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Friday, July 13, 2018

Friday, the 13th

Here we are again having rolled around to another Friday, the 13th. Are you superstitious? I try to think the opposite of what is expected of me so I like to think of the 13th as a lucky day. I am up exceptionally early today and although I slept for only a few hours last night; the morning's sunrise and clear air is inspiring. What it will inspire today, I am not certain but it feels good to be up so early. I have even already defrosted the fridge at the shop!

So this 13th, I am going to leave you with a little yarn humor. Have a great weekend and knit or crochet outside this summer!

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Happy 4th!

Learning to knit. Intently, learning to knit. The bird that is. I have been knitting since high school when Aunt Elva and Aunt Katty taught me.  I am taking my knitting onto the front porch in a bit and relaxing in the warmth of this July 4th, while I rock my afternoon away. All winter long, I wait for the moments I am off from the shops and can knit outdoors. There is something that brings me such peace and relaxation when I can escape and just knit. I would head to the beach but crowds, and I am sure there are a bunch, are not my thing on a holiday.

On the shop side, and I will get pictures eventually, we have new Cascade yarns in stock in colors just made for summer & fall. New Fixation yarn is in stock now too and I remain obsessed with knitting with it. I like the elastic running through it and am making gifts for the holidays already! My under the bed finished knitting projects box is getting full again! I need to make more friends to give it all away to. The good news is someone on my friends list is going to become a grandma again and that means... baby knitting!!! Fixation is perfect for that!

Just a sampling of an awesome new color!

Our shop hours are now extended and we are open every day from 11:00 to 5:30. You will most likely find us there earlier and later. Feel free to call if you need us to hang out and wait for you. We know the ferry and traffic can hold you up and we do not want you to suffer yarn emergencies. Buy yarn from us and we will never leave you wanting for help, advice or yarn! 

P.S. We are open today, the 4th until 5:30. Stop on in!! Happy 4th!!!

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!