About us

Grumpy Goat interior with table and yarn shelving

 

A Tale to Weave

Grumpy Goat Fine Yarn is on a mission to bring the benefits of knitting to the Port Jervis area, one purl at a time. It’s the brainchild of local sister act Lisa and Susan Weber, with Lisa bringing her wealth of businesses experience, and Susan bringing her knowledge and passion for knitting and yarn. The idea was born after Susan suffered a health set-back, which put her busy life on hold for months. A friend, Laura suggested she take up knitting to pass the time, and soon she was making blankets, baby clothes, sweaters, scarves and more. It has been her therapy ever since. When Lisa noticed there was no yarn shop in Port Jervis, she asked Susan to help set one up. They came up with the name Grumpy Goat after reading the strange-but-true story of William Windsor – a royal cashmere goat serving in the Welsh military, who was briefly demoted after headbutting a drummer during celebrations for Queen Elizabeth II’s 80th birthday in 2006.

 

Our Mission

Grumpy Goat Fine Yarn is an inclusive space for all ages and abilities, with a commitment to using fine and ethically sourced yarn, and a belief in the health benefits of knitting and crochet. Numerous studies have shown that this meditative and rhythmic activities can alleviate stress, improve mood, relieve pain, lower blood pressure, and even boost memory. Just as focusing on the moment can help you get through a tough day, we believe that focusing on a stitch can help you get through a trying time – with the added benefit that you are making something useful and beautiful in the process. In addition to selling top-quality yarn from around the world, Grumpy Goat will also be hosting classes, talks, appreciation nights, and more. Stay tuned for our program. We can’t wait to meet you.