The Flying Needles CUSTOMER APPRECIATION Day Saturday, April 20:

We’ve been promising you the release of a SECRET, and here it is:
It’s CUSTOMER APPRECIATION DAY this Saturday, April 20!! You know what that means?? FREEEEEEEE STUFF & YARN!

The Flying Needles is approaching its THIRD birthday. I’m so grateful for all of you and your support since opening! Come out Saturday and be APPRECIATED!

New YARN & other merch

I’ve been busier than a one-armed paper hanger getting ready to appreciate you. As a result, the shop is bursting at the seams with SPECIAL MERCHANDISE for YOU! Dragonfly has graciously supplied us with EXCLUSIVE yarn color ways that were only available at Stitches West and Vogue Knitting Live – both Garment District and Mission District will be in the house in limited supply. Once they’re gone, they cannot be reordered. Rosemarie got into the fun, too, with a brand new Blue Yonder yarn drop on Thursday!

New Yarn & Merch Vendors

We will have FOUR brand new yarn lines from Berroco – 100% PIMA COTTON & VINTAGE along with two BRAND NEW SOCK YARNS from Lang! Knitty Jax sent us a brand new iteration of Colonial Stitch Markers complemented with Colonial cypress necklaces! With a brand new Malabrigo yarn order, we have brand new Mechita, Sock, Rios & Arroyo and BRAND NEW COLORS. And for the FIRST TIME EVER, we have MALABRIGO’S 100% FINGERING WEIGHT SILK – MORA!

We’ve made new friends with quite a few vendors recently. Our new friends at Stonehedge Fiber just sent our first Shepherd’s Wool yarn including their CRAZY! There are no two skeins alike with this crazy yarn, which is PERFECT for any of Andrea Mowery’s Shift patterns! You have GOT to see Joan’s sample of the Crazy yarn in the Night Shift Shawl! We made new friends with Blue Q, so get ready people! BLUE Q BAGS, SHOPPERS, COIN PURSES, LARGE STUFF BAGS, WOMEN’S & MEN’S CREW SOCKS AND WOMEN’S ANKLETS ARE IN THE HOUSE! Come in and get your SASSY on! Our new friends at Katrinkles sent us the CUTEST box of brand new, laser cut tools! And for the peace de resistance… COCO KNITS WILL BE HERE, including those stinking cute rainbow stitch markers!


All customers who purchase items without using Perka Points, Customer Loyalty Cards or Gift Certificates will qualify for the free stuff.

The first 60 customers who spend $75 or more on Saturday, April 20, will receive CUSTOMER APPRECIATION BAGS of FREEEEEEEEEEEEE STUFF!!
The first 40 customers who spend $125 or more will receive a SECOND FLYING NEEDLES BACKPAG SWAG BAG FILLED WITH MORE GOODIES!! All of these bags are available until SUPPLIES LAST.

There will be pre-announced sales & flash sales all day. Here are the pre-announced sales:
• 30% off all kits
• Buy 1 get 1 50% off all classes (the 50% off class will be the less expensive choice).
• 15% off in stock needle kits.
• 10% off all bags, including Atenti
• 25% off all commercially printed patterns & books
• 10% off all Dragontamer Woodworking items – yarn bowls, swifts & yarn caddies
Flash sales will be announced in the store.

Doors will open ON THE DOT AT 10 am. We do anticipate Saturday to be intense, so please bring your patience, your current project, and a chair to sit outside and knit or crochet.

As always, Perka Points & Customer Loyalty Points can be accrued for your Saturday purchases, but if you choose to use them on Saturday, you will not qualify for the FREE STUFF. We also are happy to wind your yarn, but we will not be winding Saturday. We recommend taking your haul home with you and returning to drop it off with us next week so we can wind it for you. If that doesn’t work for you, we’ve got ball winders AND swifts for sale!

As just a heads up, people lined up outside the shop at 8:30 am last year. I cannot stress enough: If the free stuff means a lot to you, get to the shop EARLY! We did run out last year!

I can’t wait to see YOU on Saturday to APPRECIATE YOU! THANK YOU for allowing our emails in your inbox, for your words of encouragement and for all the way around supporting The Flying Needles!

By the way, we have MANY upcoming events that may interest you. We are hitting the road this year in October to head to Rhinebeck. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS.

As always, if you have questions, give us a call at (757) 345-3655.

Susan Dickerson