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Saturday, July 23, 2016

Tempe Yarn Free Addi Turbo Rockets

Ask for details on how to get your free addi Turbo Rocket!

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Knit One Crochet Too Yarn Just Arrived

Just arrived from "Knit One Crochet Too" yarn:

Friday, July 15, 2016

Tempe Yarn is Calling All Spinners and Felters for Colors of Arizona

Arizonayarn.com --- Our New Online Shop

We are a family owned business (Tempe Yarn & Fiber) that values our local artists, dyers, and fiber and yarn producers.  We have been in the fiber and yarn business for 10 plus years and we love having access to locally produced items.  We wanted to share our wonderful finds with those of you who want to have a bit of Arizona in your life and make them available to those who can't visit Tempe Yarn and Fiber in person.  Currently we offer fibers and yarn from Woolhalla Tunis in Queen Creek and Dyelicious Hand-dyed in Tempe. 

We are proud to be a resource for those looking for quality products.  We intend to continue to grow our online presence with even more products, so as we said when we first opened the door of Tempe Yarn- "Come Watch Us Grow and Become A Part of Our Community!"  

Your feedback is always welcome and we love to hear from you.  We have a dedicated email  for Arizona Yarn Online 
(arizonayarn@gmail.com) and all inquiries will be answered within 24 hours.  (Please know that unanswered emails may be due to "cyberspace" and feel free to resend if you don't get an answer within 24 hours).  

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Happy Birthday Tempe Yarn

Yes, ten years ago we opened Tempe Yarn.  It has been a hoot.

Come in this week and enjoy the fun we have planned and perhaps win a prize.

Find out more at tempeyarn.com.


There is something special about Spring Training.  It's more like baseball once was.

You can feel the excitement in the air and it's time to add something to that.  What you ask?  Yarn of course.  Stop by Tempe Yarn and pick up your daily dose of fiber and take it to the game with you.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Knitted Knockers (Crochet Pattern) from knittedknockersusa.com

Want to crochet "knitted knockers" to help women who have had breast cancer? 

Below you will find the patterns for knitted.  Click here to see where you can donate them to help women.


Knitted Knockers Pattern from knittedknockersusa.com

Want to make knitted knockers to help women who have had breast cancer?  Below you will find the patterns for knitted.  Click here to see where you can donate them to help women.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Twas the night before Christmas and all around me

There was unfinished knitting not under the tree.
The stockings weren’t hung by the chimney with care
’Cause the heels and the toes had not a stitch there.

The children were nestled all snug in their beds.
But I had not finished the caps for their heads.
Dad was asleep—he was no help at all.
And the sweater for him was six sized too small.

When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I put down my needles to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash.
Tripped over my yarn and fell down in my stash.
The tangle of yarn that lay deep as the snow
Reminded me how far I still had to go.
When out on the lawn I heard such a noise,

I was sure it would wake up both Dad and the boys.
And although I was tired and my brain a bit thick,
I knew in a moment it must be St Nic.
Yet what I heard left me very perplex-ed
For nothing I heard was what I expect-ed.

"Move Gherkin's Bucket! Move Cascade! Move Between-the Colors and Clover!
Move Dyelicious! Move HPKY! Move Noro! Move over!
Shepards Wool, don’t circle around, just stand there in line.

Pay attention you sheep and you’ll work out just fine!
I know this is hard, as it’s just your first year,
But I’d hate to go back to 8 tiny reindeer."
I peered over the sill.  What I saw was amazing!
Eight wooly sheep on my lawn all a-grazing!

And then in a twinkle, I heard at the door
Santa’s big boots stomping on the porch floor.
I rose from my knees and got back on my feet.
As I turned around, St Nic I did meet.
He was dressed all in wool from his head to his toe
And his clothes were hand knit from above to below.
A bright Fair Isle sweater he wore on his back,

And his toys were all stuffed in an Crocheted Market Bag / sack.
His hat was a wonder of bobbles and lace,
A beautiful frame for his rosy red face.
The scarf on his neck could have stretched for a mile,
And the socks peeking over his boots were Argyle.
On the back of his mitts was an intricate cable.
And suddenly on one I spotted a small label:
"S.C." in duplicate on the cuff.

So I asked, "Hey, Nic, did YOU knit all this stuff?"
He proudly replied, "Ho, ho, ho, yes I did.
I learned how to knit when I was a kid."
He was chubby and plump, a well-dressed old man,
And I laughed to myself, for I’d thought up a plan.
I flashed him a grin and jumped up in the air,
And the next thing he knew, he was tied to a chair.

He spoke not a word, but looked down in his lap
Where I had laid my needles and yarn for a cap.
He began then to knit, first one cap then two.

For the first time I thought I might really get through.
He put heels in the stockings and toes in some socks,
While I sat back drinking a hard cider on the rocks.
Quickly like magic his needles they flew,
Good Grief! He was finished by two!

He sprang for his sleigh when I let him go free,
And over his shoulder he looked back at me.
I heard him explain as he sailed past the moon,
"Next year, start your knitting sometime around JUNE!"

By Nancy Massaroni / Edited by Fred

Monday, September 07, 2015

Flying Saucer Spotted Over Tempe, Az

Yes it is true..Flying Saucer spotted over Tempe.  It left behind an Alien. 

The unanswered question is:

                                   "Is your UFO this big"?

This is a knitters/crocheters joke.  UFO =Un Finished Objects.

Friday, September 04, 2015

Labor Day Sale at Tempe Yarn

Select: Brown Sheep, Cascade, Crystal Palace, Frog Tree, HPKY, Manos, Schachenmayr (SMC) and Spud & Chole yarns, plus most of our novelty/fashion yarns are on Sale starting today through Labor Day Monday.  At 20% off, the only labor you will have to worry about is carrying your purchase to the car.  

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Spinzilla Is Coming to Both Tempe Yarn & Arizona Yarn (Gilbert)

Is it a new video game?

Is it a new movie about a Sheep that attacks a city?

Is it a fan company?

You'll find out shortly.

Arizona Room @ Tempe Yarn

The Arizona Room showcases locally made items from artists across Arizona.  Whether you are a local or a visitor in town for a few days, you can find that special gift that comes from Arizona.

Sign Up for Winding Through Arizona Luxury Tour Ends on August 23, 2015

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Just Arrived

Sock Yarn
Tempe Yarn

Monday, July 20, 2015

Christmas In July

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          On July 25 (Saturday) from 11 am to 3 pm, at Tempe Yarn will be hosting Christmas in July.  

We will have six great local artists available for your shopping pleasure.  They are:

Saturday, May 02, 2015

You Can Do Anything

The wind chimes in the photo have a special meaning. They came from the home of my mother-in-law who died of cancer. Before she died she loved humming birds and watched them in her back yard all the time.

Now look closely at the picture. Can you see the humming bird and the nest it build?

Now the question I have for you is if this little bird can build a nest on top of a horse in a wind chime and set on her egg day in and day out spinning in the wind, WHAT can you do if you put your mind to it. I think anything you want.

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Classes at TYF this weekend.....

Want to increase your knowledge of the fiber arts world??
We have great classes this weekend to help you do that. 

There are 2 spots left in Michelle's Learn to Spin Class on Saturday (part 1) & part 2 on Saturday, 4/18 from 11am-1pm. On a side note, if Michelle can teach me how to spin, she can teach you.

We have a Build your Crochet Skills Part 2 class with Marla on Saturday from 2pm-4pm. 

Michelle is also teach a Spinning Clinic Saturday from 2pm-4pm. If you already spin and want to work on learning some new techniques, this is the class for you. 

Have you already taken our Learn to Knit Class and Skills 1 class??? Ready to take your knitting to the next level?? Cynthia can help you do that in our Build Your Knitting Skills 2 class. This class is Saturday from 5pm-7pm.

Lastly, Nancy, of Dyelicious Yarn, is teaching an Intro to Handpainting Cotton Class on Sunday from 1pm-4pm. Dyeing cotton is a very different process than wool. Come learn how to do it in this fun and creative class. 

Call us @ 480-557-9166 or stop in today to register for these classes. Classes fill up quick, so don't delay.