Friday, December 10, 2010

Holiday Sale!

From now until Dec 25th everything in the store is 15% off! 
Spend $50 or more and receive an additional 5% discount for a total of 20% off your bill!

Happy Holidays! and happy shopping

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Sock Looms & Knitting Boards!

The Authentic Knitting Boards and Sock Looms are in!  I have swatches knit on the boards for your edification. I will be working on a sock as the week progresses.  

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Reminder! 30 Knitted Globes!

Just in time for Christmas!  Jerri Walford will be here to sign her book 30 Knitted Globes for Christmas on 1st Friday (Meadville's light up night) 3 Dec between 5-8 pm. 

Free gift when you purchase the book and yarn!  Anyone wishing to attend a class on how to knit a basic globe lesson will be held the same evening form 7-8 pm.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Suggestions Please

I think it may be soon time to add more yarn lines to the store. Looking for suggestions.  
Anyone have a favorite yarn they would like me to carry?  Any characteristics that should be taken into account like fiber content, totally washable and dryable, tweedy? 

Looking forward to hearing from everyone!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Jerri Walford will be here to sign her book 30 Knitted Globes for Christmas on 1st Friday (Meadville's light up night) 3 Dec between 5-8 pm. 

Free gift when you purchase the book and yarn!  Anyone wishing to attend a class on how to knit a basic globe lesson will be held the same evening form 7-8 pm.

Hope to see you!

Friday, November 12, 2010

More Double-ended crochet hooks

Got in another shipment of Double-ended crochet hooks and US 3&4 in 9" circs.
Here are some items made with the double-ended hook

Friday, November 5, 2010

First Friday in Meadville & New Stuff

Today is First Friday and Make it Meadville and @ the bank is hosting an Arts and Craft Night from 5 - 8 PM. 
Many crafts will be demonstrated including Spinning, Locker hooking, Jewelry accessorizing and more!

Added today, The Perfect Notions case (only 6 available...come and get yours before they are gone!)
from Nancy's Knit Knacks
And Double Ended Afghan hooks.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Just arrived!  Books! 
These books are form Annie's Attic.  The topics covered are chain-free crochet, crochet socks, double ended crochet, and Tunisian lace. 
I also have books on knitting stitches and cables on circle loom.  Stop buy and check them out!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Look! just came in!

Box of Panda Silk and Panda Cotton!  I also have a ball winder available if anyone needs it.  These are going on the shelf right after lunch!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Can't Go to Rhinebeck Sale!

I am running a one day we can't go to Rhinebeck sale!  15% off all yarn in the store (clearance yarns not included) on 16 Oct! 10-4

See you at the shop!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Knit or Crochet?

I have finished a swatch and ask you, is it Knit or Crochet?  If you said crochet you are right!  This is a Tunisian crochet swatch.  Anyone interested in learning this style of crochet that can look like knitting contact me to schedule a class.

Also finished this week, socks.  This is my go to sock pattern with honeycomb pattern on the leg. 

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Andrea Wong & Portuguese Knitting

It saddens me to report that for health reasons, Andrea Wong has canceled her book signings and classes. We will reschedule her Meadville visit as soon as possible after she recovers.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Shop the Yarn Vault Online!

I am proud to announce that you can buy yarn from the Yarn Vault online!
Visit the online version of the store and see what is available!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Andrea Wong & Portuguese Knitting

Yarn Vault is pleased to announce that Andrea Wong author of Portuguese Style of Knitting will be @thebank for a book signing on 1st Friday 5 November. She will also be here all day on the 6th to teach her knitting technique.

If you would like to learn another way to knit that is easier on your hands, relaxing and may be faster than your current method this class is for you!
The class will be 6 hours in length. The 1st 3 hours will explain and demonstrate the techniques used in this style of knitting including casting on, casting off, increases and decreases. The 2nd 3 hours will be devoted to knitting a project(baby booty)...pattern provided by Andrea.

The cost is $60 plus $5 for the knitting pin.
To sign up for the class use the buy now option or stop by the shop.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

KA Exchangable sets are in again!

Hello all

Just opened the KA shipment.  I now have the Susan Bates Handi Tools.  Mini Crochet hooks are here again! I also have added the Exchangable medium kit (US4-US8) and a Miniature Kit (4"DPN US0-US5, 9"circs US0&US1and some other goodies)

I also received the fall attractions! Anyone wanting to checkout all the goodies you can see them here.  I do not as of yet have the price list but will order anything listed that you would like.

I myself am going to get the KA Small kit...US1-US3 interchangables!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Temporary Hours change

Beginning Aug 16th until Sept 10th, @thebank will be open M-F 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Sat 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

I will also not be in the store until 19 Aug. As always you can still
make purchases when I am not present by taking the items to Teller’s


The felting kits are in and ready for a new home. Come by and check out my menagerie of felted critters including this little guy (kits available).

I also want to let everyone know that I will be out of the store till Thursday...You can still buy items even when I am not present. Just take the items you want to Teller's Row or see Joyce.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Fall Yarns are here!

Got the new shelving together and the new yarns unbagged and tagged!Come by and see Chunky Mochi and Remix!

Remix is made from 100% recycled fibers, great for all you who are looking to go green!

Mini Mochi and Mochi Plus have gradient colors new for this season. The blues are awesome!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Ka Switch sets are here!

The KA Switch set has arrived today! Come in and see them...they are wonderful!
I have 3 different cases to choose from.

Stop by and check them out!
They will not come loose until you want them to thanks to the swivel cord!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

KA Switch Needle sets on the way!

Just ordered the KA Switch Exchangeable needle set and the 4" needles tips to round out the set. I expect them to arrive mid-week!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

9 " circular needles

I am testing out US 9 9 inch needles from KA. They are a bit fiddly to get started but I think I like them. Going to keep knitting to be sure. I am currently knitting Mochi Plus in a 2x2 rib.

Think that I will need to try out the "sock" size needles before I go crazy and buy these for the shop.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Solstice and Aniversary sale!

In honor of the solstice and it being 5 years since my US Coast Guard retirement ceremony, I am running a 2 day sale....Today and tomorrow only.....10% off your purchases.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Summer Hours

I will be taking Wednesdays off during the summer. My hours are Mon, Tues, and Thurs 10 - 5. Friday 10- 730 and Sat 10-4. Purchases can be made through Teller's Row if I am not available.

Yarn Vault is now listed on Ravelry. Please link any yarns purchased here to the store listing there.

I am also now on Twitter....YarnVault is the name.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Summer hours

T'is time to visit the medical establishments for follow ups. I will not be in the shop Monday or Tuesday (14 & 15th). As always someone else here can help you with your purchases on those days.

School is out and summer camp begins next week. I will be adjusting my store hours accordingly. I will post them as soon as I make them up. Looks like my choices for a day off during the week are Tues or Wed's. Still trying to decide which to take.

Those attending WWKIPD events...Have fun!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Mini Scissors

The Mini Scissors are HERE! They are available in creme, black, green, pink, blue and yellow. Come get them while the supply lasts.

In other news, I ordered the 8 new fall Mochi colors as well as all 14 colors of chunky mochi and a new yarn (available in the fall) made from 100% recycled material called Remix. This is comprised of cotton, nylon, acrylic, linen and silk.

Yarn has been ordered for the Yarn Bombing of Meadville. No new news for the moment.
Looking forward to seeing everyone.

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Friday, May 21, 2010

Mini Scissors

For those who were asking for them I have ordered the Mini Scissor Pendants ! They should be in by 1 June!

I also have Border Leicester Roving in Black (1 lb available) and White (3 lbs available). This roving is from locally grown sheep. Come check it out. It is very nice fiber and would take dyes wonderfully! Price...$2 an ounce.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Wed 19 May

It is very likely I will not make it to the store on May 19th (wed). Scheduled for a dreaded tooth extraction first thing in the AM and will likely be in no shape to assist you in any meaningful way. Purchases can still be made through the others @the Bank.

Thank you for your understanding

Saturday, May 15, 2010

3rd Saturday

What a great day at the shop! I want to thank everyone who came to buy yarn and knit with the Meadville Fiber Arts Group. I am grateful to all of you for your support.

By the end of the day my Jr. assistant was getting very good at check out. (a special thanks to those who put up with her trying to made her day to be able to help out!)

Thursday, May 13, 2010


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Computer Gremlins

I am pleased to announce that the computer gremlins seem to have been exorcised and things are now working smoothly. (said with fingers crossed and knocking on every wood surface available).

Also spinners I have just gotten a shipment of hand dyed roving from the Scarlet Fleece. Come check out the beautiful colors!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Wonderful First day and a half!

I want to thank all of those who came in and purchased my yarns. Had 5 sales and I am very grateful for you all.

Friday, May 7, 2010

More pictures

More Pictures that for what ever reason wouldn't post with the last post.

We Are OPEN!

Now open for sales. Cash and debit/credit cards accepted! (Visa/Mastercard ). I have a few glitchy hardware issues but all will be well the mean time here is something to drool over.
Including the new to me loom.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Trials & Tribulations of a shop owner

What a week (2 days actually)! This week was the start of getting the shop to look like a shop. Started by unloading all the shelving units, computer and printer. So far so good. Put the computer system together and was getting frustrated because I couldn't connect to the wireless network @thebank. So I took a break to get lunch and buy a chair....(need a comfortable chair for computer fights don't ya know).

Bought a chair and a few other things I thought of while I was at it. When I got back to the shop I discovered the first of the yarn had arrived! Wasn't expecting this yarn for another week! It took all my self control not to open the boxes just yet....needed to conquer the computer first....
I was saddened and disappointed to discover there was now wireless card in the darn thing!
No problem...just stop and get a wireless adapter in the morning!

So I picked up a wireless adapter and 7 port USB hub then began to tackle the computer again. Did the adapter work? It might have worked if the hard drive hadn't failed! (not quite cause I didn't look closely enough at the requirements.....the one I bought didn't have drivers to work with windows 7!) With the hard drive cuput I was back to the store for a replacement computer. The good news...the system I bought is now on sale and got about $100 back which I put on the 3 yr protection plan I didn't get the first time round and still got $11 back!

When I returned the rest of the yarn had been delivered....Now very excited!
The computer is now up and running minus the wireless (returning the useless adapter for one that works with windows 7). 5 of the boxes have been opened and yarn entered into the computer.

Next week will be even more fun...More shelves to put together, yarn to put into inventory, tags to make and boxes to break down to discard.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Progress is Progress

As some of you have heard....the first of the yarns for the store should be delivered sometime during the last week in April. The next batch is expected during the first week in May.
The computer system has been purchased and the point of sale software/hardware is on the way. The lease will be signed this week and the shelving moved in soon after.

There is still alot to do and more presents itself every time I start sit to run through what has been done and what needs doing.

The grand opening dates have not been officially set as of yet. Have to find out how long it will take to get the credit/debit card services up and running. Must make it convenient for you to spend your money with me after all.

If anyone has any ideas for items that should be added in the future please feel free to pass them on to me. (I think I may have found a supplier for the mini scissors) I have already asked a friend of mine to make a hand soap and/or lotion for knitters. I will be carrying hand dye yarns from Serendipitous Ewe by this fall. Skacel and Brown Sheep products are on to be added list.

I will do my best to keep you all updated. Thank you all for your support!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Yarn Vault is born

Spent all day with a yarn rep yesterday. The first orders have been written and will arrive in about 2-3 weeks.

A large assortment of Bamboo needles, straights, circulars, double points and crochet hooks will be available.

There will be Berrocco and Crystal Palace yarns. Ultra Alpaca, Ultra Alpaca lite, Comfort in worsted, DK , fingering/sock weight and Baby yarns. Berroco socks, metallic socks, Sundae and Weekend (cotton blend).

Crystal palace yarns include Panda cotton, Panda silk, Panda soy and Panda superwash for socks.
Merino 5 superwash wool and Mochi! Both Mini Mochi and Mochi plus in all colorways.

For the spinners I will have hand dyed roving.

If I don't have a line or colorway you want I can order it!