Thursday, November 13, 2014

Vote for Beth!!! My Mountain Yarn Contest!

Hi Everybody! Hope everyone is doing well.

Currently I am a semifinalist in a Yarn Contest for My Mountain Yarn.
Please log on to Facebook and VOTE for BETH! I need all of your support to make it to the top.
You can vote daily so get out there and vote and tell your friends to VOTE too!

Voting can be done through this link here -

Thanks and Happy Knitting

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

New "Gorgeous" Artyarns Silk Essence

Such a beautiful new yarn and the colors that artyarns has are wonderful. Come see them and other fun fingering weight yarns for fall shawl knitting at The Yarn Basket.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

All Iowa Shop Hop happening now

For the All Iowa Shop Hop, we have created this tote kit.  (above).    It uses the AISHA fabric and comes with the grey canvas Iowa screen print you see here.  Come to The Yarn Basket to purchase your before they are all gone. We also have made these apron kits using the same screen print and fabric.  

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Chalet slippers oh so cute!

We have created a new pattern at The Yarn Basket using My Mountain yarn.   Pattern free with purchase of yarn!  

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Ready for a fun summer vest?

We made this fast and easy weekend vest out of Tydy  by Knit One, Crochet too yarn.  Pattern calls for a 17 needle so you can see how fast it is.  Love the 100% cotton yarn and it self stripes, too!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Mid Iowa Yarn Shop Hop is hopping now

Just some of the items seen on the mid Iowa yarn shop hop.  Join us through this Saturday and get 10 percent off and sign up for fabulous prizes.  Pick up a passport at one of the following shops and get hopping:   Heartland fibers in Winterset, Stitch and Hill Vintage & Knits both in DSM, Kniiting nest door in Ankeny, Rosetree fibers in Ames,  Sheep's stocking in Marshalltown, and The Yarn Basket in Carroll.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

E I E I O baby quilt

Just got in this cute panel and by adding 3 quick borders, we have a quick and easy baby quilt.  Perfect for a shower gift and made with love by someone who will love the newborn.  Come see us or call as we made kits of "old McDonalds farm".  The Yarn Basket & Quilt Shop.  712-792-2890

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Knitting retreat

Here are some pictures from our latest retreat at The Yarn Basket.   Thanks to all who attended and helped make this annual day so much fun!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Ready for spring?

We are so ready for spring at The Yarn Basket as we are sure all of you are so we made this comfy, easy knit and purl cape.  Our wonderful yarn rep came through with a cash and carry load of blue heron cotton loop and one skein made this cape.  Really cute on, too

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Coco Vee shawl and other retreat options

Beginning of the mitered square pattern called Coco Vee shawl.  This is one of 5 classes offered at The Yarn Basket's annual knitting retreat this March 8th.    See our website for more details. or call 712-792-2890

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Cardigans or any sweaters for that matter are needed in our Iowa winters!

If you have knit any of hannah fettig's patterns, you know how much fun they are.   Here is her latest book and beginning of Birdie fair isle cardigan.  I am using a do tweed yarn of Skacel called Kenzie.  Hope to get this sweater done to wear for our upcoming brioche class.  (No connection just want to show it off soon!)