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GC Special, YOTM, WWKIP Day, and IYB Day! WOW!

Hi All :)

GC Special!!!! Reminder, the GC Special that has run in July is being offered in June this year instead. Check out my blog about this, but basically you get a good deal on a Gift Certificate(s)!! :)   Also in June, a new YOTM (Yarn of the Month). This month I have 2 yarns on YOTM:   Araucania Lontue and Araucania Ruca (solid and multy).

YOTM - Lontue

YOTM - Ruca Multy

~Araucania Lontue is a light fingering, 3 ply, 50%cotton, 50% linen.  It comes in a 50 gram hank with 249 yards.  It gives 5 sts/in on US sz 6.  ~Araucania Ruca (solid and multy) is a DK weight, 8 ply, 100% plant fiber from sugar cane.  It comes in a 100 gram hank with 263 yards.  It gives 5.5 sts/in on US sz 4-6.

Both yarns are unique and I have seen some beautiful knits with them.  Nice summer yarns!

Well, Spring is almost over and the Summer Solstice is upon us. The first day of Summer this 2013 is June 21st, a Friday. Wow…I am not sure what to think about that. I am hoping for a nice relaxing Summer, busy with fun Summerish activities, but I am thinking about how quickly the time passes….*sigh*.   Live each day to the fullest, I guess.  Anyway…the Summer Solstice marks the day when Summer Hours at Happyknits take effect. Starting June25th, I will be back on Tuesdays!! So the Summer hours are the same as the Spring, add Tuesday  9:30am-5:30pm.

WWKIP Day/WEEK, begins this Saturday, June 8th. Here’s the link: WWKIP stands for World Wide Knit in Public Day/Week. I will be knitting in Public here at Happyknits on Saturday, and if the weather is nice, I may go right outside where the whole world can see me!!!! Total rebel. Join me or find a place and someone special to hang around in public with and click some needles! Take pictures….send ‘em to me or post ‘em on my Facebook page if you do that sort of thing.

Coincidentally, this Saturday is also IYB Day!! lYB stands for International Yarn Bombing Day!! Do it….go totally bonkers….get all knitty and stuff :) If you’d like to come knitting with me, we could work on some funky bombs and graffiti the crap out of the Farmer’s Market or the Grist Mill. Don’t tell anyone though….it’s all incog-knit-o you know.

Stop in, say hi, knit a bit.  :)  Peace

YOTM- March


YOTM for the month of March:  Noro Hitsuji!!  Hitsuji is the bulky version of Noro Kureyon.  Each Ball is 100grams, 110 yards, is 100% wool, and likes a size 10.5 or 11 needle.  I have several colorways, and each is a magically fantastic example of the artwork that goes into the dyeing of Noro yarns.  This would be great for Felting, bags, slippers, mittens, hats.  Also great unfeltled, as it softens considerably after washing.  Regular price: $17.95, YOTM price $13.50!!

YOTM- November!!


YARN of the MONTH for November!!!  NORO TAIYO is a beautiful blend of Cotton, Silk, Wool, and Nylon.  It knits up at a worsted weight, with a gauge of 4.5 st/in on a US sz 8, and is 100 gr ball with 220 yds!  I made a nice pair of slouchy, …

comfortable socks with one ball on a US sz 6. Happyknits carries 8 colorways.  25% off for the month of November…or while supplies last.  I will not be carrying this yarn any longer once it is gone.  There is enough in a couple colorways for a sweater….if you hurry :)