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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. 

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

What's Going on at Tempe Yarn????

Hello All!!

There is so much going on at both of out stores right now, here is a quick update on all the current events. 
Give us a call @ 480-557-9166 for more information.


Join us for our Annual Mother's Day Trunk Show. 
This is a great opportunity to find that perfect gift for that special Mom in your life, or if you want to be like me, its a great time to buy a special gift for yourself. 


EduKnit is a wonderful source for a wealth of knitting knowledge.  This program offers you an online, on demand resource that shows you why knitting works the way it does and an opportunity to chat with some of the most talented knitters in the world. 
There are tutorials, tips and patterns available to you through this program. If you are ready to take your knitting to the next level, this is the program for you. When you join EduKnit and use the coupon code: TEMPEYARN, you will get 10% off your membership for life. Visit eduknit.com for all the details on this program or ask a staff member for more details.


Do you love Dyelicious Yarn?? 
If so, this Yarn of the Month Club is for you!!! 
Call 480-557-9166 to sign up today.


Terry of Elusive Designs has published a new pattern, Arizona Yarn's Kids Knitted Headband and she is giving it to you for free!!! This pattern was designed for the kids at AYF's Kids Knitting Class. The good news is that you don't have to be a kid to make it. Try making it in Abracadabra by HiKoo. The color changing effect of this yarn makes for a wonderful surprise for any kiddo.
 I know my daughter loves her headband and shows all of her friends how it changes colors.


There is always something new and interesting going on at Arizona Yarn. Follow us on TwitterFacebook and our 
Website to make sure you stay "In the Know".

Hope to see all of you soon!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Happy Birthday Candy!

Today is a very special day, it is Candy's Birthday!! Please join all of us at TYF and AYF in wishing her a very Happy Birthday!!

We are so lucky to have her as a part of our team and a part of our family. Candy, we hope you have an amazing day.


Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Happy Birthday to Us!!!!

Today, Tempe Yarn is turning 9!!!
Its hard to believe how fast the years have gone by. We just want to take a moment and say THANKS, we are so lucky to have a community of customers & friends that love and support us. Without you we wouldn't be celebrating our 9th birthday...here's to another 9 years and then some.