Thursday, December 1, 2011

Sewing Clearance!

Sewing Clearance!
40% off ALL fabric, including oil cloth and voile
1 yard minimum

25% off ALL Sewing books

25% off ALL sewing patterns

There are plenty of patterns in stock:
Amy Butler 
Anna Maria Horner
Heather Bailey
Pink Fig
Portabello Pixie
Oliver & S 
and many more

no returns or exchanges on clearance items

Stash is having a sewing clearance on all sewing merchandise!  Including all fabric, sewing patterns and sewing books. Hurry in to get the best selection!

With the opening of more modern fabric shops in the South Denver/Monument area, I have decided to no longer carry fabric/sewing merchandise.   Most of my customers from the south are stopping in Monument and likewise for the South Denver customers.  As Stash is not a full sewing shop with the support of machines and other sewing notions and lack of room for all this, it is time to move it out.

I encourage you to visit these shops and support your local independent fabric/quilt shops:
Snappy Quilts in Greenwood village
Fabric Bliss on Sante Fe in Denver
Crafty Laine in Monument 

With more and more online fabric shops popping up on the internet, I would like to remind you why it is important to support your independent shops.  You get a wonderful sense of community, personal assistance, inspiration and most important a smile and a very sincere thank you.  Not to mention you get to touch and feel the fiber with your hands!

Friday, November 25, 2011

the newest manos maxima colors: oxygen, natural, foil, coral, spirulina
It's no secret that Manos is one of my favorite yarns to knit with.  Here are the newest colors of Maxima.  Maxima is a super soft merino worsted weight yarn with great yardage, making it the perfect choice for one skein knitting and crochet projects.

limited edition 04

limited edition 02-picture from manos del uruguay FB page
This year Manos introduced limited edition color for the Manos Classica wool.  These limited colors are available while supplies last.  Once they are gone, they are gone!  Stash has color 02 and 04 in stock.  Color 02 is a beautiful blend of grays and naturals.  One skein is all you need to make a hat, grab two and make a cowl or scarf.  Color 04 is the perfect blend of reds, a color you have to see in person to truly appreciate!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Trunk Show

Thank you everyone for making it to the trunk show. There were times you could barely walk in the shop! The yarns were amazing, the people were fun, and the food was great! Thank you to Liz for making the trek from Greeley for making this happen. And thanks to Dye Lot yarns, Lucy's Sheep Camp, Mountain Meadows and Atenti Bags for supplying the awesome yarns and bags!

This trunk show was all about color and texture!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Tea Cozy

Cool, crisp fall days call for a cup of tea, and a tea pot calls for a tea cozy...

This tea cozy was knit using the Churchmouse pattern "Anniversary Tea Cozy" and Berroco Blackstone Tweed held doubled.  I can't wait to enjoy my first cup of tea with my new tea pot :)

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Lucy's Sheep Camp, Dye Lot Yarn, and Atenti Trunk Show November 5th

This is a trunk show not to miss!  There will also be a few other surprises in store, be sure to save the date: Saturday, November 5th 10 am - 5 pm!

Lucy's Sheep Camp Yarn is born and bred in the U.S.A.  I am so proud to bring you this yarn from our neighboring state Wyoming! 

You will experience the wonderful fibers, felted fabric, and other kits available from Lucy's Sheep Camp

About Lucy's Sheep Camp from Miss Billie Jo:

'Welcome to Lucy’s Sheep Camp located in Thermopolis, Wyoming.
My name is Billie Jo Norsworthy and I’m proud to be part of Wyoming’s ranching tradition. My family has been ranching on this land for several generations and we are fortunate to be stewards of beautiful Copper Mountain. This is land that once belonged to Lucy Morrison Moore – “The Sheep Queen of Wyoming.” It’s the spirit of Lucy and the wonder of this majestic land that inspires my dye colors and love of my sheep. May you find the legacy and lore….the creation and color….and the wonder of Wyoming in my work.

I believe that my wools are the finest available. They are hand-dyed primarily using wildflowers as inspiration. I use a combination of
Gay Wool, Cushing's, and natural plant dyes. My sheep are coated
to protect their wool from dirt, weeds, and sun. After shearing,
the fleeces are skirted, then sent to The Shepherd's Mill in
Kansas to be processed.

After the yarn, roving or felt returns to us, I dye everything in the
back room/bathroom/storage room. In the summer months, all of
my dye work is set with the intense Wyoming sun. The dye color
combinations are inspired by my childhood love of wildflowers.

It is my sincere hope that my hand-dyed Wyoming wool products will bring some of Copper Mountain's beauty into your life. From the sheep that the wildflowers that grace...please Enjoy and Create!'

About Dye Lot Yarn:

"Dyelot Yarn is located in beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico.  We specialize primarily in yarn packages which contain multiple skeins of yarn that are dyed together to make unique, yet coordinated packages.  All of our packages utilize a variety of high quality fibers like alpaca, silk, merino, and bamboo.

For cooler climates & seasons, we have created a "Stimulus Package" which is a 670yd package that includes six skeins of alpaca, merino, mohair, silk, and even a touch of plain old wool.  This package is available in 14 colorways, 7 semi-solid and 7 very-verigated (which coordinate with our BAM! colorways).

In those warmer climates & seasons, we have our newest package - the "Recovery Package" which is a 1040yd package comprised of 4 skeins of cotton and viscose (two pure, two blends).  This shimmery, vibrant package has been introduced in 4 colorways, and will expand it's color palette in the upcoming season."

Friday, October 14, 2011

New Churhcmouse Yarns Patterns


Here are the newest Churchmouse patterns at Stash!  I love using these patterns, they are so well written and the photographs by Jared Flood are amazing!  I'm so excited about knitting these patterns, I've already started on the "Bias Before and After Scarf" (top row middle).  I'm using Pagewood Farms Artesana Lace weight in a beautiful purple.  I can't wait to get this finished and on my neck so I can start the "Shoulder Cozy" (top row on the left)!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

My latest knitting projects include this wrap from the cover of Interweave's premiere magazine "Knit.Wear"

I love knitting cables and this wrap was fun to knit!  The BIG braided cable is a six by six cable and the shaping in done by increases and decreases within the purl sections between the braids.  I'm at the point where I need to graft the edges together, add the ribbing a block the piece.  I need to have about 20 minutes of peace before I tackle the kitchner stitch over 60 stitches.  There is a great tutorial with the pattern on grafting knit and purl stitches. 

Another project I'm doing that I am quite proud of is my first ever toe-up sock.  Socks are not on my priority list of things to knit, but that may change.  I usually do the traditional cuff-down sock, make that a cuff-down booty sock (very short leg).  I remember being amazed at all the parts of a sock and how they knit up and came together the first time I knit a sock.  I have to admit, that awe has fizzled.  I mostly do socks now because I "have" to for a class or a sample.  I asked Kate, who teaches the toe-up sock class at Stash, to show me the cast on used for toe-up magic loop.  After I got the method for the cast on, I decided to continue with the toe, then the foot, then the heel (which was so much fun), then the leg, I still have to finish the cuff, then start the other sock!  Kate insists I should learn two-at-a-time soon, I'm not so sure juggling two balls of sock yarn on a size US1 40" needles is my cup of tea, but we'll see.

forgot my camera at the shop, so I'll put the pic up of said sock soon

So these two projects have been put to the side, only for a day or two, 'cuz I started another project!  Now I'm knitting the Eudora Hat by Dull Roar, which is a slouchy hat with a turn under contrast brim, welt accents, short row shaping and staggered decreases.  I do have to admit the turn under brim was a little of a pain, but once that was done, the rest of the hat is worth it!  I'm using Aslan Trends Baby Llama, and new yarn at Stash, for the main hat and for the contrast a little Manos Silk I had laying around.  I'm finished with the welts, I have not done these before and they were fun.  The pattern walks you though it.  Just pick up the purl stitch a few rows under the row you are knitting and knit the two stitches together.  I just started the short row shaping, this pattern uses a way to short rows that I've not used before, but again the explaination is wonderful.  I'm having so much fun with this hat and all the techniques that are involved in knitting it, I may just have it finished by the end of the night, if I stop posting to the blog and get back to knitting!  As a matter of fact there is so much technique in this one little project, there may be a class in the future :)

 A Hat or Eudora
Contrast turn under brim
again i forgot my camera and the pics above are courtesy of Dull Roar
            my eudora hat                               the wonderful welts
contrast manos silk band

Monday, October 3, 2011

Tiny Owl Knits takes you on a journey of fairy tales and whimsy as you knit patterns like:
 deer antler hat
 fairy castles (these hold hooks and needles!)
 gnome homes (for your DPN's!)
wear the wild things are

I can't wait to knit up a few of these projects.  Maybe I'll join Max in his forest of wild thing and knit the crown and sweater.  I will certainly have to have a set of fairy castles for my needles, I can't think of a better way to hold them.  And the gnome homes are a must since I've taken up sock knitting.  All patterns are available at Stash.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

New Extended Hours!

I'm excited to announce extended seasonal hours, starting October 3rd
Stash will be open later on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays!

New Hours:

Monday 10 am - 6 pm
Tuesday 10 am - 6 pm
Wednesday 10 am - 6 pm
Thursday 12 Noon - 8 pm
Friday 10 am - 4 pm
Saturday 10 am - 4 pm

Later classes will be offered, as well and knitting and crochet help.  See class schedule here

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

All the pretty colors!

New from Skacel, Simplicity by HiKoo.  "A value yarn that is an excellent choice for afghans, children's wear, sweaters, and anything welse that get's daily use.  This machine washable merino wool blend feels like butter in your hands while knitting, but is a true 'work horse' of a yarn."  DK and worsted weight yarn available.  Look at those colors!

Monday, September 12, 2011

New and Fun!

 Owl Phone Cozies, lattes, cupcakes, and a pint o' ale
by: heather
 Handmade sewing pins!  
by: heather
 Grande Greta and lil Elsa (elsa pattern now available!)
by: heather
 New hand-sewn pouches, I Love the Hippo!
by: jackie
More zipper pouches
by: jackie

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Just arrived! A new scarf yarn from Universal Yarn Company, Marina by Rozetti. This honeycomb yarn ruffles as you knit it. There also is a nice YouTube video which demonstrates cast on to bind off.  There is also a PDF you can download and print here:  working with Rozetti Marina.  Come in soon for the best selection!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Thank You!

Stash's two year celebration on Saturday was so much fun!  Thank you for celebrating with me, I hope for many more years of knitting and creating with you.

 willow had a great time and loved her disguise
 yummy treats and goodies for everyone who came in

Congratulations to the door prize winners:

Thank you to Classic Elite Yarns, Churchmouse Patterns, Siouxsiequeue's, and Brown Sheep for provideing the awesome prizes!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Stash is celebrating and you are invited!

"Stash" is celebrating anniversary number 2!

Stash is excited to celebrate its TWO year anniversary, 

Saturday, July 30th 10am - 5pm. 

There will be hourly give-aways, sweets and refreshments will be provided, and you will receive free "Stash" giveaways with every purchase.

Start now to sign up for the prizes. Come in to Stash anytime from July 25 - July 30 and sign up with your purchase.

You do not need to be present on Saturday, July 30th to win.

Hope to see you there!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Support Your Local LYS and LFS Reward Program

Support Your Local Yarn Store (LYS) or Local Fabric Store (LFS)

I want to thank you for supporting your LYS & LFS ... in fact I want to let you know just how grateful I am to you for supporting your LYS & LFS, regardless of who or where that shop is, that I am offering you REWARDS.

Why? Because supporting your LYS/LFS is the single most important thing you can do to help grow the needle arts community and industry as a whole.

Why is this important? Because the greater support of the industry by the community, the greater the incentive for designers to continue the development of really amazing yarns and patterns.

So here are the rewards for you. During the month of July, every time you visit STASH and bring your receipt from another LYS/LFS with you, I will honor it by giving you 10% off your yarn or fabric purchase. Why? Because I want you to know that I support you by supporting the needle arts industry as a whole. There are a few rules, so be sure to keep reading and check-out how to cash in on the savings.

Loyalty Has It's Rewards!

Bring in your receipts from STASH and receive an even greater discount off your yarn purchase. That's right, if you're a loyal customer of STASH I want to give you an even sweeter deal.

So, again ... PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING RULES to see how the discounts apply.


1. Rewards Promotion starts July 1, 2011 and ends July 31, 2011.

2. When you bring in a receipt from any LYS/LFS, you will receive 10% off your yarn/fabric purchase at that time. Your receipt must be the original invoice (no photo copies). We won't keep it, but we will put a highlighter mark on it, as it can only be used once.

3. Your receipt must be dated July 2011 as the date of your purchase.

4. Your receipt must be from an in-store purchase (no on-line purchases for this promotion).

5. Reward discounts will only be applied to YARN/FABRIC purchases.

How the Discounts Apply to Receive LOYALTY Rewards:

1. Rewards Promotion starts July 1, 2011 and ends July 31, 2011.

2. When you bring one or any number of receipts from STASH totaling $75 or more (pre-tax amount) and you will get a 20% discount on your yarn/fabric purchase at that time. Your receipt must be the original invoice (no photo copies). We won't keep it, but we will put a highlighter mark on it, as it can only be used once.

3. Your receipts must be dated July 2011 to apply. So, you must spend at least $75 dollars to get your discount, however you can receive a discount every time you spend $75 on a new receipt or combination of receipts.

4. Reward discounts will only be applied to YARN/FABRIC purchases.

What a great time to get a deal on the yarn you have always wanted to buy. And we have an amazing selection of spring and summer yarns to choose from.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

And the Winner Is....

"Brother Can Your Spare Some Wool?"

Congratulations to Meghann for her awesome creation.  Thank you to everyone who made an Amigurumi for the contest.  They were all Amazing!  Voting for a favorite was difficult for everyone.

Congrats to Barbara K Freitag-Diggs for winning the voter prize.  Barbara voted for her favorite on Facebook.  Please contact Stash to claim your prize :)

I would like to thank Skacel Knitting , Brown Sheep Co., and Checker Distributors for sponsoring the event.

I can't wait to do it again next year!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Time to Vote for Your Favorite Amigurumi!

It's time to vote for your favorite Amigurumi!  Leave a comment with the name of your favorite Amigurumi, along with your name and email address.  You get to vote only once on the blog, then head over to Stash's facebook page and vote again there.  Every time you make a purchase at Stash, you get another vote.  And every time you vote, you are entered for a basket full of yarn and other goodies!  Contest ends Monday, June 27th at 4:00 pm.  Good luck to all the entries!
 "The Fabulous flying Spaghetti Monster"
 "Brother Can You Spare Some Yarn?"
 "Snail Under the Mushroom"
 "The Ultimate Multi-tasker"
 "Millie the Shrimp"
 "Ms. Piggy"
 "Simon the Amineko"
 "Kat the Purple Monster"
 "Gavin the Platypus"
"Petunia the Anteater"