Apple Yarns

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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Diana Cripe~

Apple Yarns


SONY DSCRemember that trip that Libbie & I took to Bellingham in January?  Well, here is coverage of another shop on the day; Apple Yarns, Bellingham, Washington! SONY DSC

Bellingham actually has four yarn shops, all different.  Apple Yarns can be described using two words ‘high energy’!!  Libbie & I were there on a Saturday, and the store was all a buzz — shoppers picking up yarn for new projects, knitters arriving for classes, a class had just ended and those folks were still milling about knitting.  The store was full and busy.SONY DSC

Carmel had been doing pom poms on some of her Christmas knits and so I desperately wanted a pom pom maker.  They had the pom pom makers in all sizes, so was definitely able to make that purchase.  The owners were there, a husband and wife team, Andrea & Andrew.  They are fun and positive natured people, just good folks.  They know their town and definitely are a part of it.SONY DSC

One of the interesting things of the store was the step-up learning center, surrounded by the good light of glass and natural daylight.  There was a huge table, lots of chairs, great light and the Try It tree with cubbies of yarn and needles.  You could work with yarn and test drive if you will….you know, just to make sure you love it before buying a sweater quantities worth.SONY DSC

SONY DSCI thought they had lots of superwash options, which is awesome for children knitting or gifting in general for that matter.  Sometimes non-knitters don’t know how to handle wool.

Here are some of the things that caught my eye….Manos del Uruguay, Debbie Bliss, Berroco Ultra Alpaca, CoBaSi Multi Yarn by Hikoo, Dyed In The Wool, Noro Kureyon, Pepperberry Knits & Sweet Georgia!  See you at Stitch N Pitch Andrew & Andrea~