Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Yarn Camp sign up

It's that time again, Winter Yarn Camp sign up starts Monday December 15.
Remember to mail your registration and check to A Likely Yarn to hold your spot.  We always have lots of questions about winter weather with this camp and so I will tell you that we hold camp as long as we have 20 people sign up.  If there is a storm or you feel uncomfortable driving at the last minute you can cancel and we will issue a refund minus the cost of food if the 4-H ladies have already gone shopping.  You can also arrive early if you want to play it safe, just call Diane at the center.  Once the weather was looking grim as some campers got ready to leave and the 4-H extended camp for them.... It was awful to have another day of knitting.
So rain, shine, or snow we plan to have some knitting time, maybe even selfish knitting time when all the holiday projects are cast off, blocked and wrapped.  Hope to see you February 20-22. Just click the link below or on Facebook for the form.  Call us if you have additional questions

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Holiday Knitting

It's that time of year again, the leaves are changing, the temperature is dropping and the knitting needles and crochet hooks are churning out holiday gifts.  Of course the list is long and the dreams of things to finish is probably unrealistic but, that has not stopped me from buying new yarn, casting on and filling projects bags with all my colorful yarn dreams.  This year I have started early and actually finished yoga socks from Knitted Socks East Meets West in Miss Babs Yummy 3-ply.  I am working on a Stephen West shawl, Westlake for my mom and of course the sweater for my daughter I haven't even cast on yet.  All the knitting still has time to get done.....Unless I cast on that jacket I've been wanting! 

 So stop by and get inspired for holiday knits or some selfish knitting of your own.


Friday, August 29, 2014

The Yarn of the Month is.......

Yarn of the Month for September is our new Classic Elite Yarn, Villa. 
This beautiful lace, light fingering blend of alpaca and bamboo is soft and colorful.  We are also including Villa's sister Vail who has been available in all natural undyed colors from the mountaintop collection.

Villa and Vail will be 15% off during the month of September.

Stop by and give this one a try.

Friday, August 22, 2014

The trunk show is coming.... Miss Babs Yarns and Fiber will be at A Likely Yarn on September 5th & 6th.  We will be starting about 2 on Friday afternoon and staying open until 8pm so you can start your weekend with us or regular Saturday hours 10-5.  There will be Babs all over the shop with choices you would normally find at a fiber festival.  See you at A Likely Yarn, don't miss it.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Yarn Camp Sign Up Time

It's that time of year again, our fall yarn camp is just around the corner!  This years camp is October 10-12 and registration starts August 11.  Click on the link below for the registration form or stop by the shop and fill one out.  Fall is a great time to visit Abingdon and work on or pick up some holiday gifts.  We will have a Red Barn trunk show with yarn perfect for the season.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

New and news

There is some excitement around the shop as the anticipated arrival of new yarn form Classic Elite draws near.   Many of us have loved and knit with the silky Bamboo/Alpaca blend in Vail. 
This undyed  yarn is about to get a colorful sibling, Villa.  There are great new patterns and any of the older Vail patterns can be used with this fingering yarn.

In addition there is a brand new yarn from Classic Elite Yarns that was listed on the Ravelry popular new yarns page last week.  Mohawk Wool is a naturally colored sport weight blend of merino/romney/nylon.  It is grown and spun in the USA.  It has great stitch definition and will be a go to traditional yarn for all three S's (socks, sweaters, or shawls). 

Stop by and see the swatches and give one of these a try.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Yarn Amnesty Finale

It was a lovely Saturday and the front porch of A Likely Yarn was full of volunteers, folks making deliveries and yarn!  Did I mention yarn?  The people of our community cleaned closets and sifted stash to deliver approx 348 pounds of yarn.  That is equal to 1,579 - 100 gram balls....that's a lot of yarn.  Luckily we had schools, churches and other community groups ready to use this collection of yarn and helping to distribute it to worthy places around Southwest Virginia.  
 Thanks to all the folks who helped out, this would not happen with out you.  See you on the porch next July!