Thursday, April 30, 2009

New Yarns!

So, Debrah has owned Main Street Yarn for just over a week and we've already gotten a shipment of new yarns. Just a couple so far, but you'll like them all the same! The first is Cascade Greenland, a 4-stitch per inch superwash wool with a nice tight twist and some beautiful colors. This is going to be great for cabled projects and kids' items. We also stocked up on the new Cascade 220 Tweed. Tweeds are hot this year and with this yarn you'll get all the fabulous characteristics of the Cascade 220 you've come to know and love. We also got some new colors of Cascade 220 Superwash and 220 Superwash Handpaint. Come check them out in person and watch for more to come!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Almost time for the next KAL

Yes, it's true - Sue has put together another fabulous KAL for the summer and it's so secret that she hasn't even told US what it is. But judging from the Mission Falls Cotton kits that are in the shop, it's going to be yummy! We'll start sending out the clues on Friday, May 22 and you'll get five of them, one each week, to help you finish your item. Then we'll meet up on Friday, June 17 from 7-9pm for a fun show & tell party! The skill level for the mystery item is between beginner and intermediate, would make a great holiday gift and a person between the ages of 3 and 90 would love it! Cost to sign up is $10 and you'll spend about $50 for the kit. So come in this week to get the best selection on colors!

Friday, April 24, 2009

What would make your dreams come true?

Dreams for Main Street Yarn, that is! We will be adding new classes, yarns, books, patterns and other things to the shop just as soon as all our vendor accounts are set up. If you were to walk into Main Street and find your dream yarns or be able to take your dream class, what would that look like to you? Inquiring minds want to know! Share your thoughts here by commenting, or shoot us an email at or just stop in and tell us in person. We're making a list!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Come and knit with us!

Remember that big, beautiful table in the shop? Well, it's open many times during the day and just begging for a group to gather round it and do some power knitting. If you and your friends are looking for a place to gather to chat, knit and have a cup of coffee or a soda, this might be the place for you. What better place to meet than our beautiful shop, where you're surrounded by yarn? Just be sure to check the class schedule to make sure there's no class going on when you want to come. We hope to add a second table soon, so there's room for classes AND those of you who just want to come hang out with us!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

A Happy Day One

We can't say enough how precious our first day at Main Street was. Thank you so much to all of you who stopped in to meet and encourage us, sent us sweet emails and brought us flowers. The shop looks so bright and cheery with all the blossoms around! Debrah is busy setting up all the yarn vendor accounts so we can go shopping for some fabulous new yarns to tempt you all. We'll keep you posted. In the meantime, there is plenty of great inventory to get your creative juices flowing right now! Let us help you choose just the right yarn and pattern for your new summer creation.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Main Street Yarn Under New Ownership

Today is a very exciting day for StixLady (aka me, Debrah Cruze). It's the very first day I am the proud new owner of Main Street Yarn. First off, I just want to shout out a big THANK YOU to Marie Connelly, the original owner of the shop. Marie laid a strong foundation when she opened Main Street Yarn four years ago this month. She has been an invaluable help during this transition and I will be forever grateful. Thank you sincerely, Marie! We hope to see a lot of you as we're working to continue what you started. Best wishes for happiness in this new season in your life.

A few notes about me. I am a lifelong needleworker, quilter and heirloom seamstress extraordinaire, crocheter and knitter, of course! I'm married to Kerry and we have three grown children, Andrea, Tyler and Grady, plus four grandsons and one granddaughter due in June. You may see a young woman with a growing belly around the shop - that's Andrea, my daughter. She'll be teaching classes and working part-time with us after Miss Emmeline Jean is born!

I'm sure the burning question on all of your minds is: will there be changes at Main Street Yarns? Of course! You'll still see many of the wonderful, familiar staff you've grown to love. Given that my bottom line is hospitality and welcoming you to our second home, the shop, whatever changes I do make will be nothing but positive and geared toward YOU - our friends and customers. Please stop in soon because I'm anxious to meet you!