LYS Makes a Difference

Last week I taught a class on fixing mistakes at Longmont Yarn Shoppe, a cute, funky little shop in the “historic” (read that, “old”) part of Longmont, Colorado.

Longmont Yarn Shoppe

The entrance faces the alley behind Main Street (a shop on Egyptian art faces the street), so it’s a little tricky to find at first. But it’s a treat you won’t forget–beautiful yarn, caring staff, and a welcoming plate of cookies.

This week the classroom area was a little tight. In response to the historic flooding a few weeks ago, owner Gail Sundberg-Douse decided to organize the collection and distribution of knitting supplies to those who had lost their projects, equipment, and yarn stashes. She posted the idea on Facebook and in no time, donations “flooded” in from individuals, yarn companies (Bryson, Crystal Palace, Plymouth, Della Q, Lantern Moon, Cascade), and the Wool Aide group on Ravelry.

Longmont Yarn Shoppe donations

The idea is that anyone with flood damage can simply come in and take what they need–yarn, needles, project bags, books, patterns, and, of course, yarn! How cool is that?

If you would like to donate, contact Gail (gail@longmontyarn.com) or call the shop at 303-678-8242. They seem to have an abundance of some things that they don’t necessarily need more of.