Fifteen years ago, soon after moving to Lake Placid, I thought of how wonderful it would be to have a yarn store. Adirondack Yarns was born in a 450 square foot storefront, and started as a “part-time hobby” while my boys were in school. Over that first year, the business grew and we found ourselves bursting at the seams and extending our hours. At that point, we purchased a local building and created our custom 1500 sq ft + store which of course included a knitting circle table. As the business grew, so did the table and the group surrounding it. I then started our website and the roadshow, traveling to various venues around the country.
With each passing year, our list of shows grew. We are now exhibiting at over 14 shows across the country each year. One of our employees, Kerry, moved to the west coast, and is now working our shows in the West allowing us, at times, to have dueling shows!
As the show circuit has grown, so has our group of wonderful customers. I feel so fortunate to have meet so many wonderful friends and have become part of their lives.
All this said, I find it’s time for a change in my life, as my young sons have all grown and left the nest. I would now like to change my business focus, and I hope to continue to grow our website and expand our show schedule. As a result, I plan to close the storefront this Spring. It’s a bittersweet decision but will allow me to explore the new direction of Adirondack Yarns, and yes, have a bit more free time.
I appreciate all of your support these past 15 years, and I look forward our continued relationships online and on the road!
I want to express a special thank you to Jacy, Kerry, Sarah, Tracy, Kathy, Kathleen, Deb and Amy who have been my “right arm” over the past years. Also I couldn’t do this without my “knittygirls”