In Store Sale!

It’s getting close to the time of year that YG begins receiving fall yarns (I know, I know… it’s barely summer. But if we knit for the season that we’re in, how often would we get to wear the item?!). You know what that means…. clearing out some spring/summer yarns to make room for all the new woolly goodness! Starting tomorrow (Friday, June 14th) a number of our warmer weather yarns will be on sale at 25% off, from companies like Noro, Berroco, and Cascade. Hurry in for the best selection… the sale only lasts for a couple weeks!

Annual Fall Retreat Announcement!

Knitting Retreat in Shipshewana!
Farmstead Inn & Conference Center, Shipshewana, Indiana

November 1st, 2nd, & 3rd, 2013

Cost – $255, includes the following:
Lodging– two knitters to a room, with two queen beds & comfy armchairs
Meals – continental breakfast on Saturday & Sunday morning, plus a big dinner on Saturday evening (and of course, snacks for Saturday afternoon!)
Shawl kit/goody bag – includes your book (“Sock-Yarn Shawls: 15 Lacy Knitted Shawl Patterns”) and a skein of exclusive, hand dyed sock yarn, and, of course, goodies


What We’ll be Knitting – this year, I found a great book that we’ll be using as the basis for our weekend knitalong. It’s called “Sock-Yarn Shawls” by Jen Lucas. There are 15 different shawls to choose from, in three different categories; “Lace-edged”, “Allover Lace”, and “Beyond the Triangle”. It’s a good time to learn to read a chart, since each pattern is written out AND charted, and there is a wide range of skill levels to choose from too. Along with the book, you’ll receive a skein of custom dyed, exclusive sock yarn to knit your shawl with, along with other goodies in your bag. As always, YG’s trio of experts will be on hand to help you with any questions you may encounter along the way.


Deposit* – $100 with sign-up to hold spot
2nd Payment – $100 by Friday, August 30th
Remainder – $55 by Friday, October 18th


*Deposit is non-refundable after August 30th, unless a replacement is found

This is such a fun event, I look forward to spending the weekend with my knitters, just hanging out and having fun. Please call or email me with any questions, I’d love to have you join us!


Picnic Yarn Tasting!

Join us Thursday evening, June 6thfrom 6p – 8p

Be one of the first knitters in the NATION to see and touch some of Berroco’s newest yarns and garments for fall! Linda, our sales rep, will be joining us, giving us a sneak peek of Berroco’s fall line up.
During the course of the evening, you will have the opportunity to indulge in four of Berroco’s fantastic yarns, including two that are not even on the shelf yet.
And of course, you can’t have a picnic without food! So along with each course of yarn, you’ll be sampling a picnic-style tidbit of food too.
Come ready to knit with a variety of needle sizes, from sport weight to bulky. Your cost to participate is $20, but you’ll receive $10 in credit to be used towards your purchase that night.
Interested? Call or come in soon to sign up… there is a limited number of seats!
517-541-9323 shop

YG’s Sixth Birthday Bash!

Thank you to all my amazing stitchers that have supported me and my little dream here in Charlotte. To celebrate and show you my appreciation, YG is having a week-long party, from Monday, April 8th to Saturday, April 13th!
Sales!! YG’s entire stock of yarn will be 15% off… choose your next project now!


Free Stuff!! Get a free Brittany shawl pin with a $75+ purchase!
A Great Prize!! For every purchase you make from Monday, April 8th until Saturday, April 13th, you’ll be entered into a grand prize drawing for this fantastic basket of goodies!

Join us for a Three Course Yarn Tasting party with Dream In Color!

This fun event will be on March 15th, from 6p – 8p. Each “course” will consist of a mini skein of one of Dream In Color’s worsted weight yarns to play with, and a snack to taste. Dream In Color’s sales rep, Isabel, will be joining us, bringing her color cards and a variety of lace-to-fingering weight yarns for you to buy THAT NIGHT. Come ready to knit with a variety of needles for worsted weight yarn. Your cost to participate is $15, but you’ll receive $10 in credit to be used towards your purchase that night.

But our real purpose for this party is to help you pick out your yarn and color of choice for YG’s next KAL. This time, the KAL options are wide open, with only two constraints. Your project has to be a sweater, and you will be using a worsted weight yarn. Bring your own pattern, or be inspired by one of YG’s picks. We’re planning on starting on April 6th, and we’ll be continuing our first and third Saturday morning meetings. There is limited availability for this event… so stop in soon to reserve your spot!

2012 Mid Mitten Yarn Shops Treasure Hunt

Mark your calendars for the weekend of October 4th – 7th. YG and three other area shops are staging a treasure hunt and you’re invited to hunt with us! A limited number of maps go on sale at each location on this coming Wednesday, August 22, so be sure to call and reserve yours. Or better yet, get here and pick up your map and bag in person! For just $15 you get a map filled with valuable coupons, an adorable tote bag, a gift from each shop you visit, plus entry into each shop’s grand prize drawing (you must make a purchase at each shop to be entered into the drawings).
In addition to all of this, you can enter to win one of two Grand Prize shopping sprees:

Shopping Spree #1: $200 gift certificate good at any of the participating shops
Shopping Spree #2: $100 gift certificate good at any of the participating shops

So grab some friends and make a weekend of it!

Participating Shops:
Yarn Garden, 517-541-9323
Woven Art, 517-203-4467
Old Town Sticks and Strings, 517-372-1000
Rae’s Yarn Boutique, 517-336-9276

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Lansing Area Stitch ‘n’ Pitch!

The masterminds at Yarn Garden and Woven Art are joining forces for another great event this summer. Join us for Ladies Night on Wednesday, August 15th as we host a Stitch ‘n’ Pitch at Cooley Law School Stadium. We’ll be cheering on Lansing’s own Lugnuts from under the safety of the Tailgate Terrace, just in case Mother Nature decides to bless us with rain again! For just $35, there will be a catered dinner, men in baseball pants, drink specials, a goody bag (with handmade stitch markers from Meg, among other things!), and a host of other Ladies Night activities. There are a limited number of tickets on sale NOW, so call soon to reserve yours!