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We all have something to be thankful for in so many ways. We're grateful for all of you that have supported the Ball & Skein since 1978!

Thanksgiving in the US is one of our favorite holidays as it's a time to slow down and remember the important things in life. This coming week we'll be closed on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. We'll see you at the usual time on Friday the 25th!

Current Store Hours plus Holiday Schedule

Sunday and Monday 11 - 4

Tuesday Closed

Wednesday and Thursday 11 - 4

Friday and Saturday 11 - 5

The Shop will also be Closed on the following days:

Wednesday, November 23 - Shop Closed

Thursday, November 24 - U.S. Thanksgiving - Shop Closed

Sunday, December 25 - Christmas (Family Day in Uruguay) - Shop Closed

Sunday, January 1, 2023 - Happy New Year! - Shop Closed

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!

Classes and Trunk Show with Barry Klein!

Make a plan to Cruise to Cambria Saturday December 3 and Sunday December 4 for Two Classes and a Trunk Show with Barry Klein of Trendsetter YarnsYes, this is an In-Person event!

Barry Klein

Barry will be teaching two classes on Saturday, December 3. In addition, there will be a trunk show of his latest designs in the shop on Sunday December 4th from 11AM to 4PM!

It's a wonderful time to visit Cambria. The town gets very festive and there is a decorating contest in which you can vote for your favorite decorated shop! It's also a great time to find those unique gifts from our locally owned, independent stores in town. And don't forget our amazing restaurants and tasting rooms!

All this and the famous Cambria Christmas Market makes December 3 and 4th the perfect time to visit Cambria!

Click Here for all the details and to register for the classes today!

Oz is teaching a Virtual class at Melissa Leapman's Professional Development Summit

If you're in the business, or want to learn more about the creative business, Oz is one of the instructors scheduled to teach at this on-line Professional Development event, hosted by Melissa Leapman! There's a lot of great presenters!

Melissa Leapman Development Series
Click for details about the event!

Yarns at a Discount

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Who doesn't love a sale?

This section of the web site is where to find yarns at a discount. They could be discontinued yarns or discontinued colors. 

Some of the products, such as discontinued colors of Manos and Berroco, will show the discount when you add it to your cart.

Take me to the discounts!
Virtual Stitching in your Slippers

Join us on-line every Thursday at 4:30 PM Pacific time for Stitching in your Slippers

Boa Knit

(Ball & Skein Boa - knit in Alegria Grande 9089 Huarache)

This is free open time where we chat, share ideas and projects. Join us 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 and of course it's free. All skills and interests welcome from all over!

Click here for Stitching in your Slippers Details

It's the stitching group you didn't know you'd love!

Auntie Woolie Says...
Bella the Scarecrow


We're so excited to welcome Barry Klein back into the shop! We hope you can join us for a fun and fiber filled weekend with the one and only Barry Klein!

You can always see what's happening on our local Chamber of Commerce web site! They can be reached at:

Until next time, please stay well and...

Happy Stitching!

If you're in the area, check our web site at for the latest information on store hours.

Not Traveling? Don't live in the area? You're not alone!

Don't forget, you can:

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.

A Trip to Uruguay!

Artisians on Manos del Uruguay

Join a group of fellow fiber fans on a unique trip to Uruguay! You'll not only go to the headquarters of Manos del Uruguay in Montevideo, you'll travel out to the Cooperatives and meet the Artisans that own the company and produce the amazing, fair trade yarns we all know and love.

This trip is being organized by Manos del Uruguay and their US distributor, Fairmount Fibers. The dates are April 16 to 24, 2023.

Click the link below to see the latest details and to register your interest for this amazing trip!

Click for current details and to register to get updates about the trip!

Kris and Oz went on the first "trial run" of this trip, which was much shorter, so we know this one will be even better!

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!

Pulse Warmers

Need a quick, fun project? A single ball of Cardiff Cashmere Classic makes these fun, soft Pulse Warmers. They're fingerless gloves without the thumb, so they're simple to knit.

See all the colors of Classic Cashmere!
Click for the free pattern
Upcoming Events and Classes
Click here to view our Calendar!
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