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I'm Roxi, the owner of Lamb's Ear.

Reggie, the Yarn Shop Dog.

I'm a Knitting Grandma the Lamb's Ear Blog. Serving friends and customers of Lamb's Ear, 4631 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, WA 98408. Phone 253-472-7695. Check back often to see what's new and exciting at the yarn shop. I hope you enjoy your visit.

Friday, February 06, 2009

If you'll be attending the Madrona Fiber Arts 2009 WINTER RETREAT in downtown Tacoma, we'd like to invite you to travel up the hill to visit Lamb's Ear. As an incentive we'll be offering a discount of 15% on all our regular priced yarns and needles. All you have to do is say the magic word, MADRONA. Offer good February 12-15, 2009. Even if you're not attending the retreat you can still get the discount during those days. Just say the magic word.

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Monday, February 02, 2009
Time To Close Blog

Now that we have a thriving Ravelry page I am going to be closing down the blog. I'll leave it up until March 1st, to give everyone a chance to come find us on Ravelry. Once there you'll be able to keep up with what's new at Lamb's Ear as well as share pictures and details about all your projects. It really is a wonderful place for we knitters/crocheters. You owe it to yourself to take a few minutes to sign up.
Once you're a member come find us by searching for the Lamb's Ear Yarn social group.

Thanks for your understanding in my decision to close the blog. With my hectic schedule it'll be nice to have one less thing to remember.

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Wednesday, January 21, 2009
What's New This Week?

We now stock Spindles and Nostepinnes from Cascade Spindle Company Quantities are limited and it takes 3 months or more to get the spindles back in stock, once sold, so stop in early for the best selection. As of this note I have 2 of each of the spindles and 3 nosties. There is someting for everyone as the spindles vary in sizes and prices, from $20 to $48. Nosties are $25.

And we just got a new shipment of sock yarn, with 10 colors. Just $14 per 100 gram skein. This is all self patterning yarn.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

It's hard to believe 2008 is nearly over. Where does the time go?
As our way of thanking all of our wonderful customers we are having
our annual END OF YEAR SALE, Dec.28th thru Jan. 3rd.
This time we'll have even bigger savings.

25% off all regular priced yarns, needles and patterns* in stock.
15% off everything else.

Plus the following "in store" specials:
40% off King Cole SPRINKLES (buy 6 skeins and get a FREE pattern for a stuffed bear**)
40% off Berroco SUEDE
40% off Hand Jive NATURE'S PALETTE

And for our spinners:
25% off Potluck Roving
25% off Mauch Chunky Roving

Mark your calendar and prepare to ring in the New Year with savings.

*Does not include books.
**While supplies last.
All sale prices are good on in stock items, only.

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Thursday, December 04, 2008

It's almost that time again. That's right, time for the
**Lamb's Ear Yarn END-OF-YEAR SALE.**

**Dec. 28th thru Jan. 3rd**

This time we'll have even bigger savings.

25% off all regular priced yarns and needles in stock.
15% off everything else.
Plus unadvertised "in store" specials.

Mark your calendar and prepare to ring in the New Year with savings.

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Saturday, November 29, 2008
Want A FREE Hat Pattern? Be A Tester.

I need someone to test knit the new Limerick Hat pattern for me. I need someone who is an experienced knitter and who can guarantee they can finish their hat by next Saturday. I’d like to release this pattern for sale as soon as possible so need to hurry and work any bugs out. The pattern is written up and ready to go. I need one more tester. If you’re a fast knitter and you’d like to be one of the first to have a Limerick Hat of your very own, then shoot me an email.

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Saturday, November 22, 2008

Are you looking for ideas for gifts that are hand knit, inexpensive, and quick? I've got lots of to choose from. I'm stocked up on all the "one skein" books. Also have been designing quite a few one-skein projects...Felted Oven Mitt, Neck Cozy, Diamond Lace Scarf, Spirit Beanie.

Also, be sure to tell your friends and family that a gift certificate for Lamb's Ear would be a wonderful gift for you.

Happy Holidays from Roxi & Errol at Lamb's Ear.

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Saturday, November 15, 2008

Here are the classes offered this time around:

Nov. 18th: Basket Weave Cloth (EASY)
Nov. 19th: Mini Sock Ornaments
Nov. 22nd or Dec. 3rd: Felted Oven MItt
Nov. 25th: Popcorn Bag, felted purse (on display in shop)
Nov. 26th: Felted Bobble Basket
Nov. 29th: Diamond Lace Scarf
Dec. 2nd: Dunhill Scarf: (Unisex)
Dec. 6th: Spirit Hat (school or team colors)
Dec. 9th: Neck Cozy (EASY)
Dec. 10th: Button Hole Bag, felted purse (on display in shop)
Dec. 13th: Magic Loop Socks (worsted weight)

Class hours are 4-6pm. Class materials must be purchased from Lamb’s Ear. Samples of all the items are on display at the shop. To register, stop by or we can take Visa or MC over the phone.

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We had so much fun with this last year that we decided to do it again. Starting Nov. 15th, for every $25 you spend between now and Dec. 31st, you’ll get to choose one of our selected patterns FREE (and there are some great patterns in there). Offer good while supply of selected patterns lasts.

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Sunday, October 26, 2008
Daily "Open Knitting, 1-3pm

You are welcome to come in “anytime” to get help with a project purchased at Lamb’s Ear, but sometimes you want to sit down and hang out with other like-minded knitters. We already have a thriving Daytime Knitting Group, 1-3pm on Wednesdays, but Wednesday doesn’t work for everyone. So Errol and I would like to invite you to come “sit and knit” daily, from 1 to 3pm. We’ll have the coffee (and tea) ready. Let’s see if we can’t get some daytime groups started on the other 6 days of the week. It may take a while to get them established, so be patient. We hope you’ll come and make Lamb’s Ear your home away from home.

There is no childcare, so please leave the kiddos at home.

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Thursday, October 16, 2008
Shell Pattern Using Glace'

I found this cute shell pattern that uses just one bag (10 hanks) of Glace' for most sizes.
And I have full bags of many different colors. The pattern is free with yarn purchase.
Finished bust sizes 38 (42-46-52)".

Remember, Glace' is 50% off while supplies last!

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

KOIGU 50% off!!!

That’s right. ALL remaining Koigu in stock is now 50% off…until it’s gone. You don’t want to miss out on this bargain.
Reg. price is $13.50. Now just $6.75. As of this post there is still a good selection of solids and multis.

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Berroco Glace' on Clearance!

We just added Berroco GLACE' to the clearance cupboard. This is a lovely rayon ribbon yarn, great for knitting shells for under jackets. I just put this on clearance this morning, and it is already selling FAST! Don't delay if you want to take advantage of this fabulously LOW price on a QUALITY yarn. Reg price is $7.50, yours while supplies last for $3.75. As of this posting I have full bags of most colors. Also have pattern support.

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Saturday, October 11, 2008
Snake Vest Pattern Ready!

Our pattern design contest winner was Jeannie Stave, who designed this adorable vest for toddlers. The pattern is available to fit sizes 1 thru 4. It's fun and easy to knit and is the perfect vest for this chilly weather we're having. Stop by today and we'll get you all set up with this new project. The pattern is available exclusively at Lamb's Ear!

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Friday, September 12, 2008
FALL 2008 Close-Outs 50% OFF

HELP! The new yarn is arriving and I need room!

The following yarns will be available for 50% off our regular retail...until they are gone. So, if you want to take advantage of these bargains, hurry.

Reynolds Portrait (multicolored bulky mohair)
Imperiale S-Print (multicolored worsted weight mohair)
Reynolds LOPI (bulky, feltable)
Elsebeth Lavold SILKY WOOL (sport weight, nice drape)
PLymouth TWEED (worsted weight, feltable)
JJ's Kaleidoscope (sport weight wool, feltable)
Crystal Palace KIDDO (bulky, soft)

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Sunday, August 31, 2008

We at Lamb’s Ear do not believe that group classes are in the best interest of our customers. Why? Here are just a few of the reasons:

1. Why should you have to wait until a specific class is offered to learn a technique?

2. Everyone learns at a different rate. In a class setting you may have someone who catches on very quickly and gets frustrated. Likewise you may have someone who needs more individual attention and is getting left behind.

3. If you are already buying your yarn, needles, and patterns from a shop, why should you pay extra for a “class” so you can learn how to use them?

4. If a class needs to be held over several days/weeks, you cannot always make every lesson, and get left behind.

We will help you with whatever you want to learn, whatever you want to knit, whenever you want to do it. This means individual instruction, at your own pace, for FREE!

There are 2 conditions, though, just to keep things fair.

The yarn/materials for the project you are seeking free help with MUST be from Lamb’s Ear (of course).

You must be willing to be patient and let us assist you between waiting on other customers.

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FREE Help For Our Custmers

As a big Thank You to our awesome customers we would like to offer you FREE help with your projects, whenever you need it. Just stop in with your problem and we’ll do our level best to help you. The best days to stop in for help are Tues., Wed., Fri. and Sat. Those are the days we have more than one person on duty. However you are welcome to stop in anytime during regular business hours as long as you are willing to be patient and wait until we can get to you.

There are 2 conditions, though, just to keep things fair.

The yarn for the project you are seeking free help with MUST be from Lamb’s Ear (of course).

You must be willing to be patient and let us assist you between waiting on other customers.

If you purchased your yarn elsewhere we’ll still be happy to help you but the individual instruction will cost $5 per half hour. If it turns out we can’t help you we’ll cheerfully refund your money.

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Thursday, August 28, 2008

This is a heads up. The prices for ballwinders and swifts will go up significantly as of Sept. 1st. Ball winders will be nearly $10 more...and swifts about $20 more. That's a lot. I have a limited amount of both items in stock so hurry if you've been meaning to add these to your fiber tools.

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Friday, August 22, 2008
New Items Arrived 8-22-08

The fall season will soon be underway and we've got lots of new yarns set to arrive over the next couple of months.

Just in today:
8 colors of Cascade 220 Paints, their hand dyed offering.
12 more colors added to our Cascade 220 Tweeds.
8 natural colors of ECO Wool
And we've added more colors to our stock of Cascade 22o Superwash and Cascade Sierra.

The above items are on the shelves and ready for your knitting enjoyment.

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