 is 20% off. An angora wool blend perfect to wrist warmers, hats and scarves.

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Spring cleaning Sale at The Taming of the Ewe

Saturday May 9th- Saturday May 16th only

Karaoke 20% off

Suss Love 25% off

Revolution 25% off

Mary 25% off

Scenic 25% off

All Louet Yarns 20% off
All Cherry Tree Hill Yarns 30% off
All Mango Moon Yarn 30% off
All Feza Yarn 30% off
All Farmhouse Yarns 30% off

Daily specials Stop by the store to find out what's on sale each day

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

May class Schedule

Saturday May 2 - 2pm Open clinic- Free-Bring any WIP with which you are having problems.
Tuesday May 5 - 6pm Mariposa class- Free. Knit Night for those not doing the class
Saturday May 9 - 2pm Intro to spinning- $15 We will cover preparation of fiber and work on a drop spindle
Tuesday May 12- 6pm Knit Night
Saturday May 16- 2pm Spinning 2 - $15 Spinning with a wheel
Tuesday May 19- 6pm Knit Night
Saturday May 23- 2pm Pillow class- $15- Those who do not have the Winter 2009 Interweave Knits will need to buy a copy of the magazine.
Tuesday May 26- 6pm Knit Night
Saturday May 30- 2pm Swirl Shawl Part 1-$15 (Part 2 will be scheduled if necessary)

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Where's Joe? The Taming of the Ewe

Joe Raffino ( husband of Southwest Trading Company's owner, Jonelle) is coming to town Tuesday February 10 from 4pm to 8pm with a suitcase full of yarn and samples. We are having an open house to welcome him with food and specials on all of SWTC yarns. Come see the latest products from the company that brought us yarns made out of soybeans, corn, milk, shrimp and Jade.

We also have new yarn in the shop. Schaefer's new hand dyed sock yarn Nicole and some new colors of Anne.

Plus Cascade's Alpaca Lace and Jojoland's Consonance Lace yarns.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Knit Night isChanging to the 2nd and 4th Thursdays

Knit Night will only be held on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at least through the end of tax season. We will continue to be open until 8pm on Tuesday nights. Now for the good news the class schedule is up through February 21.