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Gosh Yarn It! opened its doors in Kingston, PA, in September, 2010. For owner Jill Schwartz, walking through the door of her own yarn shop is a dream come true. She grew up in the fabric business and, with her father, runs her family’s weaving manufacturing mill in Swoyersville, PA. Manager Ann Ross, who has been holding knitting, sewing, and embroidery needles in her hands since she was 6 years-old says, “For someone who enjoys working with fiber and yarn as much as we do, it just doesn’t get better than this.” They’re thrilled to be able to share their lifelong love of fiber arts and bring years of experience knitting and crafting to their work with their customers.

The shop is a collection of carefully selected yarns from around the world, luxurious natural fibers as well as easy-care blends. Fun gift ideas, books, and kits also fill the shelves. It’s also a comfortable, relaxing working space for crafters. There are weekly open stitching sessions, skill-building classes, and inspiration-filled design workshops.

Jill and Ann are happy to answer questions and take orders over the phone or via e-mail. “We started with a collection that would have something for everyone,” says Ann. “Now that our customers are telling us what’s on their own wish lists, we’re having so much fun finding more and more things that are unique and irresistible to knitters, crocheters, and spinners.”f