It all started with a kit in the craft section by Boye, I Taught Myself Knitting. I found it while walking around Walmart one day in 2000. I decided to purchase it with my next paycheck. This was back before YouTube and I didn't know anyone else that knew how to knit. I had done other crafts. I learned to crochet by book probably 8 years before that but never was able to understand much more than how to chain. I made so many dream catchers from kits. Nothing had ever been too difficult for me to learn very quickly until I met this book. I couldn't even get started! Casting on made zero sense. I sat there for at least 20 minutes just scratching my head before I could make head or tails of the instructions. It finally clicked. As I was going into my senior year of high school, I took my knitting with me everywhere. I frequently would sit in practice rooms in band and knit. My boyfriend at the time was in a band so I would knit at practices and concerts. I ended up teaching friends how to knit and improved my own skills greatly. I started knitting groups.
In 2006 I did something that was very unlike me. I went by myself to a knitting retreat. It was at the retreat that I met a new love: Spinning. I learned on a drop spindle like so many other people. It wasn't enough for me. I needed more of this fibery drug so I purchased my first spinning wheel. It was somewhere in all of this this new skill acquisition that I realized that I wanted to have my own yarn shop and/or fiber farm.
My life is very different now. I no longer long so much for a brick and mortar shop, but the desire to share my passion with others has not waned. Nor has the desire for a farm but if that is a possibility, we are nowhere near that point yet. I decided several years ago that I would sell on Etsy. It was a great decision, except that there were two requirements: time and money. I only had the time. I couldn't keep up with purchasing fiber up front to dye or spin so I gave it up. Now I am a bit more established in life and am right back at it. I now have a much bigger reason as well. I have a son who is autistic and is too afraid of failure to do anything. I want to show him that even when things are scary or difficult, that pushing through and not allowing your fears to take over can open up the world for you and bring you joy.
In my attempt to share fiber arts with the world, I sat down and thought hard about what kinds of products I wanted to offer. Naturally I went with hand dyed yarns, hand spun yarns, and hand dyed fiber, but it wasn't all I wanted to do. I wanted to sell all sorts of yarn accessories as well. In the words of Hank Hill, I wanted to sell yarn and yarn accessories.
As of the re opening of my shop, I am starting fairly small. I have hand dyed yarns and project bags. I will soon have hand spun yarns. Please check back as more things will be added little by little. I do have 3 kids, a husband, and a full time job so time is not as abundant as it once was.
I am open to custom orders so if there is something in particular that you are looking to purchase, then I will gladly see what I can do.