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The Knits of Anne of Green Gables

The Knits of Anne of Green Gables

These days, with a new baby, a lot of my waking time (and, let’s face it, sleeping time too) is comprised of feeding a new little boy. Teddy is a leisurely diner, taking up to an hour to finish each meal…and then *maybe* giving me a 2-hour break before he’s ready to eat again. This too shall pass…and I know by now that these days are sweet and go so fast. I’m just enjoying his wide, dark blu…
Here's to YOU!

Here's to YOU!

It’s been a long time coming, but we’re so thrilled to be launching our new loyalty program—Swatch Points! We wouldn’t be here--3 years after we opened, in a new and beautiful space—without our customers. We’re here because of you, and for you. So with that, we’re delighted to announce our gift back to you guys—a loyalty program that brings together our online store with the in-store expe…
When it doesn't quite work out...

When it doesn't quite work out...

My oldest daughter is my only kiddo who can moderately competently knit (that’s her hands knitting on our home page on the “classes” top banner!). Plus I had knit sweaters for her two younger sisters. That made her the perfect candidate for a new winter sweater (it’s always other knitters who appreciate our hand-knits the most!). Two years ago, when we were on a trip to see her new college, we…
We’ve moved!

We’ve moved!

After three years in our space on Valley Road, we’ve moved to Watchung Plaza! We loved our old space, and it was perfect for Yarnia to get started in. Back when we moved in there, we were just getting started from scratch—buying inventory for the first time, just figuring out all of our sales and online systems…and wondering if a yarn store could make it in Montclair. Starting a business is…
A cute dress...and a study in increases

A cute dress...and a study in increases

One of our customers was looking for a pattern to make for her 4-year-old granddaughter. She needed something cute and stylish, but also relatively simple (this was going to be her first garment!). I usually have something in my “pattern library of mental-notes” that works (do I make a written list of these? Nooo…of course not. :-/ ), but this time nothing quite worked. And then our customer fo…