Friday, May 22, 2009

Calling all Spinners

Judging from the amount of spinning fiber we sold at last weekend's LYS Tour, there are spinners who shop at Main Street Yarn! We're so excited about that and so we got on the email and ordered a herd's worth of fiber from Ashland Bay this week: Colonial wool, merino, merino-silk, alpaca, cashmere-silk and more, in colors and dyeable ecru. We hope to be shelving it next week, so be sure to stop in for first pick. Our True Creations spindles and nostepinnes should be here early next week as well. Mark your calendar for our first-ever Spin-in on Tuesday, June 9 from 6-8pm. Bring your spindle or wheel and come spin with us!

Sunday, May 17, 2009


Well, I don't know about you-all, but us-all had a great time hosting LYS Tour-ers at Main Street Yarn this weekend! We were totally living vicariously through you because we were working and definitely caught your enthusiasm. And wasn't it nice we got that sunshine we ordered for you? We'd like to shout out to our daily drawing winners: Deniese, Taj, Sue and Kathy - hope you enjoyed the goodies and will come back to get more later.

We're putting more yarns on 50% clearance this week to make room for some new ones. Come check it out. It'll include some discontinued Rowan yarns like Country and Harris Aran, plus lots more!

Friday, May 15, 2009

LYS Tour, Day 2

Yesterday was such a fun day. It was great to talk to all the shoppers who visited our shop - and we were living vicariously since we were working. It's times like these that we can all bond over our craft! As if by magic, Mr. UPS man delivered a boatload of new books and Mr. FedEx brought us our brand new batch of Claudia's Handpaint sock yarn. Later today, Mr. UPS came back and dropped off some Classic Elite Alpaca Sox, some Lush and some Moorland. Aren't you all lucky? Looking forward to seeing many more new faces this weekend. The sun's out - enjoy your travels!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

The Tour, the Tour!

We're so excited that this year's LYS Tour starts today. We have yarn, we have a great one-skein project, we have chocolate and we have smiles for all of you! Have a great trip, get some fabulous patterns and yarns and do come see us!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Meet Main Street Man!

Here's the new addition to our Main Street Yarn family: he's Main Street Man! This character was an art project created some years ago by Debrah's son Tyler and we think he's swell (especially wearing this oh-so-stylish hat knitted by Sue). We thought he deserved to hang out with us in the shop and give us some color. If you rub his head, he might give you tips about what is that perfect yarn for your next project!

Speaking of perfect yarns, we have more new ones. Today we got Highlander, a worsted-weight alpaca blend tweed and Socrates, an alpaca blend sock yarn that we think would also be perfect for shawls and lacey scarves. It's living on our new sock yarn wall, which is just waiting for more shipments of new sock yarns. Come see or visit our website homepage for a photo of our new red sock wall -

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Check out our updated website

Joni has put in one or two hours creating a new website for the shop and it's ready for viewing! Go to and you can see info about our staff, download your very own copy of our current class schedule, see what events are coming up at the shop in the next couple of months and find links to the companies we buy our yarns from. The site will be updated on a regular basis, so check it frequently so you stay "in the know."

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Oh, man...

We have been yarn shopping, not for our personal stashes (well, maybe a little), but for the shop! Today we ordered a boatload of Claudia Handpaint sock yarn and a trainload of Dream in Color Classy and Smooshy. And then there was a little Trekking sock yarn and a wee bit of Jojoland cashmere and some Jojoland Melody and a tad of Jojoland Rhythm, with a gorgeous entrelac shawl sample that you will just about kill to own. Well, you can own it for under $50 - no need to kill or anything - along with a few dozen hours of knitting. And then yesterday there was the Jaol angora/lambswool...and tomorrow? Who knows?!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Meet the Stixlady!

We have a new logo around the shop - you'll see her on our business cards, newsletter, shop sample cards and our new website (as soon as it's up and running). She's the Stixlady. The parent company of Main Street Yarn is known as Stixlady LLC, so we thought we'd create the Stixlady to represent us. She's happy, she's fun and best of all, she's knitting! We hope when you see her, you'll think Main Street Yarn, a happy place where we all walk around brandishing knitting needles.

Friday, May 1, 2009

It's sunny!

And did you know that just outside the shop there's a nice bench where you can sit and knit? Picture this: a lovely stroll down the Town Center window shopping, a cool drink from Starbucks or Jamba Juice, an hour or so knitting in the sunshine while sipping that beverage and then a visit inside Main Street Yarn, where you'll find friendly faces who love what you love: KNITTING! We've restocked our 50% off case, so come check it out.