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We knit (and Bleed) BLUE and GOLD!

Posted by on May 7, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on We knit (and Bleed) BLUE and GOLD!

I’m a 7TH generation West Virginian (with a century of Virginian thrown in until 1863!) As many of us can confirm, I’m not alone in my love of my state.  We all can share stories of meeting other West Virginians in interesting places all over the world. It’s part of the uniqueness of being a West Virginian. For many years our best and brightest have had to leave West Virginia for opportunities to earn a living. Hopefully that has changed. One of the attributes of a faithful West Virginian is the wearing of our...

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A Day at THE NEST

Posted by on Jul 17, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off on A Day at THE NEST

I dreamed of owning a yarn shop when I was young. I think this is a common fantasy among knitters. As I knitted I thought about what my “Dream Yarn Shop” would look like, which yarns I would carry, creative display ideas, and the calm quiet atmosphere of my “Dream Yarn Shop”. REALITY CHECK!!! As we celebrate our 10th anniversary in August, 2014, I’m reflecting on what it really is to own a yarn shop. I remember saying just a few months into it, ” I don’t think this is about selling yarn. It’s so...

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My Fair Isle Addiction

Posted by on Apr 4, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off on My Fair Isle Addiction

My Fair Isle Addiction

I understand that the first step in Twelve Step Programs is to admit you have an addiction.  My  name is Diana and I have a Fair Isle Addiction. Although through the years of my knitting life I have been able to overcome my addiction and knit other projects, it has come back with a vengeance. I’m hooked. It started this fall with my WATER FOR ELEPHANT socks. I couldn’t stop. My Fair Isle Addiction had taken hold of me.  I found a recipe for MY FAVORITE THINGS SCARF on ravelry. Like all addicts I thought,” A little bit...

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Socks For George Washington…Yes George Washington!!!

Posted by on Jul 10, 2013 in Blog | Comments Off on Socks For George Washington…Yes George Washington!!!

Socks For George Washington…Yes George Washington!!!

As the owner of a yarn shop I am often asked to knit special items for unique occasions. It’s part of the territory and I try to be helpful if I can.  One of the more interesting requests came a couple years ago.  Jody came into my shop and requested hand knitted socks made with locally grown and processed yarn. As anyone who knows me can testify- I’m a procrastinator!  Time passed and Jody returned to see how her socks were progressing. Using some lovely alpaca yarn from Turtle Ridge Farm in Harrison County I had started a...

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