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Friday, January 15, 2010

Knitting for the Troops

Here is a great volunteer knitting opportunity! Knitting helmetliners for our troops overseas.
When I first heard of this project I wasn't so sure that this was an item that a soldier really needed or wanted. Well, I was very pleased to find out that helmetliners are really needed and appreciated! It is cold in the desert at night and sand is blowing - the helmetliner keeps them warm and keeps some dust out. It also provides a soft layer of protection between the head and the helmet. My nephew Taylor is an officer in the 82nd Airborne and you can bet he will have at least one helmetliner in his duffel when he goes to Iraq or Afghanistan.

If you are interested in learning more about making Helmetliners, scarves or neck gators you can go here

All the information including patterns, yarn requirements and colors can be found on the web site. Cascade 220 is one of he suitable yarns and we have many great "desert "colors in stock.

You can leave your finished helmetliners at Yarns Etc... or Great Yarns and I will send them to the organization that distributes them to our soldiers.

Saturday, January 9, 2010


It's a new year, which means new classes!

Learn to Knit
* Monday Jan 11: 10-12am
* Monday Jan 11: 7-9pm
* Saturday Jan 16: 9-11

Magic Loop Socks
* Monday Jan 11, Jan 18, Jan 24: 5.30-7pm

Fingerless Mitts
* Thursday Jan 21: 9-11

Simple Hat
* Monday Jan 18: 7-9pm

Tuesday Night Knitting
* Tuesday Jan 12, Jan 19, Feb 2, Feb 9, Feb 16, Feb 23: 7-9pm

Knitting 201
* Monday Jan 25: 10am-12pm OR 7-9pm

Finishing Help & Techniques
Thursday Jan 21: 7-9pm

Friday, January 1, 2010

15 Years in Business

Happy Birthday to Yarns etc...

15 years ago on January 2nd 1995 Yarns etc... opened its doors in downtown Greensboro. My father and husband and I worked at night after our day jobs to get space  ready to open in the new year. We stripped 3 layers of flooring, laid new carpet, painted, built shelves and more. My son, Evan, was barely crawling and my mother looked after him while we worked. When she wasn't available we put him in a big box with some toys while we worked.

We had a lot of fun watching downtown Greensboro grow and change. It was a fun time and we made lots of great fiber friends. 

Evan is now 15 and is 6'3". He is learning to drive and still coming to the yarn store to see all the ladies.

We have all had a lot of fun during this yarn odyssey. Every day has been an adventure! I have learned so much from all of you and enjoyed myself more than I ever imagined. I never dreamed when I started 15 years ago that this is where I would be today. I am so grateful and feel truly blessed that I get to do what I love and I get to do it with all you fine people.

I can't wait to see what will happen in the next 15 years!!!!

( If you read this in time- we are having a one day sale in both stores on Saturday January 2nd.
15% off everything to celebrate 15 years in business)

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