Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Arrivederci Pickerington!

After a very busy week that included a Ravelry Event at Yarnmarket and the big TNNA Conference, we're on our way to Italia to soak up a little sun, drink a little vino and float in the Mediterranean Sea. Oh, I know what you're all thinking. You're thinking, "Deb, you're the cheapest person on the planet. Are you really spending money to go to Italy?"

My answer is, "Why do you think I'm so cheap?"

I buy my clothes at Sam's Club. I dye my own hair, do my own gardening, paint my own fingernails, and fix my own washer so I can spend all that money I save for dipping my toes in the nice warm sea. Yes, I'm sure a lot of others buy their clothes at Sam's Club. But I'll bet you didn't buy your wedding gown there.

Okay, I'm kidding. But it's not that far off.

Even my neighbor, Carol, once said to a clerk in a store as I stood beside her, "This is the cheapest woman in the world." I puffed up with pride! (She owed me one. I'd embarrassed her at Victoria's Secret when I put a thong over my head and said, "This is a pretty eye patch."

So we're off to Italy bright and early tomorrow...right after I finish making the 14 peanut butter sandwiches I'm going to take with us to eat. You don't think I'd spend money on a restaurant, do you?

Be good to all our Yarn Martians while I'm gone. I'll be back on July 1st to celebrate Canada Day and my Dad's birthday.

Monday, June 14, 2010

New! Berroco Borealis and Berroco Campus Yarns

While I've been at TNNA, Yarn Martians back at the office have added two new Berroco yarns to our inventory. We've now got Berroco Campus and Berroco Borealis in lots of luscious colors.

The Campus yarn sells for just $9.85 for 130 yards of the soft combination of 50% wool & 40% acrylic plus a touch of alpaca.

Berroco Borealis
is just $13.85 at Yarnmarket. Crafted in Italy, it's made of Italy 60% acrylic & 40% wool.

We've got quite a few autumn colors to choose from...but you'll want to order early because these yarns are going to be very popular.

Yesterday at the TNNA Conference, we were lucky enough to have lunch with Norah, Cirilia and Warren Wheelock of Berroco yarns. What a great group they are! It makes working such a pleasure when everyone we deal with is so darned nice.

Friday, June 11, 2010

A wonderful evening at Yarnmarket

Many thanks to all the knitters who joined us last night for our big event. It was so much fun to have you visit us and to show you around the place. As you may be able to tell, we're very proud of Yarnmarket!

We really appreciated having the Ravelry team here -- Jessica, Casey, Mary-Heather and Sarah. And we were also thrilled to have Della Q, Denise Needles and Kollage come to meet our knitters, too!

Della very graciously offered a door prize...and I'm delighted to announce that the winner is Mindy White. As soon as I get her address, I'll send her prize to her!

And the winner of the autographed Eisaku Noro book is Lisa Adkins. Lisa, send me your address, too!

We hope that you had fun at our party and we'd like to thank those of you who came from so far away to see us. It's our great honor to be your yarn shop!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Something to make you smile...on a dreary day.

It's gray and raining here in the thriving megalopolis of Pickerington, Ohio, so I thought I'd share with you some photos my Mom sent of her garden. She's up in Caledon Hills (thus the name of our yarn!) in Canada and I'm very envious of her nice sandy soil. My backyard is better suited to pottery than flowers, but I still try to have nice gardens.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Great deal on Lantern Moon Origami Bag -- just $15.88 at BargainYARNS

I just noticed this gorgeous Lantern Moon Origami Bag on our sale site, BargainYARNS. It would make a terrific yarn bag, but I think I'd want to carry it to the beach. Wouldn't you?

The Lantern Moon Origami Bag is crafted in natural folded palm leaf and lined with raw silk that ties securely at the top. The dimensions are 11" high x 13" wide x 6"deep. Not too big...and just the right size to carry my 5000 SPF sunscreen, novel, beverage and whatever else I might take along.

We've got quite a few blue bags and some pink ones still remaining. You might want to place your order quickly because this is a really exceptional price on a high-quality Lantern Moon bag.

Friday, June 4, 2010

This bird needs your help. Please support Dawn Detergent's efforts to save our wildlife. Now.

Yeah, I know...this is pretty depressing stuff. When I look at this bird, I'm torn between crying, vomiting and becoming enraged.

This is not the time to point fingers or make political statements. It's time to do something to help these poor, suffering animals, and clean up the mess. We can bitch about human issues later and spend the next dozen years participating in a Blamefest.

But right now...please, please visit the web site for Dawn Dish Detergent and register to help save wildlife. It costs you nothing. You just enter the serial number of the Dawn Detergent that's probably sitting under your sink right now. For every serial number entered, Dawn will give another dollar toward saving wildlife.

Do the right thing. If we have any purpose on the planet, surely it must be to take care of the animals that populate it.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Friend us on Facebook and you could win an autographed copy of Noro Wold of Nature

We're giving away a copy of Noro 26 -- World of Nature -- to one of our Facebook friends. To enter the drawing, just friend us on Facebook. (Existing friends are automatically entered.)

Once you become our friend, you'll learn about our new yarn additions, special events (like Ravelry visiting us next week), newsletters, promotions and our sales -- like the one we're running right now on Berroco sock yarns. (They're 20% off the minimum price and we have no minimum orders required!)

Be sure to befriend us before June 9! The drawing will be held on June 10.


Buy now and you can save 20% off the most popular Berroco Sock Yarns at Yarnmarket.

Berroco Sox was $7.85. Now only $6.28
Berroco Sox Metallic was $14.85. Now only $11.88!
Berroco Comfort Print was $7.85. Now only $6.28!
Berroco Comfort Solid was $7.85. Now only $6.28!
Ultra Alpaca Fine was $10.35. Now only $8.28!

There are no minimum orders and -- yes -- we will give you the low sale price even on back orders!

Be sure to order your Berroco sock yarns quickly because this special sale won't last long.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Another Lucky Winner at Yarnmarket!

Thanks to all of you who entered our Just My Type newsletter contest last week, and join us congratulating:

Susan H. of Corvalis, Oregon

for winning a $100 Yarnmarket Gift Certificate. Susan was the lucky one who answered our contest question correctly and was chosen at random from the hundreds of responses.

So what was the right answer you ask?

For the question Which project featured in this issue of the Just My Type Newsletter is the least expensive and which project is the most expensive including all items given in the shopping list?

The correct answer was the Party Necktie at $11.90 for the least expensive and the Fern Pullover (also called Birch & Fern Top-Down Pullover) at $188.45 for the most expensive.

Be sure to sign up for Just My Type so you can learn more about yarn and enter our contests!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The winner of the autographed Noro book is...

Barbara Robertson!

As soon as Barbara lets me know where she lives, I'll be sending her an autographed copy of Noro: the World of Nature.

Thanks to each of you who entered the contest. I really do appreciate that you read our Yarnmarket blog.