Thursday, August 21, 2008


Well the Summer Sock contest is over. The winners are

Rebecca A (socks at the beach)
Sokk Girl (socks in the garden)

Congrats ladies. Pick up your prize at the store anytime after Saturday August 23.

Thanks for playing.

On a slightly sad note we will be taking a vacation from Socks In The Cities. I'm not sure how long this will be but it seems to be slowing to a very dull roar and we want to revamp it to make it better and more interesting. I know we can do it. But until then keep your eyes on the Yarnery Blog where we will keep you posted on when we will have more knit-alongs.

Thank you to everyone who were a part of this KAL. It was great fun, I met a ton of wonderful people and new friends. See you in the store and at The Yarnery Blog.

Sarah W.

Friday, August 8, 2008

The Promise Blanket Is Done!

In case you haven't been in the store since Wednesday you should know that The Promise Blanket is complete. And displayed.

Thank you so much to all who created squares, donated yarn, and donated time to seam the blanket up. You all really stepped up (as I knew you would) for a great cause. The Woman's Advocate.

Now for some stats: The Promise Blanket measures 55" x 61" (or approx 4.5 x 5 feet, or 1.39 x 1.54 meters). In these picture (which are pre-blocked) it is on a double bed so you can get an idea of what the size looks like in real life. The Promise Blanket is completely machine washable, however I do recommend you dry it flat.

I must say it turned out better than even I had hoped. It is beautiful and would make a lovely addition to anyone's home. You can see who made what square by visiting our flickr page. Which leads me to the next bit of info... how you can own it.

As you may have read in an email The Yarnery is going to be throwing a birthday celebration on August 16, 2008. At the celebration there will be items for auction such as old Rowan and Alice Starmore books. I'd like to point out that the proceeds for those items will be going to Knitters Without Borders.

But also at the auction will be our Promise Blanket. It will be a silent auction and if you want to be the one who takes it home you just need to be the top dollar amount at the end of the party. And I assure you, it is worth it!! And has been stated before, all of the proceeds for The Promise Blanket auction will be going to Women's Advocate. The WA provides shelter and resources to women and their families who are victims of domestic violence. And should the auction get too rich for your blood you will have the opportunity to give a donation at anytime during the auction. With a donation of $10 or more you will receive a gift from The Yarnery.

So I hope to see all of you at the Birthday Celebration (there will be cake) and I hope to see all of your generousness (is that a word?) shining brightly.

Thanks again. You all did such a wonderful job.

Sarah W.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Knitted Sock Display

For all you sock fans, below is a message from the MN Knitter's Guild regarding their current display.

Got Socks?
Minnesota Knitters' Guild to display examples of knitted socks in the Textile Center's Community Gallery July 20–Aug 28
Work of the Minnesota Knitters' Guild will be featured in the Community Gallery of the Textile Center of Minnesota. This year, guild members chose to display examples of their knitted socks. The exhibit will be in the main hallway of the Textile Center from July 20 through Aug. 28. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Promise Blanket Update

The Promise Blanket is getting done. Thank you so much to all of you who have sent in a square (or two, or three). We will have a lovely throw-sized blanket to make us some good money for the Women's Advocate.

Here's a little preview of some squares:

1. Square 23, 2. Square 28, 3. Square 33, 4. Square 36, 5. Square 14, 6. Square 15, 7. Square 10, 8. Square 9, 9. Square 4

We do have a flickr account now that has some of the squares uploaded so you should click over and see all the pretties. I must admit that being as I have been dragging this blanket home then back to the Yarnery, then home, then (you get it) I've misplaced a few names and yarn info. If you see your square and it has no info let me know asap and I'll get that fixed right up.

I also wanted to let you all know that for the most part the sizes were just right. However, we do have a few squares that are too small to fit nicely into the blanket. Never fear, your work is not for nothing. As soon as the main blanket is done I'm settling in to seem together a smaller (aka baby) blanket. Everyone's hard work will be paying off, I promise.

And a shout out to the New York Knit Wits who sent in seven squares all the way from (you guessed it) New York. Ladies, thank you so much!!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Red Socks

After reading Lene's Blog this morning, I need stash enhancement. She just makes red socks sound so special. My less-special brown socks are seeming dull. This might be sock envy. I am loving the yarn and the fact that they are "chocolate". Really. That is the colorway. It's the color's name. Chocolate.

Somewhere in my remembering, I think I am supposed to take a photo of my sock on one of my travels this summer. With all of my plans to tend the garden, that seems the furthest and best place that I have been.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

The Promise Blanket

Today marks the official one week countdown to the Promise Blanket Square deadline. So many people have taken the info from the store and now is the time to get those squares in.

Remember that the squares need to be in by July 15, 2008. Hand deliver them or send them. We just want to make sure that they are in this beautiful blanket.

Also, stay tuned for information about how you can have your shot at owning this great blanket... as well as helping a great organization.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Mulberry Hedgerow Socks Started

It's kind of hard to see them in this photo, but here is the start of my next pair of socks. I'm doing two socks on two circulars, this time starting with cuff down. I used a tubular cast on. This is ShibuiKnits Sock yarn, Mulberry colorway. I'm doing the Hedgerow Sock pattern from Knitter's Review.