Month: June 2011

Employee Spotlight….Meet Betty!

Plymouth Yarn Company has been in business for just over 47 years and we’d like to introduce you to Betty, a fixture here since 1966. We thought it was time to honor our awesome octogenarian! Betty just celebrated her 87th birthday in May and we couldn’t be happier that she spent her day with us. Betty is one of three sisters and moved to Pennsylvania from Buffalo, NY when she was 15. Betty was employed at The Hunter Arms Company during World War II, assembling parts for machine guns.  She was married to her late husband Francis for 30...

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The Royal Wedding Shrug

It has been just a couple of months since The Royal Wedding and still all eyes are on Kate Middleton (her official last name is Mountbatten-Windsor; I’ll stick with Middleton for now!). She has such a wonderful sense of style and grace.  The future queen has become a fashion icon, as well as her sister, Pippa.  I always peek in the fashion magazines to see what they are wearing. A few days ago, designer Angela Juergens posted a picture of her Royal Wedding Shrug/Bolero finished project on Plymouth Yarn’s facebook page. I absolutely fell in love with it and...

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Stitch N Pitch 2011

Stitch N’ Pitch brings together two traditions — Baseball and needle arts. Whether you knit, crochet, embroider, or cross-stitch, everyone is welcome from the beginners to the experts.  On Wednesday, June 15th, the Plymouth Yarn family attended the major league event at Citizen’s Bank Park in Philadelphia to cheer on our Phightin’ Phils! The weather was ideal and the moon was full.  It was perfect knitting weather for me.  With 16 Major League and 19 Minor League Stitch N Pitch events this baseball season, I hope you get the chance to attend a game.  It’s sew much fun! If...

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Summer yarn bug

I am always looking for little projects to do with my three year old son.  He enjoys helping me clean, bake and cook.  So I have tried to get him into the arts and crafts a little more.   So as usual I go on the internet and try to find some quick projects for us to work on. As it turns out tonight is going to be a sleepover at my house and I wanted to have something for my son and his friend to do.  I always have a lot of left over pieces of yarn laying around...

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