Thursday, July 2, 2015

Fourth of July Hours

GYC will be open on the 4th, with limited holiday hours, from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM.

Celebrate more and spend less as GYC will be offering 10% off all red, white and blue yarns!*
*All sales final and applies only to solid colors.

We hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Another Great Animal Hat

Animal hats are hot for the upcoming season and Plymouth has added their own version with Yarnimals.  Yarnimals come in packaged kits that include a ball of yarn, crochet eyes, crochet nose, braids, tassels, and pattern. Kits are available in either an owl or a monkey design. Kits vary in color and retail for $10.

Monday, June 29, 2015

New Yarns at the GYC

Get ready for a look at some of our new yarns!

First up is this bright new yarn! Lana Grossa Meilenweit Neon is a 80% wool / 20% Polyamide blend in 4 vivid striping colors. At $20 a ball, you get 100g, 420 meters of sock yarn.

Ever wanted to knit a pair of cotton socks? This is the yarn for you! Next is Lana Grossa Meilenweit Solo Cotone. Each 100g ball has 360 meters of 87% Cotton / 13% Polyester. We have 3 colorways and each ball is $20

Another new yarn to the GYC is Rowan Chenille. We have 5 colors in stock of this 100% cotton yarn. Each ball is 50g and 120 yards. It is $7.95 a ball and DK weight.

The pictures hardly do this yarn justice. It's so shiny! This is Lana Grossa Lace Lux. This lace weight yarn is 67% Viscose / 33% Wool with 310 meters per 50g ball. We have 10 gorgeous colors in stock and each ball is $15.

Last but not least, Lana Grossa Silkhair Print Super Kid Mohair mit Seide is our newest edition to our mohair lineup. This yarn is luscious! Each ball has 50g and 400 meters of 70% Moahir / 30% Silk. We have 4 colorways and each ball is $30.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

June Yarn-In 2015

One thing I discovered about having the Yarn-In from 2p-6p is that I have much more energy for it! Usually I've already put in a full day by the time the Yarn-In has started.

We had a lot of great food. Just the right amount of savory and sweet. I loved all of the salads!
Karen won 1st place for her Corn Avocado Salad. I would love the recipe for this!
Laura won 2nd place for her Brownies with Oatmeal. Yum....
April won 3rd for her Pineapple Dream Cake.
Gigi is a new knitter and she put her knitting on hold to watch the Show 'n Tell. I have to admit, I've never seen anyone put their knitting on hold like this......(in case you can't tell, she has the end of her circular needle behind her ear and her knitting is dangling below). Now, that's creative!

Whoa.....these shawls are gorgeous! Diann knitted these two shawls using the pattern, Alluna Shawl. The grey shawl is knitted out of Cascade Heritage Handpaints Socks. The red/blue shawl is kitted out of Crazy Zauerball and Madeline Tosh Light.


How precious - Diann made this sweet sweater using the Puddin' Sweater Pattern and Plymouth Dreambaby D.K. It's hard to see in the picture but she used the alphabet letter buttons to spell the recipient's name.
On a sadder note, recently Diann's sister-in-law passed away and Diann inherited her yarn stash. Diann did the sweetest thing and made several projects to give to the surviving family members. I wished we had taken a picture. She had a tub full of projects including several afghans and scarves. Yes, all done in the past month. What a touching thing to do, Diann. Now, I have one question - Diann, do you ever sleep??????

Susie recently learned to knit and I'm so proud of how well she is doing! I love seeing people enjoy the craft. The two scarves are knitted out of Cascade Yarn Cherub Chunky and the Beginner Class Scarf Pattern. The two washcloths are knitted out of Cotton Supreme Splash and the pattern is one used in the 2nd beginning class. Susie then went on to learn how just using the knit and purl stitch, she can create motifs in washcloths. Patterns are out of the book, Holiday Knit Dishcloths.
The hats do not show well in this picture, but she knitted one baby hat and one adult hat (with a crochet flower) out of Plymouth Encore. The scarf is knitted out of Universal Classic Shades yarn.

Not only did Shirley knit this shawl, she spun the yarn for it. She combined her handspun with Rowan Kidsilk Haze. Beautiful, Shirley!
Dianne knitted this sweater for her husband. Pattern: Men's Cardigan by Red Heart. Yarn: Plymouth Encore Tweed. Dianne, I'm sure your husband will wear it with pride!
This blanket is extraordinary. The picture just doesn't do it justice! Judy knitted the Noro Heart Blanket for her granddaughter, Lucy. If you look closely, you can see Lucy's name in the upper left heart. Judy designed her own picot edging for the finishing touch. Outstanding!!
Tina knitted this blanket using the pattern, Cuddle Up Baby Blanket. The yarn was Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran.

I wish the picture was better on this. It is gorgeous!! Tina used the patterns from the book, Building Blocks. Yarn used was Cotton Supreme.

Tina will be fashionable this winter in this beautiful wrap. Pattern: Basalt. Yarn: Malabrigo Silky Merino.
April designed this crochet pattern titled, Bloom Headband. The pattern is available on Ravelry and in the shop. She will be teaching a class on August 15. You can read more about it on the website.

We did something different for one of our classes. We had a contest to see who had the most projects with them. Shannon won first. I've forgotten the exact count but I think it was 10. I can't believe she fit all of them into this bag! I guess it's a good testimony for the bag.
Same time, same place next month. I can't wait!! 

Friday, June 12, 2015

New Yarn-In Time

Just a reminder, tomorrow we start the new time for the Yarn-In. We'll be meeting from 2pm - 6pm. Be sure to bring your projects and a something yummy to share!

Nacre Beaded Cowl

Here is Debbie's 'Nacre' beaded cowl in Berroco Folio. Folio is a 65% alpaca / 35% rayon blend with 219 yards per 50g ball. Debbie informs us that she went up to a size 7 needle to obtain the desired drape. Here is the link to the pattern:

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

My Latest Weaving Project

Finished my woven wrap. Yarn used was Plymouth Juli #4 & #5 with Feza's Night as the red accent. How long did it take to weave? One movie.