The Wooly West retail store opened for business in 1980.
I had recently returned from time abroad in weaving school
in Sweden and working as a nanny in France and knew it
was time to settle down and do something serious. I never
realized how serious it would get or how long it would
last! I chose knitting as a primary focus, because I loved
the portability of it (as opposed to weaving) and realized
that knitting was accessible to everyone, the tools are,
actually, few and the basic skills are easy to teach and
to learn. Over the years, The Wooly West has encouraged
more folks to knit than I ever thought possible.
My goal for the Wooly West has always been to offer fine natural fiber yarns, classic and traditional patterns, useful knitting tools and expert instruction to my customers. The retail store was sold in June of 2000 and I now focus on mail order. The Wooly West specializes in small projects, especially socks, handcoverings and lace shawls and scarves and the patterns, yarn, and tools to achieve them with pleasure.
The Wooly West has always offered unique patterns and yarns. From one of the first shops in the USA to carry true Shetland yarn to sock yarn imported from Wales, I've tried to offer 'real' wool and great colors for projects to make any knitter proud. Now I have a collection of yarns I am devoted. I also am offering patterns created by me, and also patterns from local designers as well as others throughout the country. You'll also find books, accessories and other goodies for the beginning to avid knitter.
Thanks for visiting me via this wonderful web and happy knitting.