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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Happy Birthday Candy!

Today is a very special day, it is Candy's Birthday!! Please join all of us at TYF and AYF in wishing her a very Happy Birthday!!

We are so lucky to have her as a part of our team and a part of our family. Candy, we hope you have an amazing day.


Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Happy Birthday to Us!!!!

Today, Tempe Yarn is turning 9!!!
Its hard to believe how fast the years have gone by. We just want to take a moment and say THANKS, we are so lucky to have a community of customers & friends that love and support us. Without you we wouldn't be celebrating our 9th birthday...here's to another 9 years and then some.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentines Day!!!!

Happy Valentines Day!!
From all of us at TYF and AYF!

“First best is falling in love. Second best is being in love. Least best is falling out of love. But any of it is better than never having been in love.”
Maya Angelou

“Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupery

“Love is that condition in the human spirit so profound that it empowers us to develop courage; to trust that courage and build bridges with it;
to trust those bridges and cross over them so we can attempt to reach each other.”

Maya Angelou

“There are all kinds of love in this world but never the same love twice.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald

“To those who have given up on love: I say, ‘Trust life a little bit.’”
Maya Angelou

“You don’t love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear.”
Oscar Wilde

“True, that he’s no Prince Charming, but there’s something in him that I simply didn’t see.” — Princess Belle (”There’s Something There”)

"How do you spell love?”Piglet
“You don’t spell love. You feel it.”Winnie the Pooh

“I’d rather die tomorrow than live a hundred years without knowing you.”John Smith

“You’re the best thing I never knew I needed. So now it’s so clear I need you here always.” — (”Never Knew I Needed”)

“When I look at you, I can feel it. I look at you, and I’m home.”Dory

“You are my greatest adventure.”Mr. Incredible

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Valentine's Day!

Join us at Tempe Yarn on Valentine's Day to celebrate two great loves....Yarn and Chocolate!
We will have a chocolate fountain going from noon to 7pm  Simply bring a dessert to share, like fruit, brownies or marshmallow and join in on the fun!
Have a very Happy Valentines Day! 

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Tempe Yarn Open On Monday (Jan 19th)

Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American clergyman, activist, and prominent leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience.

Tempe Yarn Celebrates His Message with “A DAY ON” This Monday, January 19th.

On Monday, January 19th (11 am to 2 pm), Sam, the son of the founder of Colinette Yarns, will be at Tempe Yarn to help roll out their Arizona Dream Kit trunk show. 

But Sam is more than a pretty face with a Welsh accent,  he has been involved in every aspect of the Colinette Yarn business.  Come listen to him share his industry  experiences but don't be surprised if he tells some Welsh folk tales.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

This Class Starts on Thursday(1/15) at Tempe Yarn


Have you ever wanted to make a Cardigan Sweater that fits you like it was made for you? Now you can gain those skills and master sweaters once and for all.  Angela Smart, a true master knitter, will be starting a Cardigan Design Class 101  on January 15 from 4 to 6 pm.  This class meets once per week for ten weeks through March 19th

P.S. (special comment from Terry)  This is a class that frees you to be an independent knitter.  While the focus is making a sweater that fits you...specific to your body type and measurements, it is much more.  In this class you will want to bring a notebook and capture all the tips, tricks and knowledge that Angela so freely shares.  You get so much more than a sweater that fits you like no other garment.  At the end of the 10 weeks, you will have mastered skills that translate to all of your knitting.  

It starts on Thursday (1/15 at 4 pm) so don't think to long.  Do something nice for yourself, you will not regret it.  

Share the Love 2.0

Arizona Yarn and Tempe Yarn are excited to introduce this very special program that will bring together fiber enthusiasts from both yarn stores.

Through Share the Love we hope you will give and receive products you love and develop some new friends to cherish along the way.

All members will receive a member number (shhh it’s a secret!) that you will put on all of the “gifts” you give. You will have a week to drop off your gifts and then a week to pick up your presents from your new mystery friend.

Each time you will have a new mystery friend assigned to you and will receive some information about them to guide you in the gift giving. So during this event you will have exchanged 2 gifts with 2 new friends.

Don’t worry about the “gift wrap” or the winding; we will package it up for you. At the end of this event we will be hosting a “meet and greet” party for all members so that you can meet your new friends in person.

Stop by one of the shops and get the details. 

The sign up for "Share the Love" is open till January 31st.

"It’s not just a yarn shop
         …it’s a community!"

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Expand Your Fiber Arts Skills

We have 3 upcoming classes that will help you get even more addicted to fiber arts...

Cardigan Sweater Design 101- Thursday January 15th - March 19th 4pm-6pm. This class meets weekly for a total of 10 weeks.

Beginning Floor Loom Weaving Class - Tuesday, January 20th (from 11am-3pm) and Wednesday, Jan 21st (from 11am-4pm).

Introduction to Hand Painting Cotton Yarn - Sunday January 25th from 1pm-4pm.

                          Call TYF today to sign up for these classes, 480-557-9166

Friday, January 02, 2015

Manos Del Uruguay Trunk Show @ Tempe Yarn

Manos del Uruguay makes some of the
best yarns in the world.  
From January 14th to 31st, Tempe Yarn 
will have not only a great selection of their yarns,
but lots and lots of garments made from them.
Watch here for more information.

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Happy New Year!!!!

Goodbye 2014, Hello 2015!!

As we welcome the New Year, we just wanted to take a moment to say Thanks for all your support in 2014. Becasue of YOU, Tempe Yarn and Arizona Yarn is "Not just a yarn shop, its a community"!

May 2015 bring you good health, wealth and lots of yarn and fiber!

We hope to see you at Tempe Yarn today for our 
Annual Potluck and Yarn Fest.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Gecko Yarns


We are happy to announce a new local artist, Gecko Yarns.  In January both Tempe Yarn & Arizona Yarn will carry Gecko Yarns. This local indie dyer offers great yarns in a variety of bases, weights and colors. We have had a lot of requests lately for graduated color yarns and that just so happens to be her specialty. Stay tuned on our Facebook and watch for tweets from TYF/AYF Twitter for more details on the arrival of this new line of yarns. 

A sample if Gecko Yarns!

Cricket Club with Candy

We'd like to invite you to bring in your Cricket Loom and be part of our Cricket Loom Club. This is a social group that meets every Tuesday from 4 to 6pm.    

Friday, December 26, 2014

Happy Birthday!

All of us at Tempe Yarn & Arizona Yarn want to wish 
Erin a Very Happy Birthday!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

A very BIG Thank You...

As many of you know, during the months of October & November we did a collection for the Chrysalis Shelter in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Because we have such a loving, generous, caring and giving community, we were able to collect quite a bit of stuff. I took the donated items to Kelly last week and she was so thankful for everything you gave. Often times these woman have nothing but the clothes on there back and are in desperate need of these basic things.
I am so touched and amazed by the generosity of our community and how we have always come together to help out those in need. Be it hats for the men and woman in uniform, clothes for the Transitional Living center, Hedgehogs for the Ronald McDonald House, Hugs for Japan and so many other community service projects, our TYF/AYF community is always there to support others. 

I just wanted to take a moment and express my deep gratitude for all of you. Our community is so special and never ceases to amaze me. We appreciate each and every one of you. 

Thank You for being YOU!!!!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Merry Christmas Eve!!

Twas the night before Christmas and all around me

There was unfinished knitting not under the tree.
The stockings weren’t hung by the chimney with care
’Cause the heels and the toes had not a stitch there.

The children were nestled all snug in their beds.
But I had not finished the caps for their heads.
Dad was asleep—he was no help at all.
And the sweater for him was six sized too small.

When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I put down my needles to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash.
Tripped over my yarn and fell down in my stash.
The tangle of yarn that lay deep as the snow
Reminded me how far I still had to go.
When out on the lawn I heard such a noise,

I was sure it would wake up both Dad and the boys.
And although I was tired and my brain a bit thick,
I knew in a moment it must be St Nic.
Yet what I heard left me very perplex-ed
For nothing I heard was what I expect-ed.

"Move Rowan! Move Cascade! Move Between-the Colors and Clover!
Move Dyelicious! Move Spud Chloe! Move Noro! Move over!
Shepards Wool, don’t circle around, just stand there in line.

Pay attention you sheep and you’ll work out just fine!
I know this is hard, as it’s just your first year,
But I’d hate to go back to 8 tiny reindeer."
I peered over the sill.  What I saw was amazing!
Eight wooly sheep on my lawn all a-grazing!

And then in a twinkle, I heard at the door
Santa’s big boots stomping on the porch floor.
I rose from my knees and got back on my feet.
As I turned around, St Nic I did meet.
He was dressed all in wool from his head to his toe
And his clothes were hand knit from above to below.
A bright Fair Isle sweater he wore on his back,

And his toys were all stuffed in an Crocheted Market Bag / sack.
His hat was a wonder of bobbles and lace,
A beautiful frame for his rosy red face.
The scarf on his neck could have stretched for a mile,
And the socks peeking over his boots were Argyle.
On the back of his mitts was an intricate cable.
And suddenly on one I spotted a small label:
"S.C." in duplicate on the cuff.

So I asked, "Hey, Nic, did YOU knit all this stuff?"
He proudly replied, "Ho, ho, ho, yes I did.
I learned how to knit when I was a kid."
He was chubby and plump, a well-dressed old man,
And I laughed to myself, for I’d thought up a plan.
I flashed him a grin and jumped up in the air,
And the next thing he knew, he was tied to a chair.

He spoke not a word, but looked down in his lap
Where I had laid my needles and yarn for a cap.
He began then to knit, first one cap then two.

For the first time I thought I might really get through.
He put heels in the stockings and toes in some socks,
While I sat back drinking a hard cider on the rocks.
Quickly like magic his needles they flew,
Good Grief! He was finished by two!

He sprang for his sleigh when I let him go free,
And over his shoulder he looked back at me.
I heard him explain as he sailed past the moon,
"Next year, start your knitting sometime around JUNE!"

By Nancy Massaroni / Edited by Fred

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!

Terry, Fred, Aaron, Amanda, Allari, Candy, Krysten, Erin, Lori, Janeen, Leslie, Katie, Marla, Tiffany, Angela, Cynthia

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Birthday Wishes....

Today is a special day for someone in our TYF/AYF family...most of you know her as the amazing lady that runs AYF, some of us are fortunate enough to call her a friend and I am lucky enough to call her family. Today, we hope that she has a day as special as she is. 
Please join us in wishing Amanda a very Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday Lady!!!