Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Our Blog is Moving!

We have recently updated our website, and have integrated our blog into our new site, so everything is in the same place! All of our old posts will still live here, but you can find all new posts and updates here.

Thank you for reading our blog, and we hope you continue to enjoy our posts!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

What to do with "Link"

This past weekend was our Anacapa Eweniversity, and those of you who received our Eweniversity Kit were treated to a skein of "Link" from Berroco. I had a few people ask me what to make with this MEGA yarn, so here are a few Ideas for you!

First off - there are some cute patterns from Berroco for this yarn. Click here and see them all! A few of my favorites are Chu-Rippu, Kathie's Cowl, and Katsura.

Another fun thing you can do it deconstruct the yarn! Terry thought of this, and I think it's a great idea! The yarn itself is a knitted tube, so if you take a close look at one of the ends, it will unravel if you tug on the end:

They yarn will continue to unravel into a single ply yarn:

I ran it through our ball winder as I unravelled it and ended up with a GIANT cake of a pretty, single ply, gradient yarn:

You will end up with a yarn that is around a Worsted weight, and somewhere in the neighborhood of 500 (!) yards. 

I knitted this swatch on size 8 needles and got 20 stitches over 4 inches. Now you can make yourself a pretty and soft shawl, or matching hat and scarf, or maybe a kid's sweater? There are a ton of options, so have fun with it!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

The Yarnover Truck is Coming to Visit!

If you remember a while back, we had the opportunity to host our friends Barbra and Maridee and their yarn-shop-on-wheels; the Yarnover Truck.

We had lots of fun the last time they were here, and we are excited to be hosting them again, in one week from today!

Saturday, April 25th, 10am-5pm

They will be parked in front of Anacapa Fine Yarns Saturday, April 25th, so be sure to swing by and check it out.

We are also excited to announce a collaboration that we have been working on with the Yarnover Truck - an exclusive, brand new pattern featuring yarn from the Truck and from our shop!

Ventura Highway features an exclusive colorway of Zen Yarn Garden Serenity DK from the Yarnover Truck called "California Love" and a solid coordinating color of Findley DK from Anacapa Fine Yarns.

Pick up yarn on Saturday from both of us and you can get a copy of this pattern for free! The pattern will also be available for purchase from Ravelry for $5.00 if you don't buy the yarn for it on Saturday.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Colinette Afghan Kit Trunk Show

For the past few months we have had the Afghan Kits from Colinette in stock here at Anacapa Fine Yarns. They are big bags full of all different colors, yarns, fibers, and textures, plus a booklet full of patterns you can use with the kits to make the most beautiful afghans you've ever seen. We are hosting 3 samples of afghans made from these kits now at the shop, so come by and check them out before we have to send them back!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Upcoming Events

Today I want to share with you our upcoming events, you don't want to miss out! Show and Tell is this coming Thursday evening!

Spring ‘Show & Tell’-Thursday, March 12th

On Thursday, March 12th from 6:30pm to 9pm, Anacapa Fine Yarns will be hosting a ‘Show & Tell’. Join us for this fun and inspiring event. Bring your favorite completed knit, crochet, woven or felted items; and show them off. It’s always great to see finished handmade items. You will have an opportunity to show off your item(s) and tell us a little about them. All year long we offer many classes, and we see many projects partially finished. Show ‘N Tell is a time for us to see the class projects finished. Please share your finished class projects on this night. If you share, you will be entered in a raffle to win prizes. Come join the fun. Snacks will also be served. 

Anzula Trunk Show - Saturday, March 21st, 1-4pm

Our friends from Anzula will be here between 1 and 4pm on Saturday, March 21st. Anzula is a smaller yarn company making a big splash on the yarn scene. Their yarns are made with some of the most luxurious fibers including cashmere, camel, silk, linen, SeaCell, alpaca, yak, and milk protein. Anacapa Fine Yarns already carries several of Anzula's yarns. But on March 21st,  Anzula will be bringing a huge selection of their yarns to purchase and samples for you to see. Please stop by to meet the lovely folks of Anzula. Swing by and say hello and see all the great yarns they have to offer.

Yarnover Truck Coming to Visit - Sunday, April 25th

As part of their big California Road Trip, the Yarnover Truck will be visiting us here at Anacapa Fine Yarns on Saturday, April 25th. If you haven't had the chance to see the truck, make sure you try and make it out here to join in the fun. The truck offers some great yarns and accessories, so swing by and visit us and stop into the truck while you are here!

Friday, February 13, 2015

New yarns!

We've gotten lots of great new yarns in lately, stop by the shop and see them in person!
Worsted: 40% Cotton, 30% Rayon, 30% Silk

Chunky: 100% Acrylic

Fingering: 80% Merino, 20% Nylon

Lace: 65% Alpaca, 15% Silk, 10% Cashmere, 10% Camel

DK: 53% Bamboo, 42% Merino, 5% Silk

Worsted: 90% Cotton, 10% Cashmere

Fingering: 70% Merino, 30% Silk

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Design Your Own Fingerless Mitss

We have the privilege of hosting some classes from a Rock Star knitter, Wendy Bernard. The soonest one is

Up Down All Around
Design Your Own Fingerless Mitts

One Session-Sunday, February 15, 12 to 3 pm; $60, supplies not included. Skill level: Sheep. Instructor: Wendy Bernard

With "Up, Down, All-Around Stitch Dictionary," you can choose any stitch pattern and reproduce it flat, top-down, bottom-up and in the round. This class will give you the perfect opportunity to try your hand at incorporating stitch patterns into a pair of arm warmers or fingerless mitts. Wendy will walk you through a "from scratch" pattern to create a one-of-a-kind accessory that bears your own creative fingerprint. You can choose from virtually any stitch pattern in the book! Included with this pattern is a formula for arm warmers and fingerless mitts so you can continue to make unique accessories of your own.

Fingerless mitt are a great gift and a great way use up odd balls of yarn. 

Here are some other samples from Wendy -

Happy Needling,