Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Rhinebeck 2014

                        

Every year Patricia's Yarns takes a bus trip to Rhinebeck for the annual New York Sheep and Wool Festival. And this year didn't disappoint! The weather was perfect for wearing hand-knits and the fairgrounds were beautiful and packed with artisan vendors. 

Our bus ride along the New York Thruway.

A Margaux (a.k.a. Tentenknits) Selfie!


We caught up with Jackie from Soak

And the animals are soooo cute!


Balling yarn on the bus...




It was a beautiful day to get out of the city. We look forward to you joining us next year!  Knit, Crochet, Create... In Rhinebeck!

Friday, October 03, 2014

2014 New York Sheep and Wool Festival

Join us on Sunday October 19th for our annual bus trip to Rhinebeck, NY For the annual NY Sheep and Wool Festival at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds.

It is a wonderful excuse to get out of town, see some lovely fall foliage, and attend the festival. You also get an opportunity to see all the animals that the fibers you love come from as well as taste some yummy treats.

We currently have available seats on the bus - so join us, and let someone else does the driving while you knit your way to Rhinebeck! Knit, Crochet, Create!

Call, email, or stop by the shop to sign up. (201) 217-9276

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Celebrating a DECADE

Let's Celebrate 10 Years Together!

We are so thrilled to be celebrating a decade in business! To thank all of our customers we are having a four day anniversary sale!

All yarns will be on sale from 10% to 50% off! No exclusions. 

We will also have raffle prizes for every year we have been in business - yes - 10 raffle prizes! Prizes are from our favorite yarn and needle companies including Madeline Tosh, Blue Sky Alpacas, Shibui, Fibre Co., Manos del Uraguay, and more!

We will also have free gifts with purchase and, of course, treats from local Hoboken specialty stores.

Sale dates: Thursday July 31st, 12-7
                    Friday August 1st, 12 - 6 PM
                    Saturday August 2nd, 12 - 4 PM
             Sunday August 3rd, 12 - 4 PM

 
Raffle prizes will be drawn at end of business Sunday.  

We look forward to celebrating with you!  Thank you for 10 amazing years!  

xoxo,
Patricia

Knit, Crochet, Create!

Saturday, June 14, 2014

World Wide Knit in Public Day

Today is World Wide Knit in Public Day! In honor of the day, we are having a SALE! Today only - all yarns will be 15% off!  So stop by and pick up the perfect project for a great day of knitting! 


It is a beautiful day here in Hoboken to Knit, Crochet, Create... And Save! 


For more information about World Wide Knit in Public Day (WWKIP), visit the WWKIP Wikipedia Page.

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Time for Market!

I am off to Indianapolis for the TNNA Trade Show (The National Needle Arts Association, Indianapolis, IN) to see all that is new at Market and pick out some amazing new things for Fall, 2014!

I am very excited!  I always look forward to this trip as I get to see all the people who make the products I love and I see what's new. I will be visiting with Lorna's Laces, Koigu, Soak, Manos del Uruguay, Kelbourne Woolens, MadelineTosh, Blue Sky Alpacas, Spud & Chloe, Knit Collage, and more.  It is always so fun to see all the new products!

I will take as many photos as possible and keep you updated via blog, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram from Indianapolis! So keep checking back!

I look forward to bringing back new and exciting products just for you. Knit, Crochet, Create!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Happy Earth Day

In honor of Earth day I knit a market bag almost every year.  When I go to the grocery store I try to bring my own bags and do my little part to reduce waste.

This year I knit the "Grrlfriend Market Bag" by Laura Spradlin. It is a free pattern you can find on Ravelry.  I really like the single strap for it - and that it is knit in one piece. After all, seaming a market bag seems counter-intuitive. The pattern is well-written and the finished bag is perfect for running errands.

I knit the bag using Blue Sky Alpacas Worsted Cotton in color 637 Raspberry and used size 8 and 10 needles. I am really pleased with it and look forward to farmers markets in Hoboken so I can put it to good use.

Happy Earth Day everyone!  Knit, Crochet, Create - and be Green!


Friday, April 11, 2014

Spring is in the Air

It happened! Mother Nature has (finally) brought Spring - and it is here to stay (I hope). I have spotted daffodils and crocus' sprouting around town. Spring accessories are slowly making their way into our wardrobes and our cooler-weather items are getting moved to closets. But before you put those items away, you need to make sure they are ready for storage, right?

So, what to do? Dry clean? Machine wash? Hand wash? 

Depends on the item, the yarn, and the recommended care. When in doubt - hand wash. We are huge fans of Soak, a wonderful wool wash that does not need rinsing but will clean your hand made woolens beautifully. Fill a clean tub (bowl/sink/tub) with lukewarm water, some Soak and let it rest for 15 minutes.



Gently swish it around - rinse and squish out excess water in a clean towel or two. Then lay flat to dry until.... 



Until cooler air returns, let's enjoy some lighter weight scarves and shawls. Maybe knit a toy for spring - or a market bag for farmers markets! Whatever you do, enjoy these lovely days!

Knit, Crochet - Create!