Friday, November 27, 2015

Small Business Saturday, Nov 28th

Join us for some stress free, no pushing, no shoving, relaxing, great atmosphere shopping on Saturday!  The coffee will be on and the following deals will be had….


 Our entire Mirasol yarn collection, 15% off.   Try it, we know you will LOVE it

Cascade 220 wool, 20% off


Bring the scent of the holidays into your home with Aggies soy candles and wax tarts for your warmers.  For everyone with artificial trees that enjoys that fresh tree smell, the Northwest Pine scent is perfect!  And don’t forget that scent of baking with Cinnamon Buns!  The flavors of the season, 20% off!


After 11 years of knitting samples for the shop, we are cleaning out the cupboards!  Come choose from a wide selection of knitted scarves, hats, purses, and sweaters that need to go!  You can use as they are or re-use the fine yarn that they are made of, the choice is yours and the prices can’t be beat….we just want them gone!


FREE, FREE, FREE!!!  We also will have stacks of free patterns, books and leaflets with every purchase!  No kidding Winking smile(Limit 10 per person please)


In appreciation of your business we are offering a free drink from the espresso bar with every purchase over $10

Thank you for remembering “the little people” and supporting your locally owned small businesses this holiday season and every day

Find it here, buy it here, keep us here

Enjoy the season,


Monday, November 23, 2015

Thanksgiving Week


Holiday Hours

Tuesday 9:30-5:00

Wednesday 9:30-5:00

Thursday Closed

Friday - 9:30-5:00

Saturday 10:00 – 4:00 (Join us for Small Business Saturday festivities! Details to come)

Happy Thanksgiving from our home to yours! 

Thandsgiving pic

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Estate Sale at LaFavorites

It is with great honor and privilege that we will be hosting the family estate sale of the late Dr. & Mrs. Minthorn, longtime respected community members and residents of Longview, WA. With the passing of Mrs. Minthorn in March at 100 years young, she leaves behind 75 years of treasures from their Old West Side home. As a very young girl, I have faint memories of going to their home with my grandmother, who was their housekeeper for a time. (Of course she always gave us the daunting task of polishing the silver, but fond memories, nonetheless) As the family has brought over box after box of “family treasures,” it has given me a thrill to unwrap each and every thing that I can imagine Mrs. Minthorn took great pleasure in purchasing over the years.

Please join The Minthorn family and myself for this exclusive event at, LaFavorites, 204 S. Pacific Ave, Kelso, WA (next to the Kelso Theater Pub)

Friday, Nov 6th 12:00pm – 7:00pm and

Saturday, Nov 7th 10:00am – 6:00pm

In honor of The Minthorns and their commitment to this community over the years, it is our pleasure to offer an evening of celebration while shopping these amazing opportunities. On Friday from 4:00pm – 7:00 come enjoy a wine tasting and hors d’oeuvre from The Backstage Café and the sweet sounds of Sherri Kingsley as she serenades us with some oldies, but goodies!

Some items include…. 7 pc bedroom set, marble-top table, Chinese country table and chairs; Asian chest. Collectibles incl. porcelain dinnerware in Rose Medallion and Coin, English Wedgewood;  glassware; antique plates, figurines; place mats; Xmas ornaments; cookbooks. Much more. Cash & credit cards accepted. No presales, we know it’s tempting but please do not show up early!




Thursday, October 22, 2015

To cute to not share!

I usually spend my time knitting, but I have admired this crocheted baby blanket pattern ever since I had a customer bring it in several years ago. It recently popped up and I thought the new yarn, Panda Pearl from Crystal Palace would be beautiful to use. It is a worsted weight of their popular panda silk fingering weight yarn, 53%bamboo/42% Merino/5% Silk. It is SO soft, I am thrilled with how it turned out! Yarn and free pattern available now at LaFavorites.... And lets not forget the adorable, completely handmade doll in this photo. It was designed and crafted by a former employee of mine, Ashley Poulsen of Penelope's Eclectic Closet. I have 5 of these cuties available in the shop for $35 each. When they are gone, there will be no more. It would be the perfect gift for that special little lady in your life, don't you think?



Sunday, September 27, 2015

Anniversary Celebration!

11 years in business and we are going to have a party to celebrate!

As in years past, we incorporate a trunk show along with our anniversary celebration and I am so excited to bring you this years trunk show hosted by The Mirasol Yarn Collection. It is a company based on fair trade and supports an organization known as The Mirasol Project in Peru.  The project aims to raise enough money from the sale of alpaca wool and cotton yarns to finance the building and day-to-day running of a boarding school, to support the children of the alpaca shepherds in their educational studies.  These yarns are so luxurious and extremely affordable and at the same time supporting such a great cause!  Please go to to read more about this amazing effort and to view their fabulous yarns. 

Date: Friday, Oct 2nd  9:30-5:00 and

       Saturday, Oct 3rd 10:00-4:00

(The trunk show will be set up both days.  The yarn rep for Mirasol will be joining us on Friday from 10:00-3:00)

We will be offering samplings of Rill’s Specialty Soups and Cornbread along with Karen’s Cupcakes

We also will be having raffle drawings of many of your favorite things at LaFavorites!  As if that isn’t big enough, anyone who spends $75 or more during the trunk show, will be entered into a drawing to receive a gift certificate for the amount of their ENTIRE purchase, to be used for a future purchase of their choice! THAT my friends, is a whopper of a prize!!  You definitely do not want to miss out on a chance to win!

Join us this Friday and Saturday for some fun times at your LYS

Until then, please do visit and find out more about this amazing company and the wonderful yarns and patterns they have to offer. It is a great story!

See you this weekend,



Saturday, September 26, 2015

Save The Date

MARK YOUR CALENDAR for OCT 2nd and 3rd! It is that time of year for our annual trunk show/anniversary celebration and BOY, do I have a whopper planned for this year! Everyone knows I love a good party and a good cause! We are combining the two this year and I think you will all love it!!! Stay tuned for details, there are so many it's taking me awhile to get it all in print.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Brioche Class

Brioche Class….A combination of K1 P1 ribbing and double knitting. You work each row in two passes to create one finished row! The depth of texture and color effects made possible with brioche knitting are stunning and worth the effort! We have books that show brioche knitting incorporated in all kinds of stunning projects, not just scarves. Come browse the possibilities!

When:  Thursday September 17th

Time:  6:00pm

Cost for Class $25

Dinner/Drink $15

(includes personal pizza from Backstage Café, beverage of choice from our espresso bar)

Class requirements: Advanced beginner

Yarn used for class must be, or have been purchased at LaFavorites (we offer a 10% discount on all class supplies!)

For more info please email me at


Call (360)575-9305

We look forward to having you join us for a very fun and productive evening!