On June 21, 2011 we opened for business.
Yarnies has developed out of a passion for high quality fine yarns. After traveling for hundreds of miles to buy good fiber we started thinking of opening our own store. The closest shop was 90 miles away and the selection was small. We started our 3 year journey in preparations for Yarnies.
We wanted Yarnies to be a shop that is a warm and comfortable place, like walking into our livingroom. A shop where you can sit and work on your projects and get assistance or even make new friends and experience new yarns.
We've lived in Abilene, TX since 1993, brought here by the Air Force. Rick retired in 2001 and we decided to stay because we have developed a lot of great relationships and were established in church. We fostered children from 1995 to 2013. We discovered that when our foster children handled yarn it would sooth them. All of the children that have lived in our home have learned to knit, crochet, or at least fingerweave.