We decided to clean out some old pattern books and magazines last week.
A few of the old pattern books had “The Colonial Knit Shop” stamped on them. Birchwood Drive North is just up the hill from our shop so we were obviously intrigued about the history.
We sent out a request for info and what do you know? Ruth knew all about it.
This is her message…
What memories your news letter brought back. The yarn shop at 318 Birchwood Dr N is across the street from me and indeed it was in a home. Nancy Rolloff was the owner. Her husband Doug remodeled their lower level into the shop. It was on ground level and you entered through a door in the garage. Nancy was a tireless business woman who had a way with yarn. She gave lessons and still had time to raise a family. She sold knitting machines also, and you couldn’t tell the piece was not hand knitted. I still have the afgan she gave me. The shop was in existence in the early 70’s and closed when her girls graduated high school.
Thanks for the memory, Ruth
Thank you Ruth, for supporting small businesses for so long! We appreciate you and I’m sure Nancy did too:)