Local Yarn Shop Day 2019

local yarn store day 2019

Local Yarn Shop Day 2019

Join our celebration on Saturday, 4/27 at The Tinsmith’s Wife

Local Yarn Shop Day 2019 is almost here. And boy howdy, there is a lot to celebrate! On this day – we would like to celebrate each of you who have made our family shop your local yarn store. (Despite it not being around the corner from your house).

In addition to cake, snacks, sangria, and good vibes – we have gathered some of the best of the best knitting and crochet projects to launch on one day!  AND we have a wonderful jewelry designer, Sarah from SCdesigns, joining us for the day with her great shawl pins and jewelry…

Put your seatbelt on for the rest of this email – it is long but filled with tons of inspiration and color!  Enjoy!

Anzula’s Circumstellar Kits

They are out of this world! Each kit includes the Squishy and Dottie yarn, pattern, cool shawl pin, as well as galaxtic stitch markers. This is one sample I did finish – and loved the pattern.  Home rum, Anzula!

Anzula's Circumstellar Kits

Wonderland Yarns & Frabjous Fibers

They have created an amazing limited edition colorway to celebrate. It looks truly like crushed grapes.  We ordered the colorway in their Mary Anne base – and it comes as a cowl kit with an amazing contrast colorway.   Dad got the fun of knitting this sample – and oh, boy!

Wonderland Yarns & Frabjous Fibers

Manos Yarns

Will have several amazing free patterns with yarn purchase. As well as two new colorways of Fino mini skein sets.  One of my favorite patterns is the crocheted cowl, Rainbow Showers.   LOVELY!

rainbow crocheted cowl

And for those who love the amazing Manos Silk Blend DK. We have kits for the Maremoto Stole shown below as well.

Maremoto Stole

Kelbourne Woolens

Has put together two colorways for the Bow in the Sky shawl – and the yarn for this kit is new to us, Perennial.   Doesn’t this look like a fun knit?!

Kelbourne Woolens

Shannon Squire

She is just a ray of sunshine – and she sure created a fun hat/cowl pattern that highlights perfectly with Knitted Wit’s worsted yarn colorway, Giggle!   With your purchase of a worsted weight skein – you will get the download code for this great hat and cowl pattern!

Shannon Squire

Knitted Wit

Has also has created a blast of color with her sixlets of great mini-skein power colors in tandem with coordinating solids.  Eight different designers (e.g., Olive Knits) have created fantastic patterns to coordinate with these little guys!   They will blow your mind…..

Knitted Wit skein colors

 Knitted Wit hat

Knitted Wit scarf

Knitted Wit shawl

Casapinka’s Magical Thinking

Is it a shawl or a poncho – or simply Magical Thinking?!    With your purchase of yarn for this project, we are able to give you a download code for this fantastic new design.    I have started mine in Yarn Carnival’s High Wire – and just love it!

Casapinka's Magical Thinking poncho

Dream in Color

Has put together an amazing colorway, Grand Canyon, to celebrate the centennial – a portion of the proceeds of sales are going to the Grand Canyon Conservancy.  Cool.   The colorway is amazing – and coordinating with other solids – BAM!

The yarn pairs beautifully with the Riotous shawl designed by Jessica Correa of Little Hip Kitty    This pattern has a free download with yarn purchase.

And the color is pretty stunning with the Casapinka Magical Thinking too…

Grand Canyon Centennial

Riotous shawl designed by Jessica Correa of Little Hip Kitty

Riotous shawl designed by Jessica Correa

Ewe Ewe Yarns

is one of our favorites – and Heather has created a fun and simple – yet highly effective shawl in Ewe So Sporty – Something About Phoenix.   The pattern is free with your purchase of yarn – and we do have kits put together, and Mom got to knit this sample!

Something About Phoenix shawl pattern

Koigu Wool Designs

Is sharing their color sense in great KPPM with 5 custom pencil boxes of color!   Here are two of the colorways – and we have two of their special colorways in singles as well.   Ohhhhh…..

Koigu Wool Designs

Oink Pigments

Has put together adorable and fun knit and crochet kits along with four of their new LYS Day colorways!  The kits come with a pattern and needles from Chiao Goo – perfect!

Oink Pigments

Blue Sky Fibers is sharing their Sanborn Sock pattern download code for those who purchase Blue Sky Fibers Woolstock.  This is a great pattern – and knits up quickly on a US4.   Have gotten half of my pair knitted….and even added a yellow toe!

Sanborn Sock

Handmaiden / Fleece Artist 

have put together lovely Wisp Popover kits for a great light poncho.  We have a variety of colors…

Handmaiden : Fleece Artist

Forbidden Fiber Co and Pawley Studio Handmade Ceramic have partnered for an amazing kit in two different colorways…  Can we say wow?

Forbidden Fiber Co


Scrumptions 4ply / sport is a perfect base for knitting or crocheting!   We have a rainbow of amazing colorways – and with a one-skein purchase you can get the Ehediad Cowl for free…

Fyberspates Ehediad cowl

Whew – in addition to all this awesomeness (and there is a lot) – we also have pattern booklets from Berroco that are free with your purchase of Berrocoyarns as well as great stitch markers from Cocoknits for the first folks who check out with at least a $50 purchase…..

I know I have missed something….and for this I do apologize!   I will be posting on Instagram and Facebook on Saturday morning – and we do hope you can join us either in person or remotely.

Think you can tell my excitement about LYS Day 2019, and I hope this has gotten you a bit excited too!

I can't keep calm

the cats of tinsmith

fiesta flowers