Monday, June 27, 2011


Once again, MA is working on trying to incorporate the SUNNY SIDE YARNS blog into the website so that you don't have to cross the country and back to look at our site and then read our blog - so, here is test number 1,002!!!!   Wish her luck!!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Learn Intarsia in 3 simple lessons!

What beginning knitter wouldn't love to learn to make simple designs with color? Sunny is hosting a 3-session class on "Intarsia" (a big word for a simple technique!) starting Monday, June 13 at noon.

Caroline Germany is an expert knitter and experienced teacher, who will show you how to integrate color design into your knitting. The three-lession class June 13, 20 and 27) is only $20 for members ($30 for non-members), and will take your knitting to a whole new level!

You should know how to knit and purl, increase and decrease, and be comfortable with either double-pointed or circular needles.

Projects you will complete with Caroline's help include a headband and a top-down, 4-panel hat with the design of your choice. You will learn both top-down knitting AND intarsia in this information-packed class.

There are just 3 spots left, so be sure to call Sunny at (423-272-YARN) to reserve your space, or email ASAP!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Cruise-In to SUNNY SIDE YARNS on Depot Tomorrow!

To support the monthly Rogersville Main Street Cruise-In, SUNNY SIDE YARNS on Depot will be open late on the second Friday of the month. While car fans are looking at all the fabulous classic vehicles, YARN FANS can cruise on in to see Sunny, just one block down from Main Street, until 7 pm.

This Friday, we'll be featuring "Yarn Tasting;" a chance for you to try out yarns you've always been curious about. Sunny will lay out a buffet of cottons, wools, blends and novelties, and you can swatch to your heart's content in cool, air-conditioned comfort in our Lounge.

Yarn Tasting will be available ALL DAY this Friday, June 10, from 10 AM to 7 PM. Come in and check it out!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Welcome to our cozy Lounge!

Sunny is v-e-r-y proud of the beautiful Lounge at SUNNY SIDE YARNS on Depot. Like a comfy living room, The Lounge invites knitters and crocheters to sit a spell and relax!

There is good lighting so you can concentrate on your project, our mascot Charlie (see if you can spot him in the corner!) for company, comfortable couches and chairs, and a good view of all the happenings in the shop. Plus, free Wi-Fi!

Stop by Monday through Friday between 10 AM and 5 PM or Saturday from 10 - 2 for a quick yarn break. Meet up with friends and enjoy Sunny's ambiance. Take advantage of Sunny's LOUNGE LUNCH on Wednesdays from 11 - 2 (Bring your lunch, we'll provide the beverage and a pattern for a quick, fun project, all for just $2!)

Whenever you drop by, you'll find a friendly, relaxing place to kick back and play with yarn!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Masses of Classes!

From the first opening day, everyone has been asking about classes! Sunny loves introducing new learners to the world of knitting and crochet, and our classes have been steadily getting larger--and more fun! We've also started offering technique classes to intermediate and advanced students, and a good selection of project classes for those who have learned the basic skills and are ready to MAKE SOMETHING!

Class schedules for May and June can be found on our website, , under the tab Classes. Sunny hopes you will check it out and sign up early to reserve your spot.

Those requiring evening classes are encouraged to send us an email at or give us a call at 272-YARN (9276). We'll arrange a class or two in the evenings for your convenience.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Sunny Side Spinners!

On the first Wednesday of every month, Sunny hosts the Spinners' Guild at SUNNY SIDE YARNS on Depot. From 11 AM - 2 PM, spinners who make yarn by hand gather to share knowledge and friendship! Here are some photos from the May 4th get-together.

The Spinners' Guild was organized by Liz Cooper of War Valley Alpacas:

 Even Pam tried her hand at the complex skill, using a wheel loaned by Heidi:

Wes brought a unique wheel (look how big it is!) and demonstrated how it works. There is no treadle on this wheel, it is rotated by hand!

Heidi and Marci keep those wheels a-turnin' !

Sunny carries a small selection of raw wool and bags of ready-to-spin rovings, as well as balls of locally-produced alpaca yarns in natural and dyed colors from War Valley Alpacas. Each bag of wool (we really DO have "3 bags full!), is tagged with the picture of the alpaca it was sheared from. If you are curious about where yarn comes from, or are interested in spinning, contact any of the SUNNY SIDE girls at the shop!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

We're Famous!

The first week has been a whirlwind for the Sunny Side Girls! Everyone has been so kind in their comments about the shop--how pretty it is to look at, how comfortable it is to sit-n-knit in The Lounge, how yummy the yarn looks, all stacked up in bright color combinations! We've already started classes, and beginning knitters and crochetters are flocking in, eagerly wanting to get going on projects!

Soon, Sunny will be scheduling classes for kids of all ages, and adding classes for what he's calling "Beginners Plus" -- those who have the basic skills and want to learn how to work with Novelty Yarns, or make Hats or Socks. If you have an idea for a class, come on in and talk to the Sunny Side Girls about it!

We're also getting ready to unveil our Charity Knit and Crochet stay tuned for that info...

In the meantime, come enjoy our relaxing Lounge, wander through and check out our beautiful yarns, and pick up a few supplies to make your yarn adventures easier. Remember that SSY Members get 50% off all bamboo needles and hooks this month--what a deal!  And don't forget to sign our book when you come in...we want you to feel at home at SUNNY SIDE YARNS on Depot.

Sunny is ready to welcome you Monday through Friday from 10 - 5, and on Saturday from 10 - 2.

See you soon!