Friday, January 20, 2012

it' time!

Apparently I am exceptionally bad at updating this blog. (I have two others that get much more attention, I swear!)

Anyway, it's sale time at north loop yarn! To read about the details, click on over here. If you want to always stay informed of the details, join the mailing list! I won't spam you, I promise - my emails are few and far between.

And now for some pretty yarn...

Sunday, November 13, 2011

news & events

Wow! I didn't mean to let a whole...*ahem*...more than two months slip by there...

Picnic in August went swimmingly - I sold a lot of yarn to very appreciative knitters, saw some good friends, and, most importantly, the weather was gorgeous. Not a raindrop to be seen! The hurricane was nice enough to stay away until the following day. Since then, I've been letting the yarn business rest a bit. I've listed all the stock that I didn't sell at Picnic and I have some new products that I introduced there - blank cards!

yarn card-3-2

If you don't already know, I'm also a photographer. And, clearly, I photograph all my yarn for the shop. Well, people love yarn. People also love photos of yarn. So why not make up some blank cards with some of my photos on them? I did and people loved them! I'm just now starting to list the ones I have left in the shop. Check them out, if you're so inclined!

Hope you all have been having a wonderful fall so far!

Friday, August 26, 2011

the calm before the storm


If you don't know, we're expecting a hurricane. (If you don't know, where have you been?) But...


Tomorrow's weather is suppose to be fine and dandy here in Portland, ME! And you know why that's awesome? Because it's time for Picnic! We're expecting some sun and clouds and mid-70s in our lovely town by the sea. What better way to enjoy it than to head downtown to Lincoln Park and peruse some fine handcrafted wares by myself and other crafters?

You can buy a bunch of yarn to keep you occupied on Sunday, when we actually will be dealing with a hurricane. Stay safe everyone!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Spam? No ma'am!


I'm starting up a new mailing list for Ye Olde Yarn Shoppe. If my attention to blogging here is any indication, there won't be a lot of activity. Which is nice for those of you who may like to get notice of sales and coupons and other goings-on, but don't want to be inundated with email. I can assure you that won't happen!

Click on over here to join up - the inaugural issue will be going out later today or tomorrow and I can promise you there will be a coupon code! *wink, wink*

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Merchant Company

on display

Calling all locals!

Or anyone visiting from out of town, of course. (Maine is a delightful summer destination!)

If you're interested in fondling some of my yarn with your very own hands, before you buy it, head over to The Merchant Company at 656 Congress St. in Portland, across from Local Sprouts, where there are mounds of squishy merino and silk (and even a bit of alpaca) just waiting for you to come enjoy them!

The Merchant Company is a new(ish) retail venue for us crafty folk to display and sell our wares. It has a great location right near downtown and loads of other art, craft and cultural points so it's easy to stop by and see what's new! The shop plays host to a myriad of craftspeople - you can find yarn, pottery, clothing, lamps, stationery, bath & body products, vintage items and more. They also have space for classes - always wanted to learn to sew or knit? Stop by and see what's being offered!

Personally, I have stacks of sock yarn in stock, both superwash merino sock and silky merino sock. There's also a basket of silky merino worsted and various random skeins of lace - alpaca, merino and silky merino. I've tried to keep a good mix of colors so there's something for everyone and I restock as needed, but I highly recommend snapping up yarn you love right away - there's no guarantee there will be more in that color! (In fact, it's fairly unlikely, due to the nature of small batch, artisan dyeing.)

They're open Tues-Sat 11-6 and Sun 12-5. Head over to their Facebook page and check them out. Then head on down in person and check out the whole shop! (While you're already on Facebook, click on over to my page and see what's new...)