"My name is Anna, and I'm Addicted to Yarn"
I love yarn. I can't visit a store that carries yarn without stopping in that department to pet the yarn. Yes, I pet the yarn. I'm drawn to yarn by the colors but then I've got to to touch every skein, cake or hank that I see. I then have to purchase at least some of it, usually way more then I need for my next project. This probably makes me a bit of a yarn hoarder. But my yarn is not hid away in a pile somewhere, I have each one bagged in clear poly bags and stacked neatly on an endless number of shelves taking up every inch of wall space in my craft room, displayed so that I can see them and be inspired.
I don't really just hoard the yarn, I use it too. I have at least 5 WIP's (works in progress) going at any given moment. I make lots of personal items for myself and gifts for my grandchildren and friends, and in between every personal item I make, I also make one child's blanket that I donate to a local organization that works with abused & neglected children in trauma. For this reason, when I see pretty yarn that would make a nice child's blanket I tend to buy a ton of it. I can't possibly use all of the yarn I buy because I don't have that much lifetime left, ha ha, but I can't seem to stop myself.
So.....I opened this Etsy shop to help me move some of the excess yarn that I can't seem to stop myself from buying when I fall in love with it. So please shop around and know that 90% of the yarn that I have available for sale was once a yarn that inspired me to make a blanket for a child in need of a little kindness from a stranger.
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Owner, Yarn Hoarder
I've been crocheting for almost 50 years. I crochet as a form of relaxation, and even learned to do what I call 'Crochet Meditation'. Some might say its impossible to crochet and meditate, but I have managed to do it. I'm also addicted to yarn. ;-)
I'm a huge Furls Crochet fan, because they practically changed my life with their crochet hooks that allowed my arthritic hands to crochet again. For this reason I felt compelled to become a Furls retailer so I could share my love of their products with crocheters who suffer from arthritis like me.
Returns & exchanges
- Custom or personalized orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
- Items on sale
Frequently asked questions
Do you combine shipping?
YES! I have our shipping settings set in such a way that system will use the actual weight of the item(s) as packaged to figure the actual shipping cost to your zip for every item in my shop. So as you add things to your cart the estimated shipping will update to show you the best rate possible...in part thanks to Etsy's wonderful commercial discounts through their shipping software. So load up knowing you will get the best rates available!
How long after I pay for my order before you ship it?
I usually ship within 24 hours, but I guarantee within 1-2 business days.
Are your yarn colorways discontinued by the manufacture?
Often they are, simply because I tend to buy way too much when I find a new color I want to make something with and also because manufactures change colorways by the season. So if you fell in love with a particular colorway that is no longer available, or you ran short on your project...I am your perfect source to get enough to finish your next project.
If I buy a yarn then it turns out I don't like the color once its delivered, can I return it?
I understand that this will happen once in a while. I try to get pictures in the appropriate light so you can see the true colors, and some self-striping yarns look a little different from skein/cake to skein/cake, or your monitor shows a color different then it really is. So, if that happens, you can contact me within 3 days of delivery to request to return it. I will provide you with return instructions. Once it is received in its original condition (within 7 days) I will refund your purchase price, (not including shipping fee's). Please be sure to keep the yarn bagged so it does not pick up any strong scents from your home that might make it un-sellable when returned.
I am sensitive to smells, and pets, how are your yarns stored?
Every single skein, cake or hank of yarn is stored in a clear bag so it will not pick up any dust, dirt, or scents from my home. All of my yarn lives in a smoke-free home, in a pet-free environment.
Do you ship outside of the US?
I do ship internationally to certain countries. If your location is not showing up as an approved shipping location then please contact me about possibly including it.