We are now the official owners of the vacant properties mentioned in our post about the FedEx grant; we spent some time yesterday picking up trash and doing a little general cleanup. We’ve secured the empty buildings, and as the weather warms up we’ll be doing more work and improvements. It won’t be a fast process, but it should be interesting!
A handful of people at the Michigan Fiber Festival asked for the pattern for the brown scarf that was hanging in our booth; after some polishing to make it more official-looking, here it is! Textural Scarf
Did you know that we participate in Ravelry’s in-store pattern sales program? If a designer has made their patterns available to yarn stores, we can print you a hard copy, e-mail you the PDF, and even save it to your Ravelry library! And as always we’re more than happy to help you select the right yarn and tools for your project.
A year after our last look into the shop, we’ve rearranged and expanded and grown!
Red Heart yarns are still in the front room, along with our books and a few spotlighted items in the front window.
We’ve added Kraemer and Skacel yarns and fibers to our products, as well as some lovely small-farm Tunis wool for spinning. We also have Opal sock yarn and some Dark Horse yarns.
We’ve also upgraded the lighting in some of the main rooms not only in brightness but also in light “temperature,” to give truer colors.
We’ve built our own display boards for our needles and notions; they’re easily rearranged when we get new or different items in and have to move things around. We also have smaller traveling versions of these that you’ll see at fiber festivals.
The notions boards are slowly invading the snack area!
Two exciting things happened today: we finally got a phone number (765-356-5530), and we discovered that when the storm drain on Nichol gets clogged with debris, a heavy rain can flood the street above the top of the sidewalk!
Saturday, January 3 was our opening day! It was raining heavily in the morning, but we had hot coffee and warm wool!
The front room of the shop contains products from Red Heart; our current stock includes With Love, Heads Up, Reflective, and Super Saver. There’s more on the way.
A view of the south end of the long room, showing some of our house-brand yarns, books, and Dye Studio in a Jar dye kits. (Above the dye kits you can see the glow of the knit hat that has Kreinik reflective thread knit into the brim.)
At the north end of the long room we have Kreinik metallic and silk threads, more Copper Centaur Studios yarn, and yarn from Stonehedge Fiber Mill and Bartlettyarns.
We’re open Saturdays, Sundays, and Thursday evenings. Stop in for a visit; a nice knit hat or scarf is just the thing to fend off the chill while you wait for warmer weather.