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SPRING IS BUSTIN' OUT ALL OVER


Hi, everyone!  We hope this finds you well and healthy wherever you are.  While we've cut back on in-person events, CKYC is still live and lively via our webstore (https://closeknityarncoop.com/), our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/CloseKnitYarn), and our Virtual Open Stitching Groups (below).  We even have a special virtual event planned for the end of the month.  See below for details.

We haven't added any "new" yarns to the store this month, but we've restocked Bamboo Pop for the warmer weather, including several new colors, and everything in stock is visible (with pictures!) on the webstore.

Thank you for your continued support in these difficult times.  We're doing our best to maintain the level of service you've come to expect while also caring for our yarn community and employees.  For now, Mary is maintaining the 1-4 PM Thursday, Friday, and first and third Saturdays schedule, and we'll let you know if we're able to reopen to the public in any capacity ASAP.

Please let us know if we may be of help!

Thanks,

Mary and the CKYC Board

 
VIRTUAL YARN TASTING!

We had hoped to do another yarn and tea tasting in collaboration with Bliss this spring, but obviously circumstances intervened.  We still have lots of new yarns for you to try, however, so we will be going ahead with a Virtual Yarn Tasting on Saturday, May 30!  The event is limited to TEN participants, and tickets MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE.  Each ticket costs $20 for a tasting package delivered to your door before the event.  On the day, participants will join a private Zoom call where we will drink our beverages of choice, open our parcels, and "taste" the included yarns by knitting or crocheting swatches.  In addition to enjoying the company of other crafters and sampling new yarns, this gives you the opportunity to help choose which yarns CKYC will carry for the upcoming summer and fall!  Tickets are listed on the webstore (scroll down or search for "virtual yarn tasting") or may be purchased via phone. 

 

WEBSTORE LIVE!


Thanks to everyone who has already viewed, linked, or purchased from our webstore!  For those who haven't, there are links all over our website at https://closeknityarncoop.com/.   A few housekeeping-type details for you:

If you're an existing customer, please use the email address we have on file for you to create an account in the webstore.  This will automatically link your webstore account to your in-store account, so all your purchases will be conveniently saved and tracked together!  This also enables us to keep track of your discounts or credits if you're a co-op subscriber.  (If you're not sure which email we have, just reach out to Mary and she'll look it up for you.)

We continue to add pictures and descriptions daily.  Many are still missing, but anything listed as in stock is available for purchase, including books, patterns, needles, hooks, and notions.  Certain items need to be purchased via a custom listing just because of technical fiddliness (such as buttons and gift certificates) but are absolutely available--just send us an email or Facebook message and we'll get it sorted.

Local delivery to Los Alamos and White Rock is currently FREE; just select the option at checkout.  And, of course, if you find e-shopping an e-nnoyance*, give us a call at 505-662-1416 and we'll take your order over the phone.


*(They make me write the newsletter, they get puns like this.  I apologize for nothing.)
 
NEW ADVICE COLUMN!

Do you have a pressing fiber-related question that just can't wait?  Can't decide what will suit your yarn?  Don't understand why swatches are important?  Just not sure why knitting needles have numbers and crochet hooks have letters?  We've got just the thing for you!  Send your question to closeknityarncoop@gmail.com, and you could be featured in our new Mailbox Monday Facebook column!  Expert knitters Mary and Doris will tackle your question, write a response, and post it for all the world to see every Monday on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/CloseKnitYarn.  All questions welcome, none too big or too small.
 
VIRTUAL OPEN STITCHING GROUP!

We may not be able to meet in person right now, but that won't stop us!  Please join us for Virtual Open Stitching Group.  We are maintaining the regular schedule of every Thursday from 4:30-7:30 MDT and first and third Saturdays from 2-5 MDT.  We're using Zoom, a web-meeting platform that's simple and free.  If you're using a desktop computer, simply click the link below when it's time to start.  If you're using a tablet or smartphone, you'll need to install the "Zoom Cloud Meeting App" (which you can find in the app store or Google Play store).  You can even simply call in voice only to say hello with your cell phone or landline.

THURSDAY GROUP DETAILS:

Time: May 7, 2020 04:30 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)
        Every week on Thu, until June 25, 2020, 8 occurrence(s)
May 7, 2020 04:30 PM
May 14, 2020 04:30 PM
May 21, 2020 04:30 PM
May 28, 2020 04:30 PM
June 4, 2020 04:30 PM
June 11, 2020 04:30 PM
June 18, 2020 04:30 PM
June 25, 2020 04:30 PM
Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.
Weekly: https://us04web.zoom.us/meeting/tJQpdOyrrDMoUhblCnI6dQNV7O4vJhAu7Q/ics?icsToken=98tyKuCoqjgvGdadsl39Y7YtOZX_bN_MjURGqK9-kjazBxF9VFTZYvRoOpNqR-mB

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/904353282?pwd=a1NoVFIwWnRBdU81TW1UWXA5TVowQT09

Meeting ID: 904 353 282
Password: 332020

One tap mobile
+13462487799,,904353282# US (Houston)
+16699006833,,904353282# US (San Jose)

Dial by your location
        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
        +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
        +1 253 215 8782 US
        +1 301 715 8592 US
Meeting ID: 904 353 282
Find your local number: https://us04web.zoom.us/u/fjSyU4Kby

SATURDAY GROUP DETAILS:


Time: May 16, 2020 02:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)
        Every 2 weeks on Sat, until June 20, 2020, 4 occurrence(s)
        May 16, 2020 02:00 PM
May 30, 2020 02:00 PM
June 6, 2020 02:00 PM
June 20, 2020 02:00 PM
Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.
Weekly: https://us04web.zoom.us/meeting/uZ0sceitqz8jC8Ok_qMKrj34wF_MMb-exQ/ics?icsToken=98tyKu2hrz0rH9GRuVztArUqE4X5b-G5iFIWhahijTLOESoANhTQCc9vMP96COmB

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/491615549?pwd=aHhtUmZ4blgzU3pnTEgxQ2hDWnA3Zz09

Meeting ID: 491 615 549
Password: 129433

One tap mobile
+16699006833,,491615549# US (San Jose)
+13462487799,,491615549# US (Houston)

Dial by your location
        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
        +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
        +1 253 215 8782 US
        +1 301 715 8592 US
        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
Meeting ID: 491 615 549
Find your local number: https://us04web.zoom.us/u/fjSyU4Kby



These invitations are also linked on the store website and Facebook page.  As always, group is free and open to all and occurs on a drop in/drop out basis (no need to stay the full three hours).  We hope you will join us.

P.S. some have expressed concern over the security of Zoom.  CKYC has reviewed our communication options and maintains that Zoom is the best and easiest way to stay connected during this time.  The company continues to make security improvements, and we have every confidence that the program may be used safely.  Remember that you do not need to install the app to use Zoom on a desktop browser or landline phone.
 
 
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