A Store is Born: From Jenaya

Around the time I started high school, friends my age were learning to drive, and buying their first cars; I bought a spinning wheel and started working at a LYS. I got to play with yarn and wool all day long and I loved it. Then I went to college, got married and moved across the country. I took my beloved wheel and extensive yarn collection with me and continued to connect with knitters and spinners wherever I went, but I had to get a normal job to pay the bills. It squashed my creative spirit and that’s when I knew I wanted my own yarn store. I wanted to start a business where people could celebrate something they made with their own hands, where they could get encouragement for hard projects, and make friends with kindred spirits. Mom and I talked and discovered we shared the same idea.

 

Photo: Jenaya in the fist sweater she knit

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