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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!

Needle Felting!

Wool Buddy Starter Kit

Needle Felting is fun and simple!

We have a large variety of fun kits that include everything you need to make a felted friend! No experience needed. Great for gifts or for yourself.

Click here to see the Needle Felt Kits in stock!

Rise and Run Cowl Kit

Rise and Run

The Rise and Run Cowl, designed by Sarah Chapman, is knit with either Maxima or Alegria Grande. We've created some kits using Maxima so you can get started on this fun, colorful entrelac pattern.

Click to learn all about the Rise and Run Cowl!

Not sure how to do entrelac? Contact us for a private lesson! In person or on-line.

Crochet Hook Sets!

Prym Crochet Hook Sets

We love these crochet hooks from Prym. They come with ergonomic handles and, even though they're plastic, we find they slide great with all the yarns we've used them with. They're also a great value!

When we first got these sets they were gone in a couple of days. We've been waiting for the next shipment to arrive and we're delighted to say they're back in stock!

They come in two sizes, one for smaller hooks and one for larger hooks. Chose one or both. We think you'll love them!

Click to get these great Crochet Hook Sets!

Color and Texture - A new class!

Noro Silk Garden Sock Metalouse

(Metalouse Shawl - Stephen West)

Who doesn’t like expanding their knitting abilities? Join us ON-LINE on Saturday, August 27, from 9AM to Noon. As with all our on-line classes, it will be recorded, so even if you can't make it that day, sign up for the class and you'll receive the recording.

In this class, we’ll use Stephen West’s Metalouse Shawl pattern to introduce using color and texture in your knitting. In addition you'll learn a unique slip stitch pattern.

Click here for information and to register!

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. While we don't have all the details, we can tell you 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!

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


As you can see from this newsletter, we love all things fiber and love to help people find ways to enjoy it. It doesn't matter if you're a master knitter or crocheter, or an absolute beginner, we can help you find the solutions just for you!

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!
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Cat on a Mac

Free Knit Pattern!

Fino Pradera Wrap

This beautiful piece is knit with 4 skeins of Fino from Manos del Uruguay! Fino is held double to create this beautiful gradient piece. That also means you're knitting on larger needles, so the piece works up faster!

We've created kits for you to make it easy to combine 4 colors of Fino in a fade type sequence. We've named them after famous Victorian Era women.

Or, choose your own combinations!

Click to see the pattern and all the kits!
Click to see all the colors of Fino!

Yarns at a Discount


This is where to find some yarns at a discount. Could be discontinued yarns or discontinued colors. Who doesn't love a sale? Some of the products on the list will show the discount when you add it to your cart!

Take me to the discounts!
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