Our reorganization of the shop is in full swing. Outside, our doors are locked, and we’ve hung sheets in the windows to hide the chaos within. What’s that? You’d like a peek at our chaos? You’re wondering just what we’re doing in there?

We’re rearranging all our yarn by weight, so that yarns with similar gauges are grouped together. Lace weight with lace weight, sport with sport, worsted with worsted, and so on, all the way up through super bulky. To get there, we’ve taken all our yarn off the shelves, bagged and labeled them, and sorted them by weight.

I know it looks like a sea of bags, but really it’s quite tame: the bagged bulky yarns go in this corner, the dk in that corner, the worsted weights go on the sofa, etc. The next step is getting them out of bags and into baskets and cubbies again, and we’re already well on our way. The books have been moved, as well, gathered onto just a few shelves from their disparate hiding places throughout the shop.

We can’t wait for Friday, when we can welcome you all back into the newly arranged Hillsborough Yarn Shop. See you then!


  1. Catherine on said:

    OMG! I know we can find you ladies somewhere under all that! Just yell out. Well, Anne now you can have the breakdown. We all would understand fully! Cannot wait to come by and see the shop on Saturday!

    Love you all,

    • Dear Catherine,

      Had the meltdown yesterday morning; my back is out, hadn’t slept and couldn’t believe we had embarked on such a journey without a fallback plan. The amazing thing is, it probably will all come together today. Looking forward to seeing you soon xo – Anne

      • Catherine on said:

        My sweet Anne,
        Please take care of yourself. You were doing so well! Just sit back and point in the direction that you would like things put! I am so excited to see everything! Especially the ” special yarn”.


  2. Cindy Campo on said:

    Can’t wait to see the “new” look. Love the blog ! So much yarn, so little time.
    Anne, I can relate to the back being out since I’m home , right now , trying to take care of a pulled back muscle. Hope you have a quick recovery for the opening of the new look. Take care of yourself. Cindy

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