Y arn Nook Newsletter 
November 2015

Yarn Nook


1120B Coolidge Blvd.
Lafayette, LA 70503
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Science Says Knitting Makes Humans Warmer And Happier, Mentally 
Well, all we really have to say about that is DUH... oh, and you can read the article here ~ it is pretty interesting! Of course we know how great knitting is for us and that it makes us better people ~ that's one of the many reasons we love it so much! Another reason we love it so much is that we get to surround ourselves with terrific tools and yarns and of course our knitting friends at Yarn Nook! Come by for some fiber, fun, and friends at the shop soon.
Local Designer
Local knitwear designer, Kephren Pritchett, whose Keeley sweater is featured in Interweave Knits Winter 2016 magazine,will be at our shop on Friday, November 13, 2015 (12pm - 4pm) for a special "Meet the Designer" afternoon.
Come by to meet her and be inspired. Your purchase of the magazine and/or yarn and pattern to complete one of her projects will be 15% off that Friday only.  

Also, at this event, we will start our November KAL which will feature Kephren's design named "Tide". This amazing triangular shawl is worked side-to-side in a simple, repetitive lace pattern.
Thanksgiving Hours 

Wednesday, November 25th, OPEN (10am - 2pm)
Thanksgiving Day, November 26th, CLOSED
Black Friday, November 27th, OPEN (10am - 3pm)

A special sale will be held on Black Friday, 
s o stop by to check it out! 
Abbeville Market Opportunity
On November 21st, the Yarn Nook will be participating in the Abbeville Market. We will be selling hand knit, crochet, and woven pieces. If you have anything you would like to sell, drop your pieces off at the shop by Wednesday, November 18th. Your items must be tagged with your name and priced. Please price your items with our new shop policy in mind ~ the shop gets 25% commission on any items we sell for you. 

Note: We will only accept commission items 
that are made with Yarn Nook yarn.
Oil Center Festival of Lights
On Friday, December 4th the Oil Center will host the 22nd Annual Festival of Light. Yarn Nook will participate by welcoming festival goers to visit the shop, 5pm - 8pm. We invite you to place items you would like to sell at the shop for this event. Please note that the guidelines listed above for sale items apply to the Festival of Light evening as well.
Dream in Color Club 
Every month we will receive an exclusive and beautiful colorway of Dream In Color yarn. We will only receive 10 skeins along with a code for an online pattern to go specifically with that yarn. Come by the shop to check out this beautiful yarn and the amazing November pattern which is a cabled hat!
Plymouth Promotion
Plymouth Yarns will have a promotion for "Small Business Saturday" which is Saturday, November 28, 2015.  We will post the promotion as soon as we receive it from Plymouth.
November Sale
The holidays are almost here, so we are offering a sale to help inspire you to knit something pretty for yourself or as a gift:  

20% OFF all regular priced red, green, or glittery yarn.

Also on sale:  
Take an additional 20% off all items on sale wall 
including books and bags
(What a great deal ~ items are already marked down 25% to 75%.)
Yarnaholics Bag Ladies ~ November Sale

15% off all cascade yarn and books. 
(Must have bag to get sale.)

Birt hday Club
Yarn Nook's birthday club is new and improved ~ join and you will receive a great coupon by email for use during your birthday month

There are two ways to join the club:
  1. Click here to sign-up via email ~ It's quick and easy! Please include your full name and your birthdate in your email.
  2. Stop by the shop to sign-up.
 Group Activities

November Sit & Stitch
Don't forget to bring a project and the details of construction to "Show-N-Tell" for an extra 15% off of your purchase that evening only. T he project must be made from Yarn Nook yarn. P lease also provide the name of the yarn used, needle size, pattern name, etc.

Ladies, remember that Knit Night is a great time to get together with our fellow fiber junkies and visit and share ideas. Bring "mindless" knitting so you can enjoy the  conversations without the fear of messing up a complicated pattern. We all know its hard to concentrate when we are having a good time! 
Sit & Stitch Wednesdays:
November 4th and 18th
(4:30pm - 7:30pm)
November Knit-a-long
As mentioned above, we will be knitting Kephren Prickett's Tide shawl  this month. Join us on Thursdays (10am - 12pm) to work on this beautiful piece.

Our hugely popular Scoreboard KAL continues until January and it is absolutely not too late to start, so come on by to pick up your yarn in your favorite  football team's colors. For each game your team plays, you knit a row for each point scored (in the order scored) and you will have a beautiful scarf at the end of football season. (For Example: Choose black and gold yarns for the Saints - knit a black row for each point the Saints score, and knit a gold row for each point the opponent scores. By the end of the season you will have completed a beautiful, unusual and one-of-a-kind scarf, and you will be looking forward to and enjoying football games more than you ever thought possible! Ha!) 

You will receive a Scoreboard Project bag for participating (while supplies last) and 10% off of your yarn for this knit-a-long. We have many yarn colors to choose from and we can oder your teams colors if we do not have them in stock. Click here for team schedules: Saints, UL-L, LSU)
 Classes & Workshops

Class Information

You must pre-register for all classes and pre-pay to hold your spot in the class. Class sizes are limited and if no one has signed up within 24 hours of the class, it will be canceled. Supplies for classes must be purchased from Yarn Nook.

Year Long Afghan 2 ~ Block #9, $30
Saturday, November 7th (11am - 1pm)
Our Blocks are almost finished! This month we will learn how to make a plain block into an amazing block by adding embellishments! Homework: Complete your plain block and bring it to the class. Note: We will not have a block class in December since we all get so busy this time of year ~ we will pick up on January 9th with Block 10 - Fair Isle. Taught by Bridget Borne.

Beaded Necklace, $30 plus cost of kit with yarn and beads
Wednesday, November 11, 1:30 - 3:30pm OR 
T hursday, November 12, 1:30 - 3:30pm
Just in time for Christmas, Rae Trahan (former owner of Bella Beads) will teach us how to make a beautiful beaded necklace. You will need a crochet hook (F, G, or H) and scissors.  

Create Your Own Knitting, Crochet or Weaving Class
This class is for anyone from the beginner who wants to learn the basics to the advanced student who would like help tackling a specific project. If you would like to schedule a group or a one-on-one lesson please call the shop ~ we will be glad to schedule a lesson at your convenience.
Don't forget to join our Ravelry group called Yarn Nookers on the terrific online community website ravelry.com. It is a great resource for all knitters and crocheters ~ check it out! 
Happy Stitching,
The Yarn Nookers

"For you formed my inward parts; 
you knitted me together in my mother's womb. 
 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. 
 Wonderful are your works; 
my soul knows it very well." 
Psalm 139:13-14