November 25, 2005



Two Swans Yarns opened its doors the day after Thanksgiving in 2003. "Opened its doors"? That's a euphemistic way of saying that the original website went live that day. Then, as now, Two Swans Yarns can be found only online.

Since that time, Two Swans has grown slowly and steadily. Thanks, everyone, I very much appreciate your support! Changes this year: The new, bigger and more powerful website went live. This site is both easier to use and has some cool features (such as rewards points you can accumulate, then cash in toward your order). (Since I'm not a techy person, redesigning the site has been a major learning curve for me, and of course, I had much help.) In addition to the new-and-improved site, Two Swans added new products this year: patterns from Fiber Trends, magazines from Rowan and Interweave, RYC yarns, British Breeds Guernsey yarns, to name just a few. As always, I retain the commitment to carrying traditional yarns, especially the yarns for Fair Isle knitting.

For me, personally, the best part has been getting to know my customers, and particularly the friendships I've developed with many of you. I'm really having fun with Two Swans now; some days I feel just like a kid playing store.

Goals for the coming year? Publishing an e-newsletter. Expanding the inventory of high-quality knitting needles and accessories. And -- what else? -- more yarn!

Posted by Karen at November 25, 2005 12:11 PM

YAY for Two Swans! Thanks for having such great yarn available!

Posted by: Jewel at November 25, 2005 01:43 PM

Happy Birthday , Two Swans!

Posted by: Aarlene at November 25, 2005 09:15 PM

Congratulations Karen! Jeff Renner, the weatherman on King 5, was wearing the most beautiful sweater last night, and I thought of you.

Posted by: Patti at November 26, 2005 12:38 PM


Posted by: Janine at November 26, 2005 04:05 PM

Happy Birthday, Two Swans! Yippee!

Posted by: Anne at November 28, 2005 01:16 PM

Congrats on your two-year anniv.!

Posted by: Barb at December 2, 2005 01:11 PM