Mid-July 2021

“Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.”
-- Robert Frost, The Road Not Taken

A Message from Mindy

Thank you to all who have come into the shop during the sale to stock up on yarn, needles, hooks, and notions, and to share how important the shop and community have been to you. I find that I place my hand over my heart often now, in a gesture to hold that precious memory and tuck it away. I am so grateful for the 10 years we've had in your community!

If you prefer to share your thoughts in writing, we have a bowl near the entrance with notecards and envelopes to share your thoughts about how A Yarn Less Raveled has impacted your crafting life.

Our Danville shop will close permanently after business hours on Saturday, August 7 (12-4pm) and transition to an online-only shop. Read on for details on our Community Celebration on Friday, August 6 (and our special hours that day). 

In addition, we'll be selling the shop samples you've seen on our walls and hangers over the years. Read all the details for the sample sale below, as it will be a staged process, in-store only. All proceeds will go directly to fulfilling the pandemic debts incurred, and you'll take home a special piece of A Yarn Less Raveled's history. Check out our Yarn-O-Meter when you come into the shop! Any remaining shop samples may be sold on our website at a later date.

In this email: 
  • Closing Sale Updates
  • Shop Sample Sale and Schedule - don't miss your opportunity to take home a piece of A Yarn Less Raveled history to wear or to give as a gift
  • Let's Celebrate our Community - Save August 6 to celebrate 10 years as your LYS
  • Closing Date and What's Next

If you missed the news, read...
  • the initial announcement, please click here 
  • the second announcement and initial closing details, click here
  • full and updated collection of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), please click here

We've enjoyed seeing so many of you, and appreciate your patronage, as we continue to strive toward our goal!

With love,
Mindy, Leslie, and Cindy

COVID Update: In line with new Contra Costa County recommendations, we continue to require masks (worn properly), hand sanitizing as you enter, and appropriate distancing, regardless of vaccine status.
Closing Sale Updates
Yarn pyramid
Discounts on all merchandise, including Mystery Bags and Going, Going, Gone items, continue both in the shop and online. The discount does not apply to any of the shop samples.

Watch our Instagram and Facebook pages for additional Closing Sale updates.

Our stock of hand-dyed yarn is decreasing rapidly, as are the foundational favorites like Berroco Ultra Wool in all four weights, however, we still have a great selection to choose from.

Come in or shop online to explore the hidden treasures, as we move closer to the closure of the brick-and-mortar shop.

We've had several inquiries about contributions. If you are fully stocked for yarn and notions, don't see a shop sample you'd like, and would still like to give back to help to move our Yarn-O-Meter up closer to the goal, please contact Mindy directly in the shop or via email at info@ayarnlessraveled.com.
Shop Sample Sale and Schedule
As you know, our shop is always filled with inspiring samples, thanks to the many knitters and crocheters in our community. Have you admired a few samples we've displayed in the shop? Do you need a quick gift and don't have time to knit or crochet it for someone else? Looking for something unique to wear? We have an expansive selection of beautiful hats, cowls, shawls, scarves, sweaters, baby items, and more, that will be available for purchase over the next 3 weeks beginning Tuesday, July 20. 

We are releasing these in collections because there are so many samples, and because we are committed to monitoring the number of customers in the shop for COVID safety. All proceeds from the shop sample sale will contribute to reducing the shop's pandemic loan obligations.

Here's our Sample Sale schedule for new items to be released:
  • Tuesday, July 20 - Hats, Baby and Child Size garments, and Assorted Accessories 
  • Friday, July 23 - Cowls and Scarves
  • Saturday, July 24 - Shawls and Shawlettes
  • Tuesday, July 27 - Ponchos
  • Friday, July 30 - Sweaters (adult)
  • Saturday, July 31 - Extra Special Items (our most popular samples)
Shopfront with words Community Celebration on August 6
Let's Celebrate our Community
Help us celebrate a decade as your LYS! You are invited to an Open House Celebration, fondly called "A New Road," on Friday, August 6. Mark your calendar and plan to join us anytime between 2-6 pm.

We'll gather in the parking lot behind the shop (with tables and chairs, and weather permitting) and in the Learning Studio (doors open for proper ventilation). We'll visit, knit and crochet together, and share stories while staying safe.

Please Note: The shop will only be open between 12 noon and 2pm that day, so Leslie, Cindy, and I can celebrate with you. Our last day for shopping will be the following day, Saturday, August 7 (12-4pm).
Closing Date and What's Next
Our final day open for business in Danville will be Saturday, August 7 from 12n to 4pm.

We'll take a much-needed break then we'll add any remaining products to our online shop. We'll fill orders from the online shop regularly.

Leslie will continue offering project repair and commission service, as well as individual help appointments.

We will send an update in early September with our plan for any classes and other events.
Stay Current with News Throughout the Month

Be sure to follow our most recent shop updates on our Instagram and FaceBook pages!

Our website is always open for purchasing products and electronic gift cards, registering for upcoming classes, and reading our current news. We've added many new products to the Online Shop, and will continue to add more!

Thank you for continuing to support A Yarn Less Raveled and all your local businesses. 
See it here....Buy it here....Help keep us here!
925-263-2661 | info@ayarnlessraveled.com | www.ayarnlessraveled.com