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Meet Atenti - Saturday October 1!

(You don't want to miss this)

Atenti Chester

We're very excited to announce the designers of Atenti, one of our favorite bag manufacturers, will be here on Saturday, October 1st from 11AM to 4PM!

They'll be bringing a bunch of beautiful bags. We'll also get them to tell us about the history of the company and how they create these beautiful bags.

It's their first visit with us!

Founded in 1990, Atenti's aesthetic is inspired by the vibrancy and spirit of Andrea’s hometown of Buenos Aires. Eventually daughter Nina was added to the design mix. Now, together, they work with materials sourced from U.S. mills and throughout the world. Fresh shapes and daring blends of fabrics and handmade embellishments are harmonized to evoke each season’s design moments. 

All products are lovingly handmade in the USA.

Sign up using the button below to stay updated about all things Atenti!

Click to sign up for information about the Atenti Trunk Show!
Click here to shop In-Stock Atenti Bags!

Stitching with Kris Update!

Last Minute Availability for October 7 - 9

Squibb House Black Barn

Sometimes life interrupts our plans. Because of some unexpected emergencies we have a seat or two in our Stitching with Kris weekend available!

There is also a chance that a room at the Squibb House may be available. You can check with them about availability of lodging. They're at (805) 927-9600.

This weekend is designed to be low stress, relaxing, educational, and most of all, fun! Kris will be around to talk about the new design you'll receive as part of the weekend, or you can work with her on any project of your choice. There's no formal instruction, but we're sure you'll learn a lot, have some fun, and gain some new friends from all over!

We hope you can join us for this weekend in Cambria!

Click to see information about Stitching with Kris!

Done by December! (It's never too late or early to start your holiday projects)

Manos Maxima Promotion

Toast and Jam Shawl

Start today on these quick and delightful projects!

Fairmount Fibers, the US distributor of Manos del Uruguay yarns, is creating patterns in Maxima, their 100% Merino, worsted weight yarn. These patterns will feature designs using one semi-solid color and one space-dyed color, so you can play with color! The idea is the pieces are simple and fast, so you'll be Done by December!

To help you get started on your projects using these or any other patterns, we're offering a "Done by December" promotion.

Buy at least two (2) skeins of Maxima and use the code DONEBYDEC at checkout and get 20% off!

Click here to get your Done by December Deal!
Click to see Maxima patterns!

Note: 'Done by December' patterns start with pattern number F188

Just One More Week for this Trendsetter Promotion!

From now until Friday, September 30 use code TRENDSETTERNEW22 at the checkout screen and get 15% off these new yarns from Trendsetter.

Apply the discount as often as you'd like!

Founded in 1988, Trendsetter has grown to be one of the premier yarn companies in the business. We're proud to have a long relationship with Barry Klein and the rest of the Trendsetter crew. We love his innovative designs and yarns, and we know you do too!

Trendsetter Spirit Sweater

(knit with Trendsetter Spirit)

One new yarn this year is Spirit. Spirit, at first glance, looks like a standard mohair but it's something very different. It's a wool, silk, and cashmere blend that gives you the soft halo of mohair but with a different, merino-soft quality. Perfect for next to the skin pieces and garments of all types.

Click here to see all the colors of Spirit!
Click to see the Spirit patterns
Trendsetter Spirit
Trendsetter Milos Sweater

(knit with Trendsetter Milos)

Milos is a luxurious Cashmere/Cotton blend. You get the breathability of cotton with the softness of cashmere in this worsted weight yarn you're sure to love.

The two fibers in one yarn gives this a marled look that is very on trend!

Click here to see all the colors of Milos!
Click to see the Milos patterns
Trendsetter Milos
Trendsetter Teddy Bear

(knit with Trendsetter Teddy Bear)

Teddy Bear is a fun, Alpaca based boucle yarn. This yarn solves the issue many have with boucle, in that it's designed to be knit on larger needles so they never get snagged in the boucle loops!

Click here to see all the colors of Teddy Bear!
Click to see the Teddy Bear Vest
Teddy Bear Trendsetter
Kimono Vest

Both Teddy Bear and Cheerleader (shown below) would work great with our Kimono Style Vest pattern. Just 5 skeins of either yarn is all you need for a simple to knit, simple to wear piece.

Click for the Kimono Style Vest Pattern
Trendsetter Cheerleader

Cheerleader is another Alpaca based yarn. It works up as a heavy worsted and comes with a touch of bling, courtesy of the sequins woven into the yarn. Use it for almost anything!

Click here to see all the colors of Cheerleader!
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!

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


Fall is a special time in Cambria. Our fog typically goes away and is replaced by lovely sunny days and star filled nights. It's also Harvest season so the winemakers are busy picking grapes and starting the creation of their next round of wines. It's also time for the Scarecrow festival, Harvest festival, and a car show, among other events.

You can always see what's happening in town at 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? 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.

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!

Anthony Ultra Wool

This beautiful, and easy to knit, sweater is made with Ultra Wool, a value priced workhorse yarn from our friends at Berroco. With chest sizes running from 36” up to 60”, there’s bound to be a perfect size for you!

See all the colors of Ultra Wool

Prefer a non-wool version? Try Berroco Remix!

Click to see the colors of Remix!
Click for the free pattern

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