Friday, December 24, 2010

Join our End of Year Yarn sale

Bad Woman Yarn End of Year Sale
December 26 through Dec 31
Come for savings of 10 to 50 percent on all yarn.
Help us get the shelves ready for the New Year.
Make the most of those Christmas Gift Certificates.
Join us on Boxing Day, Sunday, Dec 26, from Noon to 5 pm,
Weekdays from 10 am to 8 pm

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Harborview Giving Tree is here

We now have the Giving Tree supporting the Harborview Hospital Knitting for Wellness Volunteer Guild. Come in, pick a card from the tree and purchase the gift requested. Attach the card to the gift and Bad Woman Yarn will see that it is picked up before Christmas. Your gift benefits patients and their families receiving care at Harborview Medical Center.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

New Yarns from Rowan and Kauni

We have just received new yarns from Rowan Yarns. Come in and see the great colors of Lima, Felted Tweed and Cocoon that are now on the shelf.
We are also displaying intriguing color-way Kauni Effektgarn and Kauni Solid  from Denmark's RYN Yarn.

We also now have Sock Plus from Blue Heron and Crystal Palace Chunky Mochi if you have not seen them yet.
Now is the time to get started with those holiday projects.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Tatyana's Offerings

Tatyana Tchibova is offering these class sessions in knitting and crochet. They will meet at Bad Woman Yarn in Wallingford Center. Please contact Tatyana ( or call Bad Woman Yarn (206-547-5384) to reserve a place or if you would like to suggest another project.

Knit with Tatyana (Tatyana Tchibova) 4 Sessions $60.00
1 Drop In $17.00
Thursdays 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tatyana will provide instruction on a project of your choice.
She see you through to successful completion of your project.
Knit a Skirt (Tatyana Tchibova) 2 Sessions $65.00
Saturday 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
2 sessions with 2 weeks between. Limit 8  students
Crochet a Bag (Tatyana Tchibova) $30.00
Free Form Crochet - prerequisite: Single Crochet
Crochet for Beginners (Tatyana Tchibova) $25.00 per session
2 sessions - 2 hours each
Second session will feature a project of your choice.
Color Work (Tatyana Tchibova) $65.00
3 sessions: Mosaic, Intarsia, Fair Isle
1 or 2 sessions: $25.00 each
Finishing (Tatyana Tchibova) $30.00
Help in completing your project
1 session - 2-½ hours

Friday, September 17, 2010

You can always learn more

Bad Woman Yarn knows an experienced instructor with a Thursday morning class at our shop who wishes to establish more classes -- also at Bad Woman Yarn -- on Monday, Tuesday or Thursday, either daytime or evenings.

Please contact us with your desired day, time and class type and we will pass the info along to her. She requires at least three to start a class -- perfect for your knitting group. Her rate is $17 per individual two-hour session or $60 for four sessions.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

A visit to the Taliban Store

No, not that Taliban. This is a small shop hidden away on a small street in Doha crammed to the rafters with buttons, ribbons, bright fabrics and other notions. It seems to cater to tailors and other seamstresses. It is a very busy shop. While we were there for almost an hour it never lacked for several customers at a time. A few women, but primarily men purchasing materials for their projects.

The store front is not elegant but is not shy about its presence.

Just a tiny sample of all the buttons stashed all over the shop.

Bolt after bolt of bright fabrics make it hard to even get around the shop.

Ribbons, anyone?

We have a selection of buttons purchased at the shop. Come in a browse.
Bad Woman Yarn will reopen Wednesday, September 1, after our visit to the Middle East.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Visit to Old Souk

Saturday evening we visited the Old Souk in Doha. This is a collection of independent shops clustered in a warren of alleys. All the shops are probably no more than 10 by 10 feet and are stacked to the ceiling with goods. Most vendors carry a selection of similar items -- shoes, watches, men's clothing, women's clothing, kids wear, kitchen ware -- almost anything one could want. We wandered down just a couple of the alleys taking in the offerings.

The Souk overall is based around a street for pedestrians only. The street is lined with cafes and restaurants offering cuisines from around the world. We ate at a Qatari restaurant. They had a sumptuous buffet feast as the after the daily Ramadan fast. You can see it draped with tapestries and carpets.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Getting around in Doha

Getting around is a struggle for newcomers here. Many streets have no name, or if they do, the names are not posted. Traffic control is primarily via roundabouts and they become the milestones one looks for to guide them. "Drive through 3 roundabouts, go right at the next, and left at the second traffic light," is a typical driving direction one gets. Our son and daughter-in-law are beginning to navigate to the places they frequent -- work, shopping, etc.

Yesterday we found the Fruit and Vegetable Market on "Wholesale Market Street." It is full of vendors offering fresh produce from many countries. These pictures show the extent of the market and some of the products offered.

Today we will find the "Taliban Store." No relation to the faction in Afghanistan -- It has a wonderful array of buttons and notions. This according to the Ravelry Doha Knitters Group that Lee visited last Monday.


Thursday, August 12, 2010

Greetings from Qatar

We arrived safely on Wednesday, the 4th. A long flight but have to give credit to non-US airlines -- they take care of their customers, even in economy class. Good and plentiful food, free movies, no checked baggage fees. The tickets are not inexpensive, but no additional charges.

We are staying with our son, John and his family. His wife, Meike, is now the Marketing Director for Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Qatar. Many US universities have branches of certain departments here in an area known as Education City. VCUQatar's School of Design is here. John and Meike are here with 4-year old Claire for a few years. We brought another granddaughter, Emma with us to experience something beyond the Pacific Northwest.

We have been helping them settle for the first week, watching Claire while the adults take care of all the  logistics of beginning a new job, a new living arrangement, furnishing their home, and all that goes with it. This is a view of their villa in a 3-unit compound which, in turn, is in a larger community surrounding a lagoon that empties into the Arabian Gulf. Nearly everyone drives a Land Cruiser -- gas is about 70 cents a gallon. Electricity is very inexpensive -- provided by natural gas.

The tall buildings are part of downtown Doha, where architects are vying to each build the most unusual structure.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Less than a week to stock up

Saturday, July 31 will be the last day of our sale and the last day open before September 1st. Come in for bargains and to hear about our vacation.
Also, we will be having new yarns appear throughout September. Here are a few samples to perk your interest.

Berroco Vintage Chunky
Vintage has a big sister! Berroco has introduced a larger gauge version of of their popular, easy to care for yarn. A generous selection of heathers and solid colors are dyed to match in both weights. This machine wash blend features a wide color range, an incredibly soft feel and yardage that goes on and on. Its unique fiber blend makes laundering a breeze and is perfectly suited for both children and adults.

Berroco Blackstone Tweed
A pumped up version of last fall’s favorite new tweed, this luxe yarn will whip up in no time. Tweed for the discrening knitter. This super soft yarn has all the rustic appeal of a classic tweed yarn but with a high dose of mohair and angora. A joy to wear and a pleasure to knit.

Crystal Palace Chunky Mochi
This "big brother" to Mini Mochi and Mochi Plus comes in 14 
slow-striping colors.

We will also be featuring new yarns from Manos: Maxima and Lace and
new from Madeline Tosh, Tosh Merino Light
and from Classic Elite, Liberty Wool, shown here.

An interesting new offering will be Gourmet Yarn and Bead Kits
from Angelato Yarn. Knitting/Crocheting with beads adds an extra bit of luxury and elegance to your hand-made creations.
Their kits are a great way to start incorporating beads into your projects.
Each kit contains yarn, beads and 4 patterns in an intriguing
ice cream tub container.

Friday, July 16, 2010

3rd Anniversary Sale continues

Two weeks remain on our 3rd Anniversary Sale.

Savings on ALL yarns up to 50%. Stock up on these bargains in July. Remember we will be closed all of August.

Watch this space for updates on our adventure to the Persian Gulf.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Big Third Anniversary Sale

Come in for our
3rd Anniversary Sale
July 2nd thru July 31st.


Bad Woman Yarn will be closed the entire month of August.
Stock up on bargains in July and knit in August.

Watch for our grand reopening Labor Day weekend.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Yarn of the Week

The Yarn of the Week beginning June 20, is Cotton Classic by Tahki Stacy-Charles.
It will be 20% OFF through June 26. Come in and see all the possibilities for this excellent summer yarn.
The photo shows the "Escapade" Cropped Hoodie from Tahki's Garden Variety book.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

"Spring into Summer"

Our "Spring into Summer" Memorial Day Sale begins Thursday May 27.
The LYS Tour is over. Summer is almost here and we still have yarn on the shelves.
Wonderful bargains on ALL of your favorite Yarns, Bags, Baskets, Needle Cases, and Selected Books.
The sale runs through Wednesday, June 2.
See you soon!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

May Day Sale is here!

Celebrate May Day for a whole week at Bad Woman Yarn. ALL yarns reduced 20% to 50% April 28 through May 4. Yarns currently on sale will be reduced an additional 20%. We will also have reductions on selected knitting and crocheting books. No discounts, however, on needles, patterns, notions and most books.

Come in, meet your friends and save.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

April Yarns of the Month

The calendar says that Spring is here so we have chosen some cottons as our yarns for the month. As always we offer 20% discount on our featured yarns.

Touché is a 50 - 50 cotton and model yarn blend that is wonderfully soft to the touch. It as a matte finish worsted weight with a great drape. Perfect for summer shells, cardis and wraps.

Cotton Classic fits its name. Truly a classic. It is a 100% mercerized cotton in a DK weight. Great for kids and adult year-round garments. Always with wonderful pattern support.

New yarns this week

Cotton Candy from Euro Yarns. 100% Cotton. 5.5 stitches per inch.
This soft cotton marl creates a lovely textured appearance that feels soft and silky.
Jenny Watson has created a booklet of adorable baby designs for this yarn.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

New Malabrigo Yarns have arrived

We have just received the newest yarn from Malabrigo:
Rasta is a single ply super bulky 100% pure merino wool yarn. It comes in 16 colors, most of which are handpainted. It knits at 2 to 2.5 stitches per inch on size 13 to 17 needles.

We also received new Silky Merino from Malabrigo as well as new stock and colors of Worsted, Sock, Chunky and Lace weights.

Monday, March 1, 2010

More New Yarns for Spring

We have added several new yarns for Spring and Summer knitting and crocheting.

Aya, a Noro yarn with Noro striping in multi colors. 50% cotton, 35% silk, 15% wool. 148 yards per skein, 5 stitches per inch on size 7 needle.

Sekku, another Noro yarn. Light fingering weight again with the Noro striping. 50% cotton, 16% silk, 17% wool, 17% nylon. 460 yards, 8 - 9 stitches per inch on size 0 - 2 needles.

Sweetness is a soft cotton blend perfect for babies and kids with lots of cute patterns. 48% cotton, 39% merino wool, 13% nylon. 136 yards, 5.5 stitches per inch on size 6 needles.

Yarns of the Month for March

The yarns for March are Inca Gold from Berroco and Classic One Fifty by Classic Elite. They both are 20% off during the month.

Inca Gold (122 yards per skein, 5 stitches per inch on size 7 needle) is a reasonably price luxurious blend of 80% merino and 20 % silk. It is a multi-plied yarn and its refined twist creates a well defined stitch pattern as illustrated in this Eastlake pattern by Norah Gaughan.

Classic One Fifty (150 yards per skein, 6 stitches per inch on a size 6 needle), sport weight yarn, is available in many colors making it great for color work as well as single color knits. It is a steal at its regular price of $6.50 and unbelievable at 20% off during March. As usual with Classic Elite yarns there is great pattern support like this shell from the Celebrating Classics book.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Helen's First Sweater

One of our favorite customers, Helen, shows off her first successful sweater at the Wednesday Evening Knit group in Wallingford Center. She knit the sweater in Berroco Vintage Wool.

Friday, January 29, 2010

New yarns this week

We are receiving new yarns and new colors of existing yarns on an almost daily basis. This week we have received:
Blackstone Tweed, from Berroco, is a wool, mohair and angora blend with great pattern support -- Sweaters, Hats, Scarves, Wraps, even a Jumper. It knits at 4-1/2 stitches per inch.

Croc-O-Dye , from Knit One, Crochet Too, a fingering weight variegated yarn in great colors. 65% Superwash Wool. 20% Nylon, 15% Silk. The accompanying Diagonal Lace Scarf pattern looks interesting.

  Cotton Twirl, from Crystal Palace is a worsted weight cotton (4 - 4-1/2 stitches per inch). I am stocking only the variegated colors so far. A great kids yarn.