Thursday, July 22, 2010

Wool Caps for Soldiers

I was recently approached by customer Barbara Jennings regarding an opportunity to participate in an effort to knit wool caps for soldiers. Since we have such generous and giving customers, I wanted to pass along this information to you so that you could have a chance to get involved!

Here's what Barbara had to say...

"We need knitters! We recently became aware of a need for 2700 100% wool caps for soldiers being deployed to Iraq in September. If you can make even one cap before the end of August, it would be a great help. Please read on to get the cap pattern and pictures and check out the videos of the Idaho organizer - Bea is a Rosie the Riverter from WWII and not detered by seemingly insurmountable odds. We want to help her reach her goal and get a knitted cap into each soldier's pack. A huge thank you to Cheri at The Naked Sheep Knit Shop for supporting this project!" -Barbara Jennings and Carla Harwood - Portland knitters.

The Naked Sheep is offering a 10% discount for all yarn purchased at the shop for this project. Just mention this project when you're checking out.

Clink on the links below for the pattern for these wool caps, as well as information on the woman organizing this effort.

Cap Pattern
Bea Mitchell

Saturday, July 3, 2010

5th Anniversary Sale and Celebration Giveaways!!!

Wow! We have TONS of great stuff to give away during our Big 5th Anniversary Sale and Celebration...I'm so excited! In addition to a fabulous sale, there will be daily giveaways and several drawings for larger prizes at the end of the weekend.
A Great Big Thank You to those who generously donated all these items!
We so appreciate the following awesome vendors: Bar-Maids, Bryson Distributing, Cascade Yarns, Elsebeth Lavold, Knit Sew Purl What?!, Lantern Moon, R&M Book Distributors, Stitch Jones, Universal Yarn and WoolPets.
And we LOVE our neighboring businesses and are very appreciative of their donations: Atomic Pizza, Beaterville, Blend, Breakside Brewery, DiPrima, Pause and Trixies Beauty Bar.