Posts Tagged ‘Darn Knit Anyway’

Anzula Trunk Show

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

anzula at fancy tiger

We are excited to welcome the creative minds behind Anzula Yarns to our shop on Monday, June 2oth.  Join us from 4-7pm for this trunk show!


Our classroom will be full to the brim with trunks (literally) full of yarn and samples.


anzula trunk show fancy tiger
You’ll be able to touch, feel and buy this beautiful yarn from Sabrina, the dyer herself.


Bring your knitting along, we’ll have beverages and munchies.  You can sit and knit a while after you choose your newest project:)


See you then?  If you are a Facebook fan, find our event listing and let us know you’ll be coming!


Monday, July 20th 4-7pm.

Discounts and coupons can’t be used on trunk show items.

Anzula Trunk Show

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015


Save the date!!!

Monday, July 20th 4-7pm

Anzula is coming to the shop for a trunk show.

anzula trunk show

You’ll be able to touch, feel and BUY yarn that night from the dyer herself!

Hope you can join us.



Discounts and coupons can not be used on trunk show items.

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Friday, December 12th, 2014

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12 in 12 – 2014 Party!

Monday, November 24th, 2014

It’s another year…wow! Our 12 in 12’s from 2014 are almost complete.
We are busy planning our 12 in 12 party for the year.


The party is going to be Friday night, December 26th, 2014. Yes, we know that is the day after Christmas!
So, if you’ve ever knit a 12 in 12, if you’ve thought about knitting a 12 in 12, if your friend knit a 12 in 12, if you have a 12 in 12 that you’ve been meaning to finish, or if you just like our shop and like a party, you are welcome to come! If you’ve tried to knit a 12 in 12 from this year it’s extra fun because you’ll be entered into some drawings for store cash! Wahoo!
We’ll have some snacks and a beverage and chat about our sweaters from this year and then we’ll chat a bit about what we are doing next year.
We fell off the tracks with the 12 in 12 program this year.  We promise 2015 will be better!
A quick note…we are going to offer 12 in 12 sweater knitting every Tuesday evening from 6-8pm.  Whatever sweater you are working on, we can help you with!  No cost, just come!
See you on Friday, December 26th

Ronald McDonald Cast On Day

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Ronald McDonald Bags
We are getting ever closer to our 50 bag goal!  We are donating bags to the Ronald McDonald House for a fun event they do over the holidays.  These bags will go to very deserving mom’s who need a little extra attention.

We are honored to be a part of it.


Remember, you earn $10 in Darn Knit shop credit for a donated bag.  We are taking brand spanking new bags only!  These are extra special moms and they need extra special bags.  Read more about it here.


Aimee is hosting a cast on party Friday November 21st!  Come anytime on Friday to cast on!  We’ll help.  We’ll be here from 10am – 8pm.


This project just happens to be the best Thanksgiving knitting ever.  Just the knit stitch!


Thanks again, for the donations you’ve already provided.  Your donations are going to make someone going through a tough time smile.


Come hang out with us on Friday!


Guess Who?

Friday, October 24th, 2014

guess who

We had a very important all employee meeting a few days ago.  Many extremely important things were discussed, as you can well imagine at a DKA employee meeting!


Well, as kind of an icebreaker, because we are all so incredibly shy, we decided that we should play a little game.  We each got a slip of paper and wrote a fact about us that no one in the room knew.  We put the slips in a basket and each of us drew a slip and had to guess the which fact matched which person.


Boy did we learn a few things.  Can you match the fact with the person?


The Facts
1.  My nickname given to me since childhood is “weenie”
2.  I had 3 guinea pigs growing up
3.  I am a graduate of Stripper 101
4.  I am wearing men’s underwear
5.  I used to play the oboe
6.  I was a cheerleader in high school
7.  I take canoe trips into the quetico where you see no one for days and love it
8.  I fixed the hallway squeeky door
9.  I married my high school sweetheart.


The Staff
a. Aimee
b. Jennifer
c. Carly
d. Heather
e. Nadia
f. Katie
g. Carroll
h. Corrina
i. Michelle

So, what do you think?   Can you match up the fact with the staff?

Don’t remember who everyone is?  Click here for our About Us page:)


Bring a friend for free

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

We are in a generous mood here at DKA.  We are 5 years old next week!  Yahoo!  We’ve learned a lot in 5 years.  Wow.  We looked back at our first year here.  It’s good stuff!


To celebrate we are offering all classes as 2 for 1.  That means when you sign up for a class, you can bring a friend along for free.  How great is that?


keep calm and bring a friend


So, if you are going to take the Polar Vortex Hat class for example.  And why wouldn’t you?



Polar Vortex

Polar Vortex

You could sign up online, and when you check out, just put your friend’s name in the notes!  If you sign up by calling us, 651-342-1386, just let us know who your bringing along. We’ll be excited to have you both.


We can’t wait to have you in a class soon!






Bags for Ronald McDonald House

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

ronald mcdonald
Calling all knitters, or crocheters!


Ronald McDonald House Charity needs our help.   I’m sure you are familiar with the great work that the Ronald McDonald House does providing housing for families who are going through a medical crisis with their children.  They have 3 separate facilities that at any given night can house 67 families.  Many of those families stay for months at a time, some even stay for years while their children are receiving treatment.


Every year around the holidays, they do a fun activity called “12 Days of Sharing”.  For the 12 days leading up to Christmas, they surprise families with small gifts in their room.  This year they are asking for 50 felt bags for one of the surprise gifts for the moms!


They’ve asked for our help to make them, and we are asking you!


Here is our proposal.  You come to the shop and buy yarn for a felted bag.  Go home, knit and felt it.  Then come back to the shop with the finished bag and we’ll give you a $10 gift card to Darn Knit Anyway!  You get to make a donation to this great cause and you get $10 to spend at your favorite LYS!  It’s a win-win!


There is no specific bag requirement.  Any felted bag is fine.  Our requirements are only that the bags are handmade, felted and brand spanking new.  Remember, these are extra special moms, so they need extra special bags!

They have asked for 50 of them and they want them by December 1st.  (Deadline extended to December 11th)  Let’s not let them down!


Do you knit?  How about this one, Angela’s Fabulous Felted Bag ,or this one…Booga Bag


Do you crochet?  How about this one…Felted Purse, or this one College Tote.


Great American Wool Festival

Thursday, August 14th, 2014






Join us for something new and fun this fall!  We’ll have live music, a fashion show, mini classes, new patterns for great yarn and of course lots of knitting.  Best of all, it’s free!


Full details to come soon, but for now, mark your calendar for September 28th.  You won’t want to miss The Great American Wool Festival!


We hope you see you there!


Rowan Big Wool Sale

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Rowan Big Wool on sale now!  50% off.  Normal price $15.95.


We are moving out our Big Wool to make room for new colors!    Click here for our online store link.

Get a jump on your Holiday knitting and crocheting.  You’ll thank us in December:)



Make this! Drop Stitch Cowl

big wool drop stitch cowl

Or this…Marian Cowl
marian cowl

Or this…Shroom Hat