Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Sample Sale

That's right ladies, we're slinging samples!!!!  Ever come to the shop and covet what was displayed in the window or around the store? Well, it's your lucky day, that piece might be on sale for you to take home.

We have these items on mannequins and covering our back table for you to feast your eyes on. They are individually prices so come and take a look.

Not interested in buying something you can make yourself? Have a relative or friend always asking for a homemade piece that you just don't have the time to accomplish? Here's your answer, buy a ready made item that will satisfy their need. Stock up for Christmas or just indulge yourself in some fine wool already worked up.

This sale will be going on through the end of August so hurry up and come in before that one piece you wanted is gone!

**No discounts will be applied (can't use full a card) or stamps give for items.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Utilizing Your Queue

We are all addicted to Ravelry, that's a given and I'm sure I'm not the only one with a super full queue or hundreds of favorites. Now Ravelry has a way of navigating through that huge list of things to make, which after the 5th page can become a little hectic.

I'll bet that most have already learned how to do this but for those who haven't, I'm going to show you how to search through your queue.

Step 1: When you get on Ravelry and click the patterns tab you will notice a link under the search bar labeled pattern browser & advanced search. (pictured below) Click on it and move on to step 2.

Step 2: Now on the left you'll see a Jump to Filter tab. Go ahead and click that and select My Notebook. (pictured below) In this section you can check the In My Queue box and then it will show you only patterns from your queue on the right.

As you can see you can click to see only your favorites or yarn you have stashed as well, or all of the above.

Step 3: Now that only the patterns you have queued are showing you can weed through these even further by utilizing the specific boxes on the left. (pictured below) You can click on the yardage, weight, and category boxes to view only pullover sweaters knit in worsted weight that take between 900-1200 yds of yarn for example.

Play around with it and view only the patterns you were thinking about knitting for your next project. We hope this helps and if you have any questions please feel free to come on in and ask at Got Your Goat Yarn Shop. :)

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Yarn Bubble

We have a couple of groups that meet at our shop and it's just such a treat when they're around. We like being a place for people to feel comfortable to hang out and bond with their friends. It doesn't hurt that you're in a yarn bubble and surrounded by your favorite craft.

Even our W.I.P.s and Chips group, which could be considered our group, brings us such joy. We hope you look forward to it as much as we do. We've had some great Friday nights getting to know you better and seeing what you're working on.

If you haven't yet joined us for a W.I.P.s and Chips night, they're the first Friday of every month from 5-8pm. And if you have a knitting group with no home check us out!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

A Great Book

I don't know if you've heard about or seen the new book Botanical Knits by Alana Dakos but we're a little obsessed with it over here. We have one project knit up from the book and another is in the process and there's talk of one of the sweaters being made for the shop or used for a KAL.

Let us know if you'd be interested in a KAL from this wonderful book.

Here is a sneak peak at the hat we made that will be on display when the weather starts to cool down:

We used Madelinetosh Merino DK in the color Winter Wheat, which was a yarn suggested by the pattern.

If you haven't taken a gander at these lovely patterns you must take a look, we have copies at the shop but hurry, they go fast. We are on our third order!

Monday, July 1, 2013

The Red, White & Blue

Happy Birthday America! Now what is the best way to celebrate? Friends, family, BBQ and oh yeah, a little fiber crafting. That's right, nothing says Independence Day like picking up those needles or that hook and working with some lovely fiber.

A couple of ways to make it even more festive would be to knit with only red, white or blue. Use only American grown/milled fibers. Or throw in some sequenced or glittered yarn for the extra spark of celebration. ;)

We'd love to celebrate with you at the shop but come in early as we're closing at 3:30. Looking forward to seeing how you make this 4th extra special.