Temporary closure in light of COVID-19.

Below is a note that went out yesterday to our email newsletter subscribers. Not a subscriber? To stay in the loop, sign up in the sidebar on the right, here on our website!


We’re writing today to let everyone know that we’ve decided to temporarily close the shop to walk-in traffic. It’s been a difficult decision, but we want to do the right thing and protect our community the best way we can.

While our storefront is closed, we’ll be monitoring our email inbox for any questions you may have, and taking orders for gift certificates through our website. In the short term, we will be taking mail orders via email, shipping anywhere in the US via USPS Priority Mail. Just send us a note listing what kind of yarn, needles, notions, or books you’re looking for, and we’ll get back in touch with you to finalize the order. Because we don’t have an online shop set up, there will be some delay between placing your order and hearing back from us; we’ll have to manually check our inventory, prepare a Paypal invoice, and so on. In the coming days, we will be working behind the scenes to create a system for placing orders remotely through our website – more on that soon. Thanks for your patience!

We know you have a lot of choices when it comes to shopping for yarn and supplies, and we so appreciate your support of our shop during this uncertain time. We’ll miss seeing you in person, and so look forward to opening our doors again when we feel it’s safe to do so. In the meantime, be well and find comfort in stitching!

Thanks as ever for your support,

Anne and Julia


  1. Another post related to the pandemic: Pandemic in Pink hat
    By Susan Hudson

    About Pandemic in Pink
    COVID-19 has its bad points, but it has also given knitters time at home alone to finish some of those WIPs. I myself have a collection that includes a Hurricane scarf, a Power Outage hat and a Snowstorm Sweater. So I got out a kit ordered months ago (shout out to Bristol Ivy’s Throughstone Knit Along sweater), which I planned to make my Pandemic Sweater. But not long after casting on, I began to wonder how I could make this a REAL Pandemic Sweater, one that captured this moment in time with some of the images we have all become familiar with, starting with the iconic microscope closeups of the gray and red virus itself. I began to build a chart that would fit into the yoke pattern of the sweater, starting with a 10-stitch repeat. Working from the bottom up, there’s the virus, the “flatten the curve” graph, a hospital mask and the stock market crash.
    I decided to try out the chart first as a hat before going back to the sweater, and you see the results above. I think it will also work as a chart for just about any yoke sweater with a chart that starts with a 10-stitch repeat and is 46 rows high. I share the hat pattern and the chart with you in the spirit of the Pussy Hat, as a lighthearted break in a very serious, very tense time of crisis. You can even use the pink yarn left over from that project. You can find it on Ravelry (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/pandemic-in-pink-hat ) or Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Furbishments-and-Folderol-110589640589467/)

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