Many years ago I used to work at my local yarn shop, Knit and Pearl. I loved working there 2-3 days a week while my daughter was at school. One year before Valentine’s day we were trying to figure out the displays for the window and store. We came up with the idea of a box of yarn chocolates. Each little ball of yarn looked like a chocolate and could be “tasted” to see how it knit up. We thought about selling the little boxes of samples but we never got there as time was against us. It really just became a really nice display for the holiday. Over the years I often think back to that fun box of “chocolates” and remember all the comments the display received.
Last week I spoke with my friend Julie, the owner of Knit Pearl, and asked her if she still had the boxes. She said she did and that it was her favorite display that she had done for the store. She brought me the boxes so I could take some pictures. I told her I wanted to share the idea on my blog to inspire other store owners and knitters. Maybe you could make a box of “yarn chocolates” for your knitter friends for Valentine’s day or create a fun display for your shop.