Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Quick Holiday Projects

I have been busy knitting up gifts for my sister-in-laws, nephews and nieces. Each of these projects take no time at all and you can always use up any left over fibers you may have in your stash.

A Very Braidy Cowl by Maryse Roudier

One Night, One Skein, Seed Stitch Cowl by Diana Levine

Lush-ious Swirl Cowl by Linda Frydl

Strib Hat by Kelly Williams

Rib-A-Roni by Jane Tanner

Non-felted Slippers by Yuko Nakamura

Monday, December 17, 2012

Gift Ideas

Top Accessories All Fiber Artists Need:

YBD Gift Card - Knitter’s Pride Magnet Board - Interchangeable Needle Sets -
Chica Yarn Keeper & Needle Cases - Offhand Designs Project Bag - Yarn Bowls -
Eucalan - Blocking Boards - Ball Winder - Swifter - Stick Pins


Stop by or call (422-794-8332), to place your order.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Holiday Needle Felting Class

Join Tammy this Saturday, December 15th from 1:00-3:00pm to learn how to make beautiful needle felted holiday ornaments. These are great gifts! Do not delay, pre-registration is required.

Needle felting is another very creative outlet for fiber artists. The student will learn the proper way to use the felting needles to felt wool roving into a 3-D holiday ornament. The core wool, roving, and foam pad will be included. Cost: $35/ 1 class. Supplies Needed: Size 36 triangle felting needle, size 38 star felting needle, size 40 triangle felting needle, small scissors, large head sewing pins, accessories needed to decorate project.


Call (412) 794-8332 today to pre-register for this fun and exciting class!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Blue Sky Alpacas


Blue Sky Alpacas yarn is an incredible line of luxury yarn bringing a casual elegance to your hand knitting and crochet projects. The Blue Sky Alpacas yarn collection goes beyond alpaca fibers for a well rounded collection. They use the finest quality fibers - alpaca, merino wool, silk, and organic cotton - for yarns that are a pleasure to knit and garments that you'll treasure for years.

Blue Sky Alpacas Worsted Cotton is one of the most popular yarns in the collection. Organically grown cotton is dyed in vibrant shades and spun into a plied yarn. It's ideal for colorful garments for the whole family; everything from blankets to sweaters.

Blue Sky Alpacas Techno is baby alpaca surrounded by a silk mesh tube for a light, airy, and warm yarn with gorgeous shine that won't split. The colors are inspired by the 1970s - bright neon shades and cool neutrals.

The trunk show also showcases their two newest fibers Metalico and Royal Petites.

Luxury as nature intended, Metalico utilizes naturally occurring shades of baby alpaca blended with mulberry silk, and creates an undyed shimmering palette from gleaming whites to silvery grays and flecked golds. Colorways provided by nature, shiny braids provided by Blue Sky Alpacas!

With the same exquisite color palette, twist, and hand as the full size hanks of Blue Sky Alpacas Royal, the petites are 100-yard balls geared towards smaller projects. We have samples available to touch and feel for each of our Royal Petite Kits.

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Here is a sampling of a garment from the trunk show.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

December KAL


YBD's Monthly KAL: Tuesday, December 4th from 5:15-6:45pm

This month we’ve chosen the ‘Arrowhead Lace Loop’ by Amy Grace to be knit with Flicker by Berroco as our knit along project yarn. This is a FREE group when purchasing the project from YBD. Either pick up your yarn from the YBD boutique or call to place an order (412-794-8332).

There are two ways to participate:
- By posting on our Ravelry Group KAL, simply say ‘hi’ to let us know you’re joining and then cast on.
- Or, Attend our KAL at the YBD boutique on the first Tuesday of the month from 5:15-6:45pm, pre-registration is required.

Here is where it gets really exciting, there are PRIZES!
- Ravelry Group members, post a picture of your finished project to this thread by the end of the last day of the month, and we’ll randomly select one of you to win a $10 Gift Certificate to the boutique!
- Or, attend the KAL Group on the following month, show off your finished project and we’ll randomly select one of you to win a $10 Gift Certificate to the boutique!

Note: Employees are not eligible for prizes. Only one award per winner per month


Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Blue Sky Alpacas: Royal Petites Kits

These kits have arrived just in time for the holidays. We have seven exquisite kits designed by Blue Sky Alpacas using the stunning Royal Petites to choose from. Each are packaged in a lovely box which acts as a yarn holder when working up the project. The kit includes a pattern and Royal Petites 100% Royal Alpaca yarn needed for the project (retailing $21.95 or $34.95, depending on the project size).


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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Black Friday & Small Business Weekend

Join the YBD staff this weekend for amazing deals. Also, visit Oakmont this small business weekend, it is humming with many small businesses which carry speciality items you will not find in the big box stores. By supporting local small businesses, your purchases will go directly back to the community.

Happy Thanksgiving

The staff at YBD would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. Enjoy spending time with your family and friends!

Here are a few photos from the week at YBD.
Congratulations to Natalie. Here is baby Zane and daddy showing off the crochet Turkey hat Erica made and designed.

Tuesday morning Knit Wits group celebrating Sandy's birthday.

Yummy treats!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Grace Akhrem Trunk Show

November 17th - 25th

Here is a sample of some of the beautiful items that are in for the Grace Akhrem Trunk Show! All of these featured patterns can be purchased at the YBD boutique from the Ravelry-In Store Program. Come in and check them out today!
Every year we scramble through November and December to try and knit those last few gifts for our dear loved ones. Well this year we have Grace Akhrem suggesting a few patterns that will make your scrambling a little easier! Here are her top 10 favorite quick knits!

These three patterns are Grace's all time favorite hats to make and wear!
Robin Hood
Maid Marian
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Olana Slouch

Here are three necky projects. Also some of Grace's favorites!
Seaweed Scarf
Cappa Italia
Reversible Tangled Branches Cowl

Then we have...
Veronica’s Fingerless Mitts
Bobble Bee

And of course let us not forget the freebie in the bunch, The Beekeeper’s Cowl!
Copyright © 2012 Grace Akhrem