March 6th, 2014 Sockapalooza is AWESOME and Dates are Extended!!
Don’t miss this one, it’s part show and tell, part colorful exhibition, and ALL about YOU! Our customers’ fingering weight beauties of all types are on display literally all over the shop, look up and see all the possibilities for fingering (sock weight) yarn! Be inspired, be amazed, you’ll be moved to cast on something new now! We’re keeping it up a wee bit longer because we can’t bear to part with the colors and textures festooning our shop - we’ll have it here until March 15th!!!
Each year our customers blow us away with their ingenuity, creativity, and amazing interpretation of the best of contemporary knitting design. Don’t just be a spectator, share YOUR favorite creations in fingering weight and we’ll give you a 20% off fingering weight yarn coupon as a thank you for playing! This week the “clotheslines” overhead and even our walls are filling up with these beauties and we’re hoping you’ll add more, come enjoy the show and VOTE for your favorites because we’ve got some lovely prizes for the people’s choices.
With all the new fingering weight yarns we’ve brought in lately, we know you have some finished beauties out there…socks, shawls, kids clothes, accessories of all kinds that have been created in lovely fingering weight yarns.
Here’s how it works: you bring in a single sock (we don’t ask about it’s mate!), your shawls, accessories, garments that are made from fingering weight (sock weight) yarns…we tag them with a number (so they are anonymous), the pattern name and the yarn name and put them on our “clothesline” for all to admire. You and our customers can vote for their faves!
It’s a lot of fun, last year we had over 100 entries and it was quite the inspirational sight to see. Knitting and crochet projects welcome regardless of where the yarn came from!
Stash Amnesty is returning in March, start excavating through your stash for all those things you just aren’t going to knit/crochet with - the “what was I thinking” stuff, the “grandma gave it to me” pile, the “why did I think this color was perfect” bag…we want it all to give it to Project Linus knitters/crocheters to turn into wonderful blankets for kids. Besides all that new closet space, we’ll give you a $1 per pound in TYC bucks (good for anything in the store) for whatever you bring in! Project Linus gets stuff they need, you get space, and $$$ for new needles, a snappy bag, or whatever else you find you need - EVERYBODY WINS! Last year you brought in 1100 pounds of yarn!! Help us beat that this year.
We’re cooking up MORE ways to have fun, knit and crochet with friends, and in general, maintain the excitement! Thanks for all your support and enthusiasm…we really appreciate the community that has formed around a shared love of all things knitty and hooky! Stay tuned, the fuzzy fun continues!
See you around the table,
The Tucson Yarn Co. Crew
Join the conversation! Find our group on Ravelry to get the latest on our Knit Alongs, shop happenings, and see what’s on our needles - tucson-yarn-co. Our KAL groups gather on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9-11am and is free of charge, it’s not a class, it’s hosted social knitting and we pick a different project for each month.Check our big board in the store for details!