Between 2 Lakes Yarn & Crafts

Water Street shoppers will see a familiar face in a new store – Sandi Stewart is about to re-open Fenelon’s local yarn store as Between 2 Lakes Yarn and Crafts. The Town Crier caught up with Sandi earlier this week, ahead of her soft opening day this Saturday, April 7th.

IMG-6574Town Crier: How long have you been a knitter/crocheter? what types of things do you like to make?


Sandi Stewart: I knit a little bit as a child but it was not until about 5 years ago that it became a big part of my life. I have always loved to make sweaters, but I am really loving all the new beautiful hand-dyed yarns, and knitting scarves and shawls.


TC: Do you have a current work-in-progress?


SS: Right now I am knitting a store sample from a absolutely beautiful cotton yarn I carry at the store called Katia Top Rainbow. It has 874 yards on it so I am knitting the big long shawl that the pattern comes free with purchase. I can hardly wait for it to be done!


TC: That sounds awesome! Can you tell us a little bit about the products you have in stock?


SS: In the store I carry yarns for all budgets, from Bernat Super Value to the new Urth yarns hand-dyed with fruits and roots. We have also hand picked some lovely beads that you can knit into your projects to make them really pop. We have a “fun” corner where you can buy all knitting gifts, from mugs to sheep umbrellas, aprons, spoon rests, and tote bags for knitting and crochet projects.


IMG-6577TC: Will you be hosting group knitting nights or classes for those who would like to learn?


SS: I am planning to run a lot of classes in the store. Right now, for May I have a very in depth course on crocheted rag rugs with Linda Jeffries. Phone or stop in for details, or follow us on Facebook. Shortly Christi will be teaching us to crochet, but I think we have to wait until her holiday to Italy is over. Katie is planning a class so all our sweaters we knit will fit perfectly.


TC: Tell me about your inspiration for the store name and your cute store sign?


SS: The idea for the store name came easily to me, and I wanted to either made it picturesque or fun so I chose to have sheep knitting in a boat! I have never done that, but I’m sure it’s doable.


TC: And living here, Between 2 Lakes, you just may get a chance to try! Sandi is opening this Saturday, April 7th, and will be closed Sundays and Mondays until July. Stop in soon and see all the beautiful new yarns.



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