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Kris and h

We just got back from h&h, our first trade show in 2 1/2 years! It was great to see so many friends and colleagues. It was also great to see the newest offerings and trends. As far as trends, the two that stood out for us was how popular crochet is getting again, something we're very happy about. The other thing are colors. We saw very similar colors coming from all our major vendors, such as Manos and Trendsetter. We also saw these colors reflected in the clothing stores we visited in Chicago. (Of course we went shopping!)

Some items will come right away, while others will take a bit to get here, but we're delighted to start with the latest from Trendsetter!

New yarns from Trendsetter!



While many of us love all things mohair, some folks would rather see an alternative. Spirit to the Rescue! Trendsetter created this incredibly soft yarn that's a combination of wool, silk, and cashmere.

You get that beautiful halo as well as the luxury of the softest blends we've felt in a long time. Spirit also works well with Soffio Cashmere, a wonderful, affordable cashmere blend, as they can be easily knit at the same gauge. The spirit will give a more open, almost sheer look when used this way.

3 skeins would make a lovely scarf knit on US 8s. Just two skeins would be a delicious cowl. It's so versatile, we think it will work with your favorite scarf or cowl pattern!

Spirit gold
Click to pick your favorite Spirit colors!

Cheer Leader

Cheer Leader

Cheer Leader is an Alpaca/Merino blend that is so soft and fluffy with a hint of bling, thanks to the paillettes (sequins) in the yarn. As it also has some nylon so it will be more stable than most alpaca yarns.

A great yarn for an accessory or a garment where a touch of sparkle is called for.


As usual, Trendsetter is 'On Trend" for their colors.

Click to see the colors of Cheer Leader!



The soft luxury of cashmere combines with the breathability of cotton in Milos, a plied, worsted weight yarn you're sure to fall in love with! As it works up as a worsted weight, there are no end of patterns you can use, from hats to sweaters.

The way this yarn is constructed, you get great yardage. An amazing 165 yards per 50 gram ball!

Click to see all the colors of Milos!

As an introduction, from now through Friday, July 15, use code TRENDSETTER2022 and get 10% off the three new Trendsetter yarns!

Click to add the discount coupon

Alzheimer's Association - We Need Your Help!

Alzheimer's Squares

We have been overwhelmed at the sheer number of submissions of squares for these memory care blankets! We received so many, many of them just handed to us, we can’t thank everyone without leaving folks out. Please accept our huge thank you for your support!

)ur issue now is putting them together! If you or your group would like to help us, we’d be grateful. You can work on them in the shop, or we can send you squares to seam together. 

Please let us know if you can help us! We, and especially the families of Alzheimer’s patients, will be grateful. 

Stitching with Kris 2022 - October 7 - 9


(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.

Only a couple of spots left!

Click here for information and to register!

Kris says, "See you in October!"

Virtual Stitching in your Slippers

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

Boa Knit

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
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


Summer is upon us which means Cambria will be full of happy folks enjoying our little corner of heaven. Want to see what luggage looks like when you bring samples back from a show?

Luggage with yarns

We hope to hear from you soon!

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!

Lines not Stripes

Knit with 4 skeins of Alegria Grande in two different colors, this fun, colorful, easy to knit project will soon be one of your favorites! Alegria Grande, from Manos del Uruguay, is also machine washable!

Pick one of our kits or choose your own color combinations!

Click to see the pattern and all the kits!
Click to see all the colors of Alegria Grande!

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