Grand Opening


Passion and Purpose Come Together in Walnut Creek for Lovers of Knitting and Crochet

Local Yarn Store fashionknit is celebrating 12 years serving the community in Walnut Creek with a Grand Opening at their new location in Ygnacio Plaza opposite Heather Farm Park 

Walnut Creek, California – October 8, 2015

fashionknit store owner and founder Jeanine Bould is well known for her love of all things yarn. “Knitting represents all life, its creative, its easy - the hardest part is getting over that its not difficult - all it takes is some practice - like riding a bike - once you get it it stays with you forever - like a best friend. Knitting is community. Knitting is active meditation - its peaceful, its comforting"

Sales associate Gail Agedbite agrees “When I came home each day from my job as medical director in Nigeria’s oldest and largest hospital it was my crocheting that would get me to a place of peace and tranquility”

The new store has a great nostalgic feel. Experienced knitters and those new to knitting and crocheting come together in classes and around the many tables. There is an aliveness and vibrancy in the air. Eye catching colorful yarns of all gauges and fibers “pop” from the shelves. Garments, needles, books and accessories adorn the displays.

Says Jeanine “Opening our new store was a chance to rethink everything - we strived to create a environment that is welcoming and nurturing to all - where people experience the joy of making something spectacularly beautiful from nothing but an idea and a well chosen piece of string”

The Grand Opening is on Thursday October 8 and starts at 3:30pm with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 5:30pm. “We invite everyone in our community to come celebrate the joy of knitting and crocheting with us. There are raffle draws, refreshments and a Grand Opening Prize"

To learn more about our classes and events visit our website at

About fashionknit

fashionknit is your one-stop knitting boutique offering an up-to-date selection of today’s most exciting yarns, a wide selection of stylish patterns, and instructive classes – all housed in a friendly, spacious, and creative atmosphere. Stop by, browse the shelves and meet the friendly staff!

fashionknit is located at 1867 Ygnacio Valley Road in the north east corner of Ygnacio Plaza - directly across the road from Heather Farm Park and just a short walk away from John Muir Hospital.

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