Thursday, March 3, 2011

And Don't forget the Yarn Crawl

The North Shore Yarn Crawl 2011 is happening March 10th-13th. Please join us for a self-guided tour of the premier yarn shops on Boston's North Shore.

Coveted Yarn Store hours will be 7am to 11pm all four days.

Robert has worked his magic with some of distributors. Several are sending along great products and prizes for this event. You have to have your passport stamped at the shop to be entered to win. Don't miss out!

Prizes to be awarded to Coveted Yarn Crawlers:

  • Grand Prize: $500 Store Credit
Other Prizes:
  • Frog Tree Meriboo Sweater Kit - Origami Cardigan X 1 winner
  • Frog Tree Pediboo Sock Patterns X 60 winners
  • Knitting Fever Sampler Box (mixed box of yarns) X 1 winner
  • Sereknity Cowl Kit X 1 Winner
  • Blue Heron Kit X 1 Winner
  • Feza Sampler Box X 1 Winner
  • Done Roving
  • Brown Sheep

Heather from Sereknity will be here on Saturday and Sunday with a TON of her hand dyed yarn and fiber. If you don't know Sereknity this is a great opportunity to come check it out! She will have some new stuff too!

Ellyn Cooper from Ellyn Cooper Yarn Sonnets will be here on Thursday and Friday for the yarn crawl with her trunk show! That's right, a yarn crawl doubleheader dyer supported trunk show weekend! Ellyn Cooper Thurs and Fri - Sereknity Sat and Sun. SATISFY YOUR YARNING!!!!

Leslie Wind will be here at Coveted Yarn with her Tewelry as seen in Vogue Knitting. Keep checking back as we add more info! She will be offering a discount on her items for anyone wearing a Ravelry pin.

A new kit from Blue Heron will also be donated! I'd tell you more, but I haven't even seen it yet! Overall we will have over $1000 in door prizes IN ADDITION to our $500 SHOPPING SPREE! Lots of winners, and the crawl is FREEEEEEE!

Yarn Crawl, hmm... need a place to stay? 
For the Crawl, stay for 2 nights, the 2nd night save 50%. If someone organizes a group that books 3+ rooms, the organizer gets their night free.
All of the guests receive continental breakfast each morning as part of our Inn package as well. Tell 'em Coveted sent you!

Blue Shutters Beachside Inn

During the crawl present a Coveted Yarn business card and receive 20% off food purchases at Jalapenos here in Gloucester or at Jalapenos in Saugus! This is one of our favorites here at Coveted Yarn!


Friday, February 4, 2011

A really quick, cute & easy project

These little pants are so insanely cute. As well as super quick & easy. All great qualities in a project if you ask me.
The pattern is Schaefer #366 Miss Priss Diaper Pants. But I knit them out of Feza Island. A yarn previously available online but hiding in the back room at the shop. Now with the expansion it finally (and many others) has a shelf of it's own. The pants are there to if you want to see how cute in person :-)

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

A Little Something I Whipped Up

This is the Schaefer Pattern # 261 - Kathleen Felted Edge Scalloped Purse, But I knit it out of one skein of the Flat Rocks Super Bulky. It felted beautifully and the colors stayed nice and vibrant. Such a fun quick project!
Oh and it's hanging on a rolled neck raglan sweater a friend made out of the Lambs Pride Seconds. Such a price performer. You can make a whole adult sweater for 30 or 40 dollars.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Fiber of the week January 28th 2011

That's Right - All the in stock Blue Heron Wools!

Beaded Wool by Blue Heron
100% Wool
4 Oz. Skeins
250 yards per skein
Needles # 8 or 9
4 st per inch
Aran Weight

Silk and Silver by Blue Heron Yarns
63% superwash merino 20% silk 15% nylon 2% silver
475 yds
Needle # 2-5
Fingering Weight

Beaded Wool Metallic by Blue Heron
4 Oz. skeins
250 Yards per skein
Needles # 8 or 9
4 st per inch
Aran Weight

I will happily admit that of all the yarns we carry this is by far my greatest weakness. The colors are truly stunning and add that little bit or sparkle and I an sunk. If you have been contemplating getting some now might just be the time to do it -
It's all 25% off right now!

Time for a make over!

All right, the blog is getting a make over. I (the CY Wife) am taking over as our previous blogger has become employed (the nerve) and can no longer keep up. I have never blogged before so you may have to bear with me. I'm hoping to have some fun with it. Post not only the fiber of the week but also projects and ideas. As well as things happening in the store and with the company. OK, here we go.......

Monday, October 11, 2010

Fiber of the Week - October 13, 2010

Wake up everybody - we have sock yarns that will give you happy feet! The Sereknity line of sock yarns are made to be noticed - in a good way. Hey, if you go to all the trouble of knitting socks, don't you want to people to notice all your hard work? I wouldn't do that for boring old navy socks. Go check out the colors - they are totally fun. And don't forget, sock yarns isn't just for socks anymore. I used them all the time for lace scarves. Oh, and they're 20% off this week.

The specs:

80% Superwash Merino

20% Nylon

4 Oz. Approx. 420 yards

Machine wash cool and dry

For best results handwash and dry flat

Fingering Weight

These yarns will be on sale until Wednesday, October 20.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Fiber of the Week - Oct. 6

Actually, we have THREE fibers of the week this week - they are all from Sublime and they are all Cashmere Merino Silk yarns. The three that are available are the Baby DK, DK and Aran. These are lovely yarns combining the best qualities of all three fibers used -- just imagine the softness. Please check the website for the colors as I love the names they came up with. The one in the picture above is Cardamom.
The specs:
Fiber: 75% Extrafine Merino Wool, 20% Silk, 5% Cashmere
50g balls
Baby DK and DK (main difference in these yarns is color):
Yardage: 127 Stitches: 5.5 Needle size: 6
Yardage: 94 Stitches: 4.5 Needle size: 8
These yarns will be on sale until Wed. Oct. 13.