I Dream of Yarn


What is life worth if one doesn’t dream a little? One dream I have always had is to own a yarn shop. There is something so appealing about a life surrounded by yarn and people who love it. Part of the reason why I started this blog was to challenge myself to learn more about the fiber arts and the community that surrounds it.

Over my vacation, I discovered this article on a blog. It speaks about the difficulty of finding local fiber stores in Detroit, MI. In my mind the financial cost of a physical store must be a deterrent for many who have the dream of owning a shop. Cost of yarn at most physical stores can also be a deterrent for customers as well. For many, shopping online is one of the only choices. Yet, I feel for those knitters/ crocheters who want a physical store. Before buying I love to caress my yarn, speak with the workers at the shop, and generally just go into sensory overload. Online only provides me with such a limited experience.  Well what are the people to do?  Enter: The Yarnover Truck. A yarn shop on wheels?!? ” This is such a genius idea. In the time of the mobile business (think food trucks) this idea has the potential to solve the dilemma of lack of LYSs. Too bad they are located only  in Southern California. Can we say franchise?

Reading about the ladies who started the yarn truck got me thinking. Maybe a static yarn shop isn’t  in my future, but a yarn truck seems like it could become a reality.