Monday, January 31, 2011


Welcome to the Hillsborough Yarn Shop. We're set up a little like a shoe department in a department store; there's at least one of every color of every yarn out, and if you see something you like, you'll be happy to know that we keep inventory in the back. There's more of almost everything.

I'm often told that our shop is somewhat overwhelming, that there's too much to see (and touch) in just one visit. Customers have asked how on earth we keep track of it all. Sometimes old friends come in to see what's new and if it's been more than a week or two, I hardly know where to begin. There was this great new book... no, not that one, but that's new, too! And then this gorgeous yarn, and another similar one, but thicker... and have you seen all the colors that that comes in? 

Anne keeps new yarns, books, and patterns coming in with such abundance that I thought the best way to capture them would be a blog--something we can update frequently. Here, I'll highlight the new, the surprising, and the overlooked, list upcoming classes, and chatter about the latest knitting projects around the shop. The blog will be something like our email newsletter, but... 


...with pictures. 

Bookmark us and visit again soon!


  1. The shots of the shop look great! You've provided a (very tempting) taste of what HYS is like. Good luck with the blog and...

    See you at the shop!

  2. This is great! Can't wait to see what you all have in store for us. To me you guys embody everything that a yarn shop should be.