Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Welcome Sunshine - and Alana Dakos!

After what feels like a deluge of rainy weather, we are ready to welcome back some sunshine this Saturday, just in time to spend the afternoon with Alana Dakos!

Buttonholes and Bands Workshop
Saturday, January 14th 1-3 pm

Alana Dakos is a designer and author of multiple pattern books including Coastal Knits and Botanical Knits. Her designs range from hats, mitts and shawls to cardigans for women and girls which feature her signature leaf and foliage motifs.





If you have ever struggled with adding professional looking buttonholes to your cardigan or if you are new to the skill, you will want to sign up to join us in this workshop.

Alana will be demonstrating 3 different techniques for creating buttonholes, how to determine button placement and position a matching band.

Come by or call GYG Yarn Studio at (916) 899-5416 to reserve a spot!







Come see the featured knits from Alana's patterns in the shop. Here's a shot of Verdure, the plant motif mitts that I gifted a friend with this season. We carry Ms. Dakos' books in our shop as well as her single pattern designs including many of her hats and garments for children.


Thursday, November 24, 2016

GYG Black Friday Sale

We're opening our doors at 8:00 am on Friday, November 26th to bring you a schedule of savings.

Get 25% from the hours of 8-10:00 am

Get 20% off from the hours of 10-12:00 Noon

Get 15% off from 12-5:00 pm

Discount cards will not be stamped on this day.
No additional discounts will be applied.
Sale yarns will not be discounted further.

We will be open special hours this day
8:00 am -5:00 pm

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

2 Days Left to Join a Winter Swap

There are 2 days left to join a Never Not Knitting Winter Swap featuring an opportunity to knit and receive a knitted gift of an Alana Dakos pattern. As a bonus, you'll receive a discount code for 20% off a pattern purchase.

Check out the Never Not Knitting group on Ravelry at http://www.ravelry.com/groups/never-not-knitting, then select the Winter Wonderland Swap discussion thread.


Check out the first entry on page 1 for the details. You answer a simple list of questions about your preferences and on November 10th you'll be matched with your secret Santa recipient. You'll knit and send a gift package to your secret Santa recipient and in turn you will receive a gift too! The best part is that you know your recipient will be knit-worthy.

If you're worried about having time to knit before the holidays, you need to get your gift out before January 31st, so you can start after things wind down. It sounds like great fun!

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Anniversary Sale - Saturday, October 8th

We're celebrating 6 years in business at GYG, including our first full year at our location in the TJ Maxx shopping center. As a big thank you to our customers, we're hosting a one-day sale -

Saturday, October 8th
10am - 5pm

Put your discount cards away - you won't be using them (and we won't be stamping them) because your entire purchase is already at least 20% off! We're bringing in the rubber duckies - when you're ready to make your purchase, pick a duck and you're guaranteed a discount of 20% or more.
Note: discount prices do not apply to classes, workshops or services.




On top of your discount, you will receive a raffle ticket for one of our amazing prizes! You don't need to be present to win, but you're welcome to hang around for the drawing. We invite you to join us for food, drink, great company and prizes - and of course, wonderful yarn!

Come browse as we start to introduce our new fall yarns, like JaggerSpun. We're carrying two yarns in this line of limited production yarn from Springvale, Maine - 100% Organic Merino Wool in sport weight and Super Lamb, a machine-washable Merino yarn. These soft, squishy yarns come in a variety of vibrant colors with plenty in stock for a sweater or shawl.
Just in time to start your cold weather knitting!



Sunday, February 7, 2016

Kira K is in the House!

Kira Dulaney, of Kira K Designs, brings her expertise and her trunk show to the Goat for hands-on instruction and the opportunity to see and touch her fantastic designs.

Kira's designs can be found on Ravelry at http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/kira-k-designs

Some of her most popular designs are her Bell Curve and Sawtooth skirts, her Belle Époque Shawl, as well as sweaters, accessories and tops for children.

She uses a variety of yarn types and weights and includes crochet in her designs as well, making her a well-versed and popular designer.

While her classes this weekend are already booked up, her samples and patterns are on display at Got Your Goat and she'll be happy to give you advise on yarns choices for the best effect for your pattern choice.


Come by and visit today if you missed us on Saturday. Check out the samples in person and we'll be happy to answer your questions. We'll be open until her last class wraps up at 3pm today, Sunday, February 7th!







Thursday, January 7, 2016

Alana Dakos at GYG this Saturday

  


THIS Saturday, January 9th
Alana Dakos the creative genius behind Never Not Knitting will be at our shop!

We'll have a

featuring some of her fabulous creations
                               
And a class with the queen of fantastical botanical motifs herself
for those lucky few who were able to get in  
A book signing from 4-6:00

   

AND

                               
We'll kick off her 
 that we'll be participating in beginning on January 8th.  Join in on the KAL fun with us!  Visit our Ravelry page here to see more details. 
                               
 Come on by this Saturday!  You won't want to miss this!     

Monday, December 21, 2015

Holiday Hours at GYG & Mo's Stash Box

We at GYG hope you're enjoying the holiday season with your family and friends!


Christmas Eve, December 24th, close at 5pm
Closed Christmas Day, December 25th
New Year's Eve, December 31st, close at 5pm


Drop by and visit us when you need a break from the hustle and bustle and want to see and feel the colors and textures of the great yarns we have in stock. We're expecting shipments of new yarn lines this winter so we'll keep you informed as they arrive.

If you are signed up on the GYG Mo's Stash Box list, your latest gift has arrived!
If you have not signed up for 2016, now is the time to come in and get hooked up!
Please call or come in to find out about this special offering for our customers.