6.17.2015

Never Not Knitting... The Yarn Shop!


I have a little confession. I've been keeping a secret from you.

Kind of a big one.



I am opening up a yarn shop! 

I know!

As many of you already know, a few years back I started a small publishing and wholesale distribution company called NNK Press. Recently we decided to move our offices downtown and use the front of our office for an adorably tiny, but quaint storefront.

As you can see we don't have a lot of room to work with, so we are not able to function as a full-service knit shop. Instead our selection will be limited to a curated collection of specialty yarns and notions. My goal is really to support and showcase the work of independent artists. You will find some gems here you may never see anywhere else!


We are starting with a selection of yarn from three of my favorite yarn companies.
All are beautiful and a bit uncommon. All bring something special to our small space.










To get away from shelves of patterns stored in binders, I organized all of our single patterns in these cute file boxes alphabetically and by type. I love the way these turned out.


One of my favorite decorative parts of the shop are these fun yarn balls that I have hanging in all of the front windows! 

Thank you Pinterest. Thank you.




I am hoping that the Never Not Knitting retail store will be a fun stop for our local knitters as well as for all of you traveling the California coastline. If you are in our area, please stop by and say hello!

We are opening up this Friday the 19th from 10am-6pm!
Everyone who comes and visits us on our opening day will receive a free pattern!

Never Not Knitting
5990 Entrada Ave.
Atascadero, CA 93422

We accept orders by phone: 805. 703. 4010 

Business Hours: Mon, Wed, and Fri 10am-5pm

Hope to see you there!



34 comments:

Renee Anne said...

Love it! Too bad Atascadero is 200 miles away :( Perhaps if I ever get down that way...

Iza Belka said...

OMG! that is so great! I wish I could vist your shop but i live in UK. I love the idea of the shop. Congratulations :-D

Karen said...

Looks so relaxing and beautiful. Just love how you designed this shop. Congratulations.

Annette said...

Congratulations Alana! It looks so beautiful - and what a great, fun, new project!

Brenda said...

Best wishes for your continued success!

MommaGott said...

Good Luck - your store looks really charming! I love the the way you have the patterns stored, and the yarn balls hanging in the window!

Krista said...

Adorable! Could be worth a trip to my college home just for this.

AudKnits said...

You continue to amaze me. What a lovely shop! I can't wait to get back to Atascadero to visit. The yarn lines you carry are wonderful. Congratulations on your new and exciting enterprise!

Shiozaki Beach girls said...

was just up in SLO for my daughter's graduation..not sure if I can make it for your opening weekend, but....I will definitely be up there again...hope to see your shop soon!!!

Gracieanne said...

I see a detour coming on my next visit to NorCal! :)

knittingthestash said...

well done . . . actually just checking maps for our CA trip! Your shop looks amazing and I hope everything works out wonderfully! Way to go :)

Suzanne said...

All the best! It looks as if your store already boasts all the details we have come to love about your patterns and style.

kimberlybuggie said...

This looks so lovely! Congrats to you! Beautiful! I hope I can visit one day! So pretty makes me want to knit right now!

Lorraine Jackson said...

Your shop looks lovely. We just got back from Atascadero for my grand daughters graduation. I'll have to drop in the next time I visit.

StarSpry said...

Congratulations! This looks like such a lovely shop :)

Susanne N said...

Congratulations, this looks wonderful. I drive up the coast from San Diego to Monterey every now and then and will pass your town on the way. Next time I will try to stop there for a wonderful yarn break.
Susanne

Kaarina said...

Wow!! Congratulations!!! That is so neat! Too bad I don't live close by..I would definitely shop there! All the best to you!!

Julie Major said...

Wow! Looks amazing. Wish I could visit but the UK is a little far for a day trip....
Good luck.

Keira Kiyoko said...

What a lovely shop: wishing you every success! Your podcast is my favorite. I look forward to it every month!

Iris said...

Oh how fabulous! Wish you were closer so I could become a regular customer (as I surely would, with such a lovely yarn shop!!), but sadly the UK is a bit far to stop by. :(

Wish you luck and all the best with the new venture!

Julie Crawford said...

Hooray!! It looks so wonderful, I love all the thoughtful details like the open/closed sign and the balls of yarn in the window. I'm sure it's going to be a hit!

knittybarb said...

I can't wait to see your shop Alana! I definitely will stop by on my next trip down the coast. Congratulations!

Lurdes Vieira said...

Olá, parabéns, a loja está fantástica, quem me dera estar mais próxima de mim, ia fazer as minhas delícias 😉 beijos doces

Andrea Slonecker said...

Congratulations, the shop is beautiful! If I ever take a costal California trip (which I am longing for) this will be at the top of my list!

Carla said...

Oh my heart! I so wished I lived there. What a darling shop! You have it set up so cute!! Congratulations

Jodi said...

This looks terrific! What a charming shop. Wishing you all the best.

Wish I lived closer and could come visit.

The little "open" sign is adorable, too.

Woola Oops said...

Congrats ! This Very prettttyyyyy !

Litterairy said...

Oh! I will be out to visit next month. I really, really want some Quince & Co. My guild is talking about making a day trip to visit, too.

Lap Dog Knits said...

well, well, well....I do live in California...and I do love to knit...and i DO want to come shop!!!!
Looking forward to coming for a visit soon!!!

lilysgrannie said...

Well, this is totally amazing. I recently started following your blog and live in Los Osos so I'll try to stop by next time I'm in Atascadero. Good luck on you new store.

avantaknits said...

Congratulations! Next time I come home, you're on my list of stops to make.

Sally HP said...

Congratulations! Three of my favorite yarn companies!

Ophelie said...

Congratulations! How exciting. I love the concept — it's great to have full service yarn stores, but if selling yarn isn't the main revenue-driver, how lovely to be able to showcase your favourite yarns in limited quantities.

Lorri Ferguson said...

Lovely looking shop! Hopefully, my travels will take me your direction