Knitnews #18 - our final knitnews! :(

Clever Knitters,

I am truly devastated to announce that our beloved space for knitting and crochet will be closing in May. It's been a truly amazing nearly-two-years (we did not quite make our 2nd birthday, which would be this coming July 5th), and I would not trade it for anything. Lifelong friendships have been established, and I think that my little shop has changed many lives for the better. We just picked the wrong economic climate in which to start a small business. I hope that you will all remember us fondly and keep in touch!

Contents of this message:

1. Closure Sale! - I guess the silver lining is that you get a bargain on yarn
2. Groupons? - we will still honor groupons, with an EXTRA discount, and you can use them all at once!
3. Knitnight will carry on! - Tuesdays at a new location starting in June
4. What Next? - future plans for Lexi, Helena, & Rhonda

1. Closure Sale!
Our last day will be Memorial Day Monday, May 30th - or whenever the yarn runs out, whichever comes first.

For every $50 you spend, you'll get a free Clever Knits project bag - available while supplies last. A little something to remember us by when you pull out your knitting.


We'll also give you one free Clever Knits project bag for every full stamp card you have been saving in your wallet. If your stamp card is not full, go ahead and recycle it, since the sales discounts being offered are MUCH HIGHER than 20% and we won't be giving out any more stamps.

Starting TOMORROW, everything in the store is 25% off. Each week, the discount will increase by 5% - but there will be less and less selection as time passes, so hurry in to get the good stuff! Here are the start dates for each new discount rate:
April 22 - 25% off
April 29 - 30% off
May 6 - 35% off
May 13 - 40% off
May 20 - 45% off
May 27 - 50% off

We're also selling most of the furniture & accoutrements!
yarn shelving, bookcases, couch, chairs, galvanized buckets, register desk, shelf brackets, shop samples, etc etc. If there's something that you've always wanted, make an inquiry! 

2. Groupons
If you bought a groupon, we will be honoring these until the day we close.
- Since there's not much time left, you can use them ALL at once!
- No matter when you buy, you only get 25% off if you want to use your groupons (since you already got 60% off)
- All the other regular fine print for groupons applies

3. Knitnight will carry on!
We will hold our regular social knitting until we close (the last Tuesday knitnight will be 5/24, unless of course we sell everything right away). In June and beyond, Knitnight will simply move around the corner to the Yellow Deli's Maté Attic - a great little coffee-house environment with couches and cushy chairs and plenty of space for knitters. Also, they're open 24 hours, so if you don't want to go home, you never have to leave! 

4. What's Next?
Lexi will continue to sell her Oink Pigments yarns online, and you may even find it at a yarn store near you in the future! Pattern design for her yarns can be found at or in her store on ravelry. There is also an Oink Pigments ravelry group. She is on Twitter @oinkpigments and you can sign up for the oink pigments mailing list here.


Helena will move her independent design operation to a new virtual home: Skip8. You can find her pattern designs in her store on ravelry and her amazing sewing creations on etsy. There's also a ravelry group. Her new consolidated twitter feed is @skipeight. You can join her mailing list here.

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Rhonda is still our favourite expert, and she will continue to teach knitting and crochet at all levels for very reasonable rates. Contact her at to set up an appointment.

Warm (& sweatery) regards,
Helena (& Lexi, & Rhonda)

Clever Knits
214 S. Indiana Ave, Vista CA 92084

HOURS - until MON 5/30 or until the yarn runs out (whichever comes first)
Fri, Sat & Sun 12-7pm
Mon, Wed 12-6pm
Tues 12-10pm
Thurs 10am-4pm

FREE social knitting (& crochet!) events:
Tues 6-10pm, Fri 5-7pm, Sun 1-4pm

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