This is a year that requires flexibility and adaptation, isn't it? Due to rising COVID-19 cases in our county and across the Bay Area, Contra Costa is once again in the most restrictive Purple Tier. For your safety and ours, we feel it’s necessary to roll back our re-opening and press the “Pause Button” on offering walk-in shopping until the cases decrease again.
We are taking immediate action to shift our business back to shopping by appointment (in-store or virtual), online, or by email.
We will offer in-store and virtual personal shopping by appointment on Tuesdays and Fridays from 12pm to 3pm so you can see and touch all the beautiful yarns and holiday gift ideas. We will also be open this Saturday, November 21, as we'd originally planned. Appointments are available from 12pm to 3pm.
This has been a difficult decision, especially so soon after inviting you back for walk-in business, and we think it's the right thing to do considering the rising COVID-19 cases.
During the weeks and months we were closed, we continued to find ways to support and protect you, while also protecting our staff. We take this responsibility to maintain a safe space for you to shop very seriously.
More than ever, we appreciate your patience, support, patronage, and understanding as we find creative ways to continue offering your favorite yarns and knitting and crocheting products.
Thanksgiving Holiday Closure
We are taking a much needed break the week of Thanksgiving. The shop will be closed November 23-30, and email responses will be delayed.
We do have some exciting online shopping specials planned for Black Friday (November 27), Small Business Saturday (November 28) and Cyber Monday (November 30), which we will announce next week via another newsletter and our Instagram and FaceBook pages.
Patty Lyons' Workshop Registration is Now Open
We are thrilled to announce that registration is open for a very special virtual workshop with Patty Lyons as part of our 9th Anniversary Event.
Limited spaces are available in this virtual (Zoom) class, so don't miss your opportunity to register for "Patty's Knitting Bag of Tricks" on Saturday, December 5 from 10am to 12pm PST. More details are included below and on the class registration page.
9th Anniversary Plans Will Be Revealed Soon
We will re-evaluate our Anniversary Event plans for December 4-12 after Thanksgiving and will keep you posted. We will definitely celebrate, and we're revising how that may look based on the restrictions at that time.
From our households to yours, we wish you a very healthy, safe, happy Thanksgiving! While our celebrations may look and feel different than previous years, we hope you are able to relax and enjoy your connections, whether virtual or in-person. We are very grateful for each of you.
Thank you to our community working on the front line. This has been a long effort and it's heating up again, and we are so grateful for all you do.
Stay Home and Stay Well,
Mindy and the A Yarn Less Raveled Team