Monday, June 30, 2008

Update on the Coveted Yarn Baby Hat Contest!

Tha amazing thing about something as simple and great as this contest is the ability it has to restore something so large as hope or confidence. That being said I want to thank everyone who participtes either by sending in hats or just telling others about it. It is nice to know there are still people who not only care, but care enough to do something about it!

When we ran the first quarter's contest and only received two hats I was sad. I thought about dropping what seemed like a great little idea. I decided to give it another quarter to see how it would do. The second quarter we got a total of 66 hats donated to the hospital. I was thrilled, it had started to work. Then it happened again, after almost the entire span of the contest and only receiving 15 hats I was beginning to wonder it a good idea?

Well, Saturday morning I went to the PO box and was surprised, there were 75 new hats waiting for me! I collected another 10 from some faithful locals and the tally stands at 100 hats for this quarter! I can hardly believe it! Thanks to everyone for helping out. I promise not to lose faith any more. We haven't checked the PO box yet today and there is still some time before the contest ends at midnight so we might even get a few more! It is really a nice thing and I am glad to be part of it. Thanks again to everyone!

Don't forget we will start the next contest July 1st to end September 30th! Please keep sending in those hats!

Here is the contest:
NEWBORN KNIT CROCHET HAT CONTEST:Donate a knit or crocheted hat to the cause and each hat entered will be counted as an entry into a drawing for a $50 gift certificate to our website: All hats will be donated to the Beverly Hospital to be given to newborns. There is no limit on the number of hats you can send in. To be eligible all hats must be received by end of day on June 30. If you are running a little behind schedule don't worry as we are running this contest quarterly.
All hats should be sent to:
Coveted Yarn
PO BOX 6015
Gloucester, MA 01930
Please include contact info so we can let you know if you win!! (if you include your e-mail we cna include you in mini sales we run for entrants) Thanks again. As always any questions can be directed to

Missing Orders!

Hello all,
If you have placed an order through our website and not received a confirmation e-mail we did not get your order. It has come to my attention that some of our customers have encountered issues with Paypal and their orders have not been coming through to us. Please e-mail us if this applies to you! We have no way of knowing who you are or what you need for yarn!

We think we have circumnavigated the problem as best we can since the issues have been with paypal but if you order and don't receive any info from us please let us know. We are also in the works on setting everything up to accept credit cards directly through the site which should eliminate the current problem, so please bear with us.

Every order that comes in is one that we appreciate. Please let us know if you have any questions.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

New Fiber of the Week sale - Blue Heron Beaded Wool Metallic

Hello all,

This week's Fiber of the Week sale is for Blue Heron's Beaded Wool Metallic. The above picture doesn't even come close to doing it justice. This is one of those coveted fibers to put in your stash. 4 oz skeins of 250 yards each, yet they can drop a fiber fanatic from a hundred paces. Beware!

Hat Contest Update: 0 hats for this week :(

On the plus side I know there are some on their way!!! :)

Thank you to everyone who is participating in this fun program!

Don't know what I am talking about??? (fear not, you are not alone) You can find out by reading below!!

Ravelry members check us out in the "Coveted Yarn" group or find me, I'm the "YarnPimp"

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Fiber of the Week Sale is Blue Heron Egyptian Mercerized Cotton

Hello all!

This week we are running Egyptian Mercerized Cotton from Blue Heron as our Fiber of the Week Sale! It is 20% off until the sale ends on Wed. around lunchtime eastern time when we run a new fiber of the week sale. We offer the full range of colors that Blue Heron is currently dyeing though that means some of them may have to be special ordered. Any special orders will be placed on Wed. at the end of the sale and shipped asap. Please e-mail with any questions.

Also, we are running a little light on our baby hat contest this quarter and there is still time to throw a few together and get them here in time for the drawing. Please take a look at the previous post to learn more!

We are now on Ravelry!! Look for us! We are yarnpimp