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Manos del Uruguay Alegria
Manos del Uruguay means "Hand of Uruguay" and was started in 1968 as a way to empower women in Uruguay and allow them to stay in their villages and towns and support their families. Manos makes so many fabulous yarns and we stock them all, so we're going to try and feature a different one every month. We're starting with Alegria, their very popular sock yarn that's perfect so many different kinds of projects. Alegria means "Joy", and we think you'll feel that when you work with this beautiful yarn.
We love the Momentito Shawl, one of the transitional weather pieces we're showcasing in Alegria today. This piece is knit with two skeins of Alegria and is a not-too-big, not-too-small crescent shawl perfect for all kinds of weather!

We've put together some color combination kits for your inspiration, or choose your own from the wide range of Alegria colors! The kits come with the yarn and the pattern. 
Crocheted Alegria Designs!
Designed by  Jen Lucas , Conarroe is a beautiful crocheted piece that takes just two skeins of Alegria! It's a great piece for transitional weather and the yarn is robust and machine washable. A perfect combination. 

Choose any color you want from the huge variety of offerings. While you can use a multi-color version, choosing a semi-solid will allow the pattern to show better.

The piece can be finished as a scarf, or sewn together as a tubular or asymmetrical cowl!
Since 1968, Manos del Uruguay has transformed the lives of women all over Uruguay. Manos is a Certified Fair-Trade yarn produced by a women's cooperative in Uruguay.

We're proud to stock every yarn Manos makes in every color. We think you'll love it as much as we do.

Merinella is a wonderfully springy, fingering weight yarn from our friends at GGH. The yarn has beautiful tonal, ombre striping. As if that wasn't enough, it's also machine washable!
This rectangular wrap comes in two sizes, 2 balls for the 13" x 72", and 4 for the 25" x 72" wrap.
This simple, adorable beanie is knit on US 3s with just one skein of Merinella.
Auntie Woolie Says...

While some of you have been visiting, we know most of you can't get to the store on a regular basis. We'd like to remind you that we can offer assistance on line in a variety of ways! You can send us an email, give us a call, or we can set up a virtual "Zoom" time to work through any questions you may have.

We're doing our best to give you the support you need and deserve, after all, playing with fiber is a great stress reducer!

Until next time, please stay well and...

Happy Stitching!

If you're planning on visiting, please know our schedule can change based on guidelines and resources, so keep up with the latest schedule on our website at
Not Traveling?
Don't forget, you can still:
A New Virtual Class!
Join us Saturday August 15 from 9AM to Noon to experience one of Berroco’s newest yarn, Mochi .

This unique yarn is a blend of baby alpaca, wool, and nylon in a chainette construction.That means you get lots of yardage on one ball making it a great value. It has subtle speckled colors in a heavy worsted yarn that is soft and light, yet warm for both accessories and garments.

We’re using Berroco's Kingsey Hat & Cowl pattern for the class, which will teach you how to work in the round with a slip stitch pattern. Even though the stitch pattern looks complex, it is easy to learn, and produces a beautiful result for both the hat and cowl. This pattern is one of 6 that are included in the new pattern book from Berroco!

The yarn comes with the class!
This is an ON-LINE class held using Zoom technology . You'll be able to join from anywhere using whatever technology you have, a PC, a Mac, an Apple iPhone or iPad, or an android device. Log in information will be shared with class attendees prior to the class.
Don't want to take the class? Order the yarn and book and start knitting!
Virtual Stitching in your Slippers!

Join us every Thursday from 4:30 - 6:30PM (Pacific time) for a Zoom get together with the Ball & Skein!

This is a chance to get together, do some "Show and Tell", get some knitting and crochet help, and catch up on what's new in Cambria! You don't have to come for the whole time, just drop in when you can.

Each week we'll spotlight knit and crochet projects and yarn, so be sure to stop by! We'll also be assisting folks with their projects, so it's a great time to drop into the virtual shop.

It's simple and easy and free to join in! Just follow the directions at the link below. You can use a computer, Mac or PC, an Apple or Android phone or tablet. You can have video on or off. It's up to you!

The link below has all the info for how to join.

For more information about how to join a Zoom meeting, click here for a video tutorial
Are you participating in Casapinka's Sharon Show MKAL? If so, we've got you covered with kits from Manos! Information about the MKAL is at the link above.
Private Lessons

If you need some help, we'd love to assist you using our new on-line technology! It's easy and can actually be fun. Yes, that means you can be anywhere and we can help you! Contact us to schedule an appointment and we can help you with your project or help you learn new skills!
A Free Pattern with Sale Yarn!
The Cambria Cobblestone Cowl is a fun, simple project designed by our own Kris Gregson. (The yarn pictured is no longer available.)

We'd like to spotlight WOOLADDICTS Trust for this project. Trust is a wonderfully soft Alpaca/Wool blend yarn you're sure to love. Even better, Trust is currently on sale!

The piece is knit on 16" US 10 circulars. Choose two balls in two different colors and make this quick project!

We've put together some sample combinations to get you started.
We did mention sale yarn, didn't we? It's easy to find what's discounted at the web site, just click on "On Sale" and see everything we have discounted! These are final sale items and we're unable to special order them, as a rule.

Upcoming Events and Classes

Oz hosts a musical Open Mic night, currently on Zoom, every 2nd Wednesday of the month at Moonstone Cellars! It's a fundraiser, but free to attend! Click here for details!
Ongoing Events - Check our Website!

Stay tuned to our  Website ,  our  Facebook Page  (Feel free to 'Like' us!), our  Ravelry Page , or this newsletter for all the latest news and upcoming special events!
Thank you!
We owe it to you that there has been the little yarn shop in Cambria since 1978. We're looking forward to serving you and your friends and family for another 42 years!

Kris, Oz, and the whole Ball & Skein family