October 28, 2023

October 28, 2023

Good morning lovely knitters!  What a weird couple of days with this weather!  But it looks like tomorrow, we are back to fall!  AND fair warning - the moment Halloween passes we all feel like the holiday season is REALLY on top of us!  So, best to get all of those gifts on the needles if you haven't already!

We start shipping our Advent boxes on Wednesday (or will have them available for pick-up)!!  Did you order yours yet?  We are trying to get ALL pre-orders out by the end of next week, but after that, there may be a little lag in shipping, so make sure you order before Wednesday!

Speaking of the holidays, we decided to do a fun little yarny party/mini-handmade market this year!  We did it once before and it was super fun!  Check out all of the details so you don't miss out!  (Sorry to anyone who lives too far - this is all and in store bit.)

WHEN: Sunday, December 3, 2023, 2 or 3 to 6.  There's a really fun holiday parade in Maynard at 2, so we thought we could all see the parade and then have our shop fun.  Make sure you come either early enough to be able to park in the Mill Lot or late enough that its over - otherwise, you won't get through!  The parade goes right by the shop.  :)

WHAT: Holiday refreshments, Mini Handmade Market, Secret Snowflake/Santa, and lots of yarny silliness!

 - We still have just 1 spot for our little mini-market (card table size area).  We'd like to have some fun variety of art and craft, so if you would like to sell your stuff that day, get in touch.  There's no charge - I just want you to have some fun and sales to start December with!

- We're going to do a Secret Snowflake/Santa Gift Swap!  If you want to participate, either email me here or pop into the store, so that we can get your details and match you up with someone.  This is going to be SO fun!  Make sure you join up before next Saturday (11/4).  Then we'll pair everyone up and let you know!

I think those are the details for now!  More to come, but mark your calendar and get in touch if you want to participate!

It is just EIGHT weeks until Christmas!  So, this week, we wanted to show off the Slippery Path Scarf!  This is such a fun knit and since it is made with Juniper Moon Farm Cumulus, perfect for those fiber sensitive or vegan peeps in your life!  Grab one today!

There's also only a few days left to grab a Shasta Kit while it is our featured pattern and get 300 bonus points!  This kit also makes an AWESOME gift and with those big, generous Amitola Grande balls, you could have a fun "one for me, one for you" situation!

Our podcast this week featured a delightful special guest!  Make sure you check it out!  And on Monday, we've got the big SHAWL SHOWDOWN starting during the podcast!  

Okay!  I think that's it for today!  Don't be fooled by the weather today - tomorrow, you'll desperately want yarn!

Island Yarn 

189 Main Street
Maynard, MA  01754
Hours: Wednesday through Saturday, 12 - 5
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