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Help us fight Alzheimer's - June 4 & 5

Meet us at the shop on Saturday June 4 and/or Sunday June 5 to help us seam blankets to be donated to memory care units and related facilities!

Alzheimers Longest Day
We're joining the fight against Alzheimer's. We do have a fundraising team set up, but our main goal is to create blankets for use in memory care units and other facilities where they'll be used and loved.

If you'd like to lend a hand, we need folks to knit or crochet 12" x 12" squares which will then be turned into blankets. Use any machine washable yarn in the color purple and send them to us at:
Ball & Skein
attn: Blankets
4210 Bridge St STE 6
Cambria, CA 93428

We would like the squares by Wednesday, June 1. We'll meet at the shop on Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5 to assemble the blankets! If you'd like to help, please let us know!
Click to find information about our project!

Stitching with Kris 2022 - October 7 - 9

Save the dates!


(A place to sit and knit or crochet at the Squibb Houses)

Imagine spending three days in Cambria with an industry professional and life-long knitter and crocheter. Now imagine this in a beautiful Inn surrounded by people, like you, that also love to knit and crochet. That's the idea behind "Stitching with Kris." Think of it as a weekend knitting group.

We're finalizing the details for a relaxing, fun, fiber filled event in Cambria at The Squibb House & Black Barn, a beautiful, historic Inn located in the heart of Cambria's East Village within easy walking distance of the shop.

This event will start Friday afternoon, and includes time to get to know your fellow attendees as well as have plenty of time to enjoy Cambria. Bring a friend or that special someone as this is designed to be as flexible as possible, and the Inn could hardly be more inviting.

To Do:

1) Save the Date! October 7 - 9, 2022.

2) Sign up for first notices about the event, as spaces will be limited. 

Sign Up for notices about Stitching with Kris!

Beat the Price Increase - Order by May 30th

Our friends at Berroco have done their best to hold down pricing but due to everything you've heard about (and a few you may not know) pricing on most of their yarns will increase *slightly* on June 1. If you've been thinking about a new project, or just need more Ultra Wool or Remix - it's time to stock up!


(Corey Blanket knit in Ultra Wool Chunky)

Click to see all the Berroco Yarns!
Remix Book Cover

Get your order in by Monday May 30th to make sure you get the current pricing!

Click to see all the Berroco Patterns!

Etta in Summer Sesame

Etta Summer Sesame

(Etta in Summer Sesame 5237 Mint)

A beautiful piece is Etta, a great top knit with Summer Sesame from Berroco, a machine washable, striping, wool-free yarn you're sure to love.

Etta takes 2 - 5 balls of Summer Sesame, depending on Size. Details on the pattern page.

Summer Sesame

(Summer Sesame 5238 Orchid)

Click for all the Summer Sesame Colors
Click for Summer Sesame Patterns

Remember to order by May 30th to beat the price increase!

Virtual Stitching in your Slippers

Join us on-line every Thursday at 4:30 PM Pacific time for Stitching in your Slippers. This is free open time where we chat, share ideas and projects. Join and meet knitters and crocheters from all across the country, or maybe down the street!

It's the stitching group you didn't know you wanted to join. All skills and interests welcome from all over!

Click here for Stitching in your Slippers Details
Current Store Hours

Sunday and Monday 11 - 4.

Tuesday Closed.

Wednesday and Thursday 11 - 4

Friday and Saturday 11 - 5.

All staff in the shop is fully vaccinated and boosted.
Always check our web site or give us a call before you make a special trip to see us!
Auntie Woolie Says...
Auntie Wooly 2021


We're looking forward to another fun, busy summer here in Cambria and we're looking forward to seeing many of you after a long time away. We're also glad so many of you keep in touch through our on-line store. We appreciate the support!

And, we're very excited about our return to in-person events! As always, we will do everything we can to make it an enjoyable and safe environment.

Until next time, please stay well, get vaccinated and boosted, and...

Happy Stitching!

If you're in the area, check our web site at for the latest information on store hours.
Not Traveling? You're in good company!

Don't forget, you can still:
Join us on our Thursday evening Zoom meet-ups for community, help, and ideas!

If you're planning on visiting, please know our schedule can change based on guidelines and resources, so keep up with the latest schedule on our website at

All of us in the shop are fully vaccinated and boosted.
Ball & Skein Videos!
Every month our collection of public videos grows! It's a great way to see designs and products from some of our favorite vendors.

You'll see trunk shows from vendors as well as presentations of the yarns from Manos del Uruguay and some pattern options.

If you haven't experienced our videos, please check them out. You'll get ideas for projects and colors to help you get started with a wide variety of projects.

Click the button below to see all our current video offerings!
Click here to see all the Ball & Skein Videos
Private Lessons

If you need some help, we'd love to assist you using Zoom! It's easy and can actually be fun. Yes, that means you can be anywhere and we can help you! Contact us to schedule an appointment and we can help you with your project or help you learn new skills!
Contact Us Today!
Cat on a Mac

Free Knit Pattern!

Knit with Summer Sesame, you'll love this cute Cardigan!

Click to see all the colors of Summer Sesame!

Don't forget to order by May 30 to beat the price increase!

Weld Summer Sesame
Download the free pattern!
Upcoming Events and Classes
Click here to view our Calendar!
The discounts keep coming, some as high as 50% off!
Click to see some items at a discount!
Ongoing Events - Check our Website!

Stay tuned to our Website, our Facebook Page (Feel free to 'Like' us!), our Ravelry Page, or this newsletter for all the latest news and upcoming special events!

Thank you!
We owe it to you that there has been the little yarn shop in Cambria since 1978. We're looking forward to serving you and your friends and family for another 44 years!

Kris, Oz, and the whole Ball & Skein family