meet the yarnies!

you know them! you love them! now get to know them better!

mary, pictured on the left, helps a customer with her knitting

Mary learned to knit as a child, around 9! Quit for a bit while her children were very young and returned asap when time allowed. For her, it’s all about sweaters and technique. And now that she’s old, she has lots of time to experiment with different ways to create a look or just skin any cat.

Loves: sweaters, beautiful yarn, short rows

Current TV obsession: the 5 movements in The OA

pam, pictured on the right, shows a customer how to seam a sweater during a private lesson.

Pam learned to knit while sitting at the switchboard for the Pulaski County Juvenile Court. For years, she knitted primarily hats and scarves. In 2000, she discovered socks and became addicted.  She reknit her first sweater three times which taught her to fix her own mistakes.  Now she loves new techniques and unusual designs.

Loves: socks, sock yarn, socks, socks

Claim to fame: knitting a pair of socks on a road trip from Miami to Little Rock

Heather and Will

Heather taught herself to knit while trying to quit smoking over 10 years ago. After teaching herself to knit and smoke at the same time, she successfully dropped one habit and picked up another one. Her husband says “if she’s sitting, she’s knitting!” She loves to challenge herself with new craft explorations and share her passion with anyone who will listen. Before buying the YARN mart, she worked in local museums as a researcher, historian, curator and director.

Loves: yarn, shawls, sweaters, not finishing projects

Widely known fact: obsessed with streaming tv!

Come hang out with us! The table is always open! Let us share our passion for knitting, crochet, needlepoint, weaving and yarn with you!

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