A Blog by and for the friends of The Vermilion Bay Yarn Company in Lafayette, Louisiana
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Welcome to The Vermilion Bay Yarn Company: the Blog!
Keep in step with YOUR local yarn shop! The Vermilion Bay Yarn Company blog compliments the newsletter I send out by email at the beginning of each month (The Vermilion Bay Light) and contains the current class schedule, highlights yarns, and provides useful tips and information to help you foster your passion for fiber art.
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Knitter's Summer 2012
Need a summer top? Cool summer wrap? The summer 2012 Knitter's has just arrived and it's just what you need. Pick up your copy of this latest issue. Knitter's patterns are well written and easy to follow for any knitter. It's not just entrelac any more! Fabulous patterns to spruce up your summertime wardrobe!
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Beginning Knitting and Crochet: Beginning classes for knitting and crochet are scheduled one-on-one at your convenience during business hours. You may schedule lessons just for yourself, or for yourself and a few other friends. In beginning knitting, you will learn your stitches while you create a beautiful chunky yarn scarf. At the end of your mastery period, you'll have a fabulous accent you can actually use!
Classes a la carte: If you weren't able to attend a specific class, or you missed out entirely on one, here's your chance! Simply schedule the class topic of your choice at the time that's convenient for you.
How Much Do Classes Cost? At Vermilion Bay Yarn, we're all about getting you moving on your fiber projects and getting you going with new techniques. All classes (including beginning knitting and crochet) at VBYC are $20 plus materials. You do not pay each time you come in to continue the same class.
What's Available At Vermilion Bay
The Vermilion Bay Yarn Company is your local source for the fine yarns of Rowan, Classic Elite, South West Trading, Cascade, Plymouth, Schaefer, Malabrigo, Muench, GGH, Brown Sheep, Lana Grossa, Tilli Tomas, Universal, and many others! We offer high quality needles and hooks from Addi, Chiaogoo, Hiya-Hiya, and Brittany. Vermilion Bay Yarn (YOUR local yarn shop) is YOUR one stop for all your knitting and crochet notion needs: counters, holders, markers, darning eggs, tapestry needles, etc.
Knit Cafe: The Evening Fiber Art Group meets on Tuesdays from 6pm-8pm at the shop. Bring your project(s) and sit for as long as you like. Food, coffee, and soft drinks are always provided, and everyone is encouraged to add to the buffet.
Need something repaired? Favorite sweater with moth holes? Heirloom lace with a snag? Bring it in for an estimate.
Don't have time to knit or crochet it? The Vermilion Bay Yarn Company is your only local custom fiber art source! Please visit the shop for an estimate.
Knitting Parties at VBYC: Gather together 10 of your friends or colleagues and set a date/time for a knitting party at Vermilion Bay Yarn! Beginners and seasoned knitters can participate in the same party! Folks who've never knitted before will learn how and the experienced knitters work their own fun project! Contact the shop for details!
Our Return Policy
Now and then we purchase a bit too much, or decide that a different yarn might be better for a project than the one we selected. Here's how VBYC accomodates merchandise returns. This policy is also clearly displayed in the shop by the register. Thank you for your business!
Merchandise purchased at The Vermilion Bay Yarn Company may be exchanged/returned for shop credit only. No cash refunds. No exhanges/returns on special orders. Gift Certificates may not be redeemed for cash. Yarn presented for exchange must be odor-free and in new condition with the yarn band intact. Yarns wound into skeins are not accepted for exchange.
Knitting Rescue and Project Help
We are most willing to assist YOU, our customers, with quick help or to fix minor blemishes in your fiber work at no charge. As I see it, that's all part of what YOUR local yarn shop is about, especially if your project originated from VBYC. If you find yourself in need of frequent coaching on a particularly challenging project, or if you require detailed assistance with a project obtained elsewhere, we encourage you to make that project into a class ($20 fee applies) for the duration of your work.
The Vermilion Bay Yarn Company's schedule for Holy Week and Easter appeared in this month's newsletter on page 3, but in case you missed it and were wondering what our schedule is next week, it's printed at the top of the blog page as well as here, in this quick article.
Maundy Thursday, April 5: 10am-4pmGood Friday, April 6: CLOSED!Saturday, April 7: 10am-4pmEaster Monday, April 9: CLOSED!
VBYC will reopen as usual (10am) on Tuesday, April 10 with Knit Cafe starting at 6pm.
Nuna, Lontue, Hacho.....they're not secret passwords, but using them them will get you some amazingly beautiful garments this season. Transform a simple pattern into a masterpiece with these yarns. Silk and linen blends, and varigated merino. Splendid. The yarn is just so exquisite, no photograph will do them justice. You'll have to come in and experience them yourself with your own eyes! And, you might be wondering what Thomas More has to do with this? Nothing. Absolutely Nothing.
We've been fans of this amazing pima cotton yarn for a couple seasons now....and for good reason. It's a perfect weight and fiber for our climate, not to mention that it's a pleasure to work -- both to knit and to crochet -- and the fabric it produces always looks fabulous. And the colors! The bins are filled with 15+ colors of spring/summer deliciousness.
Ever since our introduction of Fiesta yarns a couple months ago, the new yarn line has been quite popular. Just in time for spring, here's Fiesta Gelato, the rayon ribbon yarn in Fiesta's stunning colorways. In the next few weeks, watch for Fiesta sock!