Tuesday, March 23, 2010

March Pub Knitting Report

Friday, March 19th was another great Yarn Garden Pub Knitting gathering. Thanks to all who attended and the staff at Barley Mill. It was fun to see what everyone had on their needles.

One of the challenges of knitting at pubs is lighting. Next month I will bring my hi-tech head lamp for all to try. I use this headlamp when I'm camping or at my son's house (they watch TV in the dark).

Would also like to thank everyone for giving our new square needles a test drive and for all your feedback. We anticipate these to be a big seller.

See you next month, Friday, April 16th at the Barley Mill. Please RSVP by April 15th so we can give the staff at Barley Mill a heads up.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Pub Knitting This Friday March 19th!

Join us for our monthly Pub Night this Friday, March 19th at the Barley Mill, on SE 17th. We will be there with our pints and our needles from 7-10pm so please rsvp to let us know if you are coming. Call (503) 239-7950 or email us at sales@yarngarden.net

We’ll hold a drawing for an official pub night bag so make sure to check in and grab a raffle ticket!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Portland Yarn Crawl Report...

The staff and I would like to give Phyllis and Nancy a big hug and round of applause for their vision and hard work organizing the very first Portland Yarn Crawl. We thoroughly enjoyed everyone that came to the Yarn Garden and participated in this wonderful event. We give it a thumbs up for next year!

Thanks to Aslan Trends, Berroco, Blue Sky Alpacas, Brown Sheep, Cascade Yarns, Classic Elite, Imperial Stock Ranch, Lantern Moon, Bar Maids, Punta Yarns, STC Craft, Tahki Stacy Charles, Unicorn Fibre Wash, and Universal Yarns for generously donating their products.

The winners for the Yarn Garden daily drawings are: Heidi Lambek, Jennifer Caldwell, and Kat Baird.

The winner of the Big Kahuna is: Leslie Robinson.

Congratulations to all the winners! If you weren't one of the lucky ones and you need a little comfort fiber, all the 40% off yarns will remain on sale.

Happy knitting and crochet!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Portland Yarn Crawl Starts Tomorrow!

Promotions and Specials:
Yarn Garden will be handing out a welcome goodie for every Yarn Crawl participant that signs in at the store. Remember to bring your stamp card. If you don’t have one we will happily start one for you. We will stamp any non-sale purchase of yarn, needles, accessories and patterns on your card. When your card is filled you will receive a $25 gift card to spend on anything in the store of your choosing. Yarn Garden has changed the date of it’s “spring cleaning” to coincide with the Portland Yarn Crawl so we will have lots of sale yarn on the floor ranging from 20 to 75% off for this festive occasion. We will also give each signee a ticket for our daily drawing (need not be present to win) that will take place at the close of each day. We will notify each winner by phone. When you need a break, head to our last room for a complimentary cup of coffee or tea and go through our free pattern and magazine box and discover some treasure to take home!

When you have shopped ‘til you dropped and are hungry and tired, head up Hawthorne to SE 17th to the Barley Mill, McMenamins’ oldest pub and the place that hosts Yarn Garden’s Pub Knitting. We wanted everyone participating in the Crawl to get a peek into our Pub Knitting event. We’ve let the fun Barley Mill staff know to expect a horde of fiber fanatics for their Happy Hour, 3:00-6:00pm. When you walk through their door you’ll know you’re not in Kansas anymore, welcome to the 60’s. Bring along your knit or crochet project, relax, eat and drink. The Yarn Garden will be there to answer any questions you may have about Pub Knitting, Knit Nite and charity knitting for the community.


Served Daily 3–6 p.m. & 10 p.m.–close.
Minimum drink purchase of $2.
No substitutions/additions or To Go Orders

Small Fresh-Cut Fries $1
Cajun Tots $1
Brewer's Salad $2
Hummus & Pita $2
Scooby Snacks $2
Hammerhead Garden Burger $3
1/4-lb Cheeseburger $4
Chili con Queso Dip & Chips $4

Served Daily 3–6 p.m. & 10 p.m.–12 midnight

McMenamins Ales $3 per pint
Coors Light $2.50 per pint
Well Drinks $3
Edgefield Wine:
Black Rabbit Red or White Rabbit $5 per glass