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Beginnings

In this week’s news: Yarn Folk is Three!

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New Stuff

As I can, I am expanding my inventory–sometimes this means just stocking existing items a little deeper, sometimes it means adding within a line, or adding something new a distributor carries. Eventually, it will mean adding new distributors. I do try to listen to what you say you want, whether you are telling me directly, … Continue reading »

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Patterns

I love knitting patterns. There is no other way of explaining the many years’ worth of Vogue Knitting and Interweave Knits back issues currently living at the shop, or the many knitting books in the library there. I like looking at them, reading them, dreaming on them… I don’t, however, stock that many of them … Continue reading »

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Breaking news!

Stay tuned for confirmation, but Yarn Folk *should* (fingers crossed, knock on wood) be open this weekend. First event will be the Ellensburg Downtown Association‘s Girls Night Out, Thursday, April 11th, from 5:00-9:00 p.m. There will be refreshments (I’m told a CHOCOLATE theme is prominent), an in-shop raffle, and every $10 purchased from any participating … Continue reading »

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Tom Bihn, and aspirations

(Knitty kind of beat me to the punch on this, as they linked to Tom’s message on Facebook late this afternoon, but I’d already written this, so I am going to post it anyway.) When was the last time a marketing email brought tears to your eyes? I’m sure it’s happened to me before, because … Continue reading »

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Peeking in the windows…

I wanted to give passersby a few more clues about what is coming to 304 N Pearl Street. (Soon! I promise!) Fortunately, I have a hard time getting rid of any leftover yarn. Ever. So I wound some odds and ends into balls of various sizes, and then suspended them in the window to the … Continue reading »

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Shop hours.

I am still anticipating mid-April as the date for Yarn Folk’s opening. Yarn is ordered and beginning to arrive (!!!!!), the painting is nearing completion (we both hope), and there are several stacks of cartons with shelving to be built (hold on to your hex wrench). It’s really pretty exciting, and on days like today, … Continue reading »

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The elephant in the room, or, skeptics.

Why does a (reasonably) sane person leave a (theoretically) stable job to pursue a project like this? And why would someone open a yarn shop in a place that used to have a yarn shop, and doesn’t now? As I am sure you are all aware, there is a lot of change and uncertainty within … Continue reading »

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A little about me.

But first, about Charlotte. That’s her, up there in the header image. She’s a little yarn doll I made when I was six? seven? eight? She came to live with me as an adult when my parents moved out of my childhood home. Up until then, she perched on a shelf in my old bedroom. … Continue reading »

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