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Monday 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

News from the Shop

With great sadness, we want to let our Knit Friends and Family know of the passing of Diana Laybold. The shop will be working together to plant Memorial Trees as a group. The store will match all donations from our knit community. Anyone wishing to join our donation can drop off or send money to the store. We will make our group donation on August 2nd, 2021 to give everyone who wants to participate time to make your donations. If you have any questions, please call the store.

Here is Diana’s obituary with memorial arrangements:

Diana L. Laybold, 72, of Plainfield, passed away July 15, 2021. She was born May 17, 1949 to the late Russell and Alberta (Bollock) Buis in Greencastle, IN. She received her BA at Indiana State University and her Masters in Education from Butler University. She was a member of St. Susanna Catholic Church, Plainfield, and the PEO. She was an English and Journalism teacher at Decatur Central High School for 36 years retiring as head of the department in 2009. Dianaโ€™s vocation was teaching. But it was much more than that. A reading of her scrapbooks revealed thank you notes that ranged from making her English class enjoyable for a reticent student to being the best teacher ever to providing life lessons that went far beyond the classroom. These notes were more valuable than being chosen Teacher of the Year! Diana also had a majestic zest for life. She loved to travel, was an accomplished knitter, a voracious reader, an amazing cook and held a black belt in shopping. She lived her life to the fullest until her ALS diagnosis in January 2020. Her last trip was a riverboat cruise on the Danube December 2019. I will be forever grateful for the opportunity of caring for my sister this past year. There was a lot of laughter in her home. Diana is survived by her two sisters, Linda S. (David) Laird and Beverly (Floyd) Campbell; and her dear friends, Dennis Craig, Kim Love and John Gilmore. She was preceded in death by her brother, Jack Salts. A Memorial Mass will be held 1:00 pm, Friday, July 23, 2021 at St. Susanna Catholic Church, 1210 E. Main St., Plainfield, where friends may call at the church from 11:00 until service time at 1:00 pm. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery, Greencastle. Arrangements by Hampton-Gentry Funeral Home, Plainfield.

Meet Ash & Bumble…This Weekend At MAKS

As a reminder, this weekend is the Ash & Bumble Trunk Show in-store at MAKS. I asked Ashley to introduce herself and she sent along this note for you. Stop by the shop from 11-4 this Saturday to meet Ash in person and check out her amazing trunk show!!

Hello, my name is Ashley, but my friends & family call me Ash!

I decided to start a small-batch, hand-dyed yarn business in February 2020 and I officially opened Ash & Bumble in April 2020. I definitely had my doubts about starting a business during a pandemic, but I truly believed that I could actually do this and just have fun with it!

I taught myself how to knit in 2016ย  because I desperately needed a hobby. I was hooked and decided to learn how to dye the yarn as a secondary hobby with a good friend in 2019. She has now become my assistant for events so you will see another Ashley alongside me ๐Ÿ™‚

The main inspiration for my colorways and general aesthetic is nature. You will find that I absolutely love flowers, animals, and gemstones/minerals. That is why I decided to name my business Ash & Bumble. I adore bumble bees ๐Ÿ™‚

I currently have two monthly yarn clubs called The Brilliance of Birds and Botanical Garden. I will soon be releasing an Endangered Species Collection on July 21st.

Ash & Bumble currently has 10 yarn bases (from lace weight to worsted weight) and over 30 colorways. ๐Ÿ™‚

I look forward to meeting and chatting with everyone!

Ashley Layne


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In-Store Retreat

What IS the In-Store Retreat?
The In-Store Retreat is a weekend of meeting up with old friends and making new ones while working on your latest yarn project without the distraction of home and work.

For a fee of $25 for the entire weekend, you get a discount on all yarn in the store, as well as 7-10 free patterns, a cool shop bag and a chance to win one of the many door prizes we give away throughout the weekend.

Feel free to join us all weekend or just for an hour or two. We look forward to seeing you over the weekend!

What is an Over-Nighter?

An over-nighter is a night we set aside for our favorite yarn projects. Over-nighters start at 7:30PM and go on through the evening until the last person goes home. For $20 we provide pizza and drinks. You bring a snack and your latest project to work on. Sometimes we work on a service project, so be sure to check the blog before you join us. Can't wait to see you at our next over-nighter!

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