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  • Why Yarnosity?

    So where did Yarnosity come from? Excellent question! Here is our story:

    In the summer of 2013 my Father was due to have open heart surgery. I was living in the Denver Colorado area and my Father, along with the rest of my family, lives in Portland Oregon. I elected to take time away from work to fly out to Portland and be there for my Dad. I am happy to say the surgery went well! I was with him in the hospital every day during his recovery. This meant 8-10 hours every day for 2 weeks I was by his side. Each day he got better. We started talking about all kinds of things. I've never felt closer to him in my adult life. My Father is a truly amazing person.. and an adept entrepreneur.

    He started his own company over 40 years ago and made it into a successful business. As I sat there chatting with him day after day I was also knitting. He started asking me about the process of knitting, the yarn, the culture. I explained how different fibers work up differently and he was intrigued. He suggested that I start up a yarn business, and so the seed was planted. We talked about how I would start, what I should expect, what the name might be. It was a fun thought, having my own yarn business. 

    He continued to make a strong recovery and soon he was able to go back home. I also returned to Denver for a couple of weeks but flew back out for my Fathers 76th birthday. My gift to him was the cabled lap blanket I knitted for him while he was in the hospital. Again, he urged me to start my own business.

    I said I would think about it.. and I have. Over the last two years it had been an idea, a really tempting idea. This year I decided it was time! I knew I didn't want to just sell yarn. I wanted to provide products that are derived from renewable resources and manufactured in a way that is good to people and the planet. So that is what I am doing! I couldn't be happier and the process of finding these products is very rewarding. 

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  • Coming Soon

    That's right folks, Yarnosity will be launching very soon!

    We are currently sourcing products and fibers with sustainable harvesting and humane labor practices. In this day and age more and more of us are concerned with where the things we buy come from. Don't you think we should also take a look at not only where the end product comes from but also the materials it takes to make it? We do too! 

    So what can you expect in the weeks to come? As we start to get samples and products in check back to share in the excitement here and also on social media. So, don't forget to follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest!

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