Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Fall Sale Spooktacular at the Yarn and Fiber Company!!!

Fall Sale Spooktacular

Hi Everyone and Happy October!!!!

Welcome to the startup of the Fall Sale Spooktacular (you must say this to yourself in your best ghoulish voice) :)

Each day we will be announcing a new sale at Noon for both instore and online customers! The first sale will be announced on October 1st, 2008 at 12:00 PM EST sharp!

Check our blog everyday for the current sale as well as tidbits of information you can use to impress your friends regarding the craft we love (knitting, crochet, spinning and weaving) and a daily connection to the Salem Witch Trials and Halloween.

The final day of the sale will be October 31st - we will celebrate Halloween at the store with an all-night knitathon "party". Costumes are optional. More details will follow as plans develop to make this event "a lot of fun"! All ideas are welcome!

What fun we shall have my pretties!

During the month of October, we are accepting donations of small Teddy Bears that will be donated to children who are in need of the comfort of a snuggly bear. We will be providing our customers both online and instore with links/printouts to free patterns for knit and crocheted Teddy Bears. If you will be mailing your donation, please ship to The Yarn and Fiber Company, 11 Manchester Road, Derry, NH 03038. We will be accepting all types of "new" teddy bears - handmade as well as commercial. We will post the number of bears we receive as they arrive on our blog as well as the free patterns to the bears with our first sale post. Thanks!

And Finally - The Rules of the Sale:

All items purchased on sale are final sales. Sale applies to in-stock items only. In the event that an item cannot be found in our physical inventory a substitution or refund will be offered. The sale discount cannot be combined with other discounts. Each weekday, a new sale will be announced through our blog at 12:00 EST. Please try to checkout by 11:59 AM EST to be sure to receive the sale price.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Misti Alpaca Yarn has Arrived

Yes Misti Alpaca is now available at The Yarn and Fiber Company, this super soft alpaca yarn comes with free patterns available at http://www.mistialpaca.com/ for scarves and sweaters.

We are starting up the Ribs and Ruffles scarf pictured left. This uses just one skein of Misti Alpaca Chunky, and the patterns is free, hard to beat that!

We also are happy to carry Misti Baby Alpaca Lace yarn, also available with free patterns like The Asphodel Lace Scarf from Misti Alpaca, a beautiful lace scarf that uses only 1 skein of Misti Baby Alpaca Lace yarn. Finished Size: Approx. 8 inches x 96 inches blocked.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

New Berroco Trunk Show

We just received the new Berroco trunk show which is displayed in our store, together with Peruvia Quick, a chunky version of the beautiful smooth and soft Peruvia, so if you haven't started on that winter jacket yet this might be a quick way to go (hence the name I guess:-)

We are now running smoothly on the new Web Server, you should notice a significant improvement in peformance and will now receive order confirmations more quickly.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Cascade 220 Has Arrived

New for September is the arrival of Cascade Yarns including Cascade 220, Cascade 220 Superwash and Ecological Wool at the Yarn and Fiber Company. All priced competitively and will get our normal worldwide free shipping terms.

The Cascade 220 is a great felting yarn, replacing the Ella Rae Classic that we are now phasing out (we will not be reordering Ella Rae Classic so now is a great time for a bargain and we have 40% off all Ella Rae yarns right now!)

We have in stock over 150 colors of 220 and this is growing week by week, we hope to have the entire line in stock within the new few months. The picture shows just a part of the total colors we have available!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Cherry Tree Hill Farm Vermont

Cherry Tree Hill was actually the very first yarn line that we brought into the Yarn and Fiber Company, and has always been one of Cyndi's favorites. Cheryl Potter has also visited us a couple of times to do hand dye classes, which we found very inspiring. It was our turn to make the trip up to Vermont (about 3 hours away) and see Cheryl's hand dye studio and her farm, and pick up some more of her great products (see the new patterns and yarns on the website) Also Cheryl's new book on yarn substitution Skein for Skein is now available.
Cheryl has a nice wholesale showroom, certainly a great place for us to pick out new yarns to bring to our customers, and we spent a good couple of hours touring the dye studio (you can see this if you buy Jenna and Cheryl's new video "The Indie Dyer Experience") it really is quite impressive!

Cheryl and Terry (Cheryl's other half) also have Belgian Draft Horses, and riding horses on their farm, as well as a very old (18th century) Maple syrup business. We were fortunate enough to spend some time with these wonderful horses. This included a very nice ride through historic Barton, Vermont.

Pictured left is the 18th century "Sugar Shack" that is still used today for the production of Cherry Tree Hill Maple syrup. Completely "green" they use wood from the farm to power the equipment!

Thanks Cheryl and Terry for a great day!