A Google Story about Knitting

yarn mountainI don’t know how long this video has been out there, but I just saw it so I wanted to share it with you.

Google has a series of videos showing how different people use Google+, and one of them features yarn store owner Christina Blount Presnell, who hosts knit night via Google Hangouts. She’s used the Internet and Google+ to help build her yarn business, Yarn Mountain in Harrisonburg, Va., as well as building a community of knitters far beyond those who are close enough to visit her shop.

Go check out the video and add her or the shop to your circles, if you want. (You can find me over there, too, but I’ll admit I update rarely. Maybe when the book is done!)


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    Sarah, Thank you for posting this mini-documentary. It was a very fun project to make and an exciting opportunity to work with the Google Creative Lab. This film was shot in May 2012 in Harrisonburg, Virginia, in and around the Yarn Mountain shop. The opening shot of yarn being spun was filmed at the Claudia Hand Painted Yarns studio, also located in Harrisonburg. The folks in the film are our actual customers, and they had a lot of fun being involved, too! Imagine my surprise when that phone call came, and the caller ID said “Google”. We were humbled that they asked us to be a part of this project and help bring the message of the capabilities of Google+ to other small business owners. We are very thrilled with the number of friends we’ve made around the world, yourself included. :-)

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