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Congratulations to Jane!

Debbie Macomber is a name you may know if you’re a fan of the Blossom Street series of novels, or of her other series of romance novels. This prolific writer and longtime knitter is also living the dream of owning a yarn shop and has developed a yarn line that bears her name with Universal Yarn.

Leisure Arts, which has long published pattern books inspired by the Blossom Street series, has released three pattern collections using the Debbie Macomber yarns (you can see details for all three on this page, or check out some of the patterns for booklets one, two and three on Ravelry).

In all there are 31 patterns — some are knit, some crochet — in the three booklets. They include patterns for men, women and babies and include sweaters, vests, hats, shawls, baby blankets, cowls and more.

This week I’m giving away one set of all three booklets to one winner. For your chance to win, leave a comment on this post before the end of the day Sunday, May 25.

Sample question: would you ever want to run a yarn store? It sounds nice in theory but I’m pretty sure I’d end up knitting all the profits.

Thanks for visiting, commenting and sharing. Good luck!

By Sarah White

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56 Comments so far

  1. Gina McCafferty on May 19, 2014 3:58 pm

    Debbie Macomber not only writes the best books but has the very best crochet and knit patterns!

  2. Cynthia St. Germain on May 19, 2014 4:05 pm

    This is a wonderful giveaway. Thank you.

  3. Judith Ball on May 19, 2014 4:10 pm

    I love to knit and crochet and I am always looking for new patterns but not always easy to find , so I would appreciate these patterns.

  4. Carmen on May 19, 2014 4:21 pm

    I’m now on a first-name basis with the people at my local yarn shop :). What I see is that it is a lot of hard work – keeping inventory up-to-date, scheduling classes, etc. But it’s also very evident that the owners still love what they do and enjoy interacting with their customers. So, yes, I would love to own a yarn store someday, but right now I’m satisfied being a patron to a great local place.

  5. TN on May 19, 2014 4:53 pm

    I don’t know about owning a yarn store – seems pretty intense. Perhaps working in one a day or two a week? That sounds pretty good.

  6. Kymberly on May 19, 2014 4:55 pm

    I love the Blossom Street series. I love knitting, but I wouldn’t want to be responsible for keeping books, scheduling employees, and figuring out what would want to be popular. For this reason I’m happy supporting my local yarn shop, but I don’t think I’d ever want to run one.

  7. Ajeng on May 19, 2014 6:06 pm

    I really love knitting, and i actually own a local yarn store. Very small, but really make me happy, because i can work with my hobby (and also being boss for myself). I started this store because i want to spread knitting hobby in my town (this hobby still rare when i started it 4 years ago and i have to buy yarn from other town) and i prefer called it “workshop” because everyone is free if they want to hanging out all day knitting and chatting even without buying in my place.
    I will love if I can add this book to my library. :)

  8. Ellie on May 19, 2014 6:32 pm

    I love my LYS’s and appreciate how knowledgeable they employees and owners are. I once owned and operated based on one of my hobbies – bird watching. It was wonderful interacting with all my customers but one problem. I had no time to engage in bird watching! Missed that so much.

  9. Debra Weller on May 19, 2014 6:51 pm

    Owning a yarn store might not be too bad. I’ve owned a bead store (retired 18 months ago), so I already have the hang of running a retail business.

  10. Vicki K on May 19, 2014 7:23 pm

    Owning a small business of any kind requires hard work, long hours and dedication. I’d rather just live in a yarn shop where the delightful colors of yarn, friendly camaraderie, therapeutic repetition or frustrating challengers are at my disposal day or night!

  11. Maureen on May 19, 2014 8:51 pm

    I love the Blossom Street books. I have enjoyed getting to know the characters in each of the books.
    As for running a store –Not so much. I would not mind working in one but owning one–I think I would rather some one else.

  12. Jody on May 20, 2014 12:46 am

    I just love Debbie Macomber & the Blossom Street Series. I love to knit but running a yarn store would require a lot of time and work. I would also want to keep all of the yarn!

    JKnits51 on Ravelry

  13. danielle on May 20, 2014 2:30 am

    Sadly, I am not experienced enough to run a yarn store…..now a bookstore? that I think I could do….now maybe I could find a partner so we could run a yarn/bookstore!!!

  14. Margaret Doro on May 20, 2014 3:23 am

    I would love to win a set of Blossom Street Books as I love to knit and crochet now that winter is just around the corner here in Australia.

  15. Margaret Doro on May 20, 2014 3:25 am

    No I wouldn’t like to own a yarn store too much time in the store and not enough time to do what I like to do knit and crochet.

  16. MelodyJ on May 20, 2014 4:04 am

    I wouldn’t want to own a yarn shop. most of the ones here have closed. I think you have to have yarns at all prices points for it to really work here. The shops to closed were too expensive.

  17. Judy Aiken on May 20, 2014 5:41 am

    I wouldn’t want to own a yarn shop, running a small business is not my cup of tea. However, I would consider working in one some day.

  18. Linda Rumsey on May 20, 2014 6:45 am

    I don’t think I could ever own a yarn store, as I would find it so hard to part with all the gorgeous yarns!

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  20. Mary Montanez on May 20, 2014 8:54 am

    I dream of owning a yarn shop. I’ve researched the few shops in my area and even went so far as to call a local realtor about an empty spot at a nearby strp mall. I know I’m a long way from it being a reality but I’m going to keep working at it and someday I WILL have a beautiful shop where folks can come to learn and inspire each other and I can feature local and unique yarns… Am I rambling?? You did ask ????

  21. Anne Marie on May 20, 2014 11:38 am

    Ooh. Hard question. Having a small business is A LOT of work. I think the yarn would make it worth the work tho!

  22. Mary Rokisky on May 20, 2014 11:55 am

    If I owned a yarn store my profits would go to making projects for the homeless, our veterans, hospital and nursing homes. I would invite all my friends to come on in knit and the projects with me and of course food would be served.

  23. Andrea B on May 20, 2014 12:03 pm

    Any small business is a ton of work – having your work be yarn would be a perk. How could you not be happy being surrounded by gorgeous color!

  24. Marilyn (Merry) Fenton on May 20, 2014 12:05 pm

    I would love to run a yarn shop and would hope that just seeing all the yarn and being able to touch it anytime I need to would prevent me from buying it all. But if I owned it, I’d get a discount so….. : )
    wahoomerryf on Ravelry

  25. Teresa Knittingdancer on May 20, 2014 12:06 pm

    I wouldn’t mind working part time in a small yarn shop and being paid in yarn. I love to read all of Debbie Macomber’s books.

  26. Catie Kniess on May 20, 2014 12:21 pm

    No thank you on running a yarn store – once you start your hobby as a job it becomes work and most likely you end up not doing it for the joy of it any more. I admire those who can do a craft for a living and keep their enthusiasm for it!

  27. Lorene Frischknecht on May 20, 2014 12:47 pm

    This is just too awesome! Please enter me into the draw! I love her books and also her needlework patterns! Thanks so very much, Lorie

  28. Lorene Frischknecht on May 20, 2014 12:49 pm

    As to running my own shop, I don’t think so. But I do love shopping for and browsing yarns!

  29. joyce on May 20, 2014 12:56 pm

    I think it might be fun to own a yarn shop as long as you have the right help to make it work.

  30. Connie Kline on May 20, 2014 1:21 pm

    I would love to spend lots of time in a yarn store – but not to own one. I think the business side would have to dominate to be successful. I don’t want to make any part of my knitting to be about anything other than fun and relaxing.

  31. Cynthia Wilbanks on May 20, 2014 1:28 pm

    I love Blossom Street! As far as owning a yarn shop – wouldn’t that be wonderful! But not practical where I live – northern Minnesota in the boonies!

  32. Joan Cain on May 20, 2014 1:44 pm

    Love your patterns.

  33. Cindy S on May 20, 2014 3:05 pm

    I would not want to run a yarn store, I couldn’t afford to keep enough inventory to please the customers.

  34. Kathy on May 20, 2014 3:20 pm

    No, I would not want my own yarn shop. I love to knit and wouldn’t want to mix work into my relaxation. It probably wouldn’t be relaxing anymore! I would love to have a local yarn sho close.

  35. Pamela Kifer on May 20, 2014 3:48 pm

    I do not think I would like to own a yarn store
    because I would want to knit & crochet all my
    profits. Also it takes a lot of time & effort to own a shop. I would not have time for my
    passion. Thanks for a chance to enter this giveaway.

  36. Susan Samuel on May 20, 2014 4:17 pm

    I love knitting and am always looking for something a little different. Thanks for the chance to win.

  37. Peggy Harris on May 20, 2014 4:46 pm

    How exciting!!!! Debbie Macomber books are great and her patterns are wonderful as well. Thank you for this great giveaway!

  38. Judy Carroll on May 20, 2014 5:06 pm

    Love her books. Makes you want to live there

  39. Crystal Arcand (3Stairs) on May 20, 2014 5:10 pm

    I would love to shop in a yarn shop, but not to run one!

  40. Nigel on May 20, 2014 5:32 pm

    My favourite book is A Good Yarn, that’s how I got into needlework!!

  41. Gail Klingele on May 20, 2014 6:19 pm

    I owned a craft store once but never had any time to actually do any projects so (right now) I don’t want to own a yarn shop but I do love Debbie Macomber and her Blossom Street series. When I read the books, it’s like getting a letter from home. I hope I win.

  42. Jane S. on May 20, 2014 6:20 pm

    I’d enjoy working in a yarn shop, but owning one would be too stressful for me!

  43. Lorinda on May 20, 2014 6:58 pm

    I would love to own and operate a yarn store! I could only imagine how wonderful it would be to be surrounded each and every day by all of the beautiful, colorful skeins of yarn. And I love the smell of the yarns, some as different as the dyes used to color them. I would have the opportunity to view all of the current patterns as well as those created by customers. Not only that, but I would get to interact with a lot of great, talented individuals and enjoy seeing their beautiful projects too! It would be a huge labor of love for me, that’s for sure!

  44. OHSue on May 20, 2014 8:13 pm

    Oh how I wish Blossom Street was in my neighborhood. I loved reading about the ladies and how women so different from each other found this common bond to hold them together. I wish I could join their knitting group.

  45. Pam Barritt on May 20, 2014 9:32 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous patterns. A wonderfully, generous giveaway!.

  46. Pauline on May 21, 2014 8:14 am

    Owning a yarn store would be a dream job. My husband is great at business so I would hand that side over to him and leave the fun stuff for me- the yarn, teaching, talking etc.

  47. Margay on May 21, 2014 10:23 am

    I think it might be interesting to run a yarn store,but I’m also afraid I’d knit more than I sold.

  48. Karey on May 21, 2014 10:23 pm

    I would totally run a yarn store!

  49. Jeane Howell on May 22, 2014 12:58 am

    I wouldn’t want to run a yarn store. I would find it hard to work with so many lovely yarns and books available.

    Debbie Macomber writes wonder books and I like her patterns too.

    Thank you for having the drawing.

  50. Marie Woodman on May 22, 2014 3:28 pm

    At one time I thought about running a yarn store, but then realized I wouldn’t have the time to knit and crochet like I do now. I love to visit yarn shops. I have read all of Debbie Macomber’s Blossom Street books and love them!

  51. Marilyn on May 22, 2014 7:37 pm

    I knit at the end of the day to de-stress from work. Owning any small business would require a lot more knitting!
    I love the patterns in Debbie’s other KAL books. They offer just enough of a challenge for me.

  52. camisgirl4 on May 23, 2014 2:11 am

    I don’t think so as I would spend more time with the yarn than customers!

  53. Julie Cartwright on May 23, 2014 4:30 am

    What a lovely giveaway thank you. As for Debbies books I have many of them but not knitting patterns.
    I would love a yarn shop, I know it’s hard work but if you involve family and friends to help out you would never be on your own and you could teach them to knit or crochet in your workshop.

  54. John Hutchens on May 23, 2014 6:48 am

    a very nice giveaway

  55. Karen in KS on May 23, 2014 9:20 am

    We have a quilt/yarn store so I wouldn’t want to compete with them but I would love to have a yarn/book store…combine 2 of my great loves!

  56. Elizabeth on May 25, 2014 9:24 pm

    I love all of Debbie Macomber’s books.

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