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Happy Thanksgiving!

Wow! I do love Thanksgiving. Its about the only time each year I get two days off in a row. I did work yesterday most of the day though simply because its been a hectic last couple of months and I’m behind on paperwork.

Good news on the twin grandbabies — Lukinda will be induced Monday! We’re so thankful she made it to 38 weeks and so far all looks healthy for those babies. I am so  blessed that I can bring Jacob to work with me for a few days to help them out. But boy, to think that Trent’s little family of three is exploding to five gives me goose bumps.

Other things I’m thankful for:

– Tara going to community college debt free and having two years to work side-by-side. Not easy all the time but recognizing each others strengths (and weaknesses) has helped both of us grow and given a whole new look and focus to the store. Its hard to believe next March well be our 20 year anniversary and it all started so I could work from home and stay with my baby. Now, Tara is a knitting maniac, always has her knitting with her, always planning the next several projects, even designing some now.

– Haley is a senior this year. Wow! She’s  looking at going in the Coast Guard. I pray that works out for her as she would be an excellent protector and rescuer. She finished a hat for a close friend yesterday! It only took a week to knit on size 2 needles. She’s not fooling me any longer. She can finish all those UFO projects struck in bags. She almost rivals me in the number!

– Tom! My provider, protector, cheerleader. he’s been using his time off to garage sale and sell things on ebay (icefisherman1) instead of knit. We have a goal to be debt free in three years so he can retire and work alongside me. I’m so glad we share interests and have a goal as we enter another phase of marriage. He’s getting the urge to start another sweater. It looks like he’s leaning toward Fair Isle.

– Knitting Today customers — that’s each and every one of you. What would I do without having someone pop in to gain inspiration, pick up supplies, and share their sorrows and joys? We exist because of you and I’m so thankful you chose Knitting Today to be your local yarn store. It seems so  simple just to say “thank you” but I mean it from the bottom of my heart!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Lea–Ann

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Thank You Gift From Knitting Today

Throughout the day today, I’m going to be posting to our blog at and in each post will be coupon codes to use in specific categories in our online store at   All coupons will expire at midnight tonight, November 27.  You do not need to complete your purchase until after the last coupon is posted, at 2:00 EST, but some quantities are limited and if you want to be assured of receiving what you want, you may want to make your choices and checkout immediately.  We will compile orders from today into one shipment and make sure the shipping cost is adjusted appropriately (all orders over $70 are free shipping within the US). 

There will also be extra surprises for various levels of purchasing.  And, this year, I’m trying something new.  When a coupon code is used, look for an additional thank you email offering an additional coupon code to use during December when you make a purchase online.  Are you ready?  Look for the first coupon to post about 10AM EST. 

Note to local customers: please proceed to checkout, but choose the shipping service “will pick up” as well as a “check” payment using a dummy check number and we will have your order picked and ready for your pick up and paying at the counter when you arrive.

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Holiday Hours/News

Hi everyone, just a quick note to let you know that we’ll be closed Thursday and hope you enjoy the holiday with your family! We’ll be opening back up on Friday for your knitting pleasure but check the calendar at: h because we’ll have in-store specials starting on the hour for certain categories in the store. Then, on Saturday, we’ll be doing sales from the blog on the hour. You can order online and pick up in the store or we can ship. We’ll compile orders from throughout the day too so you will actually save in shipping. Details will be on each post. Speaking of Saturday, did you hear about American Express Shop a Small Business Saturday effort? If you use American Express, make sure to register so you can get $25 back.