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Monday, December 27, 2021

Endings and Beginnings

 Today is the 27th of December, 2021 and in just a few more days this year goes away. Bye bye. I am choosing to look forward with optimism and hope for 2022. Hope that the pandemic is ending, hope that I can eat out on a restaurant and not fear getting sick, hope that I can hug people again, hope that we can gather to celebrate, rejoice in each other and in a few cases, mourn. 

I am writing this even as I try to figure out the brand new laptop my family gave me last Christmas. I keep it charged but this is only the third time I have had it opened and on. Hallelujah!

This extremely, unusually frozen, snow covered day has me stuck in the house. I am also stuck in the driveway. Don't get me wrong, I love snow but in the rush to wrap up Christmas business in my shop, we neglected to get out the snow shovel from the far back garden shed or purchase deicer. Oh, well. Sometimes nature says, take a break and I am responding whole heartedly to that nudge. 

I will get the bead shop open as soon as I can move about. Right now it is too icy with
snow covered ice at that, to even walk out to the studio. Hence, I was bored and decided to actually use this lap top. 

 Wishing you all a very happy, healthy, loving, joyful 2022. See you all soon whether it is in the shop or on line. Much love and gratitude to all of you for making my life exactly what I wanted it to be these last 30 years. Making things, selling things, spreading beauty and craftiness, encouragement and love to all of you while basking in the world of all things bead and yarn and fabric and... 

Chakra bells for harmony and peace. 

Sunday, November 14, 2021

HAPPY to be HeRe!!

 Happy to be here! Truly! We are open, the shelves are full of new merchandise ( alpaca anyone? ) and ready to move onto new knitting and crochet projects! I will be writing more often on the shiny, nearly year old laptop I just took out of the box and I particularly want to introduce you to the Divas at the shop. 

Please watch the site as I fumble my way around this new fangled device and I will be posting more often. 

Be warm. Be safe and play fiber all the way! xo

Sunday, August 22, 2021


• HiKoo® • 50% Baby Alpaca, 25% Mulberry Silk, 25% Linen • 274 yards per 100 gram hank • US 3-4 needles • $28.40


THE NEWEST EDITIION to our FALL line up at Diva is RYLIE Yarn by HiKoo. We have the full color palette in stock and my hands are just itching to get started on a project. This yarn has all the soft, cuddliness of baby alpaca and the light structure of linen and mulberry. The best of all three fibers!

We remain open Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Monday, 11-5. SUNDAY 12 -4.

Masks are Required. 
Shop with us in person, by phone, via FACEBOOK or Instagram 
Curbside pick up too.  


Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Very Exciting!

 Hey there! It truly is summer and July's full moon has passed us by and we are settling into the hot days of August. Here in Port Townsend, We are longing for more sunny days while at the same time desperately wishing for rain. We are so dry. Must be why all I want to knit with right now is green! Definitely indulging my green fever and purchased new yarn for both the shop and me.

Here is the latest yarn I took home which is currently adorning my living room knitting basket.

It is Lana Grossa's SILKHAIR, an extremely color saturated mohair silk blend that is positively dreamy. Soft, rich, great texture and the colors? Stunning. It is 70% super kid mohair, 30% silk at 230 yards for $ 14.25.

I am happy to take pictures for you and even mail you this soft textural dream yarn! 

We are open Thursdays through Mondays from 11 - 5 but keep shorter hours on Sundays, 12 - 4ish.

Come see us and if you mention you read the blog... 20% off your silk hair order! Stop on in! 

Wednesday, July 7, 2021


 Just a quick little note that ADDI LACE Circular needles have been discontinued by the manufacturer. We have them marked down 40% off the retail price. These are great needles and currently we have almost all sizes and lengths in stock. Get them while supplies last. You can order by email at lois@wynwoods.com or better yet, call the shop at 360-385-4844 or 360-385-6131 ( my bead shop ) and we will take an order over the phone. If we are closed when you call, leave your name and phone and I will return your call pronto. Happy Knitting! 

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

June! Gloriously Pretty June!

 We are here and open limited hours for now. I am looking for sales help and hoping that everything is resolved in the near future. Moving along and grateful to be open in any capacity as the pandemic seems to be winding down with the availability of vaccines and the warmer weather. Soon, my knitting will be able to be out of doors on the porch, the beach or the plaza across the street from my shop. 

Yarns continue to arrive and needles are fully stocked as of last week. ADDI LACE needles have been discontinued by the manufacturer so please stop in and get your selection before they are gone. 

This month has treated us to some amazing weather and beautiful sky-scapes. The clouds have been impressive, the skies blu and even an early spent watching a rainbow through the sun and rain, made the month feel magical! 

Give us a call if we can help with your projects or if you need some me viewing time in the shop. XO, Lois

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Figuring Out Being Open Again

We are working hard to keep Diva open as many hours and days as possible while keeping ourselves safe and respecting our very minimal staffing at this time. It is our hope to remain open on Thursdays, Fridays and Mondays, 11-5:30. As the pandemic stays in our area, even with the arrival of visitors and remains low in incidences, we will be taking appointments for browsing, one on one and opening more hours. Everyone, there is a lot of yarn and buttons and notions and supplies in the shop now!

One thing I did over my stay home time was crochet and knit. Actually, I even needlepointed too and I have not done that since BP, before Phil! I knitted and crocheted with cotton yarn having never really been a fan before and I have to say, my eyes are opened! The quality of cottons we have in the shop is extraordinary! I am so excited about them, that I may work with them the rest of what will eventually be a warm summer. If you have not tried cottons, the new cottons, I urge you to check them out. Pretty wonderful stuff.

If you have been knitting, like I have and watching this week's news, I just want to say that the love of craft can unite us, the work of handcraft can center and calm us and we can be the best people we can be. I don't want to sound all mushy and sappy but I love craft. It unites me with people who may not believe or think the way I do. It makes me see another person as a person with kinder, loving eyes and more than anything, taught me compassion while bringing me peace. I wish the same for you.

Watch our FB page for shop updates and as the weather warms and clears, watch for our sale library cart outside. Did I mention we did a lot of cleaning, organizing and purging while we were closed? Well, those items have to be sold at a deep discount. So sad! HAHA! Not! You will love my cart items!

Just a note: Masks are required as is the liberal use of hand sanitizer and only one person at a time in the shop.