1.17.2011

giveaway #51

The lucky winner of the Dipped Infinity Cowl from Sunshine Yarns is:

Nadine

Congratulations! Please contact me at yarnonthehouse@gmail.com to collect your prize.


This past Saturday I got the chance to take a short trip out of town to Portland, Oregon. I love visiting Portland and this time around I got the chance to visit a really unique yarn store called Yarnia. The reason Yarnia is different than other LYS's that you or I might be used to is because at this yarn store you get to pick and custom blend your own yarn. Yes, you heard me correctly! I think it's easier for you to just watch this neat demo video that Yarnia has put together than have me try to explain how it works:





Honestly, how cool is that?! Lindsey, the owner and lady behind Yarnia, was kind enough to let me visit her store, do a picture tour, and she's also our lovely sponsor this week (we'll get to that shortly). Take a look at all the fun pics of my visit first!

Welcome to Yarnia!



The first thing that strikes you when you walk in is all the beautiful array of colors on cones that speckle the room.



Each section is separated by fiber.



You can't help but make a beeline to the cashmere!



In the center of the room, Lindsey has all the wonderful house blends.



These blends are some the most popular "colorways" and yarn combos.



I just love all the little teeny-tiny swatches that show you what the blends look like knitted up.



They look like itty-bitty blankets for li'l dollies or something.



So cute! Not to mention the blends are all really beautiful.



You can check out the house pre-blended colorways here online in the Yarnia web store and you have to check out the brand new Custom Yarn Creator.



A few of the bestsellers:



After you pick out the different yarns that you would like to blend, Lindsey puts the cones on this shelf.



Then all the yarns are strung towards the unique Yarnia machine (that's Lindsey!)...



...and wound up onto one cone. That's a solid lace weight yarn that's being wound up for me!



Hope you enjoyed the picture tour! If you're ever in the Portland area, you have to go visit...



Check out the beautiful yarn I picked up while I was at Yarnia.



I can't wait to cast on with these beauties!



From left to right: custom semi solid fingering weight blend of 2 strands wool and 1 strand alpaca in gray tones, custom solid lace weight blend of 2 strands of wool in olive green, and a fingering weight house blend of bamboo, cotton, and wool named Bandon.




Thank you so much, Lindsey, for being our guest and sponsor! Yarnia has donated a cone of a house blend fingering weight yarn in a color called Gaspe.

Isn't it gorgeous?! It's a blend of 69% bamboo, 29% wool, and 2% nylon.



The winner will also receive a darling little pin that says, "make cones not war," and two 10% off coupons.




I would like you to do the following if you would like to be entered into this week's giveaway:


1. Read over the rules if you have not done so already.

2. Leave a comment on this blog post by the end of Sunday, 1/23/11. Have you heard about Yarnia or ever visited the shop before? Or, is this your first time hearing about this unique DIY yarn heaven?


I'll randomly pick the winners on Sunday and post the results on Monday along with the new giveaway, so be sure to check back. Good luck everyone.

Sincerely,

Ve

229 comments:

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Desiree said...

I haven't heard of Yarnia before, but I live in Portland, so I should go whether or not I win, although winning would be fantastic!

Charlotte said...

I've never heard of Yarnia before either .... but my excuse is that I live in New Zealand. It looks faboulous though. What a great idea and thanks for your generosity Lindsey.

Sarah said...

I have heard of Yarnia but did not realize you could create your own yarn! I knew they sold yarn in cones, that was it! But wow, that would be so cool to create your own!

ugne said...

Thirst time, but I loving it :)

Martianit said...

What a lovely concept! No, I haven't heard of Yarnia before, but I think we need a franchise in London, UK.

skaro964 said...

I have never heard of Yarnia before, but if I am in portland it would be worrrrrth a visit.

Dorothy said...

Yarnia might be worth taking a special trip for!

knitwork said...

I hadn't heard of Yarnia before and thanks to YOTH, now I have. I love the idea of concocting your own yarn. That is totally cool.

Amanda said...

This is so cool! Yet another reason that I belong in the Pacific Northwest...

Stephanie RJ said...

House blends! I love it. It's like my favorite things - yarn and coffee - together. Those tiny squares are wondrous.

Phyllis said...

Fascinating! Not only had I never heard of this store, I'd never even imagined such a thing. The video was great. :-)

Sarah said...

I'm totally intrigued! This is the first I've heard of Yarnia, even though I was in Portland for a visit not too long ago. Thanks for all the incredible photos in this post! I would love to win.

donna said...

Yes, news of Yarnia has even reached me here in Australia (although it is possible that I spend a little too much time on the internet!). Ever since I read about it I have had the distinct green glow of jealousy about me. It sounds like a place I dream of.

MichaelaKnits said...

I've never heard of this place before - what I fantastic idea! I'd love to win to check out this amazing stuff!

Keya said...

I've actually read about Yarnia before, and was very intrigued. A blog I follow visited the store last summer, I think, and the writer took pictures of Yarnia's gorgeous cones. Too bad that I live on the exact opposite side of the country!

Robin said...

What an awesome idea for a yarn store. I would love to visit it.
Thanks for the chance to win

Julie said...

I've never heard of Yarnia before but I think I'm going to book a flight to Portland RIGHT NOW! It looks simply amazing.

jensknits said...

I hadn't heard about Yarnia. Such a neat concept. That Gaspe colorway is gorgeous. I'll bet its lovely knitted up!

Suzanne said...

Those pictures are serious eye candy. I don't live anywhere near Portland but if I ever get near there it will be first on my list. Imagine the possibilities. Wow!

Julie said...

That is so cool! I had not heard of Yarnia before.

stringsofpurls said...

I have never heard of this before. What a great idea and how fun for you!

pam1228 said...

Well I've been to Portland, but have never heard of Yarnia. I only wished I lived closer; the yarns are beautiful. And to be able to customize your own yarn PRICELESS!

Knititall said...

I haven't heard of this before but it truly sounds like yarn heaven! It's also very aptly named - as is the pretty yarn you're giving away - le Gaspe ;)

Barb T. said...

I have never heard of Yarnia; sounds really cool!

Jen said...

Lovely color! I've never heard of Yarnia before.

Spring said...

This is the first time I've heard of Yarnia...what a great concept!

Vio at www.vislosingit.blogspot.com said...

I have never heard of Yarnia either, but it something I will want to check out for next years Xmas gifts.

Rasa said...

I've never heard of Yarnia...could be 'cause I live in Ohio. I would love to pay it a visit (could be an expensive trip). What a unique concept for buying yarn!!

jessecreations said...

I think I've heard of it somewhere, but I never realized just exactly what they did there. That is so cool!

Jess

Angela said...

I've never heard about Yarnia before and I am in awe! I live in Virginia, so a visit is unlikely, but it looks amazing. Thanks for sharing your trip.

Anett Kiefer said...

I've never heard of Yarnia before, but I think it's a fantastic idea that you can create your own yarn. Should be offered in Germany, too.

Ginger said...

Never heard of it, but it's a really cool idea.

E. Ryan said...

I've never heard of Yarnia before, but I know exactly what I'm doing if/when I visit Portland next!

Anonymous said...

That is the most amazing store ever! Wish I lived closer to Portland, then I'd would definitely go there.

-Ravnejenta on rav.

Anonymous said...

This is my first time hearing of Yarnia, but I think the store deserves a visit now! What is more perfect to add to a stash than a custom cone? Awesome giveaway.
Rav id: ceweller
email: dramachic0425@yahoo.com

Ann said...

I'd heard their name before, but didn't know about their custom blending of yarn! What a neat idea. The possibilities are boggling. I'd love to have that cone of Gaspe; I've been combining two fingering weight yarns to make stoles that are warm & pretty, and that color would go so well with 3 other colorways I already have.

Reikjavyk said...

First time I ever heard of Yarnia but I have a good excuse: I live across the world! There are no yarns like these where I'm from... :(

Judi A. said...

I've heard about Yarnia via the internet,but I never realized their unique creativity with yarn. What an idea! Wondering if other weights besides lace and fingering are made? Would love to win and try some of their yarn!

judi7597(at)bellsouth(dot)net

Krystal said...

this is the first time I have heard of Yarnia, but what a cool idea. It seems like Oregon has a lot of cool yarn shops.

Denise Cole said...

I have never heard of Yarnia before... what a neat place!

Denise said...

This is the first time I've head of Yarnia DIY, it is pretty cool. Love the pics.

StaceyKnitsIt said...

Never heard of Yarnia before. Great photos! Love your Olive Green yarn color! Love the giveaway color too! Wish I could visit there; I'm so far away.

CrookedKnitter said...

I haven't heard of or been to Yarnia before, but it sounds so fun! I kinda want to take a trip to the west coast just for that! It reminds me of Habu Textiles in NYC- they do something similiar.

Avonberg said...

I've had Pacamara fingering weight on my want list for some time now but I wasn't quite sure about ordering it....now that I've read you entry I'm going to give it a try and the CUSTOM yarn...which I didn't realize they even had!

Erin said...

Wow! I've never heard of anything like that. It's a really unique idea.

Kassia said...

I have heard of Yarnia but never been there before. I will be in Portland for Sock Summit next summer and the shop is on my list of places to go!! :)

Kel said...

I've never heard of Yarnia, however in the fall we are heading out to Portland, and boy oh boy are we going there!!

Jodi said...

Really cool! I wish I had heard of Yarnia when I was on vacation in Portland.

becca said...

What an incredible way to offer yarns and what a lovely colorway! I'd love to visit Portland and check this out.

Rae Lynne said...

I've not heard of Yarnia but what an awesome, unique shop! A knitter's heaven it seems - to be able to create your own custom yarn? Very neat!

Karla said...

First time hearing about it, but it sounds like fun and I wish I didn't live on the other side of the country! Would love to win the prize!

mountainweaver said...

I had never heard of Yarnia before but now have even another reason to want to visit Portland. That is such an interesting idea and machine. Thanks for the giveaway!

Gracey is not my name.... said...

That is so awesome...no I've never heard of Yarnia before. I'd love to visit a place like that...too cool!

Meghan said...

I've never heard of Yarnia before- such a clever nam! It looks really fun- and also a little intimidating. I guess I would need plenty of practice!!! ;)

Lizbert said...

What a brilliant idea for a yarn shop!

Erin said...

I have heard of Yarnia, but have never had the privilege of visiting. I haven't spent much time out on the West Coast. Someday.

Chrissy said...

Oh wow!!! That store is like heaven for my knitter's heart!!! I would so love to go there!!! Although I would probably be broke after!! hahaha
Thank you for this fabulous giveaway!!!
Can't wait to see what you will be making with that wonderful yarn!

Cindy said...

I hadn't heard of Yarnia, but what a great idea! Thanks for the giveaway.

Susan said...

Oh my gosh, this is totally amazing. Nothing like that exists out here in Mass!

Lydia said...

have heard of it thanks to podcasters, but your pictures make me want to go. what a cool concept.

Erin said...

I went to school in Portland and heard about Yarnia right before I left after graduation. I took a bus with a friend out to find the shop. We trekked up and down the street trying to find it (we missed it, but eventually found the store.) Unfortunately, we went the only day it was closed. I never got to go. I was so sad. The idea is awesome.

Megan said...

I haven't heard of Yarnia before, but I love the concept!! Do they do any Internet sales? Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

Taloferia said...

I have heard of it through Ravelry, and noticed it because of the darling name! It's a very intriguing idea, to be able to blend your own yarns...if I lived nearby I would definitely be a regular.

Erin said...
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Julia said...

Never heard of yarnia before, but I think it's brilliant!

TopHat said...

That is such a great idea! Wow! If I make up up to Oregon, I'll definitely stop by!

Becci said...

Oh my goodness, that looks like HEAVEN!!!! Living in the UK we don't have anything like that that I know of - most places do well to have a LYS!

marlono said...

Thanks for introducing me to YET ANOTHER fabulous yarn shop!

Heather said...

I've never heard of Yarnia before (I live in Maine)but MAN OH MAN does it look awesome! What a neat concept. I'm such a sucker for custom yarns. Great contest (and I hope I win!)

sensistar said...

I was just looking at their website last week! What a great idea! And a great giveaway!

Kathy said...

Holy smokes! Yarnia sounds like an awesome, unique shop. Would love a chance to create my own yarn!

aanderson said...

I had not heard of Yarnia before. Very interesting concept.

Natalie Servant said...

I've seen the ads on Ravelry but didn't realize exactly what Yarnia did. That's so ingenious!

meppybn said...

Never heard of Yarnia or even the concept before so what a super idea - customising my projects :)

Pam R. said...

This is the first time I've heard of Yania. What a wonderful way to create unique yarn.

Rachel D. said...

I have never heard of a yarn shop quite like this one. It looks beautiful and unique.

Prlgrl said...

I've heard of this store, but have never seen it. I'd love to try the yarn. Must plan a trip to Portland.

Julie said...

I've never heard of this store but it looks awesome.

Angela said...

Yes, I have heard of Yarnia but haven't made it down to Portland to visit yet. Someday though...

Heather said...

I haven't heard of Yarnia before (well, not this one, I call the wardrobe where I store MY yarn "Yarnia" too). What an awesome concept! I'm headed off right now to check out the website...

Laura said...

I have NEVER heard of Yarnia before but you can bet I am checking out her store. I have a sister in the Navy that is out in Washington. I might see if I can send her down. Beautiful work.

josiekitten said...

My word! Talk about being spoilt for choice. I think I'd have to take a sleeping bag in with me! What a fabulous idea!

Anonymous said...

I have not heard of Yarnia but the yarn looks "yummy"!

Andy said...

Wow! That is So Cool! I've never heard of Yarnia before.

Kayla said...

I fall in love with this fantastic blend!

Clicky Needles said...

I've not heard of Yarnia before, living in the UK, but it looks just fabby ~ imagine being able to blend your very own yarn without the hassle of spinning. WOW.

sacha said...

I have never heard of L's shop, but it looks fantastic!

mel said...

Never heard of it before but it sounds so cool! IF I ever take a trip to Portland I'll have to insist on making a stop there!

Sabrina said...

I heard about Yarnia once before, on the Knit Cents podcast. Rachael was raving about how cool it is! If only I had been a knitter back when I lived on the West Coast.

Kate said...

I had never heard of it before, but now I'm considering a trip to Portland just for it. How neat!

Jan said...

I've never heard of Yarnia before, but it looks really intriguing. And Aunt Betty lives just over the border in Ridgefield WA ... hmmm.

I'm not sure if I'd be able to put something together ... so many choices! Thank heavens the prize is already combined!

Thanks for this beautiful contest, and the entertaining video!

vtcjan at yahoo dot com

Vanessa said...

I have never heard of Yarnia, but it's just one more reason for a Portland trip!

LaVelle said...

I have been hearing about Yarnia for a couple of years now, but I don't go to Portland very often. Picking the strands that go into your yarn sounds wonderful, but I understand they are not actually plyed together? So if I took a cone home would it work to ply it on my wheel? Would I lose yardage if I did?
LaVelle

Rachael said...

What an awesome idea! I live on the East Coast, so I've never heard of it, but man, what a clever business. And a great name!

John said...

This is the first time I've heard of Yarnia. What a great concept!

LaVelle said...

I have been hearing about Yarnia for a couple of years now but I don't get to Portland often. It would be fun to see all the yarns and colors. So when you pick different strands they just wind them onto a cone together but don't ply them together? Would it work to ply them on a wheel when you get home and would you lose yardage if you did that?

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

This was the first time I heard about Yarnia. The video was very interesting to watch.

patsy said...

This is the first time I've ever heard of this shop but think its a good concept.

Cary said...

I have never heard of anything like this and am intrigued. I am seeing a trip to Portland in my future.

Sandi Postle said...

I have read about Yarnia, and would love to visit someday. Great name, great concept and a great giveaway! Thank you!

Sara said...

This is the first I've heard of it... but I'd love to win because it looks amazing.

JanetK said...

I've never heard of Yarnia, but I go to Portland often (home town) and will definitely plan a visit!

Anna said...

I've never heard of Yarnia before. I live in WA so Portland isn't too much of a drive. I might just need to plan a trip!

InJuneau said...

I have heard about Yarnia but have not been to PDX to visit family since I did. I hope to stop in the next time I'm down there.

Sara said...

Oh, just think it would be so cool to create my own yarn...Maybe some day I'll get out to Portland...

Jessica Powers said...

That is SOOOO awesome! I wonder if my friend who just did the Yarn Train from Seattle to Portland got to go check it out? I certainly will the next time I'm in the area! Thanks for telling us all about Yarnia!

Frankly Beka said...

My husband and I have plans to visit Portland this week. I'll have to see if I can't convince him to take me to Yarnia. I still have some Christmas cash left.

Nicole Parker said...

This is my first time hearing about it, but it looks delicious! I also think the tiny swatches are just precious!

Heidi said...

I've never been to Portland, and never heard of Yarnia. The video was very fun. It reminded me of Charlie Chaplin's movie Modern Times (with better results).

Kristina said...

This is the first time I've heard of Yarnia. If I make it out to Portland, I definitely want to visit it. How fun!

flossie said...

wow, what a fantastic idea for a store! I've never been to or heard of a place that does that, but now I can't wait to go to Portland.

evan said...

i have heard of yarnia but have never been there.

Lara said...

Holy moley, those yarns are gorgeous. Now who do I know there so I can go visit?

billicummings said...

Never heard about it before. It really sounds like a great shop! A really wonderful idea. Living in Michigan, just south of Detroit, doesn't present too many opportunities for experimenting with local LYS's. I would love to win! Thanks for the chance to win.

Shenoka said...

Wow. I have never heard of Yarnia or any other DIY yarn store. It is almost like you get the joy of spinning without having to know how to spin. Those colors are so amazing. I wonder what that is like to have so many choices and colors and materials to choose from.

Jen said...

Holy crap - I've never heard of this, and it sounds amazing!!!!

cindymen said...

This is the first I've heard of Yarnia but it looks like so much fun, and great yarn. I would love to try it. cindymen on ravelry

The RedHeaded Minion said...

Yarnia is new to me.. I'm headed over to their website right now to check it out...

Amazing that you can blend/create your own!

Susan said...

I found Yarnia by accident a few years ago but have never ordered from them. It seems too hard to figure out one's own blend without seeing it for oneself. I wish I lived on the West Coast.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Emily said...

Amazing stuff! Thanks for sharing!

Darleen G said...

I haven't heard of Yarnia before but I only live 2 hours away so on my next trip to Portland I plan on stopping by.

Trevor Walker said...

I think I am in love with Yarnia. This custom yarn idea is fantastic! And the prices are quite reasonable (and even more so with a 10% coupon or two ;D )

craftink said...

Never heard before. I love the owl sweater on the wall. I m thinking to make one as well.

craftink

Turtle said...

hubby and i did visit yarnia two years back, was very interesting. I did not get anything though as they were quite busy that day and i didn't have a project in mind.. would love to revisit again!

Jen said...

That is way cool! Have not seen or heard of it before.

jendada on Ravelry

Kathy said...

No, I haven't heard of them before. Love the name, and your profile of them.

Katrina said...

Never heard of Yarnia. But my brother just moved to Portland, so excited to visit all the LYSs there with my sis-in-law when I visit them soon!

Amber said...

What a great place! No, I haven't heard of Yarnia before, but I don't live in the States so have a good excuse!

Kristen said...

I've never heard of Yarnia but if I ever make it to Portland I'll definitely check it out!

Avila said...

This is so cool! It's the first time I've heard of Yarnia and I'm not sure if I'll be able to visit since I live on the other coast :(

Faith (the Vampire Slayer) said...

That is stunning. I had never heard of Yarnia specifically before but I had heard rumblings of DIY yarn shops.

Michelle said...

I think I had heard about it on a podcast and meant to visit her website but forgot! So glad to see this, and the video! Very cool!

alcatmom said...

This is the first I have heard of Yarnia and it looks like an awesome place! I love their demo vidoe!!!!

Rachel R. said...

Like many, this is the first I've heard of Yarnia, but what a great concept!

Shannon O. said...

That's so cool. I definitely need to visit.

singprays said...

Thanks so much for your blog. I would have never heard of Yarnia! My best friend lives in Portland. Can't wait for my next visit in a couple months, I'll be spending some time at Yarnia!

Lael said...

This is a new one to me, too.

Alice said...

I have not heard of Yarnia but I will definitely make a stop there the next time I am in Portland. What a fabulous store!

Rosie said...

Yeah! I've heard of Yarnia. Pretty cool idea!

Kimberly B. said...

I had never heard of Yarnia before, but that video was so cute! I think designing your own yarn sounds like a lot of fun! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Zilliah said...

I haven't heard of Yarnia, but what a great idea! I love it!

dclulu on ravelry said...

Wow, very cool. Never heard of Yarnia before but the results are, indeed, beautiful.

Debbie said...

Never been there, but it sure looks like a fun place! Debbie in Alaska

Wooly Knits n Bits said...

This is the first time I hear about Yarnia. I didn't even know such a service existed either. Thanks for the tout.
Woolyknitsnbits(at)live(dot)ca

JodyH said...

I've never heard of it, but it sounds like a great place! Thanks for sharing it with us!

Lisaknits said...

I have heard of Yarnia before on a couple of podcasts I listen to. I wish I could visit the store. I would love to win!

Sangeetha said...

I have not heard of the store, but the yarns are sumptous - jealous of the Portlanders :)

kristyh1981 said...

Wow! I have never heard of Yarnia before and am not desperately wishing I didn't live on the opposite side of the country!

Rav ID: kristyh1981

Teri said...

Never heard of Yarnia before, probably because I'm on the East Coast. I do have a friend who travels the country in an RV--I can't wait to tell her about Yarnia so she can visit there in her travels!

eylchak said...

I've never heared of Yarnia until now. It's a great concept for a store. I'm looking forward to browsing through their website!

Laurie said...

Very Cool, wish I was closer to Portland! If I ever get there, you can bet I will visit!
Laurie

Rachel said...

First time I heard about this lovely concept, just another reason added to the long list of why I should visit Portland one of these days,,, Thank you!

pencraftco said...

never heard of them, now I can't get the idea out of my mind! Awesome.

Debbie said...

I have never even heard of the concept of custom yarns! If I'm ever in the Portland area I will go for sure!

CrocheterFrmCA said...

Amazing fibers! This is the first time i heard of Yarnia.
All the gorgeous colors makes me want to plan a trip to Oregon real soon. Thanks for sharing!!

Karey said...

This is hte first time I have heard about Yarnia. What a great idea. Thanks for the giveaway.

Emily said...

Wow, what a neat idea! Haven't heard of Yarnia before but love the name, and the custom blends are really pretty.

Amanda said...

I live out East and have never been to Oregon, so I haven't had the pleasure of going to Yarnia before. I hadn't heard of it or similar stores. I'll have to visit if I'm ever in Portland.

Anonymous said...

I've never heard of it, but I wish that I lived close enough to visit! It sounds like such a fantastic store!!

mparke41@students.kennesaw.edu
Ravelry ID: AllStrungOut89

Laura said...

I have heard of Yarnia on several podcasts but never seen photos of the yarn. It is gorgeous!

Pamela said...

I had never heard of Yarnia before - what a neat idea!

penelope10 said...

Simply gorgeous looking yarn!

Marilyn said...

Have never heard of Yarnia and have never knitted from a cone. Hope I win.

sherry said...

This is the first time I have heard of Yarnia. I have to go look around some more.

Mindy said...

Haven't heard of this shop or concept before but it is very cool!

Erica said...

I have heard of Yarnia but haven't tried their yarn. Mmm custom blends!!

melosa said...

I've never heard of them before, but what a neat idea. I'll have to order something from them soon either way. Thanks for sharing.

Norma C. said...

Never heard of Yarnia before. But I think this is called "love at first sight"!!

Marlitharn said...

I hadn't heard of them, but I'm loving the concept.

knitterlydesigns said...

I haven't heard of the store or concept but I just looked at their website, and must go to their store when I am in Portland later this year!

Heidi said...

so neat! never heard of it before, but makes me want to take a trip south!

Rachelle said...

Never heard of it before, but that could be something to do with me living in New Zealand, looks like a really cool concept though

Kristin said...

I wish I lived near Portland!! it such a great idea!!


kristinfitzgerald on ravelry

Kim said...

I've seen their ads on Ravelry. A DIY yarn store, EEK! It's a good think I don't live nearby, or I'd be broke.

Marni said...

Hi, first time to your blog, LOVE IT! Followed the link via never not knitting then knitterella. I had never heard of Yarnia either (love that name, too!).

love to talk to you about your blogging/advertising concept sometime.

Rachael said...

WOW? I haven't heard of this before, I will certainly be checking their site out!
What an amazing experience to make your own yarn!

Anna B said...

I love the Amazon superwash! Pretty!

Kristin said...

Wow. I've never heard of anything like this before. Sounds like so much fun!

Elly said...

Wow! This is the greatest idea yet!! Wow! I wish I lived in Portland, I'd be their daily shopper!! Thanks for the giveaway Lindsey C:

EB

Catalina said...

This is my first time hearing about Yarnia and let me tell you I'm headed straight to their web site!

Julie said...

I've seen the ads but never gone to the website. Cool idea!

Jez said...

I've never heard of Yarnia before! I wish there was one near here. That's such an amazing idea.

Catherine said...

Yarnia is new to me. Yes I would check it out if in Portland. BTY, kudos to the boyfriend for going along to a yarn store.

Beverly said...

Wow, I have never heard of Yarnia before but it is in my Favorites now. Custom yarns must be amazing Thank you for the picture tour it was wonderful!

Nancy said...

I've never heard of it until now, but I'm definitely planning to check it out on my next trip to Portland.

Rani said...

We visited Yarnia a few weeks ago. What a wonderful delight for the senses--and they're kid-friendly, to boot! We'll be going back! :)

Kathy Tan said...

I know about Yarnia and been wanting to go visit them.... if I had a chance to go to Portland.

Anonymous said...

Yarnia is an interesting place! I wish somewhere near me I could blend my own yarns. Samm

Tas said...

I've heard of Yarnia but never had the chance to visit as I live way across the country. Still, their selection looks absolutely stunning

Aleta said...

OH WOW!! Think my hubby will let me buy a plane ticket to portland for yarn!!! LOVE IT!

Jax said...

Yarnia is an original! Being able to create your own yarn is an artistic dream. Thanks Lindsey!!

ikkinlala said...

I've never heard of Yarnia before, but now I'd love to go there!

Mercy said...

Yarnia sounds familiar. I have probably heard about it somewhere on Ravelry.


midwifemom on Ravelry

Sirahal said...

I hadn't heard of Yarnia, or anything like it, until I read this, though promptly after doing so I went over to the website and placed an order :D I can't wait to receive it!

Roxanne! said...

Heard of it, been there. Epically awesome!

KnittySue said...

What a cool concept having it wound onto a cone..the process is cool. That yarn will make one awesome pair of socks.
Thanks for sharing.

Rebekah Pope said...

I haven't heard of Yarnia before. What a cool concept! If I am ever in Portland, I will to check itout.

Joanne Snyder said...

What an interesting store I'm not familiar with Yarnia. I would love to win this giveaway.

AmandaR said...

Love this idea!! I had read about Yarnia at one time, wish I lived close enough to visit!

Susan G said...

WOW - that about some it up. I;ve never seen or heard of anything like this. Cuddos to the Pacific NW again for coming up with some of the most fantastic fiber artists, events and shops! Miss it out there!

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