General News

Great Turnout for Spring 2013 Crawl

What a great turnout for the Spring 2013 Crawl! Thanks to all of the yarn crawlers who made their way across the Triangle to visit our wonderful local yarn shops. The combination of The Hunt and the very tempting Grand Prize encouraged an outstanding number of crawl participants estimated at 80 to complete the challenging journey of visiting all nine participating yarn shops.

A quick shout out to those ladies who came all the way from Virginia Beach – We hope you enjoyed yourselves!

Spring2013 Crawl Kickoff

We enjoyed meeting everyone who attended the Crawl Kickoff at Great Yarns bright and early Saturday morning. The first 20 attendees were greeted with a Triangle Yarn Crawl project bag and an extra raffle ticket for door prizes. We had a variety of bagels from Bruegger’s Bagels and pinwheels from Whole Foods of Raleigh and more baked goods provided by yarn crawl organizers. Here’s the doughnut muffin recipe for those of you who loved them.

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Our local designers Mari Chiba of Mari Knits and Rohn Strong of Strong and Stone made The Hunt possible. We hope everyone enjoyed searching for the stuffed TYC symbols hidden throughout the shops and figuring out the three word phrase. Be sure to redeem your Ravelry coupon code before it expires on Sunday, March 31st.

Thanks to our wonderful yarn shops who put together great promotions and raffle prizes full of goodies, and to Cascade Yarns for donating additional raffle prizes. Congratulations to all of our LYS Raffle Prize winners!  We apologize in advance if we’ve misspelled your name.

Admit Ewe Knit – Deborah Jennette
Cozy – Erin Chapman
DownTown Knits – Christin Sapikowski
Great Yarns – Donna Gilbert, Barbara Odgers, Katherine Cherry
Hillsborough Yarn Shop – Lisa Doherty
The Twisted Knitter – LeGrande Smith, Becky Bollinger, Deborah Reardon, Erin Chipman, Jane Carter, Samm Miller
Warm ‘n Fuzzy – Michelle Behymer
Yarn Tree Studio – Jannette Ammonf, Melissa Zipilowski, Mary Peace Brown
Yarns Etc. – Angie Reedy, Ann Crews, Bee Adams

With support from our great sponsors, we put together quite an impressive Grand Prize made up of beautiful patterns and yarns from Avillion Farm, Berroco, The Fibre Company, SweetGeorgia, Quince & Co. and Swans Island along with neat project bags and a very cute zippered pouch from Namaste, a beautiful clay yarn bowl from my mother-in-law Barb (the first of it’s kind), and handknit-friendly soap from Soakwash. Congratulations to Brenda Wills who won!

A huge thanks to our Sponsors, especially sustaining sponsors like Carolina FiberFest and all nine Triangle-area yarn shops, and TYC Organizers Michelle, Jessica, Gail, Nicole and Lauren who made this event possible. We couldn’t have pulled it off without their support. THANK YOU!

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Do you have questions, comments, ideas about the Triangle Yarn Crawl? Share them via our Contact page and we’ll respond as quickly as possible.

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Featuring Cozy

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Q: How did Cozy come about and how long have you been in business?
A: Deb Nickell, co-owner, Cozy opened 9/8/2001, and I never say that date that I don’t think about what happened a few days later. The store that was in our location prior to Cozy was Fiberspace. It was owned by my dear friend and now Cozy employee, Lise Ebel. Fiberspace sold many things related to fiber including yarn, and Margaret Urban was the yarn manager there as well. I think of the yarn department at Cozy as our legacy from Fiberspace and it would not be as successful as it is without Margaret. I was ready to retire in 2011 but luckily for me, and for Cozy, my friend Emily Wexler decided to become a co-owner. She had been the store manager for many years and knows the business backwards and forwards. We recently celebrated our first anniversary as partners.
Q: What makes Cozy unique?
A: Deb Nickell, The inspiration for Cozy was a handful of small businesses in other cities that had diverse merchandise in one store. None were exactly like Cozy, and Cozy has certainly evolved in its 11 year history. Though we have an eclectic array of merchandise, from yarn to shoes, I think the thing that makes us stand out is our employees. There are 10 of us now, and we have worked together for many years. We love what we do, and all love to knit and/or crochet…and enjoy our Danskos!
Q: What does Cozy enjoy most about participating in the Triangle Yarn Crawl?
A: Margaret Urban, I love the opportunity to meet new people during the yarn crawls! We might not have the most yarn, but we love the way the yarn department fits in with the rest of the shop. I often refer to Cozy as “a sort of chick department store.” (Not that we don’t value our male customers who knit and crochet, but where else can you find yarn, great clothing, local jewelry, shoes, accessories, and clever gifts all in one great location?)
Q: Is there anything else Cozy would like to share with TYC readers?

A: Margaret Urban, We have free help hours six days a week. Of course we give priority to those who are working with our materials, but if it’s quiet we’re happy to take a look at your other projects.

Location
770 9th Street
Durham, NC 27705
(919) 286-3400

Shop Hours
Monday–Friday 11 am–7 pm
Saturday 10 am–6 pm
Sunday 12 noon–5 pm

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Great Autumn Event

What a great Autumn 2012 Event we had!

Thanks to all of the yarn crawlers who made their way across the Triangle to visit our wonderful local yarn shops.

We enjoyed meeting everyone who attended the Crawl Kickoff at Warm ‘n Fuzzy bright and early Saturday morning. We had quite the spread with tasty breakfast treats donated by Blue Moon Bakery & Cafe  (the pumpkin bread was delicious!), mimosas from Lynda with Chambers Arts and more baked goods provided by crawl organizers. Attendees were greeted with a Triangle Yarn Crawl project bag and an extra raffle ticket if they were wearing pink in support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Thanks to our wonderful yarn shops who put together great promotions, inspiring demonstrations, and raffle prizes full of goodies, which attracted over 65 crawl participants. Congratulations to all of our LYS Raffle Prize winners!

Admit Ewe Knit – Denise Johnson
Cozy – Becky Lenhart
DownTown Knits – TBA
Great Yarns – Ciara Healy
Hillsborough Yarn Shop – Melinda Quinn
The Twisted Knitter – Denise Johnson
Warm ‘n Fuzzy – Ai Li Lee
Yarn Tree Studio – Rachel Graham
Yarns Etc… – Celine Wiand

We were amazed to discover that twenty-six crawl participants completed the challenging journey of visiting all nine participating yarn shops in the hopes of winning the Special Drawing. Congratulations to Kelly Fillbrandt who won! The prize valued at $200+ included a very stylish black and white Thirty-One bag and catalog donated by Nicole C. Inside we have handspun yarn and a knitted scarf pattern from Henceforth Yarns, a zipper case for accessories from Carolina FiberFest, Cubics ergonomic needles by Knitter’s Pride, a colorful lamb print by Ken McNeill, and a beautiful silk needle case and more needles from Lantern Moon.

A huge thanks to our Sponsors, Rebecca Hart with Warm ‘n Fuzzy for hosting the Crawl Kickoff and TYC Organizers Michelle, Jessica, Gail & Martha who made this event possible. We couldn’t have pulled it off without their support. THANK YOU!

We hope you’ll join us for the upcoming Spring 2013 Event taking place March 23-24, 2013. More details to come so please stay tuned.