9th Anniversary Event 2020

It’s our 9th Anniversary Celebration and Sale and we’re celebrating you - our precious community. We’ll share reflections from Mindy and details on the anniversary festivities. The event will look different this year, as we prioritize your safety, and we hope it will retain the feel of a true celebration. You’ll find our complete event agenda with registration links below. Also, join us on Thursdays in December for a new Holiday Craft-Along (details below).

Anniversary Thoughts from Mindy
When I opened A Yarn Less Raveled in November 2011, it was with the vision of a thriving, creative, supportive community, sitting around our antique table, sharing project ideas, talking about yarn and life and building friendships. It was also built with the support and involvement of my community of friends and family. That vision became a reality which far exceeded my imagination with friendships, inspiration, laughter, support, and all the connections that have carried us through nine years of being a part of the community.

As I reflect back over the past nine months of the pandemic, I’ve seen our yarn community continue to come together, even without the physical antique table and the walls of yarn as our centerpiece. Many of you have reached out to check on and connect with us and each other. You have continued to shop with us, visit during appointments, shop by email, Zoom, and through our new online shop, for which I am truly grateful.

Nine years as a small business owner has taught me so much, especially resilience and compassion. We are all experiencing this pandemic differently, yet we are also bonded through our love of yarn and fiber crafts, and the comfort they can bring. I appreciate your patience as we pivot and adjust, as we find ways to maintain, support, and expand our community of knitters and crocheters through technology like Zoom and our still-growing online shop.  

My staff and I miss you, our in-person visits, and want everyone to stay healthy and safe, so we are making business choices to support that. We hold onto the hope that we’ll all be able to reconnect in person around our antique table again soon.

Until then, we’ve planned our 9th Anniversary Celebration and Sale to span nine days, from Friday, December 4 through Saturday, December 12. We’ll offer several ways to shop and find your holiday gifts and yarn for your next project, and opportunities to connect as a community!  

We need your support now more than ever. We know you have many online options for your yarn and notion purchases, and every purchase you make with us helps ensure we’ll be here to welcome you back in the shop when we are able to fully open again.

Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for nine years of community and yarn love! Let’s aim for more!

Happy holidays, and be well,

9th Anniversary Celebration and Sale - the Details
Please join us as we host our traditionally fun Anniversary Celebration and Sale. The sale and events will take place over nine days, beginning on Friday, December 4 and ending on Saturday, December 12. If an activity listed below includes an underlined link, online registration is required in advance.

This year you can shop our sale several ways, from Friday morning, December 4 through end of day Saturday, December 12:
  • Personal Shopping appointment (in-store or via Zoom). We have limited time slots available, so register early!
  • Our Online Shop, which offers shopping around the clock.
  • A Virtual Live Anniversary Shopping event on Sunday, December 6 from 1 PM to 3PM. You'll be able to see many more products in the shop, ask questions, view some of our displayed finished projects, and select your items to purchase from the comfort of your home. Click on the link to register.
  • Curbside pickup and shipping will be available on Tuesday and Friday afternoons (12 PM to 3 PM). Orders will be filled in the order received.

What will be included in the sale? Usually, we reveal this the day the event begins. This year, we're revealing the details now:
  • You'll receive a 15% discount off your purchase of regularly priced yarn, knitting needles and crochet hooks (including sets), and bags.
  • Discounts do not apply to excluded products, previous orders, special orders, gift certificates, and classes.
  • All sales are final during pandemic.

We have planned several events for you, and registration is required in advance. Click on the links below to register and you'll receive an email with the event details and the Zoom link:
  • An online class with special guest instructor Patty Lyons (registration is full). 
  • A interview with an amazing Welsh lavender farmer, Nancy Durham, as we launch a new line of pampering body care products from her farm in Wales. We'll talk with Nancy on Tuesday morning, December 8 from 10 AM to 11 AM.
  • A Virtual Game Night and social time on Friday, December 11 from 6:30-8 PM.  

Continuing our tradition, in addition to discounts on many products, you’ll receive a gift with your purchase (one per person per day). Each day's purchase enters you in a drawing for amazing prizes donated from our suppliers, including Appalachian Baby, Berroco, Kira K Designs, Madelinetosh, Shibui, Woolfolk and more.
Holiday Craft-Along
Through December, our Thursday evening Zoom "Gathering Around the Antique Table" will include a focus on holiday decorations and craft projects, including the new Holiday Baubles (Julekuler) by Arne and Carlos and sweet ornaments by Susan B. Anderson.

Ellen will share her passion for these fun decorations!

Bring you own holiday knitting or crocheting project, or explore new projects like these.

Image © Schachenmayr
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Our website is always open for purchasing electronic gift cards, registering for upcoming classes, and finding our regular and holiday shop hours. We've added many new products to the Online Shop, and will continue to add more!

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