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Turning One October 22, 2010

Posted by yarnplaycafe in Business, Contest.

Good news all around! Working with a customer, I found a messenger bag to sell in the store. I’m excited about it because it comes in a few different colors and gives us more options for carrying our projects and stuff around.

Tada!When stuffed with 20 skeins of Jo Sharp Classic DK (as shown) it measures 14.5 inches long by 10.5 inches wide. The adjustable strap drops 20 inches at its longest. Not an ounce of velcro on this puppy either. There’s an internal, zippered pocket that measures about 6.5 inches wide by 8 inches long and it’s perfect for your measuring tape, darning needles, stitch markers and the like.

ALSO. Yarn Play Café TURNS ONE on Monday, November 8! In the style of Zigzagstitch, I’m going to run a giveaway that includes one skein of local Blackberry Ridge Mer-made Plus Fingering in Blackberry (photo below) and any in-stock YPC bag of your choice! Just leave a comment on this blog post to be eligible. If you tweet about it or post on Facebook about it, that also earns you another chance to win (just please let me know that you did that by emailing me). The blog comments will close at 10pm, Sunday November 7, and I’ll announce the random, lucky person in a blog post on Monday, November 8. Thanks so much for the past year. I’ve learned a lot and met so many great, supportive people.

Blackberry Ridge Mer-Made Fingering in Blackberry



1. Carrie - October 22, 2010

Congrats on turning one, Jen! I can’t believe it! that messenger bag looks so so awesome. I might have to order me one!

2. cate - October 22, 2010

I have been on a bag quest for ages and that one looks perfect. want want want. what other colors?

(I’ll totally enter the yarn giveaway too.)

yarnplaycafe - October 22, 2010

Hi Cate, There’s also khaki and brown. You can see them here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/friender/5098309668/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/friender/5098309700/

I can decorate a custom bag for you, if have something in mind. Thanks so much! Jen

3. Bunni - October 22, 2010

Just retweeted

4. Bunni - October 22, 2010

damn it I accidentally hit send-I meant to say I just retweeted your awesome giveaway offer.

Congrats on turning one! I’m sure this upcoming year will be even better.

5. Jodi - October 22, 2010

Congratulations! It’s been fun seeing your store grow 🙂

6. Joanna - October 22, 2010

Why have I only just discovered this adorable shop? Very, very cute stuff! Congrats on the one year anniversary!

7. thea - October 22, 2010

Awesome bag!!

8. kelly-ann (on ravelry) - October 22, 2010

Congrats on one year Jen…woohoo 🙂

9. Ruth - October 22, 2010

Congratulations on your first anniversary! May there be many, many more to come …. 🙂

10. Amybel - October 22, 2010

Happy Birthday Store! Your bags are so cute and I love to see what you’re doing with them. The messenger looks great.

11. Thorny - October 22, 2010

Happy Store-aversary!

I am totally loving the messenger-style bags!

12. Jackie Sullen - October 23, 2010

Congratulations on your One Year Anniversary…Keep up the Good Work. I love your bags. It’s hard to find cool knitting bags. Thanks

13. californiabliss - October 23, 2010

Happy Anniversary! I love your bags 🙂

14. earthchick - October 24, 2010

Oh wow! Happy anniversary! That messenger bag looks awesome – perfect for carrying stuff while using crutches!

15. channynn - October 24, 2010

I’m looking for a knitting bag, this is great.

16. Cynthia - October 24, 2010

This bag looks great! I’ll facebook this and tweet it as well.

17. Tina - October 25, 2010

Yarn Play Café turns one a day before I turn 30. OMG, 30!

18. Carmen - October 28, 2010

That is a great bag!

19. Cathy - October 28, 2010

Congrats on turning one! I love the new bag.

20. Barb - October 29, 2010

What a great bag!

21. knittaroo - October 31, 2010

Happy birthday! Love the bag, and that yarn looks just delicious.

22. Jan - October 31, 2010

The messenger bag looks great! Congratulations on your first anniversary in the business!

23. Beth - November 4, 2010

Happy Anniversary! I love the new messenger bag!

24. Ann - November 5, 2010

Congratulations! The new messenger bag is brilliant. Good luck in the future!

25. mary-ann - November 5, 2010

love the bag :))

26. Melinda - November 6, 2010

Happy 1st birthday!! LOVE the new messenger bag! Might need to get one to go with my way fun YPC tote bags! Thanks, Jen!

27. in case you didn’t know, I knit « earthchicknits - November 6, 2010

[…] is a new offering in Jen’s shop , and in honor of the first anniversary of her shop, she is giving one of these away (and with yarn!). If you haven’t already, take a minute to go over and leave her a blog […]

28. lauren - November 6, 2010

happy 1st birthday! That bag is *awesome*.

29. Ashley - November 6, 2010

Love the messenger bag! I’m entering with fingers crossed but I have a sneaking suspicion that if I don’t win I’ll be back to buy it 🙂

30. krista. - November 6, 2010

That style of bag is perfect for city folk on the go!

31. Stacie - November 6, 2010

Congratulations! That bag is so perfect!

32. rachellake - November 6, 2010

Happy 1st birthday, that bag is perfect!

33. girlunravelled - November 6, 2010

congratulations on turning one!!! came over by way of earthchick and the shop is wonderful!!!!

34. Cheryl - November 6, 2010

Happy Anniversary! What a beautiful (and useful bag)! Love it!

35. lori - November 6, 2010

awesome! and today’s my 52nd birthday!

36. Annika - November 6, 2010

What a great bag! I just saw earthchik’s and it really seems like it’s the perfect size.

37. Tamara - November 6, 2010

Love that bag! Would love to win it 🙂
Congratulations on your first year…I came here by way of earthchick as well, glad she recommended I stop by!

38. mariajhmom - November 6, 2010

Congrats! I just did a blog post declaring myself a bag lady. I love this one!!!

39. elaine - November 6, 2010

love, love LOVE that bag! congrats on the anniversary!

40. mnmmom2k - November 6, 2010

Oh yes please – very awesome bag (and yarn).

41. Sharon - November 6, 2010

LOVE this. So perfect!

42. Charity - November 6, 2010

Congrats on turning one! What a sweet bag, I love it!!

43. B - November 6, 2010

Gorgeous bag! It’s be a perfect gift for my mom. Congrats one turning one!

44. Janice - November 6, 2010

congrats on your anniversary!!!

45. Julie - November 6, 2010

Love the bag and congrats on your anniversary.

46. Jessica - November 6, 2010

That is a really really cute bag!!! 🙂

47. judi - November 6, 2010

happy anniversary and congratulations.

48. Susan C. - November 6, 2010

Such an adorable bag! Congrats!

49. GinkgoKnits - November 6, 2010

I saw the olive version on the earthchicknits blog and had to come check out your products. It looks like a lovely bag and I’ll have to save my pennies and buy a tote soon also.

50. thea - November 6, 2010

The bags are great!! I may have to actually order one if I don’t win this guy…..

51. Val - November 6, 2010

Congrats on one year! I’m going to have to order some of those bags for Christmas gifts…

52. Sharilyn - November 6, 2010

Awesome bags! Congrats!

53. Jana - November 6, 2010

Love, love, love that bag. Too cute!! Congrats!

54. Laine - November 6, 2010

Ooooh! LOVE IT. I’m bookmarking you so I can add this bag to my list for Santa…

55. Karen - November 6, 2010

Congratulations on your first anniversary. Here’s to many more! Cheers!

56. Marce - November 6, 2010

I may have missed the cutoff, but still had to say that I LOVE this bag, and that yarn is gorgeous.

57. Juliefrick - November 6, 2010

Oh, holy smokes! I came here from Stacey’s. That yarn is gorgeous and I love the bag! I think I’ve exhausted in Internet contest luck (I won one of Stacey’s a while back- soooo lucky) so I say congrats to the winner and hurrah for you for getting the messenger style in stock, because it’ll go like hotcakes.

58. Michelle - November 6, 2010

Congrats! And thanks for the giveaway!

59. Rae - November 6, 2010

Happy One Year Birthday the bag is pretty & the yarn is gorgeous. I wish you many more years of success.

60. orinda5 - November 7, 2010

Thanks for sharing! The bag is fabulous – and the yarn is lovely too.
Happy Birthday!

61. Elizabeth - November 7, 2010

I have a similar bag, but it closes with velcro. Mine is no where this cool though. Congratulations on your first year!

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