Time Flies


Wow, it’s 2023!

Time flies. And the older I get, the faster it seems to go.

Back in 2010 when I opened the shop, the year 2023 seemed a lifetime away. And yet, here we are.

As with all things, though, change is coming.

My lease is expiring and I’m retiring! The shop will be closing in March. I’m not sure when exactly I’ll close the doors for the last time, but it will be sometime that month.

We’ll be here for the Rose City Yarn Crawl (February 23-26) with a whole lot of goodies for you from Alexandra, the Art of Yarn as well as some of the standards you love.

As of now, gift cards are no longer being sold.

If you have a gift card, they’ll be good until March 1st. So if you’ve been waiting for Crawl to spend yours, you’re good to go! Of course, you don’t have to wait. Maybe you had an eye on a swift and ball winder or a snarky yarn bowl or some Malabrigo Mohair and silk or who knows what else? Now is the time to use that card! As always, some things are only available in the shop, not online.

I don’t anticipate doing a shop-wide clearance sale. There will be markdowns on some items as we go along. Fixtures will be for sale, too, including the beautiful antique oak buffet at the front of the shop. I love it, but I don’t have room for it at home.

All books and magazines are now 25% off. You’ll find a lot of back issues of Ply Magazine, PomPom Quarterly, and a bunch of MDK Field Guides available. There are a few other books on hand, too.

All remaining holiday decorations are 50% off. Many of these are fun to display year round. We have felted mice with tutus and sweaters, reindeer, and doggies, too. And if you like glass ornaments, we have a few of those hanging around as well.

The Clearance Tower has a variety of things in it, all at 25% off. You never know what you’ll find there!

Stay tuned to our social media (Facebook and Instagram) for updates as we go along. I’ll be posting new things there. We’re not done yet, by any means. I am expecting more Malabrigo Rasta and Ultimate Sock next week, along with a big shipment of Universal Yarn Deluxe Superwash Bulky.

Because it ain’t over until it’s over, amiright? 😉

As for me, I’m eternally grateful for all the support I’ve had from all of you over the years. And though I’ll miss seeing you in the shop, I’m really looking forward to new adventures in my retirement.