A Look Inside CEY's CYE

It's just so much fun to work at Classic Elite Yarns!

Like many of you, we love to do some serious knitting in front of the television. Every four years, we crafters hit pay dirt when the Olympics' coverage is everywhere for two whole weeks. 

To celebrate, the staff of Classic Elite Yarns joined in our first annual "CEY - CYE 2016" --  Challenge Yourself Event 2016.

Each CEY staffer used the event to overcome some hurdles or dash their way to the end of their projects. We have some amazingly talented yarnletes. Here are just a few who reached their goals and celebrated at our closing ceremonies.

We were all winners, because there were our own Olympic Rings to enjoy. And gold flowers for those who reached their goals.

If I were to pick a winner though, it would be definitely be Heather for this gorgeous Log Cabin Blanket in Big Liberty Wool.

Rep on the Road with Michael del Vecchio

This week's blog post is a preview of the second installment of our new Facebook series -- Rep on the Road.

The series follows individuals from our sales rep team on their travels and gives a behind the scenes look at life behind the wheel of a yarn rep.

Last month, our Southern California/Arizona rep shared images from sunny Echo Park Lake. This month, Michael del Vecchio shows you a slice of North Carolina. 

We Have a Winner, Instagram and a New Contest for You

Hello Darling Yarn Lovers,

Last week we announced a nifty little giveaway...

Well, the lucky winner has been selected, and we even used a hat to draw a name, cause we're very old-school that way. We'll reveal who he or she is in just a moment. No skipping ahead although we know you want to. We have another contest to announce first!

We're giving away a current pattern collection book of your choice to two lucky people who Follow us on Instagram and Like one or more of our posts. 

cey_yarns on Instagram offers a quick & visual look behind the scenes, sneak peeks, contests, inspiration and updates on what other yarn lovers are up to.
How to Enter:
  1. Download the free Instagram app on your smartphone.
  2. Search for cey_yarns and Follow us.*
  3. Like one or many of our daily posts.
  4. Do this before Monday, August 15.
  5. We'll choose a winner and announce on this blog, on Instagram and Facebook.
* If you are already following us, simply like some posts before August 15 and you will be entered too!

And now, our winner!

Judi whose yarn shop is Have You Any Wool in Buffalo, New York is the lovely winner of our Arietta Folkston Hat! Woo hoo! 

Judi, please send an email to heather@classiceliteyarns.com to arrange for your prize. 

IT'S A PRIZE POST: Yakety-Yaking On A New Yarn Day

Boy oh boy, it's fun when you can win a yarny prize. 
And to celebrate the launch of our newest yarn and 
design collection, you could do just that. 

Read on to the end for details where you can
 enter to win a kit for you AND your LYS to make our new Folkston Hat in Classic Elite Yarns Arietta. 

Meet Arietta. She's 80% Merino and 20% Yak. Start knitting with Arietta, and you'll never want to stop. There is something about the squish and bounce of merino that only gets better when combined with the halo and softness of yak. Dyed over natural yak, the yarn takes on a tonal quality due to the greys of the fleeces used.
It's beautiful.

Our pattern collection features three sweaters, one shrug/scarf and four clever accessories! Designers Susan Mills, Tonia Barry, Tian Foley and Cathy Payson really outdid themselves. You'll have trouble choosing which you'll cast on first.

Cheryl (L) models her completed Dillard pullover for her CEY colleagues. Not fair that she got a head start!
She looks as good as our pro model, Kristin (right).
New career for Cheryl?

Kim's wearing the Honora Cardigan. Love the combo of easy stockinette and eye-catching detail.

Clever accessories include (L-R) the Naylor Cowl which can be worn tied as shown or open, the Lula Capelet with awesome fringe, and Lizella crochet scarf which updates the beloved granny square.

Enter our August contest to win Arietta and the new design book to make the Folkston Hat! Not only will the winner win, but we will send an additional prize to your local yarn shop!

Comment on this post with the following info to enter:
1) Tell us your favorite Arietta design from those mentioned above. They are all named in the text beneath the photos.
2) Tell us what you are currently knitting -- type of project (sweater, shawl, toy, etc) and the weight of yarn you are using.
3) Tell us the name of the local yarn shop (non big box store) in your community where you shop most often.

One winner will be chosen at random from among the commenters on this post. The winner will be drawn on Tuesday, August 9. Prizes can only be shipped within the 48 contiguous United States.