Nine years ago today, Simply Socks Yarn Company opened its virtual doors, selling sock yarn online. Since then, my shop has grown while staying true to the mission of offering a vast, high quality selection of sock yarn, with fast service and the best prices I can offer. My family has expanded from two to four, my shop has expanded from a 10x12 bedroom to a 3500 square foot storefront, and my team has expanded from just myself to a small, yet dedicated crew. Simply Socks Yarn Company owns two of its own yarn lines, Simply Sock Yarn Solids and Poste Yarn- and that one is dyed in our own restored-post-office studio.
I am so proud of this little shop we've built. I'm so honored that each one of you has been part of this journey. That you not only trust me and my staff to guide you in your craft, but that you also lead me to what you want Simply Socks Yarn Company to be. Each step I've taken in growth of this shop is because of what you have indicated that you want. You are my advisors, my investors, and my inspiration.
Thank you for allowing me to do what I love everyday. Thank you for supporting my staff, dozens of dyers and staff of yarn companies, delivery people, and artisans. There are dozens of people behind every parcel that reaches your doorstep, and I'm confident in expressing that we are all so grateful.
I look forward to celebrating with you throughout the next couple weeks. I'll share contests with you, our 9th Anniversary party Saturday, June 7 (10-4 at our shop in Fort Wayne, Indiana), and the 9th Anniversary kit early next week.
But for now, let me leave you with this first contest. Tell me in the comments below what was your favorite purchase you've made from Simply Socks Yarn Company. Was it one of the special edition kits? A club skein? Multiple colors of Cascade Heritage used for some colorwork or a gorgeous skein of Socks that Rock? Please share in the comments and I'll give one lucky winner her/his choise of three skeins of our Poste Yarn, Striping yarn. Have you just found us or haven't had a chance to shop with us yet? Take a look through the website and tell me what you like the most. You have until noon on June 10th to leave your comment.