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...
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...
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...
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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