October 7th, 2014

Happy Returns

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Most knitters we know can’t imagine parting with a precious skein of yarn once they’ve acquired it. Some of us have even considered renting a storage unit just for stash. I said “considered” – it hasn’t come to that. Yet. Still, every once in a while, you end up with more yarn than you need for a project, or you realize that the fiber just isn’t going to swatch up correctly. And that’s where our return policy comes into play.  As a small business, our inventory is closely monitored. We really can’t have a Nordstrom’s attitude when it comes to returns (after all, we don’t have The Rack to rely on for liquidation purposes).  We can take back your unused, unwound non-sale yarn in good condition within a reasonable period of time (90 days) and for store credit only. But we do need a receipt. With all of the promotions and rewards we offer, we need to see exactly what you purchased and when. That’s all we ask. Hold onto your receipt, which, incidentally, states the return policy at the bottom every time.

 

Also, we can’t take back needles, bags, patterns, or accessories.  Once those leave the store, they are yours for keeps! And if you buy some of our great clearance and sale products, that purchase is final as well. So please understand our policy on returns so that we can continue to bring you the latest and greatest merchandise for your next project.

September 28th, 2014

To Wind or not to Wind

BaahYou know we are always happy to wind your yarn at Jessica Knits. If you can be patient, we are all about the winding. But did you know that you shouldn’t wind your yarn if you don’t plan to use it right away? That’s right. If your yarn plans to reside with the rest of your stash, in a state of unused bliss, then you should leave it exactly as you purchased it. If you wind it before its time, the yarn could actually stretch slightly which would affect the gauge for whatever project you might (or might not) have in mind for it. Also, the label is more easily misplaced, and then how will you know the care instructions for your new acquisition? So when we ask you if you would like your yarn wound, what we are actually asking is “Are you planning on unlocking the door to your house and running to your favorite chair to knit with this?” Okay. That’s an exaggeration. But know that when you are ready to use your Jessica Knits yarn, you can bring it in to the shop and we will wind it for you when you are ready.  We are also happy to wind yarn that was not purchased in our store for a small fee per skein and as we have time.
September 21st, 2014

Be Creative

fbcover-1000-2Your knitting should be a unique reflection of you. This is no easy feat when most of us typically buy a pattern and follow it right down to the most minute detail. At Jessica Knits, we try to provide you with as many sample garments as possible so that you have a visual of what the finished piece might look like. But keep in mind that the exact color that the sample was knitted in might not be available. In fact, it’s usually the first color to sell out. That’s because it’s difficult to see past the color, and visualize what the garment would look like in a different shade, or even a different yarn, so people make the safe, but unimaginative, choice. In fact, it’s quite possible that even the designer didn’t pick the color – the company might have just sent a color that they had a surplus of. So break away from having to work up a garment exactly as it is pictured, or in the same colorway that you see in the shop. This is your opportunity to be creative. Find a piece that you are excited about, and let us help you find the perfect color for you. You’ll be a true original!

September 19th, 2014

Ah rain!

Rain is such a rarity in the desert. And though it may be only temporary, the sudden drop in temperature always begins to stir and awaken the desire to knit and crochet more (it’s not as if we stopped because of triple digit temperatures). The other day, a child in the shop asked why we already had some holiday decorations out, and I had to explain that it was because knitter’s need time to prepare their gifts and decorations. You can’t make them overnight. And on that note, we have some great holiday projects in mind for this year’s gift giving: easy cowls, unique hats, thick cozy scarves, and elegant shawls. There’s something for everyone on your list. But those gifts are not going to knit themselves. So grab your umbrella and head down to the shop. Because tomorrow the holidays will be one day closer.

August 29th, 2013

We had a “GRAND” Re-Opening at Jessica Knits

DSC_0994We were overwhelmed by the great turn-out that we had at the Grand Re-Opening at our new location on Wednesday!   It was the debut of our new Jessica Knits bags.  The first 25 customers through the door got their bag for FREE!  Blue Sky Alpacas provided us with some really great doorprizes and giveaways.  Simply Sweets did a fabulous job, as always on the yummy cupcakes!DSC_0981

July 8th, 2013

We’ve moved

We spent the Fourth of July weekend moving to Jessica Knits and Crochets new location. Make sure you stop by and see the new space, there’s more room to shop, browse, and take a class. Visit us in the Pima Crossing Center.

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March 6th, 2013

Color Your World for Spring and Summer 2013 – FibeR.S.V.P

  Our latest FibeR.S.V.P. was huge success!  Everyone was treated to a preview of all of the fabulous new fibers for Spring and Summer 2013 from some of our most popular companies with a yarn tasting.  A coordinating Pantone Spring/Summer 2013  laminated color card with all of the details and a little taste of the yarns previewed went home with every one who attended.

Fashion preview, free patterns, door prizes and great food rounded out the evening!

 

September 21st, 2012

FORECAST: Early Frost Warning, Temperatures Tumble

 Not to mention Hazy conditions – Kidsilk Haze Trio, that is. Okay, so we are in no danger of any of these weather conditions, but it doesn’t mean we can’t dream. And Rowan is making our knitting dreams a lot sweeter with new yarns and patterns available at Jessica Knits and Crochets!

Frost is a beautiful, soft metallic yarn that is perfect for garments. It shows textured stitches well and has some exquisite, elegant colors to choose from.

Tumble is a chunky, but lofty yarn that is 90% Alpaca and 10% Cotton. You’ll fall in love with the patterns and you’ll be amazed at how quickly is knits up. It’s a big yarn, but it won’t weigh you down.

Kidsilk Haze Trio brings you the beauty of Rowan’s always popular Kidsilk Haze in a heavier (but still lightweight) yarn. For garments and accessories that have that great look of Kidsilk Haze without all of the effort, this is your go-to yarn. And wait until you see the pattern book. One word: Am-Haze-ing!

Come get it while supplies last (and before the real frost hits!).

July 29th, 2012

You just can’t beat fun at the Ball Park!

  JKnits and Crochets had a great time at Stitch N’ Pitch with Dbacks!  It was a chance to meet new stitchers and see old friends.  Cathrine, Viki and Kathy enjoyed chatting with everyone and handing out info on the store, class schedules and free samples from the great folks at Bar Maids, they helped sponsor our giveaways and drawing prizes.

We are looking forward to next year.  Hopefully the word will get out about what a great time we all had at the Ball Park so that more of our fellow stitchers will join us next year!

 

June 11th, 2012

Up and Out    

We celebrated World Wide Knit in Public Day in style at JKnits & Crochets. The day began by “yarn bombing” the light post in front of the shop. The world should truly be covered in yarn – the post looks a lot happier! Then we met at Paradise Valley Mall for a Knit in Public gathering. By knitting and crocheting in public, we let everyone know that these great skills are back and better than ever. Do you know someone who knits or crochets? Tell them about our shop. And we all know people who don’t knit or crochet. Isn’t it time we spread the love? Tell them about JKnits & Crochets great beginner classes. We’ll get them on board!