Last October, Diana, the gal that heads up our Ravelry group, visited Apple Yarns in Bellingham, Washington! Bellingham has three yarn shops. Sounds like a town/city that gets a lot of knitting done.
Bellingham is also a college town, and the home to Western Washington University! Apple Yarns, however is located in what Diana would call auto row amongst several auto dealerships and similar industry businesses.
When Diana was there for her visit, there were two different ladies working, Claudia Barbo, and Francine Heaton. Francine is the lady on the left and Claudia is the lady on the right in the photo. Claudia designed both scarves that the ladies are wearing. While Diana was there, and visiting with Claudia & Francine, they mentioned that knitters drop of their cars to be serviced, and then pop in and knit a while, and wait there versus waiting and knitting at the dealership. I just wonder how many people have learned to knit at Apple Yarns whilst waiting for their car. I wonder if Apple Yarns does any targeted advertisement over there HAHA!
Diana loved the classes room area very much! Thank you so much Claudia and Francine for spending time with Diana and allowing her to take some pictures. So, whether you are a college student, waiting to get your car fixed, or are mainly a resident of Bellingham, or a visitor, stop into Apple Yarns, and take a class or just hang out and work on your knitting, so you can get on to the business of shopping for that next project!
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