Congratulations Kirsten! You have won the dish towel knitting kit from Yarnia!
Who are you and what do you do?
I’m Lindsey Ross, and I own Yarnia — the only yarn store where you can design your very own custom yarn blend, and buy it by the pound. You choose the fiber, color, thickness, and amount, and we’ll wind up your custom cone of yarn for you right on the spot — perfect for knitting, crocheting, or weaving! Not only that, but the yarn here is sold not by the skein, nor the hank, but by the pound. Don’t know how much yarn you’ll need for a project? Or maybe you know how many skeins or yards you tend to use for a given project, but don’t know how to translate that to ounces? We’ve got lots of tools to help. Bring in your patterns, your inspirations, and ideas and we’ll help you come up with the right yarn for your project.
What’s the latest thing you’ve been working on?
This fall we’re revamping our online Custom Yarn Creator (http://customyarn.com), based on a lot of requests and customer feedback. We’ll be announcing the changes on our blog, newsletter, and social media as we roll out the new features, so stay tuned!
Are you debuting anything new at the winter show?
We’ll have TONS of new house blends to show off, as well as ready-to-go kits, new patterns that you’ve never seen at our UCU booth before, and an overflowing Bargain Basket of discounted cones!
Is this a full-time business for you?
Yes indeed! I have two wonderful employees who help out by running the shop for me 5 days a week (and they’re the ones who you can thank for dreaming up most of the “house blends” we have on hand for you to choose from), so most of my days are spent working on the behind-the-scenes stuff. We’ve been open 7 days a week since this spring and it now feels like a well-oiled machine!
What do your customers love most about your products?
The fact that, by designing your own yarn the way we do it in our shop, they can control every element of their yarn: color, fiber content, weight, amount…there are so many times when you can find that perfect color, but it’s the wrong weight for your project, or vice-versa. At Yarnia, you can dictate all of those elements and come up with exactly what you’re looking for, whether you have a project in mind or just want to go home with some beautiful yarn to inspire you!
– Enter the Giveaway Drawing! –
I will be doing a giveaway for one of our dish towel kits!
To enter this drawing, leave a comment below and tell us about the first thing you ever knitted. Be sure to include your first name and email address so we can let you know where to pick up prizes at the UCU Winter Show.