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Friday, March 03, 2017

TEMPE YARN IS ELEVEN YEARS YOUNG!

IT'S OUR BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK!!!

On March 4, 2006, Tempe Yarn & Fiber began business.  Since then a few things have changed. 

IN 2006 (<1000 sq feet)

IN 2017 (>3000 sq feet)


Our motto has always been "Come Watch Us Grow."
IN 2006 (Inside Shop)

IN 2017 (Inside Shop)

IN 2006 (A Group Gathering)

FUN FACTS/OPINIONS:

In the past eleven years we've:
-met over 170,000 great people, many of whom became friends;
-watched hundreds of customer's children become adults;
-gone to a couple weddings;
-given a total of almost 100 people jobs;
-taught over 8500 people to knit, crochet, spin, weave, etc;
-sold enough yarn to almost go around the earth;
-sold tons of fiber;
-sold over 65,000 needles & crochet hooks;
-started a non-profit 501(c)(3) Knitted Knockers Charities;
-helped nearly 100 local artists grow their businesses; 
-named Best of Phoenix Knitting Supply in 2013, 2014 and 2016;
-been involved in dozens of community projects;
-etc, etc, etc...

We want to thank everyone who has crossed our doorstep since we opened.  Without your support our wonderful yarn journey would have never happened. 

If you have a memory you would like to share about being part of the Tempe Yarn community, send us an email:  tempeyarnmemories@gmail.com

Free free to attach any photos you might have.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Tempe Yarn and Knitted Knockers Charities Helping Women Since 2010



Customers at Tempe Yarn began making Knitted Knockers in early 2010.  Since then lots has happened....but the thing to remember is that if you need Knitted Knockers we are here to help you.

To get free Knitted Knockers, click here and complete the form.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Twas the Night Before Christmas

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 Dyelicious, Move Cascade! Move Manos and Clover!
Move Malabrigo! Move Gecko! Move Woolhalla! Move over!
Gherkin's Bucket, 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 woolly 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 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

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Unique Boutique Join Our List of Local Artists

A Special New Local Artists Group
@ Tempe Yarn
   














The Unique Boutique is a collective of artists with unique abilities who collaboratively create home and garden decor for sale in the community.  The Unique Boutique is an important part of The Center for Habilitation's (TCH) day program. 




TCH individuals spend some of their week creating crafts with the help of support staff. This opportunity provides them new skills, satisfaction of a hard day's work, and allows them independence with each project. 








The individuals also take pride in selling their projects in the boutique, local craft fairs, in the front office at TCH and at Tempe Yarn.  Use of revenue generated from the sale of products is determined by our members and goes back into the process of new projects.





Here are just a few of the items available at Tempe Yarn:




















Take a minute and come into Tempe Yarn and see the art these folks have made with love and pride.



Monday, December 05, 2016

Cascade "60 Quick Cowls" Trunk Show Will Help You With The Christmas Gift Crunch



#1 We have the Cascade book, 60 Quick Cowls*, with the key word being quick (just in time for Christmas). 

#2 We have the Cascade Cowl Samples from the book in the shop till December 14th, so you can come in and see the completed Cowls in person.


#3 While the supply last, if you purchase $50 worth of Cascade yarns you can purchase 60 Quick Cowls book for $10 (normally $17) while the supply last.


                   #1 + #2 + #3 = Christmas Gift!


*60 Quick Cowls is the latest edition in the 60 Quick Books series. Cozy up to cowls with this inventive collection of 60 knitted cowl patterns featuring Cascade Yarns® luxurious, merino/alpaca-blend Cloud, Eco Duo, Highland Duo, Color Duo and Eco Highland Duo yarns. Projects range from classic styles to more innovative designs for knitters of all skill levels looking for practical-yet-on-trend pieces. And with all projects knitted in a worsted weight, these cowls are truly quick knits that will make great gifts or go-to projects for any knitter looking for a fast and satisfying project.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Dyelicious Yarn Biltmore and Surprise Has New Colors

Come into Tempe Yarn and check out our exclusive yarn brands.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Super Moon Photo Made by Fred from Tempe Yarn


Made this series of photo tonight of the super moon rising.  It was made at the park at McQueen and Queen Creek in Chandler.

It was used by ABC 15 News in Phoenix at 10 pm.

Enjoy.

Sunday, November 06, 2016

CLASSES - Tempe Yarn Has Them!



Yes, Tempe Yarn has the classes you want to be able to learn knitting, crochet, spinning, weaving and more.

Check out our webpage for more info.

Fair Isle Class/Clinics At Tempe Yarn - Sign Up Today


St Mary's Food Bank _ How You Can Help


Get the yarn you love and make a donation, and you could win a Tempe Yarn Gift Card.

Thursday, November 03, 2016

Thanks to Everyone Who Voted for Tempe Yarn

Visit TempeYarn.com to see what's going on at the 2016 Best Yarn Shop.


Monday, October 24, 2016

Arizona Yarn - Online

Check out our wonderful new Arizona Yarn Online to see the new things that  have been added recently.


Spinning Wheels/Weaving Looms/Classes

Tempe Yarn offers classes in both spinning and weaving!  We carry a selection of both spinning wheels and weaving looms.  If we don't have it in stock we can order it for you.

So let us be your one stop shop for spinning and weaving looms and supplies.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Tempe Yarn Free Addi Turbo Rockets


Ask for details on how to get your free addi Turbo Rocket!

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Knit One Crochet Too Yarn Just Arrived

Just arrived from "Knit One Crochet Too" yarn: