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This is Fred Ball for Zions Bank, speaking on business.

Renee Groves learned to knit at a young age and loved teaching the craft to other people, including her two daughters, Alison Barlow and Suzette Cannon. It was her dream to open a yarn store. In 1997, she found a store for sale. With the help of her daughter, Renee purchased the shop and fulfilled her dream by quitting her job to run her yarn shop, The Wool Cabin, full time.

Both Alison and Suzette helped their mother run the shop for six years until Renee died in 2003. Following her death, the sisters took over the shop and have continued to run it in much the same way ever since.

The Wool Cabin stocks knitting and crochet supplies, yarn, books, needles and hooks. Knitting classes, from beginning knitting to project classes such as how to make a sweater or socks, are also offered regularly. As avid knitters themselves, Suzette and Alison can answer almost any question someone might ask. Even if someone is not an acquaintance when they walk in, they are a friend by the time they leave.

Some of the most popular knitting projects currently are socks, shawls, scarves and sweaters. The Wool Cabin specializes in baby items, such as hats and blankets, and caters to everyone from moms to grandmothers. Suzette tells me that part of the Salt Lake store's success has come as result of Renee's reputation because she was friendly and accommodating to all the knitters who frequented her shop.

Knitting has experienced a resurgence of interest in the last few years, and Suzette and Alison do their best to offer as much assistance as they can to beginning knitters. Beginning knitting classes are held every Saturday and project classes on Fridays. Both sisters believe that anybody can knit, and The Wool Cabin is ready to assist knitters in any way possible.

For Zions Bank, I'm Fred Ball. I'm speaking on business.

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