YarnYAY! Quarterly: Winter Edition (The FINAL Box!)
Vickie Howell: On-Air Host | Knitting, Crochet, & Craft Designer
by Vickie Howell
1M ago
YarnYAY! Quarterly Winter Box: Neutrals, Pastels & Pops The FINAL YarnYAY! Quarterly Box has arrived! For this season, we put together a cozy collection of knitterly goodies that will keep you company inside while it’s freezing outside. Here’s what we have in store for you in the Winter box! Everything from the Nordic-inspired cowl and to the squishy merino/alpaca yarn to the Winter Night candle and thematic stitch markers was curated with the intent of bringing icy beauty into your hot little hands! Owl | Quince & Co. Squishy, lofty, plump, little Owl is made from a blend of Americ ..read more
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Small Business Saturday 2023
Vickie Howell: On-Air Host | Knitting, Crochet, & Craft Designer
by Vickie Howell
3M ago
As we continue celebrating YarnYAY!’s 5-year anniversary, we decided what better time to give shout-outs to the 175+ individual small businesses we’ve partnered with over the years. Supporting fellow small businesses is a core value for my own business, and we’ve been honored to collaborate with so many amazing design, dye, and maker companies. This Small Business Saturday, and every day, shop small. Your purchasing power matters. Here’s an extensive list to consider choosing from. Happy Holidays! Fiber Industry-Specific Small Businesses Addi (distributed by Skacel) Afifa Knits Angela Tong A ..read more
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YarnYAY! November Box #67
Vickie Howell: On-Air Host | Knitting, Crochet, & Craft Designer
by Vickie Howell
4M ago
YarnYAY! November Box #67 It’s time to reveal what we’ve selected for knitters and crocheters for the YarnYAY! November Box. This month, riding the wave of the current, fishermen’s cap trend with two pattern options, gorgeous, heathered Andean wool, and a few pro-yarnwear items! We’re also happy to report that the November Box supports SIX women-owned businesses. Here’s what’s inside. Highland Luxe | HiKoo A touch of Kid Mohair gives just the right amount of soft halo to this worsted-weight Andean Highland wool. We’re showcasing a few slightly heathered deep, berry shades which all add visua ..read more
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YarnYAY! Fall Box: We’re Mad for Plaid!
Vickie Howell: On-Air Host | Knitting, Crochet, & Craft Designer
by Vickie Howell
4M ago
YarnYAY! Fall Box: We’re Mad for Plaid! Every season, YarnYAY! presents a new box for knitters who are ready to dive into a more in-depth project than our regular monthly boxes. For Autumn, we’ve gone mad for plaid, and are thrilled to have partnered with FOUR other (besides mine) woman-owned, small businesses. Read below to learn more, then go here to grab your YarnYAY! Fall Box! Heritage DK | Northbay Fiber Co This quarter’s yarn selection is from longtime friend Jill Zeilinski’s (aka Kniterella) yarn company. Heritage DK is woolen spun yarn from Targhee-Polypay sheep that ta ..read more
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Friday the 13th Sale!
Vickie Howell: On-Air Host | Knitting, Crochet, & Craft Designer
by Vickie Howell
4M ago
Friday the 13th Sale! Happy FriYAY! The 13th, Ghouls and Gourds! To celebrate we’re giving you 13% OFF in my YarnYAY! Shop of our spookiest kits, patterns, and more all weekend long with code FRIYAYTHE13TH.  What better way to celebrate this eerie date than by indulging in an enchanting knitting or crochet project? From October 13th to October 15th, YarnYAY! is casting off regular prices and granting customers a wicked 13 percent discount on select kits, patterns, and other hair-raising products. Prepare to embark on a journey into the world of hauntingly beautiful yarn crafts!   ..read more
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Macabre Macrame: Halloween Yarn Wall Hangings
Vickie Howell: On-Air Host | Knitting, Crochet, & Craft Designer
by Vickie Howell
4M ago
Macabre Macrame: Spooky Yarn Wall Hangings for Halloween It’s time to revisit an oldie, but goodie project, spooky yarn wall hangings perfect for Halloween. We got ferocious with fiber while I taught the simple, macrame knots used to make this creepy craft. Watch. Make. Enjoy! MATERIALS Macrame hoop (or embroidery hoop) YarnYAY! On the Daily (in colors, Laundry Day, or Family Meal) Scissors Craft felt Hot-glue gun DIRECTIONS Step 1: Hold four-six strands of yarn together, cut to twice the length you’d like your finished piece to be. Tie yarn onto top of hoop using the Larks Head Knot as ..read more
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YarnYAY! October Box #66
Vickie Howell: On-Air Host | Knitting, Crochet, & Craft Designer
by Vickie Howell
5M ago
YarnYAY! October Box #66 Oh, October, how I love you. The YarnYAY! October Box #66 is a direct expression of that! Including cozy (and sustainable) yarn in autumnal shades, perfect-for-gifting two wrist warmer patterns, kitty cat stitch markers, and a pumpkin needle felting kit this subscription box for knitters and crocheters will have you FALLing for autumn stitching … and dare we say, YarnYAY! Here’s what’s inside. &Make Aran | The FIber Co This month’s featured yarn is a perfect blend of Faire Trade Highland wool and alpaca twisted into a delightful 2-ply yarn. It’s a joy to work wi ..read more
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Until We Knit Again, Susanne Middlebrooks
Vickie Howell: On-Air Host | Knitting, Crochet, & Craft Designer
by Vickie Howell
5M ago
I am devastated by the loss of Hill Country Weavers founder, Susanne Middlebrooks. When I moved from L.A. to Austin 20 years ago, I was a new knitter and young mom who didn’t know many people. I felt lonely, isolated, and lost in this strange Texas-place. When I needed a pick-me-up, often with toddlers in tow, I headed over to Hill Country Weavers to browse or gain some yarn-wisdom from Susanne — who didn’t even bat an eyelash when my then 4-year-old was attempting to climb up the buttons shelves! The little house on South Congress where HCW used to live, was a refuge for me. It was like visi ..read more
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How to Seam a Knit or Crocheted Twisted Headband
Vickie Howell: On-Air Host | Knitting, Crochet, & Craft Designer
by Vickie Howell
5M ago
How to Seam a Knit or Crocheted Twisted Headband As we (hopefully) tiptoe into the possibility of cooler weather, can can also ease into knitting and crocheting warmer garments with something simple and stylish like a headband/ear warmer. That’s exactly what we’re focusing on in YarnYAY! September Box with: the Plot Twist (knit) and Twist of Fate (crochet) headbands, knit in Blue Sky Fibers Woolstok Tweed. Quick, cute, and fun — my favorite type of stitching! In this video, I show how you create the twisting of the fabric in my favorite style of headband.   Give it a watch then he ..read more
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YarnYAY! September Box #54
Vickie Howell: On-Air Host | Knitting, Crochet, & Craft Designer
by Vickie Howell
5M ago
YarnYAY! September Box #65 — Subscription Box for Knitters and Crocheters Curl up cozily with this month’s twisted headband projects in smart, classic, Woolstok Tweed from Blue Sky Fibers! Keep your notions near in a gorgeous little square olive wood notions bowl from Naturally Med. Put up your feet and listen to an audiobook while stitching and sipping on a nice cuppa of Peaceful Spirit Tea from Flying Botanicals. The Knitting Needle Patent greeting card from Patent Press memorializes the creation of tools that ..read more
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