A marker for sure! We were reflecting the other day about how each year of our shop's life has been different . . .

Year One (2017-18) was getting ourselves established while figuring out a lot of business-related things! (remember, neither one of us has a "business" background!)

Year Two (2018-19) was hiring helpers and the start of the 'Sue's in the UK chapter'.

Year Three (2019-20) was "everything's humming along nicely until March". And then is was crazy (for everyone) AND we expanded the business with physical Mini-Bar classroom/storage space - plus online shopping.

Year Four (2020-21) was planning for downtown move, actually moving, and discovering our new neighborhood.

Year Five (2021-22) getting comfortable in our beautiful space and still figuring out business-related things while embracing our little spot in the "Shop Small" Making Community.

We'd like to thank each and every one of you for being a part of this journey! We know it's cliché, but we would absolutely not be here without you.

Please keep spreading the word about us!

We are 'slow and steady'; no alignment of the virtual stars in terms of explosive super-popular handdyed yarns or inexpensive warehouse-only web sales.

We're here because we love to share the joy of making something with beautiful yarn in Billings, Montana. It is a privilege to be a part of what you make!


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  • Look forward to my visits on the way to and from my sister’s. I have enjoyed the On The Rocks Boxes very much even if I have gotten a little behind in the making… My friends all want to know the latest news from the Yarn Bar whenever I have something new to share. Thanks for these 5 years and hope to enjoy many more!

    Ann Shamley on
  • Absolutely love how welcoming your shop and you both are! And the yarn selection, oh my! Happy to be a maker in a town with you guys! Happy birthday!

    Rose Cook on
  • You two are the best! You are inspiring, creatuve, dedicated, and fun loving!!
    Happy 5th Anniversary!

    Lorene Hintz on
  • Love your store! You two are inspirational.❤

    Ann on
  • You both are such an inspiration to many knitters who have come to seek out your beautiful Yarn Bar in Billings, MT. It’s my pleasure to spread the word about the knitting opportunities and assistance that you and your staff offer- it’s the best!!

    Norma Scheidecker on

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