Covid-19 Update – 12/10/20

Dear Friend, We watched our Virginia governor talk about Covid-19 related restrictions today. We wanted to reach out and let you know that we as a shop have never relaxed our own restrictions of 10 people in the shop at a time. We intentionally maintained the 10-person limit to protect you and our employees. We wanted to touch base with …

Nominations being accepted for FREE Robin’s Promise Yarn Advent Calendar

Dear The Flying Needles & Robin’s Promise Yarn Co. Community, 2020… likely a year none of us will soon forget, but there are silver linings everywhere. I’m here to provide a rainbow lining. I have received donations from two patrons to provide two gifts of the Robin’s Promise Inaugural Yarn Advent Calendar. Shipping of these 25 mini-skein collections begins Nov. …

A note of hope to you…

April 7, 2020 – This weekend, I had the auspicious privilege of moving my oldest daughter to her new apartment during this crazy pandemic. As we left for the DC-metro area, I had images of “Outbreak” and “I Am Legend” in my head. I had no idea what we were headed into but my daughter’s lease was up. She had …

We are prepping for our SECOND BIRTHDAY!

Dear Friends of The Flying Needles, At this time when we consider the two years we have been open, all of us at The Flying Needles would like to thank you for your continued support. When you purchase yarn and supplies from The Flying Needles, or any other Local Yarn Shop, you are helping to support the very store where …

Vlog #3: I have GUESTS!!

Vlog #3 was sooooo much fun to record because I had GUESTS! For a small moment, I put my Oprah hat on and talked to the 2018 Inaugural Knitting Retreat Instructors – Three Irish Girls Owners & Yarn Dyers Kelly & Erin, Olive Knits Owner & Knitwear Designer & geoknittrix Owner & Knitwear Designer Josh Ryks-Robinsky! What a BLAST! I …

TO ALL THOSE WHO ATTENDED THE 2018 INAUGURAL RETREAT…

To all those who attended The Flying Needles 2018 Inaugural Retreat, I have a very personal message for you: Thank you for attending, and THANK YOU for believing in me! When anyone takes on an event of this size and scope for the first year, there is always some risk involved. But ALL of you took this event in stride. …

Vlog #2: a little about opening a LYS & Susan’s knitting background

Vlog #2 is uploaded & ready for your viewing pleasure! I talk a little about opening The Flying Needles Yarn Shop, my knitting history, the 2018 Inaugural Retreat, including about Josh Ryks-Robinsky’s Oscillate Shawl and the Knit-A-Long, which will occur post-retreat! Enjoy! CLICK HERE TO VIEW…

The Flying Needles Yarn Shop Vlog #1

Well, sometimes you gotta do what you’ve gotta do. This is one of those times for me. I have been truly compelled since I have opened my shop to do some things. The 2018 Inaugural Retreat was one, and now, I’ve gone and done another… I am officially a PODCASTER! VLOGGER! YOUTUBER! Whatever word you want to use, I’m doing …

YOU’RE INVITED!

We made it through the holidays, some with beautiful memories, some others with very painful ones. For some, it was the first holiday without dear loved ones. For some it was a holiday of new life. As we move into 2018, I think back on customers who crossed the threshold and their stories – the ones who shared their stories …

A Walk Down Memory Lane Part 2

My hubby reminded me two weeks ago… It was this time last year that I began contemplating leaving the safe umbrella of an employer, a regular paycheck, regular hours & trading that in for being my own boss and an owner of a yarn shop. WHAT A JOURNEY IT’S BEEN! I find myself thinking about all the little decisions and choices …