Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Garden State Yarn Crawl

This past weekend Patricia's Yarns participated in the Garden State Yarn Crawl and it was wonderful! So many people visited our Mile Square city on, what turned out to be, a beautiful Spring weekend.  Every day we met so many enthusiastic knitters and crocheters from all over the Tri-State Area. It was invigorating to help new friends pick out yarn for their projects or talk about our favorite hand-knits. 

Over the four day event visitors and regulars alike signed in for the yarn crawl and entered our raffle to win one of three prizes. The first prize is a bulging bag of books, yarn, knitting needles and patterns. Second prize is a super-cute Soak Kit and third prize is a Patricia's Yarns tote bag with a selection of our favorite patterns. 

And the winners are...

First Prize - Aishling Donovan

Second Prize - G. Glasspie

Third Prize - Elaine Polakoff

Come in and claim your Yarn Crawl Prizes! 

If you've never visited Hoboken, come by - it's an amazing little city (see picture below).  Looking forward to seeing you soon! Happy knitting!

Friday, April 05, 2013

Joining Us For the Garden State Yarn Crawl?

Below is some information about Patricia's Yarns and about Hoboken.  We are greatly looking forward to participating in GSYC and look forward to seeing you!  Happy Knitting! - Patricia

Patricia’s Yarns - Knit, Crochet, Create!


Shop Hours for the Garden State Yarn Crawl: 
Thurs: 11-7
Fri, Sat, Sun: 11-6
*For normal shop hours, please visit our website

107 Fourth Street
Hoboken, NJ

Visit Hoboken:  
Here is our Visit Hoboken page for our blog:  http://pyknits.blogspot.com/2012/06/do-you-only-come-to-hoboken-solely-for.html  It is a great guide both for first time visitors or for those who want to find new places in the Mile Square City (as well as support businesses owned by fellow knitters). 

First Time Visitor? 
Give us a call and we will help you find the easiest ways in and out of our city.  Hint: we have a parking garage just down the street (Fourth Street between Clinton and Grand) and know a few restaurants who will validate parking for up to three hours!  That’ll give you time to eat lunch, walk around town, and, of course, shop for yarn!

Hoboken in the News:
It should be noted that Hoboken is still rebounding from the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.  The Garden State Yarn Crawl is a great opportunity to visit our beautiful city, enjoy our spectacular Manhattan views (especially in spring), and show your support of our local businesses. For more ways to help Hoboken, please visit: http://pyknits.blogspot.com/2012/11/helping-hoboken.html

About Patricia’s Yarns:
Celebrating Nine Years! Patricia’s Yarns is an exclusive retailer of hand-dyed, natural fiber, artisan yarns for hand knitting and crochet.

Patricia’s Yarns is owned by Patricia Scribner, a Hoboken resident and an avid knitter and crocheter. Patricia’s Yarns was a dream until April, 2004 when Patricia left her career at a financial firm with a goal of doing something she loves in the town that she loves. The shop became a reality in July of that same year.
Patricia designed her shop to best display the beautiful yarns she hand selects from around the world and to make a cozy and inviting space just for you. It is the goal of Patricia’s Yarns to fulfill all of your knitting and crocheting needs.
A true Local Yarn Shop, Patricia’s Yarns is proud of its ongoing commitment to the city of Hoboken and beyond. We are honored to partner in philanthropy with the following organizations: (Locally) the Hoboken Homeless Shelter, the Hoboken Historical Society, the Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Committee, numerous local public and private schools, (Nationally) Caps to the Capital, Heifer International, The Mother Bear Project, and Project Linus.

New Classes for Spring:
In addition to our popular beginner classes, we will also be offering a “Toys by Ysolda” Class – Elijah the Elephant – just in time for Spring.  Please call the shop (201.217.yarn) or visit the website for more information.

New Yarns for Spring:
We love spring at Patricia’s Yarns.  Some of our favorite spring yarns are arriving daily: Blue Sky Cotton, Spud and Chloe, Classic Elite Sprout, Heichi from Shibui, Cobasi, Rowan, and more!

Exclusively for GSYC:
Patricia’s Yarns will be offering daily events, raffles, and give-aways as well as discounting yarns.  To learn more about our GSYC events and discounts, “like us” on facebook or “follow us” on Twitter (@patriciasyarns)?  Not teach savvy?  That’s ok – just give us a call before you come.

Charity Knitting:
At Patricia’s Yarns, we do many charity knit nights.  In the past year alone, we taught local teachers to knit for free (and supported local school knitting clubs), we knit “#26hats for #26acts” (knit 26 children’s hats in the wake of the Newtown shooting), and we knit and raffled off a beautiful blanket for the Hoboken Homeless Shelter.  We look forward to more charity knit nights in 2013.

Recognize Us?
Patricia’s Yarns was recently featured in a commercial for Optimum Small Business.  To view the commercial, click here:  http://pyknits.blogspot.com/2012/12/patricias-yarns-on-tv.html  (There have been many iterations of the commercial recently.)  Oh, and thanks to our involvement in the commercial, Patricia’s Yarns is now an Optimum Hotspot with free internet!

Become a Part of Our Knitting Community:
Patricia’s Yarns holds many events for local knitters: classes, book signings, trunk shows, charity events, wine tastings, and more – there are numerous ways to join us.  Also, we hold an annual bus trip to the New York Sheep and Wool Festival in Rhinebeck.  Sign up for our newsletter (on our website) for more info.