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Yarn For Ewe Yarn Shop Moves to Randolph, NY

yarnforeweYarn For Ewe  recently moved from Kennedy, NY to Randolph. Former stay-at-home Mom and knitting enthusiast, Dianne Valvo opened her original shop four years ago. Diane soon learned from her customers that there was a real need for a yarn shop in Randolph in Cattaraugus County, the southwestern most county in New York state. When the opportunity presented itself, Dianne decided to relocate her shop and welcome her daughter, Mary Valvo Heyl, into the business.

Yarn For Ewe offers a broad selection of yarn, needles, notions, buttons, threads,  and pattern books. Yarns run the gamut from  wool and alpaca blends, to cotton blends, novelty yarns and specialty hand-painted yarns. The shop is in the process of building a class list. A nice added feature will be a cafe in the yarn shop, serving coffee, tea, hot chocolate, chai and delicious baked goods, including goodies from the Polish bakery next door. For more info, see the Yarn For Ewe website.

We wish Diane and Mary the best of luck in their new location!!

A New Yarn Shop Opens in Washington State- Kandi’s Yarn Closet

kandisyarnshopCrochet enthusiast Kandi Peterson opened Kandi’s Yarn Closet in Moses Lake, Washington just before the holidays. Her shop aims to carry everything knit and  crochet, as well as some beading supplies. Classes are reasonably priced at $10 and so far include Basic Knitting and Basic Crochet. See Kandi’s Yarn Closet Facebook page for more information. We love to see new LYSs opening here at we wish Kandi’s Yarn Closet the best of luck!!

A New Yarn Shop for the Deerfield Valley in Vermont!

Kayla Rice/Reformer Cynthia Cohen, owner of Ugly Duckling Yarn in West Dover.Cynthia Cohen took up knitting in 2003 after moving to New England from sunny Florida. Winter, was just “a different beast”, she explains. Since then, Cynthia has progressed from knitting to spinning to dyeing to dreaming  of opening her own yarn store. That dream became a reality recently when the Ugly Duckling Yarn opened it’s doors in West Dover, Vermont. Cohen aims to provide the Deerfield Valley with quality yarns, a place for fiber enthusiasts to congregate, and individualized lessons for beginning knitters. In addition, she plans to bring local handicrafts to market.

Cynthia welcomes you to stop by her shop at 114 Route 100 in West Dover to peruse her yarns and enjoy a coffee in her yarn lounge. Hours of operation are:

  • Mon: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Wed: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Fri – Sat: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • Sun: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

We wish Cynthia the best of luck in her new venture!

A New Yarn Shop for Berkeley, California- Claddagh Yarns Opens!

cladyarns Today we’d like to welcome the opening of a new LYS in Berkeley, California- Claddagh Yarns. Owner Amanda Fernández named her shop after an Irish fishing village with a rich knitting heritage. Claddagh Yarns specializes in well-made yarns of natural fibers- locally grown, sheared, spun, and dyed. The shop is located at 1506 Walnut Street, Berkeley, CA and is open Tuesday 10-6 , Wednesday 10-8 , Thursday 10-6 , Friday 10-6,  and Saturday and Sunday 10-5. Stop by  to say hello and check out their gorgeous yarns!

New Yarn Shop in Mission Viejo, California- Yarn Del Sol!


This photo alone makes me want to catch the first flight to California!

Today we’d like to announce the opening of a new yarn shop in Mission Viejo, California: Yarn Del Sol just had their Grand Opening on Saturday, and from what I can see on their Facebook page, it looks like they carry some really luscious yarns!

The shop is located at 24471 Alicia Parkway #2, Mission Viejo, California; hours are Mon – Fri: 9:00 am – 8:30 pm, Sat: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, and Sun: 11:00 am – 5:30 pm. If you’re in the area, stop by to say hello and welcome them to the community! Continue reading “New Yarn Shop in Mission Viejo, California- Yarn Del Sol!” »

A New Yarn Shop for Las Vegas! Unwind Knitting Opens This Weekend.

unwindknittingA new yarn shop, Unwind Knitting, is opening this weekend at 300 N Las Vegas Blvd in Las Vegas, Nevada. Stop by to meet owner Brenda Johannessen, and take advantage of the 20% grand opening discount on yarns.  Also on hand will be Wilhelmine Peers is an internationally recognized fiber artist, designer, colorist, and stylist. Shop hours are Mon – Sat: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm and Sun: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm.

See Unwind Knitting’s page on Facebook for a preview of yarns and additional information. Best of luck to Brenda and Unwind Knitting!!

A New LYS Opens!! The Knot House in Frederick, MD

theknothouseToday we welcome The Knot House, a new LYS who had their grand opening  in Frederick, Maryland this past Saturday. Owned by mother-daughter team Cathy and Heather, with help from good friend Dee-Dee, the three have set out to create a community based yarn shop with a little bit of edge. The shop’s specialty? Hand-dyed yarns! Check out their Facebook page or visit them at 129E Patrick Street, Frederick, Maryland. Best of luck to the Knot House!!

Welcome, Pale Moon Yarns in Andalusia, Alabama!

palemoon1 We’d like to give a shout-out today for Pale Moon Yarns, a new LYS in Andalusia, Alabama. The shop is owned by Louise Walker, who moved to Andalusia when her husband accepted a teaching job at the local middle school.

Louise quickly fell in love with the small Alabama town; her only peeve was the long trip she had to make to Mobile or Fairhope to get yarn. Aware of the uptick in interest in knitting fostered by the internet, Louise began to toy with idea of opening her own shop in Andalusia. That musing became a reality six weeks ago when Pale Moon opened its doors.

palemoon3 Continue reading “Welcome, Pale Moon Yarns in Andalusia, Alabama!” »