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8/24/19 - and time marches on .... have you finished your back to school shopping with the kids? Everyone settled into colleges? you getting used to empty nesting? Our grandson arrives this week for a last fling of summer; will be great to see him! 
And in the meantime things are flying in the shop ---  Cozy Color Works has been packed up, Knitcircus unpacked and oh so inspiring!! Can't wait to get something on the needles with this yarn! 

We have been checking in a lot of new goodies from crafters as well - ramping up for fall! (Are you loving these cooler mornings?) A wonderful box from 
Blue Bus Jewelry  arrived and we have been putting some of their jewelry on the website too!  
Additionally, we have been busy receiving awesome gifts from our vendors to use for prizes for the Greater Boston Yarn Crawl - hope your calendars are marked: Oct 3 - 6!
Oh, oh, oh BREAKING NEWS!!!  we just got our contract from Alasdair Post-Quin!!!  VERY VERY Exciting! Sunday Nov 10, 2019. Mark your calendars and watch for details.  
8/13/19 - How is your summer going?? We have been busy, busy in the shop!  
I hope you were able to stop in and take advantage of our awesome sale in July that was supposed to be a 1 week sale and turned into a whole month! Cleared a lot of shelf space and made room for some wonderful new inventory....  Dorothy brought in some gorgeous new hand-woven scarves, Sue, her daughter has been having fun exploring the world of nuno (wet) felting and we have a few of her felted bird houses on display - so cute! Journals, barrettes and calligraphy pictures have arrived; Picture frames, new colors of SolMate socks are arriving as are several other new items - can't wait! 

Of course we have not be slouches on the yarn side either - Cozy Color Works Trunk show has been a great hit! We will be packing it up to return later this week ....  and KnitCircus yarns will be arriving in a couple of weeks - our trunk show for September, luscious gradients! Can't wait!  Unfortunately, Vrinda Yarns have had a disastrous issue with one of their milling machines and their trunk show has been pushed out to a later date. 

New on the calendar, Berroco's fall yarn tasting in September, Cocoknits sweater workshop and Anne is going to be teaching an Arne & Carlos bird workshop.... lots of great things planned for the fall. Remember we have limited seating so don't wait to register! 
Can't wait to see you soon! 
6/26/19 - I am still spinning from the trade show!!!
Awesome experience as always, took some great classes - connected with some awesome yarnies & other shop owners!
Biggest take-aways were Emma's new mohair dyed to compliment her yarns - we have some great pattern ideas for these yarns! 
We brought back some Toft alpaca pompoms - read their story no alpacas are killed for these pelts; also in our bags were some of Bonnie Bishoff stick pins.  
Alexandra's sock blanks - also made an impression on us - the yarn is knit on a machine (doubled) and then dyed. You start unraveling the yarn and knit 2 socks at a time which will come out perfectly identical! They are getting scarfed up - No worries about the crimp from the knitting machine these hardly show and will come out once the socks are blocked.....  blocked you say - I never block my socks! (or anything for that matter) here is a great article as to WHY you should block your finished items. 

Stop in on Sunday during our party to check out all the new goodies! Craft Fair, mini Fiber Fest, Meet & Greet Fishnet Crochet Guild and try a hand at weaving with our Make-it Take-it woven tile project. 
6/12/19 - Have you noticed the website?
Well, I know you are on it reading this ... but we have been busy loading up the yarn shop inventory...  needles, some yarns, this is quite a process .....  slowly but surely. If you have any thoughts on navigation please let us know we would love to hear from you and to make this as easy a process as we can! 


Have you marked your calendars for our
Summer Kick off - on Sunday June 30th,  11-4 

We have some Independent yarn folks coming, some of our crafters will have tables out in the parking lot - so a mini fiber fest AND craft fair! Hope to see you there! 

We hope to see you soon! 
4/28/19 - WOW ..... WOW ..... WOW ..... what a day we had yesterday!!  You are all the best!
Thanks to all of you who managed to make it in, and to all our vendors who put together some really great specials! Don't forget to download your patterns if you got some free codes yesterday - some of those expire tonight! and we will not be able to do anything about it except to sell you a copy of the pattern!!  
We do have some of the specials available today - just not the "Roulette wheel" and those prizes.....  sorry! 

So what's going on this week....  Weaving and Fix Your knitted mistakes today, Charity Knitting on Thursday and Drop-Spindle spinning workshop on Friday - Friday is also our WCC Dropin from 5-8PM (Wine, Cheese & Chocolate) so mark your calendars and join us! 
May calendar of all our classes and workshops is available online as well - don't get left out ..... also good news we have had a number of openings in our Beginner Knitting classes and have been working our way through our wait list - thanks for your patience!! 
See you in the shop soon..... 

4/4/19 - Have you checked out the website lately?
We have started adding Online shopping for your convenience! It is fun to start this process - but oh.... it is going to take a lot of time!  We will be shipping items via Priority Mail - hence the pricing, however you do have the option of picking up in shop - this might be a preferable option for some of those hand-dyed yarns that only come in small batches....  don't wait! In the meantime check out Alexis' monthly batch of "Hydrangea" April 2019. 

We hope you have marked your calendars for this Friday, April 5th - our first WCC evening - (Wine, cheese & chocolate) 5-8PM - we hope you will join us for this social knit/ crochet event.

Have you met Sarah yet?  We are lucky to have her join our team of instructors and will be well versed to cover both sides of the shop. She will also be teaching, and in fact has covered a few of Shirley's classes while she is out recovering from yet another back surgery. Hopefully this one will be more successful. 

March 24th we held a 'Professional Development Day' for our instructors and we all learned how to knit a sweater using the Cocoknits method. Once we formulate our syllabus we will be offering this class. All of our 11 instructors were very happy with the class - so you can expect a lot of sweaters on the class schedules in the near future. It was very exciting. 

Many folks have expressed an interest in Rowan yarns, so this weekend, Janet and I will be heading to Philadelphia to a Rowan Yarn presentation. I hope to come back with lots of samples and some great ideas. 

3/2/19 - What a blast we had last night!! 
A great turnout for our first ever Lock-in / Potluck - and no the doors were not actually locked and a few hearty souls made it till midnight - whew!!  Several folks finished some projects: Marci finished up 2 of them; Kate finished her Free Your Fade and Paula finished up several pumpkin hats for the charity sale. Not only did we enjoy some awesome food - Jean came in and showed us how to do some meditation and Tai Chi moves to relax our hands, we played Pass the Pandas and of course had an hourly drawing thanks to donations from several of our vendors. Good time! 

lock-in groupWhat a great group !! 
midnight crewHearty souls who made it to midnight! 



Not sure when we will do the next one; however everyone unanimously decided that we do want to have a Friday night Wine/Cheese/ Chocolate Drop-in ....  we are going to give it a try - 1st Friday of the month 5-8PM .. mark your calendars and join us! 

2-19-19 - Does all this snow put you back in the mood to knit, knit, knit (or crochet?) 
We have some lovely yarns and great patterns - Leading Men Fiber Arts yarns have been returned however we did keep a lovely selection - so if you missed them - no worries we have some! 

The new March Calendar has been published and full of great classes & workshops ..  starting with our First ever Lock-in/ Potluck!
Friday March 1st 5:30-midnight come join us, door prizes, goodie bags and fun ....  what better way to spend a Friday night than with friends and working on finishing some of those projects that have been bugging you? Register now! Seating is limited.

1st ever -Lock-in/Potluck 3/1/19
Fun with Stitch Dictionaries 
Technique Tuesday - Steeking

New yarns that we are expecting soon include Elemental Affects - good basic yarn! 
Technique Tuesdays include Short Rows Feb 26th, Steeking (Cutting your knitting!) March 12th and Review of various Cast-on/ Bind offs March 26th  ....  a great refresher! Check out the rest of the calendar here.

1-31-19 - You know it! WHERE has the time gone??? 
Obviously the beginning of January saw us taking down Christmas and redoing the shop - and I am loving what Carol has done with the new floor plan! A number of new crafters/ inventory items have been put out and of course all our regulars have rotated out their inventory as well. Some of the new items include: Sven leather bags, Each an Original magnet sets, lots of new journals, some beautiful new quilts, new home decorative painted pieces etc etc.

On the yarn side, we launched Sweet Georgia Yarns and the current Trunk Show are yarns from Leading Men Fiber Arts yarn out of IL. They have sent us some fingering weights in cashmere blends, yak blends and some DK. Stop in soon as this trunk show goes back Feb 11. Brigitte and friends have started Follow Your Arrow KAL - all of them are looking lovely and of course each one is different!  

Technique Tuesdays has been launched....  these workshops (2X a month) are designed to introduce you to new techniques to add to your tool box. Who knows you just might find your new passion! Jan saw workshops in Color Magic and Double Knitting; Feb 5 will be Brioche, and the 19th Short Rows. Come give these techniques a try! 

Charity Knit
continues the 1st Thursday of the month with a slightly different twist if you will. The theme will change each quarter rather than monthly. This quarter they are working on items for infants/ children. This includes octopus, hats, blankets ...  and more! 

We hope you have found some time to do things you love in life ....    

12/29/18 - Did you have a wonderful holiday - we certainly hope so!
 We did, my boys and grandson all came home for the holiday, and stayed almost a week!!  What a treasure... now back to business. 
I hope you have been able to stop in and take advantage of our Treasure Sale .. this is crafter driven so we never know quite what will be on sale - but good things to be sure, and of course some shop inventory as well. 

Just a reminder we will be closing at 4PM on Monday for  New Year's Eve, the gift shop will stay closed until Saturday Jan 5th for our annual re-do. The yarn shop will stay open during this time. We will be launching Sweet Georgia Yarns on Tuesday - they are so yummy soft, delicious colors...  can't knit fast enough!
Charity Knit for January will be on Thursday, Jan 3 (&  Beth will be back at the helm with Mary!) We have decided to drop the evening session - just too much for folks! 
Sunday Jan 13 Brigitte will be leading our first KAL (knit-along) of 2019....  a shawl (Follow Your Arrow) with a couple of variations to make it distinctively your own! Be sure to check out the sample and let us know you will be joining her! 

Check out our new class calendar for January - one of our goals for 2019 is to focus on helping you take your knitting to the next level .... quick technique classes (2X month) to give you a taste of something new. We hope you will take advantage of these workshops, and yes you can sign up for one or more ...  I am not sure how to do a frequent class ticket for these....  will have to brainstorm this one. 

=> Do you know anyone who does social media really well?  We need someone to help us with getting the message out there that we are here and all the events we are offering!
=> Do you know anyone who likes to plan events (and knows something about yarn)? I need help planning events and working on the monthly calendar....
I am sure I need more help but this would be a great start!!  Thanks!  
Have a safe New Year celebration!!  See you in 2019! 

12/9/18 -
Anne Hunter a renowned decorative painter has joined us, as has Barbara with her embroidery pieces. Stop in soon to check out their inventory. 

We have been working on some awesome new classes for 2019, and the new schedule will be available shortly. Classes are being added to the calendar as they are confirmed. 
New Technique classes to help you take your knitting to the next level, or an opportunity to try something new without a big commitment!
Charity Knit will continue with monthly meetings but the project will change quarterly so we have a little more time to work on the donations. January we will be starting with making Octopus' --- apparently little ones really like them with their tentacles.  

We will be launching Sweet Georgia Yarns the beginning of the month and negotiating with a few other indie dyers to set up trunk shows. Stay tuned for those! 

Shirley has added a Kids Knitting class, these will be 1 hour weekly for 4 weeks; and Brigitte will be hosting our Knit-A-Long on Sundays. The KAL is free but we do ask that you purchase your supplies at the shop.

We are so grateful to have such wonderful customers as yourselves.....  we hope you have a wonderful day with family & friends, &  that your life is full of warmth & joy ....  As Marcel Proust so aptly said it: 

Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.

& for those who do not make us happy, try to make them happy and you in turn will be blessed! 

Happy Day everyone, and we look forward to seeing you this weekend! 
11/16/18 - Can you believe our first snow!!  So my mom got a hold of me this morning all worried - in CA they are making it sound as if this is the snow storm of the century!! First storm is always talked up.. I mean what else are they going to do with 24/7 news when there is not that much news??  We know what we are going to do with that time! Knit or Crochet! so much more fun. Are you counting down to the holidays? Still have way more gifts to knit up? We have lots of great patterns that are quick and simple, especially with the new Alpine fuzz from Sirdar - more is on it's way - check out the hat that Shirley is working on, oh and the cowl and the scarf ...  more is coming I promise!

Just to let you know we have added a 2nd needle felting class - both for the flat felted ornaments and for the 3D Santa...  be sure to register ASAP as those classed have filled up quickly. Santa is going to be on Tuesday Nov 27th, 6-9PM and the flat ornaments on Friday Dec 7 5-8PM. 

10/2/18 - so WHERE did September go?? 
October is here - leaves are starting to turn - time to pull out those needles and hooks and get serious about working on holiday gifts. But wait! The Greater Boston Yarn Crawl is right around the corner ---- pick up your project bag, passport and other goodies, and start planning your weekend! Lots of great specials will be available to "crawlers" and as usual we will have awesome scratch tickets for all of you!  Oct 11-14. You can order yours on the website and pick them up later - remember we only have 100!
Currently we are hosting Berroco's Portfolio 6 Trunk show - great samples are hanging for you to try, and get some inspiration from. We also have some new bulky yarns - perfect for cowls and other goodies. Check it all out. 

Don't forget all the classes that are starting just for you! Socks, Sweaters that Fit, 3D felting - Ghosts and Basic Beginner and Beyond classes. FYI - Wed noon Beginner Crochet with Alexis is closed. Other classes are still open, but don't wait! 
See you soon

8/13/18 -
I love all the energy our customers bring to the shop ...  and seeing everything they are creating! Thank you for supporting our shop!

Lots of new Campbell pottery arrived this week, the Naked Bee products will be arriving shortly, and some great new yarns as always!

Don't let this weather get you down it is nice and cool here! Come and meet our 2 new staff members on the yarn side, accomplished knitters and crocheter - Brigitte and Dianne.... welcome!
7/21/18 - wow it has been busy at the shop -
hope you have been able to participate - our version of Prime Day was great fun .. glad to see so many of you take advantage of the great discounts we offered.....  we have received a lot of feedback that it was fun! 
Berroco sent in a mini-trunk show of their Portfolio #4 samples - they have really outdone themselves - all the patterns in the booklet are keepers!!  Now we just need the time to knit them all! Stop in soon to check these samples out - they get packed up next week. 

Additionally, The Fibre Co samples have arrived - they are lovely and feature Meadow, Canopy and Road to China Lite yarns.  
We have been moving things around and filling up the discount shelves making room for the many new fall yarns that are starting to come in. Speaking of fall yarns, Beth will be hosting a Yarn Tasting of Berroco's new fall yarns in August, Monday the 20th. Be sure to register NOW for this event we only have 10 seats available - bring your needles, we have samples of their 6 new yarns for you to 'play' with (sample) and some great ideas for your knitting pleasure. Door prizes and fun is on tap for that evening! 

If you have been enjoying Abigail's pottery in the front window - don't wait any longer to pick those pieces up - she is going to be leaving us the beginning of August... sorry to see her go! 
Enjoy the weekend!
7/7/18 -
I really am working on getting my act together - what is the saying the faster I run the further behind I get??!!! I am definitely on that treadmill! 

Our POS (point of sale register system) has lots of potential and I am trying to tap into it - for your benefit! Did you get the email asking for permission to text you alerts?  Sometimes I get the urge to move something out and if I could just send a quick text - you would be the beneficiaries - by the time I get to emailing the urge has gone. 
Additionally, everyone deserves something nice on their birthday! (We just need the month/ day not the year - unless you want to!) 

If you did not get the email feel free to check our email archive and respond and don't forget your cell phone number if you want to receive the texts. 

Lots of new yarns are starting to arrive from orders we placed at the trade show - we are very excited about them ... we also have a whole trunk full of new books & patterns - we hope you will take the time to browse, and check out the trunk show schedule - lots of samples are coming in to help inspire you!

=> 7/6-7/16 - Berroco Ultra Wool & Portfolio 4 patterns - one of our newest favorite yarns
NEWLY ADDED => 7/24 - 8/4 - The Fibre Co - samples in Meadow, Canopy & Road to China Lite
=> 8/16-8/27 - Toad Hollow Yarns - an independent dyer from New Jersey
=> 9/7-9/21 - Emma's Yarns - have we told you yet how VERY EXCITED we are - Emma is just 16 and her sister Aspen is her business manager - what a team! ask to see their yarns next time you are in - we brought a few skeins back with us! 


=> 9/28-10/22 - Berroco Mini Portfolio 6 trunk show
=> 10-11-10/14 - no trunk show but the Yarn Crawl and the launch of a new yarn program!


=> 10/26-11/12 - Berroco Mercado Trunk show based on Pattern Booklet #400


=>11/16-11/26 - Berroco Skye Trunk show based on Pattern Booklet #398

Tucked in there somewhere in the fall we are adding a Sirdar Trunk show, and possibly a yarn tasting from Berroco ...  wow busy schedule - hope you will be able to join us!  
whew ... I need a nap!
6/21/18 - Have you cleared your calendar and set your alarm?? We are hosting our Annual Beginning of Summer Party - A Hundred Ravens yarn mavens and crafters fair, 11-4PM ....  Join Us! 

Check the July schedule for kids classes - we are trying knitting Tues - Friday; weekly sessions; Crochet will be on Tuesday evenings ...  register now - classes are limited! 

Check out hashtags #craftworksyarn; #craftworksnorthboro; for more up to date info on FaceBook....  we are attempting to catch up to the millenials and technology....  

Did you check the new window display?  We need a name for our kids! 

5/27/18 - Memorial Day weekend - yes, we will be closed, Monday Memorial Day....  

In Honor of Our Fallen Service Men and Women and Remembering All Whose Work Is Done

On this Memorial Day our hearts are filled with gratitude for the courageous men and women of our armed forces who made the ultimate sacrifice to secure our freedom.....  if you have lost someone, our gratitude is with you & your family.

5/2/18 - What an awesome day!! --- no, no complaining allowed about how hot it is!! 
We have been unloading lots of fun inventory both for the gift shop side and new items for the yarn side - new notions, cute Top This hat kits and Hug This blanket kits. We had an awesome meeting with Andra our Rep from Berroco, Sirdar & Lang so watch for new inventory arriving soon; Also Efe from Feza yarns stopped in for a visit and of course we couldn't let him leave without an order!! 
4/23/18 - THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!!!
We had an awesome time - and certainly hope you did as well! It was great to see so many of you out and about - and the weather could not have been better! Congrats to the winners of 'Last Knitter Standing'!!  (and to those of you 'brave' enough to participate! ) on to our next event - our Kick-off Summer Party June 24th...  mark your calendars!

4/16/18 - 4 days to go ....  we hope you will join us! 1st Annual Local Yarn Shop Day....  we are going to have some fun ..... bring your favorite size 7 - 8 needles for Last Knitter Standing from Universal Yarns with AWESOME prizes!!  

Several of the manufacturers are on board and have been sending out prizes to add to the excitement:     
Can't wait to share these with you!
We have Frabjous Fibers 'Cheshire Cat' in a special colorway just for this day,
Classic Elite sweater kits & copies of their new 'Hub' magazine;
Berroco has sent a NEW pattern booklet to celebrate this day;
Manos del Uraguay has an awesome scarf pattern and yarn kitted up as well
and drum roll please -
we will be launching our very own Scrap Sock Yarn Scarf kits (specially priced for this event!) 

sock yarn scarf

4/15/18 -  
Saturday, April 21, is the inaugural LYS day, promoted by TNNA, our industry's trade group.  Meant to highlight all the wonderful extras you get when you choose to buy your yarn and supplies from a Local Yarn Shop (LYS), we will treat you to a day full of raffles, a few rounds of "Last Knitter Standing", fun giveaways and most of all, inspiration.  

A number of our vendors have offered us some wonderful specials for this day, and of course several of our instructors will be on hand as well. On hand are lots of goodies from free pattern booklets (Berroco), specially designed shawl pattern (Casapinka), discounted priced sweater kits from Classic Elite (Liberty Lite mixes), specific new colorway of Cheshire Cat (Frabjous Fibers) and so much more! So mark your calendars and join us 10-4 Saturday April 21st. 


3/29/2018 - I just looked at the calendar, and realized.... yes, it is Easter this weekend .... but also that Saturday is the 5th Saturday of the month .... how many do we have a year? 4 so they are something special to celebrate....  Let's go with purchase 5 items and receive a 25% discount off your bill!  Come and finish Easter shopping - we still have lots of goodies to make those Easter Baskets special!!
See you Saturday, March 31st.

3/27/18 - drum roll please!!!  2 things:
The votes from the February Winter Challenge have been tallied -
we are just waiting for an opportunity to take a group photo - thank you to everyone who participated and for all your votes! 

2nd -
your area yarn shops had our first meeting for this year's Greater Boston Yarn Crawl ... time to mark your calendars: 
Thurs - Sun October 11-14, 2018. 
We have 10 confirmed shops and a few others we are awaiting confirmation on. 

The Free your Fade KAL is going well - some really lovely combinations are being worked up - if you would like assistance putting together some yarns, we will be more than happy to help you out - oddles of indie dyed yarns to choose from! 

Did you see the Charity Knit article in the Community Advocate? No - then check it out now! These are awesome women knitting for great causes (different one every month!) 
Lastly, the newest email has been posted on the Archived page - if you did not get a copy in your inbox and would like one, be sure to sign up! 
Have an awesome week!! 
2/27/18 -
2 things:
The Olympics are over - did you enjoy watching them?  And how is your Winter Games Challenge project? We are accepting hats/ scarves through the close of business Sunday, March 4th... awards will be presented on Sunday March 25th....  will you win Gold, Silver or Bronze??  Some of the entries are great - this is going to be a tough one. 

Have you picked your colors for the KAL project coming up in March, starting the 11th, 1-3PM.... Free Your Fade ....  come check out our samples and pick your colors - we are kitting these up for you... and the color selections are just gorgeous starting with Manos' Alegria.

Check out the new calendar - spinning on Friday March 2nd; weaving on Sunday the 4th; lots of crochet classes begin next week; and Hilary has added 2 new Beginner & Beyond knitting classes - Friday 10-11:30 & Sundays 2-3:30 ... sign up now so you don't miss out!! 

2/23/18 -
Did you read the note the other day? Northboro Food Pantry is in need of food!  We can do our share to help restock the shelves ....  bring in a donation and receive 5 loyalty points on your account! Easy ...  come on we can fill the basket!

2/12/18 -
Monday - I am one of those nutty folks who actually likes Mondays - the start of a whole new week, maybe because technically I am off on Monday, a chance to get caught up, make time for fun, exercise and all the rest I want to do ...  well I can dream right??

Had a meeting this morning with the Rep from Cascade Yarns - lots of goodies will be coming in shortly! Can't wait.... in the meantime we have received our order of Alegria from Manos and are taking sign-ups for our April knit-a-long with Beth....  Free your Fade shawl, by Andrea Mowry. If you have some great fingering yarn you are not sure what to do with this might be a great project for you. It takes 3 colors, 400 yards of 2 of them and 200 yards of the 3rd color. Several of us are working up samples soon to be on display. 

Carol has opened up another 3D Needle felting class for the Hedgehog....  Wed Feb 21st, 6-8:30PM be sure to register now as these classes close quickly! The March schedule is all set to print so that will be in the shop this week - remember tho I add classes to the online calendar as they come in from the instructors, so check it often! 

Don't you just love a great snow day?
I am sitting here, watching the snow which has pretty much stopped falling, working my way through little nudgy projects around here that need doing, and after each one, treating myself to another row or two on my project! oh and helping folks pick out snowy day projects - yes, I am thrilled to say, we have had a few customers today and a few more at this morning's drop-in - so of course the big question is: how long do I stay open, do we cancel classes for tonight - or continue to wait and see? I am inclined to wait and see, but then most of you knew this, and keep working on those projects that need doing including vacumming!

Have you thought any more about our February Winter Games Challenge - come on this is an easy one! Cast on or Loop your hooks during the Opening Ceremonies and create a hat or scarf in the colors of the Olympic rings, or in Red/White/Blue to show your spirit. Bring your completed project to the shop by Sunday Feb 25th to be entered to win your VERY OWN medal --- gold, silver and bronze!
(As Mary and Jean have pointed out - you can always donate your project to our 2018 Charity Knit collection.) SO come on, plan to join in - it will be fun!  

Have you checked out our classes lately?? 
The perfect hobby for cold weather ....  and personal satisfaction - lots of great classes are on our schedule. Currently  we have 4 classes going on - the shop is hopping!!
Knitting for Beginners & an Int/Advanced class, Beginner Crochet, 3D Needle Felting, and Magic loop socks, (They moved from Tues night to Monday night!)

So you missed one of these - but we still have some goods ones coming up including: Time to Tackle a Sweater coming up later this month, as is Flat Felting - Landscapes; Thrummed Mittens starting in Feb, 3D Needle Felting in Feb will be working on a Hedgehog,  and more .... don't miss out!

Happy New Year!!  Happy 2018!!
Thank you for your patience while we finished up the re-do and thank you to my wonderful team who made it happen in 3 days - well 3+ a bit - due to the pending snowstorm. I hope you, our customers are enjoying the new layout. We are still awaiting new inventory and are putting it out as quickly as it arrives and we can get it logged in.

In the meantime, help us Welcome Abigail, our newest potter. She hails from Somerville and has some lovely pieces - I am eyeing one of her large bowls that will be a perfect pasta bowl - can I justify it with just 2 of us at home???? 

Seriously folks, lots of great things are in the plans starting with our Knitted Charity project, K1CToo. Beth and Mary have teamed up to lead this venture. They are offering a one day a month knit-in, the 1st Thursday of the month, 2 options, 10-12PM and again at 6:30-8:30PM. Come learn a new technique or brush up while making a hat to donate. Get a monthly drawing ticket for every hat you turn in ...  fun for all and warm hats for those in need!
Jan 11 is the last day to turn in the red infant hats but we will still accept them through the end of the month. Next project will be hats for St John's Soup kitchen in Worcester. These will be done in chunky yarn, come join us!

pottery area  
    quilting area


Come join us for open knits and to get the last great bargains of the year.... our heat is on, the chocolate bowl is full, we have plenty of seats and creative ideas to share with you! (For those of you envious of me on vacation in Florida - don't be it is in the 50s here and overcast so I can't even sit outside bundled up and get a bit of a tan .. not happening this trip!)

But seriously, you only have 2 days left to pick up some great bargains - then we close the gift shop side for our re-do.. time to take down the trees, and make room for new artisans joining us. The yarn shop will continue to be opened during this time and classes will start up again on Tuesday, January 2nd with open knit at 9:30 - see you then!


THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH for helping us to make this the best Christmas season ever!!  
We hope you have all had a wonderful Holiday and are looking forward to an even better year 2018! 


We wish you all the best and a wonderful day with family, friends, great food, parades & of course football! 
Be sure to take a look at the newsletter and catch all our
Small Business Saturday specials. 

And here we are into November already! Yikes -
We have had a great month so far, Vin's book signing of Tom Brady's Comeback was well attended, and the BBQ from Texas BBQ and the beer from Cold Harbor Brewery were thoroughly enjoyed by all. Sabrina's visit (Anzula Yarns) was so much fun, lots of chatter about sweaters and getting them to fit - such a challenge for many of us - but it is do-able really!! We are working on lining up another sweater class in January - so stay tuned!

Normally we don't set Christmas trees, decorations & inventory up until after Thanksgiving but with so many of us hosting this year, we decided it would work better to do it the 21st....  so Tuesday it is. After classes today, I felt like I did years ago, waiting for the kids to go to bed to set out the gifts, only today it was waiting for class to be over so we could spread all the holiday inventory out on the tables to start bright and early tomorrow! Lots of great new things from our talented crafters! Can't wait for you to see it all!!

SEPTEMBER - NO ----  OCTOBER 2017!! 
-----  alright who spun September right off my calendar???  We were so busy I can hardly believe ...  did you have a blast participating in the Yarn Crawl??  We did - it was great seeing so many of you again, and meeting so many new folks - welcome!! We hope you enjoyed your visit.
Our Grand Prize basket for the Yarn Crawl was won by Paula - congrats and have fun.
Additionally, thank you to everyone who took the time to vote for our Summer Challenge - it was awesome to see so many great creations! and thanks to Bryson Distributing for their generous donation of our Grand Prize!
The Overall Grand Prize went to Sharon and the "Leaf hat"; 1st Place in the 3 categories went to Elyse, Marci & Kate; 2nd Place and Honorable Mention went to: Katie, Loretta, Jean, Diane - congrats to all!

Gr Prize winner Challenge winners hon mention challenge

October has been a month to catch our breath, make room for new yarns and getting samples done for the shop - we have come across a number of awesome 1 skein projects for gift giving. Stop in soon to check them out and get a huge jump on your list!

Did you miss out on this week's 3D Needle Felting - the adorable pumpkins?  Carol has agreed to add another class next Monday Oct 23rd; 6-8:30 ....  don't miss out! Register now!
Calling all Pats fans ....  Vin Femia, Northborough Author has just published his 2nd book on the Patriots ... Comeback, 
Tom Brady’s Two-Year Mission to Overcome Deflategate. Mark your calendar and bring your Pats fan to a tail-gate party and book signing Friday, Oct 27th. 5:30-7:30PM. Download the flyer now, put it on your fridge and don't forget to join us!

See you soon!

AUGUST 19, 2017
Plans for the Yarn Crawl are coming right along - check out the official website for more info but in the meantime we are putting together some fun Make-it Take-its....  Needle felting a seasonal pumpkin pin, make your own shawl pin from basket reeds and beads, try your hand at crochet flowers for a pin or hair elastic, and more in the planning stages!
Our passports are in and ready for you to pick up ...  however our project bags are not - they will be ready on Monday Aug 28th - you can either get your passport now with an IOU for the bag or wait and get them both on Monday. The NEW project bags (winner from our Project Bag design contest earlier this year) will have some goodies in them to be sure: the Little Knitting Book, a scrub from Susan here at the shop and a mini skein from Avalon Springs Farm - awesome yarn! Your choice, now with an IOU or later with the bag in hand!

Besides planning for the crawl we have implemented our new sales program - and have finally sorted out the customer glitch - so if you were in the system you should be now as well with your points!!  And after our inventory reduction sale we have restocked with lots of great inventory: Tiles that Bring Smiles; little "Child Vases" and glass hugs, some new fimo clay pieces - mirrors and tall vases and of course more Campbell Pottery. Stop in soon to check it out! 

Additionally, we have officially launched our selection of Twizzlefoot yarn by Mountain Colors and Baah Yarns from CA. Stop in soon for best selection and to ohh and ahhhh  - oh and the new most AWESOME Yarn of the month from Frabjous Fibers has arrived - and it is a glorious blue with a hint of purple....  a must 'squeeze and have'!
See you soon!

AUGUST 2, 2017 -----  Wow!  we were all amazed at how many of you folks took advantage of our Inventory Reduction sale - it was awesome! Thank you!! We still had a ton to inventory, a long process - we never really realized HOW many different one-of-a-kind items we have in the shop.... we have uploaded as much as we could get done into our new point-of-sale system. So far the system seems to be working well ...  fingers crossed.

A number of new items have arrived including Nina's Tiles that Bring Smiles - beautiful fused pieces - just perfect for gift giving!! Also some hand blown glass "Child vases" and glass hugs, lots more Campbell pottery, as well as some One Wing scarves that are so lovely. Stop in soon!

JULY 26, 2017 ------  Thank you all for coming in and taking advantage of our inventory reduction sale ....  you haven't been in yet? Well come on down! we have lots of awesome yarns left for the taking, all week ... well buying actually. Not just the yarn is on sale, but everything IN the shop.... so dig out your holiday shopping list and come on in and take advantage of this unprecedented sale!

Remember we will be closed from the end of business Friday July 27 (5PM) through Monday July 31. to roll out our new sales system. Knitting Classes will be meeting on Sat 10-11:30 and Monday 5-6:30 and 6:30-8:30PM, and Crochet Monday 6-7:30PM.
See you soon!

JULY 18, 2017 -----  have you heard our news???  We are launching a Point-of-Sale system in the shop - launch date is August 1st. So for those of you who have the old handwritten sales slips - this is the end of them! Those will be valuable collectors items soon!!! We have been extremely busy putting SKU codes on all the artists' items in the shop ... and getting ready for the switch-over. Please remember that we will be closed from the end of business Friday July 27 through Monday July 31 - reopening with the new system in place on Tuesday August 1!! 

In the meantime there is still lots going on in the shop including classes galore. The August calendar will be available today (once I get more ink for the printer!) Check out the new classes ---  now is the time to get started on those holiday gifts - I know it is hot but start with the smaller items, lighter weight or cotton yarn, which we have plenty of, and you won't be in a bind come the holidays.

Check this out ---- Janet is stepping away from weaving this month and has added Wet felting class ....  come 'play' with soap and water and walk away with a lovely felted scarf; Tuesday Aug 15th 3-5:30. Call the shop to register. (We will have online registration capability once this site truly goes live! )

Do you have your Summer Challenge Project bag yet? No? we do have a couple left, stop in and get started, you have until Sept 5 to turn in your project....  lots of awesome prizes will be awarded!

While in the shop, give us your opinion - we are currently squeezing yarn from Joelle and her company Wandering Yarns. Let us know if you would like to see us carry  her yarns.

Looking forward to August: we will be rolling out Mountain Colors Twizzlefoot yarns.

Have an awesome day and we hope to see you soon!

APRIL 28th, 2017
—- Thank you ALL for your thoughts, cards, flowers, food and prayers as our family dealt with the
     passing of my dad, we appreciate it, and thanks to my wonderful staff & artisans who all kept the shop running!!

     Speaking of staff – I hope a number of you have had a chance to meet (& greet) Patty – our newest instructor/
     employee …. she joins us from Suzies and has jumped right in with sweater & poncho classes – be sure to check the
    schedule for other fun garments … if you have  been in lately you have seen me sporting the ‘Movie Night Cocoon’ that
    she whipped right up, perfect for this weather!
awesome cotton yarns

A wonderful selection of cotton yarns has arrived from Plymouth. Not sure about working with cotton – did you see my email? No – stop in and grab a copy and be sure to sign up for future emails. Lots of great new choices and colors and options for this yarn. Check out the New Arrivals display next time you are in the shop.

The fifth day of the month be it Sat, Sun, Wed whatever always plays havoc on scheduling ….  so I decided to have fun this month!

Join Us Sat, April 29th 10-4 for a 5th day celebrationbuy 4 skeins and get the 5th skein (of  equal or lesser value) FREE!!  yep we are giving it away – just for you! 

Other events to take note of:

Design our next project bag: we need a new design – so put your thinking caps on and sketch out your design….  the person with the winning design will get the first bag off the press FULL of awesome yarn! So start sketching/ doodling whatever ..  designs need to be submitted by the end of May. (The graphic design team will formalize the image just give us a sketch to work off of!)

    Mark your calendar for our Beginning of Summer Party on Sunday June 25th.  String Theory Truck

   String Theory will be here with their truck full of hand dyed yarn – and you know how much  
   we love independent hand dyers – so join us for a fun day, drawings, testing, camaraderie and of
   course food!!