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Quick Gift Ideas


Atenti Bag

Many of us love bags, so we have a wide variety in the shop.

Small bags, large bags, bags with pockets, even bags with bags inside them! There's sure to be one that's perfect for you or as a gift.

Click to see some Fabulous Bags!

Cat Caves!

Cat Cave

These felted cat caves are Fair Trade items, made by artisans in Nepal.

We all know how much kitties like to hide and curl up in private spaces. This durable item will give them years of enjoyment.

p.s. - small dogs would love these too!

Click to see Cat Caves and more!

More Felted Fair Trade Items

Cat Toy

Cats and Dogs will love these Fair Trade felted toys, made by artisans in Nepal.

Dog Bones

These Fair Trade dryer balls are good for you and good for the environment. Get rid of those expensive dryer sheets and throw a couple of these in your next load instead!

Dryer Balls
Click to see more finished goods!

Manos Silk Blend

Hasbroucks Silk Blend

Fine Merino and Silk, blended together to create one of the most versatile, delightful yarns. Silk Blend is a DK weight yarn that yields about 150 yards per skein. It comes in a huge variety of colors both semi-solid as well as multi.

Great stitch definition, wonderful structure, and soft as can be, you'll fall for Manos Silk Blend.

These fingerless mitts are knit with just one skein of Silk Blend!

From today through Friday December 16, buy 3 or more skeins of Manos Silk Blend and get 20% off your Silk Blend order!

No code to enter, just add it to your cart!

Click here for all the colors of Silk Blend!
Click here to see a variety of Silk Blend patterns!!

A Free Decorative Knit Pattern

Cambria Tree

Any yarn, any gauge, just cast on, and with this fun little pattern, you'll quickly have your own forest!


Add a little sparkle to any yarn by holding Luna double with it. It doesn't change the stitch gauge but does give it a healthy dose of bling!

Click here for Luna!
Click here for the free pattern!
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...
Auntie Wooly 2021


We understand the draw of the big box chains, but buying from local, independently owned shops drives far more revenue to local communities. We're grateful for everyone that shops with us, and other locally owned, brick and mortar stores. Small businesses like ours are truly the backbone of the US economy, representing 48% of all jobs!

More importantly, it's small, local, brick and mortar shops that help create a real community.

Shop Small!

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.

Yarns at a Discount

Alma 9024

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!

Current Store Hours

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:

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

Monday December 26 (Boxing day!) - 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!

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 a few years ago, 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!

Poppy Hat Wizard

Need a quick, fun project? One ball of Wizard, from our friends at Berroco, makes this fun and colorful hat!

See all the colors of Wizard!
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