Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Around May

It is a gorgeously sunny and warm afternoon with the temperature hovering around 70. As soon as I finish this new post, I am heading out to my blue porch rocker and knitting away on my next baby washcloth. I have been obsessed with the Cascade Fixation yarn that is all cotton and a wee bit of elastic. First I made a baby hat for a shop sample, then I had leftover yarn so - baby wash cloths!

Left over yarn.
From this sweet baby hat.....
Is being made into baby wash cloths. So soft! 

The best part of this short knitting adventure? Out of the blue, the yarn rep stopped in yesterday and low and behold, he had new colors of Fixation in his little carrying case and I ordered them all! They should be arriving early next week!

I am thinking now that we have a new downtown pedestrian plaza in Port Townsend; we can have knit nights out there and be beachside! Stay tuned for beach side, with an iced beverage, good company and yarn for a knitting the evening away until the street lights turn on!

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Gallery Walk Demonstration

It is almost Saturday and that means Darlene will be arriving all the way from Port Angeles (!) to demonstrate the technique of punch needle embroidery. She will be in the shop form 4:30 to 7:30 during Port Townsend's monthly Gallery Walk and supplies will be available for purchase. I may even have some cookies in the shop for special treats! No previous experience needed to master this new skill, by the way!

Other upcoming events include Knitting Advice and Help with Theresa on May 10th and 24th. Free knitting consultant!! Yes, if you have always wanted to learn to knit, she will get you started at no cost except for your supplies. How wonderful is that!? She will be in shop on those days from 1:00 - 3:00.

We have also received in a new shipment of Knit Wits yarn in beautiful spring colors. I am going to sit in my bright blue gliding porch rocker and knit away an afternoon on a warm, spring afternoon. I think I will knit up some socks or a shawl or....

Lastly this evening, I leave you with the visage of cute rat, made by a customer who just happened to bring her little friend in for a visit!

Knit on Divas!!!

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Spring is Here!

Finally! There is sun and warmth and things blooming and color and spring! Here at Diva Yarn we are doing a bit of spring cleaning and polishing things up for long, sweet afternoons of knitting. We have received new yarns and crochet threads. Our sale bin is brimming with bargains and our shop samples have been marked down to obscenely low prices. You can add to your stash or your wardrobe!

Coming up this week on the 26th, from 1:00 to 3:00 in the shop, we have Theresa on hand to offer free knitting advice, consultation and design help. Take advantage of this time because one, community and two, getting your spring projects on. Meet your fellow crafters or just say hello.

Other dates for Theresa's help:

May 10th
May 24th
June 14th
June 28th

Yes! She can even help you begin to knit. Need crochet help? Let us know. We can offer you that too!

Happy Spring my fellow Divas!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

I'll be here this coming weekend with new jewelry designs and new little paintings and drawings. Please come by, see what I have been up to and say hello. You know this building is literally ON the beach downtown. Get a hotdog at Dogs-A-Foot across the street, have a little picnic in Pope Marine Park next door or on the Wave Viewing Gallery and look at fabulous art and fine craft works when you are all done lunch! Pop on over to Elevated Ice Cream next for a cone and wrap up your afternoon at the wonderful shops downtown and then onto a terrific dinner. See you soon. ( You're welcome, by the way, I love planning someone else's day! )

 Oh, it is such a yarn thing!!! I can not believe it has been so long since I posted here. I have not been slacking but have been kept very busy with yarn and bead dealings. We have a fabulous collection of beautiful yarns in for your summer knitting and crocheting pleasures. Personally, on the warm summer evenings I like to sit in my porch glider rocker and knit until the sun heads very low in the sky. I can decompress and dream of life, friends, family and all the good things still remaining in the country.

I am planning my holiday knitting right now and thinking of the things I want to make. Socks. Hats. Scarves. Baby jackets. I have met new people and have new people in my family that I can now knit for! I like making new friends and I like knitting for new friends.

In the back hall, we have an awesome clearance display that right now has a great selection of Be Sweet yarns at 40% off the original price. I love using this yarn for mitten cuffs, carry along and scarves.

We are open daily 10: 30 to 5:00 and hope to see you soon! XO

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Cooler Daze!

The weather, which for me is not my summertime friend when it is in the 90's, has finally turned a bit cooler, grayer, misty and quiet. The sun is gone in all its blazing hotness from the sky. I want summer to be done. I have had my share of warm days and outside fun but fall is calling and I want to be in making things, knitting. My garden and porch flowerpots want to selfishly use any spare time I have.

I picked up some yarn recently at the yarn store in Tillamook and it is next on my knitting wait list. It is a hand dyed fiber of 100% merino. I think it will make a lovely hat for one of my gorgeous granddaughters or maybe some mittens or a pair of gloves.

Next up on my list is to see if this yarn crafter will allow me to stock her yarn in the shop. I'll be checking in with her next week. Right now, it is back to the studio and spending a wee bit of time organizing all things non bead and non yarn. How do ribbon, fabric, sequins and other fine treasures seem to seed themselves and grow into bigger collections? The creative mind is never quiet. Thankfully!

Monday, August 8, 2016

Hello, poor neglected Diva blog. How could I post a bit and then send you out into the cold with no other posts to show? I would, if I could, show you some recent knitting but since I hurt my arm - ow - I have not actually knit anything! My yarn shop has many new things and each space is filled with amazing colored yarns and fibers and textures! Get that knitting on! Pull out that crochet bag from deep in the hall closet and begin again the project you so long ago dreamed of finishing.

Add to your stash our collection of Czech glass buttons or resin buttons from Jake. We have clever tape measures to place in your knitting bag that are sure to make you look like the world's hippest knitter. We have embroidered knitting bags that we have lusted for in deep jewel colors and intricate patterns of leaves and flowers. Samples line the shelves to inspire that muse inside you long forgotten when you went to the grocery store for the thousandth time.

We are here. In the shop. Waiting. Just waiting for you to begin a fiber lust again.