Now that things have started to lighten up, with COVID cases going down and vaccinations going up, we are starting to see a light at the end of the tunnel. Sewickley is getting busier, more people are out and about, and everyone is more positive. We are still asking that all of our customers wear a mask when they enter the shop- the vaccination rate is not high enough to protect the safety of those who cannot be vaccinated right now so we are still erring on the safe side. Our staff is fully vaccinated but we can't guarantee that all customers will be, so we are asking everyone to continue to mask up when they come in, for everyone's well-being.
After a year off, the local yarn shops will be hosting the Steel Valley Yarn Crawl again this year. It will run from July 30 through August 8 - six shops are participating- we are looking forward to seeing everyone! This year we have a stitch marker bracelet- visit each store on the Crawl and pick up your stitch marker, enter the prize drawings, and if you complete the Crawl you have a chance to win the Grand Prize- join us for this fun event after our hiatus - we are glad to be back!
We have been adding books and patterns to our library- we recently received "The Act of Sewing" by Sonya Philip- and have a number of children's toy pattern books, beginning knitting and crochet books, "52 Weeks of Shawls" by Laine Publishing, and the latest issues of Selvedge, the popular British publication devoted to all forms of textiles. Tools, project bags, yarn bowls- stop in and browse!
We are still holding off on lessons, Happy Hour, and other inside communal activities until we are more confident that they are safe for everyone- please be patient as we navigate into the future!
We hope to see you in the shop!