Welcome Simply Socks Yarn Company! We are delighted to be working with you and are honored that you are carrying our yarn in your store.
As I said in my blog post we are absolutely thrilled to add Simply Socks Yarn Company to our LYS family. Allison and her team are fun, knowledgable and creative.
In 2005, Allison Van Zandt opened Simply Socks Yarn Company in a tiny bedroom of her home, because as an obsessed sock knitter she couldn’t find a huge selection in any one store. Thinking “I can do this better,” soon got her into heaps of exciting trouble when the shop took off, forcing her to quit her day job and eventually open a 3500 square foot sock yarn store in her restored post office in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She has since started two yarn lines of her own, Simply Sock Yarn and Poste Yarn, had two babies, knitted more socks than she can wear, and generally felt like the most fortunate person on the planet. Who couldn’t feel lucky being surrounded by 5 tons of sock yarn every day?
Allison has a devoted staff of three, all equally obsessed with fiber, and all completely awesome. Heather, Rachael and Angela help run the shop, ship out orders, dye yarn, inspire customers, coordinate knitalongs, and motivate thousands of avid sock knitters with their passion and kindness.
Allison says, “Blue Moon Fiber Arts is a perfect fit for my unique shop. Not only do Tina and I have similar ethics in business and passion for yarn and people, but Simply Socks Yarn Company is a destination shop for fiber enthusiasts. It makes sense that we can support our crafters by offering them the best of the best, whether they drive 6 minutes or 6 hours to come visit us.”
Tina says, “yay”!!