How’s the Weather Treatin’ You?

While we humans are trying to wear as many layers of clothing as possible and still be able to flex our limbs, the alpacas are in their element. They have been romping in the snow and basking out in the sun when it makes an appearance.

Alpaca fiber has amazing insulative properties. If you were to put your bare hand into their fleece to make skin contact, you would be surprised to find how warm they are under all of that fuzz!

We have socks, hats and other items made from alpaca fiber that will help keep you warm in this harsh weather.

Stop by the toasty warm studio on Saturdays after 1pm until 7pm.

Gift Certificates Available!

We offer Gift Certificates in any denomination for your holiday gift giving.

We have many things in our studio, The Yarn Barn.

High quality yarns and accessories, hand knitted hats, fingerless mitts and alpaca socks. The Naked Bee lotions are great stocking stuffers and we have unique, locally made pottery.

Do you know someone who has always wanted to learn how to knit or crochet? Give them a gift certificate for a lesson. $15 will give them a one hour lesson.

Need more ideas? We can reserve alpaca manure for your Spring gardens. Perfect for the naughty one on your list!

Stop in on Saturdays, 10a-4p.

Our New Knit/Crochet Instructor

We are so happy to introduce Mrs. Charlene Gill from New Castle, PA as our knitting and crocheting instructor.

She usually spends her Saturdays with me in The Yarn Barn, working on her own projects. Before starting your classes, Charlene can advise you on a pattern or project to suit your skill level and help you with your materials purchase prior to class. More details here.

I asked Charlene to write up a short bio for herself and this is her story:

“My mother taught me to knit when I was 8 years old. I learned to knit and purl. Then my mother said now you can make whatever you want because all of knitting is a combination of those two stitches. Generally speaking, that is true. However there are techniques to be learned.
I have taught individuals to knit throughout my life and I have just recently begun teaching classes.
I taught a class of 7 knitters and 4 crocheters at Challenges, Area Agency on Aging, last Spring. My students have made cowls & scarves, hats, leg warmers, sweaters, baby blankets, shawls and wraps.
I also crochet and have been doing so for about 25-30 years. I enjoy crochet and haven’t yet met a pattern I could not do.”

Feel free to join us on Saturdays. Bring your own lunch if you want to make a day of it!