Saturday, December 31, 2011

On the Sixth Day of Christmas…

maagzinesstackedup

...my true love gave to me, six magazines.... Ten percent off current issues of magazines in the store and bigger discounts on magazines outside near the 50% off sale bin.  Come in and pick up some magazines for inspiration and yarns to go with the projects.  Kit them up so everything is all in one place when you're ready to start working on it!

It's the closing of the year.  We'd like to thank you for making it our best year since we've opened the store.  Small business hope that revenues will increase each year and 2010 has exceeded every goal we set.  All because of you!  We thank you and promise to continue to bring you the best in yarns, inspiration and service in the coming year!

Happy New Year to each everyone one of our customers!  We appreciate you!

With best wishes for the New Year,

Vicky and Michael Konecky

and the staff of

Grandma's Spinning Wheel


Friday, December 30, 2011

On the Fifth Day of Christmas…

…my true love gave to me five skeins of sock yarn...

Crazy-Zauberball-500

Come on over to Grandma's, pick out your favorite sock yarn and get a 10% discount!

Did you know there are lots of things besides socks you can make from "sock yarn"?  It's basically a fingering or baby weight yarn, so it's perfect for light sweaters for newborn thru adult sizes. Sock yarn makes great hats for everyone, too. Many are machine wash and dry which simplifies life for everyone!

Crock_O_Dye

Sock yarn makes the perfect blanket for Arizona winters...not overly heavy but plenty warm.

Leftover balls of sock yarn can be used to make contrasting toes, heels and cuffs for a new pair, or striped randomly to make some wild and crazy one of a kind socks--you know non-matching socks are all the rage now!

The 50% off sale bin is still got lots of great stuff!  Come by and help us keep from having to count it all for inventory!  It's Friday and that means Happy Hour at Grandma's!  Gather around the table this afternoon with your fiber work for the last Happy Hour of 2011!  The coffee pot's always on and we have hot water, tea bags, and chai!


Sock Yarn Scrap Bag Cowl


Mitt Pattern


Zig  and Zag


Sock Yarn Baby Sweater


Toe Socks


Thursday, December 29, 2011

On the Fourth Day of Christmas….

On the fourth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me four cones of warp…

Weavers come in to complete your warp stash!  Ten percent discount on coned warp!rigidheddleloom_lrg

Also check out our discount bin out front.  Our 50% discount on all those items is still in effect and we keep adding discontinued yarns to the bin!

We would like to thank all of you again for helping us make Grandma's Spinning Wheel the friendliest yarn store in Tucson.  We have exceeded our goals for the year and feel confident in setting yet higher standards for fine fiber, tools, and instruction for the Fiber Community of Tucson!  

Most sincerely,

Vicky and Michael Konecky  

and the staff at Grandma's 


Help choosing colors to create enough contrast.


“I think women don’t necessarily identify crocheting or embroidery [fiber work] with the old role of the housewife and therefore it is instead seen as another accessible medium through which designers and artists can express themselves.” ~Yanina Schenkel


Diamonds Are Forever


Wednesday, December 28, 2011

On the Third Day of Christmas….

…my true love gave to me, three pounds of wool…  All 100% wool products are discounted 10% today.  Come in and stock up on fiber, or yarn to meeting your needs through the coming year!sheep


Today is our annual After Hours Pot Luck! Bring a dish to share and come by between 5-8 pm to enjoy some great company, wonderful food, and maybe even some fiber work!

Sweet Pea Tote


Spin newspaper


Enjoy!


Let It Snow


Rick Rack stitch


Tuesday, December 27, 2011

On the Second Day of Christmas…

…my true love gave to me two knitting needles and a large and roomy fiber work bag.

All knitting needles and crochet hooks (except sets) are on sale today at a 10% discount as are the Go-Go Bags from NYC.eyeCO4


Gridded Kitchen Towel (or baby blanket)


Summer Garden Granny Tutorial


2027 Openwork and Lace


Monday, December 26, 2011

On the First Day of Christmas…

… true love gave to me a large and roomy fiber work bag!

Even though we aren’t open today, we are celebrating the Twelve Days of Christmas and will be offering sales on a different item each day until January 6th.

October 002Tomorrow (along with another surprise TBA) the colorful bags from Go-Go in NYC will be on sale for a 10% discount.  We have a new size, just a bit smaller than our popular handbag size (shown above), still big enough to carry a project, wallet, pattern and a few more things in.


Mucklemuff


Saxon Cowl


Gills Gator


Basic Hemmed Hat


Cloud 9 Cowl


Textured Scoodie


Saturday, December 24, 2011

50% OFF!

Our sale bin out front is overflowing with yarns that are....are you ready? 50% off! We need to empty it out and would truly appreciate your help. There is Opal, Noro, Endurance Sock, 1824 Cotton, Flatfeet, Pico Accuardi, Alpaca with a Twist and much more! Give yourself a Holiday Present!

Christmas Eve

Grandma’s will be open today, 10-5:30 for your shopping pleasure.  Come by to sit and knit for a bit to escape the hectic day!

We've been crazy busy the last few days, and I forgot to tell you we sent off several big boxes of "stuff" to YOTO on Thursday! Our tree was very pretty with all the hand knits hanging from it! Thanks to each and every one of you that has shared your time and resources with YOTO this year. We will continue to send more items to them throughout 2012, so please remember us for your charity fiber work and donations!


Super Bulky Weight House Socks


cat


Gathered Scarf


Friday, December 23, 2011

Friday

It's Friday! Join us for Happy Hour at Grandma's to finish up those last minute fiber gifts or pick up a gift for your favorite fiber artist!  The coffee pot is on, there is hot cider and tea, too!  

Rikke Hat


Aran Tea Cozy


Maluka


Songlines Shawl


Worsted Valentine Socks


Bulky Foot Ovens


Rainbow Hat


Anita’s Woolen Shawl


Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Tuesday

Columbia Cowl


Poco Rojo



Rabbit Pattern


1588.star-toe.jpg-550x0

Alternatives to Kitchener Toes


screws


Victorian Girl’s Texting Gloves


Crochet Garcia – Crocheted cables


Crochango


Eight free amigurumi crochet patterns


How about a new blanket for next winter?  This wonderful one is based on a log cabin quilt.  Six squares each using the same pattern in different colors.  Print out the pattern, grab your needles, come pick out your eight colors. For even more color variety, choose long color repeat yarns instead of solid colors.  On Wednesday afternoons (starting in January) join us for a free KAL of the Slip Stitch Sampler throw.  A great way to learn and perfect new skills.


Russian Join:  Joining yarns to alleviate tails to weave in.