This Thursday will be our eighth Thanksgiving since Birdhouse opened in the fall of 2015! Can you believe we've been here that long?
Being a yarn shop in the desert is no small feat! It runs contrary to what many would think. But wool is magic! Garments made from wool are wildly breathable and wick moisture away from the wearer to provide insulation with both cooling and warming benefits. In case you doubt us, take the domestic sheep. Shearing sheep in Spring means the sheep have at least one inch of wool on their coats in summer. An inch of wool is enough to keep sheep comfortable during the hottest periods of the year in much the same way it does for us humans. Wool wicks moisture away from the skin to help get rid of body heat more rapidly. By the winter, the sheep's coat is thick enough to insulate against the cold of winter. Telling you, magic! And of course, there are plenty of other fibers like linen, bamboo and cotton if you're not into wool.
While we can make a solid case for wool, the truth is the power in knitting and crochet is in the relaxation and connection that they foster as well as the power of creating. That can happen no matter where you are, even in the desert. Dearest yarn birds, thank you for seeing us through the ups and downs of starting a new business, the day to day life of a small business and even a pandemic, for connecting and relaxing with us. Thank you for the past seven years. With that in mind next Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday we will be saying thanks in a number of ways!
1. Our local Tucson indie dyers, Dream in Color, have created assigned pooling skeins especially for Small Business Saturday. We've picked out some fabulous patterns for you to chose from. We will be sharing those on Small Business Saturday. We will also have a sweet hat kit in several colorways to choose from. See more below.
2. We will have some delicious freebies available Friday and Saturday for all for as long as supplies last!
3. We will be doing hourly giveaways on Friday. Full skeins of lovely yarn.
4. We will have an 8% discount on everything, Friday through Cyber Monday.
Finally, we will be closed on Thursday and hope that you have the opportunity to spend time with your loved ones - and some yarn.
Knit, crochet, and weave on friends,